The Cinematography Podcast Holiday Special 2018 with Alonso Duralde
Alonso Duralde, film critic and author of Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas, discusses great (and
not so great) Christmas movies to watch.
Hosts Illya Friedman and a reluctant Ben Rock sit down with film critic and Christmas movie expert
Alonso Duralde. Alonso shares his extensive knowledge of holiday films from his book, Have Yourself a
Movie Little Christmas. Ben insists his movie, Alien Raiders, falls into the Christmas movie category,
along with other movies with Christmas as a backdrop such as Die Hard and Gremlins. They discuss
favorites such as A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
A few movies fall into the darker category such as Eyes Wide Shut, The Ice Harvest, and some
are absolute stinkers like Six Weeks featuring Dudley Moore and Mary Tyler Moore. Alonso also points
out a hard to find gem worth a look called I’ll Be Seeing You.
With so many choices on the holiday movie spectrum, will Ben open his heart to the Christmas spirit or
will it stay two sizes too small?
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