A Chat with Ben Lyons

So how about a little break from the filmmaker interviews? Yellow Tail — the wine people — have started up a new website that recruits film critics to pair wines with movies, and in connection with that got in touch with me about talking with critic and journalist Ben Lyons. Since I’ve recently been involved in looking back and forward on the present year in film from the genre side (you can hear the Cinefantastique summer review here, and the Chronic Rift fall preview here and here), I thought it might be neat to do a more inclusive overview with Ben, as well as chat a bit about the reviewing life with him.

So here’s a quick little discussion between Ben and me on where we stand so far, and what good stuff may yet be coming. And, if you’re so inclined, you might want to check out the website at reserveyournight.com — the idea’s cool and the recommendations are good. I’m talking with them about contributing as well, there — that stuff’ll probably start in October.

Click on the player to hear the conversation.

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