The Popcorn Auteur
About This Show
The concept is pretty straightforward. We pick a famous filmmaker and watch every film that he or she wrote and directed over a short time-frame. Then, we research the filmmaker’s history and critical assessments of their work. Finally, we talk about the films, consistent themes throughout, and answer definitively: is this filmmaker a true auteur and do we like him?
Most Recent Episode
You may not initially think of Ben Stiller as a filmmaker, but he delivered a cult comedy with Zoolander. In this episode, we look at the small filmography of Ben Stiller and consider if there is more to him than starring in ridiculously successful movies. Also, is Zoolander 2 really that bad? Show Notes/Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/07/25/lets-put-a-stop-to-the-movie-cameo-clown-car/?utm_term=.6e1837d9a123 https://film.avclub.com/heres-your-2-dollars-9-great-gags-from-otherwise-tep-1825478251 https://film.avclub.com/ridiculously-poorly-constructed-sequel-case-file-63-z-1798248460 http://articles.latimes.com/2001/sep/28/entertainment/ca-50732 http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_chat_room/2008/08/whats_so_funny.html https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/zoolander-2001 https://film.avclub.com/zoolander-2-gets-ben-stiller-back-in-a-silly-mood-1798186546 https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/06/25/funny-is-money http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_chat_room/2008/08/whats_so_funny.html