EPISODE 532: Chuck Wilson

29 May

In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by LA Weekly/Village Voice film critic Chuck Wilson to discuss Pauline Kael, Barbra Streisand and more.

6 Responses to “EPISODE 532: Chuck Wilson”

  1. Rob Polivka May 30, 2017 at 6:41 am #

    Chuck is friends with Michael Silverblatt??!!

  2. Rob Polivka May 30, 2017 at 11:00 am #

    Wow, this episode was great. And I love the idea of Flickers. Chuck, you have a new fan.

  3. Alex May 30, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    Cool stories, great discussion, and awesome voice. Would love to see him back for that de Palma profile episode (or one for babs).

    Pregnant? Think you’re pregnant, wise guy?

  4. DBSweeney May 30, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

    Have to add my praise regarding having Chuck Wilson on the show. A very engaging guest.

    Please have him back as often as possible.

    Thanks for all the hard effort and episodes, too!

  5. TJ June 1, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    Really enjoyed this one, especially the viewpoints on what a movie review is/should be. Some nice insights I will carry forward in my own writing. It was sort of alluded to in the discussion but I always struggle with the ‘evaluative’ aspect of writing about a movie. I think most readers first think of a review as something evaluative that will answer the basic questions, is it good? Should I see it? Whereas I think of the evaluative aspect as a by-product of the sorts of things you discussed — the experience, the feelings you had watching the film. In my own writing (blog not updated in ages unfortunately) I’ve often taken a deconstructionist approach, trying to determine what I think the filmmaker intended…but I feel I’d be wise to reframe that more in terms of my own experience and consider why I might be seeing things through that particular filter, and incorporate that into the writing. I suppose that’s where the “voice” Chuck talked about starts to break through.

    Thanks guys!

  6. Alexander Miller June 3, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    A lovely and inspiring episode.

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