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Filmmaker and Letterboxd member So Yun Um joins hosts Slim and Gemma for a chat about her new Tribeca sell-out documentary Liquor Store Dreams, and her four Letterboxd faves: Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love; Justin Lin’s Better Luck Tomorrow; Federico Fellini’s 8½ and the Wachowski Sisters’ The Matrix. Plus: throwing caution to the wind and becoming a filmmaker, the fleeting moments that give us life, getting around Netflix’s screenshot ban, sexy noodles, who we would date from the Better Luck Tomorrow cast, So’s Johnny Tran prequel pitch (are you listening, Justin Lin?), making dads proud, neo-realism vs French New Wave, all our fave Keanu movies, small businesses, neighborhoods, high grades, parents who just want you married off, how The Matrix broke down barriers at high school and the Danny-from-Liquor Store Dreams spinoff we want to see. Lists and links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; So’s Ten Underrated AAPI movies for Letterboxd Journal; So’s Reel Thoughts on YouTube and her reaction videos for Avengers: Endgame, Magic Mike XXL and Interstellar; Isabel Sandoval’s Four Faves Episode and her Sensual Cinema essay; Roger Ebert yelling at Sundance. Reviews mentioned: Sean Baker’s The Florida Project review, Lucy’s In the Mood for Love review, reviews of Better Luck Tomorrow by Eric D. Snider, Willy vvvv, reviews of 8½ by Justmiaslife, Ella Kemp, Torusoryu, Sam. Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
Film historian and Letterboxd “adult task force” member Elizabeth Purchell joins hosts Slim and Gemma to unearth four absolutely under-seen historic favorites on The Letterboxd Show for Pride Month: Rosa Von Praunheim’s City of Lost Souls, Jack Deveau’s Drive, Stephen Winter’s Chocolate Babies and Juliet Bashore’s Kamikaze Hearts, along with a chat about her Ask Any Buddy film and podcast. Plus: radical cinema, radical portraits, radical activism, the prolific Rosa Von Praunheim, the best mullet ever seen on film, wangs in jars, trans icons, adult films about Jesus, the endless joys of Jess Franco movies, and the film that has just one fan on Letterboxd. This episode contains plentiful discussion of adult cinema. P.S. “Watch Lady Terminator as fast as you can.” Lists: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; JF’s Turn the gaze around list; Saige’s queer films that are *chef’s kiss*; Sam P’s Solo Blasters: Directors Who Made One Film in Their Career Reviews: Elizabeth’s Sleepaway Camp review; reviews of Ask Any Buddy by John Robinson, Be Brave Morvern’; reviews of City of Lost Souls by Michael and David; reviews of Kamikaze Hearts by Sally Jane Black and Joan; Starboy’s Chocolate Babies review Other Links: NY Times profile on Elizabeth; Spectacle Theater’s Rosa Von Praunheim series Bruno Araujo on Letterboxd (the one fan of Drive); Austin Film Society; Interview magazine feature on Stephen Winter and Lee Daniels Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Austin and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
Video editor, writer and Letterboxd member Lucy May joins hosts Gemma and Slim for a MegaSound 8000 influencer session on her four favorite films: Amélie; It Follows; Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Josie and the Pussycats. Plus: Why Lucy’s dad is the best Letterboxd dad. Glass men and brittle bones. Getting serious about It Follows, for once. Opinions about elevated horror. Slim’s boys’ night out at Portrait. The power of Parker Posey. The best present Lucy ever received. The best band managers in movies. Modern Archie comics. Why Saw V is saw-ly underrated. An apology to the Letterboxd moderators. Does Slim even know what Björk looks like? And Lucy’s top five lesbian film hits for Pride month. The Letterboxd list of films mentioned. Links: Lucas’ weird girl rights!!! list, Megan’s films for the lonely, Hayley’s snuggly wuggly flicks for anxiety driven chicks, Lucy’s most peculiar list of comfort movies, comedies that are ahead of their time, and movies where the main character clearly has feelings for her best friend, Letterboxd’s official High Risers, Claudio’s Band Manager References. Reviews of Amélie by Lucy, Vee, Lily, Dirk, Issy. Reviews of It Follows by Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, and Slim. Reviews of Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Todd, Stephanie and James. Josie and the Pussycats reviews by Muriel, Joe Lynch and Gemma. Lucy’s Dad’s Parasite and Tenet reviews. Lucy’s Dad’s LB profile, Lucy’s niece’s profile, Lucy on Vimeo, Lucy’s 90s teen movie video retrospective, Dominic Corry’s Céline Sciamma Q&A. Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
