Episodes
Topics covered include: hot mics, shooting in airports pre-9/11, "movie star grapes," Josh seeing Sandler in Punch Drunk Love at age 18, writing a script that feels like there is no script at all, His Royal Highness Darius Khondji, the firecracker scene in Boogie Nights, the feeling when it all works artistically, post-filmmaking blues, losing the Ziegfeld theater in NYC, and why it just makes sense to ship a precious gem inside of a fish.
Published 12/23/19
Bergman Mission Accomplished. Here's the extended version of last week’s Deep Cuts with Ari Aster & Robert Eggers. ROB & ARI'S WATCH LIST (in order of appearance) The Servant (1963) dir. Joseph Losey The Sacrifice (1986) dir. Andrei Tarkovsky Cries and Whispers (1972) dir. Ingmar Bergman Autumn Sonata (1978) dir. Ingmar Bergman Persona (1966) dir. Ingmar Bergman The Master (2012) dir. Paul Thomas Anderson The Virgin Spring (1960) dir. Ingmar Bergman Shame (1968) dir. Ingmar...
Published 07/25/19
Topics covered include: chasing the Bergman closeup, preferred aspect ratios, why Hereditary is unabashedly a horror movie, talking to press while intoxicated, the “trick” of Midsommar, the scene from Carrie that still gives Ari nightmares, dealing with the consequences of an A24 marketing stunt you did not consent to, the silver lining on a ‘D’ Cinemascore, why films are meant to be watched more than once, and the magic of being in dialogue with other filmmakers across history—and becoming...
Published 07/17/19
Topics covered include: lies we tell our families, the gift of cold hard cash, visiting Disney as an adult, pet monkeys (dream versus reality), Murakami, the Malcolm X watch, LA car culture, universality through specificity, connecting the dots, and the longing to know the places our parents' parents once called home.
Published 06/12/19
Topics covered include: Bob Fosse's influence, the magic of Singing In The Rain (1952), strategies for evading journalists' questions, sequels that aren't really sequels, the CGI challenge of youthifying De Niro, Pesci, and Pacino in The Irishman, and the piece of advice from Arthur Penn that Marty will never forget: “Don't lose that amateur status.” Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/a24/message
Published 05/15/19
Topics covered include: shooting a prison movie in space, the dark romance of L.A., good bread, why Claire went crazy working for Wim Wenders, films that must be viewed in the dark, shooting with yellow light, the romanticization of film stock, Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and the alchemy of cinema.
Published 04/22/19
A conversation between Jonah Hill (Mid90s) and Michael Cera (Gloria Bell). Topics covered include: the surreal experience of overnight fame, Spanish movie marketing, establishing boundaries, theater people, drinking beers with Elaine May, Jonah's fear of winged animals, on-demand pushups, degenerate gambling, and why everyone should own a digital copy of Mid90s.
Published 01/08/19
A conversation between composers Daniel Lopatin (Good Time) and Mica Levi (Under The Skin). Topics covered include: the process of scoring a film, growing up in a house filled with music, cinematic rhythm, cheesy scores, creating the sounds of an urban nightmare, and why electronic music is the best game ever.
Published 12/03/18
A conversation between Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) and Molly Ringwald. Topics covered include: the highs and lows of being a young actor, Elsie’s audition for Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham’s Vine career (RIP), why social media should have stopped at Myspace, the impossibility of not saying “Um” and “Like,” Dungeons & Dragons, the Golden State Killer, coming-of-age on screen, and why we never stop craving connection—regardless of age.
Published 11/01/18
A conversation between actors, drummers, and good friends Fred Armisen and Jason Schwartzman. Topics covered include: the nuances of American Sign Language, Icelandic stand-up comedy, fairies and trolls, superhuman athleticism, archaic medical treatments, and what Fred would do if he could travel back in time without altering history.
Published 10/01/18
A conversation between actors Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) and Alia Shawkat (Green Room). Topics covered include: their new film Blaze, summers in Nova Scotia, art that tells the truth, the beauty of beginner’s mind, Alia’s painting, career advice from Steve McQueen, and the importance of giving it all away.
Published 08/29/18
A conversation between filmmakers Paul Schrader (First Reformed) and Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled, The Bling Ring). Topics covered include: Paul's unexpected career trajectory, ambiguous endings, stealing from the best, the challenges of writing without "nighttime additives," and what it took for Paul to finally make First Reformed—the movie he’s been waiting his whole life to make.
Published 05/30/18
A conversation between actress Toni Collette (Hereditary) and actor and comedian John Early (Search Party). Topics covered include: Toni Collette, Toni Collette, and falling in love with Toni Collette at age 10 after renting Clockwatchers from a Nashville Blockbuster.
Published 04/26/18
A conversation between comedian Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) and comedian-turned filmmaker Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade). Topics covered include: the internet, teenagers today, how to talk about a moment that is already a parody of itself, the FKA Twigs/Anderson .Paak/Spike Jonze Apple ad, whether or not Deadpool gets it, why Jerrod hasn’t seen Bottle Rocket, the filmmaking of Steve McQueen, Jerrod and Bo’s dispositional differences, Snoop Dogg’s new gospel album, Julia Ducournau’s...
Published 03/29/18
A conversation between the writers/directors of Moonlight and Lady Bird. Topics covered include: Elena Ferrante, medieval triptychs, things that make Greta uncomfortable as a viewer, shooting through fog machines, the skirts of Isadora Duncan, fast-talking ladies, Grey Gardens, the possibility of a giant bad mess, budgetary constraints, Sacramento, the special birthday plate, and the YMCA aerobics class on 14th Street where Greta discovered her calling.
Published 02/28/18
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Published 02/20/18