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Entries from September 2014

67. The Alternate 100: Part 7

September 28th, 2014 · Comments

It's time for Part 7 of the Alternate 100 and in the tradition of other illustrious part 7s, Joe and Ed are on a mission to Moscow! That's not even remotely true, but what is true is that they've got another ten films that they think are cool and that you should all check out. This week's selection includes a documentary that redefines what a documentary is meant to be, a film from the '50s that feels like it was made 20 or 30 years later than it was, and a couple of films from directors who have already been represented on this list. Grab a Cup 'O Pizza and have a listen.

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66. The Alternate 100: Part 6

September 21st, 2014 · Comments

This week, Joe and Ed begin the second half of the Alternate 100 in fine style, talking about 10 films that cover topics as diverse as body horror, J-horror and '50s nuclear paranoia (which is its own kind of horror). Along the way, they manage to compare an acclaimed Canadian filmmaker to a couple of less acclaimed murderers, talk about that magic time when you could set your watch by the release of installments of the Saw franchise, and accidentally stumble upon something that might arouse Frank Miller. For that last one, we can only apologise.

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65. The Alternate 100: Part 5

September 14th, 2014 · Comments

The boys hit the halfway mark of the Alternate 100 as they talk about films 41 to 50 on their list of great, under-appreciated films. In this episode they talk about an archetypal film noir, some great '70s horror films, films by directors whose other work tends to get talked about more, and round out the episode with something that is guaranteed* to leave you an emotional wreck.

*Not a guarantee.

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64. The Alternate 100: Part 4

September 6th, 2014 · Comments

Continuing their dogged attempt to make up for lost time and finish the project before the year is out, Joe and Ed sit down to discuss the fourth installment in the Alternate 100. This selection is unusually bleak, since it manages to encompass the death of dreams, people destroying themselves mentally and physically, and a discussion of some of the most utterly hopeless endings in cinema history. Wary not to end on a downer, they go out swinging and talk about one of the funniest comedies ever made.

Note: The audio is a little fuzzy during parts of the opening 20 minutes, but fortunately they get resolved after the third film has been discussed.
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