War

84 – Dunkirk, The Big Sick, First Girl I Loved, Chicken People, Tickling Giants

84 – Dunkirk, The Big Sick, First Girl I Loved, Chicken People, Tickling Giants

Chickens, World War II, satire, religious beliefs and sexuality are all discussed on this episode as we leap in to some of the bigger films of the year, and some of the quieter films of the year. Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk tests our spirits, while The Big Sick tries to lift them back up again. It seems everybody slept on the great First Girl I Loved and we put forward a case why yo...[Read More]

Pop Culture Case Study – Bridge on the River Kwai and Honour

Pop Culture Case Study – Bridge on the River Kwai and Honour

David from Pop Culture Case Study has once again allowed Andrew to guest on the show – this time to discuss David Lean’s war epic The Bridge on the River Kwai. Within the episode, David discusses the theme of honour and what it means to have honour in what you do. Listen below: Subscribe on iTunes! —-Make sure to rate and review! Subscribe on Stitcher! Subscribe on Google Play! D...[Read More]

Allied Releases Two New One Sheets

Allied Releases Two New One Sheets

Robert Zemeckis’ Allied has released two new one sheets. Both are very stylish – but the first one with stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard on a black background is very effective, delivering a great idea of what we will get to see in this tale of love and war when it hits screens on Boxing Day. Director: Robert Zemeckis Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan &a...[Read More]

Allied Trailer Asks Who Can You Trust in Love & War?

Allied Trailer Asks Who Can You Trust in Love & War?

Robert Zemeckis’ Allied was already high on the ‘to watch’ list come Awards season, but now with the full trailer out it’s moved high to the must see film list for Boxing Day releases. What’s it all about though? Well… here’s the synopsis: Allied is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fi...[Read More]

67 – Hacksaw Ridge, Girl Asleep, Early Winter, The Confirmation, Blood Father, Wiener-Dog

67 – Hacksaw Ridge, Girl Asleep, Early Winter, The Confirmation, Blood Father, Wiener-Dog

On this episode, we go potential AACTA Award crazy as we cover three Australian films: Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, Cinefest Oz winning Girl Asleep, and the Australian-Canadian co-production Early Winter. We then look at Nebraska writer Bob Nelson’s parable about life, religion and missing tool boxes with The Confirmation. Bernadette takes a look at another Mel Gibson effort – thi...[Read More]

57 – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Eye in the Sky, Where to Invade Next, Experimenter, The Stanford Prison Experiment

57 – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Eye in the Sky, Where to Invade Next, Experimenter, The Stanford Prison Experiment

Explicit Content This week we welcome the return of Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne in the Nick Stoller directed comedy sequel Bad Neighbours 2, or as you Americans might call it, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. We then split ways as Andrew discusses the Australian film Pawno and in turn also discusses why Australian cinema is so damn great and essential. Bernadette watched The Boss. Andrew discusses anot...[Read More]

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

If there’s a running theme through the films of directing duo Glenn Ficara and John Requa, it’s that of characters finding their place in the world. Whether it be Jim Carrey’s con-man Steven Russell in the criminally underseen I Love You Phillip Morris, or Steve Carrell’s Cal in Crazy, Stupid, Love., there is a running theme of people finding their lives hit for six and then struggling to correct ...[Read More]