Nadine Labaki on her Oscar-shortlisted film ‘Capernaum’
Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki cast street children as the stars of ‘Capernaum,’ her gritty tale of 12-year-old Zain, who runs away from home and ultimately sues his parents for condemning him to a life of poverty and desperation. Labaki tells us what drew her to the story and describes the scramble to get her cast members the paperwork they needed to go to Cannes, where ‘Capernaum’ won the Jury Prize.
Spike Lee and John David Washington on ‘BlacKkKlansman’
Could this be the year the Academy finally nominates Spike Lee for Best Director or Best Picture? ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is looking like a contender. The film is based on the true story of black police officer Ron Stallworth, who went undercover with the KKK in the 1970s. Lee and his ‘BlacKkKlansman’ star John David Washington join us to talk about the film and get a little philosophical along the way.
Revisiting some favorite moments from the past year
With 2018 in the history books, we’re revisiting some of our favorite moments from last year’s interviews. Stories of big breaks, trails blazed and getting back in the saddle...an actual saddle on a literal horse. We have ‘Blockers’ director Kay Cannon, rodeo star turned actor Brady Jandreau, ‘Dear White People’ creator Justin Simien, ‘Vida’ showrunner Tanya Saracho and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director Jon M. Chu.
Paweł Pawlikowski on 'Cold War,' a personal, Polish love story
Four years ago, director Paweł Pawlikowski won the best foreign language Oscar for his film 'Ida.' His new movie is 'Cold War,' a black-and-white period film based on the tumultuous marriage of his Polish parents that has him in the awards race again. He tells us about making 'Cold War,' getting encouragement from his friend Alfonso Cuaron, and gives the backstory of that memorable Oscar speech from 2015.
Mega banter year-in-review: 2018 edition
The Mouse swallows the Fox, Netflix keeps turning into the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, but are its rivals figuring out how to cross the streams? Old tweets cause new trouble, and a king of Hollywood falls from his throne. Banter buddies Matt Belloni and Lesley Goldberg join Kim Masters for a 2018 mega banter.