Hello and welcome to episode one of Directors of Cinema, a new podcast that highlights the careers of cinema’s most prominent directors. Each week, host Matthew Goudreau and a guest discuss selected works of a director chosen by the guest.
On this episode, Matt welcomes guest Allyson Johnson to the airwaves. After a discussion about how Allyson’s love of cinema began, they plunge into an analysis on the filmography of director Edgar Wright. In addition to talking about The Cornetto Trilogy and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, they also debate the circumstances surrounding his departure from Ant-Man. Was Wright at fault for leaving the production or did he owe it to himself to see his passion project through?