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52 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Taking another left turn in the world of crime films, Alex and Jordan discuss the 1997 anime film “Perfect Blue”. We discuss the way the film dissects the way pop culture treats young women, the way the film handles its twists and turns, and the benefits of animation when it comes to storytelling of this kind.
44 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
In today’s unorthodox episode, we discuss David Lynch’s unorthodox film “Mulholland Drive”. Is it a crime movie? Is it a good movie? Is it a groundbreaking masterpiece? Alex and Jordan try to find an answer, and on top of everything else try an unorthodox Arnott’s Time choice..
70 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Seven (4th Birthday LIVE)
To celebrate our FOURTH birthday, Alex and Jordan, (along with four-time Podfather guest Daniel Lammin) discuss David Fincher’s 1995 thriller “Seven”. We discuss the film’s social and psychological longevity, Fincher and his team’s masterful use of colour and sound, and whether that ending still works once you know what’s going to happen.
54 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
It’s back-to-back Safdie as we talk about the Brothers’ 2017 film “Good Time”. We discuss their unique approach to filmmaking, Robert Pattinson’s admirable career trajectory and how important colour and editing are to storytelling.
65 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
Adam Sandler, star of such hits as “Pixels”, “Grown Ups 2 and “Jack and Jill” shines in his new release, “Uncut Gems”. Alex and Jordan discuss Sandler’s powerful performance, the incredible direction from the Safdie Brothers and why it’s so important to see movies that defy expectations. We also take a look at the nominees for the 2020 Oscars and review a Crimpy Arnott’s Classic.
46 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels & The Hustle
Another episode recorded out of time, on today’s Podfather we look at two very similar but also very different versions of the same film - “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (1988) and “The Hustle” (2019) - both retellings of 1964’s “Bedtime Story”. ↳ Skip to the movie: 11:56
60 minutes | Jan 19, 2020
Bad Times, Widows and an Old Man!
Here’s one we prepared earlier! Doing things a little differently, on today’s episode we have a 2018 crime film triple bill. We look at not one, not two, but three films that Alex and Jordan saw together at the Elsternwick Classic during our hiatus and are revisiting now to reveal to you our Podfather Scores. We discuss Bad Times at the El Royale, Widows, and The Old Man and the Gun, and see if our opinion of the films has changed since we saw them late last year. ↳ Skip to the movie: 11:55
67 minutes | Jan 5, 2020
Guy Ritchie wades back into gangster waters with his new film “The Gentlemen”, but does it live up to his former geezer crime flicks? In today’s episode we dissect the first gangster film of 2020 and decide whether or not it deserves a place on the coveted list of Gangster Movies To See Before You Die or if we’ll have forgotten it by the end of the year. ↳ Skip to the movie: 18:52
71 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
In a very special Christmas episode, we discuss everybody’s favourite Christmastime crime film, “Die Hard”. We look at why the Bruce Willis classic has stood the test of time, Alan Rickman’s cinematic debut, plus we talk to Jonathan Foster from the Prince Charles Cinema about the enduring appeal of the film at the time of year. Thanks for listening, Merry Christmas from The Podfather!
