Switchblade Sisters

Switchblade Sisters

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Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, film critic and screenwriter April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie - horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!


‘The Fog’ with ‘Tito’ Director and Star Grace Glowicki
Oct 22 • 45 min
“What you can’t see won’t hurt you… it’ll kill you!”
‘The Wailing’ with ‘Helstrom’ Actor Elizabeth Marvel
Oct 15 • 45 min
Actor Elizabeth Marvel joins April Wolfe to discuss working with the Coen Brothers, acting as a visual medium, and becoming a demon in Hulu’s ‘Helstrom.’
‘Repulsion’ with ‘The Neon Demon’ Co-Writer and ‘Monsterland’ Creator Mary Laws
Oct 8 • 45 min
Writer Mary Laws (Preacher, Succession) joins guest host Katie Walsh to talk about the controversial ‘Repulsion.’
‘May’ with ’12 Hour Shift’ Director Brea Grant
Oct 1 • 45 min
Director of ’12 Hour Shift,’ writer of ‘Lucky,’ actor on ‘Heroes,’ host of Maximum Fun’s ‘Reading Glasses,’ our dear friend, Brea Grant, is here to talk about Lucky McKee’s ‘May.’
‘Orlando’ with Rachel True
Sep 24 • 46 min
Writer and actor Rachel True (The Craft, Nowhere) joins April Wolfe to discuss Sally Potter’s fantastical romance, ‘Orlando.’
‘Thelma & Louise’ with ‘Unpregnant’ Director Rachel Lee Goldenberg
Sep 17 • 43 min
“Somebody said get a life… so they did.”
‘Double Indemnity’ with ‘Lingua Franca’ Director Isabel Sandoval
Sep 10 • 46 min
Director/writer/actor Isabel Sandoval joins April to discuss ‘Double Indemnity’ and her own film ‘Lingua Franca.’
‘The Faculty’ with ‘Coin Heist’ Director Emily Hagins
Sep 3 • 43 min
Director Emily Hagins (Coin Heist, Scare Package) joins April to discuss Robert Rodriguez’s ‘The Faculty.’
‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ with ‘Model Minority’ Director and ‘ER’ Actor Lily Mariye
Aug 27 • 43 min
Prolific TV Director (How to Get Away with Murder, Criminal Minds) and Actor (ER) Lily Mariye joins April to discuss the fantasy/romance ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply.’
‘Twister’ with ‘Yes, God, Yes’ Director Karen Maine
Aug 20 • 44 min
Writer and director Karen Maine (‘Yes, God, Yes’ and ‘Obvious Child’ co-writer) joins April Wolfe to discuss the perfect embodiment of art, Jan de Bont’s ‘Twister.’
‘The Company of Wolves’ with Actor and ‘Prevenge’ Director Alice Lowe
Aug 13 • 44 min
Actor, writer, and director Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) joins April Wolfe to discuss the sexy, Angela Carter penned ‘The Company of Wolves.’
‘Border’ with Actor and ‘Amulet’ Director Romola Garai
Aug 6 • 54 min
Actor, writer, and director Romola Garai (‘Amulet’) joins April to discuss the 2018 Swedish troll romance, ‘Border.’
‘Beetlejuice’ with Sydney Fleischmann and Mel Eslyn of HBO’s ‘Room 104’
Jul 30 • 52 min
Executive producer & director Sydney Fleischmann (‘Room 104’), and executive producer, writer, director, & president of Duplass Brothers Productions, Mel Eslyn, join host April Wolfe to discuss ‘Beetlejuice.’
‘Possession’ with ‘The Rental’ and ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ Actor Sheila Vand
Jul 23 • 50 min
Actor Sheila Vand joins April Wolfe to discuss ‘Possession,’ bringing sensitivity to acting, and the importance of good communication with directors.
‘Pillaged’ with ‘First Cow’ Director Kelly Reichardt
Jul 16 • 50 min
One of cinema’s greatest filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (‘Wendy and Lucy,’ ‘Old Joy’), joins April Wolfe to discuss the obscure French film ‘Pillaged’ AKA ‘Mise à sac.’
‘Man on Fire’ with ‘Love & Basketball’ and ‘The Old Guard’ Director Gina Prince-Bythewood
Jul 9 • 45 min
“Sabotage his work, his fire will be released.”
‘Thirst’ with ‘Relic’ Director Natalie Erika James
Jul 2 • 41 min
“A priest becomes a vampire… another man’s wife is coveted…a deadly seduction triggers murder.”
‘Drive’ with ‘Stray Dolls’ Director Sonejuhi Sinha
Jun 25 • 44 min
“I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes, then I’m yours, no matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that, and you’re on your own.”
‘Gattaca’ with ‘Twilight’ and ‘Thirteen’ Director Catherine Hardwicke
Jun 18 • 45 min
“There is no gene for the human spirit”
‘Spring Breakers’ with ‘Babyteeth’ and ‘Killing Eve’ Director Shannon Murphy
Jun 11 • 40 min
Sprrriiiiinnnggg Breeaaaaakkkkk
‘Underwater’ with Zoey Luna
Jun 4 • 45 min
Actress Zoey Luna (‘Pose,’ ‘The Craft’ Remake) joins April to discuss the underseen Kristen Stewart movie ‘Underwater.’
‘Adventures in Babysitting’ with ‘Driveways’ Co-Writer Hannah Bos
May 28 • 40 min
Actor and writer Hannah Bos (Driveways) joins April to discuss ‘Adventures in Babysitting,’ utilizing swear words in her work, and the late great Brian Dennehy.
‘Blade Runner’ with ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Director Issa López
May 21 • 43 min
The return of director Issa López! She discusses nightmares in the film industry, working with Guillermo del Toro, and what it means to be human.
‘Galaxy Quest’ with ‘Mother’s Little Helpers’ Director Kestrin Pantera
May 14 • 45 min
Writer, actor, and director Kestrin Pantera (‘Mother’s Little Helpers,’ ‘Let’s Ruin It with Babies’) joins April to discuss ‘Galaxy Quest.’
