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A podcast about movies from the makers of Letterboxd, the social network for film lovers.
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2: Feeling Good

2: Feeling Good


Locked down and looking for comfort, Letterboxd editor Gemma Gracewood, London-based film and music writer Ella Kemp and LA-based musician and writer Demi Adejuyigbe explore why Paddington Bear, Donald O’Connor and Talking Heads are deeply uplifting in these strange times, nominate their favorite actors-doing-things-on-the-internet, and find film-watching solutions to the attention-span issues that come with staying home. P.S. Join our global feel-good Paddington 2 watch-along! Saturday 4 April—1pm PT, 4pm ET, 9pm BST / Sunday 5 April 8am NZST. Use the Twitter hashtag #bearwithus Links Pixar director recommendations for children: All Ages, 7 to 12 Years, 12 Years and Over The Letterboxd Feel-Good Showdown Our interview with Paddington and Paddington 2 writer-director Paul King Edgar Wright’s 100 favorite comedies Rian Johnson’s favorite 70s movie musicals Bright Wall/Dark Room’s crowd-sourced list of most obscure movie recommendations. Our panel’s picks: Angel (Ella), The Castle (Demi), Wham! in China: Foreign Skies (Gemma) Patrick Stewart’s Sonnets Sam Neill’s therapeutic Twitter and Instagram feeds Demi’s food-bank donation drive Richard E. Grant on Twitter Art House Online—help us support art house cinemas by renting these new, recent and re-released films, and read Ella’s interview with Levan Akin, director of And Then We Danced The panel’s feel-good picks for this week: Gemma: Donald O’Connor’s ‘Make ’em Laugh’ dance sequence from Singin’ in the Rain Demi: Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads film (1984) Ella: The Shop Around the Corner (1940) This podcast was recorded in Los Angeles, London and Auckland and edited by Morgan Avery. Our podcast artwork is by Ann Davenport. Leave a voice message telling us your favorite films set in big cities for our next episode, in which our West Coast editor Dominic Corry and New York correspondent Susannah Gruder will remember the recent past through movies.
1: 2020 Oscar Pre-Show

1: 2020 Oscar Pre-Show


A panel discussion ahead of the 2020 Oscars, hosted by Letterboxd editor Gemma Gracewood with guests Kate Hagen, Demi Adejuyigbe and Dominic Corry. We revisit our favorite films of 2019, figure out why we still love the Oscars, award some additional trophies, and talk maybe a little too much about Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Links Letterboxd’s downloadable Oscars Ballot: JPEG or PDF Letterboxd 2019 Year in Review 2020 Oscars — All nominated films 2019–2020 awards season winners The best years for Best Picture nominees, ranked (thanks to Jack Moulton) Kate Hagen’s list of Essential Erotic Thrillers Demi Adejuyigbe’s lists of Movies whose full titles can be perfectly sung to the rhythm and cadence of “Moon River, wider than a mile” and Movies whose entire titles can be comfortably sung to the tune and rhythm of “Little Red Corvette” Dominic Corry’s lists of Yuppies in Peril and Films that Poetically Capture the Experience of Living in Los Angeles Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans ’66): What really happened at the end? Watch: Anna Paquin wins Best Supporting Actress at the 66th Academy Awards, hyperventilates for 22 seconds straight Watch: La La Land, sorry Moonlight wins Best Picture Letterboxd’s Top 10 Sundance 2020 World Premieres
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