Intermission, October 2021

For this month’s random grab bag of films we’ve seen over the past month, we have The Chambermaid, Prisoners of the Ghostland, The Protege, Stillwater, and No Time To Die. What’s worth your time, and what’s a crime? Find out… Continue Reading →

The Maltese Falcon and Beat the Devil

Following on from our last episode on the films of John Huston, we thought we’d change things up with a look at two more John Huston films. This time it’s his first, and still one of his most iconic films,… Continue Reading →

John Huston

The phrase “Hollywood Royalty” is not uncommonly used, though it’s usually quite hyperbolic (though, unlike actual royalty, it’s likely that anyone to whom it is applied at least has a modicum of talent and value to our world, and an… Continue Reading →

Intermission, September 2021

We give a thorough examination to The Green Knight, Reminiscence, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and Enforcement in this latest grab-bag-aploosa. Are they worth your time or not worth a dime? Tune in and find out! Download on Soundcloud |… Continue Reading →

The Holcroft Covenant and The Osterman Weekend

Robert Ludlum was a prolific author of primarily Cold War espionage thrillers, and so in a way it’s surprising that so few of his works made their way into cinema screens, and the vast bulk of those were part of… Continue Reading →

Lethal Weapons

We examine what’s surely the definitive buddy cop franchise in our latest episode, with a look at Lethal Weapons one through four. Join us and revisit these slices of extra-judicial mayhem! Download on Soundcloud | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe… Continue Reading →

Intermission, August 2021

The bell has tolled for The Suicide Squad, Lost in the Moonlight, Gunpowder Milkshake, Pig, and Jungle Cruise. Let’s see which ought to be washed away by the sea, and which should remain involved in mankind. Download on Soundcloud |… Continue Reading →

Michael Haneke

We investigate six of Austrian director and screenwriter Michael Haneke’s output, namely Caché, The White Ribbon, Funny Games, The Piano Teacher, Amour, and Happy End. Will our report be positive? Negative? Both? Neither? Tune in and find out! Download on… Continue Reading →

Back to the Future(s)

Some time ago we did a whole episode on time travel films without mentioning Robert Zemeckis and ‎Bob Gale’s Back to the Future series, their bold updating of Oedipus, so today we remedy that oversight and see if the pride… Continue Reading →

Intermission, July 2021

Another month, another batch of films present themselves for judgement. What will we make of Black Widow, Fast & Furious 9, Luca, The Tomorrow War, The Dead Don’t Die, and Censor? Tune in and find out! Download on Soundcloud |… Continue Reading →

Ronin and The Rock

When we were recently preparing our David Mamet episode, we were struck by the seeming incongruity of his screenwriting credit (under the name of Richard Weisz, which he used in order to protect his “braaand”) for 1998’s Ronin. This led… Continue Reading →

Alex de la Iglesia

In this exciting episode we are taking a look at some selected works of Álex de la Iglesia, after a number of stars came into alignment that hinted at him being worthy of further investigation than our brief exposure to… Continue Reading →

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