Ghost World (2001) – Episode 20

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 →

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 →

Episode 16: Ratcatcher (1999)

On this episode, Devlin introduces Gali to one of his favourites, and offers an introduction to a film which has flown under the radar over the last few years: Lynne Ramsay's 1999 feature debut Ratcatcher. James, a sensitive young boy on the cusp of adolescence, tries to navigate the rubbish strewn-streets of an East Glasgow... Continue Reading →

Episode 15: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

BLESS YOUR BEAUTIFUL HIIIIIIIIDE! Patrick is back, and he brought the rootin'est, rootin'est, barn-danciest rip-roarin’ Western musical Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. Large bearded man Adam rides into town to find himself a wife to bring back to his frontier ranch, but “forgets” to tell new bride Milly about his six large brothers. While she... Continue Reading →

Episode 14: Audition (1999)

きりきりきり! On this Throwback, first time Rewinder and good friend Matt joins us all the way from South Korea to discuss his first brush with Takashi Miike’s seminal romantic drama-turned-nightmare fuel Audition. Lonely Tokyo widower Aoyama turns to an old friend in his quest to find a new wife to share his life with. His... Continue Reading →

Episode 12: Dances With Wolves (1990)

TATANKA! Devlin takes us on a Throwback to the never-ending Sunday afternoons of his childhood with Kevin Costner’s OSCAR-winning frontier epic DANCES WITH WOLVES. Wounded Civil War soldier John Dunbar’s unusual act of battlefield heroism allows him to choose his next posting, and he elects for a life of seclusion in an abandoned fort at... Continue Reading →

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