Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn

In celebration of Mother’s Day, this week we review Gone With The Wind, which is Ian’s mum’s favourite film. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my act together in time to write this post before Mother’s Day, even though we recorded this several days ago… but on the other hand, in the United States Mother’s Day isn’tContinue reading “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”

Dallas Buyers Club: 101 Films Extra #05

This week we have a surprise guest – Jason Andrews steps into Ian’s shoes as we talk about Dallas Buyers Club. Jason is a writer, film buff and author of the blog Tomorrow Can Pay The Rent, as well as being an old friend of mine and Ian’s, and after Jase and I both sawContinue reading “Dallas Buyers Club: 101 Films Extra #05”

Valentine’s Day Special 2014: Truly Madly Deeply

For Valentine’s Day last year we listed our ten favourite break-up films, but this year we’re very much back on the romance train with Truly Madly Deeply. I first saw this film when I was a teenager, and it’s stuck with me ever since, remaining one of my all-time favourite movies. It also remains bizarrelyContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Special 2014: Truly Madly Deeply”

I’m a writer, you monsters! I create!

Right. I’ve watched this film. I’ve researched this film. I’ve recorded a podcast about it, and I’m now writing this short blog post, yet every time, EVERY SINGLE TIME I see a picture of John Turturro as the titular Barton Fink I think ‘Is that Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters?’ I can’t help myself. Look atContinue reading “I’m a writer, you monsters! I create!”

It made more money than James Bond!

New Year, new exciting 101 Films feature! Lewis and I have come up with yet another 101 Films podcast. We’re becoming like a crisp/chip company with all our various ‘flavours’. Joining our standard podcast (the Ready Salted, if we’re going to stick with the crisp flavour analogy), our Specials (Salt and Vinegar) and our ExtrasContinue reading “It made more money than James Bond!”

Christmas Special 2013: Scrooged Commentary

For our third Christmas Special we thought we’d try something a little different. This year, rather than talk about Christmas films past and present, we decided to do a DVD commentary – something we’ve been talking about for ages but haven’t got round to doing until now. And what better film to ‘commentarize’ on thanContinue reading “Christmas Special 2013: Scrooged Commentary”

Too many films to talk about

You may have noticed a lack of podcast last week – unfortunately we’ve just been too darn busy to record one recently, what with work commitments and frantic Christmas preparations. On top of that, we’ve been going to a heck of a lot of screenings recently – for once, we’ve actually been too busy watchingContinue reading “Too many films to talk about”

Room 237: 101 Films Extra #04

Usually our ‘extra’ posts are about a film that’s currently in the cinema, but Room 237 actually came out several months ago. Still, it just about qualifies as current, and it certainly provides lots to talk about. We both recently watched the DVD of this documentary, and we both came away slightly bemused but withContinue reading “Room 237: 101 Films Extra #04”

It got serious

It’s been a long time coming but we finally, FINALLY, got round to watching A Separation. Back in 2012, when we were worrying about Mayan Calendars, London Olympics and Gangnam Style (what a year that was) young Philip Rose recommended we watch A Separation, the first Iranian film to win an Oscar and the criticalContinue reading “It got serious”

One. Two. Three. Knock on the Wall

Finally our terrifying journey through October, the spookiest month of all, comes to an end with our last  Halloween special podcast for 2013. After looking at horror in the 1950s with Night of the Demon and in the 1970s with The Wicker Man, we finish with what is considered a modern classic, 2007’s The Orphanage.Continue reading “One. Two. Three. Knock on the Wall”