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You Can't Win

Jul 27, 2020

Hateful return guest 'Ed Buck' drops in to share his negative opinions on film criticism. We talk about the (often false) dichotomy between blockbusters and festival films. Ed is not hopeless, though, that people could still make some good movies, while Don starts wondering about why to write at all.

Mentioned: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, 12 Years a Slave, Get Out, White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, Blow-Up, Vitalina Varela, "A Certain Tendency in French Cinema" by François Truffaut, The Last Jedi, Avatar, Pere Ubu by Alfred Jarry.

Recommendations: Taste of Cherry (Kiarostami), Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (Wenders), Le Gai Savoir (Godard).