Confessions of a Movie Critic

Confessions of a Movie Critic

By Stephen 'Spling' Aspeling
Confessions of a Movie Critic is a stream of consciousness from the mind of Spling, a film critic who has been in the game for over 10 years. Talking about movie culture, reviewing films and chatting about celebrities is what this podcast is all about!
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What's a 'Bingeing with Spling' Watch Party?
Spling chats about Bingeing with Spling movie nights... how they came about, what's the big idea, how they work, what's cool about them and why you should join the next one from the comfort of your couch! #BingeingWithSpling
10:05
August 8, 2020
I Want to Be a Movie Critic When I Grow Up...
Spling chats about some of the things that inspired him to become a movie critic...
10:17
July 31, 2020
I Shook the Hand of an Alien
Spling and his buddy Tim bumped into District 9's Sharlto Copley at a mall in Cape Town... here's how it happened.
10:47
July 23, 2020
Chill, Binge or Cringe... Netflix's Greatest Hits
Netflix recently released their biggest hits Top 10... detailing their ten most viewed original movies. Spling drops the list with some commentary and speculation.
14:11
July 17, 2020
Never Show Your Monster Before It's Time
Spling talks about horror films, the timing of the big reveal, the temptation to go visual FX crazy and how it takes good drama to create great horror...
09:16
July 9, 2020
Do Popcorn Like a Film Pro!
Spling chats about how he does movie snacks... how much sprinkle, how to shake the popcorn box, why he doesn't take a straw and what he'd be willing to smuggle into a cinema.
14:39
June 25, 2020
10 Things I Hate About Cinemas
Spling discusses his pet hates about cinema-going through his cinema code of conduct... a list of 10 rules he believes should be posted in all theatre and cineplex foyers.
12:32
June 12, 2020
Social Distancing Also Relieves Misophonia
Spling explains how misophonia has affected his life as a film critic to coping with the constant distraction caused by the ongoing condition.
10:00
May 29, 2020
I Can Confirm Ruby Rose is Real
The Batwoman star announced she's leaving the TV show, which prompted me to think about her and her film career since meeting her on the set of Resident Evil.
10:49
May 20, 2020
Movie Trailers Ruin Movies...
Spling talks about watching films free of the marketing clutter, hype, spoilers and expectations that cloud our movie-watching experience.
08:59
May 15, 2020
The Time We Were Mistaken for Film Producers
My dad and I attended a premiere of a film called Mad Buddies starring local candid comedy mogul, Leon Schuster. He never thought he'd get to have a beer with Schuks himself!
10:41
May 5, 2020
Cinemas Have Auras
Spling talks about watching some of his favourite films at the Odeon Cinema in Grahamstown (now Makhanda) and how cinemas frame films and add magic.
10:26
April 28, 2020
Bingeing with Spling
Spling chats about a brand new SPL!NG series... hosting pre-screenings and getting your movie game on with a watch party during lockdown.
07:35
April 20, 2020
Milla Jovovich is Really Funny!
Spling talks about the time he got to interview Milla Jovovich in her trailer during a set visit of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter while shooting at a quarry near Cape Town.
10:17
April 13, 2020
Despite All My Rage...
Spling talks about what bothers him about the new South African horror, Rage... and about his own Rage experience.
09:22
April 10, 2020
I Am Not Heath Ledger
Spling discusses the biographical documentary, 'I Am Heath Ledger' and what fresh insights he got from watching this soulful chronicle.
07:12
April 4, 2020
There's Something About Bohemian Rhapsody...
Spling talks about Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek and Queen and what makes it such a magical and rewatchable music biopic.
08:31
April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020
00:55
April 3, 2020