Episode 76: I’ve Gotta Be Me


Not only is Sergio Mims back to dish on another round of Blu-rays but he bookends this episode with talk of a pair of forthcoming worthwhile documentaries on PBS. First he interviews Samuel D. Pollard, the director of Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me and then concludes with his admiration for Frederick Wiseman’s latest film, Ex Libris. In-between Erik Childress and Sergio discuss some new Criterion, Mill Creek and Kino as well as discuss a documentary about film scores and their own love of an art that seems to have devolved a bit.

0:00:00 – 0:01:38 – Intro

0:01:38 – 0:20:57 – Samuel D. Pollard Interview (w/Sergio Mims)

0:20:57 – 1:39:18 – Blu-rays (w/Sergio Mims)

1:39:18 – 1:41:46 – Outro

Criterion (Othello, Barry Lyndon, The Piano Teacher)

Mill Creek (Coach, Friday Night Lights, Harts of the West, Man with a Camera, Suspect, Mary Reilly, Vice Versa)

Kino (The Flamingo Kid, Take the Money and Run, Shalako)

Gravitas (Score: A Film Music Documentary)

Fox (Captain Underpants)

Disney (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)

Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris

James Laczkowski