‘Sexy Beast’ with ‘The Wolfpack’ and ‘Skate Kitchen’ Director Crystal Moselle
May 7 • 42 min
Director Crystal Moselle (‘The Wolfpack,’ ‘Skate Kitchen’) joins April to discuss Jonathan Glazer’s ‘Sexy Beast,’ her new HBO series ‘Betty,’ and trusting her creative instincts.
‘The Vanishing’ with Essie Davis
Apr 30 • 43 min
Actor Essie Davis (‘The Babadook, ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’) joins April to discuss 1988’s ‘The Vanishing,’ forming a punk band for her new film ‘The True History of the Kelly Gang,’ and figuring out what her characters are thinking.
‘Earth Girls Are Easy’ with Mitra Jouhari
Apr 23 • 42 min
Writer, actor, and comedian Mitra Jouhari joins April to discuss ‘Earth Girls Are Easy,’ her new Adult Swim series ‘Three Busy Debras,’ and the “Touchdown Jesus” of Ohio.
‘Gremlins’ with Felicia Day
Apr 16 • 44 min
The multi-talented Felicia Day joins April to discuss Joe Dante’s ‘Gremlins,’ her latest film ‘Pooka Lives!’, and being true to herself in the content she creates.
‘Brick’ with ‘Selah And The Spades’ Director Tayarisha Poe
Apr 9 • 45 min
Director Tayarisha Poe (‘Selah And The Spades’) joins April to discuss Rian Johnson’s 2005 neo-noir ‘Brick.’
‘Mandy’ with ‘Aliens’ and ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ Actor Jenette Goldstein
Apr 2 • 43 min
Legendary character actor Jenette Goldstein joins April to discuss Panos Cosmatos’ ‘Mandy.’
‘Ms .45’ with ‘The Ranger’ Director Jenn Wexler
Mar 26 • 41 min
Director Jenn Wexler (‘The Ranger’) joins April to discuss Abel Ferrara’s classic, ‘Ms .45.’
‘The Wicker Man’ with ‘Blow the Man Down’ Directors Danielle Krudy & Bridget Savage Cole
Mar 19 • 42 min
Directors of the new crime-thriller-comedy-drama ‘Blow the Man Down,’ Danielle Krudy & Bridget Savage Cole, join their old friend Katie Walsh to discuss 1973’s ‘The Wicker Man.’
‘Willow’ with ‘I Am Not Okay with This’ Co-Creator Christy Hall
Mar 12 • 45 min
Writer, producer, and co-creator of Netflix’s ‘I Am Not Okay with This,’ Christy Hall, joins April to discuss the fantasy epic, ‘Willow.’
‘Don’t Breathe’ with ‘Into the Dark: Culture Shock’ Director Gigi Saul Guerrero and a Conversation with the Artistic Director of Indie Memphis Film Festival Miriam Bale
Mar 5 • 56 min
Director Gigi Saul Guerrero (Into the Dark: Culture Shock) joins April to discuss 2016’s Don’t Breathe. And the artistic director of Indie Memphis Film Festival drops in for a quick convo about diversity in film festivals and ghost movies.
‘Kill Bill’ with ‘Sacred Lies’ Showrunner Raelle Tucker
Feb 27 • 44 min
Sacred Lies showrunner and TV writer Raelle Tucker (Jessica Jones, True Blood) joins April to discuss Kill Bill.
‘It Follows’ with Jenna Kanell
Feb 20 • 42 min
Today we have the multi-talented Jenna Kanell (Terrifier) on the program. She’s a writer, director, actor, and stunt performer. And she’s on the show today to talk about 2014’s It Follows. Jenna discusses the infusion of social commentary into the horror…
‘The Lost Boys’ with ‘Into the Dark: My Valentine’ Director Maggie Levin
Feb 13 • 44 min
We have the magnificent director Maggie Levin (Blumhouse’s Into the Dark: My Valentine, Miss 2059) on the show to discuss Joel Schumacher’s vampire-classic, The Lost Boys. Maggie and April chat about making genre films on a shoestring budget. Maggie takes…
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ with ‘Birds of Prey’ Director Cathy Yan
Feb 6 • 45 min
What a FANTABULOUS episode this is! We have the magnificent Cathy Yan, director of Birds of Prey, on to talk all about Mad Max: Fury Road. Cathy discusses what it’s like making her own standalone film in a “sequalized environment.” She elaborates on the…
‘Adaptation’ with ‘Color Out of Space’ Star Madeleine Arthur
Jan 30 • 44 min
This week we are joined by the wonderful actress Madeleine Arthur (Color Out of Space, Big Eyes, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) to talk about 2002’s Adaptation. Madeleine discusses the craft of self-taping an audition, doing an ADR session, and…
‘Bunny Lake Is Missing’ with ‘She’s Missing’ Director Alexandra McGuinness
Jan 23 • 42 min
We are so lucky to be joined by the phenomenal director of the new film She’s Missing, Alexandra McGuinness. She’s on the program to talk about the aptly chosen movie, Otto Preminger’s Bunny Lake Is Missing. Alexandra discusses the significance of making…
‘Addams Family Values’ with Julia Prescott
Jan 16 • 45 min
This week we have one of our very own Max Fun pals on the program, writer and Round Springfield co-host Julia Prescott! She’s on the show to talk about the delectable Addams Family Values. Julia discusses her love of 90’s comedies and the genius of Joan…
‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ with Writer Megan Amram
Jan 9 • 44 min
What a great way to start off the New Year. Writer Megan Amram (The Good Place, Parks and Rec) joins April to discuss the monumental classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Megan and April explore the idea of objectifying the human body in an interesting…
‘Ladyhawke’ with Janet Varney
Jan 2 • 41 min
A Maximum Fun crossover extravaganza! ‘The JV Club’ host Janet Varney joins host Katie Walsh to discuss the forgotten 1985 fantasy epic, Ladyhawke. Janet and Katie obsess over the score and insane romanticism of the film. Plus, Janet talks about the use…
‘Scream’ with Clarke Wolfe
Dec 26, 2019 • 44 min
Ladies and gentlemen, Katie Walsh is back in the booth. She’s joined by the wonderful writer, actor, and host Clarke Wolfe to talk about Scream. This is a truly in depth analysis of the film by two bonafide “Scream heads.” Plus, Katie and Clarke examine…
‘Brazil’ with ‘Watchmen’ and ‘The OA’ Writer Claire Kiechel
Dec 19, 2019 • 44 min
We are so lucky because – A). We have Claire Kiechel, writer for Watchmen and The OA, on the show this week. And B). She’s discussing Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, which is technically a Christmas movie! She and April elaborate on all the things that make this…
‘Prince of Darkness’ with ‘Black Christmas’ Co-Writer and Switchblade Sisters Host April Wolfe
Dec 12, 2019 • 44 min
We have traveled through the mirror and everything is backwards and evil! April has become the guest on her own show! That’s right, Katie Walsh is taking over the reigns as host and speaking to our “intrepid leader” about John Carpenter’s Prince of…
