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The Best Movie Podcasts

im电竞官网-Just in time for the Oscars

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The 2018 Academy Awards are just around the corner, so what better time to bolster your Hollywood knowledge/steal some impressive-sounding opinions?

im电竞官网-To help, we've rounded up eight of the internet’s very best film podcasts – every single one of them so thorough, insightful and hilarious that you'll never have to watch a movie ever again.

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1 How Did This Get Made?
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What makes a bad film good? That’s the confusing question HDTGM sets out to answer with their incredulous deconstructions of cringeworthy cult classics like Nicolas Cage’s Wickerman and Tommy Wiseau’s The Room.

Hosts Paul Scheer (Veep, The Disaster Artist), June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) and Jason Mantzoukas (The Leaguesim电竞官网-) are often joined by famous figures from stand-up, TV and (mostly good) films.

2 You Must Remember This
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im电竞官网-A Hollywood history podcast centred on the crimes and intrigues of Tinsel Town’s turbulent first century.

We recommend starting with host Karina Longworth’s deep dive into the fittingly noir-esque murder of forties femme fatale Lana Turner’s mobster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato, at the hands of her own fourteen-year-old daughter.


3 The Business
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Hollywood Reporter im电竞官网-editor-at-large and showbiz veteran Kim Masters knows the movie business inside out, so it comes as no surprise that her film podcast is the most insightful and well-connected available.

im电竞官网-Each week, Masters and her team analyse celebrity news, dig secrets out of influential Hollywood figures and dive into the latest drama to hit the industry.


4 Video Negative Podcast
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Nineties nostalgia has a way of eclipsing the glaring flaws of our childhood movie favourites, but Manchester-based cynics Video Negative are determined to crush your rose-tinted glasses and cram you into the locker of truth like a ruthless movie bully. That is to say: explain why all the things that you loved as a kid are terrible.


5 Represent
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Journalist Aisha Harris aims to ‘shine light on the overshadowed’ by interviewing industry figures who are working hard to improve the representation of marginalised groups in film, including women, people of colour, people with disabilities and the LGBTQ community. Check out her recent interview with Bladeim电竞官网- star Wesley Snipes on what it was like to be Hollywood’s first black superhero.


6 The Faculty of Horror
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We’re living in a golden age for horror movies, so what better time than now to get to grips with the genre’s fascinating and storied history?

Hosts and film academics Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West analyse creepy classics of past and present in a bit to find out what it is that made them scary, and what the answer says about society-at-large.


7 Mark Kermode And Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
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im电竞官网-Scandalously, Britain's single best source of quality movie commentary goes out on Radio 5Live on Friday afternoons when normal people are hard at work.

im电竞官网-But! It's a podcast too, so you can sit ringside as bequiffed cineaste Mark "the Good Doctor" Kermode and voice of the common man Simon Mayo pass judgment in the week's releases – and talk to the odd film star too.

8 Creative Screenwriting
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Every man has a game changing screenplay inside of him. Sure, it’s almost definitely ‘guy feels sad in a city for 130 minutes’, but it’s still worth waving in front of Marty Scorsese's face, just in case.

im电竞官网- To that end, there’s no greater writing teacher than Jeff Goldsmith and his assortment of famous film scribing mates, as they discuss their helpful creative processes.

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