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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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    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 120 Ratings

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: BAFTAs and Barbie with Billie Eilish and Finneas

    Best in Show: BAFTAs and Barbie with Billie Eilish and Finneas

    This week, the Best in Show crew finds out what they’re made for with Grammy-winning special guests Billie Eilish and Finneas. The superstar sibling duo is behind the Best Original Song Oscar nominee ‘What Was I Made For?’, and Mia chats with them about hiding secrets in their devastating-but-hopeful tune, the music and movies that make them feel emotionally validated and Billie’s directing aspirations. There’s also some queening out over a mutual love of Andrew Scott in Fleabag and Sherlock—relevant because he and Billie are both nominated in acting categories at the Indie Spirits this year (him for All of Us Strangers, her for Swarm), and because Andrew is always relevant. London Editor Ella Kemp pops in as well for a BAFTAs debrief, sharing her interviews with Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Samantha Morton and Best in Show bestie Paul Mescal.

    Chapters:


    Opening credits (00:00:00)
    BAFTA recap and red carpet interviews (00:01:43)
    Behind the curtain (00:23:36)
    Billie Eilish and FINNEAS interview (00:26:08)
    Winner Winner Chicken Run Dinner (00:45:29)
    Closing credits (00:59:40)

    Sponsor: Sony Pictures

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles and London. Edited by Slim, production manager Sophie Shin, editorial producer Brian Formo. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Artwork by Danny Haas. Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest.

    Lists & Links: List of movies mentioned, Best in Show’s HQ Page, BAFTAs HQ Page

    • 56 min
    Best in Show: Visual Effects with The Creator creators, plus War is Over! with Sean Lennon

    Best in Show: Visual Effects with The Creator creators, plus War is Over! with Sean Lennon

    This week, Brian, Gemma and Mia break down the art of visual effects with a little help from our friends: The Creator director Gareth Edwards and his visual effects on-set supervisor Andrew Roberts. More ‘Help!’ arrives in the form of Sean Lennon, co-writer of the Oscar-nominated short War Is Over!, via his chat with our New York correspondent, Julia Barrett-Mitchell. Mia and Brian also recap their Oscars Luncheon experience, which involved press and A-listers alike getting starstruck by Messi the dog, who plays Snoop in Anatomy of a Fall (and was snubbed for Best Supporting Actor).
    Chapters:


    Opening credits (00:00:00)
    Oscar luncheon and Barbie promo (00:02:03)
    Behind the curtain: visual effects (00:18:56)
    Gareth Edwards and Andrew Roberts interview (00:25:54)
    War is Over! interview (00:43:45)
    Winner Winner Chicken Run Dinner (00:54:37)
    Closing credits (01:01:44)

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Auckland. Edited by Slim, production manager Sophie Shin, editorial producer Brian Formo. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Artwork by Danny Haas. Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest.

    Lists & Links: List of movies mentioned, Best in Show’s HQ Page, Gender at the Oscars

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Best in Show: International Feature Feast with Juliette Binoche and Tran Anh Hung

    Best in Show: International Feature Feast with Juliette Binoche and Tran Anh Hung

    Bonjour! The Best in Show crew digs into the Best International Feature race, with an entrée of an interview between Brian, Juliette Binoche and Tran Anh Hung about their César-nominated collaboration, The Taste of Things. Gemma, Mia and Brian also divulge the recipe for the International Feature category and how its submissions work—and briefly bring in Perfect Days director Wim Wenders and Society of the Snow's J.A. Bayona as a treat.

    Chapters:


    Opening credits (00:00:00)
    News (00:02:22)
    Behind the curtain: J.A. Bayona (00:14:07)
    Juliette Binoche and Tran Anh Hung interview (00:27:28)
    Winner Winner Chicken Run Dinner (00:48:07)
    Closing credits (00:59:40)

    Sponsor: Focus Features’ Lisa Frankenstein

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles and Auckland. Edited by Slim, production manager Sophie Shin, editorial producer Brian Formo. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Artwork by Danny Haas. Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest.

