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81 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
Criterion Now 102: February 2020 Announcements, Closet Visits
Cole Roulain and Josh Hornbeck join for a brief, lightly edited episode to discuss how much we adore the February 2020 Announcements. We talk about the significance of people visiting the Criterion closet, what the deal with StudioCanal is, anticipation of Bette Davis, and more. Episode Links Deadline – Studiocanal 4K Re-Releases In 2020 To Include ‘Breathless’, ‘The Elephant Man’, ‘Basic Instinct’, ‘Total Recall’ & ‘Flash Gordon’
104 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Criterion Now 101: Wishlists Continued, Martin Scorsese
Mark Hurne and Trevor Berrett join Aaron again to continue where they left off at episode 100. Additionally we get into some news items including Martin Scorsese, John Sayles, and potentially An Unmarried Woman from the newsletter clue. From then on it is more wishlists and enjoyable convo. Keep in mind that this was recorded prior to the February 2020 announcements so a couple of the items are already outdated. Episode Links Criterion Now 100: Wishlist Part 1 John Sayles in the Criterion Closet Peter Labuza Twitter regarding ItalianAmerican coming to Criterion Vulture – A Guide to Orson Welles Other Unfinished Movies The Eclipse Viewer 20 with Michael Koresky
97 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
Criterion Now 100: Memory Lane, Wish Lists
Mark Hurne and Trevor Berrett join Aaron to celebrate our 100th episode. In this discussion, we first reminisce about the origins not just of Criterion Now, but of Mark and Aaron’s podcasting exploits including Criterion Close-Up and CriterionCast. We then transition to the big wish list episode, based on polling in the Criterion Now Facebook group. We had compiled a number of titles and box sets that people would love to see on Criterion, whether they are grounded in reality or not. We talk about the merits of the releases and what chances they have of happening. Episode Links The Complete – Dekalog 7-8 Criterion Reflections – The Devils
91 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
Criterion Now 99: Horror Films, January 2020 Announcements
Dave Eves joins again, and this time we take a detour and discuss horror films that are both in and out of the Criterion Collection. With it being October, we both committed to watch horror films throughout the month in order to get in the spirit of Halloween. We discuss a lot of the titles that we saw. We also spend some time discussing Criterion news, including a brief reaction to the Criterion January 2020 announcements, the upcoming Godzilla set, Bamboozled, UHD, and more. Episode Links 25th Frame – Reaction to January 2019 Criterion Announcements Introducing Criterion Channel Surfing Spike Lee – Bamboozled Instagram Post Digital Bits – 4K UHD List
77 minutes | Oct 13, 2019
Criterion Now 98: Criterion Channel Surfing, Godzilla Preview, Kino
Josh Hornbeck joins to introduce his new show, Criterion Channel Surfing, which should be a great fit on The 25th Frame. We also get into the latest with Criterion, including the trailer for Godzilla and some early expectations. We talk about the newsletter clue that looks to be for Sidney Lumet’s Fail-Safe. We also spend some time talking about Kino’s new streaming service and how that impacts the arthouse streaming scene. Episode Links Criterion Collection – Odorama Card Production Godzilla Trailer/a> Letterboxd and JustWatch Kino Releases New VOD Platform
86 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Criterion Now 97: December 2019 Announcements, John Waters, Blue Velvet
Daisuke Beppu and Doug McCambridge join the podcast to talk December 2019 announcements and more. December is usually a lighter month, but there was plenty for us to be happy about. We also talk about the charming John Waters, the potential for the extended cut of The Cotton Club to come, the filmmakers of The Assassination of Jesse James asking to be on Criterion. We also get into Blue Velvet and David Lynch eating quinoa. Episode Links Criterion Now Group – December 2019 Predictions John Waters in the Criterion Closet/a> The Cotton Club Redux Roger Deakins asks for Jesse James release
40 minutes | Sep 21, 2019
Criterion Now 96: Odorama
Dave Eves joins and we have a little fun with the recent release of Polyester and specifically the Odorama card. This is truly a unique film, and subsequently a unique release for Criterion. We discuss the best way to watch the film, answer questions about the experience, and talk about each of the smells. You could call it a smellebration.
