in Criterion Month, Podcast

And we’re back with our first podcast in quite some time! Just as the NFL draft happens each Spring, a far more important draft also happens this time each year, where we pick what movies we’ll be reviewing for Criterion Month. Like every year, it’s an odd exercise in talking about movies we haven’t seen yet while there isn’t much competition as to whether one of us will steal each other’s pick. Still, the boys find plenty of arty movies to look forward to seeing in a summer that should actually see the return of theater moviegoing and possibly a newfound appreciation for this medium that we already know and love.

Author Day July Movie Director Country Year
John Thursday 1 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Alfred Hitchcock UK 1927
Colin Friday 2 The Docks of New York Josef von Sternberg USA 1928
John Saturday 3 Dos monjes Juan Bustillo Oro Mexico 1934
Colin Sunday 4 Things to Come William Cameron Menzies UK 1936
Colin Monday 5 Dance, Girl, Dance Dorothy Arzner USA 1940
John Tuesday 6 Stray Dog Akira Kurosawa Japan 1949
Sean Wednesday 7 Godzilla Ishiro Honda Japan 1954
John Thursday 8 La strada Federico Fellini Italy 1954
Colin Friday 9 Journey to Italy Roberto Rossellini Italy 1954
John Saturday 10 The Housemaid Kim Ki-young South Korea 1960
Sean Sunday 11 Cléo from 5 to 7 Agnès Varda France 1962
Colin Monday 12 The Leopard Luchino Visconti Italy 1963
Sean Tuesday 13 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Jacques Demy France 1964
Sean Wednesday 14 Le cercle rouge Jean-Pierre Melville France 1970
Colin Thursday 15 The Emigrants Jan Troell Sweden 1971
Sean Friday 16 Fist of Fury Lo Wei Hong Kong 1972
Colin Saturday 17 Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance Toshiya Fujita Japan 1974
John Sunday 18 The Last Wave Peter Weir Australia 1977
Sean Monday 19 The Long Good Friday John Mackenzie UK 1979
Sean Tuesday 20 The Big Chill Lawrence Kasdan USA 1983
John Wednesday 21 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Pedro Almodóvar Spain 1988
Colin Thursday 22 To Sleep with Anger Charles Burnett USA 1990
Sean Friday 23 Paris is Burning Jennie Livingston USA 1990
John Saturday 24 Crash David Cronenberg Canada 1996
Sean Sunday 25 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Jim Jarmusch USA 1999
Colin Monday 26 Beau travail Claire Denis France 1999
John Tuesday 27 The Piano Teacher Michael Haneke France 2001
Sean Wednesday 28 The New World Terrence Malick USA 2005
Colin Thursday 29 Old Joy Kelly Reichardt USA 2006
John Friday 30 Certain Women Kelly Reichardt USA 2016