March 16, 2022

EP. 304.3 — The Piano

Paul & Amy strike a chord with 1993’s Jane Campion gothic period drama The Piano! They praise Anna Paquin’s highly naturalistic child performance, puzzle over Holly Hunter’s character’s true intentions, and discuss what makes this apparently traditionalist arthouse film ‘punk rock.’ Plus: thoughts on “The Batman.”


Next week we look back on the films of 2021, and look ahead to the Oscars! You can join the conversation for this series on the Unspooled Facebook Group at, and on Paul’s Discord at Learn more about the show at, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. You can also listen to our Stitcher Premium game show Screen Test right now at, and apply to be a contestant at!

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