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 44: A Brighter Summer Day

Criterion Close-Up 43: The Player

Mark and Aaron welcome old friend, Doug McCambridge to talk about Robert Altman’s “Don’t...

Criterion Close-Up 42: Silent Film Music with Ben Model

Mark and Aaron welcome Ben Model, silent film historian, accompanist, distributor, and enthusiast. He...

Criterion Close-Up 41: Barcelona and Whit Stillman

Mark and Aaron take a look at Whit Stillman’s Barcelona (1994), and how it...

Criterion Close-Up 40: The Science Fiction Episode

Criterion Close-Up 39: The War Room (1993) and Politics in Film

Criterion Close-Up 38: The Manchurian Candidate

Mark, Aaron and Paul Cobb look at John Frankenheimer’s political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate....

Criterion Close-Up 37: Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Mark and Aaron fly back to 1939 to discuss Howard Hawks’ classic Only Angels...

Criterion Close-Up 36 – Plain Archive, 1988 Films, Cannes 2016

Mark and Aaron discuss Plain Archive, the South Korean Blu-Ray label, with input from...

CCU35: Lady Snowblood, Don Hertzfeldt, 4K TVs

Criterion Close-Up 34: A Conversation with Michele Rosenthal

Mark and Aaron are joined by Michele Rosenthal, professional illustrator and Criterion fan artist....

Criterion Close-Up 33: The Graduate (1967)

Mark, Aaron, and Tim are seduced by plastics. We explore what turned out to...

Criterion Close-Up 32: The Gross Out Episode (Part Two)

Mark, Aaron, Cole, and Dustin are back to continue the conversation about “Gross Out”...

Criterion Close-Up 31: Antichrist (2009) & The Gross-Out Episode (Part One)

Criterion Close-Up 30: A Podcast About Podcasting

Criterion Close-Up 29 – Fat Girl (2001)

Mark, Aaron and Kristen Sales give Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl a look. We look...

Criterion Close-Up 28: Slacker (1991)

Mark and Aaron are joined by Cole & Ericca from the Magic Lantern Podcast....

Criterion Close-Up 27: Canadian Close-Up

Criterion Close-Up 26 – Jellyfish Eyes (2013)

Mark and Aaron are joined by Matt Sheardown of … Criterion Close-Up. You heard...

Criterion Close-Up 25: Dont Look Back (1967)

Mark, Aaron and Keith Enright give a look at D.A. Pennabaker’s documentary portrait of...