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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.




Frank Marshall - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 27

It took 40 years to get The Other Side of the Wind on to the big screen. In our final episode of the FilmStruck podcast, producing legend Frank Marshall (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Bourne Identity) talks about the struggles - and eventual triumph - of Orson Welles last film. via Knit


Director Luca Guadagnino

Director Luca Guadagnino has wanted to make a version of the horror classic "Suspiria" since he was a teenager. Now his dream has come true. He talks about working with Tilda Swinton and Thom Yorke, growing up in Ethiopia, and how movies offered an escape from reality. Films mentioned: "Lawrence of Arabia", "The Marriage of Maria Braun", "Sophie's Choice", "Cat People", "The Woman in the Window", "Apocalypse Now", "Aria", "Caravaggio", "Orlando", "Edward II" via Knit


Sex On Screen: Bonus Episode

Sex scenes can be awkward for everyone involved, which is why more TV and film productions are hiring intimacy coordinators. On this bonus episode, we talk with Alicia Rodis, an intimacy coordinator and director who walks us through her role on a film set. via Knit


Tamara Jenkins and Elizabeth Chomko - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 25

Movies illustrate the many facets of life. This week, we catch up with filmmakers Tamara Jenkins and Elizabeth Chomko, who both discuss turning their lens on deeply personal subjects in their latest films. We also dive into why "A Star is Born" has prevailed and been remade throughout the decades. via Knit


David Lowery - The FilmStruck Podcast: Episode 24

Filmmaker David Lowery shares how it felt when cinema icon Robert Redford, announced on "The Old Man and the Gun" set, that it may be the last role he plays. Host Alicia Malone also dives into the intriguing work of Roberto Rossellini, with TCM/FilmStruck social guru, Marya E. Gates. via Knit


Jonathan Lethem - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 23

Novelist Jonathan Lethem's mother took him to see Truffaut and Godard before he was a teenager, awakening a lifelong obsession with film. He talks about how his relationship to movies has changed over the years and how films influence his fiction writing. Also, film critic Alonso Duralde gives us a primer on the films of Eric Rohmer. via Knit


Kirby Dick and The Baker Brothers - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 22

Documentarian Kirby Dick talks about making films that uncover injustice and corruption. Twin brothers Josh and Jonathan Baker tell us about their debut feature "Kin," and we delve into the fearless cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky. via Knit


Jim Cummings - The Filmstruck Podcast: Episode 21

Meet Jim Cummings, an up-and-coming director who has shot all of his short films in one take. Cummings talks about challenges of single take filmmaking, shooting with his friends, and how Bruce Springsteen inspired his first feature. We'll also take a look at some of Humphrey Bogart's early films now available on FilmStruck. via Knit


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. via Knit


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 Pride month so FilmStruck has added films about the LGBTQ experience. Host Alicia Malone and Turner Classic Movies' Gary Freedman talk about their favorites. via Knit


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. via Knit


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. via Knit


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. via Knit


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. via Knit


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. via Knit


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. via Knit


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. via Knit