3.48 – FAMILY PLOT and Reinvention

The final Hitchcock film in our mini-series is his last motion picture, 1976’s FAMILY PLOT. After differing reviews — interesting, given our previous ideas about Hitchcock’s oeuvre — we talk about everything from camp thrillers to how this was nearly an example of slacker cinema, and how this may have been a response to a […]

3.47 – VERTIGO and Obsession

Our next Hitchcock film, coming a decade after last week’s offering, is his 1958 hit VERTIGO. After short reviews of the film, we talk about everything from how the movie creates distance in its audience to the creative endeavour evident in the Marvel films (it’s relevant, honest) — and we end with a Rob’sRantTM.

3.40 – FREE FIRE and Space

We conclude our Ben Wheatley season with his most recent offering, 2016’s FREE FIRE. After our initial responses to the film, we go on to talk about claustrophobia, empathising with the IRA (!), and whether or not Wheatley has made the ‘step up’ to Hollywood (CA) direction.

3.39 – A FIELD IN ENGLAND and Psychedelia

Back after a hiatus, we delve further into Ben Wheatley’s oeuvre, with his 2013 historical horror A FIELD IN ENGLAND. Our reviews are mixed, but then we do get into some very interesting discussions about genre collisions, social structure, and whether or not Ben Wheatley will be a success as a blockbuster Hollywood director with […]