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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.

Episode Date
"Sicario vs. Sicario 2" (Episode 203)
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"Sicario vs. Sicario 2" (Episode 203) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Jun 21, 2018
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2018: 'Game of Thrones' vs. 'Handmaid's Tale' (Episode 4)
00:29:40
IndieWire's Screen Talk podcast brings back its bonus Emmy edition as this year's race heats up. This week, IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider banter about the key drama categories.
Jun 20, 2018
"Jurassic World Vs. Star Wars" (Episode 202)
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"Jurassic World Vs. Star Wars" (Episode 202) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Jun 15, 2018
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2018: Can 'Roseanne' Still Land Nominations? (Episode 3)
00:26:18
IndieWire's Screen Talk podcast brings back its bonus Emmy edition as this year's race heats up. This week, IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider banter about the start of Emmy voting and who's eligible, as well as some of the drama acting categories.
Jun 13, 2018
"Anthony Bourdain, RIP"
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"Anthony Bourdain, RIP" by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Jun 08, 2018
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2018: A Lackluster Longform Race (Episode 2)
00:29:48
IndieWire's Screen Talk podcast brings back its bonus Emmy edition as this year's race heats up. This week, IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider banter about the limited series and TV movie categories.
Jun 06, 2018
"'Solo' Flopped, But These Indie Movies Soared" (Episode 200)
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"'Solo' Flopped, But These Indie Movies Soared" (Episode 200) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Jun 01, 2018
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2018: Setting the Stage (Episode 1)
00:29:27
IndieWire's Screen Talk podcast brings back its bonus Emmy edition as this year's race heats up. IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider will banter each week about this year's most interesting shows and races. , and also bring on the occasional guest to talk all things Emmy. Here's this year's premiere episode for 2018. (Music by HookSounds.)
May 30, 2018
"Oscar Contenders From Cannes 2018" (Episode 199)
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"Oscar Contenders From Cannes 2018" (Episode 199) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
May 24, 2018
"Live From Cannes 2018" (Episode 198)
00:35:23
"Live From Cannes 2018" (Episode 198) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
May 18, 2018
"Cannes Highlights, Part 1" (Episode 197)
00:17:37
"Cannes Highlights, Part 1" (Episode 197) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
May 10, 2018
"Infinity War + Cannes" (Episode 196)
00:29:28
"Infinity War + Cannes" (Episode 196) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
May 03, 2018
"CinemaCon 2018 and the Future of the Movies" (Episode 195)
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"CinemaCon 2018 and the Future of the Movies" (Episode 195) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Apr 27, 2018
"Cannes Versus the World" (Episode 194)
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"Cannes Versus the World" (Episode 194) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Apr 20, 2018
"Cannes 2018 Is Coming And Yes, You Should Care" (Episode 193)
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"Cannes 2018 Is Coming And Yes, You Should Care" (Episode 193) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Apr 12, 2018
"Star Wars at Cannes and So Much More" (Episode 192)
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"Star Wars at Cannes and So Much More" (Episode 192) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Apr 06, 2018
"Can Cannes Do That?" (Episode 191)
00:31:14
"Can Cannes Do That?" (Episode 191) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Mar 30, 2018
"How Will the Academy's Code of Conduct Policy Impact Its President?" (Episode 190)
00:30:22
"How Will the Academy's Code of Conduct Policy Impact Its President?" (Episode 190) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Mar 23, 2018
"'Ready Player One' is Good, But Is It Commercial?" (Episode 189)
00:24:06
"'Ready Player One' is Good, But Is It Commercial?" (Episode 189) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Mar 16, 2018
"One More Oscar Podcast With Feeling" (Episode 188)
00:26:49
"One More Oscar Podcast With Feeling" (Episode 188) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Mar 02, 2018
"Final 2018 Oscar Predictions, Part I" (Episode 187)
00:33:32
"Final 2018 Oscar Predictions, Part I" (Episode 187) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Feb 24, 2018
"What the Success of 'Black Panther' Means for Hollywood" (Episode 186)
00:32:27
"What the Success of 'Black Panther' Means for Hollywood" (Episode 186) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Feb 16, 2018
"Quentin Tarantino's Survival Plan" (Episode 185)
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"Quentin Tarantino's Survival Plan" (Episode 185) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Feb 09, 2018
"Sundance, 'Black Panther' and Oscar Season" (Episode 184)
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"Sundance, 'Black Panther' and Oscar Season" (Episode 184) by Indiewire: Screen Talk
Feb 02, 2018
"Sundance 2018 Highlights and Oscar Nomination Recap" (Episode 183)
00:35:01
Kohn and Thompson share their favorite Sundance films and discuss the surprises and snubs of the Oscar nominations.
Jan 27, 2018
"Sundance 2018 Has Landed" (Episode 182)
00:22:25
Kohn and Thompson discuss the mood at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and what they're excited to see.
Jan 19, 2018
"Why the Golden Globes Don't Predict the Oscars" (Episode 181)
00:33:32
Kohn and Thompson discuss the Golden Globes and the DGA nominations as the first round of Oscar ballots are due.
Jan 12, 2018
"How the Guilds Change the Oscar Race" (Episode 180)
00:31:11
Kohn and Thompson discuss how recent Guild nominations change the Oscar race.
Jan 05, 2018
"One Last Look at the Best Movies of the Year" (Episode 179)
00:20:29
Kohn and Thompson debate the best cinematic achievements of 2017 in this bonus year-end episode.
Dec 29, 2017
"The Best Movies to Watch Over the Holidays" (Episode 178)
00:35:25
Kohn and Thompson discuss the foreign language Oscar shortlist and recommend some movies to watch over the holidays.
Dec 22, 2017
"The Fate of Fox and the Appeal of 'Star Wars'" (Episode 177)
00:33:03
Kohn and Thompson discuss the new "Star Wars" movie and how Disney's acquisition of Fox's film and TV properties could shake up the movie business.
Dec 14, 2017
"Will Male Academy Voters Go For Macho Movies?" (Episode 176)
00:30:26
Kohn and Thompson discuss the latest movies to gain traction in awards season.
Dec 08, 2017
"Why Top 10 Lists Matter In Awards Season" (Episode 175)
00:50:54
Kohn and Thompson debate their lists featuring the best movies of the year.
Dec 02, 2017
"Why the Indie Spirits Don't Predict the Oscars (Episode 174)
00:32:27
Kohn and Thompson discuss the Independent Spirit Award nominations and Hollywood's latest sexual harassment scandals.
Nov 22, 2017
"All the Movies We Need to See in 2017" (Episode 173)
00:26:14
Kohn and Thompson discuss the last few films left to see this year.
Nov 17, 2017
"Why Some Movies Can't Be Saved"(Episode 172)
00:28:47
Kohn and Thompson discuss how recent controversies have impacted the movies "All the Money in the World" and "I Love You Daddy."
Nov 10, 2017
"Mudbound" Has More Momentum Than You Think (Episode 171)
00:23:43
Kohn and Thompson discuss the Oscar season prospects for "Mudbound" and "Get Out."
Nov 03, 2017
"Quentin Tarantino Speaks" (Episode 170)
00:25:10
Kohn and Thompson discuss Quentin Tarantino's interview about Harvey Weinstein, the 2017 Gotham Awards nomination, and other recent film news.
