September 27, 2023

EP. 288 — Imitation Of Life

Paul & Amy reflect on Douglas Sirk’s piercing 1959 melodrama Imitation Of Life! They learn what made this epochal film a favorite of Steven Spielberg’s, discuss what Sirk has to say about race in America, and ask what this slyly satirical blockbuster has in common with Starship Troopers. Plus: The murder that nearly overshadowed the film’s release.

 

Next week, Paul and Amy are watching Saw! You can join the conversation for this series on Paul’s Discord at https://discord.gg/ZwtygZGTa6. Learn more about the show at unspooledpod.com, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or where you listen to podcasts.

Recent Episodes

See All

April 17, 2024

EP. 317 — Her

This week, Paul & Amy look at the other side of divorce with the 2013 Spike Jonze film, HER.

April 10, 2024

This week, Paul is gone, but Amy is joined by fellow film critic and podcast host, Rico Gagliano (MUBI Podcast). The two break down the 2003 Sofia Coppola classic, Lost in Translation, starring Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray.

April 3, 2024

This week, Paul is away on tour, but Amy is joined by fellow film critic and podcast host David Sims (Blank Check). They break down the 1987 romcom Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage.