Hello, 2023! The Cine-Men return from their annual January hiatus with a brand-new episode! Before we turn our attention to what we’re excited to see in 2023, to our thoughts on the Oscars, to the load road to episode 100,… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 78: Murder Mysteries
With the brief theatrical release of Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and its imminent release on Netflix December 23rd, The Cine-Men co-hosts Darryl Mansel and myself thought it would be fun to explore some of our favorite murder… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 76: Animated Universes We Want No Parts Of
The Cine-Men co-host Darryl Mansel and myself continue our trend of weirdness. In this episode we discuss the various animated worlds in cinema that exist and identify the one’s we’d like to (or not) live in. (Mostly not.) Join us… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 74: 90-Minute Movies.
“No good movie is long enough and no bad movie is short enough.” – Roger Ebert While Mr. Ebert is correct, there’s something about cuing up a film and finding out it’s 90 minutes. There’s a promise of a tightly-packed,… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 73: Favorite Fourth Wall Breaks.
Inspired by a prompt found on TikTok, The Cine-Men decided to ask themselves what moments in cinema in which the characters either acknowledge the audience or generally establish they know they’re in a film (a.k.a. a Fourth Wall Break) are… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 70: Top Five Films of 2022 (So Far).
As we’re officially halfway through the year, it’s time to discuss the films that are at the top The Cine-Men’s recommendation lists. We’ve got foreign films, blockbusters, documentaries, and more between the two of us! Of course, with the recent… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 69 with special guest intimacy coordinator Samantha McDonald.
As always, when you expect The Cine-Men to dodge, we weave, and when you expect us to bob, we swerve. That’s why when it came time to plan out our 69th episode, co-host Darryl Mansel and I decided to get… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 68: Favorite Female-Led Action Films with special guest Carol Cowles.
Coming off Episode 67, we had to establish that Tom Cruise doesn’t hold the patent on action and that there are plenty of places to see proper stunts. To do that, The Cine-Men co-host Darryl Mansel and I turned toward… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 65: Favorite Alt-Reality Films.
On this latest episode of The Cine-Men, myself and Darryl Mansel decide that we’re tired of what is and opt to explore what could have been or what could be in a different universe. That’s right, we’re talking about our… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 64: Favorite Sequels.
After so much seriousness, The Cine-Men decided to take a step back and explore something more fun: sequels. These stories may seek to replicate prior adventures, build off of them to create something new, or blow it all up in… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 63: Favorite Best Picture Winners.
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: 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, 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 ›