Created with Sketch.
Secret Movie Club Podcast
37 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
SMC Pod #87: I Know What You Did Over Winter Break 2021-2022
The Secret Movie Club Team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, Craig Hammill) re-assembles after various and sundry adventures over winter break 2021-2022 to discuss what they saw. Spider Man No Way Home, the use of multiverses, Spielberg's West Side Story, Edwin's love for Daniel Day Lewis, Amir "Questlove" Johnson's Summer of Soul, Frank Zappa's blistering guitar solos all get discussed.
41 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
DEFEND THIS MOVIE #4: Ingmar Bergman’s Persona
Like Godzilla vs King Kong, Edwin Caesar Gomez and Craig Herbert Hammill of Secret Movie Club go head to head on Ingmar Bergman's 1966 PERSONA. Edwin doesn't get it and thinks a lot of Bergman doesn't work. Craig thinks PERSONA is one of the greatest movies ever made and Bergman one of the greatest moviemakers who ever lived. Thus. . .Craig has to DEFEND THIS MOVIE. Who wins? Is the point even winning? At the very least we hope you'll take a listen and watch PERSONA to make up your own mind. Here we go...
107 minutes | Jan 1, 2022
SMC Pod #86: The ”Lost” Podcasts-Hitchcock, Star Trek, & James Cameron
Today, we release the "pilot" conversations for what would become our Secret Movie Club podcast. Filmmmakers Matt Olsen, Brian Hatfield, and Steve Grest joined Secret Movie Club Founder.Programmer Craig Hammill in 2018 to discuss Hitchcock movies like SHADOW OF A DOUBT, REAR WINDOW, PSYCHO as well as 80's sci-fi like STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN and James Cameron's original TERMINATOR. Along the way, beer gets drunk, stories get told, Sam Peckinpah's weird cuckolding fetish somehow gets touched on, and laughter abounds.
38 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
SMC Bonus Pod: Stream of Consciousness Holiday Movies & Scenes
Twas the night before Christmas and the SMC Podcast Team had returned from whence they came/yet Craig found he needed to record a podcast all the same...While team members Connor, Edwin, and Daniel take a much needed break/vacation (they will return at the start of Jan 2022!), Founder.programmer Craig Hammill does a solo stream of consciousness mini-podcast previewing January 2022 at Secret Movie Club and rat-a-tat-tatting a number of favorite holiday themed movies or movies with incredible holiday sequences. Everyone from Powell & Pressburger to Sturges to Lubitsch to Sean Baker gets name checked. Plus Craig notes how his two favorite holiday movies both star Jimmy Stewart. And more! Happy holidays to everyone wherever you are. Whoever you are.
86 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
SMC Pod #85: Celebrating Rainer Werner Fassbinder, our director of 2021
In a special format, special guest, film editor Andrew Groves joins SMC founder.programmer Craig Hammill to discuss their love of German auteur iconoclast moviemaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Fassbinder was Secret Movie Club's Director of 2021. Andrew brings deep dive knowledge to Fassbinder's bio and body of work. Andrew and Craig wrestle with the paradox of Fassbinder's chaotic personal life compared to his near supernatural discipline/control/virtuosity with filmmaking. Politics, spirituality, sexuality, all get discussed in one of those winding movie conversations we hope you'll have with your friends and peers about your favorite movies and moviemakers.
52 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
SMC Pod #84: Cinema on Television
The Secret Movie Club Team discusses some of the great cinema-tv hybrids like David Lynch's TWIN PEAKS, Damon Lindlelof's THE WATCHMEN, and Mike Flanagan's Netflix work. Connor and Daniel also argue for the importance of TV as its own medium without feeling the need to make it more "cinematic". Craig talks about just how much Lynch influenced Lars Von Trier. Everyone agrees AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE is awesome and bite size 10-15 minute TV comedy is also an art form unto itself.
41 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
SMC Pod #83: Pieces of Cinema-Directing
The team (Connor Lloyd Crews, a late arriving Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, and Craig Hammill) join to discuss the role of the director in making movies. They try to wrestle with the reality of the job versus the mythology of the job. Everyone name checks three of their favorite directors. Connor and Craig debate three act versus five act structure. Edwin yet again gets nostalgic about INDIANA JONES & THE CRYSTAL SKULL while Craig remains silent.
23 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Secret Movie Club DECEMBER 2021 Calendar Podcast!
The Secret Movie Club Team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Daniel Ott, Craig Hammill) drive recklessly at fast and furious speed through our December 2021 line-up! Bergman, Burton, classic French Cinema, 15 hour Rainer Fassbinder brilliance, Capra, horror, anime. . .
42 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
SMC Pod #82: INVASION USA, Edwin‘s Birthday, & Personal Movie Taste
For the very first time (since the podcast was started remotely during the COVID pandemic), the Secret Movie Club Team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, Craig Hammill) with a huge mixing and contribution assist from talented sound guru Secret Movie Clubber Bri Robert (@brirob9) are all in the same room to celebrate Edwin's birthday and discuss Cannon Film's & Chuck Norris's mind-blowingly fun & ridiculous (as Craig would say) or awesome (as Edwin would say) action movie INVASION USA. The team cracks a bunch of jokes then gets down to business discussing the concept and importance of respecting individual and personal movie taste.
