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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 →

Journalism in Film

In this episode we’re going to be covering journalism, and journalists, as portrayed in film. I could say that we picked this topic because it is timely, but, really, when is this topic not timely? But in reality, it was… Continue Reading →

Intermission, October 2017

We’re back to talk about films. I know, we’re as surprised as you are. We’d have bet on this podcast turning its attention to pottery and irrigation by now as well. I’m afraid you’ll just have to put up with… Continue Reading →

Fast and the Furious 1 vs. 8

With the latest instalment of The Fast and the Furious skidding onto the home formats and a release date apparently confirmed for the spin-off, we thought we’d compare it to the first of the series and chart the road between… Continue Reading →

TV Adaptations: Comedies

Don’t let anyone apart from trained physicians tell you that laughter is the best medicine. Frequently anti-biotics are better suited to deal with the problem. However, it’s certainly true that life is better with laughs, so in the first of… Continue Reading →

Intermission, September 2017

We cover another hodge-podge of arbitrarily selected films for this month’s Intermission podcast, namely Death Note, Hotel Salvation, American Made. The Anthem of the Heart, Pawn Sacrifice, and Mindhorn. Find out what these flicks’ major malfunctions are in this exhilarating… Continue Reading →

Compare & Contrast – Beyond the Mat and The Wrestler

Since first watching Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler back in 2008, I’ve always wondered if he’d seen the 1999 documentary Beyond the Mat in his preparations, as there’s more than a little commonality. Following on from our sports film episode, this… Continue Reading →

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