Favorites from the Letterboxd archive.


A podcast about movies from the makers of Letterboxd, the social network for film lovers.

Author and filmmaker Kier-La Janisse joins Slim and Mitchell to discuss the tenth-anniversary expanded edition of her book House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography Of Female Neurosis In Horror And Exploitation Films, as well as taking a dive through her four favorite films: Over the Edge; Melody; Cockfighter and The Last Wave. Plus: Kier-La’s trick to seeming so productive; Matt Dillon’s iconic outfits; knife fights in the woods; twelve year olds on acid; parents just don’t understand; Jack Wild’s preternaturally youthful looks; the dulcet sounds of the Bee Gees; the masterpiece that is Little Darlings; Kier-La’s work with Severin Films restoring underground classics; taking vows of silence; cosmic horror; the absolute legend Peter Weir; and Kier-La’s secret Letterboxd account.

“I am fed up to the teeth with all these old, dead legends.” Writer and classical music fan Fran Hoepfner joins Gemma and Mia to talk us through her four favorite films on Letterboxd: Miloš Forman’s Amadeus; Merchant-Ivory’s A Room With a View; Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy and Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women. Plus: why we can’t stop talking about TÁR; the political and economic realities of creating art; what cinephilia owes to The Simpsons; Daniel Day-Lewis’s finest underdog; our love for Simon Callow; Helena Bonham-Carter on all the kissing in A Room With a View; our favorite Mike Leigh players; the joys of Magic Mike XXL; and a brief meeting of the Jude Law thirst society.

“The spirit is filled by cinema; our dreams rendered tangible.” Filmmaker and inspirational-quote master James Gray joins Gemma and Slim to talk about the 1980s New York childhood that underpins his new drama, Armageddon Time, and four films that strongly relate to it—Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows; Jean Vigo’s Zero for Conduct; John Cassavetes’ A Woman Under the Influence and Federico Fellini’s Amarcord. Plus: this “salesman for old cinema” on why students should be forced to watch obscure films; the trauma of the classroom; how teachers can change lives; James’s morning ritual for waking his teenagers; American power structures; why cinema is not compatible with angry tweeters; magic sauce; Anthony Hopkins; Times Square in the ’80s; making waves and fitting in.

Our questionnaire uncovering filmmakers’ screen inspirations.


News, interviews and wrap-ups from our festival crew.


Feature stories and personal essays about the world of film.

Film news, previews, themes and trends.

Member interviews, data dives, official top 100s and other cool stats.

Another look at films with lasting or growing cultural influence.

The inside word on Letterboxd features and upgrades.

Our annual (and mid-year) look back at the films that resonated the most.