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Screen Thoughts - Movie & TV Reviews

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Justine Hollister reviews all things on the screen ... every week. Not to be missed.

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Justine Hollister reviews all things on the screen ... every week. Not to be missed.

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30 Ratings
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Funny and interesting!

By Bexsox - Apr 02 2016
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A unique look at the entertainment industry. I loved the adventure to Australia.

Finally

By RebeccaMovieLover - Jul 11 2015
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Finally a podcasters/reviewers that come from a female (not feminist) perspective. Yes!!!

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
2
0
2
4

Funny and interesting!

By Bexsox - Apr 02 2016
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A unique look at the entertainment industry. I loved the adventure to Australia.

Finally

By RebeccaMovieLover - Jul 11 2015
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Finally a podcasters/reviewers that come from a female (not feminist) perspective. Yes!!!
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Screen Thoughts - Movie & TV Reviews

Latest release on Nov 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 20 days ago

Rank #1: Ep. 174 - Doctor Foster; Love, Lies and Records (TV Reviews)

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From across The Pond: two more quality series from the BBC:

First up: Voted Best New Drama of 2016, Doctor Foster. Written and created by the Olivier-winning playwright Mike Bartlett. Starring Suranne Jones (who won a BAFTA for her portrayal) as the doctor who suspects her husband of having an affair. Co-starring Bertie Carvel (as the husband), Tom Taylor (as the son), Thusitha Jayasundera (as the frenemy) and Jodie Comer from Thirteen (as the potential other woman). Available on Netflix.

At 15:17: Love, Lies and Records. Starring Ashley Jensen as the overseer of the Leeds Register Office - and the people who spend their workdays registering life's milestones, such as birth, marriage, and death. Available via Acorn TV (the folks who brought us Striking Out and A Place to Call Home).

20:44: In honor of Dr. Foster, this week's #ListofSix: Our 6 Favorite Movies/Series About Women in Marital Crises.

Dec 14 2017

27mins

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Rank #2: Hollister & Tim Miller Review Little Women

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Hollister meets up with Tim Miller, Film Critic of the Cape Cod Times to dish on all things around Little Women. They back stories are as interesting as the review.

Dec 22 2019

28mins

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Hollister invites Shanette and Bryan to share their thoughts on what she considers the best series of 2017,

Aug 13 2018

32mins

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Rank #4: Hollister and Pearson Review Booksmart

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Join Hollister and Frances Pearson for a rousing review of Booksmart, the much talked about film about not so cool girls graduating from high school. But really it’s about friendship and no one does friendship on the screen, we decided, like our fabulous gender. Anyone agree with Hollister that Kaitlyn Dever, who plays Amy, is a mini me version of Jodi Coming from Killing Eve? In addition, Hollister saw a early viewing of Late Night, with Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson. She reviews it on this podcast as well.

Jun 05 2019

17mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 169 - Books to Screen: Warren Adler

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Prepare for a very special podcast: Hollister shares her one-on-one interview with the legendary, literary Warren Adler - the man who named the Watergate complex in DC.

Though he didn't publish his first book until he was 46, Warren Adler has gone on to pen over 50 novels, 12 of which have been optioned by Hollywood (including The War of the Roses, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito; and Random Hearts - starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas; directed by Sydney Pollack).

Highlights include:

- what books can accomplish that no other art form can

- why Sydney Pollack and Harrison Ford weren’t happy when he did “the worst thing I writer could ever do”

- the role Dustin Hoffman played in bringing Random Hearts to the big screen

- Warren Adler’s Hollywood record

- how he’s decided to control his own destiny

- the 3 questions fiction writers are always asked

- why writers shouldn’t worry about exposing secrets

- on how a man who’s been very happily married for 67 years can write about such dysfunctional marriages

Warren also shares some insider's tales from Hollywood, including why they stopped production on Gone with the Wind; and which star of The War of the Roses started out a hairdresser.

Also an essayist, short-story writer, poet and playwright, Warren Adler’s works have been translated into 25 languages; he currently has 3 films and 1 television series in development.

Nov 09 2017

51mins

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Rank #6: Hollister & Lalu Review Unbelievable, Harriet, & AMC’s The Preppy Murder Documentary

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Hollister introduces Lalu to podcasting as they both gush over the Netflix sensation, Unbelievable. Hollister has some comments about Harriet as well, including how twenty-five years ago, the suits in Hollywood wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet. You won’t believe that story. And, lastly, Hollister walks us through the Preppy Murder from 1986 and how the press made the victim out to be in question, rather than the John Kennedy Jr. look alike. You can’t make it up.

