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A deep dive into the auteurs of modern cinema - directors, writers, actors, and more.

The New Auteurs: A Rough Cut Podcast Rough Cut Cinema

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

A deep dive into the auteurs of modern cinema - directors, writers, actors, and more.

    Christopher Nolan / The Prestige

    Christopher Nolan / The Prestige

    Ben Nadeau joins Carson and Zach in dissecting how the auteur theory applies to Christopher Nolan. The guys debate Nolan's legacy in the superhero genre (4:59), argue over what he'll be remembered for in 30 years (10:48), discuss his auspicious beginnings and lack of Oscar love (16:23), go deep on The Prestige (28:01), throw out historical comparisons for Nolan (57:16), categorize Christopher Nolan as an auteur (1:06:19), and play the Letterboxd game (70:25).

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Jessica Chastain / Crimson Peak

    Jessica Chastain / Crimson Peak

    As Christopher Nolan month kicks off at Rough Cut Cinema, your hosts take a look at the career of Interstellar co-star Jessica Chastain. Join as they discuss Chastain's theatre and television roots (4:40), pick their favorite Aaron Sorkin movies (15:12), go in-depth on Crimson Peak (29:35), discover the rarefied air Chastain reached with Mama's box office performance (42:45),  bemoan Charlie Hunnam's inability to pull off an American accent (55:30), and play the Letterboxd game (61:45).

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Spike Lee / Da 5 Bloods

    Spike Lee / Da 5 Bloods

    Rough Cut's Spike Lee Spotlight continues as The New Auteurs takes on the career of the man himself. Your hosts discuss Do The Right Thing and debate how to define a director's "definitive" film (3:42), walk through Lee's snubs by the Academy and play out the butterfly effects of a Denzel Washington win for Malcolm X (14:00), go deep on Da 5 Bloods (28:45), consider Lee's historical comparisons (43:53), and play The Letterboxd Game (65:40).

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Edward Norton / Birdman

    Edward Norton / Birdman

    As part of the Spotlight on Spike Lee over at Rough Cut Cinema, staff writer Sara D'Amico joins Zach D'Amico and Carson Cook to talk about the films of 25th Hour star Edward Norton. Join the team as they discuss method acting (6:00), run through Norton's career (14:48), take a deep dive into 2014's Birdman (27:23), consider which modern superhero actors are most likely to reenact the premise of Birdman in real life (57:56), and play a few rounds of The Letterboxd Game (66:31).

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Diablo Cody / Jennifer's Body

    Diablo Cody / Jennifer's Body

    As Rough Cut Cinema's Spotlight on Charlize Theron comes to a close, staff writer Jonny Diaz joins Zach D'Amico and Carson Cook to discuss screenwriter Diablo Cody's style as an auteur (0:50); dive into her misunderstood 2009 horror-comedy Jennifer's Body (22:52); debate historical comparisons (70:00) and Cody's auteur categorization (73:48); and play the Letterboxd game (79:35).

    • 1 hr 34 min
    James Gray / Two Lovers

    James Gray / Two Lovers

    Join the Rough Cut Cinema team as they examine the film stylings of director James Gray through the lens of his 2008 film Two Lovers, debate whether Joaquin Phoenix is better cast as a lead or supporting character, and introduce The Letterboxd Game. 

    • 1 hr 15 min

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