Get the Letterboxd Show disease in you as film quiz queen, gritty essay king, Letterboxd Journal senior editor and Weekend Watchlist co-host Mitchell Beaupre joins hosts Gemma and Slim for a conversation about their favorite films: Martin Scorsese’s After Hours, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation and Agnès Varda’s Le Bonheur. Plus: missing the pre-Covid days of all-night wacky shenanigans, gritty New York films, life below 14th Street, the family viewing potential of Blue Velvet (hear us out), video-store nostalgia, dad films, men movies, the joys of pants-down noodling, The Slumber Party Massacre, and why Hot Tub Time Machine has a very, very special place in Mitchell’s heart and the rest of us are all going to Letterboxd jail. “This is a cocaine-free podcast.” Lists, Reviews and Links mentioned: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; Steph’s Horny Nerd in a Suit’s Worst Night; Tommy’s Help! I Got Too Horny; Jamal’s In the last 30 minutes or so everything comes into focus. Reviews of After Hours by Amaya; Blue Velvet by Colin the dude; The Conversation by Slim and Mia; Le Bonheur by Jack, Raul, Kambole and theriverjordan. Acting Out Podcast, Mitchell’s Paste Magazine story on Dennis Hopper, Inside The Actors Studio—Dennis Hopper; The B-Side – Gene Hackman episode (with Mitchell Beaupre); Mitchell’s interview with Céline Sciamma; Jenni Olson’s Four Faves episode Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Delaware and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
Vagabon, AKA musician and Letterboxd member Laetitia Tamko, joins hosts Gemma and Slim for a tour of her four favorite films: Pretty Woman; The Piano Teacher; The Worst Person in the World and Seven. Plus: Elden Ring, discovering Prince via Pretty Woman, covering Gen-X hits with Liz Phair, covering Karen Dalton with Courtney Barnett, loving Nancy Meyers, being f—ed up by Michael Haneke, wanting stability and chaos, and the hypothetical psychological rom-com starring Patti Harrison and Vagabon that we deserve. Vagabon plays at Storm King in New Windsor, NY, on June 25, 2022. Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; Sydney’s list “Please god don’t make me turn 30”; Bethany’s films that destigmatized sex + sexuality for me as a woman; Silent J’s Films That Got You Addicted To Songs Reviews mentioned: Reviews of Pretty Woman by emma and sophie; The Piano Teacher by Hari Nef, zachhayes, Dead Ringer; Se7en by Sean; The Worst Person in the World by Lily; Laetitia’s reviews of The Parent Trap, The Northman, Shrek Other links: Vagabon’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert and Bandcamp, You Must Remember This podcast Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Brooklyn and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
The Bechdel Cast’s Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante joins hosts Gemma and Slim to discuss four favorite films: Paddington 2; Titanic; School of Rock and I, Tonya. Note: this episode is a safe space for Jack Black fans. Plus: why Paddington will always pass the Bechdel Test, ranking Nicole Kidman’s wigs, terrifying Paddington mafia logic, whether the Poddington podcast will ever come to life, Sally Hawkins, Titanic tourism, Jamie’s hole-punch era, the two-part Titanic VHS, our Billy Zane anecdotes, Phantom merch, horny ’90s women, Fabrizio, why Jack Black needs to be kissing in more movies, Joan Cusack’s iconic monologue, Jamie’s MoviePass addiction to I, Tonya, Caitlin’s cult, and movie teams that could beat Thanos. Lists mentioned: The list of movies mentioned in this episode. Member lists: most obsessively rewatched Paddington film; green flags; when ur on ur period; the straights get me every goddamn time; Movies my cat has paid attention to; teams that could have defeated thanos Reviews mentioned: Reviews of Paddington 2 by Lauren and Sophie; Titanic by Chris and Sarah; School of Rock by Avery and Will; I, Tonya by Demi and Niceguys. Credits Recorded in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Auckland. Edited by Slim. Theme music: “Vampiros Danceoteque” by Moniker. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. The Letterboxd Show and Weekend Watchlist are TAPEDECK productions.
