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Monthly movie podcast, with bonus episodes throughout, that center around the work of one director per show. Hosted by Jim Laczkowski & Patrick Ripoll for the first hundred episodes or so, then Brad Strauss and Al Kwiatkowski took their place.

Director's Club Director's Club

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 11 Ratings

Monthly movie podcast, with bonus episodes throughout, that center around the work of one director per show. Hosted by Jim Laczkowski & Patrick Ripoll for the first hundred episodes or so, then Brad Strauss and Al Kwiatkowski took their place.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Why The Face ,

Made me love Movies.

When I first discovered the Directors Club Podcast, I was at a time in my young cinephile life, where I didn't know where to go. I was feeling quite frustrated with the whole process. I was trying to write a film blog that was going nowhere, my friends weren't interested in hearing me talk about film all the time, my family felt my obsession was unhealthy. Then I first listened to this podcast, and it revitalized my interest in film. Simply put, Jim and Patrick are the best. No this isn't the podcast for you if you want to hear about how the latest CGI filled action picture was "so cool", rather this is the podcast for those of you who want to hear about truly good films. Who want both an intellectual and emotional response to a piece of art.

It's a podcast for those who truly love cinema.

alechs ,

Makes you fall in love with directors (and film) again.

The success of the duo is their ability to make a director's body of work fun, accessible and recognizable. While a cinema buff might not find the discussion all that new, I think the podcast provides discussion and career synopsis on directors that might not receive the attention of mass audiences (before or anymore). The added thrill/gimmick of bickering guests on specific episodes (de Palma) ramps up the entertainment.

As for personalities, Patrick and Jim are affable, charming individuals who enjoy intellectual films but are not above trashy pleasures. The two have a good chemistry and their intro/segue jiggles make other podcasts look lazy and second rate.

Seriously, if you enjoy films then how could you avoid a podcast on directors? This is definitely a download.

Frank Luceros ,

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it's only ok, they seem to be a tad pretentious and love to hear themselves talk just a wee bit too much. But, worth listening to if you don't read book or have anything meaningful to do.

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