LCJ Q&A Podcast
Guest: ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron - SIEGE’ Composer Alexander Bornstein

Guest: ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron - SIEGE’ Composer Alexander Bornstein

July 27, 2020

Alexander Bornstein is the composer of the new Netflix special animated series 'Transformers: War for Cybertron'. The first six episodes ('SIEGE') debut Thursday July 30th. Bornstein is also one of the composers on The CW series 'Supernatural'. He discusses both projects, along with his vast career in the music and entertainment industries.

Guests: ‘Animal Crackers’ Directors Tony Bancroft and Scott Christian Sava

Guests: ‘Animal Crackers’ Directors Tony Bancroft and Scott Christian Sava

July 20, 2020

Over the past several years, I've been following the saga of "Animal Crackers", a new all-star animated film that's finally being released this Friday July 24th. In this fascinating conversation, directors Tony Bancroft and Scott Christian Sava discuss making the fun feature, assembling the tremendous cast, asking for special permission from the band Queen... and how Netflix came-in for the distribution save.

Cinema Stories Ep. 6 - Mike Sargent

Cinema Stories Ep. 6 - Mike Sargent

July 14, 2020

WBAI-FM New York City film critic, fellow Critics Choice Association member and '2 Fast 2 Films' co-host Mike Sargent joins me on this final episode of the 'Cinema Stories' Podcast. We share our favorite indoor movie theater experiences, as well as our thoughts and predictions on how studios will release films in the near-future... and more!

Cinema Stories Ep. 5 - Rick Marshall

Cinema Stories Ep. 5 - Rick Marshall

July 7, 2020

Film critic, journalist and avid movie fan Rick Marshall has been a Contributing Editor for DigitalTrends.com for the past decade. He joins me on this episode of the 'Cinema Stories' Podcast to talk mind-blowing movie experiences, crazy screenings we've attended together, and if he plans on heading back to indoor theaters when they re-open.

Cinema Stories Ep. 4 - Amy Biancolli

Cinema Stories Ep. 4 - Amy Biancolli

June 30, 2020

On this 4th episode of the special podcast series I'm joined by Amy Biancolli, arts writer for the Albany Times Union and 20-year film critic, with reviews published in Hearst Newspapers across the United States. Amy and I share 'Cinema Stories' of attending screenings together and our thoughts on what the film critic profession entails and the current state of the moviegoing experience.

Guest: ‘To: Gerard’ Director Taylor Meacham

Guest: ‘To: Gerard’ Director Taylor Meacham

June 28, 2020

A girl, a postman, a coin and some magic. They're the components of "To: Gerard", a new DreamWorks Animation short from writer/director Taylor Meacham. You'll be able to watch it soon. In the meantime, the short recently picked-up a big award at this year's virtual Annecy Film Festival.

Cinema Stories Ep. 3 - Jason Black

Cinema Stories Ep. 3 - Jason Black

June 23, 2020

On this episode of the special podcast series, I'm joined by fellow Critics Choice Association member and KJYO-FM film critic Jason Black. We share favorite movie theater stories, what it's like to meet celebs at the Critics Choice Awards and we even get into a bit of a Pixar debate. Plus Jason dives into his sneaker obsession and tells pre-critic tales of landing roles on 'Friends' and 'Lizzie McGuire'.

Guest: ‘Frozen II’ Animator Malerie Walters

Guest: ‘Frozen II’ Animator Malerie Walters

June 22, 2020

Frozen II animator Malerie Walters worked on some of the key musical sequences in Disney's blockbuster feature. Walters is featured on the new six-part documentary series Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II, debuting this Friday June 26th on Disney+. She shares stories of bringing dynamic scenes to life and teases her next big animation assignment.

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