Criterion Now – Episode 40 – Othello, Alexander Payne, Tales of Hoffman

After a short break, Aaron returns with Will Remmers’ debut appearance. We discuss a lot of the news that we missed from the past few weeks, including potential Criterion titles like Hard Eight, Margaret, The Virgin Suicides, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. We get a little deeper into Orson Welles’ Othello and his final documentary, Filming Othello. Will is an opera expert, so a few topics are steered towards that topic and we briefly get into The Tales of Hoffman.

Episode Notes

6:30 – New Releases and Criterion News

48:30 – Short Takes (Jim Henson, Jabberwocky)

53:30 – Othello

1:09:00 – 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.