Looking for thoughtful analysis and friendly banter to navigate the pop culture waters? Have no fear: The Thrill, Maclean’s pop culture podcast is here! Every week, Maclean’s arts writers Adrian Lee, Emma Teitel and Julia De Laurentiis Johnson will gather to discuss and break down the hottest topics in TV, film, books and music. Expect discussion, analysis, and interviews, all replicating the feeling of having a coffee and talking pop with your friends!
On this week’s podcast, we do an extra-long segment about Sunday night’s Academy Awards, and we bring in film critic John Semley to help us make our picks and figure how much accuracy a biopic owes us. And to discuss the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, we’ve invited Colin Munch, the writer of the internationally touring show Spank: A Fifty Shades Parody, to figure out who the movie was even for.
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Adrian Lee and Jaime Weinman make their Oscar picks
ON THE REAL SHOCKER OF FIFTY SHADES
Emma Teitel on the movie’s revolutionary joylessness
ON JUPITER ASCENDING
John Semley on what the Wachowski siblings are up to now
ON THE MATH OF FIFTY SHADES
Patricia Treble reviews the movie
ON COSTUME DESIGN’S BIAS
Why costume designers on a subtle modern-era film, need not apply for Oscars
ON AN OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT
Michael Fraiman on Torill Kove’s short animated movies