I was a guest on the 300th episode of Ryan McNeil’s podcast to discuss mental health in film. I chose The Neverending Story, because of course I did.
My retirement from podcasting was short-lived, and/or I couldn’t resist getting a shot to be on Draft Zero, one of a handful of podcasts I truly can’t live without. We discussed of course, Mad Max: Fury Road, which means a lot of what I wrote about in the book came into play. Listen in:
As teased on last month’s CLUE: THE MOVIE table read, I’ve been cast as Poe Dameron in a new table read. So 1/ I can basically retire from table reading now, and 2/ you can now listen to me as Poe in a reading of Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly’s unproduced screenplay for Star Wars… Continue reading Duel of the Fates: I’m Poe Dameron
For the final episode of Deathwatch, we look at the final nail in the coffin of mainstream moviegoing, and how the movies as a popular art form are about to die, transform, and be reborn.
Buck Henry wrote The Graduate, hosted Saturday Night Live, co-directed with Warren Beatty, and never took his pyjamas off. We discuss his career by way of Heaven Can Wait and Town & Country. Plus, a surprising announcement about the future of death, and Deathwatch.
Futurist Syd Mead showed the whole world what 2019 would look like way back in 1982 and then, weirdly enough, ended up dying in 2019. I smell a conspiracy. Meantime, Matthew Price gives us the longest Roll Call of all time. Listen in!
Beloved character actor, voice actor, Star Trek mainstay and all around nice guy Rene Auberjonois passed away earlier this month at the age of 79. We look at Images and Eyes of Laura Mars by way of getting at the shape of this guy’s career.
Don’t think I’ll have much more to say about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker after today, but Ryan was nice enough to let me blather at him for a couple of hours on his show.
Robert Forster, a genius character beloved by just about everyone who saw him in anything, passed away in October as we were preparing to record our previous episode. Today Matt Brown looks at his 1969 breakout film, Medium Cool, while Matt Price reviews Alligator. Plus, our longest Roll Call ever!
Groundbreaking actress, singer, and activist Diahann Carroll died at the beginning of this month at the age of 84, and we’re here to talk about some of her work: Carmen Jones (1954), Hurry Sundown (1967), Claudine (1974) and — of course — The Star Wars Holiday Special.