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The Popcorn Auteur

Pretty straightforward. We watch all the movies of famous filmmakers and then discuss anything and everything that happens to interest us about them.

Sep 17, 2019

Ryan Coogler went from student-athlete and film fan to box office king in a little over a dozen years.  He's done three successful and critically acclaimed movies in his short career, from the potent and personal Fruitvale Station to the comic book grandeur of Black Panther. Listen as we gush and occasionally rant...

Aug 12, 2019

Jane Campion's films will stick with you.  You'll be forced to use your brain and consider varying and at times rather peculiar perspectives.  Listen as we try to work our way through Campion's complex films, from the critically renowned The Piano to Meg Ryan in an erotic thriller. 

As always let us know what we got...

Jul 3, 2019

Damien Chazelle is younger than Jon and Chris.  Jon and Chris would rather not dwell on that fact.  In his short career, Chazelle has become an A-list Hollywood director with an Academy Award under his belt.  In this episode, we consider Chazelle's filmmaking and his worldview.


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May 20, 2019

Armando Iannucci is probably best known in the US for the political satire Veep.  Across the pond, he also has a number of successful TV credits; however, this TV showrunner has also made two of the best reviewed comedies in the last ten years with In the Loop and The Death of Stalin.  We didn't get to him in our comedy...

Apr 23, 2019

Debra Granik deserves to be included on any list of the best filmmakers of the 21st century.  That should give you an idea of what we thought of Granik's four films, which include the Oscar nominated Winter's Bone and last year's Leave No Trace.

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