Sinopse

Each week, Tim and Anna review three films: at least one recent film that is now available for streaming or rental, and two other titles, drawn from any time in cinema history.

Episódios

  • Shoot the DVD Player #25: Faults / Mistaken For Strangers / Africa United

    Shoot the DVD Player #25: Faults / Mistaken For Strangers / Africa United

    05/09/2015 Duração: 34min

    Another helping of the xxth-most downloaded movie podcast ever! Listen using the player above, or via the i of Tunes.This week's films: Faults (2014, dir: Riley Stearns) Mistaken For Strangers (2013, dir: Tom Berninger) Africa United (2010, dir: Deborah ‘Debs’ Gardner-Paterson)

  • Shoot the DVD Player #24: Tehran Taxi / Listen to Me Marlon / Raiders!

    Shoot the DVD Player #24: Tehran Taxi / Listen to Me Marlon / Raiders!

    12/08/2015 Duração: 39min

    Once again coming at youse from the Melbourne International Film Festival. Listen using the player above or on iTunes. This week's films:Tehran Taxi (2015, dir: Jafar Panahi) Listen to Me Marlon (2015, dir: Stevan Riley) Raiders! (2015, dir: Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen)

  • Shoot the DVD Player #23: Tales of the Grim Sleeper / Welcome to Leith / Mississippi Grind

    Shoot the DVD Player #23: Tales of the Grim Sleeper / Welcome to Leith / Mississippi Grind

    03/08/2015 Duração: 44min

    Direct from the Melbourne International Film Festival, or at least the vicinity of same. This week, we chat about some of the films we've seen at the Festival. Listen using the player above, or subscribe on iTunes.Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014, dir: Nick Broomfield) Welcome to Leith (2015, dir: Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker) Mississippi Grind (2015, dir: Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden)

  • Shoot the DVD Player #22: It Follows / Berberian Sound Studio / Living In Oblivion

    Shoot the DVD Player #22: It Follows / Berberian Sound Studio / Living In Oblivion

    24/07/2015 Duração: 36min

    Like a film podcast? Great! Because here is one.It Follows (2014, dir: David Robert Mitchell) Berberian Sound Studio (2012, dir: David Strickland) Living In Oblivion (1995, dir: Tom DiCillo)

  • Shoot the DVD Player #21: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night / Sister / The Riot Club

    Shoot the DVD Player #21: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night / Sister / The Riot Club

    17/07/2015 Duração: 31min

    G'day. New episode. Give it a listen, if you like, using the player above or via iTunes.A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014, dir: Ana Lily Amirpour) Sister (2012, dir: Ursula Meier) The Riot Club (2014, dir: Lone Scherfig)

  • Shoot the DVD Player #20: Nightcrawler / Poltergeist / Basic Instinct

    Shoot the DVD Player #20: Nightcrawler / Poltergeist / Basic Instinct

    12/06/2015 Duração: 39min

    The big two-oh. My how we've grown.This week's topics for discussion:NIghtcrawler (2014, dir: Dan Gilroy) Poltergeist (1982, dir: Tobe Hooper) Basic Instinct (1992, dir: Paul Verhoeven)

  • Shoot the DVD Player #19: Coherence / The White Ribbon / The Social Network

    Shoot the DVD Player #19: Coherence / The White Ribbon / The Social Network

    05/06/2015 Duração: 47min

    We're back! Listen using the player above or download the podcast from iTunes or your favourite podcast app.This week's films:Coherence (2013, dir: James Ward Byrkit) The White Ribbon(2009, dir: Michael Haneke) The Social Network(2010, dir: David Fincher)

  • Shoot the DVD Player #18.5: Were taking a break! / School holiday movies

    Shoot the DVD Player #18.5: We're taking a break! / School holiday movies

    20/04/2015 Duração: 19min

    As the title suggests, we're having a break from podcasting. Blame uni, blame work, blame life! Before we go put our feet up, however, here's a special mini episode featuring another school holiday movie wrap-up.Thanks for listening, we'll see you soon!

