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26 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
The Maltese Falcon and Beat the Devil
Following on from our last episode on the films of John Huston, we thought we'd change things up with a look at two more John Huston films. This time it's his first, and still one of his most iconic films, The Maltese Falcon, and a rather more obscure outing from over a decade later that's considered a loose parody of that films form, Beat the Devil.
70 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
We take a look at a cross-sectional smattering of John Huston's work in todays episode, namely The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo, The African Queen, The Night of the Iguana, The Man Who Would Be King, and The Dead. Listen in as we brass it out with bags of swank.
39 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Intermission, September 2021
We give a thorough examination to The Green Knight, Reminiscence, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and Enforcement in this latest grab-bag-aploosa. Are they worth your time or not worth a dime? Tune in and find out!
38 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
The Holcroft Covenant and The Osterman Weekend
Robert Ludlum was a prolific author of primarily Cold War espionage thrillers, and so in a way it's surprising that so few of his works made their way into cinema screens, and the vast bulk of those were part of the The Jason Bourne Imbroglio. In this episode, for no real reason other than a fondness for espionage bunkum and baroque titling, we are skipping over the various TV miniseries and taking a look at two earlier adaptations, 1983's The Osterman Weekend and 1985's The Holcroft Covenant.
42 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
We examine what's surely the definitive buddy cop franchise in our latest episode, with a look at Lethal Weapons one through four. Join us and revisit these slices of extra-judicial mayhem!
57 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Intermission, August 2021
The bell has tolled for The Suicide Squad, Lost in the Moonlight, Gunpowder Milkshake, Pig, and Jungle Cruise. Let's see which ought to be washed away by the sea, and which should remain involved in mankind.
76 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
We investigate six of Austrian director and screenwriter Michael Haneke's outpu, namely Caché, The White Ribbon, Funny Games, The Piano Teacher, Amour, and Happy End. Will our report be positive? Negative? Both? Neither? Tune in and find out!
42 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
Back to the Future(s)
Some time ago we did a whole episode on time travel films without mentioning Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale's Back to the Future series, their bold updating of Oedipus, so today we remedy that oversight and see if the pride of 1985 and its follow-ups live up to their reputations, and their posters. Remember when movie posters were good?
84 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Intermission, July 2021
Another month, another batch of films present themselves for judgement. What will we make of Black Widow, Fast & Furious 9, Luca, The Tomorrow War, The Dead Don't Die, and Censor? Tune in and find out!
41 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
Ronin and The Rock
We take a trip back to the nineties with a look at Ronin and The Rock, two action thrillers notable for having their dialogue punched up by luminaries you may not expect. Do the hold up in the harsh light of 2K21? Tune in and find out!
70 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Alex de la Iglesia
In this exciting episode we are taking a look at some selected works of Álex de la Iglesia, after a number of stars came into alignment that hinted at him being worthy of further investigation than our brief exposure to him at the EIFF many moons ago. So, we should do that then.
43 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Intermission, June 2021
Loaded into this month's arbitrary film review roulette are Wrath of Man, Cruella, and Army of the Dead. Which of them clean up, and which gets swept into the trash? The answer to this confusing, poorly constructed hypothetical can only be found out by listening in! Rien ne va plus.
33 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
ET and Super 8
Can the pupil can match the teacher? We compare and contrast Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and J.J. Abrams' Super 8 in our latest episode. Check it out!
32 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Tombstone and Wyatt Earp
It's an open secret that the podcast slot we nominally refer to as "Compare and Contrast" is normally twisted into a way to cover a couple of films we fancy taking a butchers at, but we do keep a list of a few candidates that are more directly comparable than most. Some of these cover that Hollywood phenomenon where, by coincidence or design, films with closely related subject matter are released mere months apart, like Deep Impact and Armageddon, or Volcano and Dante's Peak, covered in our Disaster Movies extravaganza back in 2016. Another such example, of course, takes place in the Wild West, with Wyatt Earp's 1994 release fairly closely following from 1993's Tombstone. So, lets get to lookin'.
53 minutes | May 20, 2021
Intermission, May 2021
It's that time again. Film review time. As it it every time. This time: Nomadland, Palmer, The Human Voice, Without Remorse, Stowaway, Nobody, and Mortal Kombat. It's about time.
43 minutes | May 10, 2021
In this episode we're going to be taking a look at the sadly sparse work of the Japanese animator, writer and director, Satoshi Kon, a favourite around these parts. Get our takes on Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, and Paprika forthwith!
55 minutes | May 1, 2021
MUSIC x MOVIE
If you're feeling generous you could call today's episode a mash-up, or more accurately, the remnants of a couple of different music related ideas that never quite gelled into a full episode. It was resurfaced recently in the morass of my mind by the sad passing of rap-man DMX, rendering him unable to deliver to ya. Alternate delivery services must now be sought. He was also the poster child of an idea for covering films where the soundtrack is significantly better than the film it came from, but seeing as that is perhaps limited entirely to _Cradle 2 the Grave_, perhaps that's best left to a Jet Li retrospective. But it also brings to mind the crossover between musicians and actors, going back arguably to the dawn of "Talkies", through the Rat Pack, The Beatles and Elvis up to modern times, leveraging their celebrity in one field for success in another. That's a bit vague, though, but it does lead to the rat hole of musician's vanity projects, also recently brought to mind by the opprobrium levelled at Sia's Golden Raspberry winning film _Music_. There's a little of the spirit of that in this selection of films, and the other primary thrust here is films where the artists life and career reflect in the film that they are in. A shorter, but no less coherent introduction might simply have been to say "here's a bunch of music related films", but, gentle reader, I have no respect for your time. So tune in for our reviews of A Hard Day’s Night, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Purple Rain, Moonwalker, Honest, and 8 Mile.
34 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Intermission, April 2021
We are living in a material world, and we are a material podcast. This episode's material - Judas and the Black Messiah and Godzilla vs. Kong. If they can't raise our interest then we'll have to let them be.
67 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
Justice League and the Snyderverse
With the recent release of Zack Snyder's Justice League, we thought it was high time to see what the deal was with that, and indeed have a bit of a post-mortem on the Synderverse and what strategy, if you can call it such, Warner and DC have been following. Join us!
78 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
In this extravagently exciting episode, we take a butcher's at some choice cuts of David Mamet's work. Find out what we make of House of Games, Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, Heist, Spartan, and Redbelt by tuning in!
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