Oct 20, 2017
"What Did Miramax Really Do, Anyway?" (Episode 169)
00:31:44
Kohn and Thompson discuss Harvey Weinstein's history with independent film.
Oct 13, 2017
"What Happens Now to Harvey Weinstein?" (Episode 168)
00:29:44
Kohn and Thompson discuss the recent sexual assault allegations leveled against Harvey Weinstein.
Oct 05, 2017
"Live at NYFF! The Future of the Movies!" (Episode 167)
00:39:21
Kohn and Thompson record live from the 2017 New York Film Festival.
Oct 01, 2017
"Why 'mother!' Was a Flop" (Episode 166)
00:31:08
Kohn and Thompson discuss why Darren Aronofsky's "mother!" struggled at the box office, what to make of the latest foreign language Oscar submissions, and several films in new release.
Sep 21, 2017
"How TIFF Changed Oscar Season" (Episode 165)
00:34:09
Kohn and Thompson discuss how the Toronto International Film Festival impacted the Oscar race.
Sep 15, 2017
"Everything Left to Learn About the Fall Movie Season" (Episode 164)
00:34:39
Kohn and Thompson discuss updates from Telluride and what they expect to learn about the fall movie season from TIFF.
Sep 08, 2017
"Why Telluride Matters In Awards Season" (Episode 163)
00:17:05
Kohn and Thompson sit down at the Telluride Film Festival to discuss its relevance to Oscar season.
Sep 01, 2017
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2017: Dissecting The Drama Categories (Episode 8)
00:20:51
As we head toward the Sept. 17 Primetime Emmys, IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider look at some of the biggest races. This week: the key drama categories. Will "The Handmaid's Tale" win it all, or is "Stranger Things" on deck to surprise? How about "This Is Us" or "The Crown"? Listen on!
Aug 30, 2017
"Why the Fall Film Festivals Will Change The Year in Cinema" (Episode 162)
00:31:58
Kohn and Thompson preview the fall movie season.
Aug 25, 2017
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2017: Dissecting The Comedy Categories (Episode 7)
00:18:04
With voting underway for this year's Emmy race, IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider look at some of the key races. This week: the key comedy categories. Will "Veep" sweep again, and will Julia Louis-Dreyfus make history with a record win? Listen on!
Aug 23, 2017
"Welcome Back, Steven Soderbergh" (Episode 161)
00:28:00
Kohn and Thompson discuss the new movies "Logan Lucky" and "Patti Cakes."
Aug 17, 2017
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2017: Dissecting The Limited Series and TV Movie Categories (Episode 6)
00:16:22
With voting about to begin for this year's Emmy race, IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider look at some of the key races. This week: limited series and TV movie categories. Will "Big Little Lies" sweep, or are "Feud: Bette and Joan" or "The Night Of" still a contender? Listen on!
Aug 17, 2017
"Why Laura Dern Is Not the President" (Episode 160)
00:28:42
Kohn and Thompson discuss the new Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president in addition to a new release, "The Glass Castle," and other late summer movie news.
Aug 11, 2017
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2017: Dissecting The Variety and Guest Star Categories (Episode 5)
00:17:37
With voting about to begin for this year's Emmy race, IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider look at some of the key races. This week: variety talk series, variety sketch series, plus writing and directing for variety series; and the guest actor and actor categories for drama and comedy. Will John Oliver repeat in talk, or is Samantha Bee on the rise? Listen on!
Aug 09, 2017
"Why We're Excited For the Fall Film Festivals" (Episode 159)
00:34:21
Kohn and Thompson talk through the 2017 Toronto and Venice film festival lineups. Plus: Should you see "The Dark Tower"?
Aug 04, 2017
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2017: Dissecting The Reality and Doc Categories (Episode 4)
00:19:16
As campaigning gets underway for the second phase of this year's Emmy race, IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider look at some of the key unscripted races, including Best Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Special, Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Series, Best Informational Series or Special, and more.
Aug 03, 2017
"All the Movies We Can't Wait to See In the Fall" (Episode 158)
00:20:59
Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson anticipate the fall movie season.
Jul 21, 2017
"Why 'Dunkirk' Is Leading the Oscar Race" (Episode 157)
00:18:37
Kohn and Thompson talk through the strengths of Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" and why it's an early frontrunner in the Oscar race.
Jul 21, 2017
"Why This Summer Has Been Good to Big and Small Movies (Episode 156)
00:27:26
Kohn and Thompson debate the summer movie season and why the quality of this year's films has been above average.
Jul 14, 2017
"Why The Academy's Diversity Push Is Working" (Episode 155)
00:31:08
Kohn and Thompson evaluate the list of new members invited to join the Academy. Plus: Why you should see "Baby Driver" and "The Little Hours" this weekend.
Jun 30, 2017
"Can One Controversy Ruin a Movie?" (Episode 154)
00:30:56
From the firing on the new "Star Wars" movie to the backlash to "The Beguiled," Kohn and Thompson explore recent controversies and how they may impact the way these movies are received.
Jun 23, 2017
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2017: TV Critics' Bigger Impact on the Emmy Race (Episode 3)
00:25:54
The Television Critics Association's TCA Awards nominations are out, and it looks a lot like the Emmy race. That wasn't always the case, as TV critics and Television Academy voters were traditionally on very different pages. But that has changed in recent years, as Emmy nominations began to recognize more critics faves, such as "The Americans" and "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany (who even won last year). On this week's "Screen Talk Emmy Edition," we look at the TCA Award nominees, plus go through IndieWire's list of 10 shows that Emmy voters ought to take a second look at before filling out their ballots. And later in the episode, we examine the best comedy series odds.
Jun 22, 2017
"'The Book of Henry' Isn't As Bad As You Think" (Episode 153)
00:31:58
Kohn and Thompson discuss the negative reviews of "The Book of Henry," then debate the latest editions of LAFF and BAMcinemaFEST.
Jun 16, 2017
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2017: Who's Got The Buzz – And Who Doesn't (Episode 2)
00:24:09
IndieWire's Screen Talk: Emmy Edition highlights this year's most interesting shows and races. IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider banter about which shows and performers lead key races, including outstanding drama, drama actor, and drama actress.
Jun 14, 2017
"Why Tom Cruise Should Play James Comey (Episode 152)
00:30:50
Kohn and Thompson discuss Tom Cruise's latest missteps, plus awards season prospects for Sam Elliot, Robert Pattinson and "Wonder Woman."
Jun 08, 2017
Screen Talk Emmy Edition 2017: Setting the Stage (Episode 1)
00:24:09
IndieWire's Screen Talk podcast launches a bonus Emmy edition to highlight this year's most interesting shows and races. IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider will banter each week, and also bring on the occasional guest to talk all things Emmy. Here's this year's premiere episode.
Jun 07, 2017
"Life After Cannes: What's Next For These Hot Movies?" (Episode 151)
00:32:44
Kohn and Thompson discuss the commercial and awards season prospects for several highlights from the Cannes Film Festival, then debate the newly-released "Wonder Woman."
Jun 02, 2017
"Live From Cannes 2017"
00:42:49
Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson debate Cannes hype with a live audience at the American Pavilion. Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker provides an introduction.
May 26, 2017
"Everything We Learned From Four Days at Cannes 2017" (Episode 149)
00:31:09
Kohn and Thompson put the pause button on Cannes and evaluate the competition so far.
