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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 13, 2019

Oftentimes strange, consistently unpredictable, increasingly political and entirely fun.  Are we describing John Carpenter's second half or this podcast episode?  Listen to find out.  Paul Kowalski returns for the trip through Carpenter's later films.


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Oct 31, 2019

John Carpenter's films have been remade, imitated, and satirized.  In this episode, we go to the source material and dive into the first five films that Carpenter wrote and directed, included cult classic Assault on Precinct 13.  Also, it's Halloween!  What better time to check out the works of a horror master?  Paul...

Oct 16, 2019

When you have a fan that recommends a filmmaker that "carries on the legacy" of Jane Campion, it's worth taking note.  Andrea Arnold's films may not be easy to watch, but there is power in her work.  In this episode, we immerse ourselves in the Arnold's films. 


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Sep 17, 2019

Ryan Coogler went from student-athlete and film fan to box office king in a little over a dozen years.  He's done three successful and critically acclaimed movies in his short career, from the potent and personal Fruitvale Station to the comic book grandeur of Black Panther. Listen as we gush and occasionally rant...

Aug 12, 2019

Jane Campion's films will stick with you.  You'll be forced to use your brain and consider varying and at times rather peculiar perspectives.  Listen as we try to work our way through Campion's complex films, from the critically renowned The Piano to Meg Ryan in an erotic thriller. 

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