Episode 63.5 – Disc 2 -Top Criterion Collection Releases of 2010 With David Blakeslee

Disc 2 episodes are bonus/supplement episodes of The CriterionCast. Rudie Obias, Ryan Gallagher, & James McCormick ramble on and on about movies and movie experiences. ‘On The Screen’ is where they discuss anything and everything that has been on their screens in the week. So anything from TV & movies to music & web junk, everything ‘On The Screen’ is up for grabs. This is what they recommend to you, their listeners.

SPECIAL GUEST: David Blakeslee – A writer for the CriterionCast and The Author of the Criterion Reflections blog

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Our next episode they will highlight and discuss film Criterion #093 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburg’s 1947 film, Black Narcissus.

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Black Narcissus

Show Notes:

(00:00 – 01:09; “Rush Apart” by The Rural Alberta Advantage)

(01:10 – 01:59; The CriterionCast – Episode 062.5 – Disc 2)

(2:00 – 1:04:13; Our Top Criterion Releases of 2010)

David Blakeslee

Max Ophuls’ Lola Montès

Stan Brakhage’s By Brakhage Volume 2

Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy

Rudie Obias

Nobuhio Obayashi’s House

Götz Spielmann’s Revanche

Olivier Assayas’ Summer Hours

James McCormick

Powell & Pressburger’s The Red Shoes

Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life

Charles Laughton’s The Night of The Hunter

Ryan Gallagher

Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout

Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line

Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos


(1:04:14 – 1:05:43; Wrap Up, Contact Info & Goodbyes)

(1:05:44 – 1:06:09; Next – Powell & Pressburg’s 1947 film – CC #093 – Variations On a Theme – Sexual Repression in Movies)

(1:06:10 – 1:06:39; Goodbyes)

(1:06:40 – 1:07:30; “Tidal Wave” by The Apples in Stereo)

(1:07:31 – 1:07:43; Outtakes!)

Ryan Gallagher

Ryan is the Editor-In-Chief / Founder of, and the host / co-founder / producer of the various podcasts here on the site. You can find his website at, follow him on Twitter (@RyanGallagher), or send him an email: [email protected].


  • For what it’s worth, I actually chose the full set of By Brakhage, Vols. 1 and 2 (on Bluray) as my #2 overall favorite release of 2010, not just Vol. 2