Category Archives: Podcast

August 15

Talking One False Move on Forgotten Filmcast

I had the pleasure of joining Todd Liebenow, the brains behind Forgotten Films, on his show Forgotten Filmcast to discuss Carl Franklin’s gem One False Move. Starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton (who also co-wrote the script), the film is a captivating drama about a small-town police chief who attempts to stop a group […]

August 12

Changing Reels Ep. 25 – The Lunchbox

The possibility of love opens for two lonely souls when the world’s most efficient delivery system makes a rare mistake. In this episode we talk love, the need for connection, the vibrancy of Mumbai and much more in Ritesh Batra delightful film The Lunchbox. We also take time to discuss our short film picks of […]

July 30

Changing Reels Ep. 24 – C.R.A.Z.Y.

A young man tries to come to terms with his sexuality in a household where his father refuses to truly see him for who he is. Sound like a standard coming-of-age tale? Think again. In the hands of director Jean-Marc Vallée, C.R.A.Z.Y. is a vibrant exploration of youth, sexuality, family and music. Basking in the […]

July 15

Changing Reels Ep. 23 – The Visitor

The complexities of American life are on our minds today as we dive into the somber side of patriotism. Exploring the post-9/11 world of Tom McCarthy’s wonderful film The Visitor, we discuss everything ranging from the immigrant experience to the possibility of finding love in the most unexpected places. We also reflect on the Bush […]

July 06

Talking Baby Driver on the LAMBcast

As the summer movie season is in full swing, I stopped by the LAMBcast podcast to discuss Edgar Wright’s latest hit Baby Driver. While I was not over the moon with the film like some other critics have been, that does not mean there is not plenty to enjoy and discuss. Give the show a […]

June 30

Changing Reels Ep. 22 – Step Up 3D and Take the Lead

Time to put on your best footwear as we hit the floor, and the streets, with a dance filled doubled feature. Skipping the short film segment this week, don’t worry it will return in our next episode, we dive into the worlds of Step Up 3D and Take the Lead. While both films did not […]

June 25

Talking The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography on Frameline

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of appearing on the radio program Frameline to talk about Errol Morris’ latest documentary The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography. Hosted by Barbara Goslawski, Frameline airs on Regent Radio, a local station in Toronto, most Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 7 PM. The show can be […]

June 16

Changing Reels Ep. 21 – Wonder Woman

Breaking records at the box office, and sparking tons of thought-provoking articles in the process, Wonder Woman has become the must-see movie of the summer. In this special episode we are joined by freelance film critic Kristen Lopez to discuss the representation of women in the film, the role of minorities, how the acceptance of […]

June 04

Changing Reels Ep. 20 – Magic Mike XXL

What do male strippers and diversity in cinema have in common? It turns out a whole lot. This week we kick off the summer by taking a joyous road trip with the boys from Magic Mike XXL. In diving into Gregory Jacobs’ film, we touch on topics such as female empowerment, racial and gender depictions, […]

May 31

Talking Inside Out Film Festival on Frameline

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of appearing on the radio program Frameline to talk about a few of the titles playing the Inside Out Film Festival. Hosted by Barbara Goslawski, Frameline airs on Regent Radio, a local station in Toronto, most Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 7 PM. Below you can […]

May 21

Changing Reels Ep. 19 – Paris is Burning

As the 2017 Inside Out Film Festival draws nearer, we continue our celebration of LGBT cinema with Jennie Livingston’s Paris is Burning. Currently streaming on Netflix, Livingston’s critically acclaimed 1990 documentary focuses on the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City’s drag balls. Touching on themes of racism, poverty, body image and family, […]

May 07

Changing Reels Ep. 18 – Pariah

How does a teenager come to terms with her sexual identity in an environment that refuses to acknowledge who she really is? This is the predicament that 17-year-old Alike finds herself in as she tries to navigate an overbearing mother, a father in denial and her own quest to find a relationship. We celebrate LGBT […]

April 21

Changing Reels Ep. 17 – The Wailing

What happens when a cop, a shady shaman, a Japanese stranger and a mysterious woman collide? Well, let’s just say things don’t go well for the village caught in the middle. In this episode of Changing Reels we attempt to decipher the various themes permeating Na Hong-jin’s gloriously disturbing horror film The Wailing. Before jumping […]

April 10

Changing Reels Ep. 16 – Memories of Murder

Two vastly different cops are tasked with trying to solve Korea’s first serial murder case ever in Bong Joon-ho’s 2003 film Memories of Murder. A visually captivating crime drama that festers in one’s mind, the film’s blend of mystery and dark comedy will keep you on the edge of your seats. In discussing the film, […]

March 24

Changing Reels Ep. 15 – Timecrimes

A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time….and that is the least of his problems.  In this episode, we discuss Nacho Vigalondo’s brilliantly constructed science fiction tale Timecrimes.  Part thriller and part dark comedy, Vigalondo ensures that no moment is wasted in this film. While other time travel tales get […]

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 […]