This is the audio playground for lovers of cinema, past and present. You'll hear intimate interviews with the most interesting artists working today. You'll find in-depth stories you can't wait to share with friends. And we'll even help fill out your watch list with all the greats from foreign cinema, independent films, and Hollywood classics. Hosted by Alicia Malone and brought to you by FilmStruck, the exclusive streaming home of the Criterion Collection and TCM Select, featuring iconic movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
It took 40 years to get The Other Side of the Wind on to the big screen. In our final episode of the FilmStruck podcast, producing legend Frank Marshall (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Bourne Identity) talks about the struggles - and eventual triumph - of Orson Welles last film.
Director Luca Guadagnino has wanted to make a version of the horror classic "Suspiria" since he was a teenager. Now his dream has come true. He talks about working with Tilda Swinton and Thom Yorke, growing up in Ethiopia, and how movies offered an escape from reality.
Films mentioned: "Lawrence of Arabia", "The Marriage of Maria Braun", "Sophie's Choice", "Cat People", "The Woman in the Window", "Apocalypse Now", "Aria", "Caravaggio", "Orlando", "Edward II"
Sex scenes can be awkward for everyone involved, which is why more TV and film productions are hiring intimacy coordinators. On this bonus episode, we talk with Alicia Rodis, an intimacy coordinator and director who walks us through her role on a film set.
Movies illustrate the many facets of life. This week, we catch up with filmmakers Tamara Jenkins and Elizabeth Chomko, who both discuss turning their lens on deeply personal subjects in their latest films. We also dive into why "A Star is Born" has prevailed and been remade throughout the decades.
Filmmaker David Lowery shares how it felt when cinema icon Robert Redford, announced on "The Old Man and the Gun" set, that it may be the last role he plays. Host Alicia Malone also dives into the intriguing work of Roberto Rossellini, with TCM/FilmStruck social guru, Marya E. Gates.
Novelist Jonathan Lethem's mother took him to see Truffaut and Godard before he was a teenager, awakening a lifelong obsession with film. He talks about how his relationship to movies has changed over the years and how films influence his fiction writing. Also, film critic Alonso Duralde gives us a primer on the films of Eric Rohmer.
Documentarian Kirby Dick talks about making films that uncover injustice and corruption. Twin brothers Josh and Jonathan Baker tell us about their debut feature "Kin," and we delve into the fearless cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Meet Jim Cummings, an up-and-coming director who has shot all of his short films in one take. Cummings talks about challenges of single take filmmaking, shooting with his friends, and how Bruce Springsteen inspired his first feature. We'll also take a look at some of Humphrey Bogart's early films now available on FilmStruck.
Bo Burnham talks about his hit indie film Eighth Grade, his own battles with anxiety, and how he went from family "Bo Shows" to YouTube stardom to stand-up comedy. Burnham also shares his #FilmStruck4, while the executive producer of our podcast shares her picks for your FilmStruck watch list.
What is it like to grow up in the shadow of a iconic mother and world-famous sister? Todd Fisher talks about his book "My Girls", recounting his life with Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, and how he coped with losing them within a day of each other. Plus esteemed film critic Leonard Maltin tells us about his new book 'Hooked on Hollywood' which includes writing from his teenage years.
Hip-hop artist and political activist Boots Riley talks about anti-capitalism and his "bonkers" directorial debut "Sorry To Bother You," as well as the hidden messages he sees in mainstream movies. Director Debra Granik describes making "Leave No Trace," her first narrative film in 8 years. And film historian Alan K. Rode recommends some John Wayne and 80s fantasy films on FilmStruck.
"Blockers" director and "30 Rock" writer Kay Cannon talks about comedy writing, girlish Rocky fantasies, and burrito snipers. Also, it's Pride month so FilmStruck has added films about the LGBTQ experience. Host Alicia Malone and Turner Classic Movies' Gary Freedman talk about their favorites.
Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville talks about why he made a documentary about television icon Mister Rogers. Host Alicia Malone says to bring "all the tissues" to Neville's film "Won't You Be My Neighbor." And comedian Paul Scheer shares his #FilmStruck4 and what he's going to watch this month on FilmStruck.
Robert Benton talks about creating Bonnie and Clyde and Kramer vs. Kramer, working with a young Meryl Streep, and what happened when Warren Beatty surprised his wife. We also get the best Joan Crawford recommendations from the man who chooses the films on Turner Classic Movies and FilmStruck.
On this bonus episode, we wrestle with a question: can one separate the art from the artist? We gather a roundtable of experts to discuss loving - or not loving - certain films in the era of Me Too, social media, and heightened cultural awareness.
