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Tron and Avalon

With the publicity machine for Ready Player One kicking into gear, we though it time to look at some films that have based themselves on the ideas and aesthetics of video games, while not being based directly on them. To… Continue Reading →

Sam Rockwell

With Sam Rockwell firmly in the awards frame for Three Billboards, we thought it was as good a time as any to take a look at some of our favourite films of his. Join us as we discuss Lawn Dogs,… Continue Reading →

Intermission, January 2018

Improbably, we’ve survived 2017 and now plough on into the brave new year of film, covering Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing Missouri, The Last Jedi, Jumanji, and Bright. We also catch up with It, The Foreigner and mother! for your… Continue Reading →

Compare & Contrast – Enter the Dragon and Bloodsport

It’s the quintessential martial arts move, with a charismatic lead, excellent fight choreography and cinematography. But are we talking about Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon, or Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Bloodsport? The only way to find out is to listen to… Continue Reading →

Isao Takahata

Today we will be continuing our discussion of the works of the legendary Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli. In our first two episodes on this topic we explored the work of Miyazaki Hayao. Miyazaki is the most famous human name… Continue Reading →

Intermission, December 2017 and our Films of the Year

We’re dangerously close to requiring new calendars, so that can only mean it’s time for us to review our year in cinema, giving you the highlights and the lowlights of 2017. There’s also the small matter of December’s output to… Continue Reading →

Compare & Contrast – Infernal Affairs and The Departed

When Infernal Affairs was released in Hong Kong to great commercial and critical success it was immediately snaffled up for a Western remake, as was very much the style at the time, becoming of course The Departed. We thought we’d… Continue Reading →

Year Two

In an unavoidable change to our regularly scheduled episode, we are bringing you instead a bit of a retrospective of some of our favourite reviews from the start of the second year of our podcast. If you’re relatively new to… Continue Reading →

Intermission, November 2017

We investigate the qualities, of the lack of qualities, of Lucknow Central, Ghost Story, The Death of Stalin, and Thor: Ragnarok in this latest podcast episode. You should listen to it, or we will be ensaddened. Download direct | Subscribe… Continue Reading →

Compare & Contrast – Salvador and Die Fälschung

Continuing on from our look at journalism in film, we narrow down the focus to war reporting, with Oliver Stone’s Salvador set during the El Salvadorian civil war, and Volker Schlöndorff’s look at Lebanese civil war reportage in Die Fälschung…. Continue Reading →

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