Honored to join host Blake Howard on his epic discussion of Michael Mann’s magnum opus, one minute at a time. We talk about the electricity of opening night, the strangeness of two New York guys starring in a Los Angeles crime saga and the peculiarities of Pacino’s performance, including his poor phone manners and some of the all-time great gum acting. – One HEAT Minute, 10/01/2018
Got my toga on sitting in with host Frank Gregory on WDEL’s Saturday HotSpot to talk about forty years of National Lampoon’s Animal House. We discuss the film’s Ivy League origins, controversial casting choices, the enduring legend of John Belushi and how fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life. Listen to MP3’s of the show after the jump.
Had a swell time sitting in with Spoilerpiece boys Dave Riedel and Evan Crean for a jam-packed show. We cover Ant-Man And The Wasp, RBG, Whitney, The King and for some reason the 1992 caper comedy Sneakers. Also discussions of stoner cinema, Neve Campbell’s new movie Skyscraper and Debra Granik’s surprisingly optimistic Leave No Trace. – Spoilerpiece Theatre, 07/13/2018
What a pleasure to sit in with my dear old friend Craig D. Lindsey on KPFT’s The Sour Hour. We piss and moan a bit about the Oscars and complain about the idiots in the Trump administration but mostly I just laugh at Craig’s rants. He calls me up about halfway through the show, after playing the Backstreet Boys song that was in Booty Call. – The Sour Hour, 02/28/2018
Continuing in my role as the Billy Preston of the Spoilerpiece gang, I sat in with friends Dave Riedel and Evan Crean and tried to guess what happens in Justice League without having seen it yet. Dave and I reccomended Last Flag Flying while Evan shared highlights from the 29th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival. We also talked about Near Beer. – Spoilerpiece Theatre, 11/17/2017
Had an absolute blast on WDEL’s Saturday HotSpot talking with host Frank Gregory about forty years of Saturday Night Fever. We discuss the film’s turbulent history, including the cast, the soundtrack, the fired director, madman screenwriter Norman Wexler and the phony magazine article that started it all. Listen to MP3s of the show after the jump. Continue reading
Talking with fellow Boston Online Film Critics Association members Bob Chipman, Steve Head and Andy Hoglund about this month’s repertory offerings. Topics include the Brattle’s All About The Chase series, the Somerville’s Summer Of Love and the Coolidge’s tribute to Jonathan Demme. Recorded live at The Video Underground in Jamaica Plain. – BOFCA, 05/31/2017