The movie business is as entertaining as the movies themselves, and you’ll hear about movies and the movie business on the Matt’s Movies blog.
It all started in 1998 with Matt’s Movies, KCRW’s preview screening series for Angel members. I see a huge number of movies – mostly foreign and indie films – and choose about one a month to screen for KCRW members before they come out in theaters and often with a director there to answer questions. It’s also fantastic opportunity for KCRW members to meet each other!
Only a lucky few are selected for Matt’s Movies, so I thought I’d share about some of the others I’d seen on a blog – whether I loved the movies or not.
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!