May 20, 2017
"What We Know and What We Don't Know About Cannes 2017" (Episode 148)
00:32:43
Kohn and Thompson talk through the schedule for this year's Cannes Film Festival.
May 12, 2017
"Highlights from Hot Docs" (Episode 147)
00:29:22
Kohn and Thompson discuss highlights from recent documentary and horror film festivals. They also debate the new "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie.
May 05, 2017
"Great New Documentaries Not Coming to a Theater Near You" (Episode 146)
00:23:58
Kohn and Thompson discuss new documentary highlights and a horror film festival in Oregon.
Apr 28, 2017
"What's a Film Festival in 2017?" (Episode 145)
00:23:47
Kohn and Thompson debate the merits of the Tribeca Film Festival, explore new announcements from Cannes, and argue over a few new releases.
Apr 21, 2017
"Cannes 2017 Lineup Analysis" (Episode 144)
00:32:46
Kohn and Thompson assess the 2017 Cannes Film Festival lineup, then debate the newly-released "The Lost City of Z."
Apr 14, 2017
"Why Did the Academy Change the Rules?" (Episode 143)
00:30:07
Kohn and Thompson discuss recent Oscar rule changes and updates to the distribution landscape.
Apr 08, 2017
"CinemaCon 2017 & Cannes" (Episode 142)
00:34:46
Kohn and Thompson discuss presentations from this year's CinemaCon and predictions from the Cannes lineup.
Mar 31, 2017
Movies Versus Television — Which One Has the Upper Hand? (Episode 141)
00:30:38
Thompson returns from vacation and debates the contrast between film and TV with Kohn. They also share their highlights from festivals in Mexico and Texas.
Mar 24, 2017
"Live From SXSW 2017"
00:34:24
With Anne Thompson on vacation, Kohn sits down at SXSW with colleagues Chris O'Falt and Ben Travers to discuss highlights from the film and TV sections.
Mar 17, 2017
"Richard Linklater and the Austin Film Society" (Episode 139)
00:13:44
Anne Thompson is on vacation, so Eric Kohn sits down with Richard Linklater and his cohorts at the Austin Film Society to discuss the non-profit's new theater opening this year.
Mar 11, 2017
"Oscars 2017 Winners and Losers" (Episode 138)
00:30:58
Kohn and Thompson discuss their experiences at the 2017 Academy Awards.
Mar 03, 2017
"Final 2017 Oscar Predictions!" (Episode 137)
00:39:34
Kohn and Thompson offer their final 2017 Oscar predictions before the ceremony.
Feb 24, 2017
"A World Beyond the Oscars" (Episode 136)
00:30:53
Kohn and Thompson discuss Trump's impact on late night television, the failings of "The Great Wall"...and, OK, one or two things related to the Oscars.
Feb 17, 2017
"Isabelle Huppert: Unstoppable Force?" (Episode 135)
00:32:29
Kohn and Thompson discuss the state of the acting categories in the Oscar race.
Feb 09, 2017
"How Political Can the Oscars Get?" (Episode 134)
00:31:45
Kohn and Thompson discuss the pressure to politicize this year's Academy Awards ceremony.
Feb 03, 2017
"2017 Oscar Nominations Analysis and Sundance Buzz" (Episode 133)
00:34:00
Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson record a live episode at the Kickstarter house at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, then turn to a discussion of the Oscar nominees.
Jan 25, 2017
"Why We're Excited for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival"
00:20:26
Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss the movies they're excited to see at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and what this year's lineup tells us about the state of the industry.
Jan 20, 2017
"Oscar Ballots Are In. Now What?" (Episode 131)
00:33:46
Kohn and Thompson discuss the state of the Oscar now that the ballots for nominations are in.
Jan 14, 2017
"2017 Golden Globes Predictions"
00:36:42
Kohn and Thompson debate the nominees for the 2016 Golden Globes.
Jan 06, 2017
"Final Thoughts on 2016"
00:38:25
For their last episode of the year, Kohn and Thompson discuss the latest developments of Oscar season and what to watch over the holidays.
Dec 23, 2016
"What's Wrong With the Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist?" (Episode 128)
00:37:55
Kohn and Thompson discuss the surprises and snubs of the foreign language Oscar shortlist.
Dec 16, 2016
"Golden Globes, Critics Choice, and the Documentary Shortlist" (Episode 127)
00:29:27
Kohn and Thompson anticipate the upcoming Golden Globe nominations and the Critics Choice awards in addition to surveying the newly released documentary shortlist for the Oscars.
Dec 09, 2016
"A Whole Bunch of Awards This Week and What They Mean" (Episode 126)
00:33:53
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
"Surprises and Snubs from the Independent Spirit Awards" (Episode 125)
00:34:43
Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson review the 2016 nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards.
Nov 23, 2016
"Inside the Governors Awards" (Episode 124)
00:31:41
Thompson reports on her experiences at the Governors Awards. They also debate "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Nov 18, 2016
"Why the Film Community Will Survive Trump" (Episode 123)
00:19:15
Kohn and Thompson discuss the results of the presidential election and explain why they're still optimistic about the future of the film community. Plus: Thoughts on Warren Beatty's "Rules Don't Apply."
Nov 11, 2016
"Mel Gibson Is Unforgivable, But How About 'Hacksaw Ridge'?" (Episode 122)
00:31:31
Kohn and Thompson debate Mel Gibson's latest film in addition to recent documentary awards.
Nov 04, 2016
"How Film Critics Can Sway Awards Season" (Episode 121)
00:30:35
Kohn and Thompson discuss the way critics awards can sway awards season. Plus: Our favorite horror movies just in time for Halloween.
Oct 28, 2016
"Why 'Moonlight' is a Best Picture Contender" (Episode 120)
00:30:45
Kohn and Thompson discuss the recent Gotham Awards nominations and why "Moonlight" has serious Oscar season prospects.
Oct 21, 2016
"Let's Debate Kelly Reichardt"(Episode 119)
00:32:20
Kohn and Thompson debate the new Kelly Reichardt movie "Certain Women" and also explore the narrowing field of documentary candidates in awards season.
Oct 16, 2016
"After All That, Is 'Birth of a Nation' Any Good?" (Episode 118)
00:30:23
Kohn and Thompson get into a heated debate about whether or not the newly released "The Birth of a Nation" is any good. Plus: Why Annette Bening just entered the Oscar race with "20th Century Women."
Oct 07, 2016
"NYFF Preview and a Whole Lot of Movies About Race" (Episode 117)
00:30:45
Kohn and Thompson discuss New York Film Festival opener "13TH" and other new films dealing with issues of race. Plus: What to make of the tempestuous Nate Parker interview on "60 Minutes," and new releases "Deepwater Horizon" and "Queen of Katwe."
Sep 30, 2016
"What's Up With the Foreign Language Oscar Submissions?" (Episode 116)
00:28:28
Kohn and Thompson talk through the foreign language Oscar submissions from around the world, whether or not "La La Land" can hold onto its best picture frontrunner status, and what to expect from this year's Fantastic Fest.
Sep 23, 2016
"Live From TIFF 2016!" (Episode 115)
00:27:36
Kohn and Thompson record this week's episode from the Toronto International Film Festival and take audience questions on Facebook Live.
