Criterion Reflections – Episode 44 – Kimiyoshi Yasuda’s Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman

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David and guests Dave Eves, Josh Hornbeck and Michael Worth discuss this epic crossover of samurai and wuxia cinematic styles.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 43 – Season 3: 1971 Preview

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David provides a brief look ahead at the films he plans to talk about in the upcoming season of his podcast.

Episode 196 – Wacky 2019!

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Ryan and David chat about the Wacky New Year's Drawing for 2019.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 42 – A Ten-Year Retrospective

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David reminisces about his past 10 years of blogging and podcasting about the Criterion Collection.

Criterion Now – Episode 77 – March 2019 Announcements, StudioCanal to Kino

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Peter Labuza from The Cinephiliacs joins Aaron and Mark to catch up on the latest.

Episode 195 – Criterion Collection Favorites of 2018

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Ryan is joined by David, Arik, and Jordan to discuss their Criterion Collection releases from 2018.

Criterion Now – Episode 76 – FilmStruck, Fandor, and the state of home media

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Fritzi Kramer and Jill Blake join to discuss the big week with the end of FilmStruck, potential end of Fandor, and all of the implications.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 41 – 1970 Short Films/Season Finale

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David and guests wrap up Season 2 of the podcast with conversations about 1970 films from Stan Brakhage, Hollis Frampton, David Lynch, Stuart Cooper and Ingmar Bergman.

Episode 194 — Ingmar Bergman’s Persona

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For this episode of The CriterionCast, Scott, David, and Trevor join to discuss Ingmar Bergman's Persona.

Criterion Now – Episode 75 – Bergman Box Set

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Becky D'Anna and Dave Eves join to unpack and unravel the massive Criterion Ingmar Bergman's Cinema box set.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 40 – Norman Mailer’s Maidstone

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David and William punch their way through Mailer's improvised apocalyptic tour de force.

The Newsstand Episode 67 – The Criterion Channel Lives!

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Ryan is joined by Arik Devens and David Blakeslee to discuss the news that the Criterion Channel will re-launch in the spring of 2019.

Criterion Now – Episode 74 – February 2019 Titles, Criterion Channel, StudioCanal, Andrei Rublev

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Josh and Matt join to go through the February announcements, the Criterion Channel, the Kino Lorber StudioCanal deal, and Andrei Rublev.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 39 – Jacques Demy’s Donkey Skin

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David and guests Robert Taylor, William Remmers and Derek J. Power express their varying degrees of enchantment in response to this whimsical fairy tale.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 38 – Eric Rohmer’s Claire’s Knee

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David, Matthew and Derek are overtaken by a compulsive desire to caress your ears, so please give a listen as they discuss Rohmer's Fifth Moral Tale.

Criterion Now – Episode 73 – A Conversation with Risa Bramon Garcia

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Jordan Essoe joins Aaron as they interview legendary casting director & filmmaker Risa Bramon Garcia

Criterion Reflections – Episode 37 – Karel Kachyňa’s The Ear

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Listen in as we discuss this cinematic eavesdropping on a married couple's dark night of anguish in the grip of the Czechoslovakian surveillance state - with guests Martin Kessler and Jon Laubinger.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 36 – Maysles Brothers & Charlotte Zwerin’s Gimme Shelter

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David is joined by Matt Gasteier and William Remmers to set an example to the rest of America as to how one can behave in nice gatherings.

Criterion Now – Episode 72 – January 2019 Announcements, Bergman Box Preview, Flash Sale

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Mark, Steven and Aaron get into the January 2018 announcements, preview the Bergman Box Set, and much more.

The Newsstand Episode 66 – The End of FilmStruck

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Ryan, Arik, and David chat about the news that FilmStruck is shutting down.

Criterion Now – Episode 71 – RIP FilmStruck

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This is an emergency episode to talk about the unfortunate news that FilmStruck will be shutting down next month.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 35 – James Ivory’s BOMBAY TALKIE

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David is joined by Daisuke Beppu and Josh Hornbeck to discuss this tragic romance set in the context of the late 1960s Bollywood film scene.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 34 – Akira Kurosawa’s Dodes’ka-den

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David, William and Robert take a trolley ride through Mr. Kurosawa's Neighborhood.

Criterion Now – Episode 70 – Night of the Living Dead, Mandy, Greatest Special Features

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Matt Kubinski from CinemaJaw joins Aaron and Mark for a discussion of Criterion horror films, George Romero, Mandy, and many other topics.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 33.1 – Federico Fellini’s Fellini Satyricon

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This episode is a repackaging of David and Jordan's conversation in Season 1, published as a companion piece to Episode 33 on the "making of" documentary Ciao, Federico!

Criterion Reflections – Episode 33 – Gideon Bachmann’s Ciao, Federico!