‘The Visit’ with ‘Little Joe’ Director Jessica Hausner
Dec 5, 2019 • 43 min
This is a truly fascinating and unique episode of Switchblade Sisters. The phenomenal Austrian director Jessica Hausner joins April to talk about M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit. But unlike any previous episode of Switchblade Sisters, Jessica had never…
‘Safe’ with ‘Knives and Skin’ Director Jennifer Reeder
Nov 28, 2019 • 44 min
April is joined by the magnificent filmmaker and artist Jennifer Reeder to discuss Todd Haynes’ 1995 classic, Safe. Jennifer discusses the making of her new film Knives and Skin and the necessity of shooting it at home in Chicago. She articulates the…
‘Another Earth’ with ‘Fun Size Horror’ Producer & Director Mali Elfman
Nov 21, 2019 • 41 min
April is back in the studio to talk with the one and only Mali Elfman. She’s on the show to talk about the very interesting Brit Marling film, Another Earth. Mali elaborates on the challenges of working with investors. She discusses the strategy for…
‘The Ring’ with ‘Pure’ & ‘Sickhouse’ Director Hannah Macpherson
Nov 14, 2019 • 43 min
Katie Walsh returns to talk to the groundbreaking director Hannah Macpherson (Pure) about 2002’s The Ring. Hannah discusses her fascination with the film and how it ties into her obsession with the effects of technology on the human experience. She also…
‘Psycho’ with ‘Blue’ Director Gabriela Ledesma
Nov 7, 2019 • 40 min
Katie Walsh is back in the hosting chair this week to speak with the fascinating director of the new film Blue, Gabriela Ledesma. Gabby’s on the show to talk about the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho. She opens up about the dark subject matter of…
‘Logan’s Run’ with ‘Paradise Hills’ Director Alice Waddington and Halloween Horror Recs with Jordan Crucchiola
Oct 31, 2019 • 49 min
Just in time for Halloween, we have the amazingly talented Alice Waddington (director Paradise Hills) on the program to talk about Logan’s Run. She discusses creating specific fantasy worlds, being inspired by Logan’s Run, and the pleasures of working…
‘Black Widow’ with ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ & ‘Legally Blonde’ Screenwriter Kiwi Smith
Oct 24, 2019 • 43 min
We have royalty on this week’s episode. We are graced by the presence of Kiwi Smith, writer of 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, She’s the Man, The House Bunny, and so many more. She’s on the show to talk about a VERY different film from her own…
‘Polyester’ with ‘Greener Grass’ Actors and Directors Dawn Luebbe & Jocelyn DeBoer
Oct 17, 2019 • 44 min
We have the honor and distinction to be graced by the presence of Dawn Luebbe & Jocelyn DeBoer, the actors, writers, and directors of the new film Greener Grass. They discuss a classic film that would pair perfectly in a double feature with their own…
‘Ravenous’ with ‘Bloodline’ Writer Avra Fox-Lerner
Oct 10, 2019 • 44 min
This week we initiate another woman into the Switchblade Sisterhood. Avra Fox-Lerner, writer of the new Seann William Scott led horror, Bloodline, is on the show to talk about 1999’s Ravenous. She and April discuss this bizarre and twisty cannibalistic…
‘Get Out’ with ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ & ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ Writer and Actor Ashley Nicole Black
Oct 3, 2019 • 43 min
This week we are joined by multi-talented writer, actor, and director Ashley Nicole Black. She can most recently be seen as a regular on A Black Lady Sketch Show. And prior to that she was a writer and correspondent on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. The…
‘The Witch’ with ‘The Long Walk’ Director Mattie Do and ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Director Issa López (LIVE AT FANTASTIC FEST)
Sep 26, 2019 • 44 min
Recorded LIVE at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, this show has a little bit of everything - special guests, witchcraft, and a stuffed animal version of Black Phillip. Mattie Do, Laos’s first, and only, female film director, is our special guest. And…
‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ with ‘The Office’ and ‘Maniac’ Writer Caroline Williams
Sep 19, 2019 • 45 min
Caroline Williams is a screenwriter originally from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008 she created the ABC series Miss Guided starring Judy Greer and Chris Parnell, about a high school guidance counselor who must relive her unpopular high school days when another…
‘Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer’ with Producer Heather Buckley
Sep 12, 2019 • 44 min
Heather Buckley is a grand maester of film and horror. The first feature she produced, Jenn Wexler’s The Ranger, for Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment, premiered at SXSW and played numerous festivals on an international run before it was released…
‘Dead & Buried’ with ‘Riot Girls’ Director Jovanka Vuckovic
Sep 5, 2019 • 43 min
Jovanka Vuckovic is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. In the past two decades, she has worked as a visual effects artist, earning a Gemini Award, and cemented a reputation as a genre film authority—she was twice named one of the most important women…
‘Heathers’ with ‘Jawline’ Director Liza Mandelup
Aug 29, 2019 • 44 min
Liza Mandelup is an award winning film director from New York residing in Los Angeles. Starting her career in photography, she graduated from New York’s School of Visual Arts and embedded herself in fascinating communities for photo series that culminated…
‘Hereditary’ with ‘Pet Sematary’ Director Mary Lambert
Aug 22, 2019 • 44 min
Mary Lambert is an Arkansas native and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. There she became enfolded in the music scene, and her experimental shorts led her to the world of music videos. In her early career, she directed some of the most…
‘Rebecca’ with ‘The Wind’ Director Emma Tammi
Aug 15, 2019 • 44 min
This week, the wonderful Katie Walsh returns to chat with director Emma Tammi. Emma is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, whose most recent documentary films include Election Day and Fair Chair. She made her narrative feature directorial debut with the…
‘American Psycho’ with ‘Satanic Panic’ Director Chelsea Stardust