Sep 15, 2016
"TIFF 2016: So Many Movies!" (Episode 114)
00:15:57
Kohn and Thompson kick off the Toronto International Film Festival by looking through the lineup for some potential highlights.
Sep 09, 2016
"2016 Telluride Film Festival Preview" (Episode 113)
00:32:38
Kohn and Thompson dig through the upcoming Telluride Film Festival lineup to discuss the movies they're most excited to see.
Sep 01, 2016
"Telluride Anticipation 2016" (Episode 112)
00:31:45
Kohn and Thompson look ahead to next week's Telluride Film Festival lineup. Plus: A whole bunch of new releases.
Aug 26, 2016
The Star-Studded Finale (Emmys Edition, Episode 10)
00:18:36
Well, here we are at the finale! With the end of Emmys voting on the horizon, Anne Thompson and Michael Schneider bring the rest of their predictions to a close. This week, the dramas, TV movies and limited series are front and center. Will HBO continue their run with an "All the Way" win? Have enough people seen "Mr. Robot" to continue the show's surprise run? Which showrunner will walk away with the drama writing prize? Time to complete the collection with the last of the 2016 Emmys Screen Talk episodes.
Aug 24, 2016
"How 'The Birth of a Nation' Can Survive Oscar Season" (Episode 111)
00:22:45
Kohn and Thompson discuss the scandal surrounding "The Birth of a Nation" director Nate Parker and its potential impact on the film's Oscar chances.
Aug 19, 2016
The All-Comedy-Predictions Episode! (Emmys Edition Episode 9)
00:19:18
Michael Schneider and Anne Thompson parse the Emmy comedy categories, which are dominated--surprise--by HBO awards perennial "Veep." Can anything catch up with it? Is Jill Soloway going to win a second Emmy for "Transparent?"
Aug 17, 2016
Dissecting the Drama in the Acting Categories (and TCA, Week 2)(Emmys Edition Episode 8)
00:16:31
More Emmys predictions! Anne Thompson and Michael Schneider survey the landscape in the acting categories for Drama and Limited Series. How many repeat winners will we have this year? Is Viola Davis vs. Taraji P. Henson the closest race of the bunch? And is there anything "The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" won't win on Emmys night? Plus, a look back at the second week of the TCA Summer Press Tour, including a TCA Awards recap!
Aug 10, 2016
"Why Is This Movie Opening That Festival?" (Episode 109)
00:36:28
Kohn and Thompson discuss the major selections for several upcoming fall festivals and examine what those placements mean for their awards and commercial prospects.
Aug 05, 2016
"Supporting Acting Predictions and TCA Roundup" (Emmys Edition Episode 7)
00:24:40
The Screen Talk Emmys predictions continue! Anne Thompson and Michael Schneider debate the leaders in the Supporting Acting categories. Is Tony Hale a lock to repeat for "Veep?" Will a resurrected Jon Snow lead to different "Game of Thrones" winners on Emmys night? Will Kate McKinnon's breakout summer end up in a spoiler run? Plus, an update from the TCA Summer Press Tour: "The Get Down," "The Night Of," Colbert and more!
Aug 03, 2016
Fall Movie Analysis and Michael Moore's Film Festival (Episode 108)
00:27:11
Thompson reports from Michael Moore's film festival in Travers City before the duo delve into the Toronto International Film Festival lineup as Oscar season starts to come into focus.
Jul 29, 2016
"Predictions, Round 1: Key & Peele (& John & Ninja)"(Emmys Edition Episode 6)
00:11:31
It's Week 1 of Screen Talk Emmys predictions! Anne Thompson and Michael Schneider debate the leaders in the Variety Sketch, Variety Talk and Reality Competition categories. Will long-time fave "The Amazing Race" or a surprise newcomer beat last year’s "The Voice?" Will John Oliver run away as the only "Daily Show" grad in the race? Will "Key & Peele" be the favorites with their last chance to win?
Jul 27, 2016
"Trekking Towards Comic-Con 2016" (Episode 107)
00:34:31
This week, Kate Erbland joins Anne Thompson for a look back at the past month in movies. Did a single-star beach horror movie signal a return to mid-budget hits? Can a "Star Trek" movie find something new to offer? How does Mike Birbiglia's latest, "Don't Think Twice" stack up against its blockbuster competition?
Jul 22, 2016
"Recapping the Nominations: Surprises, Lags and Network Power Shifts" (Emmys Edition Episode 5)
00:23:41
Now that we've sifted through the Emmy nominations, Anne and Michael discuss the biggest surprises, head-scratching inclusions and the stars that were recognized a year too late. As streaming services continue to claim their share of the overall nods, where does this leave the broadcast networks?
Jul 20, 2016
"Why 'OJ: Made In America' Is An Early Oscar Frontrunner" (Episode 106)
00:34:44
Kohn and Thompson discuss the five-part "O.J.: Made In America" documentary and whether it could actually win an Oscar.
Jul 15, 2016
"Why Every Film Lover Should Know Abbas Kiarostami" (Episode 105)
00:31:11
Kohn is joined by critic David Ehrlich to discuss the late filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. Plus: Why Spielberg's "The BFG" flopped.
Jul 08, 2016
"We Breakdown The Academy's New Diversity Push" (Episode 104)
00:33:00
Kohn and Thompson discuss the 683 new members to the Academy and what it means for the future of the institution. Plus: Why "Neon Demon" flopped, "Swiss Army Man" soared, and "Tarzan" kind of sucks.
Jul 01, 2016
"Surveying the Late Night Landscape for Talk Show Nominees" (Emmys Edition Episode 4)
00:18:18
Established favorites are returning to the Emmy fold, but which newcomers have the best chance of breaking through to the final six? Also, some thoughts on a recent showrunner gun summit and how TV deals with that particular type of violence on screen.
Jun 30, 2016
"Amazon Studios: So Far So Good, But Plenty of Questions" (Episode 103)
00:33:16
Kohn and Thompson discuss two new releases from Amazon Studios — "Neon Demon" and "Wiener-Dog" — in addition to several other new releases.
Jun 24, 2016
"Here Are the Comedy Contenders at the Emmys" (Emmys Edition Episode 3)
00:22:34
Anne Thompson and Michael Scheider discuss the contenders for Outstanding Comedy Series in the Emmy race.
Jun 22, 2016
"How 'Finding Dory' Recaptures the Pixar Touch" (Episode 102)
00:27:59
Kohn and Thompson debate the new Pixar film in addition to recent panel discussions on film distribution and criticism.
Jun 17, 2016
"Is TV More Diverse Than Film?" (Emmys Edition #2)
00:27:41
Kohn joins Thompson and Schneider for the latest look at current Emmy frontrunners.
Jun 15, 2016
"The Best Movies of 2016 So Far" (Episode 101)
00:30:00
Kohn and Thompson debate the best films released so far this year.
Jun 10, 2016
Screen Talk Emmys Edition: How Do They Differ From the Oscar Race? (Episode 1)
00:18:20
For the first Emmys edition of Screen Talk, Anne Thompson and Michael Schneider discuss how the Emmys race differs from the Oscar race.
Jun 09, 2016
"Why We Still Love to Argue About Movies" (Episode 100!)
00:28:00
Screen Talk turns 100 with an introduction from a very special listener as Kohn and Thompson explain why they love arguing about the movies.
