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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Simran Hans. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Simran Hans, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Simran Hans. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Simran Hans, often where they are interviewed.

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Ep 33: Director Kitty Green on her film The Assistant, plus reviews with Simran Hans

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Inspired by real-life stories, The Assistant is a day in the life of a young woman(Julia Garner) who’s working for a powerful film producer. Writer-director Kitty Green joins host Anna Smith for an in-depth interview about power dynamics in the workplace, and making this film in the wake of the Weinstein scandal. Kitty also offers advice for filmmakers who are starting out.

Observer film critic Simran Hans returns to Girls On Film to give her views on The Assistant, and recommends two more films for home viewing: the foodie documentary Diana Kennedy - Nothing Fancy and a vintage rom com gem, Crossing Delancey.

Girls On Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

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Kitty Green: @kittygreen
Simran Hans: @heavier_things
Vertigo Releasing: @VertigoRel

This Isolation Pod was recorded in lockdown, April 2020
Support us via https://www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast

The Assistant is available on digital release now.
May 01 2020 · 38mins
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Episode 27 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) (with Simran Hans)

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Episode 27 has Chris and Alex swinging their way into a superhero-filled multiverse to discuss the narrative strategies and visual dynamism of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, 2018), the highly-successful computer-animated feature film from Sony Pictures Animation. Caught in the fantasy/animation web for this latest instalment is Simran Hans, film critic and culture writer whose work has appeared in The Observer, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Dazed, The Fader and Sight & Sound. Topics for discussion include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s unique formal design and flattened style that reinvigorates computer-animated film aesthetics; superheroes, space and moments of stasis; forking path narratives and the fantasy of twice-told tales; and the role of family relationships as the film’s main structuring principle.

Aug 12 2019 · 1hr 2mins

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#24 Simran Hans: on The OC's Seth Cohen, finding music through film, and The 1975

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My guest this week is the culture writer Simran Hans. As a film critic for the observer Simran has led me to see so many films I might otherwise not even have heard of, let alone been inspired to watch. Even over the course of this interview, she made a couple of incredible viewing recommendations that I scrambled to write down in the edit and am planning to watch over the next couple of days. As a fan of her fluid and engaging writing I’ve wanted to get Simran on the show for ages but how great a guest she would be on You Do You was made all the more stark when I listened to her chatting as a guest on the final episode of one of my favourite podcasts SRSLY just before Christmas. On the show, she provided an in-depth analysis of the merits of my most beloved Nancy Meyers’ film, The Holiday. Based on that analysis alone, I thought it was pretty likely that we would get on. We get through a lot in this episode from the inexplicably enduring allure of The OC’s Seth Cohen to the perceived unattainable cool of early seasons of Channel 4’s Skins, to our mutual recent experience of a 1975 gig. Let's get into it! 

Feb 09 2019 · 50mins
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#13: Simran Hans (The Observer + more)

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Journalist, programmer, researcher + Observer film writer Simran Hans joins me to discuss how The Observer picks films, the problem with scores, what's missing in film criticism, Isle of Dogs, who writes poster quotes, and the glamour of a 9am Romford Vue screening of Rough Night. // Contact the pod: readslikeafour@gmail.com // Follow the pod: @readslikeafour (Instagram + Twitter)

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Jun 14 2018 · 34mins