Ghibli month does not begin with the promised Kiki’s Delivery Service and Andrew is heartbroken, but not as much as when he and Johnny venture forth to watch the replacement film, about a castle, a castle in the sky.
Documentary January concludes with a 3D feature, full of fast bikes, fun folks and, as with all good documentaries, a body count. Strap in and rev up for a finale and a half.
It’s been a while since we watched American Splendor but that doesn’t mean we can’t shoe-horn in a follow-up in a month devoted to documentaries. Johnny spends the time believing R. Crumb is dead all along, and Andrew wonders as ever why he even does this.
Welcome Michael Moore to doc month, the duo watch his first feature and examine Flint, Michigan as a tourist location, a home of some of the worst human atrocities in the western hemisphere and a sheriff’s deputy that seems to be the Brundlefly of Lionel Ritchie and Paulie from the Rocky franchise.
Andrew takes Johnny on a comedic journey through an old joke that barely has a punch-line in an episode full of them. Take heed when Ringo Starr drops by to chat, and both hosts attempt to tell their own versions of The Aristocrats.
Documentary January begins with 2 players fighting for dominance, and Johnny uses the c-word a lot when discussing one Billy Mitchell. It’s boss-level insane here.
Johnny and Andrew look back over the last year of the podcast, the highs and the lows, and Johnny can’t stop talking about that trip to Nashville he took. So Andrew naturally annoys him constantly over it.
Johnny takes centre stage as film programmer for this Halloween edition of the podcast, opting for a beloved classic neither host has seen over a horror movie. The witching hour is upon us all.
Bloody Andrew makes Johnny bloody watch a movie he knows bloody nothing about, and Johnny finishes his London Film Festival report in a bloody episode about bloody a lot of bloody things, right.
The result of our listener competition, Andrew and Johnny sit down with acclaimed French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet to watch his 1991 comedy horror. The group discover why Andrew handles the curation process.
Johnny takes the reigns at the end of Music Month with one of his recent favourites, IN 3D!!!! Andrew learns things about Katy Perry, like she is a singer, and also she is a human being, and Johnny tries not to cry.
The most musical movie yet, Johnny longs for something with actual talking heads, and definitely not a concert film, whilst Andrew ignites the joy and love of David Byrne all over. This is a once in a lifetime episode.
Andrew and Johnny head to Altamont for an explosion of hippies, peace, love and Hell’s Angels. Johnny isn’t big on The Stones, and Andrew mainly spends his time wanting more violence. It’s a sadistic week all over.
Music Month begins with a look back at, erm, no, a look to the past, yeah, of Bob Dylan and his time in England. Bob comes to the studio to explain himself and his hatred of journalists, and we all wish we could watch Donovan instead.