A few new episodes of Stephen Cooke and my film podcast, LENS ME YOUR EARS. The newest is a look back at some of the better-known and lesser-known films of Sylvester Stallone after having seen the mostly god-awful Rambo: Last Blood. We’ve also explored the interesting and eccentric work of Keanu Reeves, given his ubiquity in films in recent months including Toy Story 4 and Always Be My Maybe. We also watched Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood, and given when the film is set, we discuss films from 1969. We also watched Good Boys and It and explore films that feature kids, but may not be for kids.
My less frequent podcast that accompanies this blog, FLAW IN THE IRIS: THE FILM PODCAST, has a new episode up, too. In it I speak with science-fiction scholar Jesse Hiltz about the James Gray picture, Ad Astra.
If you like talk about movies, please check these out!
And one more thing: I’d like to dedicate these episodes to someone who I didn’t know well, but who was a kind and important person in the small world of Halifax movie-going. His name was Dwight, and he worked at the Cineplex at Park Lane Mall. Word came over the transom yesterday that he has passed away. My thoughts are with his colleagues and any family he may have left behind.
Dwight was friendly and well-informed about film, and always a pleasure to speak with.
His favourite movie was The Wild Bunch. He’ll be missed.