The Projection Booth Podcast

The Projection Booth Podcast

The Projection Booth has been recognized as a premier film podcast by The Washington Post, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. With over 600 episodes to date and an ever-growing fan base, The Projection Booth regularly attracts special guest talent eager to discuss their past gems, including Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, Joe Dante, Bruce Dern, Chris Elliott, William Friedkin, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Ed Harris, John Landis, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Palin, Sir Tim Rice, Julie Taymor, John Waters, and more. The podcast features discussions of films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis. Visit us at http://www.projectionboothpodcast.com Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-projection-booth-podcast--5513239/support.

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June 12, 2024 156 mins
We’re kicking off a month of Patreon requests with a request from Dallas Novell; 1982’s TV movie The Executioner's Song. Based on a book by Norman Mailer with a screenplay by Mailer -- and maybe Tracy Keenan Wynn -- it’s the story of the last nine months in the life of Gary Gilmore which stars Tommy Lee Jones as Gilmore and Rosanna Arquette as his girlfriend, Nicole Baker.

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We wrap up Comedy Month with a look at Phil Joanou’s 1987 film Three O’Clock High. Based on a screenplay by Richard Christian Matheson and Tom Szollosi, the film stars Casey Siemaszko as Jerry Marshall, a dweeby high school student that runs awry of new student and general malcontent Buddy Revell, played by Richard Tyson.

Tim and Agatha Luz join Mike to discuss how the film is an exercise in style which sets it apart from other typi...
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June 2, 2024 11 mins
Mike talks with filmmaker Phoebe Jane Hart about her latest short film, Bug Diner, which has been playing at major festivals in 2024. Be sure to catch it if you can.

Visit https://www.phoebejanehart.com/ to learn more about Ms. Hart.

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Mike talks with author Alonso Duralde about his latest book, Hollywood Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Representation and Perseverance in Film, an exhaustive look a queer film history and its participants. The book is now available for purchase. 

Buy it now at https://amzn.to/3UWpCPR

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Friend-of-the-Podcast Jonathan Penner returns to discuss the line-up for 2024's Escape from Tribeca program at the Tribeca Film Festival as well as some other events and programs of interest. The festival runs June 5-16. Get more details at https://tribecafilm.com/escape-from-tribeca

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Our story takes us to Memphis where Mike White is hot on the trail of John Michael McCarthy... a so-called "filmmaker" that trades in skin and sin, making lurid movies like The Sore Losers, Teenage Tupelo, Superstarlet A.D., and so much more.

White gets every filthy detail about JMM's rap sheet and his new book filled with depravity and available via Fantagraphics: https://www.fantagraphics.com/products/teenage-tupelo 

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Nine years after we took our first trip down the Fury Road, we're re-introduced to Furiosa (Alyla Browne / Anya Taylor-Joy) and told the tale of her journey from The Green Place to the Citadel and beyond.

This is a cross-over episode with The Kulturecast where Chris Stachiw, Mike White, and Father Malone discuss this latest entry in George Miller's stunning filmography.




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Mike spoke with production designer Victor Molero about his career from his early films in Spain to Tom Kallan's Savage Grace to his recent work on Paramount+'s A Gentleman in Moscow. Learn more about Mr. Molero at https://www.victormolero.com/

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Mike speaks with producer Glen Zipper about his career from being a prosecutor in New Jersey to being a documentarian. They speak about Zipper's latest film, The Blue Angels, a love letter to the amazing performers of the U.S. Navy.

The film is playing theaters as well as being available on Amazon Prime.

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Our month appreciating comedic films continues with The Coen Brothers’ Hudsucker Proxy.  Released in 1994, the film stars Tim Robbins as Norville Barnes, a graduate of Muncie Indiana’s business school.  He gets a job at Hudsucker Industries whose CEO, Waring Hudsucker, happens to join the great hereafter the day Norville begins work.  After a mix-up, Barnes goes all the way from the mail room to the boardroom and becomes the new in...
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Ian Brownell and Otto Bruno join Mike for a discussion of Preston Sturges and his 1944 film The Miracle of Morgan's Creek which stars Betty Hutton as Trudy Kockenlocker, a woman who really helps support the troops going off to World War Two. When she finds herself married to an unknown soldier and pregnant in her small town, she eyes 4F local Norval Jones (Eddie Bracken).

Author Stuart Klawans talks about his outstanding book, Crook...
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May 8, 2024 142 mins
Comedy month continues with a film that could be categorized as "pure action" film has a hard time being taken seriously, Tango & Cash (1989). Directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli, and more, the film stars Sylvester Stallone as the stockbroker cum supercop Ray Tango and Kurt Russell as slobby supercop Gabriel Cash. Yes, they're an odd couple of cops who get sent up the river by crime boss Jack Palance.

Chris and Liz...
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As part of #Spider-Mondays, Mike was invited to do a live podcast at the Redford Theatre in Detroit after the screening of Spider-Man 2 (2004). He was joined by Dan Merritt of Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, Michigan. The two discussed director Sam Raimi's best entry in the Spider-series -- if not the best Spider-Man film of the bunch.

Thanks to the Motor City Cinema Society and the Redford Theatre for making this possible.







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May 1, 2024 87 mins
We’re kicking off a month discussing comedy films with a look at Frank Oz’s Bowfinger.  Released in 1999, the film was written by and stars Steve Martin as the titular Bowfinger, a struggling filmmaker who, along with his group of misfit artists, makes a movie around the unknowing presence of unstable superstar Kit Ramsey, played by Eddie Murphy.

Kevin Lehane and Rob St. Mary join Mike to keep it together. 


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April 29, 2024 31 mins
Mike speaks with Nick Roth, writer and co-director (along with his wife, Lindsey Haun) of the 2024 film, Hanky Panky. The film is a comedy featuring a talking handkerchief.

Find out where it's streaming at https://hankypankythemovie.com/

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April 25, 2024 17 mins
Mike spoke with director Stefon Bristol about his new film, Breathe (2024), in which the earth is bereft of breathable air. They also discussed his earlier work, See You Yesterday.

Breathe opens on April 26, 2024.

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April 24, 2024 82 mins
Mark Begley (Wake Up Heavy), Chris Stachiw (The Kulturecast), and Mike White (The Projection Booth) host this monthly podcast. Join us on an exciting journey through the illustrious career of this comedy icon as we explore his groundbreaking roles, behind-the-scenes stories, and timeless contributions to the world of entertainment.

Each episode of the Chasing Chevy Chase podcast brings you expert analysis, and nostalgic reflections ...
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April 24, 2024 71 mins
We conclude a month of discussing Japanese films with a look at Toshio Matsumoto’s 1971 film Demons aka Shura.  The story of the film is part of the fabric of the larger 47 Ronin narrative and is the story of a ronin who is cheated by a geisha and how he carves a bloody path for revenge.

Emily Intravia and Samm Deighan join Mike to discuss this breathtaking, disturbing film.

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April 21, 2024 41 mins
Mike spoke with author Jared Stearns about his biography of entertainer Marilyn Chambers. The book, Pure: The Sexual Revolutions of Marilyn Chambers, is now available: https://amzn.to/3xFovvQ

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April 17, 2024 62 mins
On this special crossover episode with The Kulturecast, Chris Stachiw, Father Malone, and Mike White look at the new film from Alex Garland, Civil War.  The film stars Kristen Dunst as Lee, a war photographer, who travels with her print journalist friend, Joel (Wagner Moura).  After a suicide bombing in New York CIty, the two decide to go to Washington DC where they hope to get an interview with the president (Nick Offerman), one o...
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