Potpourri: Contributions on Other Sites

Be sure to check out some of the reviews and contributions I’ve made to other sites!

  • Over at Filmoria I posted a review of the John Travolta/Robert DeNiro thriller Killing Season (out in theaters now). This review was fun to write (even if the film wasn’t that much fun to watch.)
  • Also at Filmoria, my first book review in a long time–a review of Matt Phelan’s graphic novel Bluffton: My Summer with Buster Keaton. If you’re a fan of The Great Stone Face (or your kid is!) check out this charming children’s novel.
  • Lastly, Man of Steel was incredibly polarizing. So much so that I argued its Pros and Cons with other Filmorians and stopped by Outside the Envelope (the DearFilm podcast) to talk to hosts Brian and Rick about poor Pa Kent, Lois Lane, and film franchises. ┬áNote of caution, the podcast is NSFW because we’re potty mouths.

Podcastin’ Away Part Quatre

Aside

I’ve been lucky enough to serve as a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, Outside the Envelope, in back-to-back episodes. It started with a guest appearance in which we had a thrilling and challenging conversation about Rian Johnson’s fantastic sci-fi-infused Looper. I love this podcast because hosts Rick and Brian are super knowledgeable, gracious, and enthusiastic. It was a fruitful conversation, and they even managed to make me question my own feminist interpretation of the film. Check this podcast out here. (There are spoiler-free sections before we get into the nitty-gritty.)

While recording the Looper podcast, Rick and Brian mentioned they might be covering the a capella film Pitch Perfect, starring Anna Kendrick. Since I’m a huge fan of collegiate and professional a capella, it seemed like I was a good fit and I promised to come back as a guest. Sure enough, Rick and Brian’s readers voted that they cover Pitch Perfect on the podcast, and what resulted is one of the most hysterical, vitriolic podcasts I’ve ever recorded. I try to balance the criticisms of the film with praise, but as you’ll hear, it’s hard to defend. Check this podcast out here. (Be forewarned, there’s no spoiler-free section on this podcast.)