Variety reporter and Austin native Selome Hailu joins hosts Gemma and Slim to discuss why her Letterboxd profile is only for people who support Holes being her number one movie, and to celebrate the finer points of her other favorite films: The Last Black Man in San Francisco, The Young Girls of Rochefort and Saint Frances. Plus: the perfect rating, the need for a five-star-plus-“unlike” emoji on Letterboxd, Emile Mosseri’s transcendent soundtracks, Gemma’s defense of Geminis, Slim’s religious experience with Last Black Man’s skateboarding scenes, the urgent conversation around incarceration that Holes brings up, the costuming power of the pleat, building community, choosing joy, spending time with those you love, the weird dualities of life, breaking the cinephile bubble, meeting Magic Johnson, and a little chat about Selome’s rating for Babe: Pig in the City. Links: The list of movies mentioned in this episode Reviews of Holes by Aydan Nolan, Grace b-p, Nicole and Roman Reviews of The Last Black Man in San Francisco by Lily and Karen Han Reviews of The Young Girls of Rochefort by Chris and Truman Selome’s Babe: Pig in the City review Jack’s Journal interview with Joe Talbot Selome’s Mark Brown Variety interview Selome’s Magic Johnson Variety interview Demi’s Four Faves episode Lists: I’m Just a Kid and Life is a Nightmare, Movies that destroyed me…; Iguana appearances; DVD menus burned into your brain…; films that remind you you’re alive; film scores that bury themselves into your skin; lighthearted movies with black characters…; can I get a uhhhh hot old man Credits: Recorded in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Raumati Beach. Edited by Slim. Theme music: “Vampiros Danceoteque” by Moniker. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcripts by Sophie Shin. The Letterboxd Show and Weekend Watchlist are TAPEDECK productions.
Video essayist and popular Letterboxd member Patrick H. Willems joins hosts Gemma and Slim to “Patrick Explains” his four Letterboxd favorites: Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Matrix, Evil Dead II, and Rushmore, and talk about why he devotes his time to demystifying the art of filmmaking, why he relates to a depressed thirteen-year-old witch, the life-changing energy of The Matrix, Sam Raimi’s extraordinary output, Bruce Campbell’s jaw-dropping jawline, and precocious Wes Anderson characters. Plus: Patrick fills us in on his accidental feature film and his Can’t Get Enough of Keanu Podcast, we get his shocked live reaction to the Fast X director news as it happens, and quickly recover with some deep dives into Josh Hartnett’s best work. Patrick has a bone to pick with High Fidelity, and Slim promises to finally watch the best action scene ever made—the train chase in The Wrong Trousers. Lists mentioned: Warm Hug Cinematic Universe; Movies where a person who isn’t a love interest enters someone’s life and makes it better; Sad Bastard and Loser Cinema; movies where the Romantic Moment™ features profound chasteness instead of making out Reviews mentioned: Patrick’s reviews of Hooper, The Batman, Rear Window, Sara Clement’s review of Kiki’s Delivery Service, Reviews of Evil Dead II by Griffin, Matt Lynch, Hunter’s review of Rushmore Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, New York and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
You Must Remember This podcast creator and reformed movie critic Karina Longworth joins hosts Gemma and Slim for a steamy conversation about erotic American cinema of the 1980s via four of her ’80s faves related to the new season of her show: Paul Schrader’s American Gigolo, Brian De Palma’s Body Double, Adrian Lyne’s Nine 1/2 Weeks and Roger Donaldson’s No Way Out. Plus: how to become an American gigolo, the sex appeal of venetian blinds and ankle bracelets, De Palma’s movie alter-ego, Kim Basinger’s Nine 1/2 Weeks experiences, Kevin Costner’s denim fit, Melanie Griffith’s comic smarts, Richard Gere’s… everything, and, yes… In the Cut. Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; You Must Remember This podcast; Film School Rejects’ No Way Out commentary; Fatal Attractions podcast Lists mentioned: These films have the D.; Male Frontal Nudity; Psychosexual dramas; Actually Sexy Films; Help! I Got Too Horny and Now Everything’s Bad; Cocaine Noir; Stoner canon; Illegal to watch before 9PM; Man Ass; When you have to investigate a murder you committed or one where the evidence points to you; You Must Remember This master list Reviews mentioned: Wood’s American Gigolo review, Joe Carson’s Body Double review, Nora’s Nine 1/2 Weeks review Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
