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A podcast about movies - old and new. Each episode host Olivia Tjon-A-Meeuw and a guest discuss two films in great detail: A new release followed by an older film. That might be a stone cold classic or a brand new discovery. Either way, it's a gem! Listen to figure out if any of the films are ... one for you.
 
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Welcome to another episode of the One for You Podcast! Christmas is almost upon us, which is of course super exciting. But before the main event, there is this amazing time called advent, where you get to be excited about Christmas for about 3 weeks. In my opinion, that’s also the earliest you should put up Christmas decorations or be assaulted by …
 
It’s time for action on the ONE FOR YOU podcast! Alan Mattli joins me to discuss GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE and its bubble gum noir aesthetic. We wonder about the empty world of the movie and whether Hollywood has learned the wrong lessons from JOHN WICK. In our gem session, we talk about V FOR VENDETTA and whether it is as good as teenage Alan thought. W…
 
It’s another episode in our inadvertent “looking longingly back into the past” series! Mansi Tiwari joins me for a discussion of two films about relationships between mothers and their children. Can they ever truly know and understand each other?PETITE MAMAN, Céline Sciamma’s follow up to PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU has an unusual solution fo…
 
This episode’s movies are all about nostalgia, which often is a powerful force for storytelling, as Alan Mattli and I discuss. THE FRENCH DISPATCH, Wes Anderson’s newest movie, shows us an ironic take on American intellectual’s visions of France during the first half of the 20th century. The gem, the German movie GOOD BYE LENIN! delves into the tho…
 
The leaves are yellowing and always seems like it’s about to rain; that can mean only one thing: fall is here and with it the Zurich Film Festival. As the film lovers that we are, we could of course not bypass this opportunity. We went to see all the films, or at least a great portion of them, or you know the ones that sounded interesting and were …
 
There’s absolutely no drunken podcasting in this episode! And you might be thinking to yourself, that’s a very specific denial and you would be right. Because this episode, we talk about DRUNKEN MASTER II! And one lesson we’ve learned from that film is that heavy drinking leads to great prowess. But we are definitively not doing that. (Or are we?)W…
 
The One for You Podcast dives into the world of so-called prestige TV with an in-depth discussion of NINE PERFECT STRANGERS, a show about, well nine strangers, their weird so-called therapist, and some really nice smoothies. The show is set at a very exclusive wellness resort in California. Many people want to visit, but self-help guru Masha (Nicol…
 
Welcome to a very special episode of the One for You Podcast! For the very first time we are dedicating an entire episode to the Locarno Film Festival, which just finished its 74th edition! For this episode, I am joined not by one, not by two, but by three guests! Mansi Tiwari, Alan Mattli, and making his long-awaited return to the podcast, my co-f…
 
The One for You Podcast returns from the summer break! Naturally, we watched a ton of movies during that time, but we’ll focus on two for this episode. First, IN THE HEIGHTS, the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-HAMILTON Broadway musical (06:00). The movie tells the stories of various people struggling and dreaming in the Heights, the New Yor…
 
This episode is dedicated to two films by the Oscar winning director Chloé Zhao. We start off with NOMADLAND ( 4:00 ), in which Fran (Frances McDormand) is forced to go on the road and drive across the United States, following the availability of temporary jobs. The gem is Zaho’s second movie THE RIDER ( 24:44 ) about a young cowboy named Brady, wh…
 
All aboard the express train! First stop NEMESIS (3:52), a Swiss documentary about the demolition of an old train station in Zurich, in order to replace it with a new police and prison complex. Mansi Tiwari and I discuss the impact of the images of destruction, tempered by their playfulness. We also question the intermingling of statements by the d…
 
“What are you doing?” Rarely has there been a scarier question. At least for the men in PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, who do not react well to their date suddenly becoming a lot less helpless than anticipated. The Academy Award winning movie discusses questions about consent and the societal enabling of bad behaviour by so called nice guys in an unusual w…
 
It’s time for a roaring rampage of revenge as Alan Mattli and I discuss Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL VOL. 1 & 2. Is there anything beyond the shiny surface of movie quotes? Or is it enough to simply be cool? We also ask ourselves, whether having a woman revenge herself on a guy who cannot take no for an answer is enough to hail the movie as femini…
 
Welcome to a high-octane ride! This episode I discuss the Mad Max movies with my guest Alan Mattli. What better starting point than the sensational FURY ROAD that set cinema screens on fire in 2015 with its epic imagery and the refusal to slow down for a moment. Yet, arguably, the emotional highpoint of the movie is the moment the main character re…
 
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirate's life for the pod! In this episode we travel through space and time to land in the Caribbean during the golden Age of piracy, as Astrit Abazi and I discuss the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. That includes THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, DEAD MAN’S CHEST and AT WORLD’S END. As the first movie is one of my favourites…
 
Right now, every day feels the same – almost like we’re stuck reliving the same day over and over again. So, what better time to discuss our favourite instances of the time loop genre. Mansi Tiwari joins me to talk about PALM SPRINGS and we have very differing opinions on the mixing of the rom-com and time loop genres. Is it just lazy writing? Or d…
 
Holy Mackarel, Batman! It's an episode all about Batman! In the longest episode to date, Alan Mattli and I discuss four movies about the caped crusader in spoilerific detail. Join us as we feast our eyes on the gothic extravaganza of BATMAN and are fascinated by the villains and antagonists of BATMAN RETURNS. These are the initial building blocks o…
 
