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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.

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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Apr 8, 2019

When we did our Alfonso Cuarón episode, he was coming off of Gravity, a movie that won 6 Oscars, including Best Director.  Not much has changed, except Roma only won 3 Oscars, including Best Director.  Listen as we fit Roma into Cuarón's body of work.

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Apr 4, 2019

Nicole Holofcener got nominated for an Oscar and won a Writers Guild of America award for best adapted screenplay for Can You Ever Forgive Me?  In this episode, we are talking about her other 2018 release, The Land of Steady Habits.  Did a male lead and no Catherine Keener lead to Netflix success?

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Apr 2, 2019

We are again playing catch-up with one of our auteurs.  This time we review Brad Bird's Incredibles 2 and put it into context with the rest of Bird's films. 

 

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Mar 28, 2019

Are we really just talking about one movie?  In this episode, we revisit Christopher Nolan, reviewing his film Dunkirk and assessing how it fits into his oeuvre. 

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