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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

OC 21 – Booksmart

What happens when you’ve played it safe throughout high school? No, you don’t join the Breakfast Club, but you do get up to some hijinks. Join us for Booksmart.

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Ep. 160 – Mr. Freedom

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Or…the price is a complete nitwit dressed up in hockey gear preaching the glories of American capitalism. Join us for one of the least successful superheroes ever constructed: Mr. Freedom.

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Ep. 159 – Shallow Grave

In our ultimate crossover, we ask, what would happen if the 9th Doctor and Obi-Wan Kenobi moved into a flat together? No, really, what would happen? It would have to be heartwarming, right? Right!? Let’s find out in Shallow Grave.

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Ep. 158 – Chinese Roulette

Marriage can be tough. Especially when you’re caring for a child who was stricken with a debilitating disease. And when your parter is cheating on you. And when you’re cheating on your partner. Especially when both sets of extra-marital couples wind up at the same castle retreat together with a strange housekeeper and her son...

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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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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.

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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