This is a special Christmas episode as we discuss some end of the year Criterion news along with Arnaud Desplechin’s 2008 A Christmas Tale, released on The Criterion Collection in 2009. Rather than a pleasant family Christmas film that fills all with glee, we have a deep, ensemble family tale with rivalries, bitterness, illness and even betrayal. It culminates with a Christmas reunion out of medical necessity. We dig deep into the film and try to explore and find answers for the divided nature of the characters.

Show notes:

Outline:

0:00 – Intro, Christmas, Housekeeping 19:00 – News 47:00 – A Christmas Tale

Intro

Upcoming Podcast Schedule

Alex Cox Indiegogo Campaign

News:

The Criterion Chronology – Letterboxd list from David Blakeslee

Criterion – National Film Registry Titles

2015 National Film Registry Titles

Tati Hulu Announcement

Lady Snowblood Hulu Announcement

Where to Stream the Best Films of 2015

The Graduate Leaving Netflix in January

Film Comment Best Films of 2015 AFI Best of 2015

Jean Eustache Controversy

Amazon 50% Sale

A Christmas Tale

Facebook Photo Album

Tim’s Post about A Christmas Tale

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