More Illegal Than Fiction (feat. Natalie Serber & Nick White)
With our dear Noah and several thousand writers visiting Portland for AWP ’19 last week, we cracked the spine live and in-person on a related podcast category: the writer as forger, as plagiarist, as literary Danny Ocean. This time out, Be Reel reviews “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2018), “The Hoax” (2007) and “Secret Window” (2004) for a three-movie slate of word crimes. Plus, we’re joined by two esteemed authors who’d never do any of this shady shit — Natalie Serber (“Shout Her Lovely Name”) and Nick White (“Sweet and Low”) — to discuss their favorite films about writers.
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.