singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten (www.sharonvanetten.com) has her eyes opened
by the Academy Award-nominated documentary THE
LOOK OF SILENCE... Actress, writer and director Marielle Heller opens up (about) THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, her smart
and vibrantly funny drama that received near-unanimous acclaim at last year's Sundance
Film Festival. Plus, "10 Worth a Spin" with THE ASSASSIN, BREATHE, HIGHWAY TO HELL, THE KEEPING ROOM, THE KID,
OUT 1, THE SECOND MOTHER, SHEBA
BABY, SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES
DREADFUL THINGS, and WOMAN IN THE
MOON. Produced by Shane Simmons (www.shane-simmons.com).
Listen here or subscribe on iTunes.
Emmy-nominated actor Jason Ritter (WILD CANARIES, "Parenthood") is haunted by Nicolas Roeg's 1973 masterpiece DON'T LOOK NOW... Independent Spirit Award-winning filmmaker Lynn Shelton (YOUR SISTER'S SISTER, HUMPDAY) shares an anecdote about her latest, LAGGIES, and finds a kinship in experimental auteur Shirley Clarke's 1962 jazz classic THE CONNECTION... Swedish auteur Ruben Östlund was robbed of an Oscar nomination for his tremendous, Cannes-vetted drama FORCE MAJEURE. Plus, "10 Worth a Spin" with DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, FORTY YEARS FROM YESTERDAY, LIFE ITSELF, THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S, THE OVERNIGHTERS, LE PONT DU NORD, STAR 80, THE ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY, and TRAITORS. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes.
Visionary filmmaker Terry Gilliam (BRAZIL, 12 MONKEYS) talks THE ZERO THEOREM and the Criterion reissue of his revisionist-history fantasy TIME BANDITS... filmmaker-actor Jonathan Caouette (TARNATION, WALK AWAY RENEE) claims to have seen Todd Haynes' SAFE some 30 times... screenwriter Larry Karaszewski (ED WOOD, BIG EYES) digs into two eccentric 1976 westerns, THE MISSOURI BREAKS and BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS. Also, "10 Worth a Spin" with APACHES, APPOINTMENT WITH DANGER, BROAD CITY: SEASON 1, THE CONGRESS, KINOSHITA AND WORLD WAR II, LEVITATED MASS, PRIDE, THE SKELETON TWINS, THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS, and TESIS. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes.
Mark Duplass (THE PUFFY CHAIR, FX's "THE LEAGUE") talks THE ONE I LOVE and dressing in drag on
behalf of Criterion's special edition of TOOTSIE...
actress Melanie Lynskey (HEAVENLY CREATURES, HELLO I MUST BE GOING) fittingly discusses
HAPPY CHRISTMAS on Thanksgiving
before delving into MAUVAIS SANG...
British filmmaker Joanna Hogg chats about three of her sophisticated dramas
that are now on DVD: UNRELATED, ARCHIPELAGO and EXHIBITION. Also, "10 Worth a Spin" with ABUSE OF WEAKNESS, CHRISTMAS EVIL, COME BACK TO
THE 5 AND DIME JIMMY DEAN JIMMY DEAN, JINGLE
BELL ROCKS!, A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES,
PENANCE, PORTRAIT OF JASON, A
SUMMER'S TALE, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH,
and UHF. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes.
After a soul-searching summer hiatus, we're back and now presented by the fine folks at Oscilloscope Laboratories. To listen to the previous six episodes from The Playlist, click on the links below:
David Cross on BREAKING THE WAVES
Kate Lyn Sheil on BASTARDS and TROUBLE EVERY DAY
Mark Webber on BIG BAD WOLVES
Tilda Swinton on PERSONA
Alessandro Nivola on AMERICAN HUSTLE
Lili Taylor on A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME
Chuck Klosterman on THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY and CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
Alex Ross Perry on JULES AND JIM
J.T. Petty on THE COUNSELOR
Paul Dano on THE LONG DAY CLOSES
Bobcat Goldthwait on YOU'RE NEXT
Josh Johnson on REWIND THIS! and BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD
David Lowery on NASHVILLE
James Gray on AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS
Buck Angel on MR. ANGEL
Kathleen Hanna on NIGHT OF THE COMET
Mike Birbiglia on MY GIRLFRIEND'S BOYFRIEND
Joshua Rothkopf on CITY LIGHTS