Aug 8, 2019 • 44 min
Chelsea Stardust has been a horror film fan since the age of 10. After working for comedy legends Ivan Reitman and Judd Apatow, Chelsea found her horror home at Blumhouse Productions, where she served as the executive assistant to Jason Blum for several…
‘The Innocents’ with ‘The Babadook’ and ‘The Nightingale’ Director Jennifer Kent
Aug 1, 2019 • 44 min
Jennifer Kent is probably best known for directing her 2014 film, The Babadook. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014 to critical and audience acclaim, and has won over 50 international and domestic awards, including the…
‘Little Shop of Horrors’ with ‘The Last Time You Had Fun’ Director Mo Perkins
Jul 25, 2019 • 44 min
Mo Perkins earned an MFA in directing from UCLA’s School of Film and Television. Her master’s thesis film, Piss Hat, was nominated for a student Academy Award. Her writer/directorial debut feature was an independent film called A Quiet Little Marriage…
‘Donnie Darko’ with ‘Braid’ Director Mitzi Peirone
Jul 18, 2019 • 43 min
Mitzi Peirone was born and raised in Turin, Italy. After high school Peirone left Italy to study theater in New York City at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She ended up writing and directing a short film called “Chaosmos,” and directing another…
‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ with ‘Grown-ish’ Writers Melanie Kirschbaum & Alexandra Decas
Jul 11, 2019 • 43 min
Melanie Kirschbaum started her LA career working for Jeff and Jackie Filgo, and then Vali Chandrasekaran on Modern Family, while Alexandra Decas was with Jonathan Groff on Black-ish. The two met when their bosses were working on a pilot together, and they…
‘Blacula’ with ‘Jezebel’ Director Numa Perrier
Jul 4, 2019 • 44 min
Born in Haiti and raised in small town USA, Numa Perrier is a Los Angeles-based actor, filmmaker, and artist. Early in her acting career, she landed a recurring role on General Hospital, but now you can see her on SMILF and films including Florida Water,…
‘Black Christmas’ with ‘Night of the Comet’ & ‘Chopping Mall’ Star Kelli Maroney
Jun 27, 2019 • 52 min
Kelli first got her big break in daytime TV, both as the evil adolescent Kimberly in Ryan’s Hope and then as vengeful Tina in One Life to Live. Her film debut as the ‘Spirit Bunny’ Cindy Carr in Fast Times at Ridgemont High caught a lot of attention, but…
‘Night Tide’ with ‘Gas Food Lodging’ Director Allison Anders
Jun 20, 2019 • 54 min
Allison Anders is an award-winning screenwriter, film and television director who was born in Kentucky and raised in LA. She attended film school at UCLA, where she co-directed the 1987 feature film Border Radio. Her first solo feature film, starring…
‘3 Days of the Condor’ with the Incomparable Adrienne Barbeau
Jun 13, 2019 • 58 min
3 Days of the Condor Adrienne Barbeau was born in Sacramento, California, and caught the showbiz bug while entertaining troops on Army bases in Southeast Asia as part of the San Jose Civic Light Opera. She moved to New York City in the 1960s and made her…
‘Shaun of the Dead’ with ‘Broad City’ writer and comedian Naomi Ekperigin
Jun 6, 2019 • 61 min
Shaun of the Dead Naomi Ekperigin is a stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and podcaster (gotta be a multi-hyphenate these days!). She was born and raised in Harlem, New York, and studied Film and English at Wesleyan University, where she and guest host…
‘Unfaithful’ with ‘Being Frank’ Director Miranda Bailey
May 30, 2019 • 50 min
Unfaithful Miranda Bailey is a producer, actor and director. She’s produced over 20 films, among them the Oscar-nominated The Squid and the Whale, the Spirit Award-winning The Diary of a Teenage Girl, as well as James Gunn’s Super, the Sundance hit Swiss…
‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ with ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ writer and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Co-Creator/ Showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna
May 23, 2019 • 55 min
Aline began her screenwriting career in 1999 with her first produced feature, the romantic comedy Three to Tango, starring Neve Campbell. That film established Aline as a go-to writer of realistic drama and romance. She followed that film up with 2004’s…
‘An American Werewolf in London’ with ‘American Psycho’ and ‘Charlie Says’ Writer Guinevere Turner
May 16, 2019 • 54 min
Guinevere Turner is a writer, director and actor who has been working in film and TV since her 1994 debut feature Go Fish, which she wrote, produced and starred in. The film premiered at Sundance and then got picked up by Samuel Goldwyn. Next, Guinevere…
‘The Red Queen Kills Seven Times’ with ‘Body at Brighton Rock’ Director Roxanne Benjamin
May 9, 2019 • 52 min
Roxanne Benjamin is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, who began her career in creative development, analyzing story for film festivals and production companies. In 2010, she moved up the ladder at a company called The Collective, where she went on to produce…
‘Mulholland Drive’ with ‘Wild Nights with Emily’ Director Madeleine Olnek
May 2, 2019 • 59 min
Madeleine Olnek is a New York City based playwright and filmmaker. She began her career with award-winning and widely screened comedy shorts. ​Countertransference ​(2009) and Hold Up ​(2006) were official selections of Sundance, while ​Make Room For…
‘The Peanut Butter Solution’ with ‘Pet Sematary’ Actor and ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Co-creator Amy Seimetz
Apr 25, 2019 • 53 min
Amy Seimetz started out writing, directing, and acting in short films and made her feature debut in a pair of films, Black Dragon Canyon and the indie cult hit Wristcutters: A Love Story. She appeared in films such as Gabi on the Roof in July, Tiny…
‘Alien’ with ‘Little Woods’ Director Nia DaCosta
Apr 18, 2019 • 53 min
To quote the Tribeca Film Festival, director Nia DaCosta is “a name you’re gonna need to get familiar with.” Nia DaCosta was born and raised in New York City and attended NYU’s Tisch. She started her film career paying her dues in production, on the…
‘The Bad Seed’ with ‘Breakthrough’ Director and ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Actor Roxann Dawson
Apr 11, 2019 • 54 min
