Pop This! Hits, hisses and misses
Podcast: Pop This!
Trainwreck chugs toward a cliff of critical revision while Albert Maysles's final piece of non-fiction brings an Apfel for a teacher
Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin.
A sampling of what you might hear Episode 7 as Pop This! breaks down the year in movies*:
“I dream one day of owning a La-Z-Boy"
“What about a La-Z- Girl?”
"Sometimes I love AND hate.. but mostly love..."
"My hate has grown for a few things... A lot of my hate has grown for Trainwreck."
"You have to watch... It Follows."
"I found Iris Apfel…. very inspiring..."
"My grandmother is a huge part of my life... she made me hyperaware that we put seniors to the side…"
"If The Rolling Stones Tour and people buy tickets isn’t that it…?"
"Ex Machina... fantastic."
"I'm playing air theramin..."
"I love watching dudes bond over things that aren’t demeaning to women, The Night Before was... ridiculous and lovely and ...
Getting down to brassy tacts
Mob Rule: Part 39
Jack and Lyndon sit back on the campaign trail with a bottle of bourbon and dig at the roots of each other's deep beliefs
By John Armstrong
We had more than several over the next few hours. There were twin beds in his room and I sat on one with Vanessa beside me and him on the other, facing each other. I took a long drink of bourbon and smoked half a cigarette trying to figure out how to start and then finally just began at the beginning, with Frank and I diving for cover on a New York sidewalk, only a few months ago. Back when the world made sense.
If I left anything out it was because I’d forgotten it, not because I was being cagey. I’d had enough of subterfuge and lying to last me a lifetime and I trusted Lyndon implicitly, no matter what side we wound up on in the end.
Over the last few weeks and especially during our early stops in the South he’d gone off-script regularly, hitting on poverty and race equality whether he was in front of ...