Criterion Close-Up

Hosted ByMark Hurne and Aaron West

A Closer Look at The Criterion Collection

                               

Mark Hurne and Aaron West take a deep dive into The Criterion Collection with each episode. We discuss all things Criterion, delve into the library and explore relevant topics such as directors, themes, actors, genres that encompass all of film. Occasionally we conduct interviews with people who are involved or impacted by the Collection.


All Episodes

Criterion Close-Up 63: Notorious (1946)

Criterion Close-Up 62: FilmSpotting, Cold Water

Criterion Close-Up 61: The Rose

Criterion Close-Up 60 – Julien Duvivier in the 1960s

Criterion Close-Up 59: Late Spring and the Films of Yasujiro Ozu

Mark, Aaron and Matt Gasteier explore the filmmaking world of Yasujirō Ozu, centering on...

Criterion Close-Up 58: Punch-Drunk Love and the Films of Paul Thomas Anderson

Criterion Close-Up 57: French 1930s 2 – Early Jean Renoir

Mark and Aaron continue the French 1930s series by exploring the early career of...

Criterion Close-Up 56: Blood Simple

Mark and Aaron are joined by Keith Silva to look at the Coen Brothers’...

Criterion Close-Up 55: Cronos

Mark and Aaron tackle Guillermo Del Toro’s debut film, recently re-released as part of...

Criterion Close-Up 54: Hausu Party

We let our hair down for Halloween and celebrate the oddity that is Ôbayashi’s...

Criterion Close-Up 53: The Vanishing

Mark and Aaron cover the Dutch and French horror/suspense classic, The Vanishing. Having experienced...

Criterion Close-Up 52: Carnival of Souls

Mark, Aaron and Eric Ford begin a month of horror with the micro-budget cult...

Criterion Close-Up 51: Mystery Train & Jim Jarmusch

Criterion Close-Up 50: French 1930s 1 – Silent to Sound, Jacques Feyder, Jean Vigo

Criterion Close-Up 49: Twilight Time Appreciation Show

We change things up by focusing on a boutique label, Twilight Time, that has...

Criterion Close-Up 48: Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

Mark and Aaron are joined by Dave Eves to evaluate the massive Zatoichi serial...

Criterion Close-Up 47: Downhill Racer & the Olympics

Mark and Aaron celebrate the Summer Olympics by exploring Downhill Racer, an independent film...

Criterion Close-Up 46: First Anniversary Show

Criterion Close-Up 45: In a Lonely Place & Humphrey Bogart Films

Mark and Aaron are joined by Matt Gasteier to explore Nicholas Ray’s In a...

Criterion Close-Up 44: A Brighter Summer Day