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Film Club - Episode 28: This Is Spinal Tap
September 25, 2013 10:20 AM PDT
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In this episode of Film Club we turn up the level of ridiculous to 11 as we probe Rob Reiner's cult classic comedy This Is Spinal Tap. Poking its sharp, satirical stick in the eye of Rock n Roll, does it still remain as fresh nearly 30 years on and is there still non more black?

Film Club - Episode 27: A Single Man
August 23, 2013 01:47 PM PDT
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The 26th entry into Film Club's catalogue is the ninth pick from Mal. The only film thus far to come from Tom Ford is a beautifully pieced together mix of emotion as English professor George comes to terms with the death of his partner Jim in 1960's Los Angeles. Displaying both style and substance Ford's only feature and passion project delivers a lot but how much of it agrees with you?

Film Club - Episode 26: City Lights
August 01, 2013 11:11 AM PDT
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This episode of Film Club see's us discussing Dan's latest pick, the Charlie Chaplin vehicle City Lights. Our first foray into silent cinema provides plenty to admire and like. From the wonderful combination of humour and tenderness, the full body performance of Chaplin and the films ability to spin both commentary on class and personal relationships from somewhat dark source material.

Film Club - Episode 25: Funny Games
June 26, 2013 12:35 PM PDT
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In this episode, Michael Haneke's original version of Funny Games (the latest public pick) shatters the fourth wall and divides its audience firmly down the middle. But which side of the fence does his home invasion thriller come cinematic lecture leave you standing on?

Film Club - Episode 24: Full Metal Jacket
June 05, 2013 02:22 PM PDT
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After a slight delay Film Club returns and throws you grunts deep beyond enemy lines as we crawl across Stanley Kubrick's political war/anti-war classic, Full Metal Jacket. An unflinching look at the dehumanisation of marines during the vietnam war, Kubrick's 87 view of conflict raises more than its fair share of eyebrows and makes one lasting impact.

Film Club - Episode 23: Hoop Dreams
May 01, 2013 02:59 PM PDT
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Episode 23 see's us introduce our first documentary and what a doc to break us in. Hoop Dreams is widely considered a bonafide classic in the genre and an example of how encompassing natural, real world story telling can be. It follows two hopeful prospects from the inner city of Chicago pursuing their dreams of playing basketball. But you dont have to know or even remotely like the sport to get something from Hoop Dreams. A multi functional story that takes on board so much and delivers twice as much as it unravels.

Film Club - Episode 22: Suck
April 17, 2013 03:04 PM PDT
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The 22nd instalment of Film Club see's us sink our teeth into 2009's rock n roll vampire comedy Suck. Does the film live up to its namesake? Or does it have more bite than than you would perhaps expect? Only one way to find...

Film Club - Episode 21: Pans Labyrinth
April 03, 2013 03:05 PM PDT
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In this episode we merge the very real problems of the Spanish civil war with the mysterious fantasy that lies beneath. Young Ofelia is our protagonist and veil between both worlds in Guillermo Del Toro's epic fairy tale for Adults. Pans Labyrinth is a layered and enchanting forest of intrigue and a might fine film to boot.

Film Club: Episode 20 - Chinatown
March 14, 2013 03:42 PM PDT
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In this our 20th episode we discuss Dan's latest pick, the noir bending thriller and all round classic Chinatown. Smart, layered and complex script, not to mention detailed and multi-dimensional characters Roman Polanski murky juxtaposition of golden Hollywood and the dirty undergrowth of corruption it hides is a tale that lingers in the memory and twists you up in the moment.

Film Club - Episode 19: Breathless
March 01, 2013 03:38 AM PST
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In this episode we dial back the clock and delve into the critically adored spark of French New Wave, Breathless. Over 50 years on whether, you hate it, love it or find it perplexing. Your more than likely to find its disregard of the cinematic rule book, interesting in the least.

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