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Kino Lefter

Evan MacDonald
248 episodes   Last Updated: Mar 14, 23
A socialist podcast about movies and culture based in Edmonton, Alberta. New releases, throwbacks, TV and more get covered here and on our Patron-only feed. Host | Evan MacDonald Editor | Jamar Powell

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Friends of the show Ava (@westcoastwinter) and Anna (@electricityska) join for a an investigation into the comedic stylings of Marc Maron, and the troubling parasocial relationships he has cultivated on his Instagram.This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and every new episode. 
Joining me for 150th episode of the show is Chandler Levack, the director of I Like Movies. This is a film I saw at the Edmonton International Film Festival a few months back and has stuck with me ever since. In the film, high schooler/cinephile Lawrence Kweller (Isaiah Lehtinen) begins working at Sequels Video while his personal relationships and dream of going to the Tisch School for the Arts fall in deeper jeopardy. Watch Chandler's 2017 short We Forgot to Break Up on Vimeo.  I Like Movies starts playing this Friday at the TIFF Lightbox, CPX International Village (Vancouver,) Silvercity Burlington, Playhouse (Hamilton,) Cinematheque on March 11th (Winnipeg) and starting March 17th at Metro Cinema in Edmonton. ReComradations:New York Ninja (2021) dir. John Liu / Kurtis M. SpielerRate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice!Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 
Representations of the colonial frontier and post-humanism meet jokes about what if Jawas were gay. This is the kind of content you expect and demand from this podcast. Superstar guest Vic (@frklftcrtfd) returns. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and every new episode. 
Sean and Tyler from Alberta Advantage, and Tristan (my best friend and frequent guest) join forces for a discussion on imperialism, religion, and the brutal and ornate future of Denis Villeneuve's Dune: Part One from 2021. ReComradations:Tyler: Malazan: Book of the FallenTristan: Centre Place Sean: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Evan: D-Tox aka Eye See You, dir. Jim Gillespie (2002) Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice!Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 
Comedienne and friend of the show Sophie Hayes returns to explore the very evil world of Netflix's most spiritually challenging dating show: Love is Blind. Check out the comedy album Sophie's featured on, Diversity Hire! This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and every new episode. 
Gordon and Marc from the Darts & Letters podcast join me to discuss the 2004 National Film Board documentary Discordia, chronicling a student uprising against Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at Concordia and its aftermath. This episode connects to their ongoing series revisiting the events portrayed in the film with some of its subjects and others, which you can listen to here. ReComradations:Evan: action figure youtubersGordon: [1] Michael Lewis, The Fifth Risk [2] Ezra Klein, Why We're PolarizedMarc: Ursula K. LeGuin, The DispossedRate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice!Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 
James Gunn and Peter Safran are the co-CEOs of DC Studios, Warner Brothers Discovery's creative entity charged with righting the ship of DC films, television, animation, and games. What's in store for this first chapter of DC storytelling? New takes on Batman & Robin, Superman, and the whole world of weirdos at DC await. Like The Rock promised, the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe has changed. #freethepeoplesjokerArticles Discussed:DC Universe Unveils First 10 Projects: 'Superman: Legacy' in 2025, Batman & Robin Movie, Green Lantern Series, Wonder Woman Prequel, and More | Variety How James Gunn and Peter Safran Landed Top Spots at DC Studios | DeadlineDC Slate Unveiled: New Batman, Supergirl Movies, a Green Lantern TV Show, and More From James Gunn, Peter Safran | The Hollywood ReporterComic Book Homework:The Omega MenThe Green Lantern: Intergalactic LawmanMister MiracleStrange AdventuresJustice League: Gods and Monsters, dir. Sam Liu (2015) 
Friend of the show and host of No Cartridge Audio, Trevor Strunk (@hegelbon) returns to discuss director Jane Schoenbrun's horror film We're All Going to the World's Fair. We talk moldavite, Roblox, art and escapism, identity, queer cinema, Atlus games, and connecting with strangers on the computer. The Shimmering Screen: Jane Schoenbrun's transient aesthetic by Sailor Dinnucci-Radley | Letterboxd JournalReComradationsTrev: [1] Marble Hornets [2] Danganronpa Evan: [1] When Women Kill, dir. Lee Grant (1983) [2] Persona 5 & Shin Megami Tensei 5Check out Trevor's book Story Mode: Video Games and the Interplay Between Consoles and Culture Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice!Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 
Writer, researcher, and fellow podcaster from Invisible Institutions (also on the Harbinger Media Network,) Megan Linton joins me for this discussion on collective anxiety in the age of COVID, disability and institutionalization, and the masterful direction of Akira Kurosawa in this story of an elderly foundry owner facing the threat of conservatorship over his fear of another atomic attack on Japan in the aftermath of the Second World War. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and every new episode. 
Drama. Faux feminism. Gaslighting. It's all here. Olivia Wilde's follow-up to Booksmart is here and it isn't good! Caitlin and Laura return to the show to discuss the cooler stories this film could have told, its tired politics, some juicy behind-the-scenes Hollywood gossip, and the interior design choices we liked. ReComradationsEvan: Hold the Girl - Rina SawayamaCaitlin: How Should a Person Be? by Shiela HetiLaura: Catch Me If You Can, dir. Steven Spielberg (2002)Check out Cailtin's SubStack!Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice!Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month.