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Published on March 2nd, 2018

Alex writes about The Savages, Tamara Jenkins, Laura Linney, and Diablo Cody. »

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Published on March 2nd, 2018

What it means for a film to be ‘personal,’ the scene that breaks from Larry’s perspective, the importance of casting, »

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Published on February 21st, 2018

A lack of verbosity, patient direction, the influence of Jean-Pierre Melville, and comically stylish production design. Episode 309: Le Samourai »

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Published on February 9th, 2018

The Beatles, Richard Lester, the continued appreciation of the film, and the surprisingly inventive visual style. Episode 308: A Hard Day’s Night »

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Published on January 30th, 2018

Alex writes about The Post and Phantom Thread. »

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Published on January 26th, 2018

Deciding if this is a Paul Thomas Anderson movie or an Adam Sandler movie, the on-set experimentation, and a transitional period »

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Published on January 16th, 2018

Andrei Tarkovsky’s style, the legend behind the making of the film, cinema by hypnosis, and our best guesses at what »

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Published on December 22nd, 2017

The astounding success of Home Alone, John Hughes’ later career, shooting Goodfellas and Home Alone back to back, The Night »

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Published on December 21st, 2017

Alex writes about a specific scene in Last Action Hero, because a podcast apparently wasn’t enough. »

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Published on December 12th, 2017

Tales of unmitigated hubris, Arnie as an overly controlling superstar producer, the film’s brief post-production period, getting crushed by Jurassic »

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