Roxann got her first job playing Diana Morales in the Broadway production of A Chorus Line. But fans probably know her best for her role as B’Elanna Torres in Star Trek: Voyager. Voyager offered her the first opportunity to direct and she proceeded to…
‘One False Move’ with ‘Miss Stevens’ and ‘Fast Color’ Director Julia Hart
Apr 4, 2019 • 51 min
Julia Hart was a school teacher for eight years before she quit to make a go of screenwriting. Her debut screenplay, The Keeping Room, landed on the 2012 Black List and was made into a feature directed by Daniel Barber (Harry Brown) and starring Brit…
‘Dead Ringers’ with The Soska Sisters! PLUS an Interview with Michele Meek
Mar 28, 2019 • 77 min
Identical twins Sylvia and Jen Soska, known as The Soska Sisters, are an unstoppable force. You may know them best from their films Dead Hooker in a Trunk and American Mary. You may also know them as the hosts of the Blumhouse game show, ‘Hellevator.’ Or…
‘Pickup on South Street’ with ‘Leave No Trace’ and ‘Winter’s Bone’ Director Debra Granik
Mar 21, 2019 • 66 min
Debra was a Boston independent filmmaker before she picked up and left for NYU’s graduate film program. Her first short film there, “Snake Feed,” was accepted into the Sundance Labs, where she developed the concept into her first narrative feature, Down…
‘What We Do in the Shadows’ with ‘At Home with Amy Sedaris’ Producer Katie Tibaldi
Mar 14, 2019 • 52 min
Katie Tibaldi is a writer, director and producer born and raised in Michigan. She also has the distinction of being childhood best friends with the host, April Wolfe! Between working on shows such as Broad City, Nurse Jackie and Damages, Katie’s already…
‘Ex Machina’ with ‘Mapplethorpe’ and ‘Dig!’ Director Ondi Timoner
Mar 7, 2019 • 52 min
Ondi is a Floridian, born in Miami, but she studied film, literature, and theater at Yale University. Her 2004 documentary Dig! made waves on the indie circuit, winning her the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Dig! followed two indie bands — The Brian…
‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me’ with ‘Shirkers’ Director Sandi Tan
Feb 28, 2019 • 53 min
Born in Singapore, Sandi began her career as a film critic at The Straits Times, Singapore’s largest newspaper. She then threw that all away to run off to film school at Columbia University. Sandi most recently wrote, directed, produced, and co-edited…
‘Labyrinth’ with ‘Solace’ Director Tchaiko Omawale
Feb 21, 2019 • 55 min
Tchaiko graduated from Columbia University before going on to intern for Spike Lee and Mira Nair. While assisting directors George C. Wolfe and Tom Vaughan she directed several short-form projects, including America’s Shadows: HIV Risk in Black & Latino…
‘Head’ with ‘B.C. Butcher’ Director Kansas Bowling
Feb 14, 2019 • 50 min
Kansas is a born-and-raised-in-Hollywood writer and director. She wrote her first feature when she was only 15, and then went on to direct it for release at 17. The film, titled, B.C. Butcher, is a “pre-historic slasher” starring Kato Kaelin. B.C. Butcher…
‘Don’t Look Now’ with ‘Untogether’ Director Emma Forrest
Feb 7, 2019 • 52 min
What a fascinating episode we have in store for you this week. We are so lucky to be joined by writer/director, Emma Forrest. Emma has lived a life. She started out as very young journalist in London, when at the age of 15, she wrote a lauded story on…
‘The Wiz’ with ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Director DeMane Davis
Jan 31, 2019 • 52 min
This week we are graced by the presence of the wonderful writer/director, DeMane Davis (Lift, ‘Queen Sugar’, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’). She’s on the program this week to discuss The Wiz. She and April begin the conversation by fawning over the…
‘The Bourne Identity’ with ‘Close’ Director Vicky Jewson
Jan 24, 2019 • 45 min
This week we have the amazing writer/director Vicky Jewson (Lady Godiva, Born of War) on the program. Her new film, Close, stars Noomi Rapace as a counter-terrorism expert and bodyguard tasked to protect a wealthy heiress. It’s a gritty, intimate action…
‘The Lure’ with ‘Abducted in Plain Sight’ Director Skye Borgman
Jan 17, 2019 • 50 min
We are so lucky to have on the program this week, cinematographer and director Skye Borgman. Her most recent documentary, Abducted in Plain Sight, follows the story of a young girl in a tight-knit LDS community, who is abducted twice by her neighbor and…
‘Defending Your Life’ with ‘Operator’ Director Logan Kibens
Jan 10, 2019 • 50 min
This week we slice and dice with writer/director Logan Kibens. She’s on the program to discuss Albert Brooks’ Defending Your Life. This is one of Logan’s favorite films as well, and she explains the philosophical aspects of it that keep her coming back to…
‘Under the Skin’ with ‘Rust Creek’ Director Jen McGowan
Jan 3, 2019 • 52 min
This week we’ve got director Jen McGowan (Rust Creek, Kelly & Cal) on the program to discuss Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. Jen takes April deep into the world of filmmaking as she discusses the concept of “process dictating product.” They examine the…
‘Point Break’ with ‘Alaska Is a Drag’ Director Shaz Bennett
Dec 27, 2018 • 49 min
This week we’ve got writer and director Shaz Bennett on the program to talk about Kathryn Bigelow’s classic, Point Break. As Shaz says on the show, this is the movie she most wishes she had directed. She and April also discuss Shaz’s newest film, Alaska…
‘Black Panther’ with Director, Actor, and Dancer Delila Vallot
Dec 20, 2018 • 49 min
This week we are so lucky to have on director, actress, and dancer, Delila Vallot. Delila is a prolific worker and has too many credits to list. But some of her films as director include the thriller Tunnel Vision and the documentary Can You Dig This?…
‘Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte’ with ‘Clara’s Ghost’ Director Bridey Elliott
Dec 13, 2018 • 58 min
This episode specializes in creepy haunted houses with potentially crazy women living inside them. And who better to have on the show than director and actor, Bridey Elliott. She’s on to discuss her new film Clara’s Ghost. Her film features Bridey’s own…
‘Leave Her to Heaven’ with ‘Dirty John’ Showrunner Alexandra Cunningham
Dec 6, 2018 • 57 min
