The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 43 (Hackers) and Episode 44 (Johnny Mnemonic)

In the last two episodes of the show (apologies for bundling them together here, but it almost works out because both movies discussed in these episodes are from the same year) we continued to circle The Matrix by jumping back in time and examining some of the movies that may have inadvertently served as parts of the cultural template upon the Wachowski film that indubitably reshaped the blockbuster landscape.  

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The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 40 (Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II)

Quelle surprise, eh? Halloween is upon us and – guess what – we talked about Halloween movies on the podcast. Well, suffice it to say that I don’t think it will have been the last time this happened because this franchise has at least one or two more entries that are interesting (or controversial) enough to fit within the parameters of the show, but for this particular occasion we rolled out the big guns.

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The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 35 (Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon)

I have to come clean: my relationship with Nicolas Winding Refn and his cinema is far from straightforward. I loved his early stuff as well as Drive, but knowing what kind of an artist he is today I have to say that I tend to enjoy movies that hardly represent his current artistic style. Therefore, I was somewhat trepidatious coming into this episode, because – as you may imagine if you listen to the show and read my ramblings – I see myself as a glass-half-full kind of person. Well…

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The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 34 (The Hunger and The Addiction)

Having done this show thirty-four times now, I think you wouldn’t be wrong to assume that certain filmmakers tend to come back more often than others. In fact, by virtue of having a rough idea of what we are going to cover in the coming months I can tell this is definitely the case. And can you honestly blame us for repeatedly returning to talk about Tony Scott movies?

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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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