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LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST)
53 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
CHRIS CUZME — ROUND MIDNIGHT
Film critic Cole Smithey discusses Bertrand Tavernier's ROUND MIDNIGHT (staring the great Jazz legend Dexter Gordon) with CHRIS CUZME, head brewer and owner of FIFTH HAMMER BREWING in Long Island City, New York. It helps that CUZME (as we affectionately call him) is also a talented sax player who performs with his own Jazz band at the brewery every Wednesday night! Yes, you read that correctly.
59 minutes | Jul 3, 2018
BILL SCURRY — WHORE
"I Don't Get It!" podcast co-host BILL SCURRY lifts a glass of ARROGANT BASTARD from STONE BREWING to discuss KEN RUSSELL'S kooky retort to PRETTY WOMAN. And no, Therese Russell is not related to Ken Russell.
60 minutes | Jun 28, 2018
BERNARD FEINSOD — THE SHAPE OF WATER
NYC filmmaker Bernard Feinsod chats with Cole about Guillermo Del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER over a can of STONE BREWING'S FEAR. MOVIE. LIONS DOUBLE IPA!
56 minutes | Jun 21, 2018
CHICO LEO — 30 DAYS OF NIGHT
Podcast personality Chico Leo brings David Slade's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT to THE BIG FEAST. We drink Sierra Nevada's TORPEDO IPA as men facing down a bunch of fearless vampires in the dead of an Alaskan blackout might do. Bon appétit!
45 minutes | Jun 15, 2018
TED RALL — LETHAL WEAPON
Longtime Gen X pals Cole Smithey and Ted Rall discuss Richard Donner's Lethal Weapon over a couple of bottles of CAPTAIN LAWRENCE HOP COMMANDER IPA.
62 minutes | Jun 8, 2018
PHIL HOLT — FIRST REFORMED
Dramatist and LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST)regular Phil Holt returns to the podcast to discuss PAUL SCHRADER'S FIRST REFORMED over a glass of BUNKER'S BROWN ALE.
62 minutes | Jun 1, 2018
THEODORE BOULOUKOS — THE LAST OF SHELIA
New York City actor Theodore Bouloukos joins the FEAST to drink a BELLS TWO HEARTED and discuss THE LAST OF SHELIA — co-written by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim. Long before Bret Easton Ellis reveled in the narcissism of the entitled, Perkins and Sondheim celebrated it with just as little concern for likable characters.
47 minutes | May 25, 2018
JAMES HANCOCK — DANGER DIABOLIK!
Wrong Reel Podcast co-host James Hancock joins the Feast to talk about Mario Bava's kooky anti-superhero love fest DANGER DIABOLIK with film critic Cole Smithey over a couple bottles of Bear Republic Racer 5.
52 minutes | May 18, 2018
NEIL COHEN — THE FRENCH CONNECTION / CHIEF ZABU
CHIEF ZABU co-writer & co-director Neil Cohen graces the BIG FEAST to talk about William Friedkin's THE FRENCH CONNECTION over a mid-day beer. Naturally, Neil brought along some show-and-tell stuff, including Luis Bunuel's drivers license and gun license! Bon appetite!
56 minutes | May 11, 2018
RICK CROM — YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Veteran film critic Cole Smithey hosts LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) podcast series with a different guest co-host every week. In this episode, legendary stand-up comic Rick Crom joins the FEAST to talk about Mel Brooks's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and the new documentary about Rick Crom OH, RICK!
38 minutes | May 4, 2018
MAI MASRI — THE THICK-WALLED ROOM
Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri discusses Masaki Kobayashi's THE THICK-WALLED ROOM in the context of her own film 3000 NIGHTS, about a Palestinian woman who gives birth while imprisoned inside an Israeli jail.
37 minutes | Apr 27, 2018
PERSONAL PROBLEMS — BILL GUNN
Episode #100 gives Mike a send-off with WHAT WE ALL WANT IPA from FOREIGN OBJECTS BREWING. I suppose the film could have been titled BROKEN PROMISES just because that's what I keep calling it. Either way, it's really two parts of a would-be soap opera celebrating Black culture in early '80s America. We watched the film courtesy of METROGRAPH CINEMA and the fine folks at Kino Lorber, with the film's writer Ishmael Reed in-person introduction. Kewl.
43 minutes | Apr 20, 2018
LAST TANGO IN PARIS — BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI
Mike broke out Wavy Tropics Guava Pale Ale from Kills Boro Brewing for our discussion of Bertolucci's LAST TANGO IN PARIS even if we had planned to do Lars von Trier's MANDERLAY for this, our 99th episode. Check out my silent shout-out to THE STRYPES if you go to ColeSmithey.com. Bon appetite!
41 minutes | Apr 13, 2018
1900 — BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI
SIERRA NEVADA'S BOUBLE BULLET DOUBLE IPA gave us the craft beer inspiration needed to dive into Cole's favorite film of all time, Bernardo Bertolucci's epic set in Parma, Italy. Donald Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu, Burt Lancaster, Robert De Niro, and Dominique Sanda contribute to this undeniable masterpiece.
57 minutes | Apr 9, 2018
PORTRAIT OF JASON — SHIRLEY CLARKE
Cole and Mike dig Shirley Clarke's magnificent cinéma vérité work which showcases a gay black Mark Twain of African American experience up to this film's 1967 filming.
31 minutes | Apr 2, 2018
NATURAL BORN KILLERS — OLIVER STONE
Mike baits Cole with a film Cole has never been able to get through until now. What's drinking you might ask. Cole picked HOP STOOPID from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Is this Oliver Stone's worst film? Cole thinks so.
63 minutes | Mar 23, 2018
BLACK PANTHER — Ryan Coogler
Cole and Mike did a superhero film for the first time on the podcast and the results were mixed.
36 minutes | Mar 16, 2018
IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES — Nagisa Oshima
Not one to watch with the kids, your mother, or really anyone you wouldn't want to visit a sex club with, IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES shocked audiences so much that's it's rarely been seen in public since its 1977 debut. Here is a beautiful, Japanese (mid-World Wars) period piece based on a shocking true story of a former sex worker who kept a trophy of her ravenous love affair. Beautifully shot, expertly directed, this Japanese classic makes other attempts at cinematic sexual vérité blush by comparison.
55 minutes | Mar 10, 2018
THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD — Dan O'Bannon special guest Co-Host Grady Hendrix
Special Guest Co-host Grady Hendrix, horror author ("Paperbacks from Hell") brought us this 1985 zombie classic with plenty of humor and wit. No surprise that it's the movie that gave the canonical zombie line "Braiiiiiiiins!"
51 minutes | Mar 2, 2018
LADY BIRD — Greta Gerwig
In time for Oscar season, it's the film that made Cole trend briefly on Twitter, the critical darling (for ALMOST ALL critics at least) LADY BIRD.
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