This week it's true-crime time, as we discuss Sidney Lumet's 'Dog Day Afternoon', the New York set bank-heist film starring Al Pachino and John Cazale.
We also find time to discuss a tonne of other things from a classic Only Fools and Horses episode, misunderstanding Michael Collins, casting The Terminator, comparing modern-day Pachino to DeNiro and much more.
Continuing my coverage of the films of Woody Allen, in this episode I talk about 'Sleeper' (set in the future) and 'Love and Death' (set in the past). I also talk about 'Demolition Man' more than I thought I would...
In this episode- part of a crossover with the fantastic Star Trek podcast Spocklight- we discuss Paul Schrader's directorial debut, 'Blue Collar'.
Expect conversation about Schrader's career, kicking in walls, Richard Pryor's stunning performance in this film, The Wire, real-life tales from the set of this film and much more.
Also, be sure to download my guest-spot on the most recent episode of Spocklight where we talk about the 1970s remake of 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'. Available...
In this brief episode I look at three Woody Allen films - Bananas, Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex and Play It Again Sam- in terms of how much they held up on a 2019 rewatch. So in what ways are they dated, are they still funny and how do the allegations made against Allen affect a viewing of these films.
In this episode Jake and I return to the disaster genre with an episode on 'The Towering Inferno', the classic Steve McQueen and Paul Newman vs a big fire film. And thankfully our conversation is shorter than the film.
Another return visit to our sister-podcast the SpielbergPod with a discussion from 2015 on Steven Spielberg's epic film, 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'.
And if you wonder why we don't mention the film 'Arrival' (which would've made a dynamite Companion Piece) it wasn't out at the point of Kieran and I recording this episode. Bloody good film though.
Grab your popcorn as Kieran and I debate the Mel Brooks comedy 'Young Frankenstein'.
We also try and find a good post-millennium Tim Burton, we discuss the most recent 'Ghostbusters' film and much more.
In this episode Paul and I discuss the British classic 'The Wicker Man' in a conversation filled with singing, punwork and questionable statements about cannibalism.
[Apologies if the sound quality isn't quite as good as usual. There were technical issues with this recording]