Tag Archives: Podcast

newton-w-text 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 […]

the-red-turtle 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 […]

blade-runner-2049 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 […]

sita-sings-the-blues-with-text 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 […]

fireworks-wednesday-w-text 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 […]

Changing Reels 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 […]

Changing Reels 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 […]

Changing Reels 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 […]

doctor strange 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 […]

Changing Reels 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 […]

Changing Reels 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 […]

Changing Reels 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 […]

Changing Reels 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 […]

Changing Reels 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 […]

Sicario 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 […]

Suicide Squad 2016 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 […]

Enemy_Villeneuve August 04

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

We are in the homestretch of the special retrospective on the films of Denis Villeneuve over at Can’t Stop the Movies. In the latest episode of the podcast, Andrew Hathaway and I revisit Villeneuve his doppelganger drama Enemy. Featuring a blistering performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, the film tells the tale of Adam (Gyllenhaal) who becomes […]

O.J.: Made in America July 19

Talking O.J.: Made in America & Ghostbusters on Cinecast

Being a big fan of the work that the folks at Row Three consistently produce, I was delighted to get the opportunity to be a guest on the site’s long-running podcast, Cinecast. In episode 448, host Andrew James and I share our love for the documentary O.J.: Made in America and briefly touch on the […]


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

Hard to believe that we are on the sixth episode of Can’t Stop the Movies’ special retrospective on the works of Denis Villeneuve! I guess time truly does fly when you are having fun. In this episode Andrew Hathaway and I discuss Villeneuve’s English language debut Prisoners. The dark and morally complex drama focuses on […]

Incendies July 07

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

In the fifth episode of Can’t Stop the Movies’ special retrospective on the works of Denis Villeneuve, Andrew Hathaway and I sit down with the director’s 2010 Oscar nominated film Incendies. Adapted from the play Wajdi Mouawad, the film follows the journey of twins, Jeanne (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) and Simon (Maxim Gaudette), as they travel to […]