The Close-Up

The Close-Up is our free weekly podcast that features in-depth conversations with filmmakers, actors, critics, and more. Subscribe to get new episodes delivered every Wednesday!

The Close-Up: Barry Jenkins and Eugène Green

On this week's podcast, we’re sharing recent Q&As with the directors of 'Moonlight' and 'The Son of Joseph.'

The Close-Up: Jim Jarmusch on His Cinematic Influences

This week's podcast features Jim Jarmusch discussing films and directors that have influenced his work as part of our annual On Cinema master class, sponsored by HBO.

The Close-Up: Mike Mills on Filmmaking

On this week's episode of our podcast, we’re sharing a fascinating discussion with writer-director Mike Mills, whose new film '20th Century Women' is now in theaters.

The Close-Up: Maren Ade on Toni Erdmann

On this week's podcast we’re sharing a conversation with German director Maren Ade, whose festival hit Toni Erdmann opens in select theaters this weekend.

The Close-Up: Fences and Adam Driver

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis discussed their adaptation of August Wilson's play at a recent preview screening, and Driver spoke with Kent Jones at the 54th New York Film Festival.

The Close-Up: Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, Isabelle Huppert, and Mia Hansen-Løve

This week's podcast features a Q&A with Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch from the opening of their doc Gimme Danger and an NYFF press conference for Things to Come with Isabelle Huppert and Mia Hansen-Løve.

The Close-Up: The Art of Screenwriting

On this week's podcast, screenwriters Rebecca Miller, Mike Mills, and Jean-Christophe Castelli discuss their craft and process in a panel from the 54th New York Film Festival.

The Close-Up: The Art of Casting

On this week’s episode of our podcast, hear three of New York's foremost casting directors discuss the creative and collaborative art of casting during the 54th New York Film Festival.

The Close-Up: Kenneth Lonergan on Manchester by the Sea

On this week’s episode of our podcast, Kenneth Lonergan talks about his approach to writing dialogue, his background in theater, and more.

The Close-Up: Paul Verhoeven on Elle

On this week's episode of our podcast, hear a conversation with the Dutch provocateur, whose career we're celebrating with a complete retrospective.
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