So, it’s no secret, regular readers and listeners, that I’ve let my FLAW IN THE IRIS: THE FILM PODCAST go a little quiet recently. But I’m here to tell you it’s back—at least for now—with three new episodes!

I wanted to connect with fellow cinephiles here in Halifax who go to trouble of putting together a list of their favourite films of the year. Please go to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher to listen to my conversations with Tara Thorne, Mark Palermo, and James Covey, about their takes on the best five features of 2018. And if you were wondering where my list is… it’s coming. Check back regularly and you’ll see it before long.

I was also on CTV Morning Live last week, previewing feature films opening through the holidays, and providing an advance review of If Beale Street Could Talk, which I’ll review in the next couple of weeks when it opens in cinemas. It was great to be back on the show with Heidi Petracek! Here’s that clip.

I’m wearing my Simon Pegg shirt.


And the other podcast I do, LENS ME YOUR EARS with Stephen Cooke, has new episodes up, too. Our recent look at Robin Hood movies is now available, as is our look at Spy Spoofs, and the many versions of A Star Is Born, and depending on when you’re reading this, we’ve also got an episode on the work of recent filmmakers who’ve recently passed away to close out 2018: Bernardo Bertolucci, Nicolas Roeg, Penny Marshall, and screenwriter William Goldman.

Lens Me Your Ears Podcast

If it’s not up yet, it will be soon, so subscribe on Apple Podcasts or get the Stitcher app and you’ll get notified when it arrives.

Thanks for reading, thanks for watching, thanks for listening. More reviews coming soon on the blog as I catch up on the holiday releases…


About the author


Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.