19 episodes

Welcome to the Filmographers Podcast, where we study a director’s entire career, one film at a time. In each episode, we discuss why a single film succeeded or failed and examine it in the context of the Hollywood landscape when it was released.

In our first season, we’re turning the spotlight on Steven Soderbergh, one of the most celebrated, fascinating, and versatile directors in modern American cinema.

The Filmographers Podcast The Filmographers Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to the Filmographers Podcast, where we study a director’s entire career, one film at a time. In each episode, we discuss why a single film succeeded or failed and examine it in the context of the Hollywood landscape when it was released.

In our first season, we’re turning the spotlight on Steven Soderbergh, one of the most celebrated, fascinating, and versatile directors in modern American cinema.

    Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen

    Steven Soderbergh’s last outing was a black-and-white drama about Nazi war crimes that left audiences depressed. In 2007, it’s time to repay Warner Bros’ faith—and dollars—with his second-ever sequel: “Ocean’s Thirteen.”

    Mike’s one-sentence summary:

    The Oceans gang is back once again, and this time it’s personal—and they’re back in Las Vegas, the place where it all began, and may also be the place where it all ends, as the boys attempt their most daring heist yet.

    Join us next week on the Filmographers Podcast, when we’ll discuss Soderbergh’s two-part, four-and-a-half-hour ode to the man most people only know as a really cool-looking T-shirt: “Che.”

    Enjoying the show? Want to say thanks for all our hard work? Show your financial support at www.patreon.com/TheFilmographersPodcast

    Or just like, subscribe, and review! That’s totally fine with us, too.

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    Want to get in touch? Email us: thefilmographerspodcast@gmail.com

    Credits:

    • Keir Graff & Michael Moreci, hosts
    • Kevin Lau, producer
    • Gompson, theme music
    • Cosmo Graff, graphic design

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Good German

    The Good German

    In 2006, Steven Soderbergh released “The Good German,” a black-and-white film set in postwar Berlin, that was in dialog with one of the greatest films ever made: “Casablanca.” Is it an homage, a deconstruction—or something else entirely?

    Keir’s one-sentence summary:

    When war correspondent Jake Geismer returns to Berlin after the fall of the Third Reich, he finds his own hard-earned cynicism is no match for the reality—as he investigates a murder of an American black marketeer, he is robbed, repeatedly beaten, and learns the brutal truth about his pre-war flame, Lena Brandt.

    Join us next week on the Filmographers Podcast, when Soderbergh rolls the dice on his third trip to his most successful and most crowd-pleasing franchise: “Ocean’s Thirteen.”

    Enjoying the show? Want to say thanks for all our hard work? Show your financial support at www.patreon.com/TheFilmographersPodcast

    Or just like, subscribe, and review! That’s totally fine with us, too.

    Social media:

    • Instagram @thefilmographers
    • Twitter/X @filmographerpod
    • Letterboxd @filmographers
    • YouTube @TheFilmographersPodcast

    Want to get in touch? Email us: thefilmographerspodcast@gmail.com

    Credits:

    • Keir Graff & Michael Moreci, hosts
    • Kevin Lau, producer
    • Gompson, theme music
    • Cosmo Graff, graphic design

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Bubble

    Bubble

    It’s 2006, and Steven Soderbergh is following up his first-ever sequel, the star-studded Ocean’s Twelve, with his most daring independent film yet: Bubble, a small-town crime drama cast with nonprofessional actors who improvise most of their dialogue.
     
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    CreditsKeir Graff & Michael Moreci, hostsKevin Lau, producerGompson, theme musicCosmo Graff, graphic design

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ocean's Twelve

    Ocean's Twelve

    Since making his debut in 1989, Steven Soderbergh has made art-house films, grown-up dramas, crime flicks, a science fiction tale, and even mainstream, Oscar-winning hits. The only thing he hasn’t done is make a sequel—until now, with “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004).

    Mike’s one-sentence summary:

    Ocean’s band is back and looking to con and heist their way out of trouble, this time trading Vegas glitz for Euro chic while Soderbergh attempts to rewrite the wildly successful playbook he arguably perfected in 2001.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Solaris

    Solaris

    In only his first dozen films, Steven Soderbergh has created one of Hollywood’s most eclectic filmographies. But he still hasn’t made a sci-fi flick—until now. Join us as we discuss his 2002 remake of Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1972 Soviet SF classic, “Solaris.”

    Keir’s one-sentence summary:

    When a psychiatrist investigates the seeming space madness among the crew of a station orbiting the mysterious new planet Solaris, he discovers the planet is creating doppelgangers of their deceased loved ones—and when his dead wife appears, he decides he’d rather go down with the ship with her than return to reality.

    • 59 min
    Full Frontal

    Full Frontal

    If you’re Steven Soderbergh, coming off box-office success and an Oscar win, what do you do next? Make a low-budget, shot-on-video quickie that almost nobody will love, of course! Join us for the skinny on “Full Frontal” (2002).

    Mike’s one-sentence summary:

    The lives of an eclectic cast of characters collide over the course of a single day, confronting difficult truths about themselves, others, and the opposite, all while making a movie written by the characters in the movie . . . or, at least that’s what I think happens.

    This is our longest episode yet, but we think it’s one of our best ones! (And at least it’s not longer than the movie we’re discussing.)

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Seth_Vargas ,

Love this show!

Great show! The dynamic between the hosts is fun and they bring a lot of knowledge and research to each episode. Choosing Soderbergh for a first season is such a great idea and I look forward to the rest of his filmography being covered! “Generic sign off!”

Mark54s ,

Great idea

First, a great idea for a podcast. Second, very knowledgeable hosts who have taken the time to kind of plan out their chats. It’s loose but also organized in a thoughtful way. Soderbergh makes for a fascinating topic, given his ups and downs. Very well done. Most of all, this podcast will make you want to watch more movies.

Hsuts ,

Awesome podcast

I think the hosts are very knowledgeable, and seem like dope people. Dope podcast

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