We’ve got a truly fascinating conversation on this week’s episode with ‘Dirty John’ showrunner Alexandra Cunningham. Her new show is based upon the wildly popular LA Times true crime podcast of the same name. It deals with deception, seduction, and…
‘Funny Games’ with ‘The Long Dumb Road’ Director Hannah Fidell
Nov 29, 2018 • 53 min
A great new episode coming your way with the director of the new road comedy The Long Dumb Road, Hannah Fidell. Her film follows the sheltered Nat (played by Tony Revolori) as he drives cross country to attend art school in Los Angeles. On his way he…
‘Jennifer’s Body’ with ‘Cam’ Writer/Producer Isa Mazzei
Nov 21, 2018 • 58 min
In this season of Thanksgiving, we give thanks for our wonderful guest this week. We’ve got the writer and producer of the new film Cam, Isa Mazzei. We’re so excited about having her on the show that we dropped the episode a day early! She’s on the…
‘The Mask’ with Emily Heller
Nov 15, 2018 • 58 min
On today’s episode, we’re talking about the movie for which the masses have been clamoring. That’s right, we’ve got comedian Emily Heller on to talk about The Mask. Emily is a stand-up comedian, but also an actor and Emmy nominated writer. She’s written…
‘The Host’ with ‘Unlovable’ Director Suzi Yoonessi
Nov 8, 2018 • 55 min
This week we are so lucky to have the director of the new film Unlovable, Suzi Yoonessi. Her movie follows Joy, played by Charlene deGuzman, a recovering sex and love addict who finds solace in making music with the gruff brother (John Hawkes) of her…
‘The Skeleton Key’ with ‘Lez Bomb’ Director Jenna Laurenzo
Nov 1, 2018 • 54 min
We’ve got a great episode this week with the director of the new film Lez Bomb, Jenna Laurenzo. While her film is a romantic comedy about a woman attempting to come out to her family on Thanksgiving, the film that Jenna chose to discuss is nothing like…
‘All That Jazz’ with ‘Party Girl’ Director Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Oct 25, 2018 • 62 min
If you listen to this episode you don’t have to go to film school. Our guest this week is Daisy von Scherler Mayer. You may know her best for her “debut tour de force” Party Girl. She is a prolific television director who has worked on everything from Mad…
‘Black Swan’ with ‘Jinn’ Director Nijla Mu’min
Oct 18, 2018 • 55 min
This week we are very lucky to have award winning writer and director Nijla Mu’min on the program. In 2014, she was selected for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive and her debut feature, Jinn, won the Special Jury Recognition Award for…
‘12 Monkeys’ with ‘Sadie’ Director Megan Griffiths
Oct 11, 2018 • 57 min
This week we have the director of the new drama Sadie, Seattle’s own Megan Griffiths. The genre film that she has chosen to discuss is Terry Gilliam’s weirdo time travel movie 12 Monkeys. Megan and April really get into the ins and outs of working in…
‘Matilda’ with Documentary Producer Erikka Yancy
Oct 4, 2018 • 53 min
This week we are very lucky to have the prolific documentary producer Erikka Yancy on the program. The movie she chose to discuss is the beloved 1996 film Matilda. Erikka discusses her documentary career and what is like having to do research for films…
LIVE FROM FANTASTIC FEST: ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant’ with ‘Ladyworld’ Director Amanda Kramer
Sep 27, 2018 • 50 min
You are looking LIVE on Switchblade Sisters at Fantastic Fest. Recorded at The Highball theater at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas. April welcomes one of the filmmakers from the festival, Amanda Kramer, to discuss the Rainer Werner Fassbinder…
‘Freaks’ with Jess Weixler
Sep 20, 2018 • 57 min
This week we are so lucky to have actor, writer, and director Jess Weixler on the program. Most people know her from her breakout role in the 2007 film, Teeth. But she has a new movie out called Chained for Life. In it she stars opposite Adam Pearson, who…
‘Let the Right One In’ with ‘Nancy’ Director Christina Choe
Sep 13, 2018 • 51 min
This week we’ve got the fantastic director of the new film Nancy, Christina Choe. She’s on the program to talk about the vampire classic, Let the Right One In. This episode is really gripping because throughout the show Christina slowly realizes the…
‘Basket Case’ with Brea Grant
Sep 6, 2018 • 51 min
This week we’ve got fellow Maximum Funster, podcast host of Reading Glasses, actor, writer, and director, Brea Grant. She has chosen, maybe, one of the most fun and fascinating movies we’ve discussed on the show, 1982’s cult classic, Basket Case. The…
‘The Night of the Hunter’ with ‘Night Comes On’ Director Jordana Spiro
Aug 30, 2018 • 53 min
This week we’re so lucky to have the director of the critically acclaimed new movie Night Comes On, Jordana Spiro. She is maybe best known for her acting roles in shows like ‘My Boys,’ ‘The Mob Doctor,’ and ‘Ozark.’ But after receiving her Masters degree…
‘Unbreakable’ with ‘Like Father’ Director Lauren Miller Rogen
Aug 23, 2018 • 53 min
This week, we could not be more excited to have the director of the new film Like Father, Lauren Miller Rogen! Like Father stars Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer as an estranged daughter/father who accidentally end up taking a honeymoon cruise together…
‘Young Frankenstein’ with ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ Director Desiree Akhavan
Aug 16, 2018 • 51 min
This week we are elated to have the director of the new film The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a young gay teenager in the early ‘90’s forced to attend a conversion therapy camp. Desiree’s choice of…
‘The Innkeepers’ with ‘Summer of 84’ Co-Director Anouk Whissell
Aug 9, 2018 • 53 min
This week we’ve got one of the director’s of the new film Summer of 84, Anouk Whissell. Anouk is a member of the Montreal film collective known as RKSS, along with François Simard and Yoann Whissell. You may know them best for their previous effort,…
‘The Big Lebowski’ with ‘Never Goin’ Back’ Director Augustine Frizzell
Aug 2, 2018 • 51 min
This week we’re very lucky to have the director of A24’s new film Never Goin’ Back, Augustine Frizzell. She’s on the show to talk with April Wolfe about the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski. April and her discuss the friendship on screen between Jeff…
‘Wild Tales’ with ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ director Sarah Adina Smith
Jul 26, 2018 • 47 min
