Movies, music, TV, arts and entertainment, straight from Southern California.
Hosted by John Horn
Airs Temporarily on hiatus so that our staff can help out our colleagues in the KPCC newsroom and on our other shows.

Karyn Kusama leads Nicole Kidman through neo-noir L.A. in 'Destroyer'

Director Karyn Kusama, left, with Nicole Kidman on the set of
Director Karyn Kusama, left, with Nicole Kidman on the set of "Destroyer."
Sabrina Lantos / Annapurna Pictures

Listen to story

Download this story 25MB

On today's show:

A Dark Side of the City of Angels

(Begins at 1:00)

There's a long history of noir films based in Los Angeles, but "Destroyer," directed by Karyn Kusama, is in a league of its own. The movie stars Nicole Kidman as an undercover cop who's been physically and emotionally transformed by her work. The L.A. you see on screen isn't of the beach, the palm trees or the glamorous side of the city, which is striking given that the same location manager who worked on "La La Land" found the settings for "Destroyer." John Horn talks with Kusama at one location that plays a key role in the film — a post-industrial lot along the L.A. River known as The Bowtie.

The Producers Guild's Role in the 'Me Too' Era

(Begins at 19:35)

Guild co-president Lucy Fisher talks about how the group will use the $2 million it received from CBS to fight sexual harassment in the industry.