Through mutual social circles within the Facebook group of the Feelin’ Film Podcast, I was approached by Paul Keelan, one of the hosts of the Cinematic Underdogs podcast, to be a guest on their program. Joined by Jordan Puga, they’ve been targeting sports films for extended conversations. They pitched me to talk about Bennett Miller’s 2011 gem Moneyball, continuing a streak of behind-the-scenes sports movies. Talking with Paul as the “bonus episode” following the main show, our conversation went on to cover film criticism tropes, my hot take of The Tree of Life, and eventually, as planned, our impressions and musings on Moneyball.
My thanks go out to Paul Keelan. This was one of the richest movie conversations I had, personally or professionally, in a long time. Give them a like and a subscribe. My fingers are crossed for returning soon for another sports flick. Enjoy my extra section on Moneyball and the team’s full episode embedded below: