January 4, 2023
Unspooled will return with new episodes 1/13 – be sure to catch up with “Jeanne Dielman” before we kick off Jeanne-uary, until then enjoy one of our favorite holiday episodes!
Paul & Amy cross the pond for 2003’s Christmas romantic comedy smash Love Actually! They dissect director Richard Curtis’s curious understanding of love, learn the fates of each character in the 2017 sequel short, and watch deleted scenes that would have introduced even more plots into the film. Plus: Lindy West discusses her essay “Shit Actually” that kicked off a critical re-evaluation of this movie.
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January 30, 2023
EP. 9 — Platoon
Paul & Amy hunker down to cover 1986’s Vietnam War drama Platoon! They look at director Oliver Stone’s relationship with Martin Scorsese, discover how he film captures the chaos of war, and remember the ill-advised Platoon video game Plus: Amy sits down with the military advisor on Platoon, Dale Dye, to learn how he helped the cast get in the soldier mindset.
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