Episodes

304: A deep dive into Steven Spielberg's most personal films & stories ahead of 'The Fabelmans'. With Ryan McQuade (AwardsWatch, InSession Film)

Sept. 21, 2022

This was fascinating, fun.... and personal! Ryan McQuade joins me for this deep dive into Steven Spielberg's most personal stories, ahead of his semi-autobiographical new film The Fabelmans. Spielberg has so many times proce…

303: A conversation with writer/director Kogonada ('After Yang') on memory, feeling displaced, the love of film & more! (Revisit)

Sept. 13, 2022

A wonderful conversation with writer/director Kogonada about his film ‘After Yang’, memory, feeling displaced, being in the present, the love of movies, ‘Pachinko’ and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph…

302: Venice Film Festival 2022 writer/director Rebecca Zlotowski on her very personal film 'Other People’s Children', reimagining the image of the step-mother & female allies.

Sept. 12, 2022

Writer/director Rebecca Zlotowski joins Christina at the Venice Film Festival 2022 to talk about 'Other People’s Children', her critically acclaimed new film! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

301: Venice Film Festival! 'Don't Worry Darling', 'The Whale' 'The Eternal Daughter' with writer/critic Connor Lightbody

Sept. 6, 2022

Venice Film Festival dispatch! Writer, critic & film student Connor Lightbody joins Christina in Venice to review and discuss 'Don't Worry Darling', 'The Whale' and 'The Eternal Daughter' Learn more about your ad choices. V…

300: A conversation with Jared Harris and director Adrian Sibley "The Ghost of Richard Harris" from the Venice Film Festival 2022

Sept. 5, 2022

Actor Jared Harris and director Adrian Sibley join me, at the Venice Film Festival, to talk about their powerful documentary "‘The Ghost of Richard Harris’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

299: Venice Film Festival! 'Bones and All' ''All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, 'Monica', 'Master Gardner' with critic Raphael Abraham (Financial Times)

Sept. 4, 2022

Venice Film Festival dispatch nr 3! Financial Times editor, film critic/writer Raphael Abraham joins Christina in Venice to review and discuss 'Bones and All', ''All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, 'Monica', 'Master Gardner…

298: Venice Film Festival 2022 dispatch! Reviews & first reactions: 'Tár' and 'Bardo'. With critic Tom O'Brien (NextBestPicture.com)

Sept. 1, 2022

Venice Film Festival dispatch nr 2! Critic and writer Tom O'Brien (NextBestPicture.com) joins Christina in Venice to review and discuss their first reactions to 'Tár' and 'Bardo'! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…

297: Venice Film Festival 2022 dispatch. Review and first reactions, "White Noise"! With critic John Bleasdale.

Aug. 31, 2022

Venice Film Festival dispatch. Critic and author John Bleasdale joins Christina to review and discuss their first reactions to Noah Baumbachs 'White Noise'... hint... they both LOVE it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…

Episode 296: The 2022 Emmys predictions special! With critic Thelma Adams

Aug. 30, 2022

Critic & awards expert Thelma Adams joins Christina to predict the exciting 2022 Emmy awards! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Episode 295: Director Sara Dosa "Fire of Love". Love, passion & volcanos.

Aug. 25, 2022

Sara Dosa, director Sundance-winning documentary 'Fire of Love, joins us to talk about her incredible film following French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft. A love story like no othe!. We talk about the Kraffts uniqu…

294: Actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach on "The Bear', his incredible performance as Richie, chaos, love & found family.

Aug. 22, 2022

Actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach joins Christina for an exclusive deep-dive into this summers TV hit, 'The Bear'! A conversation about his incredible performance, "cousin" Richie, how a frustrating character can fill you with compas…

293: It's a Daisy Edgar-Jones year! A conversation with the star of 'Where the Crawdads Sing'.

