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The Letterboxd Show

The Letterboxd Show

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A podcast about movies from the makers of Letterboxd, the social network for film lovers.

Latest Episodes

13: Sound of Metal

Tears flow as writer-director Darius Marder and actor and ASL rocker Paul Raci join Letterboxd’s editor-in-chief Gemma Gracewood to talk about their new film Sound of Metal, in which Ruben (Riz Ahmed), a punk-rock drummer suffering hearing loss, turns to adult deafness coach Joe (Raci, the son of deaf parents). We talk disability representation in movies, the Serenity Prayer as film structure, heavy-metal sign language, making producers’ brains hurt, and releasing your debut feature at the worst time in human history. Plus: other music movies for you to soak up before 2020 crawls back into its hole. Films mentioned The Place Beyond the Pines Blue Valentine Sound of Metal Run Wonderstruck The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You Zappa (and the Letterboxd Show episode with Alex Winter) The Shawl The Letterboxd Show is recorded in Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Auckland, and edited by Tony Stamp. The theme tune is ‘Hitchcock’ by The Phoenix Foundation (new album The Friend Ship out now!). Podcast artwork by Ann Davenport. On the next episode: festive feelings with Happiest Season’s Mary Holland! Leave us a voice message about your favorite festive film at letterboxd.show.

30 min1 w ago
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13: Sound of Metal

12: Shithouse, Fall Festival Roundup

Our London correspondent Ella Kemp joins Letterboxd’s editor-in-chief Gemma Gracewood to talk about their highlights from the fall festival season. Later they’re joined by actor, writer and first-time feature director Cooper Raiff and his Shithouse co-star Dylan Gelula to talk college, crying, comfort films, and Dylan’s Letterboxd habits. Films and links mentioned: Synchronic David Byrne’s American Utopia Lovers Rock I Carry You With Me Shiva Baby Shithouse Portrait of a Lady on Fire Kajillionaire I Used to Go Here Revenge of the Nerds St Elmo’s Fire Right Now, Wrong Then Lost in Translation On the Rocks Vanya on 42nd Street Bridge to Terabithia 13 Going on 30 Wolfwalkers Perfect Blue Millennium Actress Paprika Inside Out It’s Such a Beautiful Day The Red Shoes The Umbrellas of Cherbourg The Young Girls of Rochefort The Social Dilemma The work of Jay Duplass. TV shows mentioned: Togetherness, Love on the Spectrum, Normal People (specifically, episode 5). Dylan’s podcast, Lect...

67 min3 w ago
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12: Shithouse, Fall Festival Roundup

11: Jim Cummings

Actor, writer and director Jim Cummings joins Letterboxd’s editor-in-chief Gemma Gracewood to talk about his brand new film The Wolf of Snow Hollow, Robert Forster’s final role, toxic masculinity, tears, montages, werewolves, Fight Club, Fincher, turning shorts into features, his Letterboxd favorites, and the enduring emotional power of Inside Out’s Bing Bong. Films and lists mentioned: Rope Rear Window Beast Beast Greener Grass The Social Network Zodiac Fight Club Thunder Road The Robbery (short) Blue Valentine Rebel Without a Cause Shithouse What We Do in the Shadows Napoleon Dynamite An American Werewolf in London The Howling Dirty Dancing Jamaica Inn The Great Dictator Inside Out Seduced and Abandoned Children of Men The ’Burbs Obvious Child (short) / Obvious Child Two Cars One Night (short) / Boy Whiplash (short) / Whiplash Lights Out (short) / Lights Out Saw (short) / Saw Brat Pitt’s review of Fight Club A list of films with men/boys crying Jim Cummings on Letterboxd This...

51 minOCT 11
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11: Jim Cummings

10: The Realness

Letterboxd’s editor in chief Gemma Gracewood and lists editor Jack Moulton discuss their favorite docs of 2020 so far. Letterboxd members call in with their own top-doc picks, and we’re joined by Eli Despres and Elyse Steinberg, two-thirds of the directing team behind The Fight, which follows ACLU lawyers as they argue for major social justice issues including trans rights in the military and abortion access. Elyse also reveals she once acted in a Todd Haynes film. (We’ve kept in interruptions by children for pandemic documentary realness!) Films and lists mentioned: Official Letterboxd Top 100 Documentaries Welcome to Chechnya For Sama Boys State Disclosure Crip Cramp: A Disability Revolution Mucho Mucho Amor The Painter and the Thief Coronation The documentaries of Agnès Varda He Dreams of Giants The Ghost of Peter Sellers Father Soldier Son Making a Murder (and Knives Out) The Last Dance Showbiz Kids Miss Americana The Fight directors: The Fight Weiner Crumb American Movie Th...

