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 (Don't Worry Darling, 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.
this is great! binged in two days time. waiting by for season 3.
I love love love this podcast and it represents my entire ethos around art, music, movies - either i like it or i don’t. doesn’t matter if it’s high or low brow, well reviewed or reviled …. and frankly the majority of criterion is unwatchable to me. snooze fest. criteriNOT, however, is filled with absolute bangers. a particular delight was watching the house bunny then listening to the ep, with lara marie of sexy unique podcast, and a guest visit from anna faris. i love listening to conversations about movies that i love without worrying too much about their flaws (artistic, yes, but also whether they’re problematic by todays standards, which for the most part this podcast doesn’t unpack-thankfully. some guests have brought that energy and those are my least favorite eps.) this podcast is about ENJOYMENT, something i think we all want and deserve. thank you graydon!
Can’t get enough!
This podcast is refreshingly unpretentious and a comfort to listen to every week. I haven’t seen most of the films that have been discussed but I love having an ever growing list of recommendations to look forward to! TELL EVERYONE ABOUT THIS PODCAST SO THAT GRAYDON CAN CONTINUE MAKING IT FOREVER thanks!