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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.

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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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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