Episode 67: Donnie Darko (2001)

Film chosen by Gali, introduced by Devlin I read a fantastic oral history of Donnie Darko which described the film as "everybody's first deep thought", which, while hyperbolic, does help describe the particular temporal space that I found this film in. Approaching 18, chafing at what I felt were the strictures of my small town,... Continue Reading →

Episode 66: Fatal Attraction (1987) REROTICA SERIES

Film chosen by Gali, introduced by Devlin For a film which formed such a core aspect of the burgeoning erotic thriller genre, establishing so many of its tropes (chief among which, the sexy other woman-turned-homewrecking violent stalker), Fatal Attraction features surprisingly little on-screen sex. But, the politics of sex, desire, monogamy, selfishness, wholly occupy the... Continue Reading →

Episode 65: The Boondock Saints (1999)

Film chosen by guest David Biggins, introduced by Devlin FINALLY, I got around to seeing this film. Many, many years since I first watched, and loved, Overnight, Mark Brian Smith and Tony Montana's salty 2003 documentary hit job, our esteemed guest David Biggins' pick for this episode gave me an excuse to sit myself down... Continue Reading →

Episode 64: ALIEN³ (1992) LV-RMP SERIES

Welcome back to our trawl through the Alien universe! After starting back to front with gung-ho actioner Aliens followed by Ridley Scott's cerebral sci-fi chiller Alien, we're back in release order for David Fincher's divisive and dark Alien 3. Controversially stripping Ripley (Sigourney Weaver, now a producer with no small amount of clout) of her... Continue Reading →

Episode 63: Leon

Film chosen by Joe We welcome our good friend and uber-talented camera department pro Joe back to the show to discuss his affection for the stylish, influential 1994 hitman thriller Leon. With its poster adorning thousands of student bedroom walls, it's an undeniable touchstone for a whole generation of film lovers: a gateway to European... Continue Reading →

Episode 61: Color of Night (1994) REROTICA SERIES

Film chosen by Patrick, introduced by Devlin Our journey through the seamy, sleazy, seductive and sadly short-lived erotic thriller boom of the 80s/90s has thrown up this anomaly - the Walt Disney-produced (well, Hollywood Pictures, but it still counts!) psychiatrist murder mystery thriller Color of Night. Veteran director Richard Rush's career began by making propaganda... Continue Reading →

Episode 58: Alien (1979) LV-RMP SERIES

Continuing our journey through the ALIEN universe, the team backtrack from James Cameron's seminal 80s action sequel sci-fi classic Aliens, which (almost) all of the gang encountered first, to look back at Ridley (Wiggly) Scott's groundbreaking first film in the series. Our Matt has created, as well as this incredible splattery tribute to South Shields'... Continue Reading →

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