One Day Romances (feat. April Wolfe)
A love so great it spawned a movie and this podcast episode. Thanks, Obamas. We lead off our discussion of romance movies set during a single day with the new film “Southside With You.” First, Chance speaks with LA Weekly’s lead film critic April Wolfe about the movie’s ambitious premise, odd diction and political bubble. (Find April’s work here and follow her on Twitter here.)
At 27 minutes, Noah and Chance move to “Before Sunrise,” discussing what makes Richard Linklater so sneaky great and whether you have to believe love exists to put up with Ethan Hawke’s performance. At the 37-minute mark, they conclude with “A Single Man” and whether Tom Ford successfully transformed a voice-driven novella about a man’s last day of life into a meaningful clothing and home decor catalog.
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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.