Join Rob & Sam, two life-long friends, one a veteran of the film industry, the other a Cambridge-educated writer on books, movies and graphic novels. Each week they talk about a film and some of the ideas it throws up.
BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) & Iconoclasm - This week we discuss the landmark historical film BONNIE AND CLYDE. Our reviews are followed by discussions about how this film was a cultural jumping-off point, and how it’s filled with examples of iconoclastically pushing back against society
4.32 – OCEAN’S ELEVEN (1960) & Camaraderie - This week we tackle the original OCEAN’S ELEVEN — over 40 years before the Soderbergh re-make, and set in a very different time.
4.31 – RIFIFI (1955) & A Code of Honour - This week, we begin our heist movies mini-season with the 1955 French film noir RIFIFI.
ANIARA (2019) & Loss – (Bonus Episode) - In this episode, Rob and Karin dive into the 2019 release, Aniara.
4.30 – BOOKSMART (2019) & Heartbreak - The final film in our ‘high school’ sub-season is the Olivia Wilde film from last year BOOKSMART.
4.29 – SING STREET (2016) & Creativity - This week we discuss the 2016 musical-comedy-drama-fantasy (who knows?) SING STREET
4.28 – THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (2012) & Hopeful Realism - This week, in a change to the film we had been going to feature, it’s Emma Watson’s 2012 (post-HP) breakout role.
CRIMSON PEAK (2015) & The Gothic - With Sam off being a dad, Rob ropes in some guest hosts, this week Naomi from Power Word Roll talking up a storm about the gothic horror/love story, Crimson Peak
4.27 — ST TRINIANS (2007) & Unity - This week’s film is the 2007 re-boot of the anarchic ST. TRINIAN’S franchise. Post-reviews, we talk about different takes on the male gaze, on this film as a period piece, and on the way in which such films can be…
4.26 — MEAN GIRLS (2004) & Limits - This week our high school season has reached the cultural zenith (no shade: it’s a culturally important film!) of MEAN GIRLS (2004). After some reviews, we talk about meta-commentaries on teenage slang, the refreshing absence of strong male characters, and…