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It’s a Wonderful Life: Man of War – The Workprint

In this video essay, Nate evaluates Frank Capra's classic 1946 film, "It's a Wonderful Life," not as a Christmas movie, but rather as an example of post-war literature. View video…

The Criterion Chat #64 – Christmas Wish List #6

In this annual episode, Nate and Matt are joined by special guest and friend Bryan to discuss their classic and contemporary film picks for inclusion in the Criterion Collection. Listen…

The Color of Money – Deep Focus

Nate and Matt continue their conversation on "Fast" Eddie Felson, turning their attention this time to the 1986 sequel to "The Hustler." Like, subscribe, and comment on our discussion of…

The Hustler – Deep Focus

In honor of its 60th anniversary, Nate and Matt discuss Robert Rossen's 1961 classic "The Hustler" starring Paul Newman. View video on YouTube.

The Criterion Chat #63 – Youth of the Beast

In this episode, Nate and Matt decipher the indecipherable yakuza film "Youth of the Beast", directed by Seijun Suzuki and released in 1963. Listen on SoundCloud. Listen on Apple Podcasts.

To the Wonder – Deep Focus

Get ready for our least viewed episode of all time! Nate and Matt frolic through the fields and discuss Terrence Malick's overlooked stunner "To the Wonder." And yes, Matt gets…

Dune – Closeup

In a rare move, Nate and Matt review another new movie. Will this one join the hall of shame? It's Denis Villeneuve's "Dune"! Or "Dune: Part One"! Or "Dune: Zendaya…

The Criterion Chat #62 – Mulholland Dr.

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Total Recall – Deep Focus

Nate recalls Arnold Schwarzenegger's extraordinary acting while Matt recalls not recognizing the brilliance of "Total Recall." You decide who is right and let us know! Watch on YouTube.

The Criterion Chat #61 – Barry Lyndon

One May Enjoy This Episode, Hosted by Nate and Matt, Regarding an Account by Stanley Kubrick of the Misfortunes and Disasters Which Befell Barry Lyndon, Released in 1975. Listen on…