Criterion Close-Up – Episode 36 – Plain Archive, 1988 Films, Cannes 2016

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Mark and Aaron discuss Plain Archive, the South Korean Blu-Ray label, with input from Hyunhu Jang. He is a Producer and the Communications Manager for the label. In addition to talking about the label’s titles and their terrific packaging, we also delve into the global Blu-Ray economy and the challenges with streaming media. We discuss the 2016 Cannes lineup and share our favorite 1988 films.

Episode Links & Notes

0:00 – Intro and Welcome Ghost of Plain Archive

2:55 – Thanks & Feedback on New Formats

7:25 – Hertzfeldt Giveaway Update

9:10 – Mark on First Time Watchers

14:00 – Plain Archive Discussion

37:15 – Movie Lists, 1988 Films

46:40 – Cannes 2016

54:20 – Short Takes (Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Steve Jobs, Ex Machina, Shame, Carol, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Episode Credits

Next time on the podcast: Only Angels Have Wings

Aaron West

I am a somewhat educated Criterion dork, with a History and Film Studies bachelor's degree and plenty of self-education over the years. My tastes are all over the map. Probably my favorite is 1930s French Poetic Realism, but I like everything from noir, to animation, to horror, westerns, and modern film. Usually I prefer film that challenges and requires something of the viewer.

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