Flattery Works

Many thanks to VanRambling’s Raymond Tomlin for his very generous assessment of Hollywood Elsewhere’s daily gruel. He also compliments the commenters, calling their remarks “first-class, thoughtful, well-considered and informative” and “sometimes screamingly funny.”

Tomlin’s appreciation, he says, “has grown since the recent debut of his and Sasha Stone‘s iTunes podcast, Oscar Poker.

“Both Jeff and Sasha are incredibly well-informed about film, the film market, and the work of prominent actors and directors past and present. Their rapport on Oscar Poker is utterly relatable, natural and becoming, informed and compelling. Honestly, Oscar Poker’s two commentators come across as if they’re lovers, their affection for one another so deep, abiding and respectful.

“Despite Jeff’s propensity to be curmudgeonly, which Sasha only laughs at with a knowing affection for Jeff because he’s outrageous but right, Jeff and Sasha come across as generous and thoughtful commentators and human beings — these are people you’d actually like to get to know, to discuss ‘the movies’ with over a beer.”

  • hiviper

    the key to your success, Jeff, is that you keep it fresh and updated. It’s a grind, and to your detractors, I always think ‘then YOU try this motherfuckers”. Your reluctance to go to that cush middle eastern film festival in part because it would stagnate the the site for a couple of days speaks for itself.

    Plus, you’ve become a comment troll par excellence. But enough of the ass-kissing – may you keep up the good work ;)

  • Markj74

    I love it when Sasha laughs at Jeff’s comments, not at him but out of real friendship. These podcasts are a joy to listen to, long may they continue.

  • Edward

    I’ve said it before. Keep up the grind. Even when you’re on vacation, you’re still working. Impressive.

  • markj

    I love it when Sasha laughs at Jeff’s comments, not at him but out of real friendship. These podcasts are a joy to listen to, long may they continue.

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