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The Xtra Reel Podcast
34 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Season 2 Episode 5 - Quigley Down Under (1990)
This week we take a look at the 90s western set in the Australian outback. Starring Tom Selleck as Quigley, an experienced rifleman, who takes a job for the villainous Elliot Marston, portrayed by the late great Alan Rickman.
43 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Season 2 Episode 4 - January Round Up
Colm and Ger chat about what they watched in January, including Pieces of a Woman, One Night in Miami, Summer of 85, The Vast of Night, Shoplifters, Creepy, A Silent Voice and Samurai Marathon.
44 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Season 2 Episode 3 - Rebecca (1940) vs Rebecca (2020)
Two films about a place called Mandarlay and a woman named Rebecca. Colm and Ger take a look at the film adaptations of Daphne Du Maurier's novel.
27 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
A festive special. We look at what makes a Christmas movie and also those that have Christmas in the background. A bit on the more popular films such as Gremlins, Die Hard and Love Actually as well as chatting about Christmas westerns, I'll be Seeing You, Krampus and Tokyo Godfathers. We also take a look at films that we'll usually watch over Christmas.
19 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Season 2 Episode 2 - Images (1972)
Colm and Ger take a look at Robert Altman's psychological horror about a woman haunted by nightmarish visions while staying in Ireland.
15 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Season 2 Episode 1 - Wild Tales (2014)
Ger and Colm begin Season 2 with a look at the Oscar nominated anthology film from Argentina.
41 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Halloween Horror Special
For the week that's in it, we take a look at 6 horror films, from bona fide classics to hidden gems. We begin with George A Romero's 1968 zombie classic Night of the Living Dead and Ti West's 80s set horror The House of the Devil from 2009. Then it's a double helping of Dario Argento with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and the masterpiece that is Suspiria. We round things off with Kathryn Bigelow's vampire cult classic, Near Dark and Ari Aster's modern family horror Hereditary.
26 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Season 1 Episode 8 - Da 5 Bloods (2020)
In the last episode of Season 1, Colm and Ger discuss Spike Lee's latest film, about four Vietnam veterans who return to the country in search of buried treasure and the remains of their fallen squad leader.
23 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Season 1 Episode 7 - The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Ger and Colm talk about Clint Eastwood's iconic western about a man driven to revenge towards the end of the Civil War.
6 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Xtra Reel Easter Egg - Enola Holmes (2020)
In the first of a new series, Colm and Ger look at the Netflix release about the adventures of the teen detective searching for her missing mother.
15 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Season 1 Episode 6 - Porco Rosso (1992)
Ger and Colm discuss Hayao Miyazaki's animation about a former World War One fighter pilot who has been turned into a pig.
13 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Season 1 Episode 5 - Long Day's Journey into Night (2018)
A film which combines dreams and memories, Colm and Ger take a look at Long Day's Journey into Night, directed by Bi Gan.
31 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Season 1 Episode 4 - Breathless (1960) vs Breathless (1983)
Two films about a guy with a girl and a gun. Ger and Colm compare and contrast Jean-Luc Godard's iconic film of the French new wave with Jim McBride's cult classic.
19 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Season 1 Episode 3 - Eight Men Out (1988)
This week it's baseball, as Ger and Colm take a look at the ensemble film Eight Men Out, directed by John Sayles.
16 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Season 1 Episode 2 - Nights of Cabiria (1957)
We take a look at Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, with an excellent central performance by Giulietta Masina.
19 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Season 1 Episode 1 - Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Ger and Colm take a look at Céline Sciamma's remarkable Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
14 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Season 1 Overview
An introductory episode about why we decided to do this podcast and also a look at the films we've covered in Season 1.
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