Retake with John Horn

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“Retake with John Horn”, a new podcast from LAist Studios, asks the question: do the stories that Hollywood tells about itself really reflect what's going on? Each week, host John Horn offers a critical, informed perspective not only on what’s happening in entertainment but also highlighting innovative artists and their creative content.

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“Retake with John Horn”, a new podcast from LAist Studios, asks the question: do the stories that Hollywood tells about itself really reflect what's going on? Each week, host John Horn offers a critical, informed perspective not only on what’s happening in entertainment but also highlighting innovative artists and their creative content.

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English


Episodes

Actor/comedian (and now director) Randall Park talks ‘authentic’ Asian American stories

1/27/2023
In this week's episode: John Horn just got back from a cold, crowded Sundance Film Festival where he got to interview some great actors and filmmakers. One of those conversations: actor, writer, comedian and now first-time filmmaker, Randall Park. His movie Shortcomings is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Adrian Tomine, which he first came across in 2007. Plus my conversation with Sundance programmer John Nein - one of the people who decides what gets into the festival – and...

Duration:00:26:39

Sundance begins; Plus: Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón

1/20/2023
In this episode: A wide-ranging conversation John had before I left L.A. with three friends and collaborators who also all happen to be Oscar-winning filmmakers. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

Duration:00:35:02

Writer/director Rian Johnson on piecing together the puzzle of ‘Glass Onion’

1/13/2023
In this episode: The awards show that must not be named… happened, after one-year broadcast ban. And another awards granting body - one more worthy of your attention - the Screen Actors Guild - announced its nominees. Rian Johnson talks Glass Onion. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

Duration:00:31:12

Sarah Polley’s ‘Women Talking,’ and new ‘Wildcat’ doc

1/6/2023
In this episode: New reports about Hollywood’s hiring practices show few gains for women. Plus, my two top movies of 2022 - one a narrative film, and one a documentary - that I’d recommend you seek out. You’ll hear my conversation with veteran Harry Turner, the subject of the incredibly moving documentary “Wildcat”. But first, my interview with writer/director Sarah Polley. Her new movie, “Women Talking,” is a work of fiction. But I believe it holds many truths, especially in its powerful...

Duration:00:27:38

James Cameron on ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

12/23/2022
In this episode: Filmmaker James Cameron on his new movie "Avatar: The Way of Water" and the future of the film business. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

Duration:00:31:12

BONUS: A verdict in Harvey Weinstein’s sex crimes trial in LA

12/19/2022
In this episode: The former studio chief and Oscar-winning producer was convicted of rape, forced oral copulation and sexual misconduct involving a woman known as "Jane Doe 1." The jury was unable to reach a verdict on several other counts. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

Duration:00:05:24

Robert Downey Jr. on ‘Sr.’ and ‘Stranger at the Gate’

12/16/2022
In this episode: A look ahead to next year's awards shows… Plus, two compelling documentaries that are worth seeking out. “The Stranger at the Gate” tells the story of a U-S Marine with a plan to bomb a mosque. The compassion he was met with from the members of the congregation set him on a very different path Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

Duration:00:32:54

Kumail Nanjiani in ‘Welcome to Chippendales’ and Anna Diop in ‘Nanny’

12/9/2022
In this episode: As we await a verdict in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial in Los Angeles, some new lawsuits have been filed against Bill Cosby and filmmaker James Toback in New York. Plus, my conversation with writer, comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani about his new Hulu series, “Welcome to Chippendales” and why he was reluctant at first to take on the role. And I'll speak with Anna Diop, star of "Nanny," a horror film centered on a recent immigrant from Senegal working as a...

Duration:00:35:09

An artist takes on the Sackler family in Laura Poitras doc, and ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ centers female desire

12/2/2022
In this episode: It’s one thing to eat turkey. It’s another thing to release one. A Thanksgiving Disney disaster. Plus, John talks to Emma Corrin, star of a new steamy remake of once-banned Lady Chatterley’s lover, still controversial after almost a hundred years. But first, one woman’s crusade to expose the family that helped fuel the opioid crisis and remove their name from famous museums, as documented by Oscar-winning director Laura Poitras Support for this podcast is made possible by...