Aug. 17, 2022

Actor Daisy Edgar-Jones ('Normal People', 'Fresh', 'Under the Banner of Heaven') joins us to talk about her new film 'Where the Crawdads Sing', based on the global best seller. Also, on working with producer Reese Witherspoo…

292: A conversation with the great Keke Palmer! ('Nope')

Aug. 10, 2022

The multi-talented actor Keke Palmer joins us! We talk about her critically acclaimed performance in Jordan Peele's horror-sci fi 'NOPE', how the her 20 year career & experiences growing up as a child star informed her role …

291: 'The Bear' deep dive! With Matt Neglia (NextBestPicture.com)

Aug. 7, 2022

Matt Neglia, editor-in-chief of NextBestPicture.com joins us for an in-depth examination of ' The Bear' the excellent, surprise hit of the summer! The powerful themes, the cast, the filmmaking, we cover it all. Christina wil…

290: The cast & creators of the new series 'A League of Their Own'! (Amazon Prime)

Aug. 3, 2022

This week we are joined by the cast & creators of the new series 'A League of Their Own': co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson, co-creator Will Graham, D’Arcy Carden, Chanté Adams, Roberta Colindrez, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Pris…

REVISIT! A conversation with Rick Stanton, one of the lead divers in the dramatic Thai soccer team cave rescue.

July 29, 2022

Ahead of the premiere of Ron Howards major motion picture ‘Thirteen Lives’ we revisit our interview with Rick Stanton (in the movie played by Viggo Mortensen) one of the lead divers & key players in the 2018 dramatic rescu…

289: Ciao Venezia 2022! Critic John Bleasdale joins us to talk about what to expect from the 2022 Venice Film Festival.

July 27, 2022

In part 1 of our Venice Film Festival special we are joined by writer, critic & host of the podcast 'Writers of Film' John Bleasdale. We talk about the incredible line-up this year at Venice & what we are most looking forwar…

288: From Hell's Kitchen to American Ninja Warrior to Floor is Lava, a conversation with super producer Arthur Smith, a pioneer in non-fiction television.

July 21, 2022

From Hell's Kitchen to American Ninja Warrior to Floor is Lava! With more than 200 shows for over 50 networks Arthur Smith is a pioneer in non-fiction television. He and his company have created and developed some of the big…

REVISIT! Co-directors Tia Lessin & Emma Pildes join us to talk about their excellent, urgent and vital documentary THE JANES (HBOMax)

July 10, 2022

Co-directors Tia Lessin & Emma Pildes join us to talk about their excellent, urgent and vital documentary THE JANES, HBOMax The film is the story of the Jane Collective, a group of women who formed a clandestine network that…

287: A fabulously fun conversation with the great Hugh Bonneville!

June 30, 2022

A fabulously fun conversation with the great Hugh Bonneville! On 'Downton Abbey: A New Era', the Crawley family's new adventures, bringing back the original ensemble, how Lord Grantham has evolved this past decade and so …

286: Summer blockbusters, box office & 2022 movies we are looking forward to! With Erik Anderson, AwardsWatch.

June 25, 2022

Always a blast when Erik Anderson ( AwardsWatch.com ) joins us! We talk about this summer at the movie. From Tom Cruise spectacular box office run, to "Elvis" and Lightyear'. And count down some of the movies we are lookin…

285: A conversation with 4-time Academy Award Winner Catherine Martin ('Elvis')!

June 21, 2022

An interview with legendary costume/production designer Catherine Martin! She has four Oscars to her name (two for Moulin Rouge! in 2002 , 2 for The Great Gatsby in 2014) We talk about creating 'Elvis' with her husband and c…

284: Dee Wallace, actor, author & scream queen! On her iconic roles from Cujo to E.T, the Spielberg classic celebrating 40 years, and much more!

June 7, 2022

We are honored to be joined by actor and author Dee Wallace! We talk about her iconic roles, from Cujo to E.T., the Spielberg classic celebrating 40 years this year! Her role as Mary, the kids' mom in E.T., is one of the mos…

283. Co-directors Tia Lessin & Emma Pildes join us to talk about their excellent, urgent and vital documentary THE JANES (HBOMax)

June 2, 2022

Co-directors Tia Lessin & Emma Pildes join us to talk about their excellent, urgent and vital documentary THE JANES, premiering on HBOMax June 8th. The film is the story of the Jane Collective, a group of women who formed a …