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George Melies’ “Le voyage dans la lun” (1902)

I have been teaching film studies courses at a private high school for five years now, and I have never, not once, screened Citizen Kane for my students. …


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Credit: The Ringer

If there’s one thing The Ringer Podcast Network has really nailed, it’s the “good hang” of a pod — likable people, who like each other, conversing over shared interests with insight and humor. They’re the kind conversations you want to drop in on.

The network itself, purchased for a handsome sum by Spotify in February, is a well-managed extension of founder Bill Simmons’ own approach to entertainment journalism. A sports broadcaster by trade, formerly of ESPN and HBO, Simmons laces his commentary with pop culture asides and fanboy passions. …


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Jeff Goldsmith interviews Aaron Sorkin at the Los Angeles Film School

Sifting through the ever-expanding library of podcast content is no easy task. Every niche interest doesn’t just have its own pod; it has its own catalogue. Film podcasts are no different. From awards shows to movie reviews to artist interviews, the sheer amount of content can be overwhelming.

Here are five recommendations for those truly interested in the craft of film, observed from without and within, both the critics’ takes and what the artists themselves have to say.

THE BIG PICTURE

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The Big Picture, brought to you by Bill Simmon’s The Ringer Podcast Network, is ostensibly an Academy Awards show hosted by a couple Gen-Xers/millennials who are completely disillusioned with the Academy Awards but enjoy using it as a foil to discuss the best cinematic achievements of the year. Really, they just want to talk about movies — the culture that produces them and the culture that receives them. …

About

Travis Weedon

Podcast concierge for @PodControl. Regular contributor to the Santa Barbara Independent. Letterbox profile: https://letterboxd.com/tweedon/

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