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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. Transcripts available.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 75 Ratings

Podcasts about movies from the makers of Letterboxd, the social network for film lovers. Hosted by Gemma and Slim and Mitchell and Mia. Transcripts available.

    Four Favorites with Jamelle Bouie: Black Dynamite, political thrillers, baby’s first art film

    Four Favorites with Jamelle Bouie: Black Dynamite, political thrillers, baby’s first art film

    Podcaster and New York Times columnist and Letterboxd member Jamelle Bouie joins Gemma and Slim to talk about American political thrillers and his four Letterboxd faves: Children of Men , Black Dynamite, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (the 1974 version) and Touch of Evil.

    Plus: why is filmmaker David Lowery starstruck by Jamelle, the two faces of Harrison Ford, the days of loafing around watching TBS and TNT, why the world needs more star-driven, character actor-saturated, mid-budget thrillers, why movies with people in meetings shouting at each other is Jamelle’s sweet spot, baby’s first art film, the many talents of direct-to-video king Michael Jai White, why we need more Blaxploitation spoofs, the intoxication of a dirty city, how it’s too easy to do stuff these days, bring back foot-chases, subway tunnel nightmares, will The Rock ever be in a good movie? And a great holiday double-feature to watch with the family.

    Credits: This episode was recorded in Charlottesville, Auckland and greater Philadelphia, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Brian Formo. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Art by Samm. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker. The Letterboxd Show is a TAPEDECK production.

    Lists, Reviews & Links:

    The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; WMcGinty’s “First Seen During Covid”, Silent Dawn’s “Effortlessly Cool”, Jamelle’s Unclear and Present Danger Podcast. Reviews of White Sands by Sammypants69, Children of Men by Matthew, Luke Hicks, Black Dynamite by Branson, Sally Jane, and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three by Will Menaker.

    • 57 min
    Weekend Watchlist: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Strange World and Devotion

    Weekend Watchlist: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Strange World and Devotion

    This week Mia and Slim discuss their growing watchlists including Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Strange World and Devotion. Mia also does her best Norah Jones impression and we talk about our upcoming Black Friday sale on Pro/Patron. After a quick look back at recent releases and community reviews, they shuffle their watchlists and discuss why watching duds can be a good thing.

    Sign up for Letterboxd Pro/Patron membership at 20% off the normal price and be sure to check out our FAQ about the sale here if you have questions.

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

    Letterboxd reviews and links mentioned:


    Transcripts of podcast episodes available
    Jay’s Glass Onion review
    Ash’s Strange World review
    Tessa Smith’s Devotion review
    Darthnome’s Spirited review
    Flynn’s Bones and All review
    Eric’s The Menu review
    Emma Hodge’s She Said review
    Taylor’s Quiz Show review
    NerdGirl84’s Rope review
    Kingston’s Amadeus review
    Jake Gyllenhaal awkward Strange World press interview
    Patrick Willems’s Four Favorites episode
    Listen to the Weekend Watchlist team do battle at movie trivia!
    Jack’s Top 50 of 2022 list

    Credits:


    This episode was recorded in Philadelphia and LA, and edited by Slim.
    Facts by Jack.
    Transcript by Sophie Shin.
    Theme: ‘IZON’ by Trent Walton.

    • 28 min
    Four Favorites with Ryan Connolly: nineties action heroes, Fincher

    Four Favorites with Ryan Connolly: nineties action heroes, Fincher

    Filmmaker and YouTuber Ryan Connolly of Film Riot joins Gemma and Slim to throw some Dutch angles on his four Letterboxd faves, which all happen to be action films of the 1990s: Speed; Die Hard with a Vengeance; The Game and The Matrix.

    Plus: why Speed has the greatest film score of all time, how did that bus jump that gap, Jeff Daniels and Dennis Hopper cheek-to-cheek, how Keanu reinvented the masculine action hero, how Michael Douglas reinvented it right back, sequels that are better than originals, being able to smell the stink on John McClane through the screen, why ’90s practical action stunts just rule, why The Game is a great holiday movie, why Spielberg is the GOAT at the “moving master”, believing in yourself, the importance of working with nice people, the supremacy of Jefferson Airplane’s ‘White Rabbit’, and why Ryan doesn’t rate anything on Letterboxd (except Jurassic Park).

    Lists & Links:
    The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; Ryan’s “action films from the 1990s” list, reviews of Speed by Terry, The Game by Dfred22 and Ian West

    Credits:
    This episode was recorded in Dallas, Auckland and greater Philadelphia, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Brian Formo. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Art by Samm. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker. The Letterboxd Show is a TAPEDECK production.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Weekend Watchlist: Bones and All, The Menu and She Said

    Weekend Watchlist: Bones and All, The Menu and She Said

    This week Mitchell and slim discuss their growing watchlists including Bones and All, The Menu and She Said. There is also a discussion about a topless Dennis Quaid so YMMV. After a quick look back at recent releases and community reviews, they shuffle their watchlists with witchy camping trips gone wrong and Jackie Earle Haley in a wig.

