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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.

Dec 31, 2018

Gillian Robespierre has been compared to Nora Ephron and Nicole Holofcener.  With that distinguished company and a desire to see more Jenny Slate, we were excited to dive into the two films of Robespierre. 


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Dec 6, 2018

David Zucker was one of the creative minds behind Airplane and The Naked Gun films.  He is now one of the creative minds behind the Scary Movie sequels.  Luckily (we think), he didn't both write and direct those movies (officially).  In this episode, we are joined by Sam Young to discuss the films of David Zucker . . ....

Oct 31, 2018

A bonus this month - We take a break from the straight comedies to cover not one, but two filmmakers in our first ever "Battle" of the Network Stars. Zach Braff and Josh Radnor square off (sort of) to determine who is the sitcom star turned true auteur.  It may be a little lazy of a comparison, but we had quite a bit of...

Sep 28, 2018

Richard Ayoade seems to to do it all:  He's an actor, an author, a TV game show host, and (for our interests) he's a filmmaker.  We weren't aware of any of this before this episode.  Listen as we get to know Richard Ayoade's limited filmography and assess his potential as a filmmaker.


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Aug 24, 2018

David Wain never seems to stop working.  As a writer, director, and actor, his work can be seen nearly everywhere.  In this episode, we are lucky enough to be joined by Jay Cluitt, shepherd over at The LAMB, to discuss the five films written and directed by David Wain; from the cult classic Wet Hot American Summer to...