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“Retake with John Horn”, a new podcast from LAist Studios, asks the question: do the stories that Hollywood tells about itself really reflect what's going on? Each week, host John Horn offers a critical, informed perspective not only on what’s happening in entertainment but also highlighting innovative artists and their creative content.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 159 Ratings

“Retake with John Horn”, a new podcast from LAist Studios, asks the question: do the stories that Hollywood tells about itself really reflect what's going on? Each week, host John Horn offers a critical, informed perspective not only on what’s happening in entertainment but also highlighting innovative artists and their creative content.

    Actor/comedian (and now director) Randall Park talks ‘authentic’ Asian American stories

    Actor/comedian (and now director) Randall Park talks ‘authentic’ Asian American stories

    In this week's episode: John Horn just got back from a cold, crowded Sundance Film Festival where he got to interview some great actors and filmmakers. 

    One of those conversations: actor, writer, comedian and now first-time filmmaker, Randall Park. His movie Shortcomings is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Adrian Tomine, which he first came across in 2007.

    Plus my conversation with Sundance programmer John Nein - one of the people who decides what gets into the festival – and what doesn’t.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

     

    • 26 min
    Sundance begins; Plus: Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón

    Sundance begins; Plus: Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón

    In this episode: A wide-ranging conversation John had before I left L.A. with three friends and collaborators who also all happen to be Oscar-winning filmmakers.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

     

    • 35 min
    Writer/director Rian Johnson on piecing together the puzzle of ‘Glass Onion’

    Writer/director Rian Johnson on piecing together the puzzle of ‘Glass Onion’

    In this episode: The awards show that must not be named… happened, after one-year broadcast ban. And another awards granting body - one more worthy of your attention - the Screen Actors Guild - announced its nominees. Rian Johnson talks Glass Onion.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

     

    • 30 min
    Sarah Polley’s ‘Women Talking,’ and new ‘Wildcat’ doc

    Sarah Polley’s ‘Women Talking,’ and new ‘Wildcat’ doc

    In this episode: New reports about Hollywood’s hiring practices show few gains for women.

    Plus, my two top movies of 2022 - one a narrative film, and one a documentary - that I’d recommend you seek out.

    You’ll hear my conversation with veteran Harry Turner, the subject of the incredibly moving documentary “Wildcat”.

    But first, my interview with writer/director Sarah Polley. Her new movie, “Women Talking,” is a work of fiction. But I believe it holds many truths, especially in its powerful depiction of how women are marginalized, and what it really means to be a male ally. “Women Talking” is also a beautiful film to watch.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

     

    • 25 min
    James Cameron on ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

    James Cameron on ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

    In this episode: Filmmaker James Cameron on his new movie "Avatar: The Way of Water" and the future of the film business.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

    • 29 min
    BONUS: A verdict in Harvey Weinstein’s sex crimes trial in LA

    BONUS: A verdict in Harvey Weinstein’s sex crimes trial in LA

    In this episode: The former studio chief and Oscar-winning producer was convicted of rape, forced oral copulation and sexual misconduct involving a woman known as "Jane Doe 1." The jury was unable to reach a verdict on several other counts.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

danaladzinski ,

smart, efficient, and exciting

Finally! John Horn is back! Always so well thought out, well executed, and asks the questions we all wanna know. Love "The Frame"/ “Retake”

C.A. Clemons ,

I miss you

This was such an awesome podcast. Well-produced. So informative and easy to listen to. I hope you return in some form soon.

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Insightful & humorous

Sen. Franken offers up some guests that have viewpoints that they are expand upon more widely than they would on cable & network interviews. His probing questions are welcomed.

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