THE ARTERY LIVING ROOM LIVESTREAM: BETWEEN THE LINES

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On The ARTery Living Room Livestream I sat down for a virtual chat with my old friend Ed Siegel to discuss Joan Micklin Silver’s great 1977 Boston newspaper comedy Between The Lines, our experiences starting out at alt-weeklies much like the one depicted in the movie and why this film still feels relevant more than forty years later. – WBUR’s The ARTery, 05/22/2020

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CONTENGEN: DAY 4

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For his new podcast my One Heat Minute buddy Blake Howard has been calling film critic pals around the world to chat for ten minutes about life in isolation during the COVID-19 crisis. We discuss social distancing, drive-ins and our usual bullshit. I don’t think we shared much in the way of useful information but it sure was good to hear from a friend.ConTENgen, 03/21/2020

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ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MINUTES: EPISODE #16

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Sat in with my buddy Blake Howard on his latest insane endeavor, a minute-by-minute dissection of Alan J. Pakula’s 1976 classic All The President’s Men. In this episode we discuss the greatness of Jack Warden, split diopter shots, cigarette ashes and that time I watched Robert Redford watch a Dick Cheney documentary. Follow the money. All The President’s Minutes, 03/09/2020

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EVERYTHING IS CANCELLED: OSCAR EDITION

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Skyped in again with my dear friend Craig D. Lindsey, who was kind enough this time to introduce me as “a longtime motherfucker, everyone likes him and shit.” (Only the first part is true.) In any case, it’s shortly after the Oscars and we’re talking about the euphoria of Bong Joon Ho’s history-making wins amid an otherwise disastrous telecast. Everything Is Cancelled, 02/10/2020

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THE TAKE PODCAST: SUNDANCE REPORT

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Had a slightly tipsy 2AM Mountain time chat with host Blake Howard about some highlights from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, including Eliza Hittman’s extraordinary Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Josephine Decker’s Shirley, Kirsten Johnson’s Dick Johnson Is Dead and the regrettable fiasco of Dee Rees’ The Last Thing He Wanted. – The Take Podcast 01/31/2020

THE TAKE PODCAST: LET PEOPLE NOT ENJOY THINGS

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Joined my dear friend Blake Howard again on Day 18 of the Marvel vs. New Hollywood conflagration, after Francis Ford Coppola got Martin Scorsese’s back about these endless sequels not being cinema. I don’t even even agree with Coppola claiming that Marvel movies are ‘despicable,’ I’m just glad that somebody out there is. Especially Francis Ford Coppola.The Take Podcast, 10/23/2019

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THE LAST (12 MINUTES) OF THE MOHICANS: EPISODE #9

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Back on the Michael Mann beat with Blake Howard, this time talking about the soaring climax of the director’s 1992 James Fenimore Cooper adaptation. We riff on Daniel Day-Lewis’ working methods, the wonders of Madeline Stowe, Wes Studi’s long overdue honorary Oscar and a dead-on parody from The Ben Stiller Show. – The Last (12 Minutes) Of The Mohicans, 10/16/2019

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EVERYTHING IS CANCELLED: YEAH, I’M THINKING I’M BACK

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Thrilled to be back on the air with my old pal Craig D. Lindsey as he makes his triumphant return to podcasting. We discuss upcoming fall movies such as Harriet and Dolemite Is My Name, along with highlights from my trip to the New York Film Festival. But mostly we just complain about being annoyed with everybody and how we’re getting old. – Everything Is Cancelled, 10/11/2019

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THE TAKE PODCAST: SCORSESE IS RIGHT

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Always a pleasure talking to the great Blake Howard. On this episode of The Take we tee off on the most idiotic film-related controversy in recent memory, during which Martin Scorsese caused millions of superhero fans to soil their diapers by suggesting that Marvel movies aren’t the cinema of personal expression. Here’s why he was right. The Take Podcast, 10/09/2019

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ONE HEAT MINUTE: EPISODE #131

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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

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