Mark and Aaron are joined by Matt Sheardown of … Criterion Close-Up. You heard right. Long story. Matt is also a video games expert, so we borrowed his expertise as we broke down and evaluated the controversial Criterion release of Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes. We discuss the visuals, the influences, the intended audience, and how to classify it as a genre. We also ask the big question, which many have asked since the announcement — is it worthy of Criterion?

Special Guest: Matt Sheardown from his YouTube channel. You can find him on Twitter. He is on Twitch as well.

Show notes:

Outline:

0:00 – Intro & Welcome Matt 7:20 – Matt’s Criterion Connection 11:55 – Schedule Update 14:40 – Short Takes (Odd Man Out, Mustang, Room, The Revenant, The Room, Head) 38:15 – Jellyfish Eyes

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