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Paul and Corey Cross the Streams: Season 6, Episode 1 [‘City Lights’ (1931)]

Paul and Corey Cross the Streams is a bi-monthly podcast in which hosts Paul Pakler and Corey Pepper watch and review streaming content. It’s the Great American Podcast where two friends learn about life as they float down the river of streaming services.

Welcome back for Season 6, everyone!

Having amassed more than 100 episodes in its run, PACCTS’ sixth season will focus its sights on “the greatest films of all time” (both in the US and internationally), as assembled by the British Film Institute’s 2022 Sight and Sound Poll of industry critics. Corey will be choosing American films from the list, and Paul will be choosing international ones. 

Our goal is to examine the films that are considered great, and why that may be the case.  

For the first episode, Corey chose the Chaplin classic – and arguably the greatest romantic comedy of all time – City Lights (1931), ranked at number 36.

From a Dickensian childhood to becoming the most recognizable character on earth, Charlie Chaplin was able to mine his personal demons and interests into comedy that has transcended space and (ultimately) time. City Lights is his masterpiece, and we had a blast discussing it.

This Episode’s Focus: City Lights (1931)
Host’s Choice
: Corey Pepper
Stream on Criterion Channel, Tubi, Max, and Amazon Prime; Rent on YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and Apple TV
Corey’s Recipe Recommendations for This Episode:
Phyllo chocolate cigars and Cacio e Pepe

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Special thanks to Tobin for our incredible theme song and Dave Droxler for our podcast’s logo and artwork.




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