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37 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Screen Thoughts: And Just Like That, Pivoting, & Emily in Paris
Ok, we knew these three wouldn’t be rocket science, but ? Hollister stands by And Just Like That, and Wilder can’t relate, which according to Hollister is no surprise given Wilder’s age. And Emily and the ladies of Pivoting? Well, listen and see what you think. And, the scandal around Emily in Paris and the Golden Globes will leave you understanding the nods it got last year, which might not have been deserved.
32 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Screen Thoughts: The Lost Daughter
This week Hollister and Wilder remember Sidney Poitier, and talk through Maggie Gyllenhaal's The Lost Daughter, both from the perspective of a woman who has never had children and one who has. So much to discuss in this film and Hollister predicts many nods from the upcoming awards season.
37 minutes | Jan 1, 2022
Screen Thoughts: Don’t Look Up & Being the Ricardos
Hollister and Wilder are back after a short few weeks celebrating the holidays with two films - Don’t Look Up and Being the Ricardos. How does Dr. Strangelove enter into it all? Blame it on Wilder. Such controversy around the Richardos film, and in both films, women reign supreme.
37 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Screen Thoughts: King Richard & Tick, Tick... Boom!
King Richard, or the story about Richard William's complicated personality and design for Venus and Serena to become who they became; two of the greatest women tennis players in the world. And, Tick, Tick... Boom! Wilder raves, Hollister follows. And a call out to Screen Thoughts lovers to participate in a conversation about Martha Marcey May's resurgence as one of the greatest thrillers of all time? Did you see it? Don't miss this podcast.
20 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Screen Thoughts: The Harder They Fall
Hollister and Wilder talk about the sophisticated, The Harder They Fall film that is on Netflix, and according to both of them, is not to be missed. We share some great back story info to give perspective to the film, and some history to round out how wonderful the entire production is. Don’t miss this podcast, and especially listen if Westerns are not typically your thing!
11 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Screen Thoughts: Only Murders in the Building
Finally Steve Martin has written a series worthy of his talent and Hollister is all over it. Great short review to get you scheduling it for holiday viewing with the family. Selena Gomez? Mixed reviews. Is she a bad actor, or just playing a role that makes her look like one? That is the question. Martin Short? Fresh off the stage in The Morning Show, he and Martin have a screen connection that extends to a life long friendship.
31 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Screen Thoughts: Dune
No surprise that Wilder came locked and loaded to personally increase the numbers of those going to see Dune by double digits. Right up her alley, and so much to share about the back story around getting it made, the original book that spawned the film, and the earlier version. Hollister came along begrudgingly but ended up all in for the final count. Do listen before you see the film. No spoilers and lots to help you get the most out of seeing it.
42 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Screen Thoughts: Roadrunner
Roadrunner. Anthony Bourdain. Hollister and Wilder were all over this and we were pleased to have Alex Holt on this podcast to discuss the issues around addiction as well as his thoughts on the documentary. Everyone agrees, this is about more than a man. It's about addiction and the issues surrounding it. Thank you to Limitless Ventures for sponsoring this podcast. We are pairing sponsors with the topic surrounding what we are reviewing. Limitless Ventures invests in companies and technologies that make lives better as they travel the road to recovery.
34 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Screen Thoughts: Dopesick
Based on Beth Macy’s book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America, Hulu dropped the first three episodes of the eight part series, Dopesick. Christine and Wilder were blown away and their review and plea for everyone to watch this series can’t be missed. Some back story is important and those fine performances already playing out make this a podcast to listen to before you watch the series.
23 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Screen Thoughts: No Time To Die
James Bond. Yep, might be the last time we see James as we have known him for sixty years. Christine (Hollister) and her friend from across the pond, Louise Lloyd get us excited about both the history of the franchise and this film in particular. Don’t miss it and do not worry; they do not spoil anything.
26 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Screen Thoughts: Maid
Do not miss this podcast. Short, but filled with insight and great review of the new Netflix series, Maid. Hollister compares it to Unbelievable and some of the other strong series in the past few years focusing on women’s issues. It’s a great watch and a great listen.
