Thursday, February 18, 2010

Podcast Rollcall: Battleship Pretension

Genre: Film Analysis/Criticism

What It's About: Former film students and longtime friends David Bax and Tyler Smith introduce a new topic every week, and discuss films that fit into said topic. They are frequently joined by actor or comedian guests. Every tenth episode, they profile a filmmaker's career.

Why You Should Care: If you don't immediately get the play on words of the show's title, you probably shouldn't care. If you do get it, welcome aboard! Although David and Tyler are relative unknowns, their breadth of knowledge about the history of world cinema lends itself to fascinating coverage of each topic they address. Film enthusiasts will find themselves always engaged in the hosts' conversations, and scrambling for pen and paper to jot down recommendations.

Frequency: Weekly

Average Length: Roughly an hour

As always, if you become a regular listener to a podcast that solicits donations, try to find a way to make the occasional contribution.

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