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Don’t Look Up (2021)

I think it goes without saying that Adam McKay’s movies are about as subtle as a fart in a bathtub and despite their seemingly wide-reaching appeal, their purpose may not be that obvious. Even though he has made a departure from making out-and-out comedies like The Other Guys or Anchorman and moved towards making socially and politically aware satires … Continue reading Don’t Look Up (2021)

The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 49 (End of Days)

In this episode of the show we marked the arrival of 2022 by talking about the devil. And photos in pickle jars. And corpses in hydromassage bathtubs. In other words, we trained our sights on Peter Hyams’ 1999 Arnie vehicle End of Days.

Drawing a Line under 2021

2021 has officially drawn to a close and I believe it is customary for everyone and their mothers to share their top 10 lists of best films released in 2021. But I’m not doing that.

HALLOWEEN II – a Blueprint for THE TERMINATOR

It goes without saying that John Carpenter’s Halloween was never envisioned to sustain a sequel, let alone an entire franchise. It probably was a bit surprising when the film became iconic and gave birth to one of the most – if not the most – recognizable villains in history of cinema, Michael Myers. Therefore, the question of following up … Continue reading HALLOWEEN II – a Blueprint for THE TERMINATOR

The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 45 (Equilibrium)

“Circling the Matrix” marathon continues on the show as we shift our weight a bit and – instead of a movie that may have inspired The Matrix – talk about a movie whose existence is partially (if not wholly) owed to the success of The Wachowskis’ breakout hit, namely Equilibrium.

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