Richard Drumm and Sarah Cullen cast an eye over 2019 and reveal some of their high and lows of the year. Also under the hammer of discussion in this pod is
- the adequately anti-capitalist agenda of Knives Out
- how American horror is black horror
- tree motifs in The Souvenir you may not have twigged
- weird sex stuff in High Life and The Lighthouse
- manufactured misfortune in Gwen
- a naked Mads Mikkelsen firing guns in flagrante
- Charlie’s Angels crushing Richard’s soul
- Ari Aster’s reductive filmmaking
- environmental activism v parenting in Woman at War
In this podcast, Paul Farren & Wayne Byrne discuss Sam Peckinpah’s masterpiece The Wild Bunch, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Paul and Wayne look back on the film’s legacy and celebrate its “ballet of violence”
- how Peckinpah turned the Western genre on its head
- the response to the film at that time
- Peckinpah’s career & style
- themes and symbols running through his films
- the personal Peckinpah
- different readings of the film
- his collaborators
- the death of the Western
- the legacy The Wild Bunch leaves
Our podders return after a Film Ireland funded extended holiday to look back on the last couple of months in cinema. Dividing their time between tropical islands and cinemas in Dublin, Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm take out their film scalpel and get under the skin of Extra Ordinary, Joker, Harriet, The Irishman, The Laundromat, La Belle Époque, Hustlers, Gemini Man and Ready or Not.
Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm address the nation and share their latest jibber jabber on some new films that people have made for you to see, including dream-chasing and drug-taking in Wild Rose, spotting Dublin streets in Greta, and high-school yarns in 8th Grade and Book Smart.
Sarah takes a look at three Netflix films with women drinking in Wine Country, a lack of murders in Who Would you Take to a Desert Island, and alive ghosts in Suzzanna: Buried Alive.
Richard takes his seat at the High Table and discusses the endless shoot-outs of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, nonsense in the cinema at Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, and the pointlessness of Vox Lux.
And finally there’s the glass cliff of Avengers: Endgame (were they tears Richard?)
Land Without God screened on 28th February 2019 as part of theDublin International Film Festival (20th February – 3rd March).
In a Brexit-themed show, our podders, Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm, discuss junk-checking in Captain Marvel, whip out the Irish Bleakometre for The Miami Showband Massacre, The Hole in the Ground, and Shooting the Mafia. There’s chat about the buffed fingers of Free Solo, the Peeping Toms of Under the Silver Lake, the harsh yellows of At Eternity’s Gate with Willem Dafoe’s demon face and the tragic horror of Us.
Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm are back in your ear to deliver their take on the Oscars. Plus amongst their reviews, Sarah implores you not to see Dragged Across Concrete, Richard ponders the point of Cold Pursuit, starring Liam Neeson as an avenging Mr Plough and there’s love for If Beale Street Could Talk and a look at… a look at… a look at Happy Death Day 2U. Outside of the cinema, there’s a bit of Netflix chats and on the Irish cinema front Richard finds himself liking Cellar Door.
Our regular Film Ireland Podcast returns with resplendent hosts Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm bringing you fun and frolics from the film world. Yes there’s Star wars news, Yes there’s movie reviews. Want to hear about Baby Driver – take that. After the Storm – bleakly optimistic. Miss Sloane – make guns seem cool with the ladies. Wonder Woman – we all liked it. It Comes at Night – thinking man’s apocalypse. My Cousin Rachel – can we trust her? Alien Covenent – celebrating James Franco’s face on fire.
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Richard Drumm and Sarah Cullen are back with their chit and their chat about the world of cinema. In this episode, our primo podders deliberate over Life, Mindhorn, Get Out, John Wick: Chapter 2, Raw, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 . The Transfiguration, Fast & Furious 8, which Sarah debates took place in The Purge universe, while Richard dreams of Helen Mirren one day fighting The Rock. Finally the gang exchange shots at Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, and despair at Logan.
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