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David is joined by Jordan Essoe and new guest Meedo Taha to talk about this behind the scenes look at the making of FELLINI SATYRICON.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 32 – Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le cercle rouge

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David, Trevor and William were born innocent, but it didn't last.

Criterion Now – Episode 69 – December 2018 Announcements, Tree of Life, LD Upgrades

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Daisuke Beppu and Keith Enright join to talk some big topics, notably the extended version of Tree of Life.

Criterion Now – Episode 68 – A Conversation with Emma Tillman

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Aaron is joined by Emma Elizabeth Tillman who is a writer, filmmaker, photographer, and has an MFA from UCLA.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 31 – Jaromil Jireš’s Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

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David, Arik, Jordan and Trevor do their best to assimilate into the dreamscape of a 13 year old girl's journey through erotic surrealist realms.

Criterion Now – Episode 67 – Oscilloscope, Kino, Flicker Alley, Arbelos

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David Blakeslee and Grant Bromley join Aaron and touch on some other labels that don't get discussed too often

Criterion Reflections – Episode 30 – Jack Woods’s Equinox

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David's teams up with Martin Kessler and Josh Hornbeck to tackle a horde of demons, ogres, trolls and suburban teens unleashed in this low-budget indie creature feature.

Criterion Now – Episode 66 – Dietrich & Sternberg, Wong Kar Wai, Castle Rock

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Matt and Travis from The Complete Podcast return to the show and talk extensively about Castle Rock, speculate about WKW, and the Dietrich & Sternbox box.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 29 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The American Soldier

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David is joined by Jason Beamish and Robert Taylor to shoot off their opinions about this portrayal of a burned-out hitman.

Criterion Now – Episode 65 – November 2018 Announcements, Teal, John Waters

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Cole and Ericca from the Magic Lantern Podcast join to dish about announcements, teal and John Waters.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 28 – Bob Rafelson’s Five Easy Pieces

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David is joined by Derek J. Power, Josh Hornbeck, Robert Taylor and William Remmers in extended conversations about this prime specimen of New Hollywood cinema. (Hold the chicken.)

Criterion Now – Episode 64 – Mark & Aaron Anniversary Special, Claire Denis, Arrow Academy, Oscar Changes

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Special and maybe a little indulgent anniversary episode of Mark Hurne and Aaron West podcasting together.

Criterion Now – Episode 63 – Live from Toronto, TIFF, Belle je Jour

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Aaron is joined live in Toronto with filmmaker, Brad McDermott, and TIFF Programmer, David Van Poppel.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 27 – François Truffaut’s Bed and Board

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David is joined by William Remmers, Grant Douglas Bromley and Derek J. Power (new guest!) to talk about this fourth installment in the Adventures of Antoine Doinel.

Criterion Now – Episode 62 – Best of mid-2018, Criterion Songs, Steven Soderbergh

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Derek Power and Mark Hurne join to judge a song contest, talk about the best Criterions so far, and get into many other topics.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 26 – Kenji Misumi’s Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival

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Martin Kessler and Robert Taylor team up with David to discuss this outstanding 21st installment of the Zatoichi franchise.

Criterion Now – Episode 61 – Bergman Box, October 2018 Announcements, The Confession

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Doug and Josh join to discuss the big news about the Bergman box set, October 2018 announcements and one of the biggest news weeks in a long time.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 25 – Věra Chytilová’s Fruit of Paradise

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David and Jordan discuss the Czech director's follow-up to Daisies.

Comic Con 2018 Preview Podcast

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Ryan is joined by Matt Patterson to preview the Comic Con 2018 panels and events that they're looking forward to.

Criterion Now – Episode 60 – Underappreciated Criterions, Columbus, John Wayne, UHD

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Jon Laubinger and Trevor Berrett join to talk about recent Criterion news prior to the Bergman announcement.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 24 – David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future

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David is joined by William Remmers (and some weird sound effects) in a discussion of this disturbing, discomfiting dystopian demo reel from early in Cronenberg's career.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 23 – Nagisa Oshima’s The Man Who Left His Will on Film

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David is joined by Josh Hornbeck and new contributor Grant Douglas Bromley.to discuss Oshima's answer to the question, "how are able people to terrorize themselves?"

Criterion Now – Episode 59 – Criterion in Japan, The Virgin Spring, Koko

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Daisuke Beppu joins Aaron and Mark, as they talk Criterion in Japan and the rest of the Criterion news.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 21 – Yoshitaro Nomura’s The Shadow Within

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David and William provide a spoiler-free intro to a great Japanese director before moving into their conversation about this intriguing contemporary Japanese melodrama/thriller/character study.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 22 – Russ Meyer’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

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A sweet talking candy man takes the long run with a moon child and a bitch to see if they can find it by looking on up at the bottom. Let the games begin!