Archive for April 2020

1994 - Chungking Express

Halfway through our 90s miniseries, exploring ten films from the nineties from our videotape backlog.

This week it's over to Hong Kong for Wong Kar-wai's Chungking Express, starring Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung and Faye Wong. We follow two stories of heartbreak in the daily lives of two cops in Hong Kong. DO you like pineapple? How does an apartment cry? Is Faye the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl? We also talk about Hong Kong, Quentin Tarantino, Flintstones and oddly Metal Gear Solid.

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1993 - The Remains of the Day

The 90s adventure continues! Another film gets pulled out of the backlog.

This week it's right into the life of English stately homes in the 1930s as Anthony Hopkins alongside Emma Thompson, has to navigate repressed love and Nazi bosses in the Remains of the Day. The film looks at repressed English society and displays the life of a Butler and how he sacrificed everything for his job, but realised too late what it cost him. We also discuss the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Alex Winter's Freaked. And what to do when you find a spot of dirt? 

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1992 - Glengarry Glen Ross

The 90s miniseries continues, ten films from the nineties backlog.

This week podcasting is only for closers when we dive into the adaptation of the David Mamet Play, Glengarry Glen Ross, starring amongst other Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon and Alec Baldwin. The film depicts two days in the lives of four real estate salesmen and how desperate they become when the corporate office sends a trainer who tells them all expect two of them will be fired. How comfortable are 90s suits? Which Simpsons character was inspired by this film? What is Mamet Speak? Jack Lemmon as a contemporary dramatic actor? And it's time for the new game show Which Baldwin Am I?

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1991 - Boyz n the Hood

We continue our 90s miniseries, exploring ten films from the nineties that we never got round to watching before.

This week we are in the hood for John Singleton's seminal director debut, Boyz n the Hood, starring an insane cast that features Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, and Angela Basset. The films charts the life of a boy who is trying to navigate life in South Central Los Angeles and the growing gang culture. As we discuss the allusions to Stand by Me, the career of Cuba Gooding Jr, Hollywood's treatment of black films, is it Larry or Laurence Fishburne? and what is with plastic on seats?

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