The Wages of Cinema
About This Show
A podcast that is practically all about MOVIES! Cinema, films, celluloid, digital, whatever you want to call it. Jack and Andrew are the hosts, and we talk about new movies, classics, cult work, things we've seen and have never seen, special segments about directors and styles and trends, and 'Required Reading' which is about movie books. And the "Local Vocal" series gives you in-depth interviews with NYC/NJ based filmmakers, actors, artists and musicians.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 72: Martin Scorsese's SILENCE
So Martin Scorsese has a new film out. Ok, good, go see it. That's it, right?
Hold the phone: this is a PERSONAL/PASSION project from this man, who has made a handful of very personal films (not that almost all of them don't matter to Scorsese in one way or another), like Gangs of New York, Raging Bull, and in particular with the case of Silence, The Last Temptation of Christ. What does a story involving two Jesuit priests going to Japan to find and save another Jesuit priest who may or may not have renounced God have to do with that controversial 1988 film? Well... a lot, as it turns out. How much? Listen to Jack and Andrew's thoughts here.
Rated 5 out of
The hosts of the Wages of Cinema have a great rapport with one another, and this comes through as they talk about new and classic movies. There's witty banter, serious analysis, and personal discussions on which films have meant the most to them - all while talking about the new movies they've seen in the past week (the two-minute movie mile has a wide variety, so if one movie doesn't grab you the next might), the 'List' segments (more in-depth stuff there), and then they have a main subject. My favorite part is their 'Required Reading', which they don't do all the time but is usually a solid bet for recommendations of quality movie books.
They're not Siskel & Ebert, but then who is?
Date published: 2015-09-24