Everything Everywhere All at Once writer-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert join hosts Gemma and Slim for an unabashed conversation about love, empathy, crying, dopamine, their movie’s stars, and whether “this butt-plug action movie is better than The Godfather”. Plus: time travel logic, anime adoration, Yuen Woo Ping, Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s The Sirens of Titan, imposter syndrome, how they filmed the rock scene, how music videos helped get their new film made, Scheinert’s wild Indiana Jones pitch, the joy of movies that take big swings, The White Stripes, fanny-pack supremacy, Cloud Atlas, the real enemy of EEAAO, and what it feels like to suddenly have the highest-rated film on Letterboxd (only the third-ever film to hold the number-one spot in Letterboxd history). Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; Michelle Yeoh’s GQ interview; the movies of Yuen Woo Ping and the Shaw brothers; reviews of EEAAO by Bowen Yang, David Chen and Jeremy Lists: Gemma’s Fanny Pack Supremacy, Jared’s Movies where Ke Huy Quan kicks ass with a Fanny pack , Letterboxd Top 250; Megan’s Twitter thread on the EEAAO VFX crew; the films of animator Kirsten Lepore Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
The Black List’s Kate Hagen and Next Best Picture’s Matt Neglia join hosts Gemma and Slim to send off awards season once and for all with our four favorite Oscar-nominated movies of the 94th Academy Awards, whether or not they won (most of them didn’t): Spencer, CODA, Nightmare Alley and Cyrano. Plus: Kate has has a word with Jane Campion in the Oscars press room, Slim rates CODA thirty stars, Matt is all over Kristen Stewart’s work as Diana, Princess of Wales, Gemma is obsessed with the production of Joe Wright’s Cyrano, our pitch to Netflix and Apple for Troy Kotsur’s next starring role, Bradley Cooper brings full-frontal back, and just how many corgis can the Queen fit into her car? Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; Next Best Picture, Next Best Picture Podcast, Next Best Picture ‘happiest nomination’ poll; Brian Formo’s awards season story; Business Insider story on Netflix’s awards campaign; Letterboxd Most Picture 2022; Letterboxd 2021 Year in Review; Dune Pod; 70mm Pod; Isaac Feldberg’s Letterboxd Q&A with Nightmare Alley’s Production Designer Tamara Deverell Letterboxd lists mentioned: Male Frontal Nudity In Cinema; Man Ass Reviews mentioned: Reviews of Spencer by Allison and Jay Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
Griffin Newman and David Sims—two Letterboxd members who are well known to any serious lover of podcasts about movies—join hosts Gemma and Slim to lower the average rating of films on our Four Favorites seasons. From their renowned Blank Check Podcast, they select four of the best talking-point films: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Hulk, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and, in a Letterboxd Show exclusive, a long-awaited Blank Check Pod Sully discussion. Plus: Vin Diesel—our weirdest living movie star? David’s four-faves behaviors; the boys have a soft spot for sad, existential robot movies; will Griff ever upgrade to Letterboxd Patron? How has David completed so many collections? Gemma performs the podcast equivalent of a forced water landing, Slim wants a whole movie of just pod-racing, and a shout out to our personal Oscar favorites. “We nerds don’t have much, Gemma! Let us nerds have Star Wars!” Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; The Reddit “inevitable” Blank Check Pod list; Brian Formo’s awards season story; Letterboxd collections for: Bad Boys, Austin Powers, Captain America, Bill & Ted, Before Trilogy, Crocodile Dundee, Blade, Friday the 13th, Halloween Letterboxd lists mentioned: Humanity’s Greatest Achievements, every Oscars Best Picture winner. Also: Jeff’s list of every film covered by the podcast Blank Check, including their Patreon content. Reviews mentioned: Truman’s review of Phantom Menace; K. Austin Collins’ Hulk review; Mia’s A.I. review Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Brooklyn and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
