Episodes

251: Actor Reed Birney "Mass"

Nov. 1, 2021

Actor Reed Birney (House of Cards, The Blacklist) joins us to talk about his Gotham Award nominated performance in the powerful film ‘Mass’. We spoke about his role (which first time director Fran Kranz wrote specifically fo…

250: Erik Anderson, AwardsWatch! All the latest industry news, controversies & Timothée Chalamet heats up the box office

Oct. 28, 2021

Erik Anderson, editor-in-chief AwardsWatch .com, is back for our regular segment covering all the most important industry & awards news! Dune and Belfast. The Golden Globes, just when we thought we were out they are dragging…

249: A conversation with director Yngvild Sve Flikke, 'Ninjababy'

Oct. 22, 2021

An unwanted pregnancy, an animated fetus and Rakel, a great character at the center, Ninjababy is a hilarious film that packs some powerful punches. We talk to director Yngvild Sve Flikke about the interesting themes, how di…

247: An hour with Brian Cox!

Oct. 11, 2021

At the height of the pandemic lock-down, while waiting to finish season 3, the great Brian Cox sat down with Christina to talk about his incredible portrayal of Logan Roy on HBO’s Succession, who he jokingly calls his “evil …

246: Squid Game! Professor Areum Jeong on the cultural, political & artistic impact of the Netflix megahit

Oct. 8, 2021

This week we talk about the biggest television show in the world, Squid Game! Honored to have Professor Areum Jeong with us to talk about the cultural, political & artistic impact of the Netflix megahit Dr. Jeong, assistant …

245: Rick Stanton, one of the lead divers in the Thai soccer team cave rescue. Author 'Aquanaut'.

Oct. 3, 2021

We are honored to talk to Rick Stanton MBE, one of the lead divers & key players in the 2018 dramatic rescue of the 12 boys and their soccer coach from an underwater cave in Thailand. An incident that, for weeks, was followe…

244: The race is on. AwardsWatch Erik Anderson joins us for movie news, hits & misses and a taste of Licorice Pizza!

Sept. 27, 2021

The stars are out this festival & awards season and Erik Anderson of AwardsWatch.com is back with us! We talk Denzel, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Chastain. The state of the oscar race and festival hits & misses. Why musical…

243: Emmys 2021 Predictions Special! With critic Thelma Adams

Sept. 16, 2021

Ted Lasso! The Crown! Get your ballots ready for Emmys 2021! Critic and writer Thelma Adams joins Christina as they predict this exciting year ahead of the Emmys telecast on Sunday the 19th. Learn more about your ad choices.…

242: Our Venice Film Festival dispatch part two! On location with critic John Bleasdale

Sept. 5, 2021

Welcome to part two of our Venice Film Festival dispatch! Critic, writer & host of the ‘Writers on Film’ podcast John Bleasdale joins Christina, in Venice, to talk about the the 2021 festival and review & discuss the films t…

241: Ciao Venezia! Critic John Bleasdale joins us to talk about what to expect from the Venice Film Festival 2021!

Aug. 26, 2021

In part 1 of our Venice Film Festival special writer & critic John Bleasdale (The Guardian, Sight & Sound) talks to Christina about some of the movies, directors and performances they are most looking forward to at the festi…

240: Jonas Poher Rasmussen director of the extraordinary, Sundance award winning documentary 'Flee'

Aug. 15, 2021

Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen joins us to talk about his remarkable animated documentary 'Flee"‘. The Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner ‘FLEE ‘tells the story of Amin, who through a series of interviews with Rasmussen, te…

239: The Britney Spears case, #freebritney and Britneys fight for freedom. With culture writer Constance Grady (vox.com)

Aug. 5, 2021

Culture writer Constance Grady (vox.com) joins us to talk about Britney Spears court case which she has followed closely, the #freebritney movement, how it has started major discussions on reforming conservatorships, the cul…

238: Emmys & Venice & Gucci, oh my! Erik Anderson (AwardsWatch) is back with all the latest on movies, festivals & TV!