71 minSEP 15
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10: The Realness

9: Alex Winter

Actor, documentarian and excellent human Alex Winter joins Letterboxd’s Gemma Gracewood and Jack Moulton to talk about his three new films: Showbiz Kids, Zappa and the long-awaited Bill & Ted Face the Music. Films mentioned by Alex: Bill & Ted Face the Music Showbiz Kids Zappa Land Without Bread The films of Stan Brakhage and Chris Marker The Rolling Stones: Cocksucker Blues Leaving Neverland Close Encounters of the Third Kind Raiders of the Lost Ark The Lost Boys The Empire Strikes Back Superman Jaws The films of Charlie Chaplin and Fred Astaire Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood Monty Python and the Holy Grail The Painter and the Thief Capone Vitalina Varela First Cow Links Alex’s 50 B-Sides and Rarities list The Letterboxd list for this episode. Alex’s Letterboxd profile This episode was recorded in Los Angeles and Auckland, and edited by Morgan Avery. Podcast artwork by Ann Davenport. Our theme music is ‘Hitchcock’ by The Phoenix Foundation. Our next episode is also about doc...

63 minAUG 30
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9: Alex Winter

8: Lockdown Filmmaking

From pitching to studios via video to filming in confined spaces, the filmmakers behind found-footage favorites Searching (Aneesh Chaganty) and new browser-horror Host (Rob Savage, Jed Shepherd and Gemma Hurley) share their best tips for making movies in quarantine. Plus, Rob and Aneesh reveal their heavy-duty Letterboxd habits, Aneesh talks about casting his next film, Run, and his roommate Blake pops in to explain their elaborate method for how to choose what film to watch. Films mentioned by Jed, Rob and Gemma As Above, So Below Ghostwatch Night of the Comet Your Name. (君の名は。) The Innocents Films mentioned by Aneesh The Sixth Sense The Mission Impossible franchise “When Shyamalan was a major, major deal, making hit after hit” Buried Minority Report Ocean’s 11 Inception Step Brothers Sense and Sensibility Anvil! The Story of Anvil Slumdog Millionaire (500) Days of Summer Memento Lagaan: Once Upon a Time inIndia Bombay Links On Letterboxd: Jed Shepherd; Aneesh Chaganty; Ane...

86 minAUG 15
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8: Lockdown Filmmaking

7: Ghibli Magic Moments

Since the roll-out of Studio Ghibli films on Netflix and HBO Max this year, there’s been an explosion of Letterboxd activity around the famed studio’s films. Our Ghibli-loving guests couldn’t be happier. David Jenkins (Little White Lies), Tasha Robinson (Polygon) and Adam Kempenaar (Filmspotting) share their Ghibli obsessions and discuss whether to “sub or dub”. Letterboxd members phone in with their favs. Plus: Little White Lies turns 15. Links David Jenkins’ review of My Neighbor Totoro Polygon’s best Studio Ghibli scenes survey @c0mmunicants’ Ghibli tweet The Official Letterboxd Top 250 Letterboxd members’ top 20 favorite comfort films Adam’s daughter Sophie on Letterboxd Mami Sunada’s The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Our Q&A with the hosts of Ghibliotheque This episode was recorded in Chicago, London and Auckland and edited by Morgan Avery. Podcast artwork by Ann Davenport. Theme music is ‘Hitchcock’ by The Phoenix Foundation. Leave a voice message for Aneesh Chaga...

77 minJUL 1
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7: Ghibli Magic Moments

6: Black Life on Film

EThis episode is dedicated to films about the Black experience. Our guest is Letterboxd member Adam Davie, creator of the extensive Black Life on Film list. Adam explains why he has spent three years creating the list and why it includes “the good, the bad and the ugly as it relates to the Black experience”. Links Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989) The Story of a Three-Day Pass (Melvin Van Peebles, 1968) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Rodney Rothman/Peter Ramsey/Bob Persichetti, 2018) Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989) I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, 2016) 13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016) Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017) LA 92 (T.J. Martin/Daniel Lindsay, 2017) Support The Girls (Andrew Bujalski, 2018) The High Note (Nisha Ganatra, 2020) Beyond the Lights (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2014) The Wound (John Trengove, 2017) Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018) Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011) I Am Legend (Francis Lawrence, 2007) If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, 2017) Black Dynamit...

