It is with no small amount of excitment that I’m letting you know about a new venture, The Lunch. Based on the argument that Movie Podcasts need a touch of the short sharp shock and a bit of civilizing common ground, The Lunch is simple in execution: Myself and a guest go for lunch for about an hour, my treat. We then talk for a half-hour on-the-record; 25 minutes on film, and 5 minutes on where we had lunch, and how we enjoyed lunch. I’m working with the good folks at GeekNation.com on this, and you can talk to them about your subscription needs — but if you’re here, hey, you might enjoy it. In the first edition of The Lunch, recorded at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, I speak with Drew McWeeny of hitfix.com about the films of the fest like “Lawless,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Amour”; we also talk about Kebab, as served in Cannes, and digress about sauces and Shwarma-hype.
You can sample below, but click right here to the link where you can listen and enjoy; if you like it, tell your friends. Because starting today, every week I’ll be talking to a film maker to a film critic about the art, the science, the joy of movies — and, also, about what we had for The Lunch.