Pulp Friction

Rocky Goldman

A show about what divides us! Every week, Rocky (she/her) is joined by a new guest to talk about something polarizing in pop culture.

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PF #86: 2023 Pulpy Movie Awards! (feat. Ruth)
28-01-2024
PF #86: 2023 Pulpy Movie Awards! (feat. Ruth)
[CORRECTION: The song featured in Anatomy of a Fall is 50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P.,” not Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’”.]The movies are back in a big way this year, and Rocky (she/her) and Ruth (he/him) are looking back at a great year for cinema. Superheroes will die! Beau will be afraid! Canada will be nominated for Best International Feature!Check out the full list of winners below, or listen to the episode if you don’t want it spoiled. Listen to Pulp Friction wherever pods are cast. Subscribe and share to support the show. Reach out to Rocky or pulpfrictioncast@gmail.com with any inquiries.Pulp Friction is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Worst Picture: Haunted MansionBest Sequel: Magic Mike’s Last DanceBest Action: John Wick: Chapter 4Scariest Movie: SkinamarinkFunniest Movie: Dicks: The MusicalBest Animated Picture: The Boy and the HeronBest International Film: BlackBerry (Canada)Best Cinematography: Haris Zambarloukos (A Haunting in Venice)Best Use of an Existing Song: “Push” by Matchbox Twenty (Barbie)Best Original Song: “Dear Alien (Who Art in Heaven)” (Asteroid City)Best Score: Leo Birenberg & Charli XCX (Bottoms)Best Original Screenplay: Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (Asteroid City)Best Adapted Screenplay: Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer)Best Cameo: Martin Scorsese (Killers of the Flower Moon)Best Ensemble: Killers of the Flower MoonBreakout Performer: Alyssa Sutherland (Evil Dead Rise)Best Supporting Actress: Catalina Saavedra (Rotting in the Sun)Best Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo (Poor Things)Best Lead Actor: Jason Schwartzman (Asteroid City)Best Lead Actress: Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon)Best First Feature: A.V. Rockwell (A Thousand and One)Best Director: Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer)Best Picture: Oppenheimer This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit pulpfriction.substack.com/subscribe
PF #85: 2023 Pulpy Music Awards! (feat. Claire)
12-01-2024
PF #85: 2023 Pulpy Music Awards! (feat. Claire)
We’re baaaack!2023 is over, Rocky’s moved in to her new place, and she and Claire are breaking down the past year in music. There will be live changes! There will be bad opinions! Rocky will misremember the name of a Kesha album! Claire will mistakenly refer to Flyana Boss as one person! Slowthai!Check out the full list of winners below, or listen to the episode if you don’t want it spoiled. Pulp Friction is available wherever pods are cast. Subscribe and share to support the show. Reach out to Rocky or pulpfrictioncast@gmail.com with any inquiries.Pulp Friction is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Biggest Earworm: “Hollywood Baby” by 100 gecsBest Comeback: Everything But the GirlBest Experimental Album: SCARING THE HOES by JPEGMAFIA and Danny BrownBest Country Album: Strays II by Margo PriceBest Jazz Album: The Omnichord Real Book by Meshell NdegeocelloBest Alt Album: Heavy Heavy by Young FathersBest R&B Album: Lahai by SamphaBest R&B Song: “Good Good” by Usher, Summer Walker, and 21 SavageBest Electronic/Dance Album: That! Feels Good! by Jessie WareBest Electronic/Dance Song: “Nothing Left to Lose” by Everything But the GirlBest Rock Album: Black Rainbows by Corinne Bailey RaeBest Rock Song: “Johnny johnny johnny” by underscoresBest Hip Hop Album: Welcome 2 Collegrove by 2 Chainz and Lil WayneBest Hip Hop Song: “Jenn’s Terrific Vacation” by Danny Brown feat. Kassa OverallBest Pop Album: Desire, I Want to Turn Into You by Caroline PolachekBest Pop Song: “One of Your Girls” by Troye SivanProducer of the Year: JPEGMAFIASongwriter of the Year: underscoresBreakout Artist: hemlocke springsSong of the Year: “Jenn’s Terrific Vacation” by Danny Brown feat. Kassa OverallAlbum of the Year: Wallsocket by underscores This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit pulpfriction.substack.com/subscribe