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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 for a brief musical interlude and another Happy Slappy Podfather Quiz!

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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 gallery so far!

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Aug 21, 2016

In today's episode we take a look at Abel Ferrara's 1990 film "King of New York". We examine Christopher Walken's lead performance, the interesting lighting choices and bizarre pacing as we decide if it is, in fact, a gangster film one MUST see before they die.

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Aug 7, 2016

We finally get around to finishing Coppola's "Godfather Trilogy" with Part III, and discuss whether or not it lives up to the legacy left by the first two. We also talk the return of Al Pacino's Michael Corleone, that iconic theme music and give a brief shout-out to Andy Garcia's luscious chest hair.

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Aug 4, 2016

We return after a month off with an episode all about Raoul Walsh’s “The Roaring Twenties” (1939). We discuss James Cagney’s dog-like qualities, the awesome special effects of the late 30’s, and try to figure why World War One doesn’t get as much cinematic representation as WW2. Oh, and as usual we discuss our deep love of biscuits. We’re back baby!

 

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Jul 3, 2016

Doing things a bit differently this week, we’re not talking about one film, but all about Scorsese himself! We chat about his work in general, as well as our trip to the SCORSESE exhibition currently on at ACMI. Featuring an interview with curator Fiona Trigg and some insights from our listeners and friends, we delve head first into what we love about one of the greatest directors of cinema of all time.

 

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Jun 26, 2016

Joined once again by the loveable Will Duncan, in this episode we take a look at Scorsese’s 2006 film 'The Departed'. We discuss the dichotomy between Matt Damon and Leo DiCaprio’s characters, how badass Jack Nicholson is, and whether or not we think Mark Wahlberg deserved his Oscar nomination. Our ‘Happy Slappy Podfather Quiz’ is also back this week, so stay tuned for that at the end of the episode!

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Jun 19, 2016

"Can he risk it?" "Yes he can!" In this episode, joined by guest Will Duncan, we discuss “Bob le Flambeur” (1956). Is it more of a gangster film or a heist film? How does this French film compare stylistically to those we’ve watched from Asia, Britain and the U.S.A.? And is ‘Bob’ even a French name? (Yes, apparently.) All that and more in this week’s episode of ‘The Podfather’.

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Jun 12, 2016

This week, joined by guest Edan Goodall, we dissect Takeshi Kitano’s “Outrage” (Japan, 2010). The three of us look at the structure of the Japanese Yakuza, the bloody violence that escalates throughout the film, and the black comedy that permeates the rather grim and convoluted tale of loyalty and betrayal. Keep an ear out too for some more insightful critique from our friend Dr. Mikel Koven.

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Jun 5, 2016

This week we travel to Hong Kong with director John Woo and his 1992 film "Hard Boiled” - the most action-packed film we’ve watched so far. We talk well choreographed violence, running with babies, and mournful clarinet playing. How do you like your eggs?

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May 22, 2016

In today’s episode we head back to 1971 with Mike Hodges' ‘Get Carter’ - one of the most iconic British crime films of all time. We discuss how beautifully shot sex scenes can be, the infallible coolness of Michael Caine, and whether or not a film this overtly sexist should be this well regarded.

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May 15, 2016

This week we struggle and grunt our way through our discussion of Guy Ritchie’s ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ (1998). We talk about how delightfully British the film is, the influence a certain Tarantino had on the film, and how the world of these English geezers is a breath of fresh air after 10 week of Americana. Oh, and we talk about the abundance of cockney slang in the screenplay, if you can Adam and Eve it!

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May 8, 2016

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This week, with our second guest, Mr. George Vasiliadis, we look at one of the most quotable movies of all time, ‘Scarface’ (1983). We discuss the heightened violence and ethically dubious romances, as well as the iconic synth-driven soundtrack and of course Al Pacino as Tony Montana himself, the character that has become synonymous not only with Pacino's career, but with the very concept of the anti-hero. Emphasis on the anti.

 

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May 1, 2016

This week we discuss “Scarface: The Shame of a Nation” (1932). Tony Camonte might not be the cultural icon that is Tony Montana, but he was slinging his machine gun on the silver screen over 50 years before the Scarface you know and love. We dissect this Pre-Code Hollywood classic, and examine the many ways it still holds up as a ground-breaking piece of cinema today.

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Apr 24, 2016

We conclude our three weeks of Scorsese cinema-speak with our discussion of 'Casino' (1995). How does it compare to ‘Mean Streets’ and 'Goodfellas’? Just how big was the costume budget? And what does Joe Pesci have against performing cunnilingus? Have a listen and find out!

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