Criterion Channel Surfing

Criterion Channel Surfing is a podcast dedicated to exploring the films of the Criterion Channel – home to the Criterion Collection’s digital library. Each episode will explore the month’s new releases and expiring titles, as well as recommendations from the Criterion Collection’s back catalogue of streaming-only titles.

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Episodes

Episode 4: The Masters Follow-Up (Titles on Other Streaming Services)
This short follow-up to our November 2019 episode on “The Masters” features host Josh Hornbeck speaking once again with Aaron West of the 25th Frame, Criterion Now, and Criterion Close-Up. They briefly discuss various streaming services and offer a few recommendations for films by master filmmakers on other streaming services.

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Episode 3: The Masters (November 2019)
For our November2019 episode of Criterion Channel Surfing, Josh is joined by Aaron West of The 25th Frame, Criterion Now, and Criterion Close-Up to discuss the Criterion Channel’s expiring and new releases for the month of November, as well as a few recommendations for films by “The Masters” in the Criterion Collection’s permanent digital library. He also talks with friend of the show Michael Hutchins about the history of Criterion’s online presence, and Matt Gasteier of The Complete podcast stops by for some advice on using the channel across different devices.

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Episode 2: Art-House Horror Follow-Up (Titles on Other Streaming Services)
Just in time for Halloween, this short follow-up to our October 2019 episode on “Art-House Horror” features host Josh Hornbeck speaking once again with Jon Laubinger of the Film Baby Film podcast. They briefly discuss the streaming landscape for horror films and offer a few recommendations for “Art-House Horror” on other streaming services.

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Episode 1: Art-House Horror (October 2019)
For this first episode of Criterion Channel Surfing, host Josh Hornbeck is joined by Jon Laubinger of the Film Baby Film podcast to discuss the Criterion Channel’s expiring and new releases for the month of October, as well as a few “Art-House Horror” titles from the Criterion Channel’s permanent digital library. He also talks with friend of the show Michael Hutchins about the state of Criterion’s digital library, and Matt Gasteier of The Complete podcast stops by for some tips and tricks in navigating the channel.

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UPCOMING EPISODES

November 2019 – The Masters

December 2019 – Family Matters

January 2020 – Police Stories

February 2020 – The Lovers

March 2020 – Japanese Cinema: Kinoshita

April 2020 – Make ‘Em Laugh

May 2020 – The Masters: Part Two

June 2020 – Smoke and Shadow

July 2020 – World Travels

August 2020 – Czech Cinema

September 2020 – Back to School

October 2020 – Art-House Horror: Part Two

November 2020 – Political Cinema

December 2020 – The Masters: Part Three

January 2021 – Melodrama