I listened to this podcast for two years because I thought that I kind of had to in order to be a real cinephile. But recently I realized I am just wasting my time listening to two more dudes give their (white) hot takes on something. Every week for two years I’ve put up with an hour and a half of long-winded analysis, bickering, shameless self-promotion, and a really long, totally bizarre segment in which two grown men badly reenact movie scenes ?? except it’s a podcast, so only audio ??? When male film critics outnumber female film critics 5:1, the last thing we need is yet another platform for straight white men to tell us which movies to go see.
Listen. Being a cinephile doesn’t mean you have to suffer. If you like suffering and want to hear two white guys argue for hours and hours, turn on Fox News. However, if you (like me) are tired of suffering but still love movies, I highly recommend the much better spin-off Filmspotting SVU and The Next Picture Show, both of which have at least some diversity of perspectives/voices.