This week we’re joined by friend of the podcast, writer and director Sarah Adina Smith. You may know her from her feature film Buster’s Mal Heart starring Rami Malek. But she’s also directed episodes of ‘Wrecked’, ‘Room 104’, and ‘Legion’. Sarah was…
The Matrix with Vera Miao
Jul 19, 2018 • 46 min
This week we’re joined by writer and director Vera Miao. You may know her best from her acting roles on ‘Eastsiders’, ‘NCIS’, and ‘State of Affairs’. But since then she’s switched her focus to writing and directing. Her most recent work was as creator and…
Birth with Kate Berlant
Jul 12, 2018 • 49 min
We are joined by the wonderful comedian, writer, and actor Kate Berlant. She’s on the show to talk about the underappreciated Jonathan Glazer film, Birth. April and Kate dive right into this truly unique movie about a woman who’s dead husband may have…
Jurassic Park with The Writers of ‘Lost in Space’ - Vivian Lee, Kari Drake and Katherine Collins
Jul 5, 2018 • 53 min
We’ve got a full house this week as the writers for Netflix’s ‘Lost In Space’ are in the studio. We’ve got Vivian Lee, Kari Drake and Katherine Collins on to discuss Steven Spielberg’s classic, Jurassic Park. The three of them touch upon what it’s like…
Children of Men with The Last Man on Earth’s Cleopatra Coleman
Jun 28, 2018 • 50 min
This week we’ve got the multi-talented actor, writer, producer Cleopatra Coleman. You may know her best from her role as Erica on the beloved ‘The Last Man on Earth’ with Will Forte. But she’s on the show this week to talk about Alfonso Cuarón’s…
Rear Window with ‘The Killing’ and ‘Seven Seconds’ Creator Veena Sud
Jun 21, 2018 • 48 min
We are so lucky this week to have TV creator, writer, and director Veena Sud on the program. She’s most well known for creating the TV show, The Killing. But she’s got a new show out now called Seven Seconds. It follows the aftermath of the death of a 15…
Death Becomes Her with Angela Trimbur, Lauren Parks and Jenée LaMarque of ‘The Feels’
Jun 14, 2018 • 47 min
We’ve got a packed house today with Angela Trimbur, Lauren Parks, and Jenée LaMarque of the new film The Feels. The three women all act in the film with Jenée directing and co-writing with Lauren. They’re on the show to discuss Robert Zemeckis’ Death…
Deep Rising with Rebekah McKendry
Jun 7, 2018 • 54 min
Rarely do we get a PhD. level academic on the show to discuss horror, but we got one this week! It’s writer, director, professor and ‘Shock Waves’ podcast host Rebekah McKendry. She’s on to discuss the underseen Deep Rising. She details her connection to…
28 Days Later with ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Writers/Producers Lizzie & Wendy Molyneux
May 31, 2018 • 52 min
We’ve got a great episode this week with our first pair of sisters - Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux. The ‘Bob’s Burgers’ writers/producers are on to discuss the Danny Boyle film, 28 Days Later. They elaborate on what goes into a storyline for Bob’s Burgers,…
The Craft with ‘UnREAL’ Creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro
May 24, 2018 • 47 min
This week’s episode was recorded LIVE at Resident in downtown LA, as a part of The Voyager Institute’s lecture series. So you may hear some noises in the background that you’re not normally accustomed to - audience members laughing, drinks being made, and…
Being John Malkovich with ‘The Magicians’ creator Sera Gamble
May 17, 2018 • 51 min
This week we’ve got the amazing creator of Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’ - Sera Gamble. She’s on to talk about the film that introduced the world to the mind of Charlie Kaufman - Being John Malkovich. Sera elaborates on her deep personal connection to the film.…
‘The Fly’ with ‘Divergent’ & ‘Hell or High Water’ Producer Rachel Shane
May 10, 2018 • 42 min
This week we are joined by producer Rachel Shane. She’s produced such films as Divergent, Lawless, Hell or High Water and the National Geographic show Genius. She’s on the program to talk all about David Cronenberg’s The Fly. April and Rachel discuss all…
‘Carrie’ with ‘RBG’ Directors Betsy West & Julie Cohen
May 3, 2018 • 50 min
This week, we are joined by the directors of the brand new Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, RBG, Betsy West and Julie Cohen. They are on to discuss the Brian De Palma classic Carrie. Believe it or not, in this episode several similarities are drawn…
The Witches of Eastwick with Ramaa Mosley
Apr 26, 2018 • 49 min
This week director Ramaa Mosley (The Brass Teapot, Tatterdemalion) stops by to discuss George Miller’s The Witches of Eastwick. If you’re looking for an in depth discussion on making independent feature films, this is a must listen for you. Ramaa opens up…
The Big Sleep with Martha Coolidge
Apr 19, 2018 • 50 min
In a spectacular new episode, director Martha Coolidge (Real Genius, Valley Girl, Rambling Rose) joins April to discuss Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep. The two of them dissect the film: the amazing script by Leigh Brackett and William Faulkner, the electric…
The Heat with Tamra Davis
Apr 12, 2018 • 64 min
This week director Tamra Davis (Billy Madison, Half Baked, CB4) sits down with April to discuss Paul Feig’s The Heat. Tamra takes April through what it’s like directing comedies, how she worked with actors Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and…
Fatal Attraction with Heather Graham
Apr 5, 2018 • 55 min
We’ve got a huge episode this week. Actress, writer, director Heather Graham sits down with April to talk about the salacious Fatal Attraction. The two of them discuss relating to Glenn Close’s character, even though she is technically the villain.…
The Silence of the Lambs with Liz Hannah
Mar 29, 2018 • 50 min
This week we have on the phenomenal writer of this year’s The Post, Liz Hannah, to talk about Jonathan Demme’s classic The Silence of the Lambs. Liz delves into her process and how she became a first time screenwriter with her script for The Post. She…
Monsters with Meera Menon
Mar 22, 2018 • 49 min
This week we’ve got the wonderful director Meera Menon (Farah Goes Bang, Equity, GLOW, Halt and Catch Fire) to discuss Gareth Edwards’ Monsters. Meera touches upon how well the film works despite the small budget and how that inspires her to create a…
Code 46 with Lynn Shelton
