Year 2021

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 →

Intermission, June 2021

Loaded into this month’s arbitrary film review roulette are Wrath of Man, Cruella, and Army of the Dead. Which of them clean up, and which gets swept into the trash? The answer to this confusing, poorly constructed hypothetical can only… Continue Reading →

E.T. and Super 8

Steven Spielberg’s long and successful career has seen him gain many admirers, acolytes and devotees, including some people who quite clearly fancy themselves as the “next Spielberg”. Perhaps chief amongst the latter is New York filmmaker Jeffrey Jacob Abrams, whose… Continue Reading →

Tombstone and Wyatt Earp

Illness, ill-preparedness and, well, indolence, sees us pushing our main topic episode back to the 10th this month, and instead we’re beginning June with a Compare and Contrast episode. As usual, there’s no real rhyme or reason as to why… Continue Reading →

Intermission, May 2021

It’s that time again. Film review time. As it is every time. This time: Nomadland, Palmer, The Human Voice, Without Remorse, Stowaway, Nobody, and Mortal Kombat. It’s about time. Download on Soundcloud | Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe via feed… Continue Reading →

Satoshi Kon

In this episode we’re going to be taking a look at the sadly sparse work of the Japanese animator, writer and director, Satoshi Kon, a favourite around these parts. A native of Sapporo, Kon earned his spurs working under anime… Continue Reading →


If you’re feeling generous you could call today’s episode a mash-up, or more accurately, the remnants of a couple of different music related ideas that never quite gelled into a full episode. It was resurfaced recently in the morass of… Continue Reading →

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