The Criterion Channel is back, baby!

Jim and Teal salute the return of the Criterion Channel (streaming service starts April 8th) with an episode dedicated to some of the finest films ever made. Our two trusty podcasters each share their own Criterion top ten lists. Jim’s list focuses on a selection of films he hopes you check out when the Criterion Channel comes back. Teal provides a list of 10 films he cannot wait to rewatch once the Criterion Channel re-emerges.

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The Great Cate Haight

Jim and Teal are back hosting an exclusive interview with Emmy-nominated film and television editor, Catherine Haight. Catherine’s credits include editing work on Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and New Girl. She is also the editor of films such as Afternoon Delight, Polka King, Puzzle, and the upcoming comedy, Troop Zero.

Listen in to Catherine tell Jim and Teal about her film influences, her journey from production assistant to full-time film editor, and how she exercises her craft.

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Circles of Confusion, E.T. and Movies Your Daughters Should See

In this episode: Jim continues with his struggle of movies shot on digital before he and Teal look back to the summer of 1982 when E.T. The Extra Terrestrial was all the rage. Next, Teal laments that Hollywood does not have an overwhelming output of movies with female leads. As a father of two daughters, this poses a dilemma when they want to see movies with a strong female-driven narrative. Jim and Teal offer up a host of films for all of you listeners in the same predicament. This one-hour episode is chocked with recommendations.

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Luke Perry and the Epic Tale of Seeing The Doors

What does the passing of Luke Perry have to do with the 1991 Oliver Stone classic, The Doors? Let’s listen in as Jim and Teal make the connection for us. They take you back to March 1st, 1991, and opening day of The Doors at the legendary Ziegfeld Theater in NYC. What starts out as an innocent trip uptown, becomes a film endurance test.

After the story, stay tuned as Jim catches up with a Teal recommendation, Blue Ruin. It’s another revenge-thriller. Will Jim rise from the ashes and give it a thumb’s up? Listen and find out!

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There’s Something About Green Book

Jim and Teal are back with their final take on this year’s Academy Awards. Where do they stand on this year’s big winner? We’ll give you a hint: it isn’t one of their favorites. Listen to what they have to say as they compare this year against the 1990 Academy Awards where Driving Miss Daisy was the evening’s big winner.

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That’s Amore! Pt 2

In the epic conclusion of our 2-part Valentine’s Day episode, Teal spins a tale of Much Ado About Nothing with a Russian Doll twist. Then it’s time for more of Teal’s alternative Valentine’s Day viewing choices. Next up, Jim pulls out another gem from his NYU rom/com basket, and tells a movie date story from the fall of 1990. Can romance be created from watching an animated Disney classic? You’ll have to listen for yourself to find out. Finally, the fun winds down with a couple of final Valentine’s Day movie picks from Teal; for those who are comfortable in their relationship status to handle them. You may know the password for admittance, but do you know the password for the house?

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That’s Amore! Pt 1

Love is in the air! Jim and Teal have caught the fever, and the only prescription is a Valentine’s Day-themed episode. Who knew these two could be so sentimental?

Teal kicks off the action with a set of movie recommendations for this Valentine’s Day, and his choices are anything but conventional. Next up is Jim. Follow his romantic entanglements as Jim plays raconteur, and tells a tale from his Sophomore year at NYU. What surprising double-bill plays background for a surprise first date?

This is a love-soaked episode so filled with mush, Jim and Teal need two episodes to do it. Catch part 2 later in the week, but enjoy the nostalgia memories of part 1 now! Enjoy all you love birds and hopeless romantics!

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Nic Cage Busts The Volume Knob

Nigel Tufnel may like his amp volume turned up to 11, but in the 2018 film, Mandy, Nic Cage cranks the insanity beyond that number and breaks the knob.  In this episode, Jim and Teal pay homage to two movie legends, composer Michel Legrand, and character actor Dick Miller. After, Jim and Teal focus their attentions on the revenge genre, and one of its most extreme examples, Mandy. Mandy may not be for everyone, but for fans of those 80s midnight cult films, this one could be your next obsession. Jim and Teal carefully thread the needle to avoid major spoilers, but they will make sure to guide you on a safe path on how to view this insane exercise in psychedelic movie mayhem!

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