Mar 15, 2018 • 48 min
This week we’ve got the amazing director Lynn Shelton (Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister, Laggies) talking about the mostly ignored Michael Winterbottom film, Code 46. Lynn describes the film as the “one of the most romantic films” she’s ever seen. April and…
The Witch Who Came from the Sea with Drea Clark
Mar 8, 2018 • 46 min
You’re in for a real freaky treat this week because April talks to ‘Who Shot Ya?’ regular, producer Drea Clark, about the under appreciated The Witch Who Came from the Sea. The two of them explore the nutty movie about a psychotic barmaid who sexually…
Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Leigh Janiak
Mar 1, 2018 • 48 min
“We don’t hate you - there’s no need for hate now. Or love.” Dr. Kibner (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) Invasion of the Body Snatchers Don’t be a pod! On this week’s episode April welcomes director Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon, Scream: The TV Series) to…
Night of the Comet with Amber Benson
Feb 22, 2018 • 46 min
This week April is joined by the phenomenal writer, director, and actor Amber Benson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) to talk about the cult classic Night of the Comet. The two discuss the wonderful Kelli Maroney as the gun toting cheerleader, Samantha, how the…
The Shining with Lin Shaye
Feb 15, 2018 • 50 min
This week we have the star of Insidious: The Last Key, the wonderful and vibrant Lin Shaye. She speaks with April about the seminal horror film, The Shining. Lin discusses how it was actually Jack Nicholson who discovered her and cast her in the film that…
Blood Simple with Julie Hébert
Feb 8, 2018 • 42 min
“Now, in Russia, they got it mapped out so that everyone pulls for everyone else… that’s the theory, anyway. But what I know about is Texas, an’ down here… you’re on your own.” This week April talks to writer/director Julie Hébert (American Crime, The…
Raw with Barbara Crampton
Feb 1, 2018 • 46 min
On this week’s episode we have the legendary horror actress Barbara Crampton. You may know her from a number of classic horror/thrillers; Re-Animator, Body Double, From Beyond, and many others. She sits down with April to discuss last year’s best french,…
Set It Off with Tina Mabry
Jan 25, 2018 • 43 min
Much like Queen Latifah’s character, Cleo, April is also about to SET IT OFF…with this interview! Director Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned, Insecure, Dear White People, Queen Sugar) is on this week’s episode to discuss the 1996 bank heist classic. Tina…
Star Trek Generations with Marianna Palka
Jan 18, 2018 • 44 min
Resistance to this episode is futile. This week, April talks to writer, director, and actress Marianna Palka (Good Dick, Bitch, GLOW) about the undersung Star Trek film Star Trek Generations. Marianna covers what makes this particular Star Trek film so…
The Legacy with Lotti Pharriss Knowles
Jan 11, 2018 • 42 min
On this week’s episode, April talks to producer, writer, and actress Lotti Pharriss Knowles about the 1978 supernatural horror, The Legacy. They discuss the hot chemistry of the leads Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott, their favorite death scenes, and, of…
Snowpiercer with Trish Sie
Jan 4, 2018 • 42 min
Just in time for record freezing temperatures, this week April talks to Pitch Perfect 3 director Trish Sie about Bong Joon-ho’s frozen feature, Snowpiercer. They discuss the amazing performance of Tilda Swinton as the authoritative Mason, the commanding…
Sudden Fear with Anna Biller
Dec 28, 2017 • 46 min
On this week’s episode April sits down with The Love Witch director, Anna Biller, to discuss the 1952 noir thriller, Sudden Fear. Anna confesses her love for old movies and in particular the work of Joan Crawford. The two of them dissect the masterful…
Rosemary’s Baby with Jessie Nickson-Lopez
Dec 21, 2017 • 41 min
On this week’s episode April talks to Stranger Things and Narcos writer Jessie Nickson-Lopez about the controversial film, Rosemary’s Baby. The two dive right into the complicated relationship both of them have with the film, and what makes the movie so…
Body Double with Sophia Takal
Dec 14, 2017 • 39 min
Things get steamy as April talks to actress and director Sophia Takal about the somewhat problematic Brian De Palma erotic thriller, Body Double. The two discuss how the film influenced Sophia’s own work and her debut film, Always Shine. Sophia recalls…
The Others with Anne Hamilton
Dec 7, 2017 • 43 min
Things get spooky as April talks to director Anne Hamilton about the 2001 gothic horror film, The Others. They discuss Nicole Kidman’s casting in the film, the director Alejandro Amenábar’s rejection of Catholicism, and how films like these just don’t…
Pan’s Labyrinth with Issa López
Nov 30, 2017 • 42 min
This week is a fantastical episode of Switchblade Sisters where April sits down with director Issa Lopez to discuss the influential Guillermo Del Toro film, Pan’s Labyrinth. Issa opens up about her lonesome adolescence, the death of her mother, and how…
The Invitation with Heather Matarazzo
Nov 23, 2017 • 35 min
This week, April sits down with actress, producer, and director Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Saved, The Princess Diaries). They talk about a movie directed by last week’s guest Karyn Kusama, the 2015 film The Invitation. April and Heather…
Near Dark with Karyn Kusama
Nov 16, 2017 • 41 min
This week, April sits down with director Karyn Kusama (Girl Fight, Jennifer’s Body, The Invitation) to discuss the Kathryn Bigelow vampire classic, Near Dark. The two marvel at Bigelow’s mastery in crafting a vampire western, the amazing performance of…
Bone Tomahawk with Emily Gordon
Nov 9, 2017 • 40 min
On the debut episode of Switchblade Sisters, April talks with the writer and producer of The Big Sick, Emily Gordon. Things get gruesome quickly as the two of them discuss the 2015 horror-western, Bone Tomahawk. April and Emily examine what makes the…
Switchblade Sisters Preview
Nov 6, 2017 • 1 min
Our debut episode drops this Thursday! Make sure to subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts. On the upcoming premiere episode, April Wolfe (lead film critic at LA Weekly) sits down with the writer and producer of The Big Sick, Emily Gordon. The genre…