The Criterinot Podcast is a comedic podcast about films that are not in The Criterion Collection. Host Graydon Sheppard is joined in each episode by a filmmaker, actor, producer, comedian, etc., to get into the mainstream movies they love that don't get enough cred.
Requiem for a Dream with Matt Hannam
In the Season Two finale I am joined by superstar editor Matt Hannam (Enemy, Swiss Army Man, The OA, White Noise) to talk about the ultra-depressing and incredibly innovative Requiem for a Dream. Did Miranda July get "pooping back and forth" from watching the ass-to-ass scene in this film? Yes. Well, I don't know for sure, but...yes.
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Marie Antoinette with Magali Simard
"Dear God, guide us and protect us. We are too young to reign." On this week's episode I'm joined by a French-Canadian queen to talk about THE French queen and the injustices that both she and director Sofia Coppola have suffered. Magali Simard (TIFF Programmer, Toronto Film Development Manager) and I are quietly outraged about the way this film was received. It is a movie that was truly ahead of its time. Long Live Marie Antoinette.
Crossroads with Jacki Calleiro
This motion picture is a grim foreshadowing of Britney's real life. It's uncanny how many things in the story wound up playing out in Brit Brit's IRL timeline. Producer and Southern belle Jacki Calleiro gets into this Shonda Rimes/Tamra Davis spectacle of teen suffering with me. We also talk about Frances Farmer, Kim Cattrall's day-play, felons crossing state lines with minors, and much more.
Good Will Hunting with Carlo Guillermo Proto
It's the movie that dares to ask "Fellas, is it gay to hug?"
Filmmaker and hunk Carlo Guillermo Proto (El Huaso, Resurrecting Hassan) joins me to talk about the shockingly f-slurless Good Will Hunting. Directed by queer auteur Gus Van Sant, this extremely straight movie will have you in tears simply because a couple bros open up about their feelings. If you love this movie as much as we do, "It's not your fault."
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle with Jamie Travis
Yellowjackets director and producer Jamie Travis joins me to talk about the 1992 "lady thriller" The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Ernie Hudson, Matt McCoy, and Julianne Moore star in this wild, upsetting, and incredibly entertaining movie about a psychotic usurping nanny.
The First Wives Club with Katie Silberman
Writer Katie Silberman (Booksmart, Set It Up, and a super secret upcoming Marvel movie) is a master of storytelling and a MAJOR fan of The First Wives Club. This 1996 adaptation of the Olivia Goldsmith novel stars absolutely everyone, but mostly Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Stockard Channing, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth Berkley, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
I simply adore this podcast. Graydon is brilliant, so funny, and just has the sweetest vibe. This podcast feels like a high school slumber party where you watch all your favourite movies. I can’t get enough!
Love this pod and love you Graydon! <3
That was FUN Graydon! Your conversation brought me right in, like I was in the room with you two. More please!!!