Criterion Now – Episode 123 – August 2021 Announcements, Melvin Van Peebles, Isobel Sandoval

Andrew and Steven of the Chasing Labels podcast join to talk Criterions. Some might remember Steven for composing the Barnes & Noble Criterion song a few years ago. They have a new podcast where they talk about boutique labels and that makes them a great fit for this show. We discuss the August 2021 announcements, Isobel Sandoval and her Criterion picks, the upcoming Melvin Van Peebles boxset, Distant Journey and plenty more. 

Episode Links

Chasing Labels Podcast
Chasing Labels Episode 4 with Aaron West
CriterionCast Letterboxd
Isobel Sandoval Closet Picks
Melvin Van Peebles Boxset Coming
Janus Films – Distant Journey 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.