Criterion Now – Episode 115 – March 2021 Announcements, Ashley Clark, Upcoming Titles

Jon Laubinger returns to the show to talk about the March 2021 announcements and especially the World of Wong Kar Wai set. Longtime listeners will remember that Jon predicted the set years ago and it has finally come to fruition. We also get into some of the controversies around the release and whether that tempers our excitement. We talk at length about Ashley Clark being hired as Curational Director and what that means for the label going forward. Finally, we talk about upcoming and rumored releases including Mirror, Demonlover, Ikarie XB-1, Mississippi Masala and Flowers of Shanghai. 

Episode Links

CriterionCast – Best of 2020
The World of Wong Kar Wai – Virtual Cinema at Lincoln Center
Criterion Collection Author – Ashley Clark
Criterion Close-Up – Fellini’s Satyricon
Flowers of Shanghai trailer

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.