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

Apr 29, 2018

Today we go back to 1938, for an episode on the James Cagney starring "Angels with Dirty Faces". We discuss the way the film exists as more of a reflective movie than an outright entertaining one, but look at its merits as a gangster film to see "before you get whacked". Waddya hear waddya say!

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Apr 24, 2018

Joined today by special guest Ben Grainger, Alex and Jordan discuss Ridley Scott’s 2007 American gangster film, “American Gangster”. We look at the way the film handles the gangster narrative in a different way to many New York based films, as well as Rusty Crowe’s iffy accent and Denzel Washington’s...


Apr 15, 2018

Penned at the same time as "Reservoir Dogs", but directed by Tony Scott instead of writer Quentin Tarantino, "True Romance" (1993) is a crime film that packed a punch when it was first released, and today we discuss whether or not it holds up today. We discuss the vignette-y nature of the film, the wonderful cast...


Apr 8, 2018

"Bonnie and Clyde” (dir. Arthur Penn), the film that was responsible for rejuvenating the gangster genre in the late 60’s but delivered so much more than a standard Old Hollywood gangster flick, is the subject of today’s episode. Coming at it from two differing levels of enjoyment, Jordan and Alex discuss the...


Apr 1, 2018

"The Dark Knight" (Christopher Nolan, 2008) - probably the most well regarded comic book movie of the noughties, and arguably the best Batman movie ever made, but could it also be one of the best gangster movies? In today’s episode, Alex and Jordan delve into what makes the film work as a crime drama, and whether it...