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”

Come. It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man.

In the second of our Halloween horror podcasts, we look at The Wicker Man: The Final Cut, a newly restored version of the classic 1973 British film. We’ve slightly bent the rules this time around – usually we only review films that either one or both of us hasn’t seen before, but we’ve actually bothContinue reading “Come. It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man.”

It’s in the trees! It’s coming!

This year, rather than do a Halloween special, we thought we’d dedicate the whole of October to doing scary movies, and in the first of these Halloween podcasts we review Night of the Demon (or Curse of the Demon as it was known in the United States, for no real reason). Ian first saw thisContinue reading “It’s in the trees! It’s coming!”