Episode 72: Halloween (1978)

Introduced by Devlin Welcome back to HALLORE'EWIND! While our coverage this year is slightly less exhaustive (and exhausting for your humble contributors) than last year's, we've decided to roll out the heavy hitter - John Carpenter's season-defining, sub-genre-spawning slasher classic Halloween. In this first part, we discuss our history with this skeletal, primal film, and... Continue Reading →

Episode 67: Donnie Darko (2001)

Film chosen by Gali, introduced by Devlin I read a fantastic oral history of Donnie Darko which described the film as "everybody's first deep thought", which, while hyperbolic, does help describe the particular temporal space that I found this film in. Approaching 18, chafing at what I felt were the strictures of my small town,... Continue Reading →

Episode 63: Leon

Film chosen by Joe We welcome our good friend and uber-talented camera department pro Joe back to the show to discuss his affection for the stylish, influential 1994 hitman thriller Leon. With its poster adorning thousands of student bedroom walls, it's an undeniable touchstone for a whole generation of film lovers: a gateway to European... Continue Reading →

Episode 61: Color of Night (1994) REROTICA SERIES

Film chosen by Patrick, introduced by Devlin Our journey through the seamy, sleazy, seductive and sadly short-lived erotic thriller boom of the 80s/90s has thrown up this anomaly - the Walt Disney-produced (well, Hollywood Pictures, but it still counts!) psychiatrist murder mystery thriller Color of Night. Veteran director Richard Rush's career began by making propaganda... 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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