It's something I'm going to have to get a little better at, I'm told.
So, in keeping with that sentiment....did I mention that while at Cannes I joined the indefatigable Matt Singer from the 6th-etage balcony at 6 la Croisette to do a play-by-play of the red carpet action for Woody Allen's Vicky Christina Barcelona? It was a great deal of fun—I felt like John Madden reincarnated as a cinephile—and Matt and I both think the IFC "Cannes Cam" episode that resulted turned out pretty well. Click the blue letters to check it out.
My buddy Matt Carr, who was shooting the actual festivities, squeezed off a snap of Mr. Singer and myself in action:
Early Monday evening I'm scheduled to participate in what may be the most intriguing of these "cast" projects, an episode of the infamous "'Live' From Grassroots Tavern," hosted by John Lichman and Vadim Rizov and featured on the exemplary House Next Door website. In this series, Lichman and Rizov and guests discuss the state of cinema whilst ensconced in one of St. Mark's Place's most ingratiating dives. I'll be guesting along with SpoutBlog's Karina Longworth, who bids fair to claim the title of The Dorothy Parker of Blogospheric Film Critics. I'm wondering just how far I'll be able to push my Foster Brooks impersonation whilst staying within the boundaries of a family-friendly format? Or is it really an impersonation? And is it really family-friendly? We'll keep you posted.