Jack will join film critic Mark Kermode as part of podcast Kermode on Film.
Arguing the positives and criticisms of film, director Jack Howard will join Mark in discussing films past and present. The trailer for the podcast is already available to stream and download on Apple, Spotify, and Acast.
Speaking to TenEighty, Jack explains how joining Mark on the podcast came to be: “Earlier this year [Mark] invited me to do a Kermode Uncut video on his YouTube channel.”
“This will have been the 2nd time I’ve done this, so I’m still massively nervous, because Mark is still a hero to me. After we’ve finished filming, I think it’s gone well, I held my own against him the best I could. But then he turns to me and says ‘we should make a show together’ and I say ‘yeah alright’ in my most Sure Jan tone. But he said ‘I’m not being facetious, we should’. Turns out he wasn’t, and here we are.”
The podcast will include highlights from the monthly live shows, Mark Kermode Live in 3D held at the BFI Southbank, whose recent guests have included Sir Michael Caine, Gemma Arterton, Sam Mendes, Richard Ayoade, Rob Brydon and many more. Additionally it will involve ‘2001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ and ‘Hell’s Video Store’, dissecting some of the world’s worst films.
When asked which film Jack would want to discuss with Mark, he responds, “The Dark Knight or The Social Network. I feel like I could talk about them forever and know everything about them but I bet Mr. Kermode could teach me something new.”
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Jack hopes that his younger perspective will allow a new view point when looking at cinema: “The point of us doing this together is because we have such different perspectives, I’m half his age, something I’m certain Mark will bring up every episode. We’re equally challenging and offering a new perspective for each other.”
“I feel like I have a different insight, I look at story structure and the craft of the filmmaking from a place of experience. I know how the sausage is made, not that other critics don’t, but it’s the difference between being aware of how a sausage is made and making a sausage.”
“I think I’ve used the sausage metaphor too much.”
Mark Kermode says: “It feels like the right time to create a standalone podcast for film fans which builds on the success of the MK3D shows at the Southbank. I always thought that film criticism should reflect the kind of passionate conversations and arguments that people have in the pub after seeing a movie – good or bad.”
“Whether you’re an avid cinema-goer or someone who prefers to watch films at home, this podcast should strike a chord. And if it encourages anyone to seek out and watch a movie they hadn’t previously heard of, then I’ll be happy.”
Kermode on Film will be available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Acast.
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