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Indiewire: Screen Talk

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Each week on Screen Talk, Indiewire's chief film critic Eric Kohn talks with Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson about the indie film world and beyond -- from film festivals to new releases and the future of the business.

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Each week on Screen Talk, Indiewire's chief film critic Eric Kohn talks with Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson about the indie film world and beyond -- from film festivals to new releases and the future of the business.

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211 Ratings
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Who Dares Rate This Below a 5?

By eurocheese - Jan 22 2020
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Look forward to it every week.

More relaxed

By japlka - Nov 08 2019
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I appreciate that there was far less talking over each other and a much more relaxed atmosphere.

iTunes Ratings

211 Ratings
Average Ratings
90
26
34
32
29

Who Dares Rate This Below a 5?

By eurocheese - Jan 22 2020
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Look forward to it every week.

More relaxed

By japlka - Nov 08 2019
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I appreciate that there was far less talking over each other and a much more relaxed atmosphere.
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Indiewire: Screen Talk

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Each week on Screen Talk, Indiewire's chief film critic Eric Kohn talks with Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson about the indie film world and beyond -- from film festivals to new releases and the future of the business.

Rank #1: "Jessica Chastain Vs. Herself" (Episode 21)

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In this week's episode, Kohn and Thomson discuss AFI Fest opening night film "A Most Violent Year," the latest drama from J.C. Chandor, and explore why it faces a tough road ahead during awards season. Considering the news that Jessica Chastain has been limiting in her promotion of the movie because of her obligations to "Interstellar," the duo touch on Christopher Nolan's domineering control over the marketing efforts behind his film. They also dig deeper into the acting categories as the Oscar race continues to heat up. Finally, they turn to their favorite new releases, with Thompson favoring the Terrence Malick-inspired "The Better Angels" and Kohn praising the Netflix documentary "Virguna."

Nov 07 2014

27mins

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Rank #2: "A Whole Bunch of Awards This Week and What They Mean" (Episode 126)

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Kohn and Thompson discuss all the latest updates to awards season, from the Gotham Awards to the New York Film Critics Circle votes to the Critics Choice nominations.

Dec 02 2016

33mins

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Rank #3: "Surprises and Snubs from the Independent Spirit Awards" (Episode 125)

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Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson review the 2016 nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards.

Nov 23 2016

34mins

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Rank #4: "Steven Spielberg, Michael Moore & Chantal Akerman"

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A lot has changed in the movie world over the past week. Last week, when Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson recorded Indiewire's weekly Screen Talk podcast at the New York Film Festival, they had not yet seen Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs" was on the verge of another big festival screening, Michael Moore's new documentary "Where to Invade Next" still hadn't found distribution, and the tragic death of filmmaker Chantal Akerman hadn't happened yet. In this week's episode, the co-hosts tackle all those topics, and also provide updates on the Oscar race for the foreign language and documentary categories.

Oct 09 2015

34mins

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Rank #5: "Why Do We Care About Film Festivals?"

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On Monday night, Screen Talk co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson gathered with a packed room at the New York Film Festival to record this week's episode and started out with a question: "Why are we here?" Over the course of the episode, which also included a lively audience Q&A, they offered some answers.

Special thanks to the Film Society of Lincoln Center for hosting this week's episode at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

Oct 02 2015

42mins

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Rank #6: "Oscar Season Suddenly Looks Quite Clear" (Episode 208)

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"Oscar Season Suddenly Looks Quite Clear" (Episode 208) by Indiewire: Screen Talk

Aug 02 2018

31mins

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Rank #7: "All the Movies We Can't Wait to See In the Fall" (Episode 158)

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Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson anticipate the fall movie season.

Jul 21 2017

20mins

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Rank #8: "More Than Meets the Eye" (Episode 3)

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Indiewire's chief film critic Eric Kohn talks with Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson about the world of film festivals and new releases of all shapes and sizes. In this week's episode: Does "Transformers" take the focus off better movies? Is TV taking over? New release recommendations: "Begin Again" and "Snowpiercer." Plus: The weekly "Nikki Watch" segment.

Jun 27 2014

23mins

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Rank #9: "Best Picture Contenders Go to War" (Episode 68)

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Kohn and Thompson examine three best picture contenders opening in theaters this week. Plus: That time Quentin Tarantino sent Thompson a Facebook message.

Oct 15 2015

31mins

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Rank #10: "The Best Movies of 2018" (Episode 205)

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Jul 03 2018

37mins

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Rank #11: "What Happens Now to Harvey Weinstein?" (Episode 168)

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Kohn and Thompson discuss the recent sexual assault allegations leveled against Harvey Weinstein.

Oct 05 2017

29mins

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Rank #12: "Birdman, Boyhood & Edward Snowden" (Episode 18)

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In the latest episode, Thompson and Kohn discuss Laura Poitras' "Citizenfour," the acclaimed documentary on Edward Snowden that premiered last week at the New York Film Festival, and wonder if it has shaken up the Oscar race for best documentary. They also revisit the best picture race and debate whether "Birdman" or "Boyhood" currently has more moment (and whether any of that matters). With the 20th anniversary of "Pulp Fiction" upon us, Thompson recalls that movie's role in the Oscar race two decades ago, and then the duo turn to more recommendations opening this week, including "The Book of Life" and "Listen Up Philip."

