The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 33 (Free Fire)

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Rarely does it happen when not only do we all agree on a stance towards a film, but also that we’re not exactly positive on it either. But here we are. In this episode we are trying our level best to talk about Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire.

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The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 32 (A Good Year)

In this episode of the show we took a little break after a long string of talking about genre movies and talked about Ridley Scott’s A Good Year, which is incidentally symmetrical to what Ridley Scott did. After all, he also – following such movies as Kingdom of Heaven, Hannibal and Black Hawk Down – figured out he wanted to do something else and maybe start directing comedies.

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The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 30 (Man on Fire)

In this episode of the show we celebrated the memory of the late great Tony Scott. In fact, this isn’t the only way we did so, as we also recorded a special Patreon exclusive podcast where we talked for over four hours about True Romance, Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide and Domino (available here). However, on this particular occasion, which missed the ninth anniversary of Scott’s death only by a day, we talked about his arguably most mature and complete film, Man on Fire.

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The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 26 (The Village)

I don’t think we often tie in the topics of what we cover on the show to a theatrical release. The closest we have ever come to acknowledging the outside world (though I might be wrong) was when we talked about Solo – A Star Wars Story around May the 4th and Alien 3 around April the 26th. But that’s about it. This time we made a conscious choice to tether ourselves to the discourse surrounding the release of Old (brief as it may be in the grand scheme of things) and decided to have a conversation about M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village.

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The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 25 (Joy Ride and Unhinged)

If you’ve ever bothered to listen to the show, you will know that we clearly don’t set any time constraints, unlike the absolute vast majority of podcasts out there. I know there’s a bajillion think pieces about making a successful show, just as there’s an even larger amount of ‘great advice’ aimed at creating a stunning blog and attracting traffic of comparable volume to the M25 on a Friday afternoon before a Bank Holiday weekend.

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The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 24 (Duel)

For a bunch of weeks in a row now we have covered on The Uncut Gems Podcast movies that I hold up as bona fide masterpieces. I suppose you could accuse me of some kind of gerrymandering because it is ultimately in my power to decide what we talk about, but it just so happens that movies like Unstoppable, Vanishing Point, Death Proof and this week’s hero – Duel – fit into a theme and also, coincidentally, tend to be overlooked.

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