Rank #1: Ep. 174 - Doctor Foster; Love, Lies and Records (TV Reviews)
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
Rank #2: Hollister & Tim Miller Review Little Women
Dec 22 2019
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Jun 05 2019
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Rank #5: Ep. 169 - Books to Screen: Warren Adler
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).
- 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
Rank #6: Hollister & Lalu Review Unbelievable, Harriet, & AMC’s The Preppy Murder Documentary
Nov 23 2019
Rank #7: Ep. 172 - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Movie Review
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
Rank #8: Hollister & Friends Review Ford V. Ferrari
Dec 13 2019
Rank #9: Ep. 170 - LBJ; Lady Bird; Alias Grace - Movie & TV Reviews
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
Rank #10: Hollister & Lalu Review "The Morning Show" on AppleTV
Nov 14 2019
Rank #11: Ep. 173 - Mudbound; Dark (Netflix) - Movie Reviews
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
Rank #12: Hollister & Sabrina Korber Review Bombshell
Dec 24 2019
Rank #13: Ep. 168 - Spielberg (HBO) - Movie & TV Reviews
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
Rank #14: Ep. 171 - Wonder Movie Review; Happy Thanksgiving
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
Rank #15: Episode 176 - Love Simon & Rise
Apr 01 2018
Rank #16: Hollister & Lalu Review The Morning Show on Apple TV+
Nov 28 2019
Rank #17: Ep. 167 - Goodbye Christopher Robin; Marshall - Movie Reviews
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
Rank #18: Ep. 166 - Breathe - Movie & TV Reviews
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
Rank #19: Ep. 165 - Victoria and Abdul; Honoring Julie Andrews; #HIFF25 - Movie Reviews
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
Rank #20: Ep. 164 - Our Souls at Night; Liar; Battle of the Sexes - Movie & TV Reviews
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