John Patrick Dorgan and I have challenged ourselves to watch every movie in the Criterion Collection. We talk about each film in Lost in Criterion
, a weekly podcast.
You attempt to start with the Queen's Gambit, just as you always do, moving the fourth squat ivory piece out two spaces from d2 to d4. And why not? It is, after all, a classically excellent game starter. I inhale the fruity aroma of my usual Earl Grey tea and ask you if you remember the first time we played together.
"Our first date?"