In the second edition of Film Critics Showcase, I have two fantastic outlets to share and give support to that deserve so much respect for the work that they put in. I always make sure to check out their content whenever they release stuff, and I highly recommend that you do the same.
Blog: Through the Silver Screen
Run by Martin Richmond
What is your podcast about?
We are an Oscars preview and film appreciation podcast with an emphasis on all things Awards
Why did you create your podcast?
The hosts, Mike1 and AlsoMike, are lifelong avid film and Awards Show fans but wanted to
create a place where film can be discussed, dissected, and analysed in the way sports is over
talk radio. The biggest problem with most awards season coverage is the aura of “stuffiness”
that is most times (wrongly) associated with it. So the Mikes bring their backgrounds as a
lawyer and screenwriter respectively, as well as their interests in sports, gambling, music,
fashion combined with their relatable life experiences to put out a show that everyone can
enjoy from the hardest of hardcore Oscars pundits to the film of the week fanatic.
What has been your favourite episode you have released so far and why?
“Honestly any interview or guest we’ve had on. I know that may seem like a cop-out answer
but it’s 100% true. When we started this podcast, I would’ve never dreamed that we’d be
talking to and collaborating with some of my favorite on-air talents from Collider, HeadGum,
EarWolf, CollegeHumor, Be Kind Rewind, etc. And nevermind the contacts we’ve made at film
and gaming sites such as Awards Ace, Fandango, MyBookie, and The Hollywood Reporter. Each
collaborative guest has been tons of fun and unique in their perspective about whatever the
given topic has been. And just personally as fans of all of these people even before starting
MMO as Mike and I have been, I know I speak for the both of us when I say it was all we could
do from completely fan-boying out when talking to them!” – Mike1
“Definitely. It’s been a wild ride. Also, I’d throw our Mike, Mike, and Oscars Awards Show in
there too. We have that coming up soon again this year but it’s our own personal awards show
where we ‘present’ the Best Of in the film year and give our personal Top 10s and the ‘rightful’
winner of all the Oscars categories. But we also let the listeners drive the show. They give us
categories and some of them are funny, serious, wacky…it’s a blast. We never know what to
expect so I’d say that show for sure too.” – AlsoMike
How important is it to you to interact with fellow film fans on social media?
“It’s our lifeblood. At the end of every single one of our episodes I end up giving ‘words of
wisdom’ for the listeners and many times those words have really just been wise for us to thank
them, and all film fans. Different ideas and takes and mindsets are what makes not only this
industry but the film world in general, go round. We can’t be thankful and grateful enough for
each fan, talent, producer, or pundit who takes a few seconds out of their day to chat movies
with us.” – AlsoMike
What is your favourite film of all time and why?
“My all-time favorite is Mulholland Drive. But, as our listeners know, Once Upon a Time in
Hollywood is definitely creeping up on my all-time list. Kind of bizarre considering how radically
different each film is but they’re each done by a filmmaker I adore in David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino. Two men who are never afraid to push the envelope in some extremely different
ways.” – Mike1
“That’s such a tough question. My answer changes all the time but gun to my head right now,
in this moment, I’ll say The Sixth Sense. One of the all-time classic twists in movie history, from
a young, new director. It got me…and also I can’t answer Uncle Buck and be taken seriously so,
here we are.” – AlsoMike
Who is one other blogger or podcast you love and want to share the love to?
“Scott Feinberg and his Awards Chatter podcast for The Hollywood Reporter for sure. Scott is
one of the main reasons we started MMO at all. We’ve always looked up to him and his
interviews are truly second to none!” – Mike1
And finally, where can people find your content?
Everywhere! For our podcast just type in “Mike, Mike, and Oscar” wherever you listen to pods
and you’ll find us! And if you use a podcast site where you CAN’T find us, reach out to us and
let us know and we’ll put ourselves there!
But we are mainly accessed through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and the usual high traffic podcast
sites. If you go to our SoundCloud homepage you can find our work divided into easily
digestible playlists for your listening convenience. That link is here:
If you want to contact us directly we are Mike, Mike, and Oscar on Facebook,
mikemikeandoscar on Instagram, @MMandOscar on Twitter, firstname.lastname@example.org,
mikemikeandoscar.com (I swear one day we’ll activate that damn site), and mikemikeandoscar
Like we always say every episode – when reality sucks, come watch movies with us!
Thank you so much to Martin and the two Mikes for taking part in the series, make sure to go and support them.