Year 2016

Intermission, December 2016

We’re dropping truthbombs on Kubo and the Two Strings, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Mechanic: Resurrection, Your Name, De Palma, and Sully in this exciting episode – dare you listen? Download direct | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe… Continue Reading →

Compare:Contrast – Hanna and The Manchurian Candidate

Today we’re browsing through the case files of MK ULTRA, or at the very least taking a look at two very contrasting films based around brainwashing, with Joe Wright’s 2011 outing Hanna and John Frankenheimer’s 1962 classic, The Manchurian Candidate…. Continue Reading →

Star Trekrospective Part One

It’s not exactly true to say that all long running film series are worthy of attention, after all there’s been 18 National Lampoon films, however Star Trek has earned itself a place in popular culture thanks to its endless television… Continue Reading →

Intermission – November 2016

Another month has passed, so again we congregate to discuss what horrors cinema has unleashed on us. Get our takes on The Light Between Oceans, Captain Fantastic, Bastille Day, Doctor Strange, The Shallows, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Supersonic,… Continue Reading →

Compare:Contrast – The Illusionist and The Prestige

We’re looking at The Prestige and The Illusionist this month, two films with fairly similar high level plots but very different executions as they explore rivalry, love, and obsession through the world of illusion. And we don’t mean the old… Continue Reading →

Modern Black and White

We’re all used to the Technicolor realities of modern cinema by this point, but there’s still more than a few examples where, either by economic necessity or stylistic preference, it’s monochrome in the multiplex. Today we’re looking at some notable… Continue Reading →

Intermission – October 2016

As October draws to a close, it’s time for us to reconvene and pass judgement on an assortment of films: Blood Father, Bridget Jones Baby, Soy Nero, Inferno, The BFG, The Girl on the Train, The Red Turtle, and The… Continue Reading →

Compare:Contrast – A Scanner Darkly and Radio Free Albemuth

Now, on this podcast we love a bit of Dick, ol’ Phil K being a favourite author in this neck of the woods, with some of our favourite films based on his work. We’ve already discussed Blade Runner and Total… Continue Reading →

70s Horror

In podcasts passim we’ve made our feelings pretty clear on modern horror films, essentially that so close to all of them are trash that we’ve consigned the genre to the ignore pile. But that doesn’t seem entirely fair, so we… Continue Reading →

Intermission – September 2016

We review Lights Out, Elvis and Nixon, The Jungle Book, Anthropoid, Sing Street, Hell or High Water, and Our Kind of Traitor in this podcast without portfolio. Tune in to find out the skinny on this disparate celluloid bunch! Download… Continue Reading →

Compare:Contrast – Manhunter and Red Dragon

There’s been two cinematic cracks at Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon so far, the serial-killer thriller than introduced us to the charismatic cannibal Hannibal Lecter, perhaps more readily associated with The Silence of the Lambs. We’ll be taking a look… Continue Reading →

Michael Cimino

After the sad news of Michael Cimino’s death, we thought it appropriate to take a look over his body of work for your listening pleasure. We’re covering the bulk of his output, certainly feature film-wise, as both screenwriter and director… Continue Reading →

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