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 24: A Conversation with Caitlin Kuhwald

Illustrator extraordinaire Caitlin Kuhwald joins us to talk about her artwork and the Criterion...

Criterion Close-Up 23.5: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Criterion Close-Up 23: Breaker Morant and Mr Johnson

This is the first Criterion Close-Up double feature. Mark and Aaron take a close...

Criterion Close-Up 22: A Room with a View (1986)

Mark and Aaron start the New Year as members of CriterionCast, and jump into...

Criterion Close-Up 21: A Christmas Tale (2008)

Criterion Close-Up 20: Criterion March Releases & The Best Blu-Rays of 2015

Aaron, Mark and Martin Kessler discuss the March 2016 Criterion Collection releases, and then...

Criterion Close-Up 19: A Conversation with Alex Cox

Mark and Aaron talk to Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Author (and many other titles) Alex...

Short Cut 6: In Cold Blood (1967)

Aaron West and David Blakeslee talk about Richard Brooks’ 1967 adaptation of the popular...

Criterion Close-Up 18: Expanded News and an Announcement

Short Cuts 5: Here Is Your Life

Aaron West discusses This Is Your Life, Jan Troell’s debut film on The Criterion...

CCU17: Dressed to Kill (1980)

Aaron and Mark talk about Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Brian De Palma’s 1980 sensual...

Short Cuts 4: 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Aaron West discusses the second in the Delmer Daves, Glenn Ford trilogy, which could...

Criterion Close-Up 16: February 2016 Releases & the #CriterionBlogathon

Aaron, Mark, Kristina Dijan (Speakeasy) and Ruth Kerr (Silver Screenings) discuss the February 2016...

Criterion Close-Up 15: Code Unknown & the Career of Michael Haneke

Short Cuts 3: Night & the City (Dassin, 1950)

Aaron and Dave Eves kick off Noirvember with a discussion about Jules Dassin’s last Hollywood...

Criterion Close-Up 14: Blind Chance (1981) & the Mulholland Drive Aftermath

Aaron and Mark first talk about the aftermath of a monumentally popular Mulholland Drive...

Criterion Close-Up 13: Mulholland Drive (2001) & Unraveling the Mystery

Aaron and Mark talk about David Lynch’s recent Criterion Collection release of Mulholland Drive....

Criterion Close-Up 12: The Brood (1979) and Early Cronenberg

Aaron, Mark and Brian Saur talk about David Croneberg’s recent Criterion Collection release of...

Short Cuts 2: Weekend (Godard, 1967)

Aaron West does another solo cast looking at one of the later Godard works,...

Criterion Close-Up 11: January 2016 Releases & the Classic Film Blogosphere

Aaron, Mark and Kristina Dijan talk about the recently announced January 2016 Criterion Collection releases....