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

Nov 27, 2016

Is Brian De Palma's second Pacino collaboration better than his first? Today we look at 1993's "Carlito's Way", its interesting take on the familiar gangster narrative and whether or not it pulls off. We also briefly talk about Pacino's facial hair if that's your thing.

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Nov 20, 2016

We’re analysing 'Analyze This’ (1999) in today’s ep - the Bob De Niro and Billy Crystal starring gangster comedy film from director Harold Ramis. We look at whether it holds its own as both a comedy film and a gangster flick, the performances from its two leads, as well as the nods to gangster films from the...

Nov 13, 2016

We didn’t have time to record an episode this week, so here’s our first pre-recorded bonus episode! Rather than discuss a gangster film, we recommend each other a few of our own “must-see” films. We also discuss the trend of putting out Christmas stock far too early in the year, and look into the ingrained...

Nov 6, 2016

Heading back to the UK, this time in the early fifties, today’s episode is on “The Lavender Hill Mob” (1951). We discuss how delightfully British it is, the superb Oscar-winning screenplay and Alec Guinness’ immensely enjoyable performance that is a very far cry from Obi-Wan Kenobi. This week also sees the...

Oct 30, 2016

Is Guy Ritchie really the British Tarantino? That’s one of many questions we ask ourselves in today’s episode as we discuss his second film, “Snatch” (2000). We discuss whether or not it holds up to his debut, his less-than-memorable character and narrative choices, and the indisputable highlight of the film,...