Criterion Now – Episode 122 – The Kaiju Episode

Dave Eves returns and we did into the vast world of Kaiju cinema. For those who don’t know, that’s basically big monsters. We get into the origins with Godzilla, and continue with Gamera, Ultra Q, Ultraman, and the legacy of kaiju and how it has influenced other films.

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.