  • Shoot the DVD Player #18: Boyhood / Rocky / Mad Max 2

    Shoot the DVD Player #18: Boyhood / Rocky / Mad Max 2

    03/04/2015 Duração: 38min

    This week: [Boyhood, 2014, Richard Linklater] Much bally-hooed by the professional critical establishment, Linklater's unconventionally-produced coming-of-age drama now falls under the gimlet eye of the amateur critical establishment, as represented by, er, us. [Rocky, 1976, John Avildsen] I had a cat named Rocky. He died. Sorry to bring the mood down. [Mad Max 2, 1981, George Miller] He's not mad, he's just annoyed at himself for packing only black clothing for a trip to the post-apocalyptic desert.

  • Shoot the DVD Player #17: Obvious Child / Prince Avalanche / Point Break

    Shoot the DVD Player #17: Obvious Child / Prince Avalanche / Point Break

    27/03/2015 Duração: 36min

    This week: [Obvious Child, 2014, Gillian Robespierre] A romantic comedy about abortion?! Those godless New York liberals have done it again. This, friends, is what feminism hath wrought. [Prince Avalanche, 2013, David Gordon Green] Drinking, swearing, casual sex. Is nothing sacred? Certainly not in this outrageous piece of left-wing propaganda starring that serial underminer of American values, Paul Rudd. [Point Break, 1991, Kathryn Bigelow] Bank robbers? Surfers? People named "Keanu"? Lock them up, I say, and throw away the key! But of course the liberal elites behind this vile "entertainment" are too in thrall to Mammon to contemplate ideals of righteous justice.

  • Shoot the DVD Player #16: Force Majeure / The Last Days of Disco / Total Recall

    Shoot the DVD Player #16: Force Majeure / The Last Days of Disco / Total Recall

    20/03/2015 Duração: 34min

    This week's fillums: [Force Majeure, 2014, Ruben Östlund] A skiing holiday with two young children sounds like a nightmare; add an avalanche, an act of cowardice, and a fracturing marriage and you've got two hours of squirm-inducing cinema. The perfect date film, in other words. [The Last Days of Disco, 1998, Whit Stillman] Classic, underseen comedy of manners set during the twilight of the glorious disco era. [Total Recall, 1990, Paul Verhoeven] Fun fact: the original Total Recall stars Breaking Bad's Dean Norris as the mutant partisan Vaginaface (possibly not his actual name); the 2012 remake starred Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as Mars' head honcho, Foreskin Cohagen. Small world, innit.

  • Shoot the DVD Player #15: Let the Right One In / Bram Stokers Dracula / The Lost Boys

    Shoot the DVD Player #15: Let the Right One In / Bram Stoker's Dracula / The Lost Boys

    13/03/2015 Duração: 36min

    This week we're all about vampires! Campy, flappy, and in at least one case crappy vampires! [Let the Right One In, 2008, Tomas Alfredson] Grim goings-on in a grim suburb of Grimburg, Sweden. A bullied young boy befriends a strange young girl, while a series of brutal murders shake the community. Also it's the 80s, for no real reason. [Bram Stoker's Dracula, Francis Ford Coppola] Not yours, Bram's! [The Lost Boys, 1987, Joel Schumacher] Flashy horror-comedy with two Coreys, a Kiefer, plus bonus beefy saxophonist, whose brief appearance provides at least 50% of the film's comedy and perhaps as much as 70% of the horror.