100 minutes | Dec 8, 2019
This is the one we’ve been waiting for! Joined once again by the wonderful Daniel Lammin, in today’s episode we dissect Martin Scorsese’s new gangster opus, “The Irishman”. We look at the much discussed running time and de-aging process, the masterclass performances from all, and the mature, nuanced storytelling from Marty and his band of usual suspects. Also how good does Stephen Graham look in those shorts?! ↳ Skip to the movie: 5:46 Links • The Irishman • www.thepodfatherpodcast.com • The Podfather LIST • Facebook • firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter • @alexanderamster • @DanielLammin • @jordobroado • @thepodfatherpod
53 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
Joined by Lani Le Fleur and Bud Wilkins from Melbourne-based funk band Le Fleur, today we delve into the world of disco and angel dust in "Disco Godfather" (1979). The four of us discuss the filmic landscape it stemmed from, the impressive musicians who feature on the soundtrack, and the entrancing lead performance from Mr. Rudy Ray Moore. ↳ Skip to the movie: 9:41
55 minutes | Nov 10, 2019
Today we head back to our Bible, “101 Gangster Movies”, and dissect John Huston’s 1948 Post-WW2 gangster film “Key Largo”. We look at the performances of leading man Humphrey Bogart and the excellent supporting cast, and discuss the joys and difficulties with watching movies made 70 years ago. We also meet, then eat, another Arnott’s classic. ↳ Skip to the movie: 8:48
52 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
Does Todd Phillips’ highly anticipated Joker film meet expectations? Find out on today’s episode of The Podfather! Alex and Jordan head back to Gotham City to discuss whether “Joker” lives up to the Scorsese films it aspires to be, whether Joaquin Phoenix’s titular performance matches his own past greatness and the casting of our old pal Bobby De Niro. ↳ Skip to the movie: 5:25
48 minutes | Oct 15, 2019
Alex and Jordan welcome you back to a new look, but same old Podfather! On today’s episode we drink up the 1988 could-be classic, Tequila Sunrise - and the cocktail it was named after. We discuss Michelle Pfeiffer’s stand out performance, the sax-laden 80’s score and figure out why it hasn’t stood the test of time. Catch us fortnightly and don’t forget to find us on facebook, twitter, and at email@example.com ↳ Skip to the movie: 6:53
111 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood
Reunited and it feels so good! Alex and Jordan return with a reunion special on the new Tarantino film, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”! Returning special guest, film reviewer and Green Room nominated theatre director Daniel Lammin, joins us as we dissect the narrative structure and cultural significance of the film, as well as the memorable performances from its stacked cast. We also bring back fan-favourite segment, Arnott’s Time, to keep you hangin’ on. ↳ Skip to the movie: 19:04
52 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
We've finally arrived at "Ocean's 8", starring Sandy Bullock as Debbie Ocean - the heist film that is still kicking butt at the box office! We discuss the film's place within the "Ocean's" franchise, look at similarities between Ocean's 11 (2001), and ask whether it stands on its own as a heist movie. We also talk about the cast, cameos, charisma and chemistry which help make the film what it is. ↳ Skip to the movie: 06:46
56 minutes | Jun 16, 2018
Ocean's 11 (2001)
With 'Ocean’s 8' dominating at the box office, we go back to the start of the current ‘Ocean’s’ franchise - 2001’s ‘Ocean’s 11’, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney as the titular Danny Ocean. With a great supporting cast, all the twists and turns of an engaging heist flick (featuring a criminally under-utilised Julia Roberts), we take a deep dive into one of the only heist movies in recent memory to spawn two direct sequels and a spin-off. ↳ Skip to the movie: 30
56 minutes | Jun 10, 2018
Oceans 11 (1960)
Before we watch 'Ocean’s 8’, we’re heading back to the two original ‘Ocean’s’ films, starting with the Rat Pack starring ‘Ocean’s 11’ (1960). We discuss the lacklustre opening hour, the hard-to-tell-apart cast and the way these “heartthrobs” from a bygone era talk about women. Spoiler alert, not very well... ↳ Skip to the movie: 20:11
65 minutes | Jun 3, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story
If you’ve been wondering whether or not Alex and Jordan liked the Ron Howard new heist movie, then wonder no more! Joined once again by the loveable Liam Taylor, we discuss the new entry into the Star Wars franchise, the gangster-ish, caper-y “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. We delve into whether it works as a heist film, whether it works as a Star Wars film, and whether a film like this (and its cast) can ever live up to fan expectations, whether high or low… ↳ Skip to the movie: 18:40
58 minutes | May 20, 2018
In today’s episode, we have a rather lengthy conversation about the pros and cons of franchise filmmaking, and then finally launch into a rather rambling disagreement about whether or not “Bloody Mama” (1970) has any merit as a film. We discuss the lack of morals displayed by the characters, the Oedipal themes of the story and, of course, young Bobby De Niro’s incredible bone structure. ↳ Skip to the movie: 29:20
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