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Podcasts about movies from the makers of Letterboxd, the social network for film lovers. Hosted by Gemma and Slim and Mitchell and Mia and Brian. Transcripts available.

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Podcasts about movies from the makers of Letterboxd, the social network for film lovers. Hosted by Gemma and Slim and Mitchell and Mia and Brian. Transcripts available.

    Best in Show: Sundance, making up Ana de Armas, and the first great rom-com

    Best in Show: Sundance, making up Ana de Armas, and the first great rom-com

    In episode five of Letterboxd’s limited series awards season podcast, Mia, Brian and Gemma examine the Sundance-to-Oscars pipeline, chat with John Carney, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emilia Jones in Park City, assess the Sundance Film Festival’s 2023 winners, chat with Ana de Armas’ hair and makeup team from Blonde—Jaime Leigh McIntosh and Tina Roesler Kerwin—and revisit the first film to win the “big five” Academy Awards: It Happened One Night. Tune in for garbled thoughts about Clark Gable’s shirtless chest, the hitchhiking scene that changed culture, and the stars who made us feel confident as baby red carpet journalists.

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles, Auckland and Park City. Edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Transcript by Sophie. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest.

    Lists & Links:  The Letterboxd list of films mentioned, Sundance Film Festival HQ Page, Oscars HQ Page, BAFTAs HQ Page, Mikayla’s Past Lives review, Jessica’s It Happened One Night review, “Mane Attraction” Journal feature story by Tracey Henton, Jaime Leigh’s The Last Looks Podcast.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Best in Show: Oscar & BAFTA noms, campaign politics and sexy ghosts

    Best in Show: Oscar & BAFTA noms, campaign politics and sexy ghosts

    The Oscar nominations are in, as are the BAFTAs, and all is now noisy on the western front as awards season shifts up a gear. Mia, Gemma and Brian look at how the nominees stack up against the Letterboxd community’s favorites, have a rant about snubs, fat-suits and the lack of Black and women directors, and a warm moment for all the tender men. Then we chat with Rotten Tomatoes’ awards editor Jacqueline Coley about what it takes to win an Oscar in campaigning terms, and she reveals Oscar host who ignited her awards season excitement. We also dissect Cate Blanchett’s Critics’ Choice Awards speech, and revisit the 1992 BAFTA original screenplay nominees (Thelma and Louise, The Fisher King, Truly Madly Deeply and Green Card).

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles, Auckland, Boise, and Playa Del Carmen. Edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Transcript by Sophie. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest.

    Lists & Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; the Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong podcast Daily Tomato Trivia, David Sims’s Green Card review, the OSCARS®  HQ Page, and our 2023 Oscars lists for All Nominated Films, Best Picture, Best Animated Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best International Feature , and the Short Categories, plus Letterboxd’s Awards Season 2022—2023 list of winners.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Best in Show: Guilds, Globes, Puss in Boots and the 1976 Best Director revisited

    Best in Show: Guilds, Globes, Puss in Boots and the 1976 Best Director revisited

    As a flurry of guild nominations land, Mia, Brian and Gemma discuss their fave noms and gongs from the directors’, art directors’ and cinematographers’ unions. A quick look at the Golden Globes leads to a discussion on which awards Letterboxd would love to live-stream. EE BAFTA Rising Star award public voting is open! 

    And it’s animation time: Turning Red director Domee Shi has a message for the Letterboxd community, and we go deep on Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman and Sergio Leone with Puss in Boots: The Last Wish director Joel Crawford. Then, we re-evaluate the 1976 Best Director Oscar lineup according to how the Letterboxd community distributes their hearts, and find out why Brian has put forward Marcel the Shell director-star Dean Fleischer Camp as this week’s Player of the Season nominee. Bienvenido, mi casa es su casa, as our amigo Puss would say!

    Credits:

    Recorded in Los Angeles, Auckland and Philadelphia. Edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Red carpet interviews by Flynn. Transcript by Sophie. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest. Thanks to all the studios and publicists!

