Each month of The Rad Carpet podcast is dedicated to a selection of significant, exemplary films from a chosen director. We’ve lined up our schedule through May of 2018 so that you, our dear listener, can keep up with the viewing schedule and be part of our film club.
The films are listed here in chronological order of release, though in some cases we might watch and discuss the films with thematic groupings in mind. Be sure to follow us on this site and on Twitter to stay privy to the viewing schedule, which may be subject to change based on the whims of The Carpet.
April 2018–Sofia Coppola: The Virgin Suicides (1999), Marie Antoinette (2006), Somewhere (2010), The Beguiled (2017)
May 2018–John Waters: Hairpray (1988), Cry-Baby (1991), Serial Mom (1994), Pecker (1998)
May 2017–John Waters: Multiple Maniacs (1970), Pink Flamingos (1972), Female Trouble (1974), Desperate Living (1977)
June 2017–Edgar Wright: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010), The World’s End (2013), Baby Driver (2017)
July 2017–Bong Joon-ho: The Host (2006), Mother (2009), Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017)
August 2017–Nicole Holofcener: Walking and Talking (1996), Lovely & Amazing (2001), Friends with Money (2006), Enough Said (2013)
September 2017–Werner Herzog: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), Nosferatu, the Vampyre (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982)
October 2017–Mario Bava: Black Sunday (1960), Black Sabbath (1963), Blood and Black Lace (1964), Bay of Blood (1971)
November 2017–George Clooney: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2012), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), The Monuments Men (2014), Suburbicon (2017)
December 2017–Guillermo Del Toro: The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Crimson Peak (2015), The Shape of Water (2017)
January 2018–2017 Themes, Through Lines, and Top 10s; Favorite Non-2017 Films We Watched This Year
February 2018–Peter Bogdonavich: The Last Picture Show (1971), What’s Up, Doc? (1972), Paper Moon (1973), Daisy Miller (1974)
March 2018–Steven Spielberg: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Minority Report (2002), War of the Worlds (2005), Ready Player One (2018)