Wanna hear me talk for a bit about James and the Giant Peach? Well, I was invited to discuss that very movie with Josh Spiegel and Gabe Bucsko on the podcast Mousterpiece Cinema. You can listen here. I’m quite fond of the movie, so it was a thrill to go over its ups and downs, from the gorgeous stop-motion animation to the mediocre Randy Newman soundtrack.
My friend Peter Labuza invited onto his podcast The Cinephiliacs, which is an audio exploration of “the past and future of cinephilia.” You can listen here. Our conversation was pretty wide-ranging, covering my own experiences as a film lover and critic, my passion for horror movies, and the wonderful 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. I had a lot of fun recording it, so I hope you enjoy listening!
I finally went on a podcast! Host Andrew Robinson asked me onto Movies You Love to discuss a movie I love, and I selected Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast (1946). You can listen here. I babble for almost 80 minutes about Cocteau, surrealism, fairy tales, dysfunctional families, and the magic of the movies. It’s painful for me to listen to it—“Do I really sound like that? Do I ever not preface a statement with ‘sort of’? Christ, stop saying ‘ummm’; get to the fucking point!”—but I suspect you’ll enjoy it more than I do. If you’ve ever wanted to experience me prattling on about movies in audio form, enjoy!