July 17, 2017
This week, Time film critic Stephanie Zacharek joins Amy for a Sofia Coppola-directed head-to-head between 2003’s “Lost in Translation” and 2006’s “Marie Antoinette.” They discuss what “Lost in Translation” has to offer up in the way of Coppola’s unorthodox techniques with the cast and its themes of taking seriously the problems of the privileged. Then, they get into how “Marie Antoinette” tells story through its costumes, explores perceptions of class, and what it reveals about the nature of fame. Which Sofia Coppola film belongs in The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!
July 15, 2018
We asked, and you nominated! For the final episode of the season, Amy and Engineer Sam take listener calls to hear arguments as to which of these films should enter The Canon: David Fincher’s 2007 thriller “Zodiac;” the first film in the Cornetto trilogy, 2004’s “Shaun of the Dead;” or the 1999 Paul Thomas Anderson drama “Magnolia.” Which film will round out this edition of The Canon? Head over to the Earwolf forums now to cast your vote!
July 2, 2018
Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson joins Amy this week to discuss the 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens.” They break down the film’s more difficult moments, examining the relationship between Big Edie and Little Edie as well as the undercurrent of latent sadness. Plus, they consider the direction and vision of Albert and David Maysles, themes of capitalism and decay, and how “Grey Gardens” encapsulates the central question of documentary. Should “Grey Gardens” enter The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!