    Lists & Links: List of movies mentioned, Best in Show’s HQ Page

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Best in Show: Sundance sum-ups and Flower Moon costumes with Oscar nominee Jacqueline West

    Best in Show: Sundance sum-ups and Flower Moon costumes with Oscar nominee Jacqueline West

    The Best in Show team welcomes our East Coast correspondent Adesola Thomas to chat about her best of the Park City fest, among them the raucous Irish-language rap-musical Kneecap, sisterly drama In the Summers and coming-of-age charmer Dìdi (弟弟). Then, Mia and Gemma head to Osage County with five-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West for an in-depth interview on her “method costuming” techniques for Killers of the Flower Moon—which included close collaboration with fellow nominees Lily Gladstone and Martin Scorsese, as well as Osage wardrobe consultant Julie O’Keefe. She also shares how she creates a real-life closet to help her actors inhabit their characters’ wardrobes, an insightful approach that Jessica Chastain has requested on all of her films since working with West on The Tree of Life.

    Chapters:


    Opening credits (00:00:00)
    News (00:01:28)
    Sundance (00:07:27)
    Jacqueline West interview (00:19:58)
    Winner Winner Chicken Run Dinner (00:50:31)
    Closing credits (00:59:42)

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Auckland. Edited by Slim, production manager Sophie Shin, editorial producer Brian Formo and our newsletter edited by George Fenwick. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Artwork by Danny Haas. Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest.

    Lists & Links: List of movies mentioned, Best in Show’s HQ Page

    • 59 min
    Best in Show: 2024 Oscar noms and an Animation Celebration with the directors of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Best in Show: 2024 Oscar noms and an Animation Celebration with the directors of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    The 96th Academy Award nominations have been announced, and the Best in Show crew have both axes to grind (Charles Melton of May December, you will be avenged!) and champagne bottles to pop (Justine Triet of Anatomy of a Fall, you will be fêted!). Plus, Spider-Slim swings Across the Spider-Verse to chat with the directors behind Letterboxd’s highest rated film of 2023: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson.

    Chapters:


    Opening credits (00:00:00)
    Oscar noms (00:01:47)
    Behind the curtain: Animation (00:23:18)
    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse interview (00:39:02)
    Winner Winner Chicken Run Dinner (00:50:27)
    Closing credits (01:00:58)

    Sponsor: Sony Pictures

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles and Auckland. Edited by Slim, production manager Sophie Shin, editorial producer Brian Formo. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Artwork by Danny Haas. Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest.

    Lists & Links: List of movies mentioned, Best in Show’s HQ Page

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Best in Show: Sound Design in the Snow, in Osage country and The Zone of Interest

    Best in Show: Sound Design in the Snow, in Osage country and The Zone of Interest

    The BAFTA nominations are in—Lily Gladstone and Andrew Scott are out. What’s that about? London Editor Ella Kemp joins Mia and Gemma for a rant. Plus: the invisible but visceral art of sound design with The Zone of Interest and Poor Things sound designer Johnnie Burn, Society of the Snow director JA Bayona, and Killers of the Flower Moon sound mixer Mark Ulano.

    Chapters:


    Opening credits (00:00:00)
    BAFTAs (00:02:39)
    Sound design (00:13:13)
    JA Bayona interview (00:20:50)
    Mark Ulano interview (00:28:26)
    Johnnie Burn interview (00:29:42)
    Winner Winner Chicken Run Dinner (00:46:13)
    Closing credits (00:58:06)

    Sponsor: Searchlight Pictures’ All of Us Strangers

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles, London, and Auckland. Edited by Slim, production manager Sophie Shin, editorial producer Brian Formo. Theme: ‘Hyperlight’ by Letterboxd member Trent Walton (AKA Echo Wolf). Artwork by Danny Haas. Best in Show is a TAPEDECK production. Title courtesy of Christopher Guest.

    Lists & Links: List of movies mentioned, Best in Show’s HQ Page, Gemma’s interview with Molly Manning Walker, Ella’s interview with Charlotte Regan

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

sukishnda ,

ILY Mia

It’s so refreshing to listen to females hosts talk about film. This isn’t your ordinary film bro podcast🩵

H.Granger ,

Viva la Letterboxd Podcast!

From my first time listening to “Ghibli Magic Moments” during the beginning of the pandemic, I have always been able to rely on the Letterboxd show for hilarious, heartfelt, and well-researched film entertainment. Putting on the podcast on long drives always makes me feel like I’m in the company of old friends and I ESPECIALLY love the Best in Show limited series. Would love more episodes with costume designer and/or production designer guests as the Catherine Martin Best in Show épisode knocked my socks off. In any case, Slim, Gemma, Mia, and Mitchell: never stop doing what you are doing! Y’all rock! 🥳

Nikks456 ,

Not for me

I wanted to love it, but the hosts are just too…punchy? They sound to me like hostages with guns held to their heads. Hard to listen to anyone being that forcibly chipper.

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