Aaron Stewart-Ahn

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Season 05 | Episode 45

Aaron Stewart-Ahn

Writer / Director

Aaron Stewart-Ahn, writer of Mandy (yes… THAT Mandy), discusses a few of his favorite films with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Mandy (2018)
The ’Burbs (1989) – Ti West’s trailer commentary, TFH’s ’Burbs Mania
Explorers (1985)
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
Cyborg (1990)
Masters Of The Universe (1987) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Down Twisted (1987)
Rumble In The Bronx (1996)
Green Book (2018)
Hellraiser (1987)
Nemesis (1992)
Heat (1995)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind a.k.a. Warriors of the Wind (1984)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Star Wars (1977)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Dune (1984)
Blue Velvet (1986) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Waterworld (1995)
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray review, TFH’s 30th anniversary celebration
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Do The Right Thing (1989) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Minari (2020)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Southside With You (2016)
Until The End Of The World (1991)
The Florida Project (2017)
Burying The Ex (2015) – Joe Dante’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review, Joe Dante Meets The Press
Orlando (1992)
Morvern Callar (2002)
Runaway Daughters (1994)
Kundun (1997)
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003) – Mike Schlesinger’s trailer commentary
Babe: Pig In The City (1998)
Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1982) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – Brian Trenchard-Smith’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
2046 (2004)
Chungking Express (1994) – Quentin Lee’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
In The Mood For Love (2000)
Days Of Being Wild (1990)
A Grin Without A Cat (1977)
La Jetée (1962)
12 Monkeys (1995) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray reviews
Sans Soleil (1983)
Night Of The Living Dead (1968) – George Hickenlooper’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray reviews
Poetry (2010)
Oldboy (2003)
Burning (2018)
Oasis (2002)
Atlantics a.k.a. Atlantique (2019)
Pinocchio (2022)
King Kong (1933)
Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)
The Shining (1980) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary

Other Notable Items

DreamWorks Animation
The Panos Cosmatos podcast episode
David Cronenberg
Aaron’s “The Viewing” episode of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities TV series (2022)
Aaron’s serialized podcast Marvel’s Thor: Metal Gods (2019-20)
Brian Keene 
Jay Edidin
Yoon Ha Lee
Josh’s podcast series Bronzeville (2017-2021)
Albert Pyun
New World Pictures
TFH Guru Marshall Harvey
Jean-Claude Van Damme
He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe TV series (1983-1985)
The Cannon Group, Inc.
Terrence Malick
Neuromancer novel by William Gibson (1984)
Olivier Gruner
Albert Pyun’s wife Cynthia Curnan (say hello on her linked Facebook page!)
Heat 2 novel by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner
Hayao Miyazaki
TFH Guru Roger Corman
David Lynch
Dennis Hopper
Spike Lee
Martin Scorsese
Lee Isaac Chung
Transformers TV series (1984-1987)
Rodney King
Tika Sumpter
Wim Wenders
Warner Brothers
Sean Baker
Horace and Pete TV series (2016)
Louis CK
Alan Alda
Steve Buscemi
Steven Soderbergh
George Lucas
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Sally Potter podcast episode
Tilda Swinton
Derek Jarman
Orlando: A Biography novel by Virginia Woolf (1928)
Lynne Ramsay
Sub Pop Records
Melissa Matheson
The Dalai Lama
Philip Glass
Roger Deakins
Michael Eisner
Thelma Schoonmaker
Our friends at Movies Unlimited!
Bob Dylan
George Miller
Chris Noonan
Noah Baumbach
Jackie Chan
Wong Kar-wai
Chris Marker
Che Guevera
Fidel Castro
Jim Broadbent
Lee Chang-dong
Park chan-wook
New Line Cinema
Monster manga (1994-2001)
TFH Guru Guillermo del Toro
Ari Aster
Mati Diop
Fatima Al Qadiri
Old Enough! TV series (1991)
TFH Guru Ernest Dickerson

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