Eva Marie Saint tells stories about starting out in Hollywood, working with Cary Grant and Marlon Brando, and surprises with a solid Hitchcock impersonation. We also help fill out your FilmStruck watchlist with the latest offerings from Busby Berkeley and David Lean.
Director William Friedkin isn't done with the devil yet. He talks about filming a real exorcism for his new documentary and tells great stories from his movie career. Host Alicia Malone also chats with filmmaker Alexandre Philippe about Friedkin's work and we get FilmStruck recommendations from a Turner Classic Movies veteran.
Lynne Ramsay has one of the most uncompromising voices in cinema, but a delightful Scottish accent in person. She tells host Alicia Malone what she did to gain Joaquin Phoenix's trust for her latest film 'You Were Never Really Here.' Also, director Lynn Shelton - known for her authentic, improv style - talks about writing 'Outside In' with Jay Duplass, making "bad feminist art" when she was young and gives advice for aspiring filmmakers. Plus, Los Angeles Times film critic Jen Yamato gives her picks to watch on FilmStruck.
Can you smoke around birds on film sets? Find out in this animal-loving bonus episode of the FilmStruck Podcast. Alicia Malone talks with Chad Byrnes whose job it is to give the "No Animals Were Harmed" certification in the end credits of movies.
Last Jedi director Rian Johnson talks classic movies with host Alicia Malone, translates some robot speak, and remembers what it was like asking his grandparents to fund his first film. He also imagines what would happen if he could tell his 5-year-old self: "you'll be directing a Star Wars film!" We also chat with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz, who does a great Mel Brooks impersonation.
This week, host Alicia Malone brings back TCM's Ben Mankiewicz to talk about the new classic films on FilmStruck. Then she catches up with screenwriter Phyllis Nagy about getting her script for the award-winning film "Carol" to the big screen. Nagy shares her opinions on women in Hollywood, lesbian love stories, and what the Oscars got wrong.
Big news at FilmStruck! Alicia Malone talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about all the Hollywood classics being added to FilmStruck. She also sits down with actress Holly Hunter to chat about the captivating films of Jane Campion. Then Alicia catches up with "Ex Machina" director Alex Garland and gets the story behind his new thriller "Annihilation."
The Academy Awards are almost here and on this week's The FilmStruck Podcast, host Alicia Malone speaks with filmmaker Ruben Ostlund about his provocative Oscar-Nominated foreign entry, The Square. We also chat with host Dave Karger about predictions for the big night.
On the latest episode of The FilmStruck Podcast, we travel to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival! Host Alicia Malone speaks with filmmaker Kimberly Reed about the world premiere of her sharp political documentary, "Dark Money". We also catch up with Sundance veteran and host of "The Canon" podcast, Amy Nicholson.
Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer stop by the studio this week to chat with host Alicia Malone. They discuss the incredible journey of "The Post" and getting this topical film adapted from page to screen with some of the greatest talent working today. Alicia also speaks with FilmStruck host and filmmaker Malcolm Mays.
Director Sean Baker is our guest on this episode of The FilmStruck Podcast and he tells Alicia Malone about making films starring people who aren't often seen on the big screen. Like his latest film 'The Florida Project', about the hidden homeless. Alicia also flies to New York to chat with Criterion President Peter Becker.
Filmmaker Alexander Payne chats with Alicia Malone about silent comedies, the art of black and white, his new movie Downsizing and... pay phones! Also, Alicia flies to Atlanta to ask programmer Scott McGee about the movies to catch before they leave FilmStruck, and talks fashion and film with TCM's Gary Freedman, who recently interviewed fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.
Filmmaker Edgar Wright joins host Alicia Malone for a chat about his film 'Baby Driver'. They talk about the challenges of capturing car chases on film, and his years as a teenage director who appeared on British television shows. Plus Michael Sragow from Criterion returns to give Alicia his picks for what to watch on FilmStruck.
Host Alicia Malone talks with legendary filmmaker Agnes Varda and street artist JR about their film Faces Places. They tell stories from their road trip and reflect on what it's like to make socially-engaged art. Also, Criterion programmer Michael Sragow shares his picks for what to watch on FilmStruck.
The FilmStruck Podcast: Episode 1 kicks off with director Darren Aronofsky, who talks with host Alicia Malone about the reaction to his film 'Mother!' and how his love of cinema started. We also meet programmer Millie De Chirico, who gives us her recommendations for what to watch on FilmStruck.