Monday, April 11, 2011
Meet SMV and get jolly-well infotained
Hey people, there's a new film discussion web series you should be watching entitled Look of the Week. It's hosted by Sara Vizcarrondo—Bay Area film critic, trade journal editor and film studies teacher—and she knows her shit. Full disclosure: I've had the pleasure of meeting Sara in person and can attest to her being one of the most charming people on the planet.
She and show director Alejandro Adams have collaborated to create one of the most irresistibly organic, yet intellectually engaging show formats ever to grace the internet's video capabilities.
The weekly show hits on upcoming film releases, VHS oddities and features thoughtful interviews with directors, actors, distributors, scholars and cinephiles (not to mention adorable four-year-olds).
Five episodes are in the can as of this blog post and happily more are on the way. Embedded below is episode #5, which features an interview with the director and star of Hanna. As you'll see in the first 15 minutes, Sara is a natural comedian.
If you like what you see here, you can watch the rest of the episodes at MizViz.net. You can also become a sponsor by donating $10 or more via the Paypal link on her site. (By the way, sponsors get a very nice thank you during the show and a listing on her web page.)