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.
To salute our May theme, Chad sits down with deputy cohost Fran Hoepfner and movie and music writer Sydney Urbanek, to discuss the greatest initially-PG-rated movie of all time(?): Miloš Forman’s 1984 Amadeus.
This month on the show, we sit down with Travis Woods—contributing editor & erotic thriller aficionado—to talk through a movie he considers one of the "icons of the genre," the 1993 Sharon Stone/William Baldwin film, Sliver.
For our B-Movies issue–just in time for spooky season–we’re casting an eye back toward RKO darling Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur’s Cat People (1942), one of the studio’s most successful forays into low-budget, low-runtime horror, with film critic and curator Miriam Bale.
On this very special episode of the pod, Veronica sits down with beloved critic Fran Hoepfner to talk highlights of the 60th New York Film Festival, which they both attended last month, including Tar, Triangle of Sadness, Armageddon Time, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Decision to Leave, Stars at Noon, Showing Up, and more.