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PODCAST: Another Time, MacLeod!

AKA Highlander Scene by Scene

A podcast dedicated to breaking down the 1986 cult classic Highlander scene by scene.

AKA Jesus, Take the Wheel! AKA Sex Immortals Redux

In episode 53 of ANOTHER TIME, MACLEOD!, Robs Daniel (Twitter: @rob_a_daniel) and Wallis (@robertmwallis) are joined by the brilliant Mr.…

REVIEW: Three Thousand Years of Longing

In his first film since 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller reminds us why he truly deserves the accolade of “visionary”.

By any standard, Three Thousand Years of Longing is an audacious change of pace from the filmmaker who filmography is largely defined by scorched wastelands populated by monstrous motorheads.…

PODCAST: Sugarland Express [Let’s Jaws For a Minute]

In this episode, Sarah and MJ are joined by Rob Wallis to talk about Spielberg’s major studio debut, The Sugarland Express.

They discuss its similarities and differences with Duel, the “aw, shucks” style performances, how the film was received by critics such as Ebert, Siskel, and Pauline Kael, and how the film was influenced by Westerns, Italian Neorealism, and the French New Wave.…

REVIEW: Samaritan [Prime Video]

In Samaritan, a scrappy kid (Javon Walton) discovers that a refuse collector who lives across the street (Sylvester Stallone) may in fact be his idol, long-presumed-dead superhero Samaritan.

As with any popular genre before it, the superhero movie is now starting to reckon with its long-lived popularity.…

REVIEW: Prey

by Sarah Johnson (Twitter:@strappinglass)

1719, the Northern Great Plains of the Comanche Nation. Much to the annoyance of the men in her tribe, young Naru (Midthunder) wants to be recognised as the capable hunter-warrior she is. She will need all her skills when a lethal alien comes to Earth to stalk the local wildlife.

PODCAST: Nightmare Alley [Movie Robcast]

In episode 139 of The Movie Robcast, Robs Daniel and Wallis take a walk down the dark and deadly Nightmare Alley.

The new movie from the brilliant Guillermo del Toro is based on William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel, previously adapted as a film noir in 1947, and features an dazzling cast including Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman, Richard Jenkins, and others.¬†…

PODCAST: Scream (2022) [Movie Robcast]

Time for another episode of meta-movie, and in episode 138 after all these years we go back to where it all started, back to Woodsboro.

Yep, the latest instalment of Scream leans into Hollywood’s current passion for self-reflexive “requels.”

Which is fitting for a movie that made meta mainstream back in 1996.…

PODCAST: 2021 Roundup – Films of the Year [Movie Robcast]

It now may be 2022, but we’re starting the year looking back at 2021.

While perhaps not a banner year in general, 2022 was a fine year for cinema. Bond returned in triumph, Spider-Man topped off the year with box office glory, Cruella proved Disney could turn a classic cartoon character into a live-action triumph, Dune turned out to be filmable, and West Side Story was the remake we didn’t know we needed.…

REVIEW: Old Henry

Whether it’s the cowboys-and-Indians of the 1950s or the “revisionist” approach that has since come to define the genre, the Western is all about the persistence of legends.

Former pioneer Henry (Tim Blake Nelson) and his son Wyatt (Gavin Lewis) live alone on a remote farm.…