66 minJUN 10
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6: Black Life on Film

5: Spielberg Special

Our cast of Steven Spielberg fans somehow manage to find new things to say about the films of the highest-grossing director of all time, and marvel at how his movies feel more potent than ever in the time of coronavirus.Guests: Chris Evangelista from SlashFilm’s 21st Century Spielberg podcast, comedian/writer Gabriel Gundacker of “I Wanna meet Richard Dreyfuss” fame, and Letterboxd’s West Coast editor Dominic Corry. Links Steven Spielberg’s filmography. 1993: a big year for Spielberg, as chronicled by Ed Power in The Independent. Watch the moment Spielberg is not nominated for a Best Director Oscar for Jaws. Susan Lacy’s 2017 Spielberg documentary. Spielberg at Cannes in 1975. Composer John Williams (and Rolling Stone film critic David Fear on his work in Catch Me if You Can). The Spielberg Quarantine Challenge: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Dominic) Lincoln (Chris) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Gabriel) The Indiana Jones box set (Gemma) Quarantine Pick-Me-Ups: The Last Days of ...

94 minMAY 11
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5: Spielberg Special

4: Lockdown Thirst

Has lockdown got you thirsty? This is the episode you need. Inspired by film writer Justine Peres Smith’s popular ‘Best Horny Movies for Quarantine’ list, Letterboxd editor Gemma Gracewood, Montreal-based Smith, and The Black List’s Kate Hagen dive deep into several erotic thrillers from the past two decades: Jane Campion’s In The Cut, Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden and Yann Gonzalez’s Knife + Heart. And we ask: where’s all the hot sex in Western film these days? Plus: Cronenberg, PTA, Roeg, Marilyn Monroe and more. Links Horny movies: Kate’s Essential Erotic Thrillers and 365 Sex Scenes The Black List In The Cut Justine’s 2018 re-examination of In The Cut for Little White Lies God’s Own Country The Handmaiden Knife + Heart Crash Don't Look Now Inherent Vice Damage Bound Kate’s Playboy article Quarantine recommendations: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Justine) Peggy Sue Got Married (Kate) Ratatouille (Gemma) Filmmakers on social: K. Austin Collins’ Shut-in Movie Club and Le...

70 minAPR 27
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4: Lockdown Thirst

Latest Episodes

13: Sound of Metal

Tears flow as writer-director Darius Marder and actor and ASL rocker Paul Raci join Letterboxd’s editor-in-chief Gemma Gracewood to talk about their new film Sound of Metal, in which Ruben (Riz Ahmed), a punk-rock drummer suffering hearing loss, turns to adult deafness coach Joe (Raci, the son of deaf parents). We talk disability representation in movies, the Serenity Prayer as film structure, heavy-metal sign language, making producers’ brains hurt, and releasing your debut feature at the worst time in human history. Plus: other music movies for you to soak up before 2020 crawls back into its hole. Films mentioned The Place Beyond the Pines Blue Valentine Sound of Metal Run Wonderstruck The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You Zappa (and the Letterboxd Show episode with Alex Winter) The Shawl The Letterboxd Show is recorded in Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Auckland, and edited by Tony Stamp. The theme tune is ‘Hitchcock’ by The Phoenix Foundation (new album The Friend Ship out now!). Podcast artwork by Ann Davenport. On the next episode: festive feelings with Happiest Season’s Mary Holland! Leave us a voice message about your favorite festive film at letterboxd.show.

30 min1 w ago
Comments
13: Sound of Metal

12: Shithouse, Fall Festival Roundup

Our London correspondent Ella Kemp joins Letterboxd’s editor-in-chief Gemma Gracewood to talk about their highlights from the fall festival season. Later they’re joined by actor, writer and first-time feature director Cooper Raiff and his Shithouse co-star Dylan Gelula to talk college, crying, comfort films, and Dylan’s Letterboxd habits. Films and links mentioned: Synchronic David Byrne’s American Utopia Lovers Rock I Carry You With Me Shiva Baby Shithouse Portrait of a Lady on Fire Kajillionaire I Used to Go Here Revenge of the Nerds St Elmo’s Fire Right Now, Wrong Then Lost in Translation On the Rocks Vanya on 42nd Street Bridge to Terabithia 13 Going on 30 Wolfwalkers Perfect Blue Millennium Actress Paprika Inside Out It’s Such a Beautiful Day The Red Shoes The Umbrellas of Cherbourg The Young Girls of Rochefort The Social Dilemma The work of Jay Duplass. TV shows mentioned: Togetherness, Love on the Spectrum, Normal People (specifically, episode 5). Dylan’s podcast, Lect...

