Episode 56: The Rock (1996)

Film chosen by listener Louis Naum, introduced by Matt I should begin by publicly apologising to my old school friend, Ben, whose bargain bin copy of The Rock I accidentally-on-purpose held onto forever. He recently reminded me of the giant-boxed ex-rentals and free posters up for grabs in Richmond’s video shops like Trinity Video and... Continue Reading →

Episode 53: The Big Lebowski (1998)

Film chosen by Joe, introduced by Matt The Coen Brothers’ pot-heady, mistaken identity picture and ode to the unemployed, adopts and adapts the specificity of film noir's dialogue to create a colourful, highly quotable, stoner-noir. It's as if our fall guy, The Dude - a clueless dropout, has been dragged into the swirling dramatic plot... Continue Reading →

Episode 52: The Misfits (1961)

Film chosen and introduced by Devlin It's now 60 years since this film was released. In the ebb and flow of pop culture, especially in cinema, it's possible this film feels, to a lot of viewers, like a relic of a distant and unknowable past. I mentioned within the episode the strange juncture in movie... Continue Reading →

Episode 49: Point Break (1991)

Film chosen by Gali, introduced by Devlin Among the many, many pleasures of Point Break, one major standout has to be that it contains one of the defining performances of Full Busey. Gary Busey is a very strange man. From his early breakthrough in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and his garlanded turn as bespectacled nerd rock... Continue Reading →

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