“Movies give us a love language of our own.” Romance is the theme on this episode, in which Letterboxd’s Mank Couple—film aficionado Erica Marquis and documentary filmmaker Ben Crew—join hosts Gemma and Slim to talk through their four romantic Letterboxd favorites: Before Sunrise, Moonstruck, WTC View and The Apartment, with a side-serving of Hitch and Love & Basketball. CW for mention of suicide. Plus: wild opinions on Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love, what has happened since Erica and Ben originally hooked up, seeing Linklater’s Before trilogy in theaters, Cher’s best hair, food as a character, New York as a character, getting the tone of 9/11 movies right, Brian Sloan’s play-to-film success, portrayals of PTSD, the things we take for granted, Fred MacMurray as a smarmy a-hole, The Apartment’s incredible production design, making space and time for “big films”, movies as life, Slim’s love for Shirley MacLaine, and the invisible threads between films. Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; Ben’s screenplay for Muppets Great Gatsby; Slate interview and Big Picture podcast episode with Ben and Erica; Ben’s 9/11 documentary archive and video essay Lists mentioned: The Absolute Beauty in Everyday’s Mundanity; what a difference a day makes; Two Lost Souls Find Comfort; Films so lovely; People Walking Idly through European Cities; Movies with the best pasta/noodle scenes Reviews mentioned: Reviews of Moonstruck by Chris Feil, Jarod; reviews of WTC View by KimW and JoshuaMinh, review of The Apartment by K. Austin Collins. Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Chicago and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
Scriptwriter and film columnist Mia Vicino (aka Brat) joins hosts Gemma and Slim to discuss her four Letterboxd favorites: Mikey and Nicky, Down with Love, Smiley Face, Kill Bill Volume 1. Mia also talks about reality vs perception in being a high-profile Letterboxd member, and her role as a co-host of our new weekly show, Weekend Watchlist. Plus: Elaine May’s Hollywood battles, everybody’s crush on Ewan McGregor, our severe screwball rom-com drought, stoner movies, handheld ’90s camcorder vibes, being gay and doing crime, Adam Brody with dreadlocks, getting a contact high from watching movies, feminist buzzkill vibes, ‘She Did That’ and ‘Good For Her’ cinema, and our pent-up excitement for The Northman. Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode, episode transcripts Letterboxd lists mentioned: guys being dudes, Hate to Love, b-movies for the GIRLS, Films about people who don’t have their shit together, comedies that are ahead of their time. Reviews mentioned: Gemma’s review of The Batman, reviews of Mikey and Nicky by Branson, Chaim, Katherine Krueger; Down with Love review by Doinkdedoink, Smiley Face review by Maggie, Kill Bill Vol.1 reviews by kayla, nadia. Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
The Letterboxd Show returns with more movie-lovin’ conversations about our four favorite films. In this season 3 premiere, hosts Gemma and Slim discuss their childhood faves: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Superman the Movie and Bloodsport. Was Christopher Reeve the most handsome human in history? How many times can Slim say “machismo” in one episode? Why does Bloodsport fall into Gemma’s female-gaze good books? Plus: our hosts’ nanogenre personalities, journalistic ethics in action movies, the missing contours of The Batman, ’80s movie censorship, and Letterboxd Twitter poll winner Lewis on his two childhood faves (Toy Story 2, The Dark Knight). Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode Letterboxd lists mentioned: Best Blazin’ Films, letterboxd trans femme vibes, movies which searching their titles will result in porn, movies where the protagonist looks directly in the camera at the end, Official list of gay subtext in film, man ass, The Sequel Was Better, Movies that Have Been Meme’d to Death, Movies that destroyed me, in which I replied by saying to them love me, red flag for men white flag for women, movies which would be better if jack black played the main character, when guys turn 20, they chose one of these movies to base their entire personality on. Reviews mentioned: Robyn’s Pee Wee review; Austin Powers reviews by Juliet and EvilParsley; Superman by tyler, Vinny and Mark; Bloodsport by Ethan Colburn; Toy Story 2 by aaaaaa!, ksenija, Leighton; The Dark Knight by Joe Lynch. Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Manchester and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
It’s a 2021 Year in Review extravaganza! Hosts Gemma and Slim open the Letterboxd Hotline to experts on the three highest-rated films of the year: Matt Singer (Spider-Man: No Way Home), Juan Barquin (Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time) and Bintang Lestada (Yuni)—all of whom take a moment to plead for justice for Barb & Star, woefully ignored in the Letterboxd 2021 Year in Review. Senior editor Mitchell Beaupre and London correspondent Ella Kemp also join for discussion of Year In Review favorites. Topics include: unabashed crowd-pleasers, rethinking Andrew Garfield, how to comfort a hedgehog, movies and mental health, recency bias, the power of stills photographers, the 2021 film