Director's Club

Director's Club

Published by: Director's Club
254 Episodes | First Released: Jan 3 '11
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.
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bjhex
May 12 '19
Rating:   4
Ruined by "like", "ya know", sighs

I wish there were an editing app to delete the verbal crutches, and expressing the unbearable weight of opinions which might be slightly controversial. The words they were able to squeeze out in between seemed reasonably interesting. It'd cut the podcast the half the time, though.

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dgg997
Nov 20 '18
Rating:   10
Love this podcast

I really like how the hosts talk about their favorite movies and are able to compare so many different titles and directors. I highly recommend this podcast for all film lovers.

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flangeslammer
Jul 24 '18
Rating:   4
flangeslammer

their Denis Villeneuve podcast was trash and they didn't acutally know anything/mention anything about the many cuts of the original blade runner - and why that was done & what it means to the subsequent cuts - and THEN one of them trashed Arrival and so it's very, very bad basis those facts. two stars for the time/effort.

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mgm8080
Dec 29 '17
Rating:   10
miss the old accepting the new

it's really hard to get used to two completely new voices and essentially a new format. the old one worked despite its detours and digressions throughout. i wish the new duo talked a bit more about themselves in context of the films and filmmakers the way the old hosts did. it was great to hear personal stories mixed in with the reviews and dissections of a director's filmography. nevertheless, as much as i miss the old hosts, i'm tolerating and learning to accept the new. it's such a great idea for a podcast regardless, just want a little bit more of the old flavor mixed in. keep this show going but don't neglect the autobiographical subjective element of watching a movie too. less of an education and more of a personal approach is just my preference all around

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Rilke2012
Nov 30 '17
Rating:   10
Great but needs a makeover

I really enjoy this podcast. I came late to the dance so the first episodes I heard were the more "serious" ones you're doing now. What they have to do is go back and revisit directors they covered when they were still screwing around with the format, and wasting time with a bunch of chatty friends for 45 minutes. Those old episodes are not very good. But I want to hear your take on those directors, so please revisit them now.

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SidneyBarringer82
Nov 13 '16
Rating:   10
Made me fall in love with film again

I have been listening to this show for about a year now. I can't tell you how many films and filmmakers I have been introduced to because of this show (Kieslowski, Wenders, Fassbinder, etc). Jim's love of film is truly special and he tries his absolute best to empathize with and understand every film he discusses. This show is really well researched and the guests are usually incredibly knowledgable. I reccomend keeping a pad of paper and a pen near you when you listen so you can keep track of all the great films mentioned.

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Cowboysintvland
Nov 1 '16
Rating:   10
Podcast For Cinephiles

I've gotten many movie recommendations from this podcast that I will always remember. Just when you start to think "man nobody understands film the way I do", the humbling experience of listening to Directors Club put me in my place as more of a learner than a scholar. Always fun facts happening throughout the show and amazing little songs giving tribute to whatever the topic is going to be. True entertainment & people really knowing what they are talking about. This is a podcast for cinephiles.

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Cinema Podcaster
Jul 29 '16
Rating:   10
Digging Deep

Host Jim Laczkowski does an excellent job of bringing in talent (critics, podcasters, filmmakers, people of the industry, film lovers, and film bloggers) to discuss and dig deep in to a Director's chronology, or sometimes just discussing a year of great films. My favorite episodes have been Scorsese Part 1 & 2 with Nick Digilio, 1986 films with Collin Souter and Erik Childress, and Agnes Varda episode with Kate Blair. Great sound quality too :)

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BMorganJ
Jul 3 '16
Rating:   10
Sweet idea well executed

One of my favorite movie podcasts simply based on its idea and the fact that it continues to improve. Maybe it's another show that could use more "segments" rather than just reviews of films, but the fact that it's all surrounding one person's vision is a class act. I like Jim's geniune passion and the variety of guests are every bit as interesting. Great idea with a lot of enthusiasm is sometimes all a good fan podcast needs!

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ratheryouthanher
Mar 4 '16
Rating:   10
In-depth movie podcast

I tune in to Director’s Club whenever I want to go beyond just film reviews. These guys are a wealth of knowledge, and the conversations are always engaging.

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PodcastFiend007
Dec 27 '15
Rating:   10
Podcast Find Of 2015

I think one of the hosts has “retired,” but Jim is still doing a great job of producing an entertaining, educational movie podcast. One that is sure to make you want to add titles to your queue based on his enthusiasm. Clearly he loves movies, maybe to a fault since he’s not as critical as a Kael. However, he finds good guests and interesting subjects to cover, mostly directors. But even his interviews strike a major chord rather than a minor one. For me, this podcast was a real find based on the premise alone - covering an entire filmmaker’s work is a great idea, and this turns out to be an excellent podcast. If the quality becomes consistent in 2016, it will be even better. Hopefully more movie fans will subscribe and spread the word on this one. They really should!

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