Karyn Kusama
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Season 02 | Episode 02

Karyn Kusama

Director / Writer / Producer

The exceptionally talented Director/Writer/Producer Karyn Kusama (Destroyer, The Invitation, Girlfight) drops by the Crossroads of the World to discuss the movies of Michael Ritchie with Josh and Joe.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Prime Cut (1972)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Point Break (1991)
Blue Steel (1989)
Near Dark (1987)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Girlfight (2000)
The Invitation (2015)
Destroyer (2018)
Downhill Racer (1969)
Semi-Tough (1977)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Wildcats (1986)
Diggstown (1992)
Smile (1975)
The Candidate (1972)
Student Bodies (1981)
Fletch (1986)
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Rocky (1976)
Face in the Crowd (1957)
Sorry Wrong Number (1948)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Se7en (1995)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
The Nun (1966)
The House That Jack Built (2018)
The Island (1980)
The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
Divine Madness (1982)
Stop Making Sense (1984)
The Last Waltz (1978)
The Wanderers (1979)
Jinxed! (1982)
Point Blank (1967)
Payback (1999)
Taken (2008)
Deliverance (1972)
Straw Dogs (1971)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Chinatown (1974)
Macbeth (1971)

Other Notable Items

Exorcist II vs. Forrest Gump (you may be surprised at how all sides opine).
Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment.
The 1950s Western that predicted a border Wall from a con man named Trump.
The similarities between the work of Ritchie, Robert AltmanHal AshbyBob Rafelson and now Lisa Cholodenko.
The under-appreciated work of John Farrow and Alexander Mackendrick.
The Criterion Collection of every Bergman film.
The complicated legacies of Roman Polanski and Richard Wagner (specifically The Ring of the Nibelung).
All the BBC Shakespeare plays on DVD.

This list is also available on Letterboxd.