that bypasses Slimfluence, an update on Ella’s dating status, feelings as a genre, our love for Mike Mills, the influence of The Beatles on 2021 fashion, Gemma’s favorite George Harrison moments, and how Summer of Soul saved us all. Links The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; Matt Singer’s book on Spider-Man; Bintang’s Substack essay on Yuni; Lists mentioned: Japanese Films That Will Blow Your Mind; GAY HORROR; Reviews mentioned: Matt Singer’s 3.5 star review of No Way Home; Juan’s Evangelion review; Demi’s Bo Burnham: Inside review; Chvrches’ Cruella review; Journal stories on Evangelion, Mike Mills, Emma Seligman; Rachel Sennott’s quarantine dating guide; Ross Bratin; Ella’s previous appearance on the podcast; black-and-white with a splash of color; Newfest, Sundance and TIFF on Letterboxd Credits This episode was recorded in Brooklyn, Miami, Jakarta, London, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Auckland, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
We’re ecstatic to present this exclusive 90-minute audio commentary for The Beta Test. Rewatch the film with this playing in your ear and it’ll be just like having PJ and Jim in your living room! (Jim presses play on the movie at the 28-second mark, following a short intro.) Read more on Journal.
It’s a Christmas crossover episode with Joe Dante and Josh Olson from The Movies that Made Me podcast, and Gemma and Slim from The Letterboxd Show! Four hosts, four festive favorites: We’re No Angels; Scrooge; National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; and Elf (with a side of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Also: Joe’s reaction to our Gremlins Easter egg, the odious proliferation of Christmas movies, cinema’s secret weapon Alastair Sim, the Scrooge blooper you can’t unsee, Chevy Chase’s superciliousness, Will Ferrell’s innocence, Humphrey Bogart’s comedy, the gift to cinema that was Dick Miller, what happened to Billy’s mom in an earlier Gremlins script, and the best 2021 films Josh and Joe have seen. Note: This is the last episode for 2021—we’ll be back after a short break with a special Year in Review show. Links The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; Julie’s Neverending Christmas list; lists mentioned: the gdcu (good dads cinematic universe); movies my dad likes more than he likes me; An Overly-Friendly Religious Extremist etc; Top 250 Horror; reviews of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation by russman and Sean Fennessey; review of We’re No Angels by Anthony Herrera; review of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Marna Larsen. Credits This episode was recorded in Los Angeles, Pennsylvania and Auckland, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
Letterboxd member and filmmaker Sean Baker talks Red Rocket, and his four current Letterboxd favorites Paradise: Faith; River’s Edge; Oasis; and The Sugarland Express. Plus: Sean chats with hosts Gemma and Slim about casting Suzanna Son and Simon Rex, unconventional movie merch ideas, Goldie Hawn, filming people on foot, Tangerine’s place in the Christmas canon, Sean’s time as a cycle courier and taxi driver, filming without permits during Covid, how to deal when the cops turn up to shut down your film, exploring moral grey areas, casting ideas for Sean’s next films, Keanu Reeves’ best performance, watching movies on fifth-generation VHS tapes, Ryan Reynolds as comfort food, and being tongue-tied in front of Gary Oldman. Credits This episode was recorded in Los Angeles, Pennsylvania and Auckland, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
Letterboxd crew members Aaron Yap and Mitchell Beaupre join hosts Slim and Gemma for a chat about their four favorite new films of 2021, including: Titane; The Power of the Dog; Malignant; and Godzilla vs. Kong, along with the best ‘new to us’ films we saw this year. Also: fetish objects, physical-media collections, the 3.9 club, torture by banjo, Mitchell’s love for Julia Ducournau, Gemma’s thirst for Issey Takahashi, Slim’s ongoing ‘Slimfluence’ issues, Aaron’s horror joys, everyone’s adoration of Pig, and the reassurance that life truly begins at 30. Links:  The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; Gemma’s interview with film composer Tom Holkenborg (AKA Junkie XL); Reviews of Malignant by Patrick and Josh; and Hellbender by Justin. Credits: This episode was recorded in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Auckland, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.
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good

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good podcast

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