Contra Zoom Pod 239: A24 Retrospective – Cut Bank

We continue our series going through the entire catalog of A24’s films. On this episode we are looking at 2015’s ⁠Cut Bank⁠ directed by Matt Shakman. The film stars Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer as a couple who accidentally film the murder of their small town mailman. Once John Malkovich, the towns sheriff, starts to investigate the crime, things suddenly start not appearing as they seem. Joining the show is Daniel Grant, one half of the ⁠Spoiled Rotten⁠ podcast a fellow That Shelf show.

Our double bill pairings include ⁠Office Space⁠ (Dakota), ⁠Zodiac⁠ (Rachel) and ⁠A Simple Plan⁠ (Daniel). See our complete A24 Double Bill Pairings on ⁠⁠⁠⁠Letterboxd⁠⁠⁠⁠.

If you haven’t heard our deep dive into the origins of A24, listen to episode ⁠⁠⁠⁠108: A History of A24 Films⁠⁠⁠⁠ and our last episode in this series episode ⁠237: A24 Retrospective – While We’re Young⁠.

Check out Rachel’s recent appearance on Spoiled Rotten where she discusses ⁠Batman Forever⁠. Stay tuned for Dakota’s appearance to talk about The Punisher later this summer.


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