Category Archives: Podcast

March 15

Talking Kong: Skull Island on See You Next Wednesday

It is rare that you get to talk about King Kong the fighter and lover in the same night. So it was a treat to be invited on The AV Club recommended podcast See You Next Wednesday to discuss the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island. On the show we also discussed the laughably bad 1986 love […]

March 12

Changing Reels Ep. 14 – Upstream Color

In episode 14 of Changing Reels, we dive into Shane Carruth’s experimental science fiction drama Upstream Color. The film is a love story revolving around two individual who find themselves inexplicably drawn together after being the victim of an unthinkable crime. Exploring themes of memory and identity, and featuring brilliant sound design, there is plenty […]

February 25

Changing Reels Ep. 13 – Beyond the Lights

The world of pop music is often explored in film through a satirical lens. Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Beyond the Lights is one of those rare films that takes an honest look at the complexities of the industry. Centered around a romance between a pop star and a police officer, the film boldly examines topics such as […]

February 23

Talking Oscar Predictions on the LAMBcast

We are only a few days away from the movie industry’s biggest night! To help you fill out those last minute Oscar pool ballots, I stopped by the LAMBcast podcast to discuss my predictions for who will be taking home golden statues on Sunday night. Listen to the episode and let us know if you […]

February 12

Changing Reels EP. 12 – A Huey P. Newton Story

Spike Lee has been one of the most prolific directors ever since he burst onto the scene with 1986 She’s Gotta Have It. Effortlessly moving from features to shorts to documentaries to television, there is little he cannot do. However, many still question whether or not Lee deserves to be on the top ten list […]

January 28

Changing Reels Ep. 11 – The Red Turtle

Studio Ghibli is revered all over the world for their films that feature lush animation and inventive stories with universal themes. As the studio’s latest film, The Red Turtle, hits theaters, we decided to take a closer look at the companies’ first international production. Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit (highly recommend you read our interview […]

January 19

Talking Most Anticipated Movies of 2017 on the LAMBcast

On the latest episode of the LAMBcast podcast, I joined the panel to discuss five films that we are each looking forward to in 2017. Shockingly, the conversation was not dominated by sequels or franchises, though several do make an appearance. Needless to say we barely cracked the surface of all the cinematic treats that […]

January 14

Changing Reels Ep. 10 – Sita Sing the Blues

  It is often said that nothing in life comes for free. Well in the case of artist Nina Paley, that is not entirely true. Paley decided to give her animated film Sita Sings the Blues to the masses free of charge. Using the epic Hindu poem as a catalyst for exploring the crumbling nature […]

December 30

Changing Reels Ep. 9 – Fireworks Wednesday

It is a celebration of Iranian cinema on this episode of the show. First up we seem to have Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night on the brain as Courtney’s short film, Kevin Hamedani’s In Her Place, stars Shelia Vand, who famously played the lead in Amirpour’s breakthrough film. Andrew opts […]

December 16

Changing Reels Ep. 8 – Last Holiday & Millions

As Christmas quickly approaches, we decided to break from our usual format and keep things loose and fun. So instead of discussing our short films selections we are taking a look at two underappreciated Christmas-ish films. First Courtney praises the diversity in the Queen Latifah vehicle Last Holiday, and then Andrew dives into his deep […]

December 03

Changing Reels Ep. 7 – The Midnight Swim

Sarah Adina Smith’s The Midnight Swim is not a film that can easily be summarized. At its core it is a family drama about the connection between three half-sisters and their mother who has mysteriously gone missing. However, it also features elements from the found footage genre, a wonderful musical number, a shawl that is […]

November 20

Changing Reels Ep. 6 – Medicine for Melancholy

Our first Listener’s Choice episode of Changing Reels is a bit of a Barry Jenkins lovefest. While we spend the bulk of the time discussing Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy, I take a few moments to show love to Jenkins’ latest work Moonlight and Andrew reflects on watching Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room in the wake of […]

November 12

Talking Doctor Strange on the Lambcast

On the latest episode of the Lambcast podcast, I joined the panel to dissect Marvel’s newest superhero offering Doctor Strange. While the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is yet another origin story, we discussed whether the visuals and performances were enough to give the film its own unique flavour. We also take a […]

November 05

Changing Reels Ep. 5 – The Bling Ring

In the latest episode of the Changing Reels Andrew and Courtney find themselves on opposite sides as they debate Sofia Coppola’s 2013 film, The Bling Ring. Inspired by real life events, the film follows a group celebrity obsessed teens whose love of fame leads them to start stealing from the very stars they adore. As […]

October 24

Changing Reels Ep. 4 – Love Jones

Due to all the festival coverage last week, I forgot to mention that the latest episode of Changing Reels was released. In this episode we share our thoughts on the 1997 romantic comedy Love Jone, which was recently turned into a musical. The film looks at the ups and downs of relationships through the eyes […]

October 07

Changing Reels Ep. 3 – After Hours

The latest episode of Changing Reels finds Andrew and I revisiting Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy After Hours. The film follows an office worker named Paul (Griffin Dunne) who, in an attempt to woo a woman (Rosanna Arquette) he meets in a coffee shop, encounters the worst night of his life in SoHo. We also discuss […]

September 20

Changing Reels: Episode 2 – The Caveman’s Valentine

In episode 2 of Changing Reels, Andrew Hathaway and I take a look at Kasi Lemmons’ thriller The Caveman’s Valentine. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson as Romulus, a schizophrenic homeless man living in a cave in a New York City park. When a frozen body appears outside his cave, Romulus turns amateur detective in […]

September 07

Introducing the Changing Reels Podcast

After spending three months this past summer working on the Denis Villeneuve retrospective for Can’t Stop the Movies, Andrew Hathaway and I decided to take the leap on another project we had been discussing behind the scenes. The result is Changing Reels! A new bi-weekly podcast that revisits underappreciated films, explores their pop culture significance […]

August 18

Talking Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario on Can’t Stop the Movies

All good things must come to an end (for now at least) as Can’t Stop the Movies’ retrospective on the films of Denis Villeneuve comes to a close. Though host Andrew Hathaway and I will reconvene to talk more Villeneuve when his new film Arrival opens in the fall, we close things out with a […]

August 11

Talking Suicide Squad on the Lambcast

Suicide Squad may have been put through the wringer by critics, but that did not stop the film from setting records at the box office. Are critics being too harsh? Does the film offer audiences the summer blockbuster fun that they hope for? In this week’s episode of the Lambcast podcast, I join host Jay […]