Nov 23 2019

41mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 172 - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Movie Review

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An American classic (with a majority non-American cast) turns 75; Hollister revisits Pride and Prejudice (2006); O'Toole reveals which Downton Abbey star performs the audiobook version of Murder on the Orient Express.

At 7:35: Leaving last week's meditation on kindness (Wonder) far behind, this week it's all about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh; starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson (LBJ; The Glass Castle), Lucas Hedges (Lady Bird, Manchester by the Sea) and Sam Rockwell. One of us thought it was a stark but beautiful tale of forgiveness; the other says it left a stain on her soul.

36:23: This week's #ListofSix: Our 6 Favorite Things About Frances McDormand.

Nov 30 2017

42mins

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Rank #8: Hollister & Friends Review Ford V. Ferrari

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Hollister, who grew up with a father who was likely one of the actors in the room at Ford Headquarters in the movie, brings in her high school girlfriends, whose fathers also worked at Ford, to review the movie and to shre anecdotes about being a teenage girl during that time of male dominance at Ford. And, do you know whether the FordGT40, the car in the movie, was a replica or the real thing?

Dec 13 2019

22mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 170 - LBJ; Lady Bird; Alias Grace - Movie & TV Reviews

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O'Toole bumps into her favorite celebrity; the 300th episode of Grey's Anatomy; Julianna Margulies returns to the small screen; Hollister weighs in on Kevin Spacey.

At 12:48: Oh Canada! Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale) is back with Alias Grace. Adapted by Sarah Polley; starring Sarah Gadon (A Royal Night Out; Indignation), Edward Holcroft (London Spy), and Anna Paquin (the first millennial to win an Oscar).

23:23: Glee meets Juno? O'Toole on Lady Bird, written and directed by Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women; Mistress America; Maggie's Plan). Starring Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts (Indignation; The Lovers), and Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea).

32:00: Hollister on LBJ. Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Woody Harrelson (The Glass Castle). Co-starring Jennifer Jason Leigh (as that other Lady Bird), Bill Pullman (Battle of the Sexes), and Richard Jenkins (The Hollars).

36:54: This week's #ListofSix: Our Six Favorite Presidential Portrayals.

Nov 16 2017

43mins

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Rank #10: Hollister & Lalu Review "The Morning Show" on AppleTV

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Hollister and Lalu do not agree on The Morning Show review. Listen to learn why and information about Apple's commitment to their new programming.

Nov 14 2019

24mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 173 - Mudbound; Dark (Netflix) - Movie Reviews

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Titanic turns 20; Edward Norton on streaming models in conversation with Goldman Sachs; Woody Allen celebrates his 82nd birthday with the release of Wonder Wheel; what would happen if Aaron Sorkin were to reboot The West Wing; Season 2 of The Crown drops December 8 on Netflix.

It's then on to two of Netflix' latest offerings:

At 12:55: A movie carried by Carey? Hollister reviews Mudbound (starring Carey Mulligan & Mary J. Blige).

18:22: O'Toole binges on the 10-episode offering of Dark, Netflix' first original German series - an atmospheric-supernatural-time-travelly-family drama-psycho thriller. Jawohl!

27:38: In honor of Dark, this week's #ListofSix: Our 6 Favorite Movies About Germany.

Dec 07 2017

33mins

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Rank #12: Hollister & Sabrina Korber Review Bombshell

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Hollister interviews Sabrina Korber, who was at Fox News, around all things Bombshell, which they saw together. Long before the Me Too movement. A film for women to be sure.

Dec 24 2019

8mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 168 - Spielberg (HBO) - Movie & TV Reviews

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Saving Private Ryan. Schindler's List. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Phone home: this week it's all about Spielberg.

HBO turns its lens on the iconic director in Spielberg; documentary directed by 14x-Emmy winner Susan Lacy.

At 16:55: This week's #ListofSix: 6 Fun Facts About (who else?) Steven Spielberg (and his movies).

Nov 01 2017

21mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 171 - Wonder Movie Review; Happy Thanksgiving

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Will there be another season for Last Tango in Halifax? Liar? Hollister celebrates two anniversaries - and revisits Lady Bird.

At 9:36: Just in time for Thanksgiving, a meditation on kindness: Wonder, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Beauty and the Beast). Based on the bestselling novel by R.J. Palacio, founder of the #ChooseKind movement. Starring Jacob Tremblay (Room); Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin (Homeland).

