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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. 157 – Dead Man

What do you get when you cross Nobody with William Blake? A low-octane chase movie with Johnny Depp traversing a surreal frontier landscape. And a cannibal bounty hunter. And a depiction of Native Americans that’s actually really well done. You get: Dead Man

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Ep. 156 – Funny Games

Violence, whoa, good god, lord. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, according to Michael Haneke. Well, okay, maybe he’s onto something with the fetishization or violent imagery and torture porn as a genre. Still, is horror the place to go picking this particular fight? Find out as we look at Haneke’s first take on...

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Ep. 155 – Godzilla

The King of the Monsters is back in theaters this week, so we thought we’d take a look back at the film that started it all. Join us for Godzilla, a movie about giant kaiju monsters…unpacking the existential dread of nuclear devastation…

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Ep. 154 – Women of the Night

This week we’re watching a morality play about the perils of taking up that most ancient of professions: giving someone advice and then immediately doing the thing you told them not to do. Oh, and prostitution. Join us for Women of the Night.

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Ep. 153 – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

What more do you need than a title for this one? It’s a tale old as time. A man cheats on his girlfriend while his ex-wife seeks his death. Oh, and there are unwitting terrorist accomplices and phone repairmen. So I guess you do need a little more than the title…we’re watching Women on the...

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Ep. 152 – Sweetie

The force of prophecy is strong in this movie, all beginning with tale of a man with a question mark on his head. Who would think such a simple beginning could lead us on such a scattered path? Because that’s what we’re in for with Jane Campion’s Sweetie.

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Ed

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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.

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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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