I stopped doing segments for FilmCouch a couple of months ago because, um, I’m basically too paranoid to podcast. There’s something wrong with me––I don’t have a filter between my brain and my mouth, and I basically go into a fugue state when a microphone is placed in front of me. Then, days later when I’ve snapped out of it and I listen to what’s been recorded, I’m so overly self-critical that it makes me want to cry.

Somehow, the FilmCouch boys convinced me to ignore all that, and start doing a weekly segment again where I talk about movies I’m watching, books I’m reading, etc. So! Listen to me mangle the names of mid-century Japanese auteurs, restrain myself from swearing when La France is compared to Amelie, and complain about how Frank Sinatra’s early career wasn’t dirty enough!