Criterion Close-Up 9: Moonrise Kingdom & the Wes Anderson Debate

Aaron, Mark and David Blakeslee talk about the new Criterion Collection of Moonrise Kingdom, which ties closely to personal events in David’s life that he was generous to share with us. We also discuss the dichotomy of Wes Anderson. Why is he such a divisive director? What is it about him that attracts and repels people with such passion?

Show notes:

Special Guest: David Blakeslee from Criterion Reflections, CriterionCast, and The Eclipse Viewer. You can find him on Twitter.


0:00 – Intro, Welcome, Shout-Outs17:50 – News 27:30 – Moonrise Kingdom 1:26:15 – The Wes Anderson Debate


David and Mark on Pierrot le fou David and Mark on Red Beard David and Aaron on Violence at Noon David’s infamous Criterion shelf image that went viral.


Barnes and Noble Sale – potential confirmation Flash sale incoming? Newsletter Drawing – Rivette? Ousmane Sembene Phantom Page Welcome to Criterion’s Online Cinematheque

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