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 →

Episode 43: Romper Stomper (1992)

Film chosen by Patrick, introduced by Devlin Putting together today's cover image encapsulated a bit of a general problem when it comes to discussing a film like Romper Stomper: does it glamorise or even romanticise the character, and by extension the subject matter, of the film to portray him in a way that, well, makes... Continue Reading →

Episode 42: Freejack (1992)

Film chosen by guest Aidan, introduced by Devlin Sir Mick Jagger, in an inexplicably large helmet, looks directly down the barrel of the lens right as it crash zooms in on his face, his trademark pout at its very poutiest: When our good friend Aidan, with whom we had been trying to coordinate to join... Continue Reading →

Episode 41: Aliens (1986) LV-RMP SERIES

Introduced by MattJames Cameron’s action-packed, balls-to-the-wall, Southern Comfort meets The Magnificent Seven follow up to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic, Alien, was first released around this time in the summer of '86. I was about 9-years-old, like Newt, when I first saw Aliens on television, and I must’ve been completely obsessed by the time I... Continue Reading →

Episode 40: Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Film chosen by guest Em, introduced by Devlin GOOMBA! On this episode, we turned over the reins of the film picking to the delightful and talented Em, creator and host of the phenomenal podcast Verbal Diorama, and she, without hesitation, chose the 1993 Nintendo bob-ox office bob-omb Super Mario Bros. Even after she rewarded our... Continue Reading →

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