043 - GERRY

Jeremy and Chris Arnsby voyage into the infinite emptiness of the desert to discover Gerry, the 2003 experimental drama directed by Gus van Sant and starring Casey Affleck and Matt Damon, as part of a discussion that covers Stephen King, European Vacation, The Goon Show and Ray Mears.

There's some addtional reading, with a contemporary interview with Van Sant here, and a more in-depth review is here.

042 - PHASE IV

Jeremy and writer Antony Malone think small for the 1973 sci-fi drama Phase IV, with a conversation that touches on Scarlett Johansson, Westworld, Will Self, Charles Laughton and Darren Aronofsky.

Some additional data resides below, including the piece of music featured in both the movie and Doctor Who, the extended ending and an insight into Bass's other design work. Here is a link where the official soundtrack can be streamed via SoundCloud, and the film can be watched through Netflix here.

041 - LAST ACTION HERO

Jeremy and Chris take a voyage into the screen for satirical 1993 blockbuster and celebrated flop Last Action Hero, with a chat that encompasses a wire-tapping scandal, endless Terminator sequels, Christopher Nolan on laughing gas and the World's Greatest Actor.

By way of further reading, here is a re-evaluation of the film via the AV Club, while here is the incomprehensible first draft, which Jeremy cites repeatedly during the podcast. Make of it what you can.

 
 

039 - BLACK CHRISTMAS

Jeremy is joined by Chris Arnsby for a festive discussion of 1974 Canadian horror classic Black Christmas, as part of a seasonal fireside chat including such topics of interest including Sir David Cronenberg, piano crime, The Laughing Policeman and trying to get Jeremy's mum to watch Dawn of the Dead.

038 - EYES WIDE SHUT

Jeremy is joined by Ed Bloomer to discuss Stanley Kubrick's last film Eyes Wide Shut, with digressions reaching such subjects as Hawkins Bazaar, the colour of bedclothes, the jigsaw theory of audience engagement and the Secret Ruler of the World.

 
 

037 - RETURN TO LIMBO

Jeremy is brought out of his six-month hibernation by Chris Arnsby in time for this mini-episode, which precedes a new run of Cinema Limbo from next week. In the meantime, Jeremy explains where he's been, pitches the next Bond film and reviews the Godfather Trilogy, while Chris bemoans listmakers' obsession with death.

032 - TRON LEGACY

Ed Bloomer returns to help Jeremy discuss the 2010 science fantasy sequel TRON Legacy, with a heated discussion that takes in subjects including two-minute dancing, anti-helmet bias and David Frost.

Here's an article about the unproduced third TRON film, from an interview with director Joseph Kosinski from March this year.

And here's the article offering a counter-argument to the film's politics regarding the freedom of information.

 

030 - THE 2016 REVIEW

Jeremy returns for a new year and is joined by Chris Arnsby for a review of the last year's new releases. Listen in to discover the secret genius of Dan Brown, the importance of good diction, which film only Chris saw and find out what Jeremy sounds like when he's really cross.

See below for a playlist of previous best film winners!

 
 

027 - MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE

Jeremy and Chris Arnsby present a commentary for the 1966 horror anti-classic Manos: The Hands of Fate, intended for listening while playing the film via home video or online. Join them as they uncover the Cocktail Party of the Damned, David Niven's shoulders and lashings of waldorf salad.

025 - HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH

Jeremy and Chris Arnsby commemorate the season with the 1983 horror Halloween III: Season of the Witch, co-written and produced by John Carpenter. Topics under discussion include the inventor of modern television, the vanished Carry On film, Terry Wogan - mass murderer, the joke too dirty for Blazing Saddles and Admiral Horatio Pumpkinhead.

024 - SAFE

Jeremy and his good friend Amanda make a second attempt to discuss Safe, the 1995 psychological drama starring Julianne Moore and directed by Todd Haynes, with their conversation taking in subjects including Ray Bradbury, Ellen DeGeneres, having your eyes tested and the Pyramid Man of Charing Cross Road.