Duck Soup is Nicolas Rapold’s favourite movie. Featuring Groucho Marx, the 1933 slapstick comedy’s dialogue is composed entirely of puns. Nicolas describes it as ‘nutty poetry… it’ll take your brain apart for you.’ He takes the same approach to his film criticism. Be it a Hollywood hit or indie darling, Nicolas deconstructs each picture as a delicate art form. Having spent fifteen years as the editor-in-chief of Film Comment, his sharp mind can be found at The New York Times and he also hosts the podcast, The Last Thing I Saw. For Extra Extra nº16, Nicolas converses with Jessica Hausner, speaking on red threads, Austria and the presence of ambiguity of her cinema.