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The Adam Glass and John Patrick Owatari-Dorgan, attempt the sisyphean task of watching every movie in the ever-growing Criterion Collection and talk about them. Want to support us? We’ll love you for it: www.Patreon.com/LostInCriterion

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    • 3.0 • 41 Ratings

The Adam Glass and John Patrick Owatari-Dorgan, attempt the sisyphean task of watching every movie in the ever-growing Criterion Collection and talk about them. Want to support us? We’ll love you for it: www.Patreon.com/LostInCriterion

    Spine 506: Dillinger is Dead

    Spine 506: Dillinger is Dead

    Marco Ferreri's 1969 film Dillinger is Dead takes a look out how being a victim of alienation under capitalism makes committing oppressive violence feel like liberation. Or at least I hope so, because otherwise it's a bad movie.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Spine 505: Make Way for Tomorrow

    Spine 505: Make Way for Tomorrow

    Make Way for Tomorrow is one of the most subtly political films we've seen, particularly from America. Leo McCarey's masterpiece tells the story of an older couple forced apart by economic forces, having lost their income and their home in a world were their children cannot financially or emotionally care for them. It stands as a beautifully made depressing drama, but it shines as an example of the state of things and the need for change as the New Deal and, particularly, Social Security were bringing a much needed safety net to Americans in similar situations.

    Long time supporter of the show Jason Westhaver joins us to talk about this wonderful film.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Spine 504: Hunger

    Spine 504: Hunger

    Director Steve McQueen's feature debut, Hunger is a historical drama about the mistreatment of IRA political prisoners by the British government, particularly centered on Bobby Sands' part in the 1981 hunger strike that led to his death. McQueen and his cast all insist this movie is meant to be apolitical and show that wrong was done on both sides. If that is true, this brilliant film failed its makers' intentions.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Spine 503: Lola Montes

    Spine 503: Lola Montes

    Our fourth and currently final Max Ophuls movie in the Collection is his final film, a historic romance that takes a lot of liberties and is maybe kinda about taking liberties? Capitalist patriarchy is a circus in Lola Montes.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Spine 502: Revanche

    Spine 502: Revanche

    Götz Spielmann's 2008 film Revanche feints at being a crime drama, and has a title suggesting it's a revenge thriller, but settles into being a study on loss and grief.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Spine 501: Paris, Texas

    Spine 501: Paris, Texas

    After we watched Wings of Desire a few months ago we were greatly anticipating another Wim Wenders film and Paris, Texas (1984) does not disappoint. The term "modern western" is usually applied to cowboyish action films, but I think it's fitting here for a story of the southwest US that doubles as a parable on the lack of community and connection when living in places built for cars not people.

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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Eh

It's an interesting idea, mediocre execution

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Good Show; Too Much Banter

Guys I like the show but you are surely losing a lot of listeners with your pre-film banter. Your strength is the review and analysis. If this whole endeavor is for you then don’t change a thing. If it is for the audience (or both), then improve the banter or drastically cut it or eliminate it or use chapter indexing so we can skip right to the movie content.

This is all intended as constructive criticism.

I appreciate you doing criterion films.
One podcast I think would help you as a model is The Magic Lantern.

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Rambling

Great subject matter. Unfortunately these guys can’t keep a thought together without drifting off topic. Only heard the Ikiru episode but I won’t return to this pod.

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