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.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
TC #104 - Dan Callahan (The Heiress)
Perhaps in danger of becoming a new cliché for the show, Peter remains fascinated by actors: what is this business they do and how do they do it, especially those stars that littered the studios in Hollywood's Golden Age? Answering that question is film and theatre critic Dan Callahan, who has gone in depth on many of those actors. His new book, The Art of American Screen Acting, explores the Classical Hollywood style of performance through twenty essays on Hollywood's best and brightest. Peter asks about the genesis of the book as well as various technical aspects remarked upon, as well as on Dan's other two totems on Barbara Stanwyck and Vanessa Redgrave. Finally, the two look at the site of a true clash in William Wyler's The Heiress, where four titans of Hollywood—all with different styles—produce one of the most confounding and wondrous mixtures of screen performance one could possibly imagine. 0:00-2:48 Opening4:27-12:56 Establishing Shots — Old Masters, Digital Tricks13:42-1:05:00 Deep Focus — Dan Callahan1:05:41-1:10:01 Sponsorship Section1:11:23-1:31:48 Double Exposure — The Heiress (William Wyler)1:31:53-1:34:27 Close / OuttakeRead more »
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