Episode 38 – Steve McQueen’s Hunger

This is the podcast dedicated to The Criterion Collection. Rudie Obias, Ryan Gallagher & James McCormick discuss Criterion News & Rumors and Criterion New Releases, they also analyze, discuss & highlight Criterion #504, Steve McQueen’s 2008 film, Hunger, along with ‘Variations On a Theme’.

SPECIAL GUEST: Elisabeth Rappe – A writer from, and The Flickcast.

This Week’s “Variation on a Theme”: Political Protest in Movies

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Show Notes:

(00:00 – 00:15; “A United Theory” by God Help The Girl)

(00:16 – 01:10; The CriterionCast – Episode 038 – Hunger – CC #504)


(01:17 – 09:00; Apple Announces iPhone 4)

(09:01 – 17:44; Michael Fassbender Rumored To Play Villain in Marvel Movies?)


(17:45 – 25:06; New Criterion Films Going Out of Print)

(25:07 – 26:21; Break Music by Carlos Segovia)


(26:22 – 1:20:59; Steve McQueen’s Hunger – CC #504)

(1:21:00 – 1:21:45; Break Music by Carlos Segovia)

[Variations On a Theme]

(1:21:46 – 1:26:55; Variations On a Theme – Political Protest in Movies)

(1:26:56 – 1:29:55; The Wind That Shakes The Barley & The Boxer – Elisabeth Rappe)

(1:29:56 – 1:39:59; Pan’s Labyrinth – Ryan Gallagher)

(1:40:00 – 1:51:34; Conquest of The Planet of The Apes – James McCormick)


(1:51:35 – 1:54:30; Wrap Up, Contact Info & Credits)

(1:54:31 – 1:54:43; Next – Götz Spielmann’s 2008 film, Revanche)

(1:54:44 – 1:55:34; Follow Along With Us @

(1:55:35 – 1:55:56; Goodbyes)

(1:55:57 – 1:56:40; “Working Poor” by Horse Feathers)

(1:56:41 – 1:57:49; Outtakes!!)

Music Credits:

Intro Music by God Help The Girl. Learn more on iTunes and their website,

Break Music by Carlos Segovia. Learn more @

Outro Music by Horse Feathers. Learn more on iTunes and their MySpace Page,

Ryan Gallagher

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