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A Place for Film – Film Criticism

On this week's episode we invite Craig Simpson from the Lilly to discuss the current state of film criticism.

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Episode 37 – Discussing Film Criticism

On this week’s episode we invite Craig Simpson from the Lilly Library back to the show to discuss the current state of film criticism. We discuss our favorite film critics, how we read criticism, and how we go about critiquing films for the show.

In our opening segment, Andy and Jason discuss their experience seeing X-Men First Class. One of us loved it, the other had some problems. Listen in to see who’s who! And Andy didn’t have as much time to watch movies this week, but he did play a very cinematic video game with a Noir feel.  Jason also updates us on his quest to watch 300 movies in 12 months. Come back every week to see how he’s doing.

And since this is Craig’s second time on the podcast, it’s up to him to list his 5 Favorite Films. He brings in a really interesting list.

After discussing film criticism at length, we take some time to play the Recommendations game. For the uninitiated, this game is when we list a category, and everyone tries to recommend a movie in that category. Feel free to comment on this post with your own categories, or send us a message on Twitter: @iucinemapodcast

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Films discussed in this episode:

A Hard Days Night
All That Jazz
American Psycho
Bourne Ultimatum
Brazil
Carlos
Casablanca
Cast Away
Che
Field of Dreams
Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
Ghost Writer
Gosford Park
Green Lantern
Hard Boiled
Hereafter
Incendies
LA Noire (game)
M
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Meek’s Cutoff
Mesrine
Mission: Impossible 2
Mr. Poppers Penguins
Munich
Once upon a time in America
Once Upon A Time in the West
One False Move
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Queen of the Sun
Rear Window
Red Cliff
Silent Light
Sweet smell of success
The American
The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly
The Graduate
The Kennel Murder Case
The Stranger
Third Man
Titanic
Twilight
West Side Story
X-men
X-men First Class

A Hard Days Night
All That Jazz
American Psycho
Bourne Ultimatum
Brazil
Carlos
Casablanca
Cast Away
Che
Field of Dreams
Fistful of dollars
For a few dollars more
Ghost writer
Gosford Park
Green Lantern
Hard Boiled
Hereafter
Incendies
LA Noire (game)
M
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Meek’s Cutoff
Mesrine
Mission: Impossible 2
Mr. Poppers Penguins
Munich
Once upon a time in America
Once Upon A Time in the West
One False Move
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Queen of the Sun
Rear Window
Red Cliff
Silent Light
Sweet smell of success
The American
The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly
The Graduate
The Kennel Murder Case
The Stranger
Third Man
Titanic
Twilight
West Side Story
Xmen
Xmen first class

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Andy Hunsucker

Andy Hunsucker is the creator and co-host of A Place for Film - The IU Cinema podcast. Along with his co-host Jason Thompson, he produces a weekly podcast focusing on events at the IU Cinema, and film at Indiana University. He also designs posters and video animations for the Cinema on a volunteer basis.

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