67 min3 w ago
Comments
12: Shithouse, Fall Festival Roundup

11: Jim Cummings

Actor, writer and director Jim Cummings joins Letterboxd’s editor-in-chief Gemma Gracewood to talk about his brand new film The Wolf of Snow Hollow, Robert Forster’s final role, toxic masculinity, tears, montages, werewolves, Fight Club, Fincher, turning shorts into features, his Letterboxd favorites, and the enduring emotional power of Inside Out’s Bing Bong. Films and lists mentioned: Rope Rear Window Beast Beast Greener Grass The Social Network Zodiac Fight Club Thunder Road The Robbery (short) Blue Valentine Rebel Without a Cause Shithouse What We Do in the Shadows Napoleon Dynamite An American Werewolf in London The Howling Dirty Dancing Jamaica Inn The Great Dictator Inside Out Seduced and Abandoned Children of Men The ’Burbs Obvious Child (short) / Obvious Child Two Cars One Night (short) / Boy Whiplash (short) / Whiplash Lights Out (short) / Lights Out Saw (short) / Saw Brat Pitt’s review of Fight Club A list of films with men/boys crying Jim Cummings on Letterboxd This...

51 minOCT 11
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11: Jim Cummings

10: The Realness

Letterboxd’s editor in chief Gemma Gracewood and lists editor Jack Moulton discuss their favorite docs of 2020 so far. Letterboxd members call in with their own top-doc picks, and we’re joined by Eli Despres and Elyse Steinberg, two-thirds of the directing team behind The Fight, which follows ACLU lawyers as they argue for major social justice issues including trans rights in the military and abortion access. Elyse also reveals she once acted in a Todd Haynes film. (We’ve kept in interruptions by children for pandemic documentary realness!) Films and lists mentioned: Official Letterboxd Top 100 Documentaries Welcome to Chechnya For Sama Boys State Disclosure Crip Cramp: A Disability Revolution Mucho Mucho Amor The Painter and the Thief Coronation The documentaries of Agnès Varda He Dreams of Giants The Ghost of Peter Sellers Father Soldier Son Making a Murder (and Knives Out) The Last Dance Showbiz Kids Miss Americana The Fight directors: The Fight Weiner Crumb American Movie Th...

71 minSEP 15
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10: The Realness

9: Alex Winter

Actor, documentarian and excellent human Alex Winter joins Letterboxd’s Gemma Gracewood and Jack Moulton to talk about his three new films: Showbiz Kids, Zappa and the long-awaited Bill & Ted Face the Music. Films mentioned by Alex: Bill & Ted Face the Music Showbiz Kids Zappa Land Without Bread The films of Stan Brakhage and Chris Marker The Rolling Stones: Cocksucker Blues Leaving Neverland Close Encounters of the Third Kind Raiders of the Lost Ark The Lost Boys The Empire Strikes Back Superman Jaws The films of Charlie Chaplin and Fred Astaire Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood Monty Python and the Holy Grail The Painter and the Thief Capone Vitalina Varela First Cow Links Alex’s 50 B-Sides and Rarities list The Letterboxd list for this episode. Alex’s Letterboxd profile This episode was recorded in Los Angeles and Auckland, and edited by Morgan Avery. Podcast artwork by Ann Davenport. Our theme music is ‘Hitchcock’ by The Phoenix Foundation. Our next episode is also about doc...

63 minAUG 30
Comments
9: Alex Winter

8: Lockdown Filmmaking

From pitching to studios via video to filming in confined spaces, the filmmakers behind found-footage favorites Searching (Aneesh Chaganty) and new browser-horror Host (Rob Savage, Jed Shepherd and Gemma Hurley) share their best tips for making movies in quarantine. Plus, Rob and Aneesh reveal their heavy-duty Letterboxd habits, Aneesh talks about casting his next film, Run, and his roommate Blake pops in to explain their elaborate method for how to choose what film to watch. Films mentioned by Jed, Rob and Gemma As Above, So Below Ghostwatch Night of the Comet Your Name. (君の名は。) The Innocents Films mentioned by Aneesh The Sixth Sense The Mission Impossible franchise “When Shyamalan was a major, major deal, making hit after hit” Buried Minority Report Ocean’s 11 Inception Step Brothers Sense and Sensibility Anvil! The Story of Anvil Slumdog Millionaire (500) Days of Summer Memento Lagaan: Once Upon a Time inIndia Bombay Links On Letterboxd: Jed Shepherd; Aneesh Chaganty; Ane...

