PODCAST! Ep. 30: How Mad affected movie criticism, the half-year's best, The Last Black Man in San Francisco and more


Can you believe we’ve recorded 30 of these? The assembled critics all fess up to how Mad magazine affected their young take on movies, and we consider whether the mag may have actually had a heavy influence on film criticism in general. (Just rattling off the spoof titles is fun in its own right).

The year is half over, so we talk about some of the high points of those mostly crappy six months (among them: Apollo 11 and Level 16). And Liam’s review of The Last Black Man in San Francisco engenders an interesting discussion of the politics of gentrification.