Author Archive: Jerry Roberts

Jerry Roberts is a film critic and operator of two websites, Armchair Cinema and Armchair Oscars.

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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #103: Design for Living (1933)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #103: Design for Living (1933)

This week, Jerry and Doug keep celebrating Pride Month with Ernst Lubitsch’s 1933 classic Design for Living, which deals with a poly-amorous trio and even implies some possible bisexuality. The picture is incredibly funny and still holds up, rarely if ever feeling dated. Pop the champagne and get ready for a lethal dose to ‘middle-class […]

| June 24, 2019
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Random reviews from Jerry’s DVD shelf: The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)

Random reviews from Jerry’s DVD shelf: The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)

I have a lot of DVDs . . . a LOT of DVDs and once in a while I need a random excuse to pull one out and watch it. So, here is a re-evaluation of a completely random movie that has been collecting dust on my shelf. by Jerry Dean Roberts I guess my […]

| June 18, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #102: Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #102: Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

This week, Doug and Jerry continue to celebrate Pride Month with director Alfonso Cuaron’s first great film: Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too). Not only is it a great film, but it raises the topic of bisexual men, which is very rare, and the role of toxic masculinity that has kept many people […]

| June 17, 2019
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Blog: Killing Connie Casserole: How Stonewall Vilified ‘The Boys in the Band’

Blog: Killing Connie Casserole: How Stonewall Vilified ‘The Boys in the Band’

Between 1968, when playwright Mart Crowley wrote his off-Broadway hit “The Boys and the Band” and 1970, when William Friedkin turned it into a movie, there were the Stonewall riots.  For the health and well-being of the movie version, this was the worst thing that could have happened. In June of 1969, decades of abuse, […]

| June 12, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #101: The Boys in the Band (1970)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #101: The Boys in the Band (1970)

This episode, Jerry and Doug kick off Pride Month with William Friedkin’s second film, an adaptation of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band (1970). That’s right, two cis, straight, white married men are paying tribute to LGBTQIA+ films all month long. It all begins in a nice-ish New York apartment where a birthday party […]

| June 10, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast Mini Ep. June 10, 2019 – The Mystery of Disney+

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast Mini Ep. June 10, 2019 – The Mystery of Disney+

In this Mini Episode, Jerry and Doug discuss the Disney purchase of Fox Studios and what that could mean for each studio. #disney #disneyland #disneyworld #disneylife #disneygram #mickeymouse #love #waltdisneyworld #marvel #starwars #instadisney #disneyparks #wdw #mickey #art #waltdisney #disneyfan #disneylove #disneyprincess #disneylandparis #cosplay #like #disneymagic #orlando #princess #cute #magickingdom #gay #toystory #avengers #pixar #disneyphotography #disneyaddict […]

| June 10, 2019
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Blog: Did YouTube triumph over ‘Triumph of the Will’

Blog: Did YouTube triumph over ‘Triumph of the Will’

Oh, YouTube!  Your paradoxical shenanigans keep me young. Like anyone else, I am a prime participant in bizarro world of the video sharing website known as YouTube, either browsing or tinkering with my podcast.  But I am never far from being amazed at the ways in which the pendulum swings back and forth over the […]

| June 9, 2019
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Blog: Discovering ‘Citizen Kane’: a film-lover reluctantly indulges The Greatest Movie Ever Made

Blog: Discovering ‘Citizen Kane’: a film-lover reluctantly indulges The Greatest Movie Ever Made

Here’s a shameful confession: I am new to Citizen Kane.  Here I am in my late 40s, I’ve spent a lifetime bathing in the cinema, and yet I have circumvented Orson Welles most famous artistic expression out of fear that I wasn’t going to understand what made it so great.  Oh, I’ve seen it several times.  […]

| June 5, 2019
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