In a time when people are looking more and more for representation and diversity on the silver screen, here comes a swanky new movie podcast to find the best of the best. Join us, two certified queer people of color, as we make it our mission to watch and discuss a foreign or LGBTQ+ film every week in addition to whatever’s current in the world of movies! New episodes every Monday!

Subscribe for free, review us on Apple Podcasts, and find us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

 
 

Episode 1

In their inaugural episode, Andrew and Apoorva discuss their (very) belated lists of the top ten films of 2017! Additionally, they watch and find themselves unable to resist the darkly surprising tale of "The Handmaiden." Susbscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: Top Films of 2017

Foreign/LGBTQ+ Film of the Week: "The Handmaiden"

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Episode 2

Andrew and Apoorva attempt and probably fail to discuss and explain Alex Garland's new film "Annihilation." Meanwhile, their love for the anime film "Your Name" stretches across time and space. Susbscribe for free and review us at Apple Podcasts and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: "Annihilation

Foreign Film of the Week: "Your Name"

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Episode 3

Andrew and Apoorva aren't quite so hot on Marvel these days, but "Black Panther" may represent a new direction for the franchise. However, they have no reservations for 2016 Best Picture winner "Moonlight," which lives up to all the praise and more. Susbscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: "Black Panther"

LGBTQ+ Film of the Week: "Moonlight"

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Episode 4

Andrew and Apoorva get surprisingly riled up about the gay version of a John Hughes movie, "Love, Simon." Additionally, they finally get around to watching Asghar Farhadi's incomparable "A Separation." Susbscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: "Love, Simon"

Foreign Film of the Week: "A Separation"

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Episode 5

This week, Andrew and Apoorva pay a surprising amount of money to watch John Krasinski's new horror film, "A Quiet Place." They also finally get to see the Israeli film "Foxtrot" after watching its terrific, striking teaser trailer. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: "A Quiet Place"

Foreign Film of the Week: "Foxtrot"

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Episode 6

Things get spooky as Andrew and Apoorva talk about horror classic "The Blair Witch Project" and the future of the found footage genre. They also visit the Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Festival to watch the experimental Chinese film "Dragonfly Eyes." Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: "The Blair Witch Project"

Foreign Film of the Week: "Dragonfly Eyes"

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Episode 7

The day is finally here. After 18 films of build-up, Andrew and Apoorva tackle the most ambitious crossover event in history with “Avengers: Infinity War.” They also discuss the Korean monster film "The Host," directed by Bong Joon-ho. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: "Avengers: Infinity War"

Foreign Film of the Week: "The Host"

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Episode 8

It’s an extremely animated week for Andrew and Apoorva as they rank their top ten Pixar films and discuss what movies did and didn’t make their lists. They also get swept away in Studio Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises,” Hayao Miyazaki’s final film. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: Ranking the Pixar Movies

Foreign Film of the Week: "The Wind Rises”

 

Episode 9

In a particularly meta episode, Andrew and Apoorva explore Hollywood’s love for Hollywood as they discuss high profile movies about movies. This includes the surreal, inexplicable David Lynch film “Mulholland Drive,” which haunts Andrew and Apoorva to this day. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “La La Land, The Artist, and Argo”

LGBTQ+ Film of the Week: "Mulholland Drive”

 

episode 10

Enter a surreal, inexplicable new world with Andrew and Apoorva as they explore the darkly comic works of Yorgos Lanthimos in “The Lobster” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”  They then dig deep into one of their old favorites, Guillermo del Toro’s twisted fairy tale “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “The Lobster,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” 

Foreign Film of the Week: "Pan’s Labyrinth”

 

episode 11

This week, Andrew and Apoorva discuss two radically different debut films. First up is the impossibly hyped horror film “Hereditary,” and Andrew and Apoorva discuss if film can possibly live up to it lofty expectations. Next is the softer, gayer film in “God’s Own Country,” the debut of director Francis Lee. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “Hereditary”

LGBTQ+: "God’s Own Country”

 

episode 12

Cooling down from last week’s emotionally charged episode, Andrew and Apoorva see if the meta charms of “Deadpool 2” and Ryan Reynolds hold up for another go around. They also go back and dive deep into a Thai movie they’ve mentioned before, “Bad Genius,” although they have trouble pinning down the film’s conclusion. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “Deadpool 2”

Foreign Film of the Week: "Bad Genius”

 

episode 13

After fourteen years of baited breath and countless additions to the MCU and DCEU, “Incredibles 2” finally blazes into theaters to show how the superhero genre is done. Andrew and Apoorva discuss how it measures up to the first film and wonder why two “Cars” sequels were made before this film. Additionally, they talk about the lesbian romance of “Carol” in honor of Pride Month. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “Incredibles 2”

Foreign Film of the Week: "Carol”