July 29, 2021

Erik Anderson, editor-in-chief of AwardsWatch , is BACK! We have a great conversation about the Venice Film Festival line-up, the Cannes winners, early Emmy predictions and those incredible House of Gucci posters. Listen now…

237: Summer revisit: 'Allen v. Farrow'. Interview with director Amy Ziering

July 23, 2021

This week we revisit our interview (from March) with “Allen v. Farrow” director Amy Ziering. Congratulations on getting 7 EMMY nominations including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Directing for …

236: Summer Revisit! Composer Nicholas Britell (The Underground Railroad, Succession, Moonlight)

July 18, 2021

CONGRATS to Nicholas Britell on his Emmy nomination! (score: The Underground Railroad) This week we revisit my interview from a few months ago with award-winning composer Nicholas Britell (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could…

235: Summer Revisit: legend Danny Trejo!

July 8, 2021

This week we listen back to our interview from last year with legend DANNY TREJO! And don’t miss Mr Trejos new memoir ‘Trejo’ released this week. Mr Trejo talks to us about his story, from a life of crime to hard prison t…

234: Summer Revisit! Bo Burnham ('Promising Young Woman')

July 3, 2021

Summer revisit! Our interview with director, actor, comedian Bo Burnham! Burnham stars in one of the best and most discussed films of the season, the critically acclaimed 'Promising Young Woman', written and directed by the …

233: Summer revisit! Brian Cox "Succession"

June 28, 2021

With a new season of ‘Succession” fast approaching, this week we revisit our exclusive hour with actor Brian Cox! Mr Cox joined us to talk about his incredible portrayal of Logan Roy on HBO’s Succession, who he jokingly call…

232: Summer revisit! Host and author Padma Lakshmi 'Taste the Nation', 'Top Chef'.

June 23, 2021

This week we revisit our interview with award winning host, author and executive producer Padma Lakshmi! We talk about her excellent documentary series Taste the Nation (Now shooting season 2!). Here she takes us on a journe…

231: Director Enrico Casarosa & Producer Andrea Warren, Pixar's 'Luca'

June 16, 2021

Director Enrico Casarosa and Producer Andrea Warren join us to talk about their new, magical film ‘Luca’. Enrico Casarosa talks about directing a movie that takes place where he himself grew up, on the beautiful Italian rivi…

230: Cannes line-up 2021! The surprises, snubs & controversies. With Erik Anderson (AwardsWatch)

June 10, 2021

Yes we can-can-can! Erik Anderson, editor-in chief at AwardsWatch joins us to discuss this years Cannes Film Festival line-up, the surprises (F9?), sexy nuns, snubs, the Netflix stand-off, are both Marilyn (‘Blonde’) and Di…

229: An exclusive interview with Madonna's background singer and dancer, Donna De Lory. Celebrating "Madonna: Truth or Dare" 30 years!

June 4, 2021

Let’s celebrate! The groundbreaking documentary “Madonna: Truth or Dare” turns 30 this year, can you believe it? Join us for an exclusive conversation with Donna De Lory, singer, songwriter and legendary background singer/da…

228: "Sopranos Sessions" Actor Vincent Curatola (Johnny 'Sack')

May 27, 2021

Sopranos fans rejoice! The ‘Sopranos Sessions’ is a triple feature exploring the award winning series through critics, cast and creator David Chase. We talk to actor Vincent Curatola about his iconic performance as New York …

227: Most anticipated movies of 2021 & Oscar contenders. plus the Golden Globes fallout! With Erik Anderson, Editor-in-Chief AwardsWatch.com

May 21, 2021

Yay! Erik Anderson AwardsWatch is back with us to talk about the most anticipated movies coming up in 2021, and who already has Oscar 2022 buzz! Plus we talk about the scandals surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Associa…