It can be argued that Sofia Coppola is easily one of the most respected female directors of this generation. Growing up within the film industry, it is no surprise that many of her films touch on themes regarding the nature of fame. In episode five of Changing Reels we weigh the merits of The Bling Ring, Coppola’s 2013 ripped from the headlines film about celebrity obsessed teens whose love of fame leads to them stealing from the very same stars they adore. We also discuss our short films picks of the week: Hiro Murai’s Clapping for the Wrong Reasons and David Raboy’s The Giant.
- 1:22 – Clapping for the Wrong Reasons by Hiro Murai
- 10:05 – The Giant by David Raboy
- 22:13 – The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola
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.