Film Review of the Year (Part 2) - The Evening Glass Podcast

January 15, 2018

We finally bid farewell to the year that saw POTUS lie around 5.5 times a day and so we conclude our picks of 2017.

In this park of the year that was, we touch on the following:

Downtown '81
Good Time + Robert Pattinson + Lakeith Stanfield
mother! + Jennifer Lawrence
Call Me By Your Name
The Snowman
Alien: Covenant
Ridley Scott
Upcoming films in 2018

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Film review of the Year 2017 (Part 1) - The Evening Glass Podcast

January 9, 2018

We all thought 2016 couldn't end soon enough. Too many Brexts and Trumps and the like. Too many dead pop stars! 2017 didn't necessarily turn fortunes around, but at least there were some decent films in the cinema so we could all hide in a darkened room waiting for the inevitable nuclear winter to come and end it all for us.

In our first of two episodes looking back on the year that was, we touch on the following movies:

War for the Planet of the Apes
Jackie
The Lost City of Z
It Comes at Night
The Big Sick
Free Fire + High-Rise
Blade Runner 2049
Get Out
It
The Florida Project
Paddington 2

-- Coda --
It's a Wonderful Life

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TV Round Up and Arthur - The Evening Glass Podcast

December 23, 2017

Our final Evening Glass of 2017 includes a meandering chat through some of this year's TV, Mackenzie Crook's The Detectorists, Star Trek Discovery and new X-Files.

We also devour the Dudley Moore one-liner extravaganza Arthur (1981).

Fletch also launches our new hashtag #oscarssostraight. 

In the next episode, we'll be looking at our top movie picks of 2017, so please do get in touch with your own. You can get in touch on Facebook, Twitter and please do leave us a review on iTunes. We're also available to follow on Spotify now, if that's your bag.

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Thor Ragnarok, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Happy Death Day - The Evening Glass Podcast

December 11, 2017

Just ahead of Christmas, we march through a few cinema releases towards the end of 2017.

Luke enjoys the dry Kiwi humour and pulpy action/adventure of Thor: Ragnarok, thanks to director Taika Waititi, Jeff Goldblum and a cracking retro soundtrack. We also look at Film Star's Don't Die in Liverpool, a touching love story based on the true events leading up to the final days of Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame.

Elsewhere, we revel in the derivative glory of Blumhouse Productions' latest horror flick Happy Death Day and Luke notes how they probably do still 'make them like they used to' as he guesses who dunnit in Kenneth Branagh' Murder on the Orient Express

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The Florida Project, Breathe and Big Trouble in Little China - The Evening Glass Podcast

November 28, 2017

You can feel the wind is risin' baby, now the truth is here... Luke and Fletch celebrate 31 years of John Carpenter's classic action/Asian movie pastiche Big Trouble in Little China. We enjoy all the thrills, spills and razor sharp editing on the latest Evening Glass podcast.

Luke also returns from the cinema having watched one of the best films of the year, 'The Florida Project', directed by Sean Baker (the guy who made a whole movie on an iPhone. Drawing a stark contrast between capitalist commercialism and rock bottom poverty in the sunshine state.

We also cover Breathe, Andy Serkis's directoral debut, a touching portrail of family life against the background of a terminal condition.

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Sixteenth Issue: The Evening Glass - Blade Runner 2049 and It

October 24, 2017

Met with tremendous critical acclaim and a sluggish box office return, Blade Runner 2019 has been one of the marginally more hyped titles of the year. Luke loved it and Fletcher...wasn't quite as affected.

We grab a glass and chat about whether either of us has managed to see attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion recently.

We also discuss It and Goodbye Christopher Robin.

Many thanks to the following snippet of music we've given a nod to in this week's podcast.

Harrison Ford - Darlingside

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Fifteenth Issue: The Electronic Labyrinth - Lethal Weapon and The Monster Squad

September 13, 2017

We're back in Black - with a Shane Black marathon. We indulge in 80s nostalgia as Mel Gibson and Danny Glover remind us why all the best cops are buddies, and why all the best movies have indulgent establishing shots of a desert.

Luke and Fletch also do some digging to unearth the oft-forgotten gem The Monster Squad just in time for Halloween. A film for anyone who likes monsters, and 80s kids saving the world from a tree house.

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Many thanks to some of the following snatches of music we’ve given a nod to in this week’s podcast.

My Genre [Psycho Boogie] - Aspects

From Lethal Weapon:
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Meet Martin Riggs - Lethal Weapon Soundrack (David Sanborn and Eric Clapton)

From The Monster Squad:
Rock Until You Drop - Michael Sembello
Monster Squad Rap - The Monster Squad

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Fourteenth Issue: The Evening Glass - Grosse Pointe Blank and Men in Black

August 24, 2017

We take a trip back to more idyllic pre-9/11 world to celebrate some anniversaries. It's 20 years since Grosse Pointe Blank - a film so dry, witty and affecting that it aged better than the preceding decade it pays tribute to. Luke and Fletch also look back at Men in Black and lament the loss of the great movie soundtrack single. 'From and inspired by the motion picture' indeed.

Many thanks to some of the following snatches of music we've given a nod to in this week's podcast.

From Grosse Pointe Blank:
Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash
War Cry - Joe Strummer
Go! - Tones on Tail

From Godzilla (1998):
Come with Me - Puff Daddy featuring Jimmy Page

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Thirteenth Issue: The Evening Glass - Dunkirk and The Big Sick

August 16, 2017

Never late to the party, Luke and Fletch catch up on Nolan's <em>Dunkirk</em> and attempt to asses what was happening where and when and how during the plot of the movie.

We also briefly catch up on Sofia Coppola's remake of the 1971 Southern drama <em>The Beguiled</em> and to hit two Colin Farrells with one stone, Luke also reminisces on 2016's <em>The Lobster</em>.

Finally, Kumail Nanjiani emerges from Silicon Valley to tackle Judd Apatow's stand up green room in <em>The Big Sick</em>.

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Twelfth Issue: The Electronic Labyrinth - Annie Hall and Bananas

August 9, 2017

"Boy, if life were only like this!". Woody Allen takes one of his first cinematic stabs at idealising real life in one of the greatest romantic comedies to grace the silver screen. 1977's Annie Hall won Best Picture over Star Wars, and Luke and Fletch enjoy devouring as much of it as possible in 'The Electronic Labyrinth' podcast.

We also take a step back to Bananas from 1971, when you were more likely to see Allen get beaten up by prototype exercise equipment and chase a frozen meal around his apartment than lurch into a wistful monologue. But those were some fun times too - so we also enjoy a nod towards his earlier 'Marx Brothers' years. Best hurry up though. The revolution is in six months and we have a rented car.

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