Jun 03, 2016
"Our Lessons From Cannes 2016"
00:34:00
Kohn and Thompson debate the highs and lows of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the impact it will have on the rest of the year in moviegoing.
May 27, 2016
"Live From Cannes 2016!" (Episode 98)
00:34:23
Kohn and Thompson record this week's episode in front of a live audience at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
May 19, 2016
"Cannes 2016: All the Gossip That's Fit to Share"
00:26:59
Kohn and Thompson discuss their experiences during the first few days of the Cannes Film Festival.
May 13, 2016
"The Missing Link Between 'Captain America' & Cannes" (Episode 96)
00:31:36
Kohn and Thompson debate the success of "Captain America: Civil War" and look ahead to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
May 06, 2016
"Why We're Optimistic About Movie Theaters" (Episode 95)
00:29:41
Kohn and Thompson discuss new releases, the indie box office, DreamWorks' sale and why movie theaters are surviving so many changes.
Apr 29, 2016
"Oscar Season 2017 Has Started" (Episode 94)
00:36:15
Kohn and Thompson take a (very early) stab at 2017 Oscar predictions.
Apr 22, 2016
"Cannes, CinemaCon, and the Future of the Movies" (Episode 93)
00:29:23
Kohn and Thompson review some of the big film news from CinemaCon and the newly announced Cannes Film Festival lineup.
Apr 15, 2016
"Do Movies Have a Future Beyond Blockbusters?" (Episode 92)
00:30:35
Kohn and Thompson on Warner Bros. new focus on tentpole movies and what it means for the future.
Apr 08, 2016
"If 'Batman v Superman' Sucks, Why Is It So Successful?" (Episode 91)
00:26:35
Kohn and Thompson discuss the insane success of "Batman v Superman" even though nobody seems to like it, and why filmmakers like Richard Linklater are persevering anyway.
Apr 01, 2016
"What Went Wrong With 'Batman v Superman'?" (Episode 90)
00:32:46
Kohn and Thompson discuss the failure of the latest superhero tentpole before shifting focus to the upcoming Cannes Film Festival lineup.
Mar 26, 2016
"Live at SXSW!" (Episode 89)
00:39:03
Kohn and Thompson record this week's episode in front of a live audience at the SXSW Film Festival and discuss the future of the film industry.
Mar 23, 2016
"SXSW 2016, Here We Come!" (Episode 88)
00:20:32
Kohn and Thompson discuss the films and events they're anticipating at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival.
Mar 11, 2016
"2016 Oscars: Our Final Analysis" (Episode 87)
00:33:07
Kohn and Thompson discuss their experiences attending the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony and what surprised them about the night's big winners.
Mar 04, 2016
2016 Oscar Predictions: Our Final Picks
00:48:34
The votes are in, the campaigns have concluded and the ceremony will take place on Sunday night. Theories about the frontrunners have shifted dramatically over the last few months, and while some consensus has formed around major categories, there are reasons to expect a few surprises. In this week's super-sized episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson talk through Thompson's final picks, which includes a couple of safe bets and more than one risky choice.
Feb 26, 2016
"Does 'The Revenant' Deserve Best Picture?"
00:26:46
Kohn and Thompson discuss the strong possibility that "The Revenant" will win best picture and what it says about the film industry. Plus: What's going on with The Weinstein Company?
Feb 19, 2016
"A Crazy Oscar Theory About 'Room'"
00:28:55
Kohn and Thompson discuss the recent luncheon for Oscar nominees in Los Angeles and why the best picture race is harder to call than ever. Could "Room" sneak to victory?
Feb 12, 2016
"We Survived Sundance" (Episode 84)
00:28:31
Kohn and Thompson share their favorites from Sundance and provide updates on the Oscar race following last weekend's SAG awards.
Feb 06, 2016
"Live From Sundance 2016!" (Episode 83)
00:34:20
Kohn and Thompson join a live audience at the Kickstarter Green Room in Park City to discuss the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Jan 28, 2016
"Do Sundance Movies Make Money?" (Episode 82)
00:29:45
Tom Brueggemann joins Anne Thompson and Eric Kohn as they record in Park City at the start of this year's festival.
Jan 22, 2016
"What Do We Think About Those Oscar Nominations?" (Episode 81)
00:30:25
Thompson and Kohn are joined by Kate Erbland to discuss the good, the bad and the unexpected of the 2016 Oscar nominations.
Jan 15, 2016
"Who's Winning Big at the Golden Globes?" (Episode 80)
00:31:25
Kohn and Thompson dig through a busy week of awards season updates, then look ahead to the Golden Globes coming up this weekend and the Oscar nominations right around the corner on Thursday.
Jan 08, 2016
"Our Most Anticipated Movies of 2016" (Episode 79)
00:33:21
For the final episode of Screen Talk in 2016, Kohn and Thompson talk through the movie highlights from the past 12 months and review some of the films they're most excited about for the new year.
Dec 30, 2015
"Holiday Movie Showdown: Who's Got the Edge?" (Episode 78)
00:33:00
Kohn and Thompson discuss a packed set of options this holiday weekend, from "The Hateful Eight" to "The Revenant" — and let's not forget about "Star Wars"!
Dec 23, 2015
"Do We Have to Talk About 'Star Wars'?" (Episode 77)
00:28:30
Kohn and Thompson offer their spoiler-free takes on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" as well as the American Film Institute's top 10 films and television shows of 2015.
Dec 18, 2015
"Why is This Year's Oscar Season So Unpredictable?"
00:32:05
Kohn and Thompson are joined by Awards Daily's Sasha Stone to go over the recent Golden Globes and SAG nominations to evaluate an incredibly confusing and unpredictable awards season.
Dec 11, 2015
"Our Favorite Movies of 2015" (Episode 75)
00:52:30
Kohn and Thompson share their top 10 films of 2015. Plus: How three big awards announcements this week changed the Oscar race.
Dec 04, 2015
"Why the Spirit Awards Are Exciting This Year" (Episode 74)
00:32:16
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations are here! And this time, Kohn and Thompson find less to complain about than usual. They discuss some of the welcome surprises among the nominees and their possible impact on Oscar season. Plus: Why The Weinstein Company is scaling back its film slate.
Nov 25, 2015
"Oscar's Diversity Problem" (Episode 73)
00:33:21
This week, The Hollywood Reporter took a lot of heat for its all-white cover of actresses in this year's Oscar race. But was that the fault of the magazine or the industry? In this week's Screen Talk, co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss the controversy surrounding that cover and how it speaks to larger issues. Additionally, Thompson shares her experiences at the Academy's Governors Awards, where she hobnobbed with Will Smith, Spike Lee and many others. The duo also look ahead to a couple of big fall movies that haven't screened yet, and a few that did only recently: "The Big Short" and "Creed." Plus: Thompson shares memories from working on the first "Rocky."
Nov 20, 2015
"Which Docs Are Gaining Oscar Ground?" (Episode 72)
00:31:45
With DOC NYC kicking off its "Short List" sidebar this week, Kohn and Thompson debate the political nature of the documentary community and how it impacts the awards race. Plus: Why Will Smith won't win an Oscar for "Concussion."
