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Playback with Kris Tapley

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From top directors to popular stars, hear the stories behind many of today’s hottest films.

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These hosts don’t care about women

I listened to multiple episodes & really enjoyed hearing the interviews as well as the awards conversations that happened in earlier episodes. All of that enjoyment ended when I went back & listened to the episode where they discussed the then upcoming release of the film Birth of a Nation. Not only did they slide right past the rape accusations of the director and main star, referring to it in passing as a “controversy”, they then went on to discuss the film’s Oscar hopes & box office prospects, insisting that people should go ahead & see the movie despite the fact the 2 writers of the story raped a woman that eventually committed suicide. First of all, I hope all the pretend progressive white critics that fawned over Birth of a Nation have seen the overwhelmingly negative response to the film from African Americans & have realized that all the crawling all over themselves they did to praise the film in an effort to prove their wokeness was not only completely ridiculous, but also now serves as a running joke in black film critic circles. Secondly, are Hollywood critics really this out of touch? I’m sure in the wake of the Metoo movement & kavanaugh hearings these “liberal” writers all present themselves as allies to women that have been assaulted, but people like Kris Tapley, who not only embraced but PRAISED an accused rapist simply because he decided to go to bat for a film that was eventually universally panned, & because he thought doing so would make him seem less racist, have really proven that the men in Hollywood truly don’t care about women, and it takes an entire global movement of women standing up & speaking out for them to realize “hey, maybe a women’s worth, dignity & humanity really do matter more than the art of filmmaking.” Pathetic.

A Cinefile-tastic Podcast

I stumbled upon this podcast after the Jonah Hill episode was released. I think I was linked here from Twitter. After I listened to the great conversation lead by great questions from Kris Tapley, I went and download all of the past episodes. This podcast should be way more popular than it is. Kris is the film journalist for the filmmaker. He clearly understands the filmmaker and the process, and appreciates it. He loves it. It's very evident in the topics he chooses to bring up in the interview. While A LOT of film critics and journalist tend to harp on the negative for a sound bite, or some film critics constantaly gripe on the storyline of a film as if that is the ONLY element of filmmaking that matters. Mr. Tapley dives into discussions about shooting, editing, music, and all other parts of the filmmaking craft that make the movie going experience such a treasued passtime for the fellow cinefile. His guests seem to be very relaxed during the conversations. If you want a podcast that celebrates the cast & crew of film as much as it explores the critical topics that are necessary and current, subscribe immediately to PLAYBACK. The other day I drove around Los Angeles looking at movie billboards for half the day while listening to these conversations. It really was a great day in the LA LA Land of filmmaking. Thanks Kris! Keep up the great work!

Stumbled across this podcast—

After seeing Blackkklansman made me curious to learn more about the cast. Fantastic find. Keep up the great work—and thanks!

Playback with Kris Tapley
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  • Category: TV & Film
  • Language: English

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