    Lists & Links:

    The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; Selome Hailu on Jerrod Carmichael’s Golden Globes monologue; Puss in Boots: The Last Wish reviews by Joel Haver & Nick; Little Dear’s list of “Himbo thrillers”; vote for the EE BAFTA Rising Star award.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Best in Show: Year in Review Special with The Daniels & more

    Best in Show: Year in Review Special with The Daniels & more

    The Daniels read 1-star and 5-star Letterboxd reviews! Jenny Slate, S.S. Rajamouli, Johnny Knoxville, Charlotte Wells and more Year in Review chart-toppers phone in with their thanks to the Letterboxd community! Hosts Mia, Brian and Gemma stare googly-eyed into the bagel to investigate the highest rated films of the past year. This supersized episode also sees Jack’s Facts joining for a deep dive into the themes of the winning films (he’s seen most of them!), and Slim and Mitchell sneak in the back door for the after party, where we find out who they’d love to watch peeling potatoes for three hours. It’s a truly global celebration of films and fanny-packs.

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    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles, Auckland, Philadelphia, Delaware, New York and more. Edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Red carpet interviews by Flynn. Transcript by Sophie. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest. Thanks to all the studios and publicists!

    Lists & Links:

    The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; the 2022 Year in Review; Letterboxd’s Official Top 250 Narrative Feature Films; reviews of Bones and All by Gemma, The Batman by Tay, Aftersun by J,  TÁR by Sophia & Brian, The Quiet Girl by Ian & Theo, Everything Everywhere All at Once by Lily, Bernieandbust, CosmonautMarkie, Jude & blackkiernan, Top Gun: Maverick by Slim.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Best in Show: Roger Deakins, Oscar math and the 2001 Best Picture revisited

    Best in Show: Roger Deakins, Oscar math and the 2001 Best Picture revisited

    Does Roger Deakins ever lose his rag? Find out in the first full episode of Letterboxd’s limited series awards season podcast, in which Mia Vicino, Brian Formo and Gemma Gracewood go over the 95th Academy Awards shortlists, praise Kirsten Dunst’s Oscar voting diligence, talk to the G.O.A.T. of cinematography about Empire of Light and his work in animation, and form a fellowship of beautiful minds to revisit the 2001 Academy Awards Best Picture nominees. We love math and we are loose with our hearts!

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles and Auckland. Edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest.

    Lists & Links:

    The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; Letterboxd’s Official Top 250 Narrative Feature Films; Byways: Photographs by Roger A. Deakins.

    Additional content notes: Plus: Mia’s mathematical skills; Brian on what makes an Academy Award-winning original song; Gemma on why you should add Dirty Three to your playlists. Roger Deakins chats about his childhood as a fisherboy, talking movies with Richard Burton and John Hurt, visualizing films before he shoots them, the wonder of working with the Coen Bros, what it means to win awards and what it’s really like in the cinematography club.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Weekend Watchlist: Giant-Sized 2023 Preview Spectacular

    Weekend Watchlist: Giant-Sized 2023 Preview Spectacular

    This week Mitchell, Mia and slim discuss the most anticipated movies of 2023 according to Letterboxd members. It’s an episode so massive we needed all three hosts! Mitchell also makes shocking revelations about having multiple watchlists. After a deep dive into what the hosts are looking forward to in 2023 releases, they also make some movie-watching predictions for the upcoming year. It’s a different format this week so no refunds, sry. Weekend Watchlist will return in February!

    Weekend Watchlist – Updated Weekly list > movies mentioned in this episode.

    Letterboxd reviews and links mentioned:


    Transcripts of podcast episodes available
    Mitchell’s list of 52 films they will watch in 2023

    Credits:


    This episode was recorded in Philadelphia, Delaware and LA and edited by Slim.
    Facts by Jack.
    Transcript by Sophie Shin.
    Theme: ‘IZON’ by Trent Walton.

    • 49 min

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