70 episodes

Mark Hurne and Aaron West take a deep dive into The Criterion Collection with each episode. We discuss all things Criterion, delve into the library and explore relevant topics such as directors, themes, actors, genres that encompass all of film. Occasionally we conduct interviews with people who are involved or impacted by the Collection.

Criterion Close-Up Aaron West

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4, 5 Ratings

Mark Hurne and Aaron West take a deep dive into The Criterion Collection with each episode. We discuss all things Criterion, delve into the library and explore relevant topics such as directors, themes, actors, genres that encompass all of film. Occasionally we conduct interviews with people who are involved or impacted by the Collection.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Steven Hess ,

Criterion Close-Up

Aaron and Mark clearly love their subject, they riff and opinion on all things film history and classics. This is an informative, engaging and personal discussion of some of the films that broke the status quo during a revolutionary time for cinema in the UK, namely the late 1950a and early 1960s.

In England, "Angry Young Cinema," "Kitchen Sink Cinema," and "Free Cinema" were some of the descriptive titles for this startling explosion of tell-it-like-it-is movies, mostly filmed in high contrast, ashen black-and -white and often adapted from theatrical (John Osborne, Harold Pinter) or literary (Alan Silitoe, David Story, etc. ) source material. Three monumental filmmakers-Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson set the pace. Interestingly Harry Saltzman who went on to find fame with the early Bond franchise was one of the early producers of some of these films at Woodfall.

As the pod cast series develops it might benefit from a shorter duration.

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