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The Criterion Chat #69 – The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

In this episode, Nate and Matt discuss Luis Buñuel's critical darling "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie", released in 1972. Listen on SoundCloud Listen on Apple Podcasts

The Criterion Chat #68 – The Great Beauty

In this episode, Nate and Matt ponder Paolo Sorrentino's 2013 Oscar-winner "The Great Beauty." Listen on SoundCloud Listen on Apple Podcasts

The Criterion Chat #67 – Hobson’s Choice

In this episode, Nate and Matt discuss master director David Lean's 1954 comedic romp "Hobson's Choice". And you thought you could choose whether or not to listen... Listen on SoundCloud…

The Godfather – Deep Focus

Ever heard of a little film called "The Godfather"? Nate and Matt talk about Francis Ford Coppola's Mob classic in honor of its 50th anniversary. It's an offer you can't…

The Criterion Chat #66 – The Moment of Truth

In this episode, Nate and Matt discuss the brutal, baffling bullfighting film "The Moment of Truth," directed by Francesco Rosi. Listen on SoundCloud Listen on Apple Podcasts

The Criterion Chat #65 – The Leopard

In this episode, Nate and Matt survey the splendor of Sicily in Luchino Visconti's introspective 1963 epic "The Leopard." Listen on SoundCloud Listen on Apple Podcasts

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.