Emily and Amanda are here to chat about all things books, movies, and TV shows. 

You’ll hear our Top 3 books and movies from January. The theme of this episode is war. Emily watched a lot of movies set during wartime and Amanda read books set during WWII and war in space.

In our Mentionables segment we talk about everything that didn’t make our top 3 lists. Older movies like Almost Famous show why they are still classics while newer movies like The King won’t be remembered.

We’d love to hear what you think about what we discussed. You can now find us on Instagram at @SRSWpodcast!

You can also find Emily and Amanda online here:

Emily: Twitter and Letterboxd 

Amanda: Twitter, Instagram, Letterboxd, and Goodreads 

As always, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book, TV show, and film we mentioned in this episode. 


Top 3 Films and Books 

2:33 The Phantom Tollbooth – book 

3:20 Black Narcissus – movie 

5:26 Deborah Kerr – actress 

5:30 Jean Simmons – actress

6:00 The Storyteller’s Secret – book 

7:50 Kate Morton – author 

9:10 Behind the Beautiful Forevers – book 

9:26 A Hidden Life – movie 

10:40 Terrence Malick – director 

13:30 Slaughterhouse-Five – book 

18:20 1917 – movie 

18:52 Band of Brothers – TV series 

19:29 Roger Deakins – Cinematographer 

21:30 Dean-Charles Chapman – actor 

22:08 Starsight – book 


24:28 Long Bright River – book 

27:14 The King – movie 

28:50 Timothée Chalamet – actor

29:30 Almost Famous – movie

30:32 Avenue 5 – TV show 

31:24 Blade Runner 2049 – movie 

32:45 Blade Runner The Final Cut – movie 

33:30 Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – TV show 

35:46 Rosemary’s Baby – movie 

36:50 Sanditon – TV series 

38:46 Beasts of the Southern Wild – movie 

39:12 Wendy – movie