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The FilmStruck Podcast


Made by film lovers, for film lovers, the FilmStruck Podcast features interviews with the most interesting artists working in cinema today. Hosted by Alicia Malone and brought to you by FilmStruck - the exclusive streaming home of the Criterion Collection, in partnership with Turner Classic Movies.

Made by film lovers, for film lovers, the FilmStruck Podcast features interviews with the most interesting artists working in cinema today. Hosted by Alicia Malone and brought to you by FilmStruck - the exclusive streaming home of the Criterion Collection, in partnership with Turner Classic Movies.
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Made by film lovers, for film lovers, the FilmStruck Podcast features interviews with the most interesting artists working in cinema today. Hosted by Alicia Malone and brought to you by FilmStruck - the exclusive streaming home of the Criterion Collection, in partnership with Turner Classic Movies.




Bo Burnham - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 20

Bo Burnham talks about his hit indie film Eighth Grade, his own battles with anxiety, and how he went from family "Bo Shows" to YouTube stardom to stand-up comedy. Burnham also shares his #FilmStruck4, while the executive producer of our podcast shares her picks for your FilmStruck watch list. via Knit


Todd Fisher and Leonard Maltin - The Filmstruck Podcast Episode 19

What is it like to grow up in the shadow of a iconic mother and world-famous sister? Todd Fisher talks about his book "My Girls", recounting his life with Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, and how he coped with losing them within a day of each other. Plus esteemed film critic Leonard Maltin tells us about his new book 'Hooked on Hollywood' which includes writing from his teenage years. via Knit


Boots Riley and Director Debra Granik - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 18

Hip-hop artist and political activist Boots Riley talks about anti-capitalism and his "bonkers" directorial debut "Sorry To Bother You," as well as the hidden messages he sees in mainstream movies. Director Debra Granik describes making "Leave No Trace," her first narrative film in 8 years. And film historian Alan K. Rode recommends some John Wayne and 80s fantasy films on FilmStruck.


Director Kay Cannon - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 17

"Blockers" director and "30 Rock" writer Kay Cannon talks about comedy writing, girlish Rocky fantasies, and burrito snipers. Also, it's gay pride month so FilmStruck has added films about the LGBTQ experience. Host Alicia Malone and Turner Classic Movies' Gary Freedman talk about their favorites.


Director Morgan Neville and Comedian Paul Scheer - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 16

Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville talks about why he made a documentary about television icon Mister Rogers. Host Alicia Malone says to bring "all the tissues" to Neville's film "Won't You Be My Neighbor." And comedian Paul Scheer shares his #FilmStruck4 and what he's going to watch this month on FilmStruck.


Robert Benton - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 15

Robert Benton talks about creating Bonnie and Clyde and Kramer vs. Kramer, working with a young Meryl Streep, and what happened when Warren Beatty surprised his wife. We also get the best Joan Crawford recommendations from the man who chooses the films on Turner Classic Movies and FilmStruck.


Art Versus Artist Roundtable Discussion

On this bonus episode, we wrestle with a question: can one separate the art from the artist? We gather a roundtable of experts to discuss loving - or not loving - certain films in the era of Me Too, social media, and heightened cultural awareness.


Eva Marie Saint - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 14

Eva Marie Saint tells stories about starting out in Hollywood, working with Cary Grant and Marlon Brando, and surprises with a solid Hitchcock impersonation. We also help fill out your FilmStruck watchlist with the latest offerings from Busby Berkeley and David Lean.


William Friedkin and Alexandre Philippe - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 13

Director William Friedkin isn't done with the devil yet. He talks about filming a real exorcism for his new documentary and tells great stories from his movie career. Host Alicia Malone also chats with filmmaker Alexandre Philippe about Friedkin's work and we get FilmStruck recommendations from a Turner Classic Movies veteran.


Lynne Ramsay and Lynn Shelton - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 12

Lynne Ramsay has one of the most uncompromising voices in cinema, but a delightful Scottish accent in person. She tells host Alicia Malone what she did to gain Joaquin Phoenix's trust for her latest film 'You Were Never Really Here.' Also, director Lynn Shelton - known for her authentic, improv style - talks about writing 'Outside In' with Jay Duplass, making "bad feminist art" when she was young and gives advice for aspiring filmmakers. Plus, Los Angeles Times film critic Jen Yamato gives...


Bonus Episode: Animals On Film

Can you smoke around birds on film sets? Find out in this animal-loving bonus episode of the FilmStruck Podcast. Alicia Malone talks with Chad Byrnes whose job it is to give the "No Animals Were Harmed" certification in the end credits of movies.


Rian Johnson - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 11

Last Jedi director Rian Johnson talks classic movies with host Alicia Malone, translates some robot speak, and remembers what it was like asking his grandparents to fund his first film. He also imagines what would happen if he could tell his 5-year-old self: "you'll be directing a Star Wars film!" We also chat with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz, who does a great Mel Brooks impersonation.


Phyllis Nagy - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 10

This week, host Alicia Malone brings back TCM's Ben Mankiewicz to talk about the new classic films on FilmStruck. Then she catches up with screenwriter Phyllis Nagy about getting her script for the award-winning film "Carol" to the big screen. Nagy shares her opinions on women in Hollywood, lesbian love stories, and what the Oscars got wrong.


Bonus Episode: Oral History of Oscars' Envelopegate

Host Alicia Malone talks with reporter Scott Feinberg about his oral history of what went down at the 2017 Oscars when the wrong film was announced for Best Picture.


Holly Hunter and Alex Garland - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 9

Big news at FilmStruck! Alicia Malone talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about all the Hollywood classics being added to FilmStruck. She also sits down with actress Holly Hunter to chat about the captivating films of Jane Campion. Then Alicia catches up with "Ex Machina" director Alex Garland and gets the story behind his new thriller "Annihilation."


Ruben Ostlund and Dave Karger - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 8

The Academy Awards are almost here and on this week's The FilmStruck Podcast, host Alicia Malone speaks with filmmaker Ruben Ostlund about his provocative Oscar-Nominated foreign entry, The Square. We also chat with host Dave Karger about predictions for the big night.


Kimberly Reed - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 7

On the latest episode of The FilmStruck Podcast, we travel to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival! Host Alicia Malone speaks with filmmaker Kimberly Reed about the world premiere of her sharp political documentary, "Dark Money". We also catch up with Sundance veteran and host of "The Canon" podcast, Amy Nicholson.


Liz Hannah & Josh Singer - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 6

Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer stop by the studio this week to chat with host Alicia Malone. They discuss the incredible journey of "The Post" and getting this topical film adapted from page to screen with some of the greatest talent working today. Alicia also speaks with FilmStruck host and filmmaker Malcolm Mays.


Sean Baker - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 5

Director Sean Baker is our guest on this episode of The FilmStruck Podcast and he tells Alicia Malone about making films starring people who aren't often seen on the big screen. Like his latest film 'The Florida Project', about the hidden homeless. Alicia also flies to New York to chat with Criterion President Peter Becker.


Alexander Payne - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 4

Filmmaker Alexander Payne chats with Alicia Malone about silent comedies, the art of black and white, his new movie Downsizing and... pay phones! Also, Alicia flies to Atlanta to ask programmer Scott McGee about the movies to catch before they leave FilmStruck, and talks fashion and film with TCM's Gary Freedman, who recently interviewed fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.