Episode 55: Brad Silberling

Episode 55: Brad Silberling

It has been a very long time, but an interview came along that I didn't want to pass up.  Brad Silberling is best known for some of his very personal albeit mainstream fare like CITY OF ANGELS or MOONLIGHT MILE.  But he's made a couple of children's films as well as independent features where the emphasis is on character and performance.  Brad's latest is more the latter, a subdued and intimate character study featuring the legendary Ben Kingsley. AN ORDINARY MAN is now available on-demand and streaming everywhere, and it's definitely worth a look.  Brad shares some stories of his past work as well as what it took for him to return after a very long hiatus (sounds familiar). 

Bonus Episode: 1988 Year In Review (Part 1 & 2)

Bonus Episode: 1988 Year In Review (Part 1 & 2)

This special 2-part bonus episode will continue every February, every year.  For 2018 of course, we travel back to 1988 and relive the entire year.  Just about every weekend of releases are mentioned from classics like WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT to obscure discoveries like BAGDAD CAFE.  How much will Jim & Erik argue the merits of certain horror movie sequels?  Does either David Byrne or Bono come up courtesy of superfan Collin?   You'll have to listen to the 4 and a half hours of conversation to find out.  The intermission begins at about the 02:15:00 mark and the show continues for Part Two!

Episode 54: Steven T. Hanley

Episode 54: Steven T. Hanley

Steven T. Hanley is an entertainment journalist, takes photographs, and curates films at Moth Club, Hackney. His work has appeared in Vice, The Quietus, Little White Lies, Huck, The Fanzine and Clash Magazine. He's been a movie fanatic since childhood, contacted me as a result of hearing Director's Club, and has a lot of passionate opinions surrounding the world of pop culture.  We talk about his experiences as an interviewer, such as talking to a few heroes like Marc Maron, Bret Easton Ellis and a personal favorite of mine, Max Richter.

Episode 53: Ray Padgett

Episode 53: Ray Padgett

Ray Padgett founded the blog Cover Me in 2007 and has run it ever since, growing it into the largest blog devoted to cover songs on the web.  Yours truly has been featured on there several times under different monikers. Ray's writing has appeared in SPIN, MTV, Vice, Consequence of Sound, and more and he’s been interviewed as an expert on cover songs by the Wall Street Journal and the BBC.