Monday, August 25, 2014

Filmwhys Podcast: Dead Poets Society and Darkman

A few weeks ago, Nathan (perhaps better known as Bubbawheat from Flights, Tights & Movie Nights) asked me to partake in his inventive Filmwhys podcast. As the guest, I was permitted to choose two films to discuss: a classic Nathan hasn’t seen, and a superhero movie I’ve missed. At the time, I was on a Polanski kick, and instinctually chose Chinatown as our classic, followed by Sam Raimi’s Darkman as our superhero flick. A few days later, Robin Williams passed, and I asked Nathan if we could swap Chinatown for Dead Poets Society, which Nathan graciously agreed to do.

Below is the link to our conversation, which, in addition to the films themselves, we talk about the importance of good teachers, the Bechdel test, the value of kitsch, and how crazy it is the Nathan and I have the same last name.


8 comments:

  1. It was a real pleasure to have you on the show, I think we had a great discussion about both films and the tangents.

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    1. Thanks again for having me on man. I loved our tangents - made for a great chat all together.

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  2. Alex, one of the reasons I enjoy your reviews so much is that you DO talk about more than just what the film is about, so I was glad that was reflected here. Great job from both of the Withrows (had to say it).

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    1. Thanks Drew, really appreciate that. Was so happy Nathan let us go off and talk about some others things as well!

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  3. Thanks for the heads up man! I really must see Darkman now.

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    1. No problem! It's a fun little flick, Darkman.

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  4. Very interesting chat. Your discussion on Robin Williams was very good. I will also have to check out Darkman now as well.

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    1. Thanks for listening! Darkman's a fun little film, for sure. Neeson has a blast with it.

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