  • Shoot the DVD Player #14: Ida / These Final Hours / Stand By Me

    Shoot the DVD Player #14: Ida / These Final Hours / Stand By Me

    27/02/2015 Duração: 43min

    Films discussed on this week's episode: [Ida, 2013, Pawel Pawlikowski] A novice nun and her alcoholic aunt travel through the Polish countryside in search of the remains of the nun's parents, who were murdered during WW2. All this film needs is Mickey Rooney and "a big dubble-ya" and it'd be perfect. [These Final Hours, 2013, Zak Hilditch] What would you do if the world was going to end in twelve hours? Take some drugs? Have some sex? Go some cray? Knowing my luck, I'd probably come down with a cold and miss the whole thing. [Stand By Me, 1986, Rob Reiner] Classic coming-of-age tale about four pubescent lads out to find a dead body and possibly poke it with a stick before saying "Huh. Sure seems dead all right."Hey, do you like our podcast? Why not review or rate it on iTunes? It will help us reach a few more ears, and make us feel all toasty in our heart-parts.

  • Shoot the DVD Player #13: The Giver / Once Upon a Time in Anatolia / The Big Sleep

    Shoot the DVD Player #13: The Giver / Once Upon a Time in Anatolia / The Big Sleep

    20/02/2015 Duração: 45min

    Lucky episode thirteen! Recorded on location under a ladder. This week's films: [The Giver, 2014, Phillip Noyce] The long-awaited adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newberry-winning novel proves to be a let down, and in fact you'd be better off just listening to the Radiohead song 'Let Down', once you've listened to the podcast, obv. [Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, 2011, Nuri Bilge Ceylan] Amazing Turkish cop drama set in the desolate Anatolian countryside where desolate men with desolate souls roam, although it's a lot more fun - well, a lot funnier, anyway - than that might indicate. [The Big Sleep, 1946, Howard Hawks] A classic noir, see, with this guy, see, and this broad, see, and a bunch of other guys and broads, see.

  • Shoot the DVD Player #12: We Are the Best! / Hard Core Logo / Repo Man

    Shoot the DVD Player #12: We Are the Best! / Hard Core Logo / Repo Man

    13/02/2015 Duração: 41min

    A special punk week because your Mom and Pop requested it last night in bed. I mean honestly fuck you. The films: [We Are the Best!, 2013, Lukas Moodysson] Teenage Swedish punks rage against meatballs, flat-packed furniture, and other Nordic cliches, actually I'm just being an idiot it's really good. [Hard Core Logo, 1996, Bruce McDonald] That rare beast: a mockumentary worth its weight in semi-improvised dramedy. Egos clash and guitars smash in the Canadian wastes.  [Repo Man, 1984, Alex Cox] Classic cult sf/comedy, set in a desolate LA punk milieu. Nothing is more punk than using words like "milieu". Scratch that: nothing is more punk than Emilio Estevez with a dangly earring.P.S. I put together a playlist to accompany this episode - try listening to the podcast at the same time to experience true aural bliss/confusion. The playlist is available, with slight differences, on Spotify and Rdio.

  • Shoot the DVD Player #11: The Sacrament / Frost/Nixon / The Boy Who Could Fly

    Shoot the DVD Player #11: The Sacrament / Frost/Nixon / The Boy Who Could Fly

    06/02/2015 Duração: 40min

    This week's sources of fun and frivolity: [The Sacrament, 2013, Ti West] Does found-footage/mockumentary horror have a future? Perhaps not if Ti West's uninspiring Jonestown riff is anything to go by. Luckily, Anna spices things up by telling us about the time she lead a crazed cult dedicated to the worship of a discarded mandarin peal resembling former High Court justice Michael Kirby. [Frost/Nixon, Ron Howard, 2008] Richie Cunningham offers the story of David Frost, a kind of successful, 1970s version of Alan Partridge, and his landmark interviews with disgraced former President and wily old bastard Richard M. Nixon. [The Boy Who Could Fly, 1986, Nick Castle] Castle played Michael Myers in the original Halloween, but presumably he took off the mask to direct this (forgotten?) family classic. John Carpenter makes a cameo appearance in a music video, while Jason Priestly is also in it as someone called Gary, although we didn't spot him. The Boy

  • Shoot the DVD Player #10: All Is Lost / Manhunter / The Imposter / School holiday wrap-up

