"I've always had the Ebert attitude: movies are movies, and they're for everyone."
One of the New Year's Resolutions for The Cinephiliacs this year is to explore the world of cinephiles outside of New York, so Peter decided to make a trip to Chicago to interview the windy city's best and brightest. First up: Keith Phipps, the former head of the pop culture monster The A.V. Club. Keith describes his movement from graduate school to VHS junkie at a local video store in Madison. The two then discuss the world of the AV Club, as well as Keith's own interest in road trip movies and James Bond. Finally, they close out the show with a discussion of a Richard Lester film that doesn't star The Beatles—Petulia, which might actually be the truer landmark of the 1960s.
1:23-6:07 Establishing Shots - Jackie Brown
6:24-44:10 Deep Focus - Keith Phipps
45:21-1:09:20 Double Exposure - Petulia (Richard Lester)
1:09:20-1:13:01 Trivia Round, Close, and Outtake
Read Keith Phipps's work on The AV Club, Slate Magazine, Time Out Chicago, and his Tumblr.
Follow Keith on Twitter.
Highlighted Articles by Keith Phipps
-A Primer on the James Bond films
Other Notes and Links from the Conversation
-Peter on Django Unchained
-Jim Emerson on Django Unchained
-Stephen Thompson on NPR
-A Primer on Robert Bresson
-Matt Singer on The Living Daylights
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