Skip Intro with Krista Smith is a weekly show bringing you dynamic conversations with the exceptional people behind your favorite shows, films, specials, and documentaries on Netflix.
What & Why (Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio)
Krista and Ryan share this week's What & Why, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio. Curious what else the Queue team is watching? Head over to Netflix and search Queue’s Queue for more recommendations!
Farewell to Season 5
Krista wraps up season 5 of the show and shares a few of her favorite quotes.
What & Why (The Good Nurse)
Krista and Jenny share this week's What & Why, The Good Nurse. Curious what else the Queue team is watching? Head over to Netflix and search Queue’s Queue for more recommendations!
Edward Norton joins the show to talk about his role as the tech billionaire Miles Bron in Rian Johnson's thrilling whodunit, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
As a longtime admirer of Johnson's work, Norton traces the many times their paths crossed over the years, finally leading to their first collaboration on Glass Onion. He also explains how they developed Bron's character together, and recounts a hilarious moment improvising on set with Daniel Craig.
Norton also reflects on his early career, shares how he began working with the playwright and director Edward Albee, and recounts a recent experience seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert with his kids.
What & Why (All Quiet on the Western Front)
Krista and Maddie share this week's What & Why, All Quiet on the Western Front. Curious what else the Queue team is watching? Head over to Netflix and search Queue’s Queue for more recommendations!
Christian Bale & Scott Cooper
Christian Bale and Scott Cooper join the show to talk about their latest collaboration, The Pale Blue Eye. Set at West Point in 1830, the film follows world-weary detective Augustus Landor (played by Christian Bale) who is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet. Impeded by the cadets’ code of silence, Landor enlists one of their own to help unravel the case — a young man the world would later come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.
Bale and Cooper give their unique perspectives on what drew them to the original source material, describe the process of casting Harry Melling (who plays Edward Allen Poe), and provide perspective on the essential role that music plays in the film.
They also give insight into what makes their creative dynamic click, explain the shorthand they've developed over the years, and share a few small wins that have brightened their lives recently.