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Season 8 - Ep 3 - In the Heights

Season 8 - Ep 3 - In the Heights

June 17, 2021

In the Heights, the Jon M. Chu film adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical (and already one of the best-reviewed films of the year), is currently in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. My guest is the film's editor, Myron Kerstein, and we talk about the challenges of adapting this story for the big screen (and completing post-production in the midst of the pandemic).

Season 8 - Ep 2 - Big Trouble in Little China

Season 8 - Ep 2 - Big Trouble in Little China

June 10, 2021

Today, I'm discussing John Carpenter's 1986 tour de force, Big Trouble in Little China (starring Kurt Russell), with a returning guest: Director of Photography Dean Cundey, the cinematographer for five of John Carpenter's films.

Season 8 - Ep 1 - Judas and the Black Messiah

Season 8 - Ep 1 - Judas and the Black Messiah

June 3, 2021

Welcome back for Season 8! Our first episode of the new season is a design-focused conversation about Judas and the Black Messiah with Sam Lisenco (Production Designer) and Jeremy Woolsey (Art Director). Enjoying the podcast? Please rate us, wherever you subscribe.

Season 7 - Ep 16 - Below the Line at the Oscars

Season 7 - Ep 16 - Below the Line at the Oscars

May 2, 2021

Bonus Oscar episode! Today, we're talking about the ceremony itself: my guest is three-time nominee John Pritchett, nominated this year for his sound work on News of the World. We discuss the challenges and unexpected perks of attending the Academy Awards with COVID-19 protocols in place.

Season 7 - Ep 15 - Oscars - Original Score

Season 7 - Ep 15 - Oscars - Original Score

April 23, 2021

Today concludes our 10-episode Oscar series highlighting the technical awards. To discuss the nominees for Original Score, I’m joined by returning guests Louis Weeks (score composer), Mick Coogan (songwriter) and Chris Molanphy (host of the Slate podcast, Hit Parade). Enjoy the ceremony this weekend!

Season 7 - Ep 14 - Oscars - Makeup and Hairstyling

Season 7 - Ep 14 - Oscars - Makeup and Hairstyling

April 22, 2021

The Academy Awards are only a few days away, and we’ve got two more categories to discuss. Today, Angela Nogaro (makeup) and Yvonne De Patis-Kupka (hair) join me to assess the Oscar nominees for Makeup and Hairstyling.

Season 7 - Ep 13 - Oscars - Film Editing

Season 7 - Ep 13 - Oscars - Film Editing

April 20, 2021

Our Academy Awards coverage continues all week. Today, I’m joined by Josh Gitelson (former editor/current lawyer) and Christopher Angel (writer/director/editor) to discuss the Oscar nominees for Film Editing.

Season 7 - Ep 12 - Oscars - Original Song

Season 7 - Ep 12 - Oscars - Original Song

April 19, 2021

With the Oscars ceremony less than a week away, we’re still talking about Academy Award nominees in the technical categories. Today, we're breaking down Original Song with returning guests Mick Coogan (composer) and Chris Molanphy (host of the Slate podcast, Hit Parade).

Season 7 - Ep 11 - Oscars - Cinematography

Season 7 - Ep 11 - Oscars - Cinematography

April 16, 2021

Week Two of our Oscars coverage culminates with the Academy Award for Cinematography, and cinematographer David Tuttman joins me once again this year to discuss the nominated films in this category.

Season 7 - Ep 10 - Oscars - Visual Effects

Season 7 - Ep 10 - Oscars - Visual Effects

April 14, 2021

As we continue our coverage of the Oscar nominees in the technical categories, I’m joined once again by Industry veteran Kent Seki. Today, we’re talking about the films recognized by the Academy for Visual Effects. 

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