Wacky 2013

WACKY
A yearly overview of the clues of upcoming titles provided by Criterion and Jason Polan in the monthly newsletter. Proudly pun-ful, characteristically corny, and always awaited with bated breath.


Some of the best clues Polan has ever scribbled to paper. A couple of obvious blu clues for some long in the collection upgrades. A plethora of birds for eating, politicking, and ruling the universe. 4 angry earths mocking the look that many had at the announcement of this release (not me). A marrying eye that’s right on the nose, and a pooch that couldn’t be for anything else. A European map that still makes me snicker and some top-tier Ingmar that might make you think that HD-DVD was making a comeback. Wrap it all up with a sickly rodent that some still swear is Ratso Rizzo and you’ve got a typically strong year with puns to match.

2013-jan-lord-of-the-flies 43 Lord of the Flies

2013-feb-babettes-feast 665 Babettes Feast

2013-mar-frances-ha 681 Frances Ha

2013-apr-i-married-a-witch 676 I Married a Witch

2013-may-rossellini-bergman 672 Bergman Rossellini

2013-jun-4-mad-world 692 Mad World

2013-jul-nashville 683 Nashvilee

2013-aug-persona 701 Persona

2013-sep-brief-history-of-time 699 A Brief History of Time

2013-oct-the-freshman 703 The Freshman

2013-nov-il-sorpasso 707 Il Sorpasso

2013-dec-ace-in-the-hole 396 Ace in the Hole

Images ©Jason Polan/Criterion