Episode 24: The Terminator (1984)

Introduction by Devlin Appropriately, The Terminator is a film in a hurry.  The titular cyborg has hurtled back in time to murder the one woman who its creators believe threatens their very existence. Soldier Kyle Reese also arrives on the same night, bearing the scars of a life lived on the run from these terrible... Continue Reading →

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 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 →

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 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 →

Episode 9: Rocky (1976)

Gali has tipped his hand and selected a personal favourite, the archetypal “inspirational sports movie” ROCKY. We follow low-ranking local Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa, a soft-centred brute who spends his days enforcing for a local loan shark (while ironically avoiding the use of violence). Lamenting his lack of initiative, confronted with the stagnation of his... Continue Reading →

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