This month, author and Cinephile: A Card Game creator Cory Everett joins us to talk about Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). We get into the elasticity of the Western, what constitutes pure cinéma, Claudia Cardinale thirst, Big Screen Movies and the garages that screen them, Leone the minimalist and maximalist, and more.
It’s nearly spooky season and we’re waxing nostalgic for The Craft (1996) with Los Angeles film critic and podcaster extraordinaire Katie Walsh. We get into crushing on Robin Tunney, the 90s, the death of subculture, slow-motion hallway walks, where are their parents—and stay tuned for Katie’s on-air pull from the Rachel True tarot deck.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it: we’re talking across Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (2023), Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018), and Mission: Impossible (1996) with the brilliant Vulture/New York Magazine film critic, Bilge Ebiri.
This month, we’re proud to feature the guest editor of our June issue, poet Spencer Williams, in conversation about a pair of films that hearken to our theme of trans cinema: Canadian Billy Tipton doc No Ordinary Man and the incendiary short American Reflexxx.
Welcome to another edition of The BW/DR Podcast: Frame 25, our new series of bite-sized podcasts. This month: the relentlessness and romance of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch Drunk Love (2002), a movie so pretty, we just want to smash it.