Retake with John Horn "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.
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.

Most Recent Episodes

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

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 what doesn't. 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Sarah Polley's 'Women Talking,' and new 'Wildcat' doc

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 depiction of how women are marginalized, and what it really means to be a male ally. "Women Talking" is also a beautiful film to watch. 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.

James Cameron on 'Avatar: The Way of Water'

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.

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

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.

Robert Downey Jr. on 'Sr.' and 'Stranger at the Gate'

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.

Kumail Nanjiani in 'Welcome to Chippendales' and Anna Diop in 'Nanny'

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 caregiver for a family in New York City.

An artist takes on the Sackler family in Laura Poitras doc, and 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' ...

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 Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

An artist takes on the Sackler family in Laura Poitras doc, and 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' ...

Noah Baumbach's 'White Noise' and Chris Estrada's 'This Fool.' Plus: the continuing legal ...

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 Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Noah Baumbach's 'White Noise' and Chris Estrada's 'This Fool.' Plus: the continuing legal ...