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Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio in AFTERSUN

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Talk about a two-hand spectacular! We’ve got Nikole Beckwith, the director of one phenomenal indie two-hander (Together Together, starring Ed Helms and Patti Harrison) talking about the two-hander debut from director Charlotte Wells (in which the two “hands” are Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio). And only two of our usual hosts are here (which was totally planned, look how nice it all lines up, no holes in this story!). Then there’s a quiz about – what else – Two-Handers! 

(A two-hander is a movie that mainly focuses on on two leads, in case that wasn’t clear from context.)

What’s Good
Drea- Birthday float tank visit
Nikole – fresh snow
Alonso – Liza Minnelli’s album w/ Pet Shop Boys


  1. This past holiday weekend was the strongest at the box office in a while
  2. Netflix is planning a lot of Korean programming for 2023
  3. Sundance 2023 Has Begun!

Staff Picks
Drea – Saint Omer
Nikole – The Cathedral
Alonso – Slither (1973)

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Drea Clark
Alonso Duralde
Nikole Beckwith
Produced by Marissa Flaxbart
Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

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