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Criterion Now – Episode 38 – The Piano Teacher, Bergman 100, Herzog & Kinski

13 November 2017 4:35 PM, PST

Aaron is joined by Jonathan Laubinger and Jordan Essoe to discuss The Piano Teacher and the latest in Criterion. We get into some predictions for the February 2018 releases, including going into our wish list. We also get excited about the possibility of the Bergman centennial tour and hopeful Criterion release. We spend a good bit of time dissecting The Piano Teacher and going through the week of FilmStruck including Herzog & Kinski, and the Greek Weird Wave.

Episode Notes

9:00 – Criterion News

44:30 – The Piano Teacher

59:30 – Short Takes (Visions of Eight, The Innocents, Sunday Bloody Sunday)

1:11:00 – FilmStruck

Episode Links February 2018 Predictions Thread The FilmStruck Podcast First Look at New 4K Restoration of The Passion of Joan of Arc Criterion Collection on Netflix Episode Credits Aaron West: Twitter | Website | Letterboxd Jonathan Laubinger: Twitter | Website Jordan Essoe: Twitter | Website Criterion Now: Facebook Group Criterion Cast: Facebook | Twitter

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- Aaron West

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David Reviews George Cukor’s The Philadelphia Story [Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review]

13 November 2017 4:00 AM, PST

A prime specimen of the classic Hollywood Golden Age studio system firing on all cylinders. A beloved romantic comedy presented in a definitive edition for the enjoyment of longtime fans that also sets it up for discovery by a new generation. The crucial hit that restored Katharine Hepburn’s faltering career and launched her into legendary status as one of the greatest movie stars of all time. A fascinating story that weaves themes of social class, gender roles, media sensationalism and relationship tensions with timeless wit and flawless delivery. There are many angles by which a viewer can approach The Philadelphia Story and come away with heartfelt appreciation of this new release by the Criterion Collection.

For those unfamiliar with the plot, as the title implies, The Philadelphia Story is set in a wealthy suburban enclave on the outskirts of that city. Tracy Lord, the oldest daughter of a high-society »

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