Writer, director, hopeful romantic and Letterboxd member Jonah Feingold chats about how Jurassic Park influenced his rom-com feature debut Dating & New York, and his four Letterboxd favorites: Hook; When Harry Met Sally…; The Lion King; and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Also: Meg Ryan’s glorious back-lit hair, filming New York with a Pro-Mist filter, cold-emailing Hans Zimmer for a job, being filmmaking besties with Aneesh Chaganty, and the emotional rollercoaster of being on Letterboxd with a new movie out (“I celebrate all the reviews of my film. Some of the five star ones made me cry, some of the three star ones made me cry…”). Dating & New York stars Jaboukie Young-White and Francesca Reale and is in select US theaters and everywhere films are rented from September 10, 2021, via IFC Films. Links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode Dating & New York inspo Kicked in the Balls: A Cinematic History of Testicular Trauma Movies where a character says “Jack” in an emotional way The Jupiter Ascending Stigma Men get pegged The City is a Character The Good Dads Cinematic Universe Anna Swanson’s review of Hook Cowboy Like Eely’s review of The Curse of the Black Pearl Credits: This episode was recorded in New York, Pennsylvania and Auckland, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Theme music: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by film and television composing trio Moniker. Transcript by Sophie Shin.