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The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 500 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Elliott Gould, John Waters, Ed Harris, Luke Wilson, Chris Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Willem Dafoe, Michael Palin, Tim Rice, John Landis, William Friedkin, Julie Taymor, Joe Dante, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.

Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

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    • 4.7 • 460 Ratings

The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 500 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Elliott Gould, John Waters, Ed Harris, Luke Wilson, Chris Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Willem Dafoe, Michael Palin, Tim Rice, John Landis, William Friedkin, Julie Taymor, Joe Dante, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis.

Follow us on Twitter @proboothcast and visit us at www.projectionboothpodcast.com

    Mishna Wolff on Werewolves Within (2021)

    Mishna Wolff on Werewolves Within (2021)

    On this special episode, Mike talks with writer Mishna Wolff about her feature film debut, Werewolves Within (2021). Based on the Ubisoft video game, it's the story of Finn (Sam Richardson), the new sheriff of a dysfunctional town where not everyone is who they say they are.
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    • 22 min
    Prano Bailey-Bond on Censor (2021)

    Prano Bailey-Bond on Censor (2021)

    On this special episode, Mike talks with writer/director Prano Bailey-Bond about her feature film debut, Censor (2021). It's the story of Enid (Niamh Algar), a censor during the UK's "video nasty" era who's sister has gone missing.
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    • 24 min
    Jim Bloom

    Jim Bloom

    Here's more from the interview with Jim Bloom that wasn't included in the Empire Strikes Back episode. Hear Jim discuss his long and storied career.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Black Hole (1979)

    The Black Hole (1979)

    Sci Fi Month continues on The Projection Booth with a look at Gary Nelson’s 1979 film, The Black Hole.  It’s the story of a group of astronauts who, after an unscheduled course correction, run across the missing ship The Cygnus, which is in stasis just outside of a black hole.   It’s something of a re-telling of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with Maximlian Schell playing Captain Nemo by way of Dr. Hans Reinhardt.  

    El Goro (Talk Without Rhythm) and David Kittredge (The Outcast) join Mike to discuss this uneven film.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Susan Sandler on Julia Scotti: Funny That Way (2020)

    Susan Sandler on Julia Scotti: Funny That Way (2020)

    On this special episode, Mike talks with Susan Sandler, the director of Julia Scotti: Funny That Way. It's a look at Julia Scotti, a trans comedian. It's a "warts and all" documentary about Scotti and her journey to where she is today.
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    • 30 min
    The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    We're kicking off Sci-Fi Month with a look at the sequel to Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back (1980). It's Irvin Kershner's continuation of the Star Wars story and perhaps one of the best sequels ever made. Chris Bricklemyer (Outside the Cinema) and Jamie Benning (The Filmumentaries Podcast) join Mike to discuss this beloved film. 
    Interviews include Associate Producer Jim Bloom, Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky, Editor Paul Hirsch, and authors Rebecca Harrison and J. W. Rinzler.
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    • 4 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
460 Ratings

460 Ratings

hotlips1017 ,

Great Show All Around

The best part of the podcast (for me) is the variety of movies they cover—a great mix of old favorites, movies I’ve been meaning to get to, and stuff I’ve never heard of or had interest in. Each episode gives me something interesting to watch or rewatch, and then think about. Definitely discovered some new gems since I’ve been listening.

I know some of the episode lengths might turn some people off, but it’s great to play in the background or in the car.

If you don’t appreciate good-faith critical discussion I’d look for something else.

Captainstankplanet ,

If you legitimately love film, listen to this and not the trash.

The Projection Booth has been my favorite podcast for quite some time. Actually it was the first one I subscribed to (what a useless bit of info that you now know). Mike is a fantastic host, and one of the only people who’s opinion I can respect. The same can’t be said about some of the co/guest hosts, some of which make me wish I was born without a head.... but those are few and far between.

One of the most underrated and fantastic things about The Projection Booth is that when Mike interviews someone, he... get this.... LETS THEM TALK. I know, I know. Crazy. Like you actually get an informative interview every single time, instead of the host interrupting to shoot idiot-thoughts with their idiot voice like every other podcast ever.

Anyway, for real this is great. The only thing that keeps me from listening to episodes is if I’ve never seen the film they are discussing, but that’s just because I’m a travesty as a human being. If you love movies, you will love The Projection Booth. If you don’t, go listen to HDTGM or Joe Rogan or something else terrible and please never ever be in the same room as me thanks.

5/5

Larry Gengrich ,

The Gold Standard

The most research, the best interviews (and Mike lets the subjects talk without interrupting or trying to steer the conversation) and no nerd comedy. Not to say Mike and his cohosts aren’t funny, but there’s none of the “shrill dorks laughing at each other” noise that plagues so many movie podcasts. I discovered the Projection Booth shortly after lockdown started (with the epic Exorcist II episode) and it’s gotten me through the last year of working from home.

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