The original title for this episode was “My Black Eye,” due to the massive shiner I gave myself after faceplanting onto my bookshelf. But we thought about it and decided to go with “Ethnocore!” Why Ethnocore? It has something to do with the SXSW list, I promise. This time out, we’re joined by special guest and House contributor Zach Wigon to discuss the rather interesting topic of political films—trust me, it’s a topic that surprised me considering the answers. Also debated: the Lumet series currently playing at Film Forum and whether ol’ Sid is worth it. The best moment of the night goes to Vadim as he effectively eulogizes and praises the current trend of film criticism amid postulations that critics just aren’t appreciated by the public and that the Internet is the answer! W00t!
Special thanks to Zach for coming out and putting up with several lowbrow remarks. Next week’s episode should be even better: we’ll be going into uncharted territory with the Oscars. Will there be blood? Is a knocked up Ellen Page a shoe-in? Why do the Best Animated Picture nods always suck?! We’ll have S.T. VanAirsdale (The Reeler, Little Gold Men) joining us at the bar to help answer these questions and more. Until then, if you see us Vadim or ME (thanks ali) at the bar, buy us a drink. JL
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John Lichman is a freelance writer who contributes to The Reeler, Primetime A&E and anyone with cash. He works odd jobs to afford his vices, sleeps on couches and can drink Vadim Rizov under a table.