The Old Neighborhood

Call it holiday counterprogramming: Despite previous Christmas episodes, this week’s brand-new Someone Else’s Movie has not a Santa in sight.

That’s because my guests are Rosa Labordé and Anna Hardwick, the co-creators and co-stars of the new Crave series Nesting, and for their episode they wanted to talk about a movie that speaks to them and their show: Joan Micklin Silver’s 1988 romantic dramedy Crossing Delancey, starring Amy Irving as a young Jewish woman trying to break free of her suffocating Orthodox community by contemplating an affair with European author Jeroen Krabbé, only to find herself drawn to Peter Riegert’s humble pickle man.

It’s a lot more textured and considered than that description sounds, because it’s a Joan Micklin Silver picture, and it’s held up remarkably well; if you haven’t seen it, you should definitely check it out before listening to the episode. (And you should also watch Nesting when it drops on Friday, because it’s silly and fun and Allana Harkin directed it!)

Subscribe at the usual locations — Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify — or download the episode directly from the web and listen to it while you wait in line at the pickle store. It’ll be worth it.

And then catch up on your Shiny Things reading! Last week I celebrated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, and later today I’m rolling out a look at the new 4K restorations of The Warriors and Clue for those on the paid tier. Are you a subscriber? No? Well, you can fix that!

Speaking of subscription series, a few tickets are still available for tonight’s Secret Movie Club screening, which is a good one and you should come if you can.

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