Aaron West

25th Frame Feature: David Lynch vs Kino

In this episode, Aaron, Josh, Michael and Will discuss the escalation that took place regarding the Kino release of David Lynch’s Lost Highway. We talk about the tweet heard around the home media world, the response, the methods of David Lynch and how he works, and ultimately how the disc looks. Will even does a live demo of the disc. Will you buy it? Let us know.

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. We also talk about the evolving streaming media landscape with the upcoming end to iTunes, and the headwinds libraries are facing with Kanopy.

Episode Links

25th Frame – Criterion Completion
Cannes 2019 Ratings
Janus Films – Streetwise
HomeTheaterForum Interview Opportunity with Lee Cline
Film Quarterly – Kanopy is not just like Netflix and not free

Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone: Amirose Eisenbach

Alicia visits the home of her friend Amirose Eisenbach (and her cute puppy Kuma) to talk about taking big leaps to chase your dreams, the passion required to work in indie film and how she survived the ups and downs of making her first movie.

Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone: Bob Murawski

Alicia talks to Oscar-winning film editor Bob Murawski about his early love of horror movies, working with Sam Raimi, finishing Orson Welles’s final film and preserving cult movies. For more about Bob’s company Grindhouse Releasing and upcoming film releases, visit: http://grindhousereleasing.com

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 items such as Terry Gilliam, After Hours, Ikarie XB-1, John Sayles, Odorama, Paris is Burning, Buster Keaton, and a whole lot more.

Episode Links

August 2019 Prediction Poll
Spine 999 Prediction Poll
Terry Gilliam Closet Video
Divine FB talks about Polyester
Paris is Burning – Restoration Trailer

Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone: Joanna Hogg

Alicia visits British filmmaker Joanna Hogg at the shiny new A24 LA offices, to chat about Joanna’s new film “The Souvenir”, how Joanna delves into her past for ideas and our shared childhood crushes on Gene Kelly.

Daisuke Beppu: Reaction to the Criterion Collection August 2019 Announcements

Daisuke reacts to yesterday’s announcements for August 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 Wong Kar Wai set given the 2020 retrospective confirmation, and plenty more. We also dig into the Criterion Channel and discuss the May lineup and system upgrades.

Episode Links

Cannes Classics 2019
Criterion Channel Update – May 2019

Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone: Leonard and Jessie Maltin

Alicia visits the home of the Maltins, to talk with film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie Maltin… about being in the family business of loving movies, and why they wanted to start their own film festival: Maltin Fest.

Daisuke Beppu – Akira Kurosawa and the Criterion Collection

Daisuke completes yet another amazing series. This time he goes through the library of the master, Akira Kurosawa, and the Criterion releases. This includes the DVD and Blu-Ray versions.