The next in our series of martial arts films — and the first ‘talkie’ — is 1943’s SUGATA SANSHIRO, the debut of our old friend Akira Kurosawa. After differing initial reviews — appropriate, given this week’s theme — we talk about everything from sports films to the MCU.
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Dark and complex, but easy going and very sessionable, the Traditional Dark Mild has been a staple of English Beer for a very long time. Don’t let the colour fool you, this is not a sipper, so get it down yer!
We gain insight into Bugs’ ongoing relationship with the eldritch horror that is Yosemite Sam, get a glimpse of the Tooniverse’s population control measures with Beaky Buzzard, and see Daffy Duck go full Orson Welles (or is it the other way around?)
Our next film in Season 4 is 1931’s JIROKICHI THE RAT, the second in our chronological journey through a century of martial arts films. Sam’s a little luke-warm to start with, but is won round in the end — via discussions of cinematic archetypes, innovative camera techniques, and what it means to be a samurai. […]
In this episode we travel to The Grumpy Goat in Reading (http://thegrumpygoat.co.uk/), the bottleshop where Cal and Mike buy 90% of the beers reviewed in other episodes. We talk to owners Anne-Marie and Charlie about the shop and their upcoming beer festival “Craft Theory” http://crafttheoryfestival.co.uk/ We also review these beers from previous episodes: Jasmine Green […]
Cal loves a lager, but sometimes the wait for that perfectly clean crispy beverage is just too long. One option? Brew a Steam Beer (AKA a California Common), a rough and ready lager yeast beer fermented high and rushed into your glass.
In this end-of-an-era episode, we finally reach the end of the 40s, which is a big milestone on our journey to 1996. To celebrate, we talk about Tooniversal car insurance for about ten minutes. Enjoy.