The Letterboxd Show: Four Favorites with Letterboxd founders Matthew & Karl

Films mentioned in season two, episode fifteen of The Letterboxd Show podcast, in which Letterboxd’s co-founders Matthew Buchanan and Karl Von Randow take hosts Slim (of 70mm podcast infamy) and Gemma (Letterboxd’s editor-in-chief) through two each of their four Letterboxd favorites, on the occasion of their creation turning ten.

Karl’s top four includes Commando and Short Circuit; Matthew’s top four includes Shaun of the Dead and Badlands.

Also: How Letterboxd was born and how Easter eggs get made. Why Arnie is the ultimate movie dad. Celebrating Rae Dawn Chong. Is Edgar Wright on Letterboxd? Karl’s complicated relationship with his watchlist. Rethinking brown-face. American men and guns in movies. Rating films based purely on enjoyment.

“We love doing this.”

This episode was recorded in Pennsylvania and Auckland, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. With thanks to our booker, Linda Moulton, and transcripts by Sophie Shin. Our theme music is ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’, by film and television composing trio Moniker.

  • Commando
  • Short Circuit
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Badlands
  • WarGames
  • The Net
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Inception
  • Predator
  • Predator 2
  • Lincoln
  • Taken
  • Hot Fuzz
  • World War Z
  • Stuber
  • Cherry 2000
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • The Goonies
  • Police Academy
  • Cocoon
  • The Emerald Forest
  • Spy Game
  • Zardoz
  • In My Father's Den
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Parasite
  • Avatar
  • Akira
  • Striptease
  • Crocodile Dundee
  • Top Gun
  • American Reunion
  • Contagion
  • The Shining
  • Escape from New York
  • Total Recall
  • Taxi Driver
  • Mandy