After celebrating our love for cinema, we turn to the question of whether cinema is actually all a lie. Do the fictions we consume shape our own realities? Can our lived experiences ever be wholly original and unique? In this episode our three hosts unpack these big questions and discuss why Britney Spears is the modern day Truman, if we are happy living in our own matrix, as well as our most lived cinematic moments.

Our hosts

Films discussed

  • The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)
  • Avatar (James Cameron, 2009)
  • eXistenz (David Cronenberg, 1999)
  • Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
  • Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven, 1990)
  • They Live (John Carpenter, 1988)
  • Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
  • Framing Britney (Samantha Stark, 2021)
  • Gattaca (Andrew Niccol, 1997)
  • Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
  • Vagabond (Agnès Varda, 1985)
  • Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2014)
  • Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)
  • The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle, 2014)
  • Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
  • Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)
  • Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009)
  • Room 237 (Rodney Ascher, 2012)
  • The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
  • A Glitch In The Matrix (Rodney Ascher, 2021)
  • The Matrix (Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, 1999)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, 2003)
  • The Seeds Of Deceit (Miriam Guttmann, 2021)

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