Who doesn’t love holidays? From popular events celebrated across cultures to irreverent occasions invented by people on the internet, they bring us together in celebration and remembrance—even when we can’t be together in person.
Give us a cuddle, Maurice! Letterboxd head of platform content Jack Moulton, the man behind The Letterboxd Show’s “Jack’s Facts”, joins hosts Slim and Gemma for a chat about our favorites of the Top 25 films of 2022 so far and Jack’s four Letterboxd faves: Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon; Mike Leigh’s Secrets and Lies; Matthieu Kassovitz’s La Haine and the movie that did not win the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. Plus: attractive sweaty Al Pacino, how lockdown helped Jack complete several film circles, long film runtimes, what our hostage demands would be (fried chicken all the way), the healing power of a cup of tea, the “Mike Leigh Phase” of every British boy, love across an ocean, queuing for a movie with a small bladder, musicals for people who don’t like musicals, why everyone should see Blinded by the Light, and could “It was fine” be the worst movie-critic burn ever? Here’s to the ones who dream!Read transcript