Year 3

Ep. 103 – The Piano Teacher

The life of an artist is challenging. First, there are the auditions, when you need to meet the arbitrary expectations of a jury of experts. Then there are the lessons. The endless lessons where you’re forbidden to speak. And then, when you finally think you’ve made it, some jerk puts broken glass in your pocket! The Piano Teacher might be one of the most realistic portrayals of the life of a music major out there.

Okay…maybe it’s got a bit more drama in it…

Ep. 102 – Election

The political machine is a corrupt, odious, unrelenting march toward the precipice of amorality and lies. And nowhere is that made more clear than in the saga of Tracy Flick—an ambitious high school student who will soon learn that the patriarchy is ever-present and clothed in the sensible garments of a history teacher. Join us for a look at Election.

OC 16 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Oscar season has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share our appreciation—and critiques—of one of this years biggest winners. That’s right, we’re heading into the morally ambiguous world of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Ep. 101 – The Last Temptation of Christ

Dr. Zed is back in the present, but the podcast is traveling back and time to figure out how it all got started for a young carpenter who just happened to be the son of God. Join us for Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ.

Ep. 100 – The Royal Tenenbaums Redux

For a very special 100th episode of The Criterion Correction, Ed and Dr. Zed revisit the movie that started it all: The Royal Tenenbaums.

But, something goes wrong, and what began as a trip down memory lane turns into a fight for survival as Dr. Zed tries to repair a frayed spacetime continuum…

Will The Criterion Correction survive? Will Dr. Zed? Find out on this week’s episode of Quantum Correction…

OC 15 – Noel

Alright. Get ready, because this week we are…not releasing our 100th episode. Instead, we’re taking a look at a movie we watched back in December. That’s right, we’re going to bring you all the Christmas feels you can imagine in March, with the Christmas-Classic-that-time-forgot: Noel, starring Robin Williams, Penelope Cruz, Susan Sarandon, and Paul Walker.

Ep. 99 – Sid and Nancy

We’ve looked at the life of Bob Dylan and the fateful career trajectory of Spinal Tap. Now, we look at the heart of the punk movement and the violent tale of Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols. Don’t you just think this will have a happy ending?

OC 14 – Gerald’s Game

The flu has struck the podcast, so we’re bringing you an unreleased Off Collection this week. And if you, like us, are feeling under the weather, we’ve got a movie that will suddenly make you a lot happier with your current circumstances. Sure, the flu is awful, but would you rather be trapped in the middle of the wilderness? Join us for the Netflix-adapted Gerald’s Game.

Ep. 98 – Lost in America

Have you ever wanted to buck the trend and get off the grid? Do you enjoy traveling? Now, are you—or your partner—an undiagnosed gambling addict? If the answer is yes, yes, and yes, then have we got a plan for you that’ll let you enjoy the small things. Come along as we get a little Lost in America.

Ep. 97 – Punch Drunk Love

We join Adam Sandler as a man who grapples with anger issues and a potentially child-like development of selfhood. Wait…that’s most Sandler movies right? Well, in Punch Drunk Love, the Sandler archetype gets a little bit of a grimmer iteration. It’s at once the epitome and antithesis of what we would call a Sandler-movie. Hooray for breaking down binaries!