Trouble in Mind: Neo Noir Part 3

Jimmy, Billy, and the rabbit are all back for this third installment of Stuff We’ve Seen’s look at the Criterion Channel’s Neo Noir Series. Picking up where they left off in part 2, Jimmy and Billy begin with 1978’s Laura Mars. And next making their way into the 80s, it’s anyone’s guess how far they’ll get, but one thing is for sure: there will be a part 4! From the gritty Noir 70s to the Neon 80s, this week’s installment shows the bridge between the two decades with films such as The Onion Field and Cutter’s Way mixing it up with extravagance and the hype style of Eyes of Laura Mars and Trouble in Mind. There are some genre classics that stick to the tropes of noir even as they subvert them, like Lawrence Kasdan’s, Body Heat and Stephen Frear’s, the Hit. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some Jimmy,

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The Willenial Criterion Library

I think I first discovered the Criterion Collection sometime in high school. I consistently went to Bull Moose (which I still claim as my second home) and perused their endless selection of DVDs. Every once in a while, I would see the bold white “C” of the Criterion logo on the spine of a film case. I was curious as to what that meant and why certain films would be embossed with this sigil of “Great Filmitude”. After scouring the internet, I felt educated enough to make some conscious choices about which Criterion-distributed films I would seek out for myself. Some films received their Will Lane Stamp of Approval and ended up somewhere in my collection for one reason or another. Some films received their Will Lane Stamp of Approval and ended up somewhere in my collection for one reason or another. Godzilla (1954) My childhood was full of b-movie

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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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