Archive for June 2020

1971 - Straw Dogs

CW: Due to the nature of the content of this film we do talk about rape and violence against women.

If you go down to Cornwall today, watch out for the creepy locals! On Adjust Your Tracking this week we are covering Sam Peckinpah's controversial home invasion 1971 film Straw Dogs, starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George as a couple recently moved to Cornwall who are forced to defend their home against attackers. An incredibly violent film which still is able to shock and disgust today, so controversial in fact that it didn't get a full release on home video in the UK until 2002. We also talk about King of Staten Island and struggle to understand old money.

All these and more on Adjust Your Tracking!

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1970 - Wanda

It's a new miniseries on the podcast! We are covering the 70s next, a decade that can be claimed to have invented modern cinema. First up we cover probably the most obscure film yet on the podcast, a film that in recent years it's appreciation has been growing, Wanda, written, directed and starring Barbara Loden, the only film she ever made. The film focuses on an apathetic woman with limited options who inadvertently goes on the run with a bank robber. Ollie also has some thoughts on Batman Forever that he still needs you to hear.

All these and more on Adjust Your Tracking!

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90s Trackie Awards

To wrap up our 90s miniseries we present the Trackies, a small bonus episode where we give out our awards for the films we watched for the 90s miniseries and allows us to put a bookend on it. Who will win a comfortable pair of Trackies?! And we rank the top 10 as we countdown what wins our best picture of the 90s miniseries.

See you on Sunday as start our new miniseries on the 1970s.

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Batman Forever

Riddle me this! Who's afraid of the big, black bat? As part of our 'classics revisited' episode for the 90s. We take a look back to what Batman was like in 1995's Batman Forever. Directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman and Chris O'Donnell. This ain't your Nolan Batman, full wild and unrepentant 1966's camp is on display here with an insane portrayal of the caped crusader as he tackles the hardship of a love triangle with himself, a new ward in Dick Grayson and two insane criminal wrecking havoc in Gotham as he is sent mysterious riddles (that he largely ignores). None of it makes sense and it is a wild ride. 

All these and more on Adjust Your Tracking!

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Quick Change (Bill Murray)

Taking a break from the main adventure, we are going to do another influencer series as we look at an cultural icon Bill Murray, we dig into his career, what made him so iconic in culture, talk about Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation and his career with Wes Anderson and then we go back to breakdown the only film he ever directed 1990's Quick Change, co-starring Geena Davies and Randy Quaid. The story of a how a group of successful bank robbers in New York trying to evade and escape the police. We also touch upon Happy Feet 2 and the magic of ET.

All these and more on Adjust Your Tracking!

The list of films we suggest to support Black Lives Matters are: When They See Us, 13th, Do Not Resit, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, 16 Shots, Let the Fire Burn, The Hate U Give, Slavery By Another Name, Boyz in the Hood, If Beale Street Could Talk, I Am Not Your Negro, Selma, Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, Get Out.

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