Earlier this month, in a rare moment of media detente, Boston's finest film critics climbed onstage at the Brattle and talked b-movies, to promote DaCapo's new The B-List: The National Society of Film Critics on Low Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love. Amazingly, even though Jay Carr was on the panel, the Globe's Ty Burr, the Herald's James Verniere, and the Phoenix's own Peter Keough were able to get a few words edgewise. We had a tape recorder running, and if you've ever wanted to know exactly how much movie people geek out when left in a room with each other, well . . . just right-click and save-as. (BTW, the book is pretty good -- you can read Keough's essay on The Conversation, which he admits up front isn't really a B-movie, exclusively on thephoenix.com, along with additional essays from the book written by some other people who write film reviews for us.) After the panel everyone watched Beat the Devil, which thanks to the wonders of the Internet archive you can watch in its entirety right here on the tubes. So now it's like you were totally there.
DOWNLOAD: "The B-List: The Boston Society of Film Critics panel on B-Movies" (mp3)