Nov 13, 2015
"Spike, Mike, Angelina Jolie and 'Star Wars'" (Episode 71)
00:31:40
Kohn and Thompson discuss Angelina Jolie's AFI Fest opener "By the Sea," anticipate other titles in the festival, and consider the ramifications of trailers for both the new Spike Lee joint and "Star Wars." Plus: Is Harvey Weinstein behind Tarantino's publicity woes?
Nov 06, 2015
"Could Netflix Numbers Help 'Beasts of No Nation' Win an Oscar?" (Episode 70)
00:24:00
Kohn and Thompson discussion Netflix's recent announcement that "Beasts of No Nation" has been viewed more than three million times on its platform. How might that impact the movie's Oscar campaign? Plus: The disappointing box office numbers for "Steve Jobs" and the awards season prospects for the latest Spike Lee Joint.
Oct 30, 2015
"Who's Gaining Speed in Awards Season?" (Episode 69)
00:34:00
Kohn and Thompson discuss the nominations for the Gotham Awards and speculate on their potential impact as the Oscar race picks up. They also touch on which films seem to have lost momentum.
Oct 23, 2015
"Best Picture Contenders Go to War" (Episode 68)
00:31:46
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
"Steven Spielberg, Michael Moore & Chantal Akerman"
00:34:09
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
"Why Do We Care About Film Festivals?"
00:42:30
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
"The Weinsteins, Sony Classics, and Everyone Else" (Episode 65)
00:33:37
Kohn and Thompson discuss all the major players in this year's Oscar season, as well as some of the bigger deals out of the Toronto International Film Festival, and anticipate the upcoming New York Film Festival. Join the duo for a live Screen Talk recording this Monday night at 7:45 p.m. in the amphitheater of the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at NYFF!
Sep 25, 2015
"Why Oscar Season Just Got Real" (Episode 64)
00:57:00
Kohn and Thompson record this week's episode before a live audience at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Sep 18, 2015
"How to Deal With Too Many Movies" (Episode 63)
00:32:00
Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson look through the Toronto lineup while reviewing Telluride to get a sense for where they stand. On Tuesday at noon, the co-hosts will participate in a live recording of Screen Talk in Toronto at the Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street West).
Sep 11, 2015
"Our Most Anticipated Telluride Films" (Episode 62)
00:29:05
Kohn and Thompson meet up at the Telluride Film Festival to review the lineup and discuss the films they're excited to check out.
Sep 04, 2015
"Spike Lee, Tarantino and Hollywood Problems" (Episode 61)
00:31:55
This week, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Spike Lee would be among the recipients of its Honorary Awards (another one will go to Gena Rowlands). The decision prompts serious questions about the message the Academy is trying to send. Lee, after all, hasn't made a big studio project in years, and rarely gets along with Hollywood — yet one of the most influential institutions in town has decided to honor his career. Is the Academy trying to offer a mea culpa?
Aug 28, 2015
"Is Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies' Aiming for Best Picture?" (Episode 60)
00:30:00
Kohn and Thompson survey the New York Film Festival lineup, including the addition of Spielberg's latest, and wonder if it will be an awards season player. Plus: More updates on the upcoming Toronto lineup.
Aug 22, 2015
"The Biggest Problem With the Film Industry"
00:32:28
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
"Edward Norton's Crazy Oscar Theory" (Episode 58)
00:31:30
This week, Edward Norton dropped a bombshell in these parts: Speaking with Indiewire's Eric Kohn at the Locarno Film Festival, he suggested that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences could improve awards season by disqualifying nominees whose campaigns are advertised through "For Your Consideration" ads or television appearances. It was a bold concept that elicited a variety of strong reactions, including the two featured on the latest episode of Screen Talk.
Aug 07, 2015
"How Oscar Season Changed This Week"
00:30:30
Kohn and Thompson survey the Toronto film festival lineup and explore how it changes Oscar season. Plus: The sinking ship of Relativity, and thoughts on "The End of the Tour" as well as "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation."
Jul 31, 2015
"Why We're Excited to See 'The Revenant'" (Episode 56)
00:32:31
Kohn and Thompson discuss news of recent problems from the set of "The Revenant" and explain why they're excited to see the film anyway. Plus: The many misfortunes of "Southpaw" and your better option in theaters this weekend.
Jul 24, 2015
"Women Rule Comic Con" (Episode 55)
00:43:06
With Kohn away for the week, Thompson introduces us to new Indiewire Managing Editor, Kate Erbland. They discuss women's strong presence at Comic-Con and the disappointments of True Detective.
Jul 17, 2015
"Comic Con Calling" (Episode 54)
00:37:25
Thompson calls Kohn from Comic Con to share some insights on the first day. Then they debate "Ant Man," a radical new distribution strategy by Paramount, and share their thoughts on two new releases.
Jul 10, 2015
"What We Learned From This Week's Trailers" (Episode 53)
00:31:42
Kohn and Thompson dig through a number of new trailers to assess the fall movie season. They also debate the sexual politics of "Magic Mike XXL" and look ahead to Comic Con.
Jul 02, 2015
"Is Hollywood Still Sexist?" (Episode 52)
00:42:00
Kohn and Thompson discuss the recent scandal involving Rose McGowan and wonder why sexism remains an issue in the film industry. They also touch on a new film in release, "What Happened Miss Simone?," released by Netflix, as well as the Netflix original series "Sens8" and "True Detective." Plus: Why are Hollywood movies doing so well at the box office while indie movies are struggling? This episode is sponsored by Vimeo on Demand. Head to vimeo.com/indiewire and use the promo code mentioned in the episode to get a 10% discount on a film recommended by Indiewire's critic.
Jun 26, 2015
"A Great Week for New Movies" (Episode 51)
00:33:27
Kohn and Thompson discuss a number of great movies opening this week, from "Inside Out" to "The Tribe," and also dig into the awards season prospects for "The End of the Tour," which opened BAMCinemaFest this week.
Jun 19, 2015
"Screen Talk Turns 50" (Episode 50)
00:27:38
In the fiftieth episode, Kohn and Thompson meet up in New York to preview the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival and several new releases, including "Jurassic World' and "The Tribe."
Jun 12, 2015
"Why We're Excited for Fall 2015"
00:35:00
With the opening night film for the New York Film Festival announced, and headlines blaring that Toronto has relaxed its policy against films that screen at Telluride, the fall movie season is already upon us. Here are some of the films our co-hosts can't wait to see. Plus: The new release you should see this weekend and the one you should skip.
Jun 05, 2015
"After Cannes, the Future" (Episode 48)
00:30:04
Kohn and Thompson discuss the early stirrings of Oscar season from this year's Cannes Film Festival lineup. Plus: Where did Cameron Crowe go wrong?
May 29, 2015
"Live from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival" (Episode 47)
00:43:50
Live from the Cannes Film Festival! Anne Thompson, Eric Kohn and managing editor Nigel M. Smith sit down with an audience at the American Pavilion to discuss the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, from the highlights from this year's lineup to the disappointments and everything in between.
May 21, 2015
"Cannes 2015 From the Inside" (Episode 46)
00:27:26
In this week's episode, Kohn and Thompson are joined by Indiewire managing editor Nigel Smith from the Cannes Film Festival, where the trio discuss some of the highlights of the program so far.
