SXSW 2022 is over (you can find the EoM’s coverage here), as is the 2021 Awards Season with the conclusion of the 94th Academy Awards. With assistance from special guests Lindsey Dunn and Joel Winstead, The Cine-Men co-host Darryl Mansel… Read More ›
The Cine-Men Awards Chat: Best Director and Best Picture.
The 94th Academy Awards are nearly upon us which means it’s time for the annual Awards Chat episodes of The Cine-Men! On these final two episodes, co-hosts Darryl Mansel and myself dig into the Best Director and Best Picture categories…. Read More ›
The Cine-Men Awards Chat: Lead Performance Categories with special guests Lindsey Dunn and Joel Winstead.
The 94th Academy Awards are nearly upon us which means it’s time for the annual Awards Chat episodes of The Cine-Men! This time around, co-hosts Darryl Mansel and myself are joined by fellow NCFCA members Lindsey Dunn and Joel Winstead… Read More ›
The Cine-Men Awards Chat: Supporting Categories with special guests Lindsey Dunn and Joel Winstead.
The 94th Academy Awards are nearly upon us which means it’s time for the annual Awards Chat episodes of The Cine-Men! This time around, co-hosts Darryl Mansel and myself are joined by NCFCA members Lindsey Dunn and Joel Winstead to… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 62: Most Anticipated Films of 2022.
After a January hiatus to recover from the usual FYC hullabaloo, The Cine-Men co-hosts Darryl Mansel and I return to talk what’s coming to theaters in 2022. More specifically, we talk about the films we’re most excited to see. With… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 61: Top Ten of 2021.
With 2021 coming to an end, The Cine-Men dig into their top ten favorite films of the year. This is a fantastic time as we get to celebrate some of our favorite films, digging into why they meant so much… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 60: Holiday Movies.
Personal perspective makes all the difference in how one interprets a prompt. When The Cine-Men co-host Darryl Mansel and I came up with this show topic, I took it to mean the films of the Holiday Season (i.e. December-ish), whereas… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 59: Play Adaptations.
It’s with enormous joy that I invite you all to listen to this latest episode of The Cine-Men. What’s so special about this episode? It allows me to go back to my roots, back when I thought I’d be an… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 58: Not-Quite Top Ten of 2021
Every year attention is paid to the top films of the year from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences all the way to the average cinema goer. Before The Cine-Men get into their favorite films of the year,… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 57 – Favorite Cliffhangers.
In our last Cine-Men episode, Darryl and I discussed our favorite cinematic endings. We decided to take it a step further by discussing our favorite cliffhangers. You know the ones: the endings that leave us with our jaws on the… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 56 – Favorite Movie Endings.
One thing that The Cine-Men co-host Darryl Mansel and I agree on is that the ending of the film is as important as the beginning. Good ones either offer clarity, emotional payoff, or, perhaps, something so memorable that it’s the… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 55 – Director’s Cuts.
Sometimes what the studio/distributor releases just doesn’t live up to what the director envisioned. Because of that, we’ve seen countless tweaks, re-edits, and conversions done on films from The Shining to Star Wars. On this latest Cine-Men episode, Darryl and I discuss… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 54 – Favorite Melee Scenes
After an unexpected month-long hiatus in which Douglas covered the Fantasia International Film Festival and Darryl got engaged (heck yeah!), The Cine-Men return to talk about their favorite melee scenes! Before we get to that goodness (& Douglas totally screws… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 53 with special guest Michael Reyes.
The CW’s Leonard Snart, a.k.a. Captain Cold, has four rules for planning: Make the plan. Execute the plan. Expect the plan to go off the rails. Throw away the plan. This may not seem like the ideal way to prevent… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 52 – Most Anticipated Movies of the Back-Half of 2021.
After looking back on our Top Five Favorite Films of 2021, The Cine-Men look forward to talk about their most anticipated films for the rest of the year. To make things more interesting, we’re joined by Meet Me at the… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 51 – Top Five Films of 2021 (So Far)
As we’re six months into 2021, The Cine-Men decided it would be a good time to check-in with their top five films of the year. Though theaters have been open for a while now, there’s more than just what’s at… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 50 – Favorite Party Scenes
50. 50 episodes. After three years of recording, we’ve hit a benchmark I suspect both Darryl and I are shocked to have gotten to. We honor our fiftieth by spending a little time talking about the journey that got us… Read More ›
A Pinch of Cine-Men: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” [Patreon Special Episode Sneak]
December 16th, 2016 saw the release of the eighth Star Wars film, the one-off prequel story Rogue One. It tells the story of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and a hodgepodge of individuals who band together to steal the Death Star plans to… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 49 – Favorite Summer Blockbusters.
Summer may not officially kick off until June 21st, but don’t tell The Cine-Men that! Right about the time the calendar flips to May, movie theaters start churning out releases with big action and big stars as they kick off… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 48 – Favorite Diegetic Music in Film.
Whether it’s a score, licensed tunes, or original material created for a film, the use of music can make or break a scene. Just imagine how less dreadful the opening moments of Jaws would be without John Williams’s score. Or how… Read More ›