83 minutes | Sep 15, 2019
Indicator Now – Episode 1 – Favorite Releases, Business Model, The Big Sale
Matt Schlee and Tim Leggoe join Aaron for the first episode dedicated to Indicator, which follows the Criterion Now format. We discuss the history of the label, how it compares with other labels, how their business model works, the way they handle supplements, and customer service and shipping. We also talk plenty about the films, including the upcoming and recent releases, and we all list three of our favorite releases from the label to this date. Episode Links Powerhouse Films The Indicator / Powerhouse Films Blu Ray Collection Fan Group
68 minutes | Sep 8, 2019
Criterion Now 95: Temple Drake, Agnes Varda, RoboCop
Mark Hurne is back! We dig into a number of topics beginning with some of the upcoming Arrow releases that have Criterion crossover, specifically Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and RoboCop. We also talk about the newsletter clue, which is most likely The Story of Temple Drake. We reflect on the July slate now that we’ve had some time to watch them. We also talk about Kim Cattrall, Canadian access to Criterion, Criterion UK, and the potential for an Agnes Varda box set to potentially be released. Episode Links Criterion Now Group – Best of July, 2019 Kim Cattrall Criterion Closet Picks Criterion Charter Card Interview with Rosalie Varda
83 minutes | Aug 25, 2019
Criterion Now 94: November 2019 Announcements, Teal Ray, Olympic Films
Jill Blake and Matt Gasteier join as we get to announcements beyond spine 1000 and found many surprises in the Fall lineup with a stellar Bette Davis duo and more. We also take on the idea of “Teal Ray” which is a phrase we’ve coined based on the continual complaints about teal hues in new transfers. Jill especially has some strong words about that subject. We also talk about Olympic films, gateways into foreign auteurs, Koker Trilogy, and more. Episode Links DVD Beaver – Polyester Review Letterboxd List of Films Premiering on the Criterion Channel in September 2019
67 minutes | Aug 16, 2019
Criterion Now 93: Best of the Year So Far
Robert Taylor joins to cover the first half of the year, up through the June Criterion releases. We discuss our favorite films, upgrades, covers, discoveries, wishlists come true, and the best month of releases. Along the way Robert also talks about a fun Jon Mulvaney story, and we cover a number of news items along...
72 minutes | Aug 2, 2019
Criterion Now 92: Godzilla, The Next Big Box, Venice Classics
David Blakeslee and Keith Enright join to go over the official spine 1000 announcement. Keith eats a little bit of crow after boldly and incorrectly predicting a massive Welles set on a previous episode, but we are all appreciative of the release. We also briefly discuss the rest of the October 2019 slate, speculate what...
84 minutes | Jul 28, 2019
Criterion Now 91: October 2019 Announcements, Lee Kline, Fellini
Dave Eves and Mark Hurne join Aaron to talk through the October 2019 Announcements. Please note that the was recorded prior to the Godzilla reveal, but as you’ll hear, we had an idea. We also dig into the Lee Kline podcast that was recorded for Home Theater Forum and talk about some of the titles...
79 minutes | Jul 14, 2019
Criterion Now 90: Lost Highway, War and Peace, Betty Blue
Daisuke Beppu joins Aaron to discuss the collection. We spend some time speculating on the hopefully soon to be announced spine 1000. We also talk about shelving with Daisuke asking some good questions. We get into the David Lynch and Kino discussion, discuss the Paul Dano closet video, some of the restorations and related blu-ray...
88 minutes | Jun 30, 2019
Criterion Now 89: September 2019 Announcements, Spine 1000, Barnes & Noble
Brad McDermott, Dave Eves and Michael Hutchins join for what was supposed to be a live episode that would record before Aaron left town. Due to technical difficulties (Aaron’s internet went out), the episode had to be patched together and released late. We talk about the September 2019 announcements, discuss potential other Spine 1000 ideas....
75 minutes | Jun 16, 2019
Criterion Now – Episode 88 – Cannes 2019, Prince of Tides, iTunes, Kanopy
Cole and Matt return to discuss the latest goings on with the Criterion Collection. We take a look at the Cannes 2019 lineup, how they were received, and which ones we expect will be remembered later. We talk about the Prince of Tides newsletter clue and the interesting history of it being released on LaserDisc....
90 minutes | May 26, 2019
Criterion Now 87: August 2019 Announcements, Bold Spine 1000 Prediction, Janus Restorations
Keith Enright makes his grand return with a bombshell. First we have a nice discussion about the August 2019 announcements, but that’s like the appetizer before the entree. He then drops his major prediction for a Spine 1000 box set. Expect some jaw dropping on this episode. We also talk about a lot of news...
87 minutes | May 11, 2019
Criterion Now 86: Newsletter, Cannes Classics, Wong Kar Wai
Michael Hutchins joins as the special guest as we do a remote episode in a hotel which appropriately features an interruption from housekeeping. We dissect what is perhaps the most perplexing newsletter clue in months, talk about the Cannes Classics lineup and what is and isn’t likely to come to Criterion, the potential of a...
106 minutes | Apr 28, 2019
Criterion Now 85 – July 2019 Announcements, OOP Comebacks, Criterion Channel
Aaron is joined by David Blakeslee from Criterion Reflections and Jon Laubinger from Film Baby Film. We dig into the Criterion July 2019 slate, tackle some rumors about OOP discs that could potentially come back to Criterion or to another label. Finally we check in with the Criterion Channel and cover a series or title...
60 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
Criterion Now 84 – Criterion Channel Hot Takes
The launch of the Criterion Channel called for an emergency podcast. Josh, Matt and Michael joined to talk about our first impressions, and Josh announces a new cast that’s in development.
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