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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. 168 – Antichrist

We’ve seen Willem Dafoe playing the role of Jesus before, but how will he fare in Lars von Trier’s depiction of the hell on earth that we all face? Join us for Antichrist.

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Ep. 167 – Blow Out

Did you think John Travolta was compelling in Grease? Magnificent in Pulp Fiction? Well, he’s stepping off the dance floor and into the recording studio…as a sound engineer caught in a deadly political game. Will his foil, John Lithgow succeed in his plans? Join us for some John on John action in Blow Out.

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Ep. 166 – Saraband

Wait, you thought we were done with the adventures of Johan and Marianne? Didn’t you watch the final episode of Scenes from a Marriage? That was clearly way too optimistic, am I right? So, roughly thirty years (and some weird in-universe aging shenanigans) later, how do you think our (un)happy couple is doing? Let’s find...

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Ep. 165 – Scenes from a Marriage, Ch. 5 & 6

This week, we bring the sage of Johan and Marianne to a close. Will they reconcile? Is marriage truly the strongest bond on earth? Can Ingmar Bergman produce a happy ending? Find out in Scenes from a Marriage, episodes 5 and 6.

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Ep. 164 – Scenes from a Marriage, Ch. 3 & 4

Another week, another reminder that all that is warm and rosy is destined to wither and fade. Sorry, we rejoin Ingmar Bergman this week for the continuing tale of Marianne and Johan. Will their marriage survive? Will they find happiness? Find out in Scenes from a Marriage, episodes 3 and 4.

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Ep. 163 – Scenes from a Marriage, Ch. 1 & 2

Marriage. It can be pretty trying. But leave it to Ingmar Bergman to take a deeper look at this wonderful social institution and leave us with a “realistic” depiction of individuals growing and changing. Join us for the first two episodes of Scenes from a Marriage.

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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

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