Oct 1, 2021
“You guys up for some reggae tonight?” We watched the first feature film made in Jamaica, starring reggae star Jimmy Cliff, and featuring one of the best soundtracks we’ve covered thus far.
Klive Walker’s essay: How The Harder They Come created Jamaican cinema
Ulrick Casamir’s essay: A...
Aug 6, 2021
A new segment - the Randomizer. Can the Criterion Collection handle a random selection and then subsequent viewing of one of the films? For our first Randomizer episode, we got Equinox, directed by Jack Woods and Dennis Murren - the 338th film on the list.
Films made by students on cell phones in Nigeria...
Jul 9, 2021
The cult classic with Spine number 872 starring Thora Birch,
Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi, by Dir./Writer Terry Zwigoff
and writer Daniel Clowes Bonus material:
Three Things You Never Knew About Ghost World (that we discuss in the show)
“The Endless Scroll” by Absolutely Free
courtesy of Idée Fixe Records...
Jun 4, 2021
“I’d buy that for a dollar!” Criterion’s 23rd film is kind of an odd choice, and a surprise! Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop is a wonderful satire of the era it was made, but does it belong on the list?
Theatrical vs Director’s Cut - the 1 minute difference
“The Endless Scroll”...
May 7, 2021
John Carpenter! How has he been forgotten by the collection? We talk about his 1982 sci-fi horror classic, The Thing, featuring great performances from Kurt Russel, Wilford Brimley and Keith David, and a wonderful score from Ennio Morricone.