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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. 149 – Hour of the Wolf

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Does the hour right before dawn truly seem to be the darkest? If that’s the case, then we strongly suggest you don’t take up the invitation of your weird neighbors to go to an old castle for awkward dinner conversation. Your relationship might not be the same ever...

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Ep. 148 – Akira

Come with me and you’ll see a whole neo-Tokyo full of imagination. Then you’ll see that Tetsuo is causing devastation. Kaneda is chasing him with a laser. Bikes are blowing by like they’ve never been unsafer. That’s right, we’re thinking Laserdisc and we’re watching Akira.

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Ep. 147 – Graduation

What is worth the cost of your integrity? Your child’s future? That’s the dilemma we’ll grapple with in today’s film, Graduation.

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Ep. 146 – Divorce Italian Style

What do you do when you’ve the girl of your dreams (your cousin), but you find yourself hindered by another (your wife)? And what if the social institution (the church) that controls your cultural norms forbids divorce? But what if it also doesn’t frown too heavily on killing a spouse for cheating? Now that’s what...

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Ep. 145 – A Woman Under the Influence

This week, Columbo is deep undercover as a city maintenance worker. Wait, it’s not Columbo? Oh…that changes things. Join us for a movie that captures the depths to which the human heart can simultaneously love, detest, abhor, support, and undermine another person all while confined to the space of a small domestic life with big...

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Ep. 144 – Tokyo Drifter

When you try to go straight-laced, but find yourself under constant threat from your previous crime syndicate contacts, what should you do? Fight back? Become a pacifist? Or wander through a surreal Japanese landscape, get in a wild west brawl, and then take your climatic battle to the heart of your sometimes girlfriend’s club? If...

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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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