Chin Stroker VS Punter
Episode 26: Citizen Kane

This week we look at the Citizen Kane of movies. Erm,.. Citizen Kane. Yeah I know, who the hell do we think we are?

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Category:Film -- posted at: 3:05pm +13

Episode 25: This Is England

As we hit our 1/4 Century, Paul picks Shane Meadows' 2006 'This Is England' Inevitably things get a 'bit political' but we find time to dwell on the details of the first effective period movie to be set in an era we remember! We round off with some listener feedback.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 2:31pm +13

Episode 24: Some Like It Hot

Here we tackle (probably not the best choice of words) Billy Wilder's 1959 gender bending gangster musical(ish). Questions about gender politics, the male gaze, and reflections on our own experiences with cross dressing will all be evaded here! It's another epic, but should serve as a gentle sorbet after the frivolity of the last few weeks.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 1:43pm +13

Episode 23: Shaun of the Dead

In this episode we discuss the social and economic commentarys that run through the Romero zombie movies. As well as Mikes opinions on Vampire Zombies or 'Vombies' if you will!! We revel in the British-ness of this weeks film and also suggest some viewing gems for our listeners to seek out. 'Fast Show' anyone........? BRILLIANT!

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Category:Film -- posted at: 1:04pm +13

Episode 22: The Kid Stays In The Picture

After a slight delay we return with a look at 2002's "The Kid Stays In The Picture", an entertaining look at the life and work of the Ali McGraw lovin, Charlie snorting, Godfather producing Robert Evans. This is a man who was so money, Jack Nicholson had his back. Speaking of which, we also hear from our homie Ian, over at the capital Cinerama podcast and take a look at some listener emails. Yeah boy!

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Category:Film -- posted at: 2:27pm +13

Episode 21.2: Manhunter, Part 2

Here's the second and final part of our big old look at Michael Mann's "Manhunter" We also take a look at some emails, as well as some wise words regarding the state of cinema exhibition from Ian Loring, over at the Cinerama Podcast.

Direct download: CSVSP_21.2.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 7:09pm +13

Episode 21.1: Manhunter, Part 1

Due to the unwieldy length of our discussion of Michael Mann's fantastic "Manhunter" we have chopped this episode up into two parts. Here be Numero Uno. Can Paul get past the Eighties-ness of the score? Is this film responsible for CSI? (and by default "Crime Scene; Scene Of The Crime") We look at all of these issues in forensic detail.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 6:33pm +13

Episode 20: Signs

So this week's discussion centres around M Night Shyamamalamalans 2002 sci fi drama 'Signs', starring Mel (Im not a racist) Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. After the drunken cluster F that was the Animal House episode we reign in the drinking (a little) and discuss amongst other things can M Night Act/Write/Direct? and more to the point should he be allowed to? Mike actually defends Pauls choice of film even more than Paul does! and the boy's almost start a religous war!! As usual there's a good batch of emails (thanks to all that contributed) and thankfully, this week, no singing!!

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Category:Film -- posted at: 3:02pm +13

Episode 19: National Lampoon's Animal House

Why is it that the dumber the film, the longer the episode? Is there some sort of correlation? The answer of course, is maybe. Apologies in advance are required, as are warnings to the faint of heart. In keeping with the subject matter, the chaps down four bottles of wine (and that is just during the show) and look at John Landis' 1978 frathouse, guitar smashing, toilet exploding, JD swigging, Oatis Day dancin', horse murdering, toga wearing monolith ANIMAL HOUSE. In what is easily our most shameful episode yet (and hopefully ever) we plug some other 'casts, sing ( I sh#t you not), answer some reader mail and pretty much do whatever seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 2:44pm +13

Episode 18: Pierrepoint

A spot of Brit Cinema this week, with the Timothy Spall starring, Adrian Shergold directed,  Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman from 2006.

Direct download: CSVSP_18.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 2:07pm +13