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Welcome to The Criterion Correction Podcast!

Each Thursday we look at a new movie in the Criterion Collection and try to figure out what makes it exceptional in the realm of cinema. Join us as we decide: should we collect them all?

Latest Episodes

Ep. 189 – Sanjuro

The samurai with no name returns in another caper. Watch as Toshiro Mifune outwits and outfights his opponents in Akira Kurosawa’s Sanjuro.

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Ep. 188 – Yojimbo

The original man with no name isn’t Clint Eastwood. That honor goes to Toshiro Mifune, in one of his most iconic samurai roles. So, how can one bodyguard solve the problem of two warring factions in a small town? Probably not how you think. Join us for Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo.

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Ep. 187 – Daughters of the Dust

This week we take a look at the first widely distributed film directed by a Black woman. As part of their efforts to highlight Black filmmakers, the Criterion Channel has released Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust—among other films—for free to non-subscribers. So there’s no reason not to go watch this impressive tale of family,...

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Ep. 186 – The Daytrippers

What’s more fun than a road trip with family? Well, a road trip with family to determine if your partner is having an affair. Wacky hijinks ensue in The Daytrippers.

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Ep. 185 – The Marriage of Maria Braun

Someday we’ll be through the thick of this and get to our lives. After we have a home. And a family. And after a murder or two. Maria’s living a life deferred in the hopes of an idyllic romance. She becomes too focused on the destination and lets the journey slip by in The Marriage...

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Ep. 184 – Ariel

We’re returning to the oeuvre of Aki Kaurismaki this week and the middle segment of his Proletariat Trilogy (having unintentionally skipped the first part) with Ariel.

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Behind The Mic

Ed

Show Host

Ed has been described as many things: a poet, a scholar, and a film fanatic. He brings a sophisticated culture and a predilection for rhyming.

Dr. Zed

Show Host

Dr. Zed has been described as a neophyte, lowbrow film junkie. His goal is connect every movie to Kenny Loggins and The Room.

Matilda

Producer

Matilda operates largely behind the scenes, but her influence can be found in our social media channels. She keeps things on track and organized!

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