Hey, podcast lovers! Stephen Cooke and I have been getting together to talk movies a couple times a month, and these Lens Me Your Ears conversations—we see a new film and talk about how it relates to older pictures in the same genre or by the same filmmaker—you can listen to every second Tuesday at 5:30pm on CKDU 88.1 FM in Halifax.
You can also find them as a podcast, put together by the good people at the Village Soundcast Network.
The most recent episodes are now online. The first is a Getting To Know Us episode, which is where Stephen and I share our bona fides—how we got interested in film, our experiences as film writers and arts reporters, and a shortlist of our favourite movies of all time.
Stephen’s got a soft spot of John Huston’s films, especially The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Man Who Would Be King.
My favourites include Chinatown (the image above of Jack Nicholson, and the banner header of this blog) and Lost In Translation.
The second is our episode on Musicals, what with La La Land having been on everyone’s mind right up to the Academy Awards in February. I made sure to mention the recent musicals I liked more than La La Land, such as London Road and Hail, Caesar!, while Stephen goes back in time to some early favourites of his, like Golden Dawn.
If you give us a listen, thanks very much! If you really love us, you can throw us some coins at our Patreon account.