Both beginnings and endings of relationships can make for great movies; both MALCOM & MARIE and BEFORE SUNRISE mine that territory. Mansi Tiwari joins me to talk about whether we think these movies (will) stand the test of time. In MALCOLM & MARIE, the titular couple has a fight to end all fights over the course of a night. But why does it feel mor…
 
THE WHITE TIGER tells the story of an ambitious Indian driver who tries to claw his way from the bottom of class system, if not to the top, at least to a higher rung on the ladder. Alan Mattli and I discuss the sense of inevitable doom hanging over the story and the possible resemblance to the gangster stories of Martin Scorsese. THE REMAINS OF THE…
 
As we review PIECES OF A WOMAN and JERRY MAGUIRE, the unbelievable happens: Astrit Abazi and I feel the same about not one, but two films. Must be that new 2021 spirit. PIECES OF A WOMAN is a Netflix drama about the loss of a new-born and how it impacts the parents, played by Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBoeuf. A distant drama that is not for the faint…
 
In spite of closed cinemas around the globe, many fascinating films have been released in 2020, so we discuss our favourites in the final podcast of this year. UNCUT GEMS (02:27): Alan Mattli explains why this extremely stressful tale of a huckster (his word) trying to make it big in New York’s diamond district is one he can rewatch endlessly. LITT…
 
In this episode we discuss an animation double bill: WOLFWALKERS and WALTZ WITH BASHIR. I am joined by regular contributor Mansi Tiwari. WOLFWAKERS is a beautiful hand-drawn 2D animation that retells an Irish myth, grounded in historical events. We discuss the effects of shifting perspectives, just how scary the wolves are and whether Mebh’s animat…
 
The pandemic has forced us to make a detour, so Astrit Abazi and I talk about GREENLAND. Luckily, our gem remains THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT. If an algorithm put together a disaster movie, GREENLAND would probably be the result. We discuss the inherent stressfulness of apocalyptic movies and the unnecessary use of golden hour light. Astrit also admits…
 
In this episode I am joined by Alan Mattli to discuss two films about rural America: HILLBILLY ELEGY and HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING. An adaptation of the best-selling memoir, HILLBILLY ELEGY tells the story of an Ohio family struggling with poverty and the opioid crisis. Alan apologies for choosing the film that he dubs "Acting: The Mov…
 
It's the 21st century against the 18th century, as the Netflix algorithm goes up against Jane Austen, as Mansi and I discuss HOLIDATE and LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP (which is based on a 1794 novella, hence 18th century, dont @ me ;).HOLIDATE invokes the awesome powers of romcoms but isn't really genre savvy. On top of that the gender politics are highly q…
 
Environmental pollution by big companies is an ongoing problem. But there are always those who fight for people in need, and occasionally, Hollywood makes films about them. Astrit Abazi joins me to talk about two such movies: DARK WATERS and ERIN BROCKOVICH.In DARK WATERS Mark Ruffalo dims his charisma to play a lawyer, who usually works for big ch…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Alan Mattli as we discuss one very verbose and one very quiet film: THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 and DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI. THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 is the second film by director Aaron Sorkin, who brings his typical penchant for talking to the table in this court room drama. We discuss whether Sorkin’s approach…
 
In the annual Zurich Film Festival special, I am joined by three amazing guests: Mansi Tiwari, Alan Mattli and Astrit Abazi. We discuss what it's like to go to a film festival in the middle of a pandemic, what precautions have been taken and how we feel about them. Before we dive into some select films, we have a look at the program in general and …
 
In this new episode, Mansi Tiwari and I discuss two films about the good old days of America, which show that they perhaps weren't so good after all: THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME and THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. The new release THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME is an adaptation of the eponymous novel about mid-century America, and we discuss its success as an ad…
 
In the newest episode of the One for You Podcast I am joined by Astrit Abazi to discuss the new release NOTRE-DAME DU NIL and the gem HIGH AND LOW. NOTRE-DAME DU NIL tells the story of the eponymous boarding school in Ruanda in 1973, as the conflict between Hutu and Tutsi begins to escalate. The young girls in the school must contend not only with …
 
In this episode, Olivia Tjon-A-Meeuw and Alan Mattli have a little to say about SIBYL and a lot about the director's cut of KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. SIBYL is a French psychodrama about a psychoanalyst who becomes fascinated by the life of her patient as she uses it as inspiration for her new novel. Are we as fascinated by her life as she is by her patien…
 
In this episode of the One for You Podcast, Olivia Tjon-A-Meeuw and Mansi Tiwari discuss two films about cross-dressing: INSUMISAS and SOME LIKE IT HOT. INSUMISAS tells the true story of Enrique Faber, a Swiss doctor who moves to Cuba in the early 1800s. However, as it turns out, the doctor was a woman all along. This Cuban-Swiss co-production lead…
 
It's not easy growing up. That's true for the protagonist of this episode's movies, who's experiences, and their filmic representation are very different, as Olivia Tjon-A-Meeuw and Astrit Abazi discuss.First up is NIMBE, the podcast's very first foray into Nollywood. The titular teenagers, struggles with problems at home and at school, slowly fall…
 
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