May 15, 2015
"On the Cusp of Cannes 2015" (Episode 2015)
00:23:00
Kohn and Thompson discuss the movies they're most excited to see at this year's 2015 Cannes Film Festival. They also touch on the recent Filmmaker Conference that took place this week in Maryland.
May 08, 2015
"The First Oscar Contender of 2015?" (Episode 44)
00:21:00
Kohn and Thompson discuss Carey Mulligan's first-rate performance in "Far From the Madding Crowd" and whether she's the first serious Oscar contender of 2015. They also dig into contentious remarks about indie films recently made by Robert Downey, Jr.
May 01, 2015
"Remembering Richard Corliss" (Episode 43)
00:32:00
Kohn and Thompson remember the late film critic Richard Corliss, who was instrumental in Thompson's early career. They also discuss the latest additions to the Cannes Film Festival lineup as well as their disappointment over "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and what it means for the future of blockbuster filmmaking.
Apr 24, 2015
"Cannes, the Universe and Everything" (Episode 42)
00:32:00
This week, Kohn and Thompson examine the recent announcement of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival lineup while also delving into bigger questions surrounding the purpose of film festivals as a whole, the increasing role of television and a whole bunch of other issues. They also tackle another round of leaked Sony e-mails and discuss some of this week's new releases.
Apr 17, 2015
"Last Year's Cannes Today" (Episode 41)
00:30:00
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
"The Fast, the Furious and the Hollywood Problem" (Episode 40)
00:30:00
Kohn and Thompson debate the merits (or lack thereof) in "Fast 7," which leads to a broader discussion of studio movies and the tendency for Hollywood to hire young indie directors. They also speculate about the upcoming Cannes Film Festival lineup.
Apr 03, 2015
"Defining the Word 'Classic'" (Episode 39)
00:29:00
In this week's episode, Kohn and Thompson explore some of the possibilities from the upcoming Cannes Film Festival lineup before digging into some of the selections of this year's TCM Classic Film Festival, which began this week with "The Sound of Music." What turns a movie into a "classic," anyway? From there, the hosts dig into Noah Baumbach's newly released "While We're Young" and explore the trajectory of the New York filmmaker's career. They also discuss another new release, the Hungarian drama "White God."
Mar 27, 2015
"SXSW Vs. Colombia" (Episode 38)
00:31:47
Thompson reports from her recent trip to Colombia while Kohn shares his favorite discoveries from the recent SXSW Film Festival.
Mar 20, 2015
"Sam Adams, True/False and Ghostbusters" (Episode 37)
00:39:02
Criticwire editor Sam Adams fills in for Anne Thompson in a discussion with co-host Eric Kohn about the highlights of the True/False film festival, as well as whether or not film critics can be objective, and how to deal with those pesky "Ghostbusters" headlines. Plus: The best new movies in theaters this week.
Mar 13, 2015
"Why Albert Maysles Mattered" (Episode 36)
00:45:11
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
"Life After Oscar" (Episode 35)
00:38:19
Kohn and Thompson reflect on last weekend's Oscar ceremony and look ahead to the rest of the year.
Feb 27, 2015
"A Final Look at Oscar" (Episode 34)
00:20:47
For their final podcast before this year's Academy Awards ceremony, Kohn and Thompson speed around the streets of Los Angeles in anticipation of a busy weekend. The duo offer their predictions on the race and reflect on the way the race has evolved over the past year.
Feb 21, 2015
"Why David Carr Mattered" (Episode 33)
00:34:45
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
"Sundance Ends, Oscar Race Continues" (Episode 32)
00:35:00
In this week's episode, Kohn and Thompson unpack the recently-concluded Sundance Film Festival while examining the status of the Oscar race after taking a week off from discussing it. Plus: What to make of "Jupiter Ascending"?
Feb 06, 2015
"Live From Sundance 2015!" (Episode 31)
00:39:50
Screen Talk came to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival this week. On Wednesday, Indiewire partnered with Airbnb for a live recording of the latest episode, which took place in front of a sold-out crowd at the Airbnb Haus on Main Street. Introduced by Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper, the episode opened with Kohn and Thompson discussing this year's festival buzz and their different approaches to prioritizing films over the course of the chaotic proceedings. Taking a cue from the Airbnb Haus' theme of "strangers meeting strangers," they reflected on the value of meeting new filmmakers and encountering fresh visions in the festival environment. Then, they spoke with Crystal Moselle, the director of "The Wolfpack," which is currently playing in the festival's U.S. documentary competition and was recently picked up by Magnolia Pictures. Moselle explained how she found the fascinating subjects of her movie, which revolves around a group of siblings forced to remain indoors for most of their lives while learning everything about the world from the movies. Finally, the hosts welcomed standup comedian and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait, whose documentary "Call Me Lucky" is also screening in competition. Goldthwait discussed the intentions behind his project, which focuses on outspoken political activist and comedian Barry Crimmins, as well as the role that Robin Williams played in getting the project off the ground. Goldthwait, who considered Williams his best friend, also discussed why he treasures his longtime friendship with the late actor. Later, Goldthwait elaborated on his newfound affinity for the independent film community. The episode concluded with an audience Q&A.
Jan 30, 2015
"Sundance 2015 Begins" (Episode 30)
00:21:21
With the 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicking off, Kohn and Thompson discuss the contrast between awards season and film festival buzz, then dig into the movies they're anticipating at this year's Park City gathering.
Jan 22, 2015
"2015 Oscar Nominations: Now What?" (Episode 29)
00:20:52
In this week's episode, Kohn and Thompson dig through the recent Oscar nominations to look at some of the surprises, snubs, and predicted frontrunners. Plus: What happens now?
Jan 16, 2015
"Oscar Nominations: A Final Assessment"
00:31:25
In the first episode of 2015, Kohn and Thompson discuss potential Oscar nominees for the last time before the nominations are revealed next Thursday. While a lot of the same frontrunners remain in place, there are still a few uncertainties — but that doesn't stop Thompson from sharing eight films that she considers most likely to make the cut for best picture.
Jan 09, 2015
"Sony Hack, Oscar Hype and Us" (Episode 27)
00:31:18
In the final episode of 2014, Kohn and Thompson discuss the Sony hack and what it tells us about the film industry in general. They also dig into Oscar season developments and share their resolutions for the new year.
Dec 19, 2014
"The Best Films of 2014"
01:17:33
Kris Tapley joins the fun as this week's special guest for a conversation about the Golden Globe nominees. Then, Kohn and Thompson share their favorite movies of 2014.
Dec 12, 2014
"Oscar Season Vs. Sundance" (Episode 25)
00:38:04
In this week's episode, Kohn and Thompson discuss the latest developments in awards season from this week: The Gotham Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle. With the 2015 Sundance Film Festival lineup, the duo also look at the bigger picture: What's the difference between Oscar hype and Sundance hype? Plus: Some thoughts on Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken," Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," and picks for the week.
Dec 05, 2014
"Thankful for Awards Season" (Episode 24)
00:29:18
In this week's episode, Thompson and Kohn evaluate the recent nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards, look ahead to the upcoming New York Film Critics Circle vote, and single out some other 2014 releases that still deserve more attention.
