Criterion Reflections – Episode 16 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s GODS OF THE PLAGUE

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David is joined by Jason Beamish and Josh Hornbeck to discuss a mournful crime drama from the Early Fassbinder Eclipse Series set.

Criterion Now – Episode 53 – Fake Covers, Netflix, Milos Forman

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Aaron is joined by Doug McCambridge and Tim Porter to discuss ]the fake Criterion cover phenomenon.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 15 – Luis Buñuel’s TRISTANA

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David is joined by Lauren LoGiudice and William Remmers to discuss Buñuel's adaptation of a Spanish novel, starring Catherine Deneuve and Fernando Rey.

Criterion Now – Episode 52 – Lynne Ramsay, King of Jazz, April Fools’

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Mark Hurne returns and discusses the latest with Aaron, including Lynne Ramsay, Molly Ringwald, King of Jazz, FilmStruck UK, the latest newsletter clue, and more.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 14 – Elio Petri’s INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION

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David Blakeslee and Matt Gasteier sift through the evidence and draw inevitable but awkward conclusions about the persuasive power of authoritarian impulses and our collective willingness to let tyrants find new ways of killing us today.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 13 – Leonard Kastle’s THE HONEYMOON KILLERS

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David is joined by Arik Devens and Josh Hornbeck in this low budget crime shocker based on actual events.

Criterion Now – Episode 51 – YouTube, History of Criterion, Wes Anderson

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Aaron welcomes video essayist Magnus Prophecy, who makes Criterion content on YouTube.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 12 – Kihachi Okamoto’s ZATOICHI MEETS YOJIMBO

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David is joined by Robert Taylor and Jon Laubinger to talk about this epic Shintaro Katsu/Toshiro Mifune collaboration.

Criterion Now – Episode 50 – June 2018 Announcements, Geekfest Part 2

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For the 50th Criterion Now episode, we talk June 2018 announcements, rumored, confirmed Criterion releases, and lots more.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 11 – Volker Schlöndorff’s BAAL

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David and guest William Remmers discuss this adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's first play, starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Criterion Now – Episode 49 – TCM Select, Elevator to the Gallows, Marlene Dietrich

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Aaron is joined by Josh Hornbeck and Robert Taylor, who get into the new FilmStruck changes, the newsletter clue, Louis Malle, and plenty of other topics.

Criterion Reflections – Season 2 Teaser

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As 1970 rolls in sight, David takes a few minutes to talk about the new season of his podcast, set to begin later this month.

The Eclipse Viewer – Episode 61 – Claude Autant-Lara: Four Romantic Escapes From Occupied France

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David and Trevor pick up where they left off last summer as they discuss the most recent entry in the Eclipse Series.

Criterion Now – Episode 48 – Silence of the Lambs, Wim Wenders, NYC

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Aaron is joined by Adam Schartoff from FilmwaxRadio, who discuss Silence of the Lambs, New York City in film, Wim Wenders, and various other topics.

Criterion Now – Episode 47 – May 2018 Announcements, Guillermo del Toro, John Waters

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Aaron is joined by David Blakeslee and Arik Devens to cover just the May 2018 Criterion lineup and the latest film and Criterion news.

Episode 192 – 100 Years of Olympic Films [Winter Games Edition]

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David, Aaron and Arik go for the gold as they slalom and curl their way through Criterion's epic box set.

Episode 191 – John Ford’s Young Mr. Lincoln

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David, Scott and Trevor sift right from wrong, by jing, as they discuss this classic slice of Americana from 1939.

Criterion Now – Episode 46 – Sundance 2018, 100 Years of Olympics, Bergman

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Jonathan Laubinber and Scott Nye join Aaron to discuss Sundance 2018, the Olympics box set, and various other topics from Criterion and FilmStruck.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 10 – Random Wrap-Up of 1969

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This episode covers a variety of short films released throughout 1969. Directors include Les Blank, Hollis Frampton, Carroll Ballard, Paul Bartel, Clu Gulager and Octavio Cortázar.

Criterion Now – Episode 45 – Bull Durham, More Bergman, G W Pabst

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Dave Eves and Jason Beamish join to talk about the newsletter Clue, speculate on Bergman100 and get into G.W. Pabst.

Arrow Now – Episode 2 – Best of 2017

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Aaron is joined by RJ Tougas and Tim Leggoe to discuss Arrow Films from the perspective of three different countries.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 9 – Autumn 1969 Part 3

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David and his guests discuss Ken Loach's Kes, Ishiro Honda's All Monsters Attack, and Gillo Pontecorvo's Burn!

Criterion Now – Episode 44 – April 2018 Announcements, Paul Thomas Anderson, Abbas Kiarostami

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Mark Hurne and Matt Gasteier return to the podcast to dig into 2018 Criterion announcements and other various news topics.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 8 – Autumn 1969 Part 2

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Films covered in this episode include Allan King's A Married Couple, Michael Ritchie's Downhill Racer and Ingmar Bergman's The Passion of Anna.

