On this week’s episode of MEET THE MOVIE PRESS, brought to you by Afterbuzz TV’s Popcorn Talk Network, Hollywood Elsewhere columnist/samurai poet Jeffrey Wells joins me to discuss the upcoming awards season and the presumed frontrunners for Best Picture with the help of his insect antennae.
As his readers know, Wells is a major fan of Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name, so we talk about that film as well as Steven Spielberg’s The Papers, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Jordan Peele’s Get Out in terms of the Oscar race. We also discuss the box office prospects of Stephen King’s It and the merits of Richard Rushfield’s industry newsletter The Ankler.
Enjoy, and please let me know if there’s anything you’d like Simon Thompson to talk about on the show when he returns next week with a special mystery co-host.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief