I returned to my favorite podcast and found someone lounging around on my wife’s sofa in her ex-husband’s dead-tech post-modernistic bullshit house. Had a blast with host Blake Howard talking about the funniest minute in Michael Mann’s Heat, discussing an earlier version of the scene that took place on Crime Story and relentlessly razzing poor Ralph. – One HEAT Minute, 03/26/2019
Honored to have been invited by my dear friend Craig D. Lindsey to be the final guest on KPFT’s The Sour Hour. He calls me up about halfway through and we bitch about the Oscars, the insufferable behavior of comic book movie fans, hemorrhoid medication and trying to sneak into Harlem Nights when we were kids. I’m really gonna miss this show. – The Sour Hour, 02/27/2019
Had a wonderful time as always sitting in with friends Kris Jenson and Evan Crean to discuss Chris Pine’s full frontal Netflix epic, some highlights from the Boston Jewish Film Festival, a disappointing new sequel that probably just should have been called Rocky VIII and Evan’s unexpected reaction to finally seeing First Reformed. – Spoilerpiece Theatre, 11/24/2018
Had a grand old time sitting in with pals Kris Jenson and Evan Crean to talk about Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives and John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween before discussing my recent journey through some of its shoddy sequels and how much we all improbably enjoyed director David Gordon Green’s nifty new installment. – Spoilerpiece Theatre, 10/19/2018
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, 10/16/2018
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