Nov 26, 2014
"Why Mike Nichols Matters" (Episode 23)
00:45:00
In this week's episode, Kohn and Thompson remember the late Mike Nichols and explore his unique role in the industry. They also look ahead to the upcoming documentary shortlist and why that process matters during Oscar season. Thompson catches up on "Ida" and "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," while Kohn shares his thoughts on "Selma" and "American Sniper." After they take a question from Twitter, Thompson offers her thoughts on the latest "Hunger Games" installment and Kohn recommends his favorite new release.
Nov 21, 2014
"'Selma, 'American Sniper,' And Everything Else"
00:22:45
With Thompson at the Los Cabos Film Festival in Mexico and Kohn in Key West, the pair discuss two new fall movies that premiered this week, "Selma" and "America Sniper," examining the Oscar odds for both. They also touch on whether or not Julianne Moore has momentum for her performance in "Still Alice" and if the newly released "Foxcatcher" remains a major player. Outside of awards season chatter, the duo also address the foreign language winners of AFI Fest's New Auteurs section, for which they both served on the jury. NOTE: Due to challenging recording circumstances, some of the audio in this recording is challenged by background sounds.
Nov 15, 2014
"Jessica Chastain Vs. Herself" (Episode 21)
00:27:01
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
"Your Oscar Questions, Answered" (Episode 20)
00:42:41
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
"Gothams Vs. Oscars Vs. Interstellar" (Episode 19)
00:32:07
In this week's episode, Thompson and Kohn discuss the newly announced Gotham awards nominees. Do they have any impact on the Oscar race? Next week, Screen Talk celebrates its 20th episode by inviting our listeners to submit questions to the hosts, which they will address throughout the episode. You can send them to Kohn or Thompson on Twitter or write e-mail Eric Kohn at eric@indiewire.com with the subject line "Screen Talk question."
Oct 24, 2014
"Birdman, Boyhood & Edward Snowden" (Episode 18)
00:33:58
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
"Inherent Vice: Perfect Nonsense?" (Episode 17)
00:33:05
In the latest installment, Kohn and Thompson debate Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," and whether or not it's too confusing for its own good. After discussing the movie's Oscar prospects, the duo turn to David Ayer's "Fury," another movie with dicey awards season odds. They also touch on other players in the Oscar race, including foreign language submissions as well as frontrunners "Foxcatcher" and "Boyhood," before turning to their picks among this week's new releases.
Oct 10, 2014
"Gone Girl" Mania & Beyond (Episode 16)
00:34:35
In the latest episode, Kohn and Thompson debate the merits of David Fincher's "Gone Girl," which opened the New York Film Festival and hits theaters this weekend. They also dig into the developing Oscar race, including the news surrounding two producer credits on "Boyhood," along with foreign language and documentary contenders. Turning to other new releases, Kohn singles out Mathieu Amalric's erotic noir "The Blue Room" as one highlight, while Thompson continues to praise "Tracks" — and bemoan its neglect. The duo close by touching on two big stories involving Netflix: The company's production of a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and a curious 4-picture deal with Adam Sandler.
Oct 03, 2014
Oscars Vs. NYFF (Episode 15)
00:31:16
On the verge of opening night at the New York Film Festival, Kohn and Thompson single out some of their favorites from the lineup and discuss some of the latest updates to the Oscar race. They also highlight their favorite movies in new release, including "Jimi: All Is By My Side" and "Hellaware." Kohn also shares some thoughts on the Jeremy Renner drama "Kill the Messenger," since reviews of the October release came out today.
Sep 26, 2014
From Oscars to Keanu Reeves & Back Again (Episode 14)
00:28:03
While Eric reports on the wild genre films screening at Austin's Fantastic Fest and Anne shares a hilarious anecdote about Keanu Reeves, the duo mainly focus on shake-ups to Oscar season, including new developments for "Boyhood" and several foreign language contenders.
Sep 20, 2014
"Processing Toronto" (Episode 13)
00:25:14
Anne and Eric meet up at the Toronto International Film Festival to discuss how this year's lineup impacted the Oscar race. They also single out some of the best and worst titles in the program, including several that have yet to find distribution.
Sep 12, 2014
"Meet Us in Telluride" (Episode 12)
00:37:18
Anne and Eric meet at the Telluride Film Festival to discuss the Oscar chances for "Birdman," "Wild," "The Imitation Game" and other movies at the festival, while delving into other highlights from the lineup.
Sep 01, 2014
"Predicting Telluride" (Episode 11)
00:17:40
In this special Telluride-themed episode, Eric and Anne discuss potential films that may screen at the Colorado festival next week.
Aug 22, 2014
"Robin, Lauren & Us" (Episode 10)
00:30:00
Anne and Eric reflect on the careers of two major talents that died this week, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. They also discuss the prospects of a new distribution company, their favorite show among the latest Emmy nominees, and single out the best new movies opening in the U.S. this week.
Aug 15, 2014
"Memo From Locarno to L.A." (Episode 9)
00:24:13
Eric reports on films he's seeing at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, including the five hour-plus "From What Is Before." The duo discuss another long movie, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," set to be released this year in two parts, before turning to a discussion of another long-form narrative in progress: Steven Soderbergh's new show "The Knick." They also share their picks for the week: Eric singles out Joaquim Pinto's "What Now? Remind Me" and Anne praises "The One I Love."
Aug 08, 2014
"To Hype or Not to Hype?" (Episode 8)
00:33:30
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
"Oscars and the Con" (Episode 7)
00:16:04
Anne reports from the floor (literally) of San Diego Comic Con, sharing her thoughts on footage from The Weinstein Company's "The Giver," and the pair reflect on the overlap between fan world and the indie sphere. Turning to new releases, they discuss Philip Seymour Hoffman's role in "A Most Wanted Man," and explore whether the late actor could land a posthumous Oscar nomination. They also return to the topic of fall season movies to get a handle on the newly announced Toronto and Venice festival lineups.
Jul 25, 2014
"Here Comes the Fall" (Episode 6)
00:29:44
Indiewire's chief film critic Eric Kohn talks with Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson about the world of film festivals and new releases from the indie world and beyond. In this episode, they touch on recent shakeups at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the New York Film Festival's opening night film, David Fincher's "Gone Girl," which is one of several fall season movies right around the corner. Anticipating several more, the pair wonder what will happen to the buzz surrounding great movies in theaters now. They also discuss new films from Woody Allen and Zach Braff, the rise of Kickstarter-financed film productions, and Rupert Murdoch's attempts to take over Time Warner. The episode concludes with another installment of "Nikki Watch," an ongoing assessment of Nikki Finke's return to the media arena. Screen Talk is now available on iTunes. Subscribe here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/indiewire-podcast/id893977298?mt=2
Jul 18, 2014
"Can Mel Get His Groove Back?" (Episode 5)
00:25:23
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
"Indie-pendance Day" (Episode 4)
00:20:11
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 special 4th of July episode: Is Melissa McCarthy's "Tammy" commendable for trying something different even though it doesn't really work? What does Steve James' "Life Itself" tell us about the lasting value of Roger Ebert? Also: Anne remembers Paul Mazursky.
Jul 03, 2014
"More Than Meets the Eye" (Episode 3)
00:23:37
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
"Boyhood" Fever (Episode 2)
00:28:03
Indiewire's chief film critic Eric Kohn talks with Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson about the best movies of 2014 so far, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," and some of the best new releases this week.
Jun 20, 2014
"Cannes You Believe It?" (Episode 1)
00:30:47
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.
Jun 13, 2014