Criterion Now – Episode 43 – 2017 Favorites, The Breakfast Club, Bergman 100

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Aaron is joined by Cole and Ericca from the Magic Lantern Podcast for the first episode of 2018.

Episode 190 – New Year’s Wacky Drawing 2017-18

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David Blakeslee and Aaron West sift through the clues embedded in the annual New Year's info dump from the Criterion Collection.

Criterion Now – Episode 42 – Year in Review

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Aaron and Mark Hurne celebrate the year and look forward to 2018.

Episode 189 – Criterion Collection Favorites of 2017

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The team celebrates their favorite releases from The Criterion Collection in 2017.

Criterion Now – Episode 41 – March 2018 Announcements, Barry Lyndon

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Aaron is joined by Chris and Justin from Casually Criterion to discuss the March 2018 announcements, Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, and more.

Episode 188 – Monte Hellman’s The Shooting & Ride in the Whirlwind

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Scott, David, and Trevor talk production models, genre, and drug trips in Hellman's landmark low-budget westerns.

Criterion Now – Episode 40 – Othello, Alexander Payne, Tales of Hoffman

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After a short break, Aaron returns with Will Remmers to talk about potential Criterion titles, Orson Welles' Othello and some opera related topics.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 7 – Autumn 1969 Part 1

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Films discussed in this episode include Katzelmacher, My Night at Maud's, More and The Color of Pomegranates.

Criterion Now – Episode 39 – February 2018 Announcements, Foodie Films

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Matt Gasteier returns to catch up on recent Criterion news and discuss some foodie film in anticipation of Thanksgiving.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 6 – Summer 1969 Part 3

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David and guests discuss ARMY OF SHADOWS and THE SORROW AND THE PITY, two films about the French Resistance in World War II.

Criterion Now – Episode 38 – The Piano Teacher, Bergman 100, Herzog & Kinski

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Aaron is joined by Jonathan Laubinger and Jordan Essoe to discuss The Piano Teacher and the latest in Criterion.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 5 – Summer 1969 Part 2

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David and guests discuss MEDIUM COOL, THE OLYMPICS IN MEXICO, FELLINI SATYRICON and LIONS LOVE (...AND LIES)

Criterion Now – Episode 37 – Dead Man, Sid & Nancy, Godzilla

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Keith Enright and Mark Hurne return to the podcast and we get into a big Criterion news week.

Criterion Now – Episode 36 – Twin Peaks S3, Fire Walk With Me, The Art Life

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Doug and Jackie are back, which means we are talking more David Lynch.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 4 – Summer 1969 Part 1

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Films discussed in this episode: Love is Colder than Death, All My Good Countrymen, Putney Swope, Phantom India and Boy

Episode 187 – Jack Clayton’s The Innocents

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For this episode of The CriterionCast, Trevor is joined by David and Scott to talk about Jack Clayton's The Innocents, adapted from Henry James's classic ghost story The Turn of the Screw.

Criterion Now – Episode 35 – January 2018 Announcements, Flash Sale

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Aaron is joined by Mark Hurne and Jason Michael to catch up on a month's worth of Criterion stuff, including January 2018 announcements.

The Criterion Completion Hour 9

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The Criterion Completion Hour 9 takes us to Manhattan for a fun visit and to Hollywood for a great conversation.

Arrow Now – Episode 1 – Best Arrow Releases, History of Arrow, and Pulse

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The first episode where we explore the Arrow UK and USA DVD and Blu-Ray label.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 3 – Spring 1969

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David and guests discuss The Rite, Calcutta, Easy Rider, Double Suicide and Midnight Cowboy.

Criterion Now – Episode 34 – The Music Geek Episode, Festival

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Aaron is joined by David Blakeslee and Matt Gasteier as they take a detour from Criterion to talk about art music in general.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 2 – Winter 1969 Part 2

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We discuss six films from the Winter of 1969: The Joke, The Cremator, The Milky Way, Le Grand Amour, plus two shorts by Wim Wenders and Federico Fellini.

Criterion Now – Episode 33 – December 2017 Announcements, Abbas Kiarostami, Film Festival News

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Max and Trevor join Aaron to dig into the December releases and run through a busy period of news.

The Criterion Completion Hour 8

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This month in Criterion Conversations we go to Buenos Aires for some written words and Boston for some spoken words.

Criterion Close-Up – Episode 61 – The Rose

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Here is Mark and Aaron's first podcast together, about Mark Rydell's The Rose.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 1 – Winter 1969 Part 1

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We cover four films, each fueled by their distinct blend of fury and outrage: Dillinger is Dead, Black Panthers, Diary of a Shinjuku Thief, and Z.