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Talking through Criterion movies with a variety of guests. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/criteriondeepdives/support

Criterion Deep Dives Mike Mullaney

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Talking through Criterion movies with a variety of guests. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/criteriondeepdives/support

    024: Frances Ha with Chelsea, Tori and Ali

    024: Frances Ha with Chelsea, Tori and Ali

    Chelsea Glosser commandeers the mic as guest host to revisit FRANCES HA with Tori Scozzaro and Ali Dickson. 


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    023: Destroy All Monsters with Mike Poggi

    023: Destroy All Monsters with Mike Poggi

    Inspired by the hype surrounding the 2021 box office smash hit Godzilla vs. Kong, Mike Poggi returns to discuss a movie we swore we'd pod about: Destroy All Monsters (1968). 


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    022: The Films of Wong Kar Wai with Dalton Lee

    022: The Films of Wong Kar Wai with Dalton Lee

    In celebration of the new 4K restoration box set, out today from the Criterion Collection, Dalton and Mike do a full-blown career retrospective on the Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai. We talk about the man himself, his background growing up in Hong Kong, and the themes that pop up again and again in his films. (1:11) Then we go film by film and dig in to what stuck with us most about each. (44:54) Finally, we each rank these films top to bottom, as well as give our personal power rankings for the troupe of actors who make up the WKW experience. (1:47:33)



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    021: Joint Security Area with Robby and Logan

    021: Joint Security Area with Robby and Logan

    Previous guests Robby and Logan stop by to, yup, you guessed it, talk about some movies. We start by talking about some current Oscar contenders, including Minari and Nomadland, as well as the pros and cons of virtual screening rooms. (1:04) Then they discuss Park Chan-Wook's South Korean military drama Joint Security Area. (23:13)



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    020: Harlan County, USA with Tyler Lee

    020: Harlan County, USA with Tyler Lee

    Tyler Lee comes on the pod to discuss his op-ed concerning the Netflix film Hillbilly Elegy, and what he sees as a poor and misguided attempt to represent his native West Virginia and Appalachia as a whole. (0:36) Then we turn to a different film about the region, Harlan County, USA, to talk about how it continues to resonate today as both a political statement and a model for radical documentary filmmaking. (24:47)



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    Netflix's 'Hillbilly Elegy' turns my community's human anguish into Oscar bait - NBC News Think


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    019: Roma with Steve Vaccaro

    019: Roma with Steve Vaccaro

    Mike and Steve turn back the clock to 2018 for Alfonso Cuarón's astonishing and emotional portrait of Mexico City in the early 70s, ROMA. We discuss the director's autobiographical attachment to the film, unique filmmaking methods that make it so memorable, and the film's take on the burden of single parenthood and the true nature of family.


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