Mon, 30 July 2012
Peter sits down with New York Magazine TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz to talk about the many different hats he has worn during his cinephile life, which have included film critic, pop culture journalist, filmmaker, video essayist, blogger, and more. Matt discusses growing up in Texas, discovering New York City, and dissecting some of his favorite filmmakers. The two explore his nature as both a film and TV critic, his discovery and love of video essays, and how The New World inspired one of the best film criticism blogs today. Finally, they dig into the Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July, which Matt explains as one of the quintessential great narratives about a man discovering his true self.
0:00-4:00 – Act One: Establishing Shots — Think Pieces on Aurora
4:10-52:30 – Act Two: Deep Focus – Matt Zoller Seitz
53:33-1:11:38 – Act Three: Double Exposure – Born on the Fourth of July (Oliver Stone)
Direct download: The_Cinephiliacs_2_-_Matt_Zoller_Seitz_Born_on_the_Fourth_of_July.mp3
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Thu, 12 July 2012
In episode #1 of The Cinephiliacs, Peter sits down with the former Premiere and current MSN Movies chief film critic Glenn Kenny to talk about his life reviewing movies. Glenn discusses his early childhood reading about films he never thought he would see, his days as a minor rock star and music critic, and eventually finding his way to Premiere. The two also explore his habit of policing bad criticism, his issues with Joe Swanberg, and his relationship with David Foster Wallace. Finally, they get into the Michelangelo Antonioni film, Blow-Up, examining how it refutes categorization (and how Antonioni turns a photo shoot into cinema’s greatest sex scene).
0:00-4:20 - Act One: Establishing Shots
1:36:25-1:52:12 - Act Three: Double Exposure – Blow-Up (Michaelangelo Antonioni)
1:52:13-1:53:29 - Close