About This Show
The Cinephiliacs is a podcast exploring the past and future of cinephelia. Film critic Peter Labuza has interviewed critics, programmers, academics, filmmakers, and more about their relationship to film and film culture. Additionally, each guest will bring in a particular favorite film and discuss it with Labuza. Indiewire declares, "If you want to hear film critics talk at length about their craft, there are few better places on the Internet" and Keyframe Daily has called it "Exhibit A" for the future of film culture.
Most Recent Episode
TC #97 - K. Austin Collins (Margaret)
Since debuting in the fairgrounds during the Fin de siècle of the late 19th century, movies have never been inseparable from our culture around them. So how does one write about them in a way that gives both the text and the world a fair shake? Over at The Ringer, K. Austin Collins has been using his writing to explore how films operate as cultural artifacts, even as the machine of Hollywood has attempted to vacuum itself from any discussion. Kam dives into his interest in writing as a practice and how he moved from the academic sphere into the weekly reviewing gig, and how he finds ways to bring his training to even writing about blockbusters. The two have a long discussion in particular about movie stars and the particular pleasures of watching them and seeing them create identities. Finally, Kam brings on Kenneth Lonergan's almost lost to litigation masterpiece Margaret with Anna Paquin, which leads to a discussion of what exactly is melodrama and how and why do movies affect us. 0:00-3:22 Opening4:07-1:11:48 Deep Focus — K. Austin Collins1:12:48-1:16:33 Sponsorship Section
Rated 4 out of
Very Good Podcast
The Cinephiliacs is a very good podcast that should be enjoyable to anyone who is a cinephile or anyone interested is criticism/analysis. The show is well structured, the host is competent and the guest are interesting. The audio quality could be improved. The host and some of the younger guests tend to pepper their speech with useless words: um, kind of, sort of, like, uh, just, you know, sounding pretty unsure and in a way lacking confidence type of stuff and not "quote" speaking with conviction. It irritates me. It may not even register for others.
Overall a good show. I will continue to listen to and I hope it gets better.
Date published: 2013-10-13