This site is in support of my podcast on film.
But why, in a world crowded with opinions on movies, do we need another podcast/website? We’ve got podcasts by professional movie reviewers, pods by amateurs, podcasts on the latest releases (if you seek to release in the COVID world of course), pods about movies people hate, about classic film, about movies according to critical ranking, height, weight. Why another pod and website?
When I was thinking about doing the pod, I didn’t consider a core subject to cover. I don’t know whether my thoughts on any movie or cinema subject will make the Criterion Channel folks jealous or my notes on noir will make Eddie Muller start weeping. Probably not. What I did want was to go back to capture the feelings I had from realizing that movies weren’t just something that passed the time and you took the good with the mediocre or the bad.
When I realized that some movies transcended what you were seeing on the screen and made you feel. Or made you think. Or both. That brought you alive, whether in a movie seat, on a couch, or propped up holding your phone (sure, Martin Scorsese thinks that’s an awful way to watch a movie, and I agree, but I’ve seen all three hours of The Irishman on an iPhone).
So, every two weeks (or so) I'll be dropping a podcast of my thoughts on those movies, directors and actors who hit me hard emotionally. Please give it a listen. I'll also be posting the contents of the pod to a blog on this website, in case you're interested.
I hope you enjoy...