6 episodes

A film podcast from Michael Csorba and Patrick Farrell, discussing the movies we watch, from story to cinematography, acting to editing, and everything in between. Listen to hear some commentary on popular films, directors, cinematographers, and our opinions on what we watch and see.

The Backlight Podcast Michael Csorba & Patrick Farrell

    • TV & Film

A film podcast from Michael Csorba and Patrick Farrell, discussing the movies we watch, from story to cinematography, acting to editing, and everything in between. Listen to hear some commentary on popular films, directors, cinematographers, and our opinions on what we watch and see.

    Send in the Clown - #6

    Send in the Clown - #6

    Pat and Mike talk about the world famous clown in his new iteration, Joker, played by Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips. 


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Diversity in Film - #5

    Diversity in Film - #5

    Pat and Mike talk about films of different cultures and backgrounds, and the idea of filmmakers and films being inclusive, not just based on race or identity.


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Neo Western - #4

    The Neo Western - #4

    The Western went out with a bang a few years ago, and now it's time for a new sheriff in town, understanding why the Westerns were the way they are, and what new movies can do to address the good, the bad, and the ugly of what a Western used to be in American cinema.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Directed by the Cinematographer - #3

    Directed by the Cinematographer - #3

    This week we talk about Roger Deakins, one of our favorite cinematographers, and the delicate relationship of a director and their cinematographer when creating a film.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Master of Mazes - #2

    Master of Mazes - #2

    Denis Villenueve has a great catalog of films, like Sicario, Arrival, Prisoners, Blade Runner 2047. He creates immersive worlds, and gorgeous themes, but Pat and I wanted to talk today on the symbolism of mazes in his movies.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Action in Cinema - #1

    Action in Cinema - #1

    In this episode, Pat and Mike talk about two action movies, comparing thematic and cinematic elements that make them fun to watch.

    • 1 hr 30 min

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