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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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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

197 Ratings
Average Ratings
81
25
31
33
27

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.
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Indiewire: Screen Talk

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: "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 #2: "Fall Film Festival Lineups in Focus" (Episode 207)

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Jul 28 2018

29mins

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Rank #3: "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 #4: "A24 vs Amazon vs NEON" (Episode 246)

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Jun 06 2019

32mins

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Rank #5: "Last Year's Cannes Today" (Episode 41)

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Kohn and Thompson discuss several movies from last year's Cannes Film Festival back in the news this week: "Grace of Monaco," which was recently sold to Lifetime, as well as a pair of titles opening theatrically this weekend -- Ryan Gosling's much-maligned "Lost River" and "Clouds of Sils Maria," which has been generated a fresh wave of hype for Kristen Stewart's performance. They also discuss Alex Garland's "Ex Machina" and the recent exodus of talent agents at CAA.

Apr 10 2015

30mins

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Rank #6: "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 #7: "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 #8: "Why Albert Maysles Mattered" (Episode 36)

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Kohn and Thompson discuss the legacy of Albert Maysles. From there, they explore the diversification of Lena Dunham's career and issues surrounding diversity in the film industry. They close by offering their picks among the week's new releases.

Mar 06 2015

45mins

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Rank #9: "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 #10: "An Exciting Fall Movie Season...Probably?" (Episode 250)

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Jul 12 2019

36mins

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Rank #11: "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 #12: "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 #13: "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 #14: "Quentin Tarantino's Survival Plan" (Episode 185)

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Feb 09 2018

25mins

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Rank #15: "Fall Movie Season Is Closer Than You Think" (Episode 206)

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Jul 20 2018

28mins

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Rank #16: "The Biggest Problem With the Film Industry"

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Anyone who goes to a lot of film festivals is bound to discover great movies that may never land distribution. With the Locarno Film Festival now taking place in Switzerland, Screen Talk co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson survey some of the program's highlights and speculate about their release prospects — or lack thereof. They also dig into the documentary program for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

Aug 11 2015

32mins

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Rank #17: "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 #18: "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 #19: "Life After Oscar" (Episode 35)

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Kohn and Thompson reflect on last weekend's Oscar ceremony and look ahead to the rest of the year.

Feb 27 2015

38mins

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Rank #20: "The Three Oscar Season Frontrunners at TIFF 2018" (Episode 212)

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Sep 07 2018

22mins

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