La Femme Espionage
There’s nothing more compelling than an unlikely spy — especially a good femme fatale out of her depth! Noah and Chance gather their best intelligence (read: listening to Marc Maron’s podcast) and are fully authorized to debrief you on Jennifer Lawrence in “Red Sparrow,” Angelina Jolie in “Salt” and Melissa McCarthy in “Spy.”
We talk star power, agency in female-led action movies and why Paul Feig might need to reassess the way he spoofs genres. Much the way Chance recently hoisted razor clams out of the unforgiving Washington coastline, the guys dig at why audiences love some spy movies and pass on others (hint: it might be contemporary Russophobia!). While neither Chance nor Noah have gone to secret government podcasting school to train in the art of auditory manipulation, their love of critiquing is God given. The game is on!
our favorite movies
Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.