We’ve been cooking up a little surprise for you guys over the past month or so that we didn’t really announce up until now because we weren’t too sure how it was going to work. Basically, we’ve been talking with Andrew and Kurt from the Movie Patron Cinecast and Marina from Mad About Movies about collaborating on a monthly group podcast that would simply involve watching some particularly noteworthy films and dissecting them. Not so much from an academic or critical point of view, but just from a personal enjoyment point of view, discussing what we got out of each movie and how it fits into the world of cinema at large. The idea is to make it sort of like a “book club” for movies, where we announce what we’re going to watch ahead of time, and you can watch it and then follow along with us afterwards.
So this week we managed to hook up on the internet via Skype and record an episode. It was just supposed to be sort of a test run, but we think it turned out good enough to share with all of you. Unfortunately Marina and Greg couldn’t make it, but hopefully they will be involved in future episodes (and who knows, maybe some other rotating contributors as well). The movies featured in this first episode are: Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and Todd Field’s Little Children. Keep in mind that since the intention is for these discussions to dig a little deeper than a review, there can and will be spoilers. Have a listen and let us know what you think; also feel free to send in suggestions for movies to talk about in forthcoming episodes. (Note: We’ll be setting up a separate page and RSS feed in the next week or so.)The Movie Club Podcast: Episode 1 (60 MB)