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20+ year veteran of theater, film & television reporting. Truth-teller. Loudmouth.

20+ year veteran of theater, film & television reporting. Truth-teller. Loudmouth.
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United States

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20+ year veteran of theater, film & television reporting. Truth-teller. Loudmouth.

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@davidpoland

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English


Episodes

DP/30: The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Jonathan Majors

11/13/2019
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Jonathan Majors is part of the next wave of American actors that is emerging. He broke out this year in The Last Black Man in San Francisco and you can tell he is ready to move forward. He met with David Poland and talked about his journey and the work. Shot in Los Angeles, November 2019

Duration:00:44:58

DP/30: Joker, Lawrence Sher

10/31/2019
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From the Garden State to the Club Dread guys to Todd Phillips (and more), Lawrence Sher has become a director of photography who is known for capturing both comedy and drama. His latest, Joker, goes in a decidedly more serious director for himself and his often-partner Phillips and has become one of his biggest successes. Sher took some time in his backyard to chat with David Poland. Shot in Los Angeles, October 2019

Duration:00:40:29

DP/30: Ad Astra, composer Max Richter

10/27/2019
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Max Richter is best known as a post-minimalist composer and performer, but now and again works composing scores for movies. His breakout was the documentary Waltzing With Bashir. He's beemn on a run lately with 5 scores in the last 18 months or so, for Hostiles, White Boy Rick, Mary Queen of Scots, last year's Foreign Language nominee Never Look Away, and now, Ad Astra. he stopped by to chat with David Poland about his life and work.

Duration:00:33:13

Oscar So White 2020?

10/25/2019
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Sadly, the group of films about, by or starring people of color that are considered Oscar contenders is very slight again this year. So it seems there is a very good chance that the Top 6 categories (Acting, Directing, Picture) will be without anyone of color.

Duration:00:05:55

DP/30: Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse

10/23/2019
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Willem Dafoe is having an amazing run in an amazing career. The latest example is The Lighthouse, a two-hander in black & white with Rob Pattinson. He sat down with David Poland to discuss the film and why it was a great fit with how he likes to work.

Duration:00:30:41

Review: Teminator: Dark Fate

10/22/2019
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Is the 6th Terminator finally a worthy successor to the first 2? David Poland says, "Yes."

Duration:00:05:45

Scorsese & Francis & Evil, Oh My!!!

10/21/2019
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Last week, Martin Scorsese told a press conference that comic book movies are not cinema and Francis ford Coppola followed up that they are evil. Really?!?! Why this isn't getting the discussion it deserves and the false notions that comic book movies are taking over all of cinema.

Duration:00:05:59

Why Netflix is Afraid of Theatrical

10/18/2019
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Media like to talk about Netflix threatening movie exhibition, but there are some very real reasons why Netflix is afraid to compete in the exhibition market and some very real reasons why they need to get past their fears and dive in.

Duration:00:05:59

Why Exhibition Is Afraid of Netflix

10/18/2019
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There has been an argument made in mainstream media that patriarchal exhibition is threatened on a mortal level by Netflix and the ever-expanding streaming universe. Should exhibition be scared?

Duration:00:05:02

Trump & Weinstein & Hollywood, Oh My!

10/16/2019
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On a frustrating day in the real world, a rambling thought-fart on how these things happen, how we treat each other, and how we move forward.

Duration:00:07:28

MalefiCG 2: Why The Sequel Hurts

10/15/2019
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is not only a bad movie, but it defines the failure of the audience-friendly CG movie to within an inch of its life. "Less is More" has never been more true.

Duration:00:05:16

DP/30: Parasite, Bong Joon Ho

10/10/2019
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Filmmaker Bong is one of the most celebrated writer/directors in the world. His latest film is Parasite, a parable about a poor family and a rich family whose lives intertwine. He took some time to chat with David Poland about the film. To see the video on the interview, visit DP/30 on YouTube.

Duration:00:20:33

Gemini Man: Ang Lee Remakes The Jazz Singer?

10/10/2019
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I thought I was going to review Gemini Man, but there was no point. It's all about the technology.

Duration:00:05:09

Joker: Evil Crap or Masterpiece?

10/1/2019
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My entry into the conversation about whether the world needs to be save from "Joker" or if everyone should be watching it because it is a masterpiece.

Duration:00:05:01

Perspective On Streaming On The Jewish New Year

9/30/2019
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On this, the 5780th Jewish New Year, a little bit of perspective on how we see the news in the film and television business.

Duration:00:05:09

Zigging When Others Are Zagging As A Critic

9/27/2019
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On most movies, film critics float around the middle. Sometimes, we lean to a positive or negative extreme. But what is it like when you are going one direction and it seems like the majority is going hard in the other direction?

Duration:00:05:01

The Case Against The Case Against Jojo Rabbit

9/25/2019
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Jojo Rabbit won the Audience Award at The Toronto International Film Festival, but there are still critics who think it is just too easy on the Nazis to be funny. I disagree. Though the movie is set in Nazi Berlin, I don't think it is really even about WWII or The Holocaust.

Duration:00:05:01

Slowing The Future Down, Streamer By Streamer

9/24/2019
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The hype comes fast and furious, but the truth of the new streaming paradigm is that it has been slowed to a crawl by the very same studios that took 5 years to decide it was time to get into streaming.

Duration:00:05:00

DP/30: Free Solo, Alex Honnold, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

9/24/2019
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The subject of the Oscar winning doc, Free Solo, Alex Honnold and co-director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi sat with David Poland last fall to discuss the film. Amazing film, amazing team.

Duration:00:38:41

An Awful, Awful Emmy Show

9/23/2019
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Finally back to podcasting, the horror of this year's Emmys show cannot go undiscussed (or undisgust).

Duration:00:05:02