Welcome to Film Critic of the Week, a weekly mini-cast where we pick the brains of our favorite film critics.
Today, we have the out-standing R. Kurt Osenlund, who’s the managing editor at Out Magazine, and has written for such publications as Slant, Details, Esquire, IndieWire, Time Out NY, the South Philly Review, and he was managing editor of Slant’s The House Next Door for two and a half years. We got to talk about the Mike Nichols adaptation of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, the cinematic quality of New York, being a queer film critic, advocating for marginalized communities in his current work at Out, and geek out a little on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Our show is produced by Kyle Turner. Our swinging music is “Two Cigarettes Please” by Esther Garcia and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike license, which means that Film Critic of the Week is, too.
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His piece “Macklemore, Warped Queer Advocacy, and Why Dallas Buyers Club is One of the Year’s Worst Films”!
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