If you were at a film festival this fall, chances are you saw one of our crew on the ground, our microphone poking over the velvet rope to ask actors and filmmakers some of your most pressing questions. “I love Letterboxd,” Taylor Russell told us, not long after the one and only Cate Blanchett gave us a soundbite to end all soundbites. We even got the scoop from Aftersun daddy Paul Mescal on his four favorite films—he is a confirmed Blue Valentine fan, for the tortured romantics out there.
We snagged time for some in-depth conversations with the likes of Barry Keoghan, Park Chan-wook, Andrew Dominik, and the teams behind TÁR, Till and Aftersun (Paul Mescal, again? We are totally normal, people). On The Letterboxd Show we heard from directors Chandler Levack, Ti West and James Gray during their festival runs—as well as New York Film Festival’s assistant director of marketing, Jordan Raup.
We were there for spitgate. We saw Oscar prognosticators feverishly tallying the standing ovations of every film to see how it might impact their awards predictions. But most importantly, we saw the movies themselves.