    Shoot the DVD Player #10: All Is Lost / Manhunter / The Imposter / School holiday wrap-up

    30/01/2015 Duração: 59min

    Episode 10! What a milestone. And like the mad scientist in The Human Centipede, we're celebrating with an extra segment.All Is Lost (2013, J.C. Chandor)Robert Redford in all his craggy glory plays a yachtsman contending with errant shipping containers, wild storms, and the kind of mast problems that are bound to affect a man of his vintage.Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)As the sun sets over the ocean, throwing pastel pinks onto the cirrus-ridged sky, Michael Mann downs a whiskey and leans against the wall of his minimally furnished, impossibly white shoreside mansion, and contemplates the suspense-inducing qualities of "In A Gadda Da Vita". That is how a master filmmaker rolls.The Imposter (2012, Bart Layton)Crazy goings-on down in Texas, as a boy goes missing only to turn up three years later looking significantly older and sounding significantly Frencher than before. Somehow, his family buy it, albeit briefly. This is a true story.School holiday wrap-upI am joined by a special guest to d

  • Shoot the DVD Player #9: Into the Woods / Welcome to the Rileys / The September Issue

    Shoot the DVD Player #9: Into the Woods / Welcome to the Rileys / The September Issue

    22/01/2015 Duração: 53min

    I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, I'm a child, I'm a... Oh, hello. Didn't see you there. Ahem.This week's films:Into the Woods (2014, Rob Marshall)Podcasting can happen in the woooooooooods. We review the recently-released adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's revered musical, which Anna loves and wants to make out with behind the shelter sheds.Welcome to the Rileys (2010, Jake Scott)You know how it is: your marriage is falling apart, so you decamp to New Orleans and enter into a surrogate father-daughter relationship with a stripper played by Bella from Twilight. That old chestnut!The September Issue (2009, R.J. Cutler)Two people whose entire wardrobes are worth approximately $5.99 discuss haute couture, Anna Wintour, and some other things that don't work in this rhyme scheme.

  • Shoot the DVD Player #8: Frank / Audition / Robocop

    Shoot the DVD Player #8: Frank / Audition / Robocop

    15/01/2015 Duração: 45min

    As the ancient prophecy foretold, we have returned to destroy the world/discuss the following films:Frank (2014, Lenny Abrahamson)Co-written by everybody's favourite weirdo-conduit, Jon Ronson, Frank is about music and ambition and madness and hiding your true self behind a big ol' prosthetic head. We've all been there, although in my case it was a prosthetic uvula. As a result, my Year 10 formal was extremely awkward, but hey, this is not about me.Audition (1999, Takashi Miike)The search for true love hath many an obstacle: indifference, heartbreak, creative use of acupuncture needles and piano wire. If that sounds nasty... well, it is. So why not save yourself the trauma, and just listen to us natter about it.Robocop (1987, Paul Verhoeven)Part man, part machine, part lips (ooh-er that's a bit rude), all cop! We take on this classic 80s sf action film, all the while pretending like the recent remake doesn't even exist.

  • Shoot the DVD Player #7: Noah / Rashomon / Jesus Camp

    Shoot the DVD Player #7: Noah / Rashomon / Jesus Camp

    08/01/2015 Duração: 52min

    It's raining religious nutters - and regular rain - in this week's episode. Pack a brolly.Noah (2014, Darren Aronofsky)Our spirit animal returns! Russell Crowe is Noah; some other people are some other people; all of them are very wet. Noah is the Aronofsky Biblical fantasy saga we've all been waiting for, or at least the one we got.Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)The classic clash of unreliable narrators. Anna says she watched it on Tuesday. Tim says he watched it Wednesday. Who is correct? (Anna. Tim's a drunken fool.)Jesus Camp (2006, Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing)To quote the Book of the Doobie Brothers, Jesus is just all right with me. What's not all right is all the brainwashing and abuse perpetrated by the authoritarian bell-ends in this here documentary. Not all right AT ALL.

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