Playback with Kristopher Tapley
PLAYBACK is a weekly podcast hosted by Variety Awards Editor Kristopher Tapley. Airing every Thursday, it features discussion of entertainment industry news and exclusive interviews with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.
Contributors: Kristopher Tapley
Category: Entertainment, Film
Parental Advisory: Clean
Releases: Thursday 4am (EST)
Show Type: Podcast
On this week’s show, discussion of last weekend’s BAFTA Awards in the U.K. Meanwhile, Kenneth Lonergan breaks down his philosophies on writing and talks about his new film “Manchester by the Sea.”
This week, recounting the Oscar Nominees Luncheon and talk about new releases. Meanwhile, Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve discusses his film “Arrival.”
This week, discussion of the industry group and guild awards so far where “La La Land” has begun to run the table, as well as the right-on-schedule backlash to the Oscar frontrunner. Meanwhile, director Barry Jenkins discusses his own dominant awards film, “Moonlight.”
On this week’s show, reactions to the Oscar nominations, which brought a handful of surprises but not many. One was “Loving” star Ruth Negga, who stops by to discuss her work in the film.
On this week’s episode, boiling down the year’s best cinema to top fives, including “La La Land,” “Captain Fantastic” and “Moonlight.” Viola Davis, meanwhile, discusses her work in “Fences,” “Suicide Squad” and more.
This week, a preview of Variety’s Actors on Actors series, and Viggo Mortensen stops by to talk about longevity in the movie business and his new film “Captain Fantastic.”
In this week’s episode, Variety Senior VP Tim Gray stops by to preview the upcoming Academy Governors Awards and talk about Denzel Washington’s “Fences.” Meanwhile, Jake Gyllenhaal discusses his new film “Nocturnal Animals” and the on-going reevaluation of his career and artistic choices.
In this week’s episode, there’s drama on the awards circuit as members of the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. have resigned in protest to a controversial partnership. Meanwhile, Jessica Chastain discusses her new film “Miss Sloane.”
In this week’s episode, we turn over a few ideas for Oscars host this year and take stock of “Moonlight’s” big box office weekend in limited release. Mel Gibson, meanwhile, discusses his new film “Hacksaw Ridge” and working through dark chapters in his life.
In this week’s episode, the New York Film Festival seems to have claimed an awards season victim in Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” Meanwhile, Andrew Garfield discusses his work in Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” and Martin Scorsese’s “Silence.”
On this week’s episode, a preview of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch, set to be honored at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Meanwhile, Aaron Eckhart discusses his new films “Bleed For This” and “Sully.”
An interesting thread of motherhood is running through some of the year’s standout actress performances and the New York Film Festival is on the horizon. Meanwhile, Jeff Bridges discusses his career and latest film, “Hell or High Water.”