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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 2, 2020

Sadly, Lynn Shelton passed away earlier this year at the age of 54. On this episode, we dive into the seven feature films that Shelton left behind. From the wild set-ups of Humpday and Sword of Trust to the naturalistic and understated Outside In, Shelton gave us a varied and entertaining filmography. 

 

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Jun 5, 2020

Rebecca Sharp from Almost Ginger helps Jon and Chris examine the dark and visually striking films of Lynne Ramsay. Ramsay tackles a variety of dark subjects (an accidental child drowning, a suicide, a school shooting, and an underage sex ring), which means you may not want to watch these films, but you'll likely be...


May 4, 2020

Wes Anderson has occupied a rare space in film - critical appreciation, award show recognition, and box office consistency.  He's been able to do this while making nine feature films.  Before his tenth film, The French Dispatch, comes out later in 2020, Jon and Chris are joined by John Axford to discuss the works of...


Mar 31, 2020

Sam Peckinpah is the oldest and surely the most violent filmmaker that we have covered to this point.  Listen as we discuss this iconic and influential filmmaker while grappling with the implications of Peckinpah's world view.  From the seminal The Wild Bunch to the polarizing Straw Dogs, join Chris, Jon, and guest Pete...


Mar 11, 2020

Alex Garland may not buy into the auteur theory (we may not either), but he's been at the helm of two of the most interesting science fiction films in the last decade.  Listen as we dive into Ex Machina and Annihilation.

 

Show Notes/Sources:

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/ex-machina-2015