50 episodes

A current rundown of the world of Criterion with a round table of guests. We talk about new and upcoming releases, what's happening on FilmStruck, and other related topics related to the Criterion Collection.

Criterion Now CriterionCast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 38 Ratings

A current rundown of the world of Criterion with a round table of guests. We talk about new and upcoming releases, what's happening on FilmStruck, and other related topics related to the Criterion Collection.

    Criterion Now – Episode 144 – July 2022 Announcements, David Lynch, Truffaut

    Criterion Now – Episode 144 – July 2022 Announcements, David Lynch, Truffaut

    Jill and Aaron get into June announcements, a lot of David Lynch news, and speculate about François Truffaut.

    Criterion Now – Episode 143 – June 2022 Announcements, Indicator Bogart, Kinuyo Tunaka

    Criterion Now – Episode 143 – June 2022 Announcements, Indicator Bogart, Kinuyo Tunaka

    Marcus Pinn joins as we discuss June announcements and a lot more.

    Criterion Now – Episode 142 – May 2022 Announcements, Miller’s Crossing, Pink Flamingos

    Criterion Now – Episode 142 – May 2022 Announcements, Miller’s Crossing, Pink Flamingos

    Drew Morton joins again, and we have a lot to talk about. Come for the Criterions, stay for his Jimmy Stewart impressions.

    Criterion Now – Episode 141 – Martial Arts

    Criterion Now – Episode 141 – Martial Arts

    Grady Hendrix and Chris Poggiali, authors of These Fists Break Bricks join to talk about all things martial arts.

    Criterion Now – Episode 140 – April 2022 Announcements, A Hard Day’s Night, Shaft

    Criterion Now – Episode 140 – April 2022 Announcements, A Hard Day’s Night, Shaft

    Celeste de la Cabra joins to discuss the April announcements and more possibly coming to Criterion.

    Criterion Now – Episode 139 – Reflections on 2021

    Criterion Now – Episode 139 – Reflections on 2021

    Jill and Aaron spend New Year's Eve reflecting on the year of 2021

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

TheGreenGargantua ,

Criterion love fest

Have been listening to most of the podcasts in this family of Criterion centered discussions for about 5 years. Anyone familiar with the brand gets it has marketed wisely and now has a following that supercedes the actual movies themselves it releases. Films become dubbed by the Criterion faithful as "Criterion worthy" or not and you soon realize the cart has now surpassed the horse. I have a rather large collection myself as a career filmmaker and find most of their films as being worthy of study for not only my own joy but for work. Though I am far from the cover critisizing devotees that obssess over this stuff, I still have a far above normal collection of blurays and DVDs (including a few 16mm prints) of films I love.

But the cinephiles that have taken over essentially the flag ship program here are a different breed. I give it four stars as for those who love the films and listening to others indulge in the somewhat uncomfortable affection for them will enjoy returning to this. It misses the more direct and focused voice of Ryan Gallagher, even if his political penchant at times filtered in (though the recent hosts have made comments like, I am paraphraing "those on the right might not like Boogie Nights" or that Criterion themselves as a company support Hillary Clinton) but you still get your fill of unadulturated movie talk to fall asleep to or listen on your drive home. Some of the routines like "piece of flare" and the word games they play are a bit tiresome and not of any interest to me, but there is still enough in there for me to kill an hour to.

Croterions fans wil, and do, love the show, but think it has plenty of room for a smoother show that does not lapse into somewhat slightly personal banter between the current hosts.

schartoff ,

Fun Podcast & Exceptional Host

I gotta tip my hat to host Aaron West and the work he does with this remearkable podcast. It's a thoughtful and engaging show about a fetish that every true film lovers has, a Criterion Collection jones. Anyway, you can keep up to date by Aaron and his guests by subscribing, something I urge you to do.

Jon Laubs ,

Criterion Now is my favorite podcast

For real. It’s like the hub of the Criterion cinephile universe. Aaron is a great host and has terrific guests especially Jon Laubinger who is the best guest

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