Duration:00:25:39

Noah Baumbach's 'White Noise' and Chris Estrada's 'This Fool.' Plus: the continuing legal fallout of the fatal 'Rust' shooting

11/24/2022
In this episode: The latest in the legal fallout of the fatal on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year… Plus, I’ll talk with filmmaker Noah Baumbach about his new movie “White Noise," an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel of the same name, starring Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver. And I'll chat with comedian Chris Estrada about his Hulu series “This Fool,” set in his hometown of South L.A. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public...

Duration:00:30:06

Bonus Episode: The Shocking Disney Shakeup

11/21/2022
In this bonus episode: You may have heard the big news that after losing billions of dollars on its streaming platforms, Disney CEO Bob Chapek was fired Sunday night. The new boss is the same as the old boss…Bob Iger. He ran the company from 2005 until he announced his retirement in 2020, when Chapek took over. The news broke during the Disney Plus live broadcast of Elton John’s concert at Dodger Stadium, which was supposed to be a big night for Chapek, in a much better way. This program is...

Duration:00:06:46

Zoe Kazan in “She Said,” and “Retrograde” chronicles the last days of US forces in Afghanistan

11/18/2022
On this week’s episode – “Wakanda Forever” is a box office bright spot, but most other films just aren’t filling seats. Plus, the new movie “She Said” is about the New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein story and helped launch the Me Too movement. I’ll talk with Zoe Kazan, one of the stars of the film. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Duration:00:33:34

The loss of CNN Films, and Germany’s “All Quiet on the Western Front"

11/11/2022
In this episode: What the Walt Disney Company’s latest earnings report tells us about how the entertainment industry is trying to reinvent itself - and how it’s going so far. Plus, John talks with the director and co-writer of the first-ever German film adaptation of “All Quiet on the Western Front.” This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Duration:00:23:17

Why are horror films suddenly making a killing? Plus: Jeremy Strong in ‘Armageddon Time,’ and ‘Good Night Oppy’

11/4/2022
In this episode: One bright spot at the box office? Horror films are making a killing. Plus, actor Jeremy Strong of HBO’s Succession fame, talks about his new movie “Armageddon Time,” and why he says acting sometimes requires accessing your worst potential. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Duration:00:27:23

Cate Blanchett in Todd Field’s “Tár”; composer Michael Abels

10/28/2022
In this week's episode: An opera about an enslaved Islamic scholar from Michael Abels, the composer of Jordan Peele's horror films. Plus, Tar is writer/director Todd Field's first film in 15 years... He wrote it for Cate Blanchett, who jumped at the demanding role. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Duration:00:21:39

How women are objectified in film, and the Ezra Miller question

10/21/2022
On this week’s episode – after multiple arrests, allegations of grooming, and felony burglary charges, why is Warner Brothers still standing by Ezra Miller? Plus, a fascinating new documentary breaks down the ways that women in film are objectified through shot design. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Duration:00:22:05

Why are studio execs reluctant to greenlight new IPs? Plus: Chinonye Chukwu’s “Till,” and the Middleburg Film Fest

10/14/2022
In this episode of Retake: Why are so many studio executives are reluctant to greenlight movies that aren’t sequels, spinoffs, or remakes? Plus, the new film “Till” centers on one of America’s most notorious lynchings - the killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955. The film’s director, Chinonye Chukwu explains her decision not to depict any physical violence on screen. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the...

Duration:00:22:44

Why did ‘Bros’ bomb? Plus: a documentary traces the road to Roe’s reversal

10/7/2022
In this edition of Retake: Will movie theater attendance ever return to pre-pandemic levels? One huge chain says not anytime soon. Plus, the documentary “Battleground” profiles some of the activists who fought to overturn Roe v. Wade -- and what the consequences of their victory might mean… This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Duration:00:24:59

Gina Prince-Bythewood on ‘The Woman King,’ and ‘Rust’ shooting latest

9/30/2022
In this week’s episode: nearly a year after actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of Rust, prosecutors say criminal charges might be imminent. Also, my conversation with director Gina Prince-Bythewood about her new film - “The Woman King.” It’s a movie that she says wouldn’t have gotten made were it not for its star - Viola Davis. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded...

Duration:00:25:14

Abigail Disney takes on Disney, reconsidering ‘Serial,’ and overdue apologies in Hollywood

9/23/2022
On this week’s episode: the impact of the true crime podcast “Serial” on the case it delved into and on the podcast landscape. Plus, my conversation with Abigail Disney about her documentary that calls out her own family’s company for failing to pay workers a living wage. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Duration:00:23:55