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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
    • 4.6 • 127 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.

    Weekend Watchlist: Summer 2024 Preview Extravaganza

    Weekend Watchlist: Summer 2024 Preview Extravaganza

    The podcast hosts of summer a back! This time around ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Slim⁠⁠, Mia, and Mitchell discuss the upcoming SUMMER slate of movies and why you might need to add them to your own watchlists including MaXXXine, Kinds of Kindness, Furiousa: A Mad Max Saga, and Longlegs just to name a few*.* They also look ahead outside the most popular movies and shuffle their watchlists just like old times.

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

    Chapters:


    Opening credits + The Fall Guy (00:00:00)
    Summer 2024 preview Top 10 through 3 (00:05:43)
    Summer 2024 preview Top 3 (00:30:55)
    Our summer watchlists (00:39:02)
    Watchlists shuffles (00:49:15)

    Credits: Recorded in Philadelphia PA, Newark DE and Los Angeles CA. Edited by Slim. Theme music: ‘⁠IZON’ by Trent Walton. Production manager: Sophie Shin. The Letterboxd Show is a TAPEDECK production.

    Lists & Links: David on Tombstone; Tripp on La Belle Noiseuse; Mason on Critters

    • 57 min
    Best in Show Season 2 Finale: Letterboxd Goes to the Oscars

    Best in Show Season 2 Finale: Letterboxd Goes to the Oscars

    For our grand finale, the Best in Show crew heads to the 96th Academy Awards! Brian, who had a golden ticket to the ceremony itself, recaps how it felt for his eyes to see Al Pacino announce, “My eyes see Oppenheimer!”, while Gemma and Mia recount their hectic day on the red carpet and evening in the press room—plus dancing with the Anatomy of a Fall lawyers at the afterparty. Finally, we invite our London correspondent/Best in Show newsletter extraordinaire George Fenwick to reflect on the awards season as a whole, and to submit his winning pick for the inaugural Bradley Moze (and Otis) Awards, named for our beloved cats who kept us grounded over the past few months.
    Chapters:


    Opening credits (00:00:00)
    Oscars experience (00:02:57)
    The show itself (00:11:14)
    George Fenwick interview (40:15)
    Bradley Moze & Otis Awards (00:53:32)
    Closing credits (00:59:40)

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Best in Show: Oscars Honchos, Dune Power and Sleater-Kinney

    Best in Show: Oscars Honchos, Dune Power and Sleater-Kinney

    This week, Gemma chats with Academy President Janet Yang and CEO Bill Kramer about the importance of the Oscars to the global film community, plus its engaging impact on theater-going in a constantly changing industry. Also, Mia and Brian debrief about the Dune: Part Two hype (Space melodrama! More worms! All hail Denis Villeneuve!) and its entry into the Letterboxd Top 250 at a miraculous number six. For the grand finale, riot grrrl rockers Sleater-Kinney make a special appearance, with Carrie Brownstein recounting her brief appearance in Todd Haynes’ Carol.
    Chapters:


    Opening credits (00:00:00)
    News (00:01:28)
    Bill Kramer & Janet Yang interview (00:22:37)
    Winner Winner Chicken Run Dinner (00:43:39)
    Sleater-Kinney interview (00:48:00)
    Closing credits (00:59:40)

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles. 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.

    • 59 min
    Best in Show: Indie Spirits with Justine Triet and On Cinema’s Gregg Turkington

    Best in Show: Indie Spirits with Justine Triet and On Cinema’s Gregg Turkington

    This week, the Best in Show crew is full of Indie Spirit as they mingle on the carpet and out the back of the Film Independent Spirit Awards, where Zoe Lister-Jones, Jordan Firstman and the teams from Kokomo City and The Zone of Interest all stop by for chats about Cassavetes versus Altman, the secrets to a great director-producer relationship and epic movie dog moments. Brian meets his sporting hero Marshawn Lynch, and Mia settles in for a conversation with International Feature Spirit winner Justine Triet about the multiple languages of Anatomy of a Fall. Finally, Neil Hamburger himself (On Cinema’s Gregg Turkington, cast member in the John Cassavetes Award-winning Fremont) tells Mia and Gemma about the first award he ever won (and seems to keep on winning).

    Chapters:


    Opening credits (00:00:00)
    News (00:03:06)
    Justine Triet interview (00:33:34)
    Winner Winner Turkington Dinner (00:49:48)
    Closing credits (00:54:40)

    Credits: Recorded in Los Angeles. 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: Best in Show’s HQ Page, Film Independent’s HQ Page

    • 57 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

bizzysteph ,

Lovely

The awards commentary is great! I appreciate the bts look of the award shows and interviews given by the hosts including the press room, the governors’s hall etc — especially coverage of the current protests at the award shows that many of us wouldn’t see covered anywhere else. Thanks for painting a full and empathetic picture of that in addition to human interactions with the stars in the center

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! 🥳

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