Part of what I like about podcasting is the way they become snapshots of one’s thoughts and opinions.

This episode, for instance, was recorded a few days before I sat down to write my final review. I’d had a chance to sit with the film for a little while, but hadn’t fully hashed-out where it was sitting with me. Like many of the films that have stuck with me the most over the last several years, BOYHOOD required thought and consideration. Not as to whether-or-not I liked it (that much was clear), but how much I liked it and what ways it had affected me.

So within the span of this episode, you’ll hear a mild amount of uncertainty between really-goodness or greatness. While that uncertainty would dissipate in the days that follow, and disappear completely by the time I published my review, it is recorded here for posterity to remind me that love and appreciation for art can grow…in days as easily as it can in years.

So while an article or essay can be revised, re-edited, re-considered, and re-published…what one says on-air is caught and released out into the world.

It almost makes me wish I had more episodes on films like FARGO, THE THIN RED LINE, or 2001; A SPACE ODYSSEY that I initially disliked.


Here’s what’s in store in episode one-hundred-and-seventeen…


85 minutes

Up for Discussion

1. Introduction
2. KNOW YOUR ENEMY– Q& A with this week’s guest, Andrew James (2:59)
3. COME TALK TO ME – Fielding some listener feedback on spoilers (15:42)
4. THE NEW SLANG – Review and reaction to BOYHOOD (32:49)
5. THE OTHER SIDE – Andrew couples BAMBI (57:36)
6. THE OTHER SIDE – Ryan couples SLACKER (1:09:26)

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