The Brothers Bloom (2008) is a madcap heist movie from director Rian Johnson ("The Last Jedi", "Looper") which pitches Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo as the eponymous brothers. Rachel Weisz plays the eccentric millionaire and mark for the two con men to try and swindle.
Love Bill Murray? What if I told you that out of the mist of 1970s improv comedy came a leading man equally as funny but definitely more problematic that Bill? Although massive during his '80s heydey, Chevy Chase sunk to relative obscurity and although "rescued" in the cultish TV series "Community" most will not remember him for this hilarious star turn as an undercover detective who gets swept up in a drug conspiracy. Endlessly quotable, this movie remains a firm favourite among countless...
Budd Boetticher's 1959 Western "Ride Lonesome" is up for discussion this week, and the Randolph Scott vehicle is an absolute gem of a movie. Fast paced (this B movie is only 73 minutes long) and packing a heck of a punch, this is the sort of classic Sunday afternoon film you can find yourself swept up in. But will Ed appreciate the charm that the film has to offer?
Jane Campion's marvellously original and disturbing thriller In The Cut (2003) features on the podcast this week, and Ed and Simon pick apart the masterly intense and controversial thriller starring Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Feeling like something scary? How about an '70s Italian horror/slasher movie with an amazing prog soundtrack (Goblin), creepy puppets, inventive murder scenes and a whodunit plot that will keep you guessing until the end? Dario Argento's Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso) is beloved by Simon for all of the above reasons but will its infectious and preposterous nature convince Ed?
Remember cult classic Donnie Darko? Remember the director Richard Kelly's follow up Southland Tales? Possibly not... Ed Hime loves the sprawling near future sci-fi epic but can he convince Simon Fowler of its merits. The cast list reads like a who's who of 2000s pop culture (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Seann William Scott, Mandy Moore Justin Timberlake, Miranda Richardson, Wallace Shawn, Bai Ling) to name but a few.
Ed Hime and Simon Fowler jump right in with another episode of "You Should Watch This" featuring Ivan Passer's 1981 noir-ish thriller Cutter's Way. Stand out performances from Jeff Bridges, John Heard and Lisa Eichhorn make this one of the best films you may never have heard of... but will Simon like it as Ed's suggestion? And what film will they choose to pair it with in a double-bill.
Ed and Simon discuss Jonathan Demme's Something Wild. A packed soundtrack plus scene stealing performance from a pre-Goodfellas Ray Liotta make this a personal favourite for Simon. But will Ed agree on its merits?