Criterion Now – Episode 32 – Czech Films, Best Comedy Films, Lost in America

Aaron is joined by Becky D’Anna and Martin Kessler and we discuss favorite comedies, Czech films, and Lost in America. Becky is a massive Ingmar Bergman and Albert Brooks fan, so we dig deep into Brooks with Lost in America, and a little bit into Bergman. Martin is a massive Czech film expert, so we got his perspective on some of the potential Czech films that could be coming to Criterion. We also talk about the Top 100 Comedies list from the BBC, and the usual Criterion news and FilmStruck.

Episode Notes

17:30 – Czech Filmmakers

28:00 – List of Comedy Films

32:00 – Lost in America

57:00 – Short Takes

1:03:00 – FilmStruck

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Episode Credits

Music for the show is from Fatboy Roberts’ Geek Remixed project.

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.