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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 →

Sports Films

Sport is ancient and popular, and has been an important part of our various cultures and societies for as long as cultures and societies have existed. Little wonder, then, that sport should have seen a lot of representation in modern… Continue Reading →

Intermission, August 2017

In this enthralling episode, we swing our wisdom mallets at Shin Godzilla, David Lynch: The Art Life, Dunkirk, The Big Sick and Scribe and beat their most intimate truths out of them. Feel not for them, they’ve got it coming…. Continue Reading →

The Birth(s) of a Nation

Following on from our last episode on social hot topics, we take a look at two very different takes on post-Civil War race relations with D W Griffiths’ 1915 Birth of a Nation, and Nate Parker’s 2016 reclamation. Listen, if… Continue Reading →

Big Screen Issues

This month, because our blood pressure wasn’t already suitably distressingly high, we have chosen to look at films that reflect, recount, and/or comment upon, stories of social importance and themes of injustice, iniquity, intolerance, and the perilous power of ideas…. Continue Reading →

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