LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) PODCAST SERIES

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LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) is the weekly craft beer and movie podcast series with veteran film critic Cole Smithey. For its first 100 episodes, Millennial filmmaker Mike Lacy was Cole's co-host. Now the podcast series features Cole with a different co-host each and every week to copiously consume international politics and culture through the prism of a single film and a different craft beer.

Naturally, Cole chooses a special craft beer appropriate to the film we've picked to dish about. 

Anchor Steam, Ale Smith, Ballast Point, Bell's, Bear Republic, Brooklyn Brewery, Captain Lawrence, Dogfish Head, Empire, Evil Twin, Fifth Hammer, Fire Island, Firestone Walker, Flying Dog, Foreign Objects, Founders, Green Flash, Grim, Harpoon, Hitachino, Industrial Arts, Kills Boro, Lagunitas, Left Hand, Ommegang, Magic Hat, Mudpuppy, Revolution, Rogue Nation, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Smuttynose, Treehouse, Two Brothers, Unibroue, and Victory are just a few of the craft breweries we've featured on the podcast. 

Past LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) guest co-hosts include: Thelma Adams, Matt Blankman, Theodore Bouloukos, David Cassese, Neil Cohen, Rick Crom, Chris Cuzme, Bernard Feinsod, James Hancock, Grady Hendrix, Phil Holt, Michael Kimmel, Mike Lacy, Chico Leo, Mai Masri, Kenji Mason, Anthony Matt, Hayden Maxwell, Steve Mazzucchi, Wilson Morales, Ted Rall, Jack Rico, Neil Rosen, Adam Schartoff, Bill Scurry, Christopher Sherwood, Michael Somerville, Armond White, and Jeremy Workman.

The feast is always big. We break out our best polished silver for every event so pull up a chair; you are invited. Bon appétit!

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August 10, 2018

CHRISTOPHER SHERWOOD — THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

London-based actor CHRISTOPHER SHERWOOD brings THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with TRAILBLAZER IPA for us to imbibe. It doesn't hurt that Christopher was in town to brush up on his Tango technique for his performance in THE PEREGRINE, a play by BIG FEAST regular PHIL HOLT, opening at London's Stockwell Playhouse later this month. Bon appétit!

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August 03, 2018

CHRIS CUZME — ROUND MIDNIGHT

CHRIS CUZME, head brewer and owner of FIFTH HAMMER BREWING in Long Island City, New York, brings Bertrand Tavernier's 1986 film ROUND MIDNIGHT to the Feast along with a can of IRON LOTUS for us to imbibe.

It helps that CUZME (as we affectionately call him) is also a talented sax player who performs with his own Jazz band at the brewery every Wednesday night! Yes, you read that correctly. Head over to Fifth Hammer Brewing some Wednesday and check it out. Bon appétit!

Chris Cuzme

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Round-Midnight

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July 19, 2018

WRONG REEL PODCAST — JOSEPH LOSEY — THE BLACKLIST, EXILE AND BEYOND

I took a break from LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) to gear up for my pal James Hancock's WRONG REEL podcast to watch and discuss no fewer that 13 of Joseph Losey's films. I've been waiting 25 years to dig into Losey's movies, and the result is as complicated as I expected. Losey's collaborations with Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, Dirk Bogard, Jane Fonda, and Isabelle Huppert combine to exemplify a film artist free of judgement for the flawed thing that is human nature. James and I scratch the surface in this nearly two-hour podcast. The thrill of Cinema lies in discovery. Joseph Losey's movies offer up a lot of sticky choices. 

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July 03, 2018

BILL SCURRY — WHORE

"I Don't Get It!" podcast co-host BILL SCURRY lifts a glass of ARROGANT BASTARD from STONE BREWING to discuss KEN RUSSELL'S kooky retort to PRETTY WOMAN. And no, Therese Russell is not related to Ken Russell. Fearless, irreverent, and badass. Yes. What did you expect? Bon appétit!

Cole and Bill

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June 29, 2018

BERNARD FEINSOD — THE SHAPE OF WATER

NYC filmmaker Bernard Feinsod chats with Cole about Guillermo Del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER over a can of STONE BREWING'S FEAR. MOVIE. LIONS DOUBLE IPA! Bon appétit!

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June 22, 2018

CHICO LEO — 30 DAYS OF NIGHT

Podcast personality Chico Leo brings David Slade's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT to THE BIG FEAST. We drink Sierra Nevada's TORPEDO IPA as men facing down a bunch of fearless vampires in the dead of an Alaskan blackout might do. Bon appétit!

Cole and Chico

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June 15, 2018

TED RALL — LETHAL WEAPON

Longtime Gen X pals Cole Smithey and Ted Rall discuss Richard Donner's Lethal Weapon over a couple of bottles of CAPTAIN LAWRENCE HOP COMMANDER IPA. Bon appétit!

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June 08, 2018

PHIL HOLT — FIRST REFORMED

Dramatist and LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) regular Phil Holt returns to the podcast to discuss PAUL SCHRADER'S FIRST REFORMED over a glass of BUNKER'S BROWN ALE. Bon appétit!

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June 01, 2018

THEODORE BOULOUKOS — THE LAST OF SHEILA

New York City actor Theodore Bouloukos joins the FEAST to drink a BELLS TWO HEARTED IPA and discuss THE LAST OF SHELIA — co-written by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim. Long before Bret Easton Ellis reveled in the narcissism of the entitled, Perkins and Sondheim celebrated it with just as little concern for likable characters. Bon appétit!

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