We always knew we were going to have the wonderful Richard Watts on sooner or later, so we asked him about a year-and-a-half ago which filmmaker he’d pick. He didn’t appear to need any time to think about it, immediately answering with “Gregg Araki”.
Araki’s such a great Hyphenates choice: he’s got a strong authorial voice, a surprising number of titles in his filmography were unknown to us, and he’d only made about a dozen films to date. (This last one sounds trite, but the occasional short filmography can be very appealing given we try to watch everything.) So we were excited by the choice, and even more intrigued once we dove into his works.
But hey, that’s not all. We also talk about some of December’s new releases (Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner, Paul King’s Paddington, Chris Williams & Don Hall’s Big Hero 6, and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies), and count down our respective top five films of the year.
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