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The Go-Between (#57)

The Go-Between (#57)

April 15, 2019
This week, Brendan and Jason explore class struggle and forbidden love with 1971's The Go-Between. This is the third Julie Christie film being covered but do the guys still love her after THIS role? Does witchcraft really work in this film? And is this podcast about to get side-swiped with another bleak British movie finale? Find out!
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. We bet even less people have seen this film as opposed to This Sporting Life. PROVE. US. WRONG.
 
 
 
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This Sporting Life (#52)

This Sporting Life (#52)

April 8, 2019
This week, Brendan and Jason get back on track with the list as they discuss #52 - This Sporting Life. In this modern-day tragic tale, there is much to discuss like how to deal with one of the least likeable main characters in quite some time, the guys break down how this film fits into a Shakespearean tragedy narrative, they marvel at the two lead performances and much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. Have you ever seen This Sporting Life? Has anyone? We have our doubts.
 
 
 
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Mini-Episode - One Red Nose Day and a Wedding

Mini-Episode - One Red Nose Day and a Wedding

April 5, 2019
In a brief little bonus episode, Brendan and Jason travel back to when they were discussing Four Weddings and a Funeral to talk about the short-film sequel that premiered on March 15th for Red Nose Day. Most of your favourite characters are back, there are some surprises and some call-backs for fans of the original. Check it out.
 
Plus: The guys get back to business as usual on Monday with This Sporting Life. C'mon back now, ya hear?
 
 
 
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The Avengers (1998)

The Avengers (1998)

April 1, 2019
Brendan and Jason took a break from the dice roll this week to discuss a film that has them flabbergasted... that it never made the BFI Top 100. The guys discuss Jeremiah S. Chechik's masterpiece in 1998's The Avengers. They discuss what Shakespearean anecdote from the film is their favourite, Uma Thurman's rigorous studying with her dialect coach, the amazing work by the background extras in the final scenes and much more.
 
Plus: The guys will get back on track with the list with next week's episode on This Sporting Life (as rolled during the previous episode).
 
 
 
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The Madness of King George (#42)

The Madness of King George (#42)

March 25, 2019
It's back to royalty as Brendan and Jason dissect 1994's The Madness of King George and talk all about the way in which the film depicts the silliness of the upper class, the treatment of mental illness and its associating stigma, the quiet moments involved in Nigel Hawthorne's tortured lead performance and much, much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. What did you think about The Madness of King George? Have you seen it? How does it compare to other "royal family" type period pieces?
 
 
 
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Black Narcissus (#44)

Black Narcissus (#44)

March 18, 2019
NUNS! Yes, folks, Brendan and Jason tackle their first Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger joint - 1947's Black Narcissus. The guys go deep into how this film influenced Martin Scorsese, the way in which the film utilizes its cinematography and matte paintings and of course... some of the more problematic elements are discussed.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. What is YOUR favourite Powell/Pressburger collaboration? What about this film? Was this the best one?
 
 
 
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Goldfinger (#70)

Goldfinger (#70)

March 11, 2019
It's time to class up the joint! Brendan and Jason cover the first of two Bond flicks on the list - 1964's Goldfinger! Along with a full discussion of the actual movie which extensively dives into the sexual politics of James Bond himself, the guys also discuss the incredible life of Sir Ian Fleming, Gert Frobe's problematic wartime past, Sean Connery's opinion on other Bonds and much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. Where does Goldfinger rank for you? Is it the best? Overrated? How do you feel about the overall franchise?
 
 
 
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Henry V (1944) (#18)

Henry V (1944) (#18)

March 4, 2019
Ah, yes - it had to happen sooner or later. Brendan and Jason dive into Laurence Olivier's Shakespearean epic - 1944's Henry V. They talk about its reputation as the first successful Shakespeare film adaptation, discuss its use as wartime propaganda, marvel at the cinematography and the way in which the film is "staged" (almost in a literal sense) and much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. Where does this rank as a successful Shakespeare adaptation for you? What are YOUR favourite films made from the Bard's works?
 
 
 
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Four Weddings and a Funeral (#23)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (#23)

February 25, 2019
It's time to get charmed and befuddled as Brendan and Jason talk about the Hugh Grant film that started it all - Four Weddings and a Funeral. They discuss the director and writer always being at odds, Andie MacDowell's acting with regards to the final scene, Kristin Scott Thomas' underrated performance, the little wedding details that no one else bothers with and much, much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. Where does this movie fall for you on the Hugh Grant pantheon (the "Grantheon" if you will)?
 
 
 
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Kes (#7)

Kes (#7)

February 18, 2019
This week, Brendan and Jason discuss Ken Loach's "bleaklifting" coming-of-age film - "Kes." The guys discuss whether this is either the most depressing or uplifting film of all-time, talk at length about the wild gym class scene, talk about the "down-and-dirty" nature of most of the characters and much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. Have any of you seen Kes? What do you think of it? Bleak? Happy? Let us know!
 
 
 
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