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Uncut Gems Podcast (September – November 2022 Round-Up)

The last three months over at Uncut Gems Podcast ended up becoming a colourful assortment of double and triple bills, some more connected than others. Nonetheless, what connected them all was that we had immense fun while recording these conversations! Here they are!

Barbarian (2022)

Horror as a genre is constantly evolving, perhaps more so than others. Or at the very least, the way it keeps reshaping itself remains quite interesting in that it is both an entity that tirelessly seeks to reinvent itself and one that seeks to retain a firm connection to its roots. Moreover, horror attracts a specific pedigree … Continue reading Barbarian (2022)

Halloween Ends (2022)

Wow. Just wow. My expectations were low for this movie but still… It somehow feels like an utter disappointment even with full awareness of the fact that Halloween Ends was bound to be a problematic spectacle.  

Is Jordan Peele The M. Night Shyamalan of This Decade?

Despite a relentless marketing campaign running up to its long-awaited release, Nope came and went. Sure, it endeared a good cross-section of the critically-inclined viewership (here’s my take on this movie), but it somehow failed to leave a lasting mark on general audiences, thus disappearing from the collective cultural consciousness within a span of a … Continue reading Is Jordan Peele The M. Night Shyamalan of This Decade?

Nope (2022)

One data point is just what it is – a data point. Two data points are the minimum requirement to form a line. And for some reason it seems that quite a lot of critics and casual moviegoers alike decided that two data points are sufficient to form a trend, which is a big no-no … Continue reading Nope (2022)

Bullet Train (2022)

There is no debate: Bullet Train is a movie bound to endear a very particular (and sizeable) demographic of movie-goers. What is more, this specific group of film enthusiasts will be there for anything and everything this film has to offer. They’ll laugh uproariously at its abundance of snarky comedy, they’ll react accordingly to the … Continue reading Bullet Train (2022)

PIRANHA 2, Italian Horror Movies and the Case of Sequel Superiority

One of the age-old pub quiz questions from the movie trivia pool is the famous “name a sequel better than the original”. “Aliens“, shouts Billy. “T2“, adds Chris. “I got it, by the way. I got it! The Godfather Part II“, adds Nancy while imitating the smug sense of superiority oozing from Timothy Olyphant’s character … Continue reading PIRANHA 2, Italian Horror Movies and the Case of Sequel Superiority

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

We are halfway through 2022 and over a decade into what I can only describe as the ‘nostalgiacene’ epoch of blockbuster evolution. And it doesn’t look like the world is ready to move on. Though, I most certainly am.  

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