Criterion Channel Surfing

A monthly podcast dedicated to the Criterion Collection’s streaming service – The Criterion Channel.

Criterion Channel Surfing, Episode 19: June 2020 New and Expiring Titles, Film Noir, HBO Max, and Bergman Entry Points

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On this mega-episode of the podcast, Josh is joined by Brad McDermott, filmmaker and frequent guest on the Criterion Reflections and Criterion Now podcasts, to discuss films noir in the Criterion Channel’s permanent library, as well as the new and expiring titles for the month of June. Michael Hutchins stops by to discuss the Criterion titles on Warner Media’s new streaming service, HBO Max, and Becky D’Anna joins Josh for a conversation about entry points to the films of Ingmar Bergman.

Criterion Channel Surfing, Episode 16: Make ‘Em Laugh!

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Josh is joined once again by screenwriter and critic Robert Taylor of the Robert Taylor Odyssey as they try to “Make ‘Em Laugh” with comedies that are only available on The Criterion Channel. Plus, Matt Gasteier of The Complete Podcast stops by to discuss entry points to the films of Yasujiro Ozu.

Criterion Channel Surfing, Episode 13: Japanese Cinema – Keisuke Kinoshita

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Josh is joined once again by frequent contributor Matt Gasteier of The Complete Podcast to continue their conversation about the Criterion Channel. For this episode, they dive into the filmography of Japanese filmmaker Keisuke Kinoshita and offer up a few recommendations for films that are only available on the Criterion Channel. But first, Jill Blake of the Drinking While Talking Podcast stops by to discuss entry-points into classic Hollywood.

Criterion Channel Surfing, Episode 10: The Lovers

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Will Remmers joins Josh to continue their conversation about the Criterion Channel. For this episode, they discuss “The Lovers” – stories of love and loss – and give a few recommendations for films that fit the theme. Plus, Matt Gasteier of The Complete podcast shares some tips and tricks for navigating the Criterion Channel’s digital supplements – and makes the case for spending time with the Channel’s interviews, commentaries, and supplemental documentaries.

Criterion Channel Surfing, Episode 6: Family Matters Follow Up (Titles on Other Streaming Services)

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In this short follow-up to our December 2019 episode on “Family Matters,” host Josh Hornbeck is joined once again by Dave Eves, frequent contributor to Wrong Reel, Film Baby Film, Criterion Now, and Just the Discs. They briefly discuss various streaming services and offer a few recommendations for films about family on other streaming services.