Thanks to John Oleszkiewicz for recommending our film this time around – the wonderful Seven Samurai from director Akira Kurosawa. We were initially alarmed by the film’s weighty 207-minute running time, but I can safely say that I enjoyed every goddamn minute – and in fact I wanted to watch it again as soon asContinue reading “Seven Samurai and a momentous year for Japanese cinema”
After a now-customary lengthy hiatus, here we are with another piping hot cup ‘o podcast, our mellifluous voices poised to sluice through your ears and soak your thirsty brain with ill-informed opinions about a film we’ve only just watched. And Redline is an absolute cracker of a film that may have snuck beneath most people’sContinue reading “Redline is an anime roller-coaster ride”
Even with our current sloppy podcast schedule, we can’t not celebrate Halloween here at 101 Towers. So Lewis and Ian have donned their most terrifying and zeitgeist-y costumes (Lewis is a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, and Ian is a Brexit) and settled down to watch Rosemary’s Baby. Considered by many as the greatest horrorContinue reading “He Has His Father’s Eyes”
Hello, we’re back again. We’ve been on hiatus since January owing to Ian’s new addition. And by new addition, I mean baby – he hasn’t grown a new limb, or anything. God, that would be horrific. Although it could be a good excuse to do a David Cronenberg movie marathon… Anyway, things have calmed downContinue reading “GIVE ME MY BLUE BLANKET”
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After reading Stuart Barr’s review of the bonkers 1985 film Lifeforce, a movie with the twin appeals of space vampires and a Patrick Stewart cameo, I decided I had to sample its lunacy for myself. And seeing as Lifeforce is directed by Tobe Hooper, it seemed like a good opportunity to do a movie marathonContinue reading “Tobe Hooper: A Retrospective”
One of the best things about doing the podcast is being encouraged to watch films that we (well I) would otherwise never bother with. Case in point; our film this week is Phantom of the Paradise. If listener Zvonimir hadn’t recommended it would Lewis and I really have sat down to watch a 1970s rockContinue reading “Gentlemen, I Give You The Future… BEEF!”
I’ve finally given up on online streaming subscriptions. After many frustrations, this morning I cancelled my Amazon Prime Instant Video subscription with an exasperated sigh. I will explain why. I was an early adopter and enthusiastic user of Lovefilm. I remember the dreadful old days, when trips to the local Blockbuster would usually end inContinue reading “Online streaming: a step backwards?”