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A podcast about movies, hosted by award-winning author Mychal Denzel Smith. Each week, a different author chooses a movie: a movie they love, a movie they hate, a movie they hate to love.

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A podcast about movies, hosted by award-winning author Mychal Denzel Smith. Each week, a different author chooses a movie: a movie they love, a movie they hate, a movie they hate to love.

    Episode 23: Ilana Masad on Arrival

    Episode 23: Ilana Masad on Arrival

    Welcome to Open Form, a new weekly film podcast hosted by award-winning writer Mychal Denzel Smith. Each week, a different author chooses a movie: a movie they love, a movie they hate, a movie they hate to love. Something nostalgic from their childhood. A brand-new obsession. Something they’ve been dying to talk about for ages and their friends are constantly annoyed by them bringing it up.
    In this episode, Mychal talks to Ilana Masad about the 2016 film Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve and adapted by Eric Heisserer from the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Tzi Ma.
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    • 31 min
    Episode 22: José Vadi on The Fugitive

    Episode 22: José Vadi on The Fugitive

    Welcome to Open Form, a new weekly film podcast hosted by award-winning writer Mychal Denzel Smith. Each week, a different author chooses a movie: a movie they love, a movie they hate, a movie they hate to love. Something nostalgic from their childhood. A brand-new obsession. Something they’ve been dying to talk about for ages and their friends are constantly annoyed by them bringing it up.
    In this episode, Mychal talks to José Vadi about the 1993 film The Fugitive, directed by Andrew Davis and starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.
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    • 39 min
    Episode 21: Téa Obreht on Rebecca

    Episode 21: Téa Obreht on Rebecca

    Welcome to Open Form, a new weekly film podcast hosted by award-winning writer Mychal Denzel Smith. Each week, a different author chooses a movie: a movie they love, a movie they hate, a movie they hate to love. Something nostalgic from their childhood. A brand-new obsession. Something they’ve been dying to talk about for ages and their friends are constantly annoyed by them bringing it up.
    In this episode, Mychal talks to Téa Obreht about the 1940 film Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. 
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    • 35 min
    Episode 20: Melissa Febos on Labyrinth

    Episode 20: Melissa Febos on Labyrinth

    Welcome to Open Form, a new weekly film podcast hosted by award-winning writer Mychal Denzel Smith. Each week, a different author chooses a movie: a movie they love, a movie they hate, a movie they hate to love. Something nostalgic from their childhood. A brand-new obsession. Something they’ve been dying to talk about for ages and their friends are constantly annoyed by them bringing it up.
    In this episode, Mychal talks to Melissa Febos about the 1986 film Labyrinth, directed by Jim Henson and starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie.
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    • 32 min
    Episode 19: Zaina Arafat on Sliding Doors

    Episode 19: Zaina Arafat on Sliding Doors

    Welcome to Open Form, a new weekly film podcast hosted by award-winning writer Mychal Denzel Smith. Each week, a different author chooses a movie: a movie they love, a movie they hate, a movie they hate to love. Something nostalgic from their childhood. A brand-new obsession. Something they've been dying to talk about for ages and their friends are constantly annoyed by them bringing it up.
    In this episode, Mychal talks to Zaina Arafat about the 1998 film Sliding Doors, directed by Peter Howitt and starring Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, and Jeanne Tripplehorn
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    • 33 min
    Episode 18: Carmen Maria Machado on Jennifer's Body

    Episode 18: Carmen Maria Machado on Jennifer's Body

    In this episode, Mychal talks to Carmen Maria Machado about the 2009 film Jennifer's Body, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama, and starring Megan Box, Adam Brody, and Amanda Seyfried.
    Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House and the award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of "The New Vanguard," one of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century." Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Granta, Vogue, This American Life, Harper’s Bazaar, Tin House, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, The Believer, Guernica, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She lives in Philadelphia and is the Abrams Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.
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    • 40 min

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