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

    Letterboxd reviews and links mentioned:


    Transcripts of podcast episodes available
    Cory Everett’s Bones and All review
    movie enjoyer’s The Menu review
    shoji’s The Menu review
    Flynn’s The Menu review
    Gemma’s She Said review
    fran hoepfner’s She Said review
    Ella Kemp’s EO review
    Joe Reid’s The Inspection review
    Kev’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever review
    Aeon’s Falling for Christmas review
    scott17’s The Fabelmans review
    Ian’s The Game review
    Angel’s Smile review
    Amanda Wheeler’s My Cousin Vinny review
    Fran Hoepfner’s Four Faves episode
    Kier-La Janisse’s Four Faves episode
    Letterboxd’s Top 50 Horror Films of 2022
    Jack’s Top 50 of 2022 list

    Credits:


    This episode was recorded in Philadelphia and Delaware, and edited by Slim.
    Facts by Jack.
    Transcript by Sophie Shin.
    Theme: ‘IZON’ by Trent Walton.

    • 29 min
    Four Favorites with Kier-La Janisse: psychotic women, Matt Dillon, Bee Gees and cockfights

    Four Favorites with Kier-La Janisse: psychotic women, Matt Dillon, Bee Gees and cockfights

    Author and filmmaker Kier-La Janisse joins Slim and Mitchell to discuss the tenth-anniversary expanded edition of her book House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography Of Female Neurosis In Horror And Exploitation Films, as well as taking a dive through her four favorite films: Over the Edge; Melody; Cockfighter and The Last Wave.

    Plus: Kier-La’s trick to seeming so productive; Matt Dillon’s iconic outfits; knife fights in the woods; twelve year olds on acid; parents just don’t understand; Jack Wild’s preternaturally youthful looks; the dulcet sounds of the Bee Gees; the masterpiece that is Little Darlings; Kier-La’s work with Severin Films restoring underground classics; taking vows of silence; the amount of cockfighting in Cockfighter; our shared adoration for physical media; cosmic horror; the absolute legend Peter Weir; and Kier-La’s super-top-secret Letterboxd account (no we won’t share it, don’t ask).

    Sponsor:
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    Lists & Links:
    The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; MUBI – Notebook; Kier-La’s Magic Hour conversation with Ben Wheatley; “House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography Of Female Neurosis In Horror And Exploitation Films”; House of Psychotic Women: Rarities Collection boxset from Severin Films; “Warped and Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive”; “Bleak and Gritty Teen Films” by Vanina

    Reviews of: Over the Edge by MandrakeGray and JRK; Cockfighter by Adam Robertson

    Credits:
    This episode was recorded in Philadelphia, Delaware and British Columbia, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Brian Formo. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Art by Samm. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker. The Letterboxd Show is a TAPEDECK production.

    • 52 min
    Weekend Watchlist: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Fabelmans and Falling for Christmas

    Weekend Watchlist: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Fabelmans and Falling for Christmas

    This week Mia and slim discuss their growing watchlists including Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Fabelmans and Falling for Christmas. Mia also makes some shocking Best Picture predictions. After a quick look back at recent releases and community reviews, they shuffle their watchlists with sexy eyebrow man and sexy vampire man.

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

    Letterboxd reviews and links mentioned:


    Transcripts of podcast episodes available
    GeegklyGoods and slim’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever review
    Brian Formo’s The Fabelmans review
    LG’s Falling for Christmas review
    Luke Hicks’ Is That Black Enough For You?! Review
    Emma Hodge’s Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
    SarahMae’s The Wonder review
    Charith’s Hope Springs review
    Amanda Wheeler’s From Durk Until Dawn review
    Robin’s Ticket to Paradise review
    Rowan Hulsman’s Marcel the Shell With Shoes On review
    Jack’s Top 50 of 2022 list

    Credits:


    This episode was recorded in Philadelphia and LA, and edited by Slim.
    Facts by Jack.
    Transcript by Sophie Shin.
    Theme: ‘IZON’ by Trent Walton.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

ddem2000 ,

Great show

I’ve added several movies to my LB watchlist off of listening to this show, they’re all a lot of fun to listen to

bekschex ,

Much love 💕

Just wanna drop in to say how much I love letterbox’d and all of the podcast episodes they have! Especially the Weekend Watchlist. It’s such fun and always enjoy hearing what random movie the hosts have to watch based on their shuffled watch lists!

movieross8 ,

A Pure Delight

Both The Letterboxd Show podcasts (Four Favorites original and Weekend Watchlist) are so much fun to listen to! The main show, hosted by Gemma and Slim, allows its guests to have fascinating conversations about films they are passionate about. Gemma and Slim have such a great rapport with each other and always seem to be having fun with whomever the guest is. I have learned about a bunch of fascinating voices on film through this podcast!

Weekend Watchlist has also become a vital listen for me every week. Slim, Mitchell and Mia succinctly and joyously talk about the upcoming week’s new releases. The real highlight though is the Watchlist Shuffle segment, where the hosts shuffle their watchlists to find a movie to watch before the next show and talk about their previous shuffle pick. It provides a great opportunity to learn about films I had never heard of and they highlight listeners who do the same.

An absolute blast of a feed and a must listen for film lovers everywhere!

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