23 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Director Interview: Hollister interviews Beth Levison from Storm Lake
Taking the fall film festival circuit by 'storm,' Storm Lake is the story of a small town newspaper in Iowa (albeit a paper whose Editor is a Pulitzer Prize winner), as it struggles with the political divide of its readership, and a pandemic-driven loss of advertising revenue. "Freedom is not free," and our local papers might be the ticket to keeping this country the republic it was meant to be. Beth Levison gives us insights and thought-provoking questions as she discusses her film. Christine thinks its on its way to the award circuit. Thanks to Sarah Minardi, from Saunders Real Estate in the Hamptons, for sponsoring this conversation.
30 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Screen Thoughts: Scenes from a Marriage
Hollister and Wilder review HBO’s new five-part series, Scenes From a Marriage, which is based on Ingmar Bergman’s original from the early seventies. Don’t miss the show is the take away, and don’t miss this podcast, which brings together the differences between the original and the latest, with Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, who everyone agrees have a kind of connection that make this all the more compelling. Did you know they went to school together twenty years ago and are close friends? And, guess who had the part and was replaced by Jessica late in the game. Our podcast ends with a List of Six marriage films.
43 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Screen Thoughts: Impeachment: American Crime Story
This week? We are reviewing the story of Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton in Impeachment: American Crime Story. It follows the story of Bill, who wishes all of this would go away, and Monica, who was a producer on the FX drama. So many takeaways and Hollister brings in different age groups and their take on the first two episodes. Do we need this show? And, returning to the infamous List of Six started by O'Toole and Hollister years ago, Wilder and Hollister provide a List of Six around Political Films.
32 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Screen Thoughts: Cinderella
Hollister's nose is out of joint around why, oh why would there be a need for another Cinderella film (yes, there are more than 100 films that tell that story), and Wilder accuses her of being incapable of having fun. Ouch. It's a heated discussion and they are still friends but do not agree even one bit on the worth and the production of this film.
34 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
The twenty year anniversary of 911 is upon us and the release of Netflix's Worth, walks through the difficult process of determining compensation for the families of the victims. "Worth is really all about what a life is worth," more than the attacks that hit America on 911," Hollister surmises. It's an interesting look at what was behind the film and Hollister reading the lawyer's review of America's attitude during the years following the attack is worth the podcast.
28 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Screen Thoughts: Nine Perfect Strangers
Hollister and Wilder delve into Nine Perfect Strangers, the week after The White Lotus, which is a double dose of white privilege and despair. And, to give some perspective, Hollister questions Wilder on her love of Super Hero films with her mini review of The Suicide Squad. Don't miss it.
27 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Screen Thoughts: The Chair
Hollister and Wilder go over The Chair, with the fabulous Sandra Oh, and then Hollister brings in Lori Rutter, a friend and Harvard Alum, who brought it to the attention of Wilder and Hollister. And, Lori adds a request at the end to have Hollister and Wilder review We Are Lady Parts. Don't miss Sandra Oh's much talked about series. .
36 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Screen Thoughts: The White Lotus
This week Hollister and Wilder take on The White Lotus, the HBO six-part controversial satirical series, dealing with white privilege, written by a white man, Mike White (yes, we know the last name fits the bill), and is not to be missed. Hollister falls in love with the critic, @BrookeObie, who helped unveil a point of view that she missed around the film's hubris. Don't miss this conversation around the series, and the times in which we live.
25 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Screen Thoughts: Dr. Death
Hollister and Wilder take on Dr. Death, the eight episode series launched by Peacock around the Texas doctor, Christopher Duntsch, who butchered 33 patients before being incarcerated for the rest of his life. What a cast! Christian Slater (Hollister says she never recognizes him in a film/series until she thinks about it), and Alec Baldwin take on the system in a grueling story that will make you go to physical therapy one more time before going under the knife. And, Hollister takes on Vogue Magazine for their article around film 'makeovers' (seriously?!) Don't miss this week's Screen Thoughts.
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