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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THE SOUR HOUR: FINAL EPISODE

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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 

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SPOILERPIECE THEATRE #228: FIRST REFORMED, OUTLAW KING, BJFF HIGHLIGHTS AND CREED II

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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

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SPOILERPIECE THEATRE #223: SPOOKY-PIECE THEATRE HALLOWEEN EDITION

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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

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ONE HEAT MINUTE: EPISODE #87

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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

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