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Paul and Corey Cross the Streams: Season 6, Episode 3 [‘The Apartment’ (1960)]

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.

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.  

Corey went back to an old PACCTS favorite for this week’s episode: Billy Wilder. Ranked at number 54, The Apartment (1960) might just be one of the first American dramedies.

The Apartment really is a tricky film. It’s a film about office politics, sexual politics, and the process of dehumanization endemic to capitalism, but at the same time, none of that is discussed overtly or didactically. Just really well-rounded characters in tough situations doing the best they can (for the most part).

A lot to discuss, so shut up and deal! (famous last line)

This Episode’s Focus: The Apartment (1960)
Host’s Choice
: Corey Pepper
Stream on Tubi, Pluto TV, MGM+, YouTube, Sling TV, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Philo
Corey’s Recipe Recommendations for This Episode:
Bang Bang Shrimp and Egg Foo Young

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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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