S2 E31 - Odie Henderson and Writing About the Movies
Odie Henderson writes for Rogerebert.com, Slant, and Big Door Vandalism. He has been published in The Village Voice, Vulture, and much more. He is one of my very favorite film critics writing today. He is totally open and honest in such a refreshing way. We talk about falling in love with movies, growing up in Jersey, Martin Scorsese, "women's pictures", horror movies, and more. Check out his great writing on rogerebert.com and other places.
Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Michael Snydel, and Bill Graham are joined by special guest Odie Henderson to discuss Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, which is now on Netflix. It's an epic, nearly three-hour discussion exploring the consciously dissonant choices of Spike Lee's movies, representations of masculine pain in film, genre tropes as a cinematic narrative shorthand, the greatness of Delroy Lindo, the process of thoughtful criticism and incorporating film history, and more.We also want to direct our listeners to this resource, where you can learn about ways to help out in your community in the fight against injustice and inequality: blacklivesmatters.carrd.coEnter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. For a limited time, all new Patreon supporters will receive a free Blu-ray/DVD. After becoming a contributor, e-mail email@example.com for an up-to-date list of available films.
For today's Crizzlecast, I speak to Odie Henderson, fellow African-American film scribe and all-around super genius. (As you listen to the podcast, you'll find out that I'm SO not kidding about that.) It seems quite a few people have expressed interest in hearing me and Henderson rap a taste. Considering this would be our first time speaking, I was wondering how we'd hit it off. As you'll hear in this episode, he's practically my brother from another mother. We talk about it all: movies, growing up as black nerds, Republicans, racism, why black folks can't seem to get it together, Armond White, Here Comes the Boom, etc. It's another episode that was truly enjoyable for me. Hope you enjoy it too.