48 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
SMC Pod #81: Night of the Hunter & All That Jazz-two distinctly American classics
The SMC team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, Craig Hammill) discuss Secret Movie Club's recent 35mm double feature of Charles Laughton's 1955 dark folk tale classic NIGHT OF THE HUNTER and Bob Fosse's 1979 semi-autobiographical rumination on Broadway and death ALL THAT JAZZ. Connor actually points out the movies are much more connected then might appear on the surface. Daniel surprises everyone by letting an f bomb fly. Edwin yet again berates Craig for not programming GODZILLA FINAL WARS.
58 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
SMC Pod #80: Pieces of Cinema-Acting
Special Guest actor Lisee Metcalf @localmistake (TikTok) and The Secret Movie Club team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, Craig Hammill) gather to discuss the contribution of actors and acting to the creation of great movies. Lisee and Daniel declare undying love for Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver. Connor points out how brilliant Jeremy Irons' dual performance as twins is in David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers. Craig goes on the record as feeling that method acting yields many of cinema's great performances.
36 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
SMC Pod #79: Halloween Hangover-the Horror Subgenre edition!
The Secret Movie Club team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, Craig Hammill) take stock of the exhausting yet exhilarating October slate of horror movies of all kinds. This leads to a discussion on how rich horror is as a genre since so many sub-genres: horror-comedy, horror-drama, horror-musical, horror-satire, horror-parody, horror-western have grown from the fertile soil of horror. Many movies get name-checked including The Hunger, Don't Look Now, Toby Dammit. . .
19 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
SMC November 2021 Calendar Podcast!
The SMC team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, and Craig Hammill) roll out and announce our November 2021 schedule of movie screenings! Everything from two John Cassavettes' 70's gems on 35mm, the GuadaLAajara Film Festival, CASINO, and much much more!
46 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
SMC Pod #78: BEETLEJUICE & Tim Burton
The Secret Movie Club Team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Daniel Ott, eventually Edwin Gomez when he finally wakes up and calls in, and Craig Hammill) discuss Tim Burton's seminal 1988 Halloween-horror comedy-coming of age-totally its own thing BEETLEJUICE, the importance of the performances of Michael Keaton and Catherine O Hara in making the movie work, what makes the best Tim Burton movies so "Tim Burton", as well as a discussion about why his post 2003 output has seemed so different from his first 15 years.
43 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
SMC Pod #77: Donnie Darko & Cult Films
The Secret Movie Club podcasting team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, Craig Hammill) dive into Richard Kelly's cult classic DONNIE DARKO, their own favorites, as well as what exactly defines a "cult" movie in the age of easily accessible media. Edwin also wins when he corrects Craig's pronunciation of Alejandro Jodorowsky.
38 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Defend This Movie #3: JOKER
It has come to this. Team members Edwin Gomez and Craig Hammill debate Todd Phillip's 2019 JOKER, the highest grossing rated R movie of all time that finally won Joaquin Phoenix the Best Actor Oscar. Edwin loves the movie. Craig respects many aspects but has some big issues. Mental health and the proper setting up of a new Batman mythos get discussed. As well as the movie's reverence for Martin Scorsese. Edwin keeps insisting on using a Mohammed Ali metaphor to describe this debate. Craig says the audience will have to decide who Ali is after listening.
49 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
SMC Pod #76: Pieces of Cinema-Special FX
Special guest movie makeup artist Ashley Stansbury @astansmakeup joins the SMC team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, Craig Hammill) to discuss amazing and. . .not so amazing uses of special effects-practical, digital, makeup-in movies. The conversation often focuses on how, in the current moment, the key is to find the balance between the practical and the digital. Also Edwin predicts a bloodbath when he and Craig go up against each other in next week's podcast. . .
36 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
SMC Pod #75: VIDEODROME, EASTERN PROMISES, & David Cronenberg
The team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, & Craig Hammill) discuss Cronenberg's middle period masterpiece VIDEODROME and his later period masterpiece EASTERN PROMISES as well as Cronenberg's genius at body horror & the subconscious.
20 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
SMC October 2021 Preview Podcast!
HALLOWEEN-O-THON 2021 begins! The team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, and Craig Hammill) rat-a-tat tat our October 2021 schedule at the Million Dollar Theater Movie Palace and the Secret Movie Club Theater. Almost all Horror. Almost all 35mm! Come join us...if you dare!
43 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
SMC Pod #74: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST & Spiritual Cinema
The Secret Movie Club team (Connor Lloyd Crews, Edwin Gomez, Daniel Ott, Craig Hammill) discuss Martin Scorsese's controversial yet ultimately spiritually devout 1988 THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. The team looks at cinema that takes on the transcendent and spiritual, whether from a position of faith, doubt, or atheism. Movies as varied as James Gunn's SUPER, the Coen Brothers' A SERIOUS MAN, and Stephen Cone's PRINCESS CYD get name checked. The team debates why, like political movies, it's so hard to make a good spiritual movie.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022