 

episode 14

In a particularly packed episode, Andrew and Apoorva hash out their favorite science fiction films of the 21st century. From “Wall-E” to “Upstream Color,” they find the genre to be more flexible than they initially thought. They also discuss another fantastic genre film, Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan,” which brings life to the walking dead genre. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: Top 5 Science Fiction Films of the 21st Century

Foreign Film of the Week: "Train to Busan”

 

episode 15

It’s officially an APOORVA TAKEOVER as she discusses two recent large releases than Andrew has not yet seen. And while neither “Ant-Man and the Wasp” nor “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” astound, Apoorva prefers one significantly over the other. They also discuss the French film “Raw,” a coming-of-age film debut with a cannibalistic twist. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “Ant-Man and the Wasp”/”Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

Foreign Film of the Week: "Raw”

 

episode 16

Now that the world has entered the back half of 2018, Andrew and Apoorva look back at some of their favorite (and not-so-favorite) films of the year so far as well as upcoming attractions they are excited to see. Then, they discuss “Tangerine,” directed by Sean Baker, in light of a recent controversy involving Scarlett Johansson. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: 2018 Mid-Year Review

Foreign Film of the Week: "Tangerine”

 

episode 17

The tables have truly tabled, as it’s now Andrew’s turn to takeover the podcast as he discusses two films that Apoorva has not yet seen: “Eighth Grade” and “Mamma Mia 2,” both of which elicited actual tears from Andrew. Additionally, Andrew and Apoorva talk about Studio Ghibli’s “Howl’s Moving Castle” and how it does and doesn’t stack up to the studio’s greats. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “Eighth Grade,” “Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again”

Foreign Film of the Week: "Howl’s Moving Castle”

 

episode 18

This week, Andrew and Apoorva talk about the deliriously bold vision of “Sorry to Bother You,” which only makes the Netflix Original film “Alex Strangelove” seem all the more milquetoast.  They never thought they’d say the words, but “Love, Simon” did it first and did it better. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “Sorry to Bother You”

LGBTQ+ Film of the Week: "Alex Strangelove”

 

episode 19

Yay! Andrew is two decades old now! To celebrate, he discusses how neither Tom Cruise nor his flagpole franchise show any signs of aging in “Mission Impossible: Fallout.” Additionally, Andrew and Apoorva discuss another Asghar Farhadi film “The Salesman,” which has some complex ideas to pedal. Oh, also the Oscars continue to suck. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “Mission Impossible: Fallout”

Foreign Film of the Week: "The Salesman”

 

episode 20

Spike Lee’s newest feature, “BlacKkKlansman,” is finally in theaters, and Andrew and Apoorva find the movie to not be nearly as confident as its name might suggest. However, “When Marnie was There” proves that Studio Ghibli still delights, even it its less major efforts. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “BlacKkKlansman”

Foreign Film of the Week: "When Marnie was There”

 

episode 21

It’s representation all across the board this week as Andrew and Apoorva discuss affluence-porn hit “Crazy Rich Asians.” Additionally, they finally watch the queer film to end all queer films, “Brokeback Mountain,” and discuss how it holds up thirteen years later. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “Crazy Rich Asians”

LGBTQ+ Film of the Week: "Brokeback Mountain”

 

episode 22

In a special throwback episode, Andrew and Apoorva watch both the 1995 anime and 2017 live action versions of “Ghost in the Shell” and try to parse out the philosophical musings (or lack thereof) of these two adaptations. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: "Ghost in the Shell” (2017)

Foreign Film of the Week: "Ghost in the Shell” (1995)

 

episode 23

Love is in the air, y'all. Andrew and Apoorva come together to celebrate the magic of some good old-fashioned love triangles starting with Netflix Original “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” before diving into one of Apoorva’s Bollywood favorites, “Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na.” Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

Foreign Film of the Week: "Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na”

 

episode 24

Even in the face of great adversity (and some small audio issues), Andrew and Apoorva persevere and dive into 2017 Academy Award winner “I, Tonya” and the off-kilter Bollywood film “Talvar.” While the films may be surprisingly similar, Andrew and Apoorva’s opinions on them certainly are not. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “I, Tonya”

Foreign Film of the Week: "Talvar”

 

episode 25

Now that the podcast is a whole 25 episodes old, Apoorva and Andrew are ready to talk about the remake of a remake of a remake, “A Star is Born.” They also take a stroll down memory lane, revisiting their favorite queer and foreign hits from their past 24 episodes. Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “A Star is Born”

Foreign Film of the Week: Podcast Retrospective

 

episode 26

Buckle up; Apoorva finally takes the dive and watches Darren Aronofky’s hazard warning of a film, “mother!” with Andrew. When that nightmare ends, they discuss Chinese film “Fleet of Time,” which seems to have all the makings of a great love story on paper.  Subscribe for free, review us at Apple Podcasts, and follow us on Twitter: @PoTCPodcast.

Main segment: “mother!”

Foreign Film of the Week: “Fleet of Time”