Episodes

316: Hollywood on Hollywood. 'Babylon' and a deep dive into movies about the industry! With critic Zoë Rose Bryant

Nov. 22, 2022

Film critic Zoë Rose Bryant joins us to talk about Damien Chazelle's "Babylon", the upcoming epic about 1920's Hollywood starring Brad Pitt & Margot Robbie. Plus a deep dive into the most essential films about Hollywood, fro…

315: Writers Will Tracy (Succession) & Seth Reiss (The Onion) on their delicious, new satire 'The Menu', starring Ralph Fiennes & Anya Taylor-Joy

Nov. 15, 2022

Writers Will Tracy (Succession) & Seth Reiss (The Onion) join us to talk about their excellent, dark satire 'The Menu', starring Ralph Fiennes & Anya Taylor-Joy. In theatres Nov 18th! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …

314: Laura Poitras, director 'All The Beauty And The Bloodshed'. On photographer Nan Goldin's life and her fight to 'take down' the billionaire Sackler family.

Nov. 11, 2022

Academy Award winning director Laura Poitras joins us to talk about her urgent and powerful documentary 'All The Beauty And The Bloodshed' that portrays the life of groundbreaking photographer & activist Nan Goldin. Godin su…

313: Weird Al! We revisit our talk with Weird Al Yankovic, icon & parody king!

Nov. 8, 2022

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ , a parody of “based on true story biopics,” has premiered on The Roku Channel and we thought this is was perfect time to revisit our fun conversation with ”Weird Al”! We are thrilled to be joi…

312: We deep dive into The Banshees of Inisherin! with Ryan McQuade (AwardsWatch, InSessionFilm)

Nov. 1, 2022

So feckin' good! Ryan McQuade (Executive Editor Awardswatch.com , Editor/Co-Host InSessionFilm ) joins us for a deep-dive into Martin McDonagh's critically acclaimed new feature The Banshees of Inisherin. We talk about the p…

311: Actors Tom Hollander & Leo Woodall talk White Lotus 2, the new Italian season and the sexual politics of the 1 %!

Oct. 28, 2022

The wait is finally over! The second season of The White Lotus , Mike White's Emmy winning, genius satire about wealth, privilege and class premieres soon. We talk to actor Tom Hollander ( Pirates of the Caribbean, In the L…

310: Jump scares and spine chillers! A horror deep-dive with film critic William Bibbiani.

Oct. 20, 2022

Had a fantastic time talking about the horror genre with film critic & podcast host William Bibbiani (The Wrap, The Critically Acclaimed Network)! We talk about how and why 2022 horror is making a killing at the box office, …

309: The exciting race towards the Oscars 2023! Erik Anderson (AwardsWatch) is with us to cover it all.

Oct. 13, 2022

Editor-in-chief Erik Anderson of AwardsWatch.com joins us again to cover the exciting race towards the Oscars 2023! What are this years Oscar-race narratives? We talk Brendan Fraser, Blanchett, Spielberg, love us some Banshe…

308: A talk with actor Lane Factor 'Cheese' on the groundbreaking, hit show 'Reservation Dogs',

Oct. 8, 2022

17 year old Lane Factor is a rising star! He was only 14 when he auditioned and got the part in the groundbreaking, hit show "Reservation Dogs". We talk about his role as 'Cheese', his Native American background, working wit…

307: Our 'Blonde' discussion with culture reporter Candice Frederick!

Oct. 3, 2022

Candice Frederick, Senior Culture Reporter @huffpost joins Christina for a discussion on the film 'Blonde', based on a novel by Joyce Carol Oates, directed by Andrew Dominik and starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe.

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

Oct. 1, 2022

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

305 Best of: Our conversation with actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach ("The Bear'.) On his incredible performance as Richie, chaos, love & found family.

Sept. 29, 2022

Revisit our interview with actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach! He 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 ch…

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…