Oct 17 2014

33mins

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Rank #13: "Your Oscar Questions, Answered" (Episode 20)

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For the 20th episode, Kohn and Thompson sift through the mailbox to address listener questions about the Oscar race. But first, they debate a bunch of new movies, including "Interstellar" — which Kohn liked more than Thompson — and "The Theory of Everything," which Thompson liked more than Kohn. They also discuss "Nightcrawler" and the impact of the recent IDA Documentary Award nominations.

Oct 31 2014

42mins

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Rank #14: "Can Mel Get His Groove Back?" (Episode 5)

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Indiewire's chief film critic Eric Kohn talks with Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson about the world of film festivals and new releases of all shapes and sizes. In this week's episode, the pair discuss Mel Gibson's current options as a filmmaker along with the surprisingly great "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," and why star Andy Serkis probably won't get an Oscar nomination for his performance as monkey leader Caesar. They also delve into the notoriously secretive marketplace for video-on-demand releases and conclude with a special plea that people go see "Boyhood," though Anne is certain most listeners were going to do that, anyway.

Jul 11 2014

25mins

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Rank #15: "Why This Summer Has Been Good to Big and Small Movies (Episode 156)

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Kohn and Thompson debate the summer movie season and why the quality of this year's films has been above average.

Jul 14 2017

27mins

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Rank #16: "Why David Carr Mattered" (Episode 33)

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In this week's episode, Kohn and Thompson remember the late media journalist David Carr, who also instrumental in developing the New York Times' awards season coverage and became a fixture of the film festival circuit. They also delve into awards season fatigue, with the end of the Oscar race just around the corner, while exploring the state of the current frontrunners. Finally, they dig into this week's new releases -- including "Fifty Shades of Grey," which Thompson says you should see, if you dare.

Feb 13 2015

34mins

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Rank #17: "Why the Fall Film Festivals Will Change The Year in Cinema" (Episode 162)

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Kohn and Thompson preview the fall movie season.

Aug 25 2017

31mins

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Rank #18: "To Hype or Not to Hype?" (Episode 8)

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Anne reports on the "Interstellar" panel at Comic Con and the pair discuss whether the movie will be worth the hype. They also debate the merits of another big science fiction movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy," and return to the potential Oscar prospects for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Turning to new releases, Anne gushes about Brendan Gleeson in "Calvary," while Eric makes the case for James Franco.

Aug 01 2014

33mins

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Rank #19: "Why We're Excited For the Fall Film Festivals" (Episode 159)

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Kohn and Thompson talk through the 2017 Toronto and Venice film festival lineups. Plus: Should you see "The Dark Tower"?

Aug 04 2017

34mins

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Rank #20: "Everything We Learned From Four Days at Cannes 2017" (Episode 149)

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Kohn and Thompson put the pause button on Cannes and evaluate the competition so far.

May 20 2017

31mins

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"Summer Movie Streaming" (Episode 294)

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Jul 09 2020

35mins

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"A New Normal" (Episode 293)

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Jul 02 2020

34mins

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"Fall Festivals Vs. the Pandemic" (Episode 292)

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Jun 26 2020

30mins

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"Chasing the Oscars" (Episode 295)

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Jun 18 2020

29mins

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"Live With Thierry Fremaux" (Episode 294)

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Jun 12 2020

48mins

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"George Floyd Protests" (Episode 293)

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Jun 05 2020

34mins

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"Optimism and Its Risks" (Episode 292)

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May 29 2020

35mins

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"Live With Cameron Bailey" (Episode 291)

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May 22 2020

41mins

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"Drive-In Movie Theaters to the Rescue" (Episode 290)

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May 15 2020

36mins

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"Film Festival Buzz Reborn" (Episode 289)

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May 08 2020

27mins

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"Live From Our Houses" (Episode 288)

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May 01 2020

39mins

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"Going to the Movies in 2020" (Episode 287)

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Apr 24 2020

35mins

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"An Oscar Relief Fund" (Episode 286)

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Apr 17 2020

26mins

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"The Future of Moviegoing" (Episode 285)

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Apr 10 2020

42mins

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"Canceling the Summer" (Episode 284)

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Apr 03 2020

33mins

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"Awards Season in the Time of Corona" (Episode 283)

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Mar 27 2020

33mins

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"A Whole New World" (Episode 282)

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Mar 20 2020

28mins

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"Pinocchio and Petzold: Berlin 2020" (Episode 281)

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Feb 28 2020

27mins

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"Berlin 2020" (Episode 280)

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Feb 21 2020

21mins

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"Best. Oscars. Ever" (Episode 179)

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Feb 14 2020

30mins

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iTunes Ratings

211 Ratings
Average Ratings
90
26
34
32
29

Who Dares Rate This Below a 5?

By eurocheese - Jan 22 2020
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Look forward to it every week.

More relaxed

By japlka - Nov 08 2019
Read more
I appreciate that there was far less talking over each other and a much more relaxed atmosphere.