Jason Zinoman

Jason Zinoman is an American critic and author. He has written for The New York Times, Time Out New York, Vanity Fair, and Slate. In 2011, he published Shock Value, a non-fiction book about horror films.

Guest Appearances

September 4, 2017

Critic Jason Zinoman joins Amy this week to discuss Albert Brooks’ 1979 directorial debut, “Real Life.” Jason gives a brief history of the film’s comedic context before they dive into what “Real Life” predicted about reality TV, how it reflects Albert Brooks’ place in Hollywood, and what it got right about social satire. Does “Real Life” belong in The Canon? Head to the Earwolf forums to cast your vote!



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