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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 30, 2017

Mike Birbiglia is a stand-up comedian, an actor, and a filmmaker.  In this episode, we'll take a look at Birbiglia's career behind the camera as a filmmaker for such films as Sleepwalk with Me and Don't Think Twice.  Does Birbiglia have what it takes to be a 21st Century comedy auteur?


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Nov 30, 2017

Edgar Wright has had a camera in his hand for most of his life.  Renown for his filmmaking and celebrated for his hilarious homages to classic genres, is there anything that Wright can’t do?  Listen as we discuss Wright’s films from Shaun of the Dead to Baby Driver.  


Oct 31, 2017

Harold Ramis is responsible for or has been involved in some of the greatest movies of all time.  A comedy legend and one of, if not the most, influential comedy filmmaker of the last fifty years.  We examine the highs and lows in his full career, and Jon may insult Robert De Niro's acting along the way.


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Sep 29, 2017

Judd Apatow has had his hand in some of the biggest comedies of the 21st Century, but only wrote and directed four films, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, and This is 40.  We rank those films and look at the defining features of Apatow's work.  Is it dick jokes, man-children, or a realization that no...

Sep 2, 2017

John Hughes was a major figure in the mainstream films of the 1980s.  Writing films at a furious pace throughout the decade, his films have remained basic cable staples while finding a place in many a teenager's heart.  This episode, we dive into the eight films written and directed by John Hughes from Sixteen Candles...