Greetings and welcome to yet another episode of Directors of Cinema. If you’re unfamiliar with our podcast, this is a show dedicated to the discussion of selected works of prominent filmmakers. Each week, host Matt Goudreau and guest talk about a particular director chosen by the co-host.
On this episode, Matt welcomes longtime writer at The Young Folks and residential film encyclopedia Nathanael Hood to the show. Nathanael chose Kevin Smith as the focal point of this show. After his big breakthrough with 1994’s Clerks, Smith has gone on to additional endeavors beyond directing including writing comic books and hosting his own podcast. Since we are film enthusiasts through and through, we discussed several of his films and ponder some questions:
- Why has Clerks garnered such a substantial following?
- What are some of the most poignant elements of Dogma?
- Why is Cop Out such a colossal misfire?
- Does Tusk work as a cohesive whole?
- Is Red State effective as a horror/thriller?
- Are Smith’s best films the ones that contain autobiographical elements?
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