LENS ME YOUR EARS, the film podcast I co-host with Stephen Cooke continues unabated, despite the fact we had to go back to recording remotely these past few weeks of the third wave lockdown here in Nova Scotia.
The podcast, for those who don’t know, is all about the movies: We see something new in cinemas — or, more often these days on a streaming service — and connect it back to other films from the same genre, the same filmmaker, or a prominent actor. It gives us a chance to see things we haven’t seen before or revisit old favourites and recommend them to each other, and hopefully the occasional listener.
Freshly available is our episode on Danish cinema, our having just seen Riders Of Justice, with Another Round also in our minds from its recent Academy Award triumph. We take a look at Vampyr, Italian For Beginners, In A Better World, A Royal Affair, The Hunt, and The Charmer, amongst others.
If you happen to be reading this on Tuesday, June 1st, and you’re in the Halifax area, you can also tune in to CKDU 88.1FM at 5:30pm for that episode.
Other recent episodes include our look at the films of Emily Blunt — 16 or so years of acting from Our Summer of Love all the way to Wild Mountain Thyme. We also have an episode on movies about gambling, inspired by a terrific collection now available on the Criterion Channel.
Check out our episode celebrating the films of Eddie Murphy, where we talk about Coming To America and the totally not confusingly titled Coming 2 America! There’s also our take on Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and other films available with extended or director’s cuts.