28:43: In honor of Thanksgiving, this week's #ListofSix: Gratitude.

Nov 23 2017

35mins

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Rank #15: Episode 176 - Love Simon & Rise

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Hollister, Shanette and Bryan sing the praises of the new Juno, Love Simon, and introduce that The Americans’ final season has dropped. Then Hollister tries Roseanne for the first time ever. The stats alone around Roseanne will blow your mind. Then we close with the new NBC series, Rise.

Apr 01 2018

31mins

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Rank #16: Hollister & Lalu Review The Morning Show on Apple TV+

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Hollister & Lalu discuss The Morning Show, Apple T.V.'s cornerstone series for their new programming, Apple TV.

Nov 28 2019

28mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 167 - Goodbye Christopher Robin; Marshall - Movie Reviews

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Creative differences on #bringmcleodsback2018; Our Gal Fry Day; The Other Einstein; the Louisville-Hollywood connection.

At 6:40: Hollister’s verdict on Marshall, starring Chadwick Boseman as future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Co-starring Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Kate Hudson, and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey).

12:32: It’s back to the Hamptons International Film Festival for our review of Goodbye Christopher Robin, with guest podcaster Diane Barrett. Directed by Simon Curtis (Woman in Gold); starring Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn), Margot Robbie (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot), and Kelly Macdonald. Click here for footage of Margot Robbie from the #HIFF25 Green Room.

32:10 List of Six: Inspired by Goodbye Christopher Robin, Our Favorite Father-Son Movies (where no stuffed bears are co-opted).

Oct 26 2017

37mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 166 - Breathe - Movie & TV Reviews

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Cher returns to the Big Screen; a truly triumphant story for spec script writers everywhere; a big reveal in episode 3 of Liar?

At 7:00: more original programming from Netflix: Hollister binges on Mindhunter.

10:50: It's back to the 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival, where we reviewed Breathe with special guest Diane Barrett. Marking the directorial debut of motion capture genius Andy Serkis (who was on hand at the festival). Starring Claire Foy (The Crown) and Andrew Garfield as real-life couple Diana and Robin Cavendish; co-starring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) (a/k/a Earl of Grantham) as their amazingly inventive friend.

24:17: Inspired by Claire Foy and The Crown, this week's #ListofSix - Our 6 Favorite Royal Portrayals.

Oct 19 2017

35mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 165 - Victoria and Abdul; Honoring Julie Andrews; #HIFF25 - Movie Reviews

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Screen Thoughts broadcasts from the 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival, with special guest Diane Barrett. On red carpets; Itzhak Perlman; The Divine Order (“Die göttliche Ordnung”); and women's suffrage.

At 7:45: Line judges: listeners did not love-love Hollister’s comments about Emma Stone playing Billie Jean King?

11:50: Hollister and Diane review Earth: One Amazing Day (narrated by Robert Redford), and at 16:02: Fry Day, a short by Laura Moss.

22:16: Mrs. Brown returns as Victoria and Abdul? Directed by Stephen Frears; starring Dame Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, and Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick); based on the book by Shrabani Basu.

36:03: This week's #ListofSix - 6 Things O’Toole Learned About Dame Julie Andrews, recipient of #HIFF25's lifetime achievement award; featuring a Q&A with festival co-chair Alec Baldwin.

Oct 12 2017

44mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 164 - Our Souls at Night; Liar; Battle of the Sexes - Movie & TV Reviews

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On the power of distribution; Hugh Hefner; Apple; and Sam Shepard's mother. One of Hollister's favorite movies to be a Broadway musical; This Is Us returns to NBC.

At 8:30: A 6-part psychological thriller from across the pond: Liar - starring Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Ioan Gruffudd in a he-said-she-said.

15:10: An Indecent "Decent" Proposal? Oscar winners Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Robert Redford (A Walk in the Woods) reteam for a fourth time in Netflix' Our Souls at Night. Directed by Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox); based on the novel by Kent Haruf. Co-starring Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies) and Matthias Schoenaerts (A Bigger Splash).

28:41: Recreating the most watched televised sporting event in US history - or "putting the show back into chauvinism": Battle of the Sexes. Starring Emma Stone (La La Land) as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. Written by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire); directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris; co-starring Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Bill Pullman, and Sarah Silverman. Fun fact: guess which cast member actually plays tennis - every day? (Answer: Elisabeth Shue.)

48:11: Inspired by Liar, this week's #ListOfSix: 6 of the Best Lies Ever Told on Screen. Honestly.

Oct 05 2017

53mins

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