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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Bill speaks with film blogger and podcaster Brian Saur about the origins of his many endeavors, from his long-running Rupert Pupkin Speaks site to the recent Pure Cinema and Just The Discs podcasts. Other topics discussed include Saur’s in-progress documentary on author Danny Peary, the influence of social media on initial viewing experiences, the merits of film lists and the circumstances that can lead a person to record podcasts from within a car alongside their dog.
 
Read Rupert Pupkin Speaks:
 
Hear Pure Cinema Podcast:
 
Hear Just The Discs:
 
Hear The Gentlemen’s Guide To Midnite Cinema Interview with Danny Peary:
http://ggtmc.libsyn.com/bonus-35-interview-with-danny-peary
 
Hear the Off The Shelf Podcast:
http://criterioncast.com/category/podcast/off-the-shelf

Watch clips from Brian Saur's upcoming documentary on Danny Peary:
Danny Peary Documentary
 
See Brian Saur in the documentary The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time: https://www.amazon.com/Space-Invaders-Search-Lost-Time/dp/B00C8PK4ZG/ref=sr_1_5?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1490474833&sr=1-5    
Mar 13, 2017
Bill speaks with film critic Nick Pinkerton about his experiences and practices as a writer, from his initial reviews for Reverse Shot to becoming a regular contributor at publications like The Village Voice, Sight & Sound, Artforum and Film Comment. Other topics discussed include the late Kim’s Video chain, the importance of great editors, moderating Q&As, New York City film culture, criticism in the age of social media, work/life balance and the professional hazards that can come from having the wrong attitude about frozen yogurt.
 
Read Nick Pinkerton’s film criticism:
 
 
Hear Nick Pinkerton on the Film Comment Podcast:
 
Read Nick Pinkerton's essay for the Criterion Collection on ANATOMY OF A MURDER: Anatomy of a Murder: Atomization of a Murder
 
Buy Severin Films' special edition Blu-Ray of THE KILLING OF AMERICA, which includes the supplementary feature "Mondo Mania", Nick Pinkerton's examination of Italian shockumentary films.
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