Welcome to the first episode of Changing Reels! With Changing Reels, Courtney Small and Andrew Hathaway want to create a new cinematic canon focusing on diversity in front of and behind the camera. Episodes will be published bi-weekly, focusing on two shorts and a feature-length film they feel should be part of the new cinematic canon.
The first episode focuses on Courtney’s short pick, Real Talk directed by Patrick Ng, Andrew’s pick, Evidence directed by Michi Que Doan, and the feature-length discussion centers on Justin Lin’s Better Luck Tomorrow.
- 0:55 – Real Talk by Patrick Ng
- 8:09 – Evidence by Michi Que Doan
- 17:28 – Better Luck Tomorrow by Justin Lin.
Cohost of Changing Reels, Courtney Small from Cinema Axis, consumes everything cinema from big budget spectacles to small foreign fare. He has contributed pieces to various publications and has been a guest on several film related podcasts. Courtney is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society as well as the Canadian Association of Online Film Critics.
Cohost and Editor of Changing Reels, Andrew Hathaway from Can’t Stop the Movies, is more of a hermit than his charming cohost. He spends what may be seen as an unhealthy amount of time analyzing cinematic fare as light as Magic Mike XXL and as enigmatic as The Midnight Swim. When he’s not taking a deep dive into cinema he’s contributed to books like Thoughts on The Thin Man. The partnership between Andrew and Courtney started through their podcast series on the movies of Denis Villeneuve and blossomed into Changing Reels.
The art for Changing Reels comes commissioned from Seth Gorden, Andrew’s frequent collaborator on Why Video Games and one of the creative minds behind Earnest and Purcell.
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