86 minAUG 15
Comments
8: Lockdown Filmmaking

7: Ghibli Magic Moments

Since the roll-out of Studio Ghibli films on Netflix and HBO Max this year, there’s been an explosion of Letterboxd activity around the famed studio’s films. Our Ghibli-loving guests couldn’t be happier. David Jenkins (Little White Lies), Tasha Robinson (Polygon) and Adam Kempenaar (Filmspotting) share their Ghibli obsessions and discuss whether to “sub or dub”. Letterboxd members phone in with their favs. Plus: Little White Lies turns 15. Links David Jenkins’ review of My Neighbor Totoro Polygon’s best Studio Ghibli scenes survey @c0mmunicants’ Ghibli tweet The Official Letterboxd Top 250 Letterboxd members’ top 20 favorite comfort films Adam’s daughter Sophie on Letterboxd Mami Sunada’s The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Our Q&A with the hosts of Ghibliotheque This episode was recorded in Chicago, London and Auckland and edited by Morgan Avery. Podcast artwork by Ann Davenport. Theme music is ‘Hitchcock’ by The Phoenix Foundation. Leave a voice message for Aneesh Chaga...

77 minJUL 1
Comments
7: Ghibli Magic Moments

6: Black Life on Film

EThis episode is dedicated to films about the Black experience. Our guest is Letterboxd member Adam Davie, creator of the extensive Black Life on Film list. Adam explains why he has spent three years creating the list and why it includes “the good, the bad and the ugly as it relates to the Black experience”. Links Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989) The Story of a Three-Day Pass (Melvin Van Peebles, 1968) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Rodney Rothman/Peter Ramsey/Bob Persichetti, 2018) Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989) I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, 2016) 13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016) Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017) LA 92 (T.J. Martin/Daniel Lindsay, 2017) Support The Girls (Andrew Bujalski, 2018) The High Note (Nisha Ganatra, 2020) Beyond the Lights (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2014) The Wound (John Trengove, 2017) Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018) Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011) I Am Legend (Francis Lawrence, 2007) If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, 2017) Black Dynamit...

66 minJUN 10
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6: Black Life on Film

5: Spielberg Special

Our cast of Steven Spielberg fans somehow manage to find new things to say about the films of the highest-grossing director of all time, and marvel at how his movies feel more potent than ever in the time of coronavirus.Guests: Chris Evangelista from SlashFilm’s 21st Century Spielberg podcast, comedian/writer Gabriel Gundacker of “I Wanna meet Richard Dreyfuss” fame, and Letterboxd’s West Coast editor Dominic Corry. Links Steven Spielberg’s filmography. 1993: a big year for Spielberg, as chronicled by Ed Power in The Independent. Watch the moment Spielberg is not nominated for a Best Director Oscar for Jaws. Susan Lacy’s 2017 Spielberg documentary. Spielberg at Cannes in 1975. Composer John Williams (and Rolling Stone film critic David Fear on his work in Catch Me if You Can). The Spielberg Quarantine Challenge: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Dominic) Lincoln (Chris) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Gabriel) The Indiana Jones box set (Gemma) Quarantine Pick-Me-Ups: The Last Days of ...

94 minMAY 11
Comments
5: Spielberg Special

4: Lockdown Thirst

Has lockdown got you thirsty? This is the episode you need. Inspired by film writer Justine Peres Smith’s popular ‘Best Horny Movies for Quarantine’ list, Letterboxd editor Gemma Gracewood, Montreal-based Smith, and The Black List’s Kate Hagen dive deep into several erotic thrillers from the past two decades: Jane Campion’s In The Cut, Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden and Yann Gonzalez’s Knife + Heart. And we ask: where’s all the hot sex in Western film these days? Plus: Cronenberg, PTA, Roeg, Marilyn Monroe and more. Links Horny movies: Kate’s Essential Erotic Thrillers and 365 Sex Scenes The Black List In The Cut Justine’s 2018 re-examination of In The Cut for Little White Lies God’s Own Country The Handmaiden Knife + Heart Crash Don't Look Now Inherent Vice Damage Bound Kate’s Playboy article Quarantine recommendations: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Justine) Peggy Sue Got Married (Kate) Ratatouille (Gemma) Filmmakers on social: K. Austin Collins’ Shut-in Movie Club and Le...

70 minAPR 27
Comments
4: Lockdown Thirst
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