The movie business is as entertaining as the movies themselves, and you’ll hear about movies and the business on the Matt’s Movies blog.
It all started in 1998 with Matt’s Movies, KCRW’s preview screening series for Angel members. The series features the best of foreign, indie and smaller films…before they come out in theaters. I see an awful lot of movies for Matt’s Movies – some of them pretty obscure – but only a few are selected for Matt’s Movies. So I thought I’d share what I’d seen – whether I loved the movies or not. Of course, once I got to writing, I couldn’t just stick with that.
By way of introduction, I’m based here at KCRW in Santa Monica and, since we’re in the heart of Hollywood (metaphorically speaking), it makes sense that I created the aptly-named The Business, public radio’s program about the business of show business. Since I’m knee deep in this craziness, I decided to share some of it on the blog as well – when it doesn’t seem legally or physically unwise.
Early on, my dad exposed me to great films like “2001,” “Rashoman” and “Bananas.” Ben Holzman was an elementary school principal and a lover of film in all shapes and sizes, and he helped run an art theater in Long Beach, California for a time. So even though Matt’s Movies started only a few years ago, Matt’s love of movies started much earlier. Thanks, dad.