Hey everybody, I thought I’d put up a blog about the YouTube programmes that I watch to keep on top of film news and reviews. The main daily show I watch is AMC Movie Talk (AMC Theatres channel) to keep on top of the news. They’re attached to the cinema chain but are editorially independent. They’ve just moved into a new purpose-built studio and the production value is pretty good.
They’ve just launched a series of new shows – if you’re into indie films you should subscribe to the AMC Independent YouTube channel. It’s not quite as slick but they have really knowledgeable people on. You can find some links below to some of their programming.
AMC Movie News
If you’re looking for something a little more irreverent (with occasional strong swearing) there is the Schmoes Know Movie Show (schmoesknow channel). This is a once a week show which can get a little out of hand but they do get smaller directors on from time-to-time and more importantly it’s really good fun.
If you like an in-depth discussion about a particular actor or director then this is a fantastic show. It can be found on the Popcorn Talk channel and is run by two experienced movie journalists, Alicia Malone and Scott Mantz, and they have done some great interviews including Christopher Nolan and I think they once got Francis Ford Coppola to call into the show.
If you are interested in film reviews there are probably two shows I would point you to as a starter for ten. The first is Mark Kermode, the premier UK film reviewer, who has a presence through kermodeandmayo. This channel posts videos from the Radio 5 programme that he co-presents. He’s been at this for 25 years and has seen thousands and thousands of films. He cares a lot about what he does. Look out for his Kermode Uncut blogs that focus on different topics.
The other person I like is a young man by the name of Chris Stuckman. Everything he does is carefully considered – don’t be put off by the fact that he films his videos in his study.
Anyhow, I hope that you find this useful. Let me know in the comments section if there is any programme you follow that I should check out.