Hello, and welcome back you crazy kids.
Episode 3 marks the first time we’ve started recording under our new name, and just in time! Andrew O’Hehir (Salon’s Beyond the Multiplex) and Glenn Kenny (Some Came Running) return to Grassroots to give us their thoughts on what should be a surprise at this year’s New York Film Festival (which began this past Friday evening).
We go over the hit-making process, Glenn’s recent delve into the newly released Godfather collection (the first two films are now playing at Film Forum) and O’Hehir defends his loving takedowns of Burn After Reading and Towelhead.
So listen on, and join us next time as Keith Uhlich, Steven Boone and Lauren Wissot take our place at the bar while Vadim goes across the country in search of himself and I look for work in Manhattan.
As always, thanks to our guests, and if you see Vadim or me at the bar, buy us a drink and employ us. John Lichman
John Lichman is a freelance writer who contributes to The Reeler, Primetime A&E [print only] and anyone with cash. He works odd jobs to afford his vices, sleeps on couches and can drink Vadim Rizov under a table.
Keith Uhlich is editor of The House Next Door.
Glenn Kenny is the man, the myth, the legend.
Andrew O’Hehir is former mentor of the Andy Kaufman of journalism (three guesses).