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Alex and Jordan present 'The Podfather', an exploration into the vast world of crime films.

Oct 23, 2016

This week’s episode is about Mario Van Peebles’ “New Jack City” (1991). We look at the context of the film’s release, Van Peebles’ choices behind the camera, and cast who try their utmost to keep the film afloat as it threatens to crumble under its own weight. We also discuss Arnott’s Shortbread...


Oct 16, 2016

In today’s episode we finish our Tarantino trilogy with “Jackie Brown” (1997). We discuss his choice to break his mould and adapt someone else’s text, his continuing excellence when it comes to casting, and how the film belongs more to Pam Grier and Robert Forster than anyone else. Keep an ear out too for some...


Sep 10, 2016

After broadcasting live to Facebook, this week's recording is all about Pulp Fiction! Joined by special guest Daniel Lammin, we discuss Tarantino's growing skill as a writer, the copious moments of sheer fun in the film, and the bits that maybe stop it from being a true masterpiece.

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Sep 4, 2016

The first week of three Tarantino street-level crime films, in today’s episode we’re talking "Reservoir Dogs” (1992). We discuss his incredibly confident screenplay, the perfect casting choices and the soundtrack to die for, as well as our respect for the “Tim Roth story-telling sequence”. Keep you ears out...


Aug 27, 2016

Whipped cream, underage gangsters and conspicuously low singing voices dominate our conversation today as we discuss “Bugsy Malone” (1976). We aim to figure out just why the film is so much damn fun, which past Hollywood stars Bugsy reminded us of, and where it falls within the ranks of The Podfather’s viewing...