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IndieWire’s Movie Podcast: Screen Talk (Episode 103): ‘Neon Demon’ Showcases Amazon Studios’ Big Goals

Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson assess the new distributor's ambitious plans. Plus: How Fox buried reviews of "Independence Day: Resurgence."

The Neon Demon

“The Neon Demon”

Amazon Studios has been generating headlines for a while now, but with this week’s release of two movies — “Neon Demon” and “Wiener-Dog” — the company’s lofty goals are being put into practice. Or, at least, some of its lofty goals. But what are those goals, anyway? In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss Amazon’s current track record as well as some of the bigger ambitions it has further down the line, including its plans for Oscar season. The pair also touch on summer movie season and salute the career of the late Anton Yelchin.

Listen to the full episode above.

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