Episode 23: American Pie (1999)

Introduction by Devlin Like most franchises (at least, pre-Marvel Studios), American Pie wasn’t meant to be a franchise. That’s not to say that Universal didn’t think they might be able to cash in – the speed and ruthless efficiency with which they rushed American Pie 2 to market suggests that they knew their surprise smash... Continue Reading →

Episode 22: Pulse (2001) and the J-Horror movement

Introduction by Devlin 幽霊に会いたいですか. Here at The Rewind Movie Podcast, we started our Pulling Focus series so that our hosts could recommend to each other to films that had so far eluded them – to date, I’ve introduced Gali to the transcendent, meditative Glasgow-set drama Ratcatcher, and in return he suggested Curtis Hanson’s charming literary... Continue Reading →

BLOG: Joker (2019)

By Gali There is plenty to marvel at (excuse the pun) in Joker: the filmmaking on display is impeccable and Joaquin Phoenix’s performance is captivating. However, I can pinpoint the exact moment when I could no longer put on a happy face, as the film remembered that it has to involve the origins of another... Continue Reading →

Episode 20: Ghost World (2001)

You guys up for some reggae tonight? Devlin has delved back in to his angsty late adolescence and picked the 2001 graphic novel adaptation Ghost World for this Throwback episode. Snarky, newly graduated (well, one of them anyway) Enid and Rebecca are finally free from the tyranny of high school, but the question of what... Continue Reading →

BLOG: Godzilla, King Of The Monsters

I can only remember a handful of times where I’ve gone to the cinema to see a film twice. I can remember even fewer occasions where the second viewing didn’t diminish my opinion of the film once I walked out of the theatre, where, stripped of the surprise of seeing the story play out for... Continue Reading →

Episode 18: Wonder Boys (2000)

Welcome to our series Pulling Focus, where each of our hosts introduces the other to a personally beloved film which they feel has been overlooked or underrated. This time, Gali encourages Devlin to FINALLY sit down and watch the 2000 Michael Douglas lit-com Wonder Boys, from director Curtis Hanson. Michael Douglas’ Grady Tripp is a... Continue Reading →

Episode 17: Top Gun (1986)

I WANT SOME BUTTS! Gali has picked out Tony Scott's magnum opus of fighter jet machismo, 1985’s Top Gun, for this Throwback episode. Maverick loose cannon Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) gets his shot to be the best of the best at the elite Top Gun academy, where he competes in spectacular aerial combat exercises... Continue Reading →

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