Untitled | The Moviegoer

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Posted By on Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 12:31 PM

Last night marked the debut of film critic Elvis Mitchell's television program "Under the Influence" on Turner Classic Movies.  His first guest was the late Sydney Pollack.  His interview with Mitchell was one of the last he gave before he died this year.  The show is short - on thirty minutes - but its incredibly interesting.  The focus is the influence of classic movies.  Upcoming guests include Laurence Fishburne, Joan Allen, Edward Norton, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Gere and John Leguizamo. 

Mitchell currently serves as the host of "The Treatment" on KCRW in Los Angeles.  The show is braodcast on Sundays in Little Rock on KUAR FM 89

The next episode, on July 14th, features Bill Murray.

Mark Bourne of film.com interviews Mitchell on the eve of his show. 

Troy Patterson of Slate describes it as a "chat show that's warm, insightful, and only about 30 percent too snazzy for its own good."  

From the ArkTimes store



Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by BSR

  • Weekend Moviegoing

    "Sunshine Cleaning," "Wendy and Lucy."  And this is fantastic.
    • Mar 27, 2009
  • Checking the Queue

    Thanks to Philip Martin for a shout-out in his Friday MovieStyle column.  I haven't posted my Netflix queue in a while, so here it is.Frozen River; Miracle at St. Anna; Hellboy II: The Golden Army; Happy-Go-Lucky; and Cadillac Records - - all 2008 releases that I missed.
    • Mar 14, 2009
  • That Time of Year

    It's the slowest for movies. "Watchmen," the much anticipated film adapted from, arguably, the greatest graphic novel of all time, has stirred the emotions of critics.
    • Mar 11, 2009
  • More »

Most Shared

  • In the margins

    A rediscovered violin concerto brings an oft-forgotten composer into the limelight.
  • Donald Trump is historically unpopular — and not necessarily where you think

    My colleagues John Ray and Jesse Bacon and I estimate, in the first analysis of its kind for the 2018 election season, that the president's waning popularity isn't limited to coastal cities and states. The erosion of his electoral coalition has spread to The Natural State, extending far beyond the college towns and urban centers that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. From El Dorado to Sherwood, Fayetteville to Hot Springs, the president's approval rating is waning.
  • Arkansans join House vote to gut Americans with Disabilities Act

    Despite fierce protests from disabled people, the U.S. House voted today, mostly on party lines, to make it harder to sue businesses for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Of course Arkansas congressmen were on the wrong side.

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation