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!

Criterion Now – Episode 58 – September 2018 Announcements, Ken Russell

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Lisi Tribble Russell joins to talk about her experiences with Ken Russell, and the September 2018 Criterion announcements.

Criterion Now – Episode 57 – Beyond the Hills, Magnificent Ambersons, Tree of Life

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David Blakeslee and Matt Gasteier join Aaron to discuss Beyond the Hills, Magnificent Ambersons, Agnes Varda, The Koker Trilogy, and more.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 20 – Costa-Gavras’s The Confession

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David is joined by Trevor Berrett and Jordan Essoe to discuss Costa-Gavras's harrowing portrayal of a man under pressure to admit to crimes that he never committed.

Episode 193 – Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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Trevor, David and Scott share their deep love of this magical film, so stop what you're doing and watch (or at least listen to) what happens.

Arrow Now – Episode 3 – Arrow Academy

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In the third Arrow Now, we dig into Arrow Academy, the new Arrow website, and the recent announcements.

The Eclipse Viewer – Episode 63 – Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years [Part 2]

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David and Trevor conclude their discussion of the newest Eclipse Series release, covering the last three films in the set: Dollar, A Woman's Face and June Night.

Criterion Now – Episode 56 – August 2018 Announcements, New Website, Tavi Gevinson

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Aaron is back from a long vacation, and thankfully has Keith Enright and Mark Hurne to discuss everything he missed.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 19 – Luis Garcia Berlanga’s Long Live the Bride and Groom

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David and Josh Hornbeck discuss this very funny portrayal of the conflict between lust and repression in a sun-drenched coastal Spanish resort.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 18 – Masahiro Shinoda’s The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan

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David is joined by Robert Taylor and Arik Devens to talk about this odd hybrid of traditional theatrical and jazz/New Wave sensibilities, featuring Tatsuya Nakadai in a comedic role.

Criterion Reflections – Episode 17 – John Waters’ MULTIPLE MANIACS

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David is joined by Keith Enright and William Remmers as they partake of something strong that they can get off on.

Criterion Now- Episode 55 – Cannes Classics, My Criterion, The Virgin Suicides

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Cole Roulain joins to talk professional podcasting, Cannes Classics, My Criterion, Claire Denis, and more.

The Eclipse Viewer – Episode 62 – Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years [Part 1]

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David and Trevor are back to talk about the first three of six films just released in the new set from the Eclipse Series.

Criterion Now – Episode 54 – July 2018 Announcements, No Bergman100, Come and See

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Matt Gasteier joins to run down the 2018 July Criterion slate and the surprising lack of Bergman.

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.