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Drawing on a decade-plus friendship whose roots stretch back to their film-obsessed student days, Gali and Devlin cast an eye backwards to the movies that kickstarted their love of film. In their Throwback series, each w
Latest Episode6/9/2022

JAWS (1975) - Episode 87

Season 4
I see you got your rubbers! We’re travelling to idyllic Amity Island (only an island if you look at it from the water) for a very memorable 4th of July to revisit the movie that immeasurably changed the cinematic landscape - Steven Spielberg’s all-conquering 1975 summer blockbuster JAWS.New York City cop and aquaphobe-turned-island police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) and his family’s first summer in Amity is tipped upside down when a charchariden charcharidas - a great white - starts terrorising the town’s beaches. The dollar-hungry mayor refuses to shut down the lucrative seafront despite a local skinny-dipper having been scoffed by the beast, but when a repeat attack in broad daylight claims the life of a local boy, a feeding frenzy of a different kind kicks off, as local fishermen vie to snag the shark but fail to land the big one. It’s left to Brody, hooch-soaked certifiable madman Quint (Robert Shaw) and soft-handed rich boy oceanographer Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) to set out aboard the Orca and kill the monster once and for all.Devout Jaws fanatic Matt looks back at one of cinema’s truly seminal moments alongside first mates Gali and Patrick, as we try to distill what alchemy resulted in its creation, why its resonance has persisted for so long, and take a personal perspective on how the film has impacted us and our love of cinema.Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),@IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)
6/9/2022

JAWS (1975) - Episode 87

Season 4
I see you got your rubbers! We’re travelling to idyllic Amity Island (only an island if you look at it from the water) for a very memorable 4th of July to revisit the movie that immeasurably changed the cinematic landscape - Steven Spielberg’s all-conquering 1975 summer blockbuster JAWS.New York City cop and aquaphobe-turned-island police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) and his family’s first summer in Amity is tipped upside down when a charchariden charcharidas - a great white - starts terrorising the town’s beaches. The dollar-hungry mayor refuses to shut down the lucrative seafront despite a local skinny-dipper having been scoffed by the beast, but when a repeat attack in broad daylight claims the life of a local boy, a feeding frenzy of a different kind kicks off, as local fishermen vie to snag the shark but fail to land the big one. It’s left to Brody, hooch-soaked certifiable madman Quint (Robert Shaw) and soft-handed rich boy oceanographer Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) to set out aboard the Orca and kill the monster once and for all.Devout Jaws fanatic Matt looks back at one of cinema’s truly seminal moments alongside first mates Gali and Patrick, as we try to distill what alchemy resulted in its creation, why its resonance has persisted for so long, and take a personal perspective on how the film has impacted us and our love of cinema.Please head to rewindmoviecast.com for a wonderful essay by Matt, and if you like this episode’s cover image, visit our Teemill store for poster prints!If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),@IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)
5/26/2022

The Faculty (1998) - Episode 86

Season 4
“I don’t think a person should run unless he’s being chased.” We beamed down Dimension Films’ 1998 teensploitation sci-fi horror, The Faculty, directed by Mariachi man and Rebel Without a Crew, Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City), from a screenplay by the preposterously articulate, teen telly voice of a generation, Kevin Williamson (Dawson’s Creek, Scream).When student, Casey Connor (Elijah Wood) discovers a parasitic new species that reacts unusually when placed in water, then observes thirsty Herrington High faculty members standing under sprinklers, glugging endless cups of H₂O, and acting peculiarly all round, he begins to unravel the mystery of his school⁠—his teachers are aliens. Could it be a conspiracy? An invasion akin to The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein? Maybe The X-Files is right! A band of rebels, including Zeke (Josh Hartnett), Stokely (Clea DuVall), Delilah (Jordanna Brewster), Stan (Shawn Hatosy), and Marybeth (Laura Harris) must unite in a race against time to prevent these “pod people” from infesting and enslaving the entire town.Were we tweaking, or did we get some bad sh*t? Did it need a f*cking eye dog, or was it on a yellow brick quest for a brain? Did it flog the bishop, or work hard for that D? Was it a great big bastard mistake, or were we sucking its toes ‘til graduation? With Devlin and Patrick absent, it was up to high school heroes (and geeky Stephen King kids), Gali and Matt, to save the podcast!Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),@IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)
5/12/2022

Friday Night Lights (2004) - Episode 85

Season 4
Can you be perfect? We step onto the hallowed turf of Permian High School’s cavernous football stadium and soak up the atmosphere of Peter Berg’s 2004 sports drama Friday Night Lights.2nd year coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) carries the weight of the post-oil bust town of Odessa’s beleaguered populace on his shoulders. Their pride rests on whether his Permian Panthers can win the State Championship. It seems half the men of the community proudly still sport their ostentatious championship rings while all but ordering the current crop of young athletes - centred around tightly-wound quarterback Mike Winchell (Lucas Black), party boy fullback Don Billingsley (Garrett Hedlund), hard-hitting safety Brian Chavez (Jay Hernandez) and, most vitally, star running back “Boobie” Miles (Derek Luke) - to go get their own. But when a horrendous injury threatens to derail the season, the coach must dig deep to salvage the wins that the die-hard fans demand - demands that come with no lack of implicit threat.Based on the true life story of the 1988 Permian Panthers, as documented in Buzz Bissinger’s book of the same name, Bissinger’s cousin Berg continued his transition from actor to director with this, his third feature. As the basis for a hugely successful TV drama, the film itself seems to have been somewhat overshadowed, so Gali seeks to rectify this and revisits alongside fellow FNL fans Devlin and Patrick, and novice (and, crucially, American Football agnostic) Matt to see whether the original deserves to take its place among the upper tier of sports movies. Golly bum.Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),@IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)
4/29/2022

CYBORG (1989) - Episode 84

Season 4
I LIKE THE DEATH! I LIKE THE MISERY! I LIKE THIS WORLD! We return to the trusty Bargain Bin and dig out the infamous Cannon Films’ post-apocalyptic Van Damme downer Cyborg.‘Slinger’ Gibson Rickenbacker (JCVD) is some sort of futuristic ronin, hired by the some of the tattered remnants of humanity to guarantee them safe passage through a plague-ravaged nightmare future world ruled by ruthless, non-swimming pirates led by the towering figure of Fender Tremolo (Vincent Klyn). Gibson happens upon the titular Cyborg - a woman, Pearl (Dayle Haddon), whose computer brain contains the recipe for a cure to the ailment that has brought about the downfall of civilisation. GIbson pursues Fender after he kidnaps Pearl, tormented by the memories of the horrific act of violence the villain perpetrated on Gibson and his adoptive family years before. Much face kicking ensues.Director Albert Pyun solidified his position as a solid pair of hands for the notoriously thrifty studio, who were relying on this film to help bail them out of a particularly sticky financial situation. Join us as Gali, Devlin, Matt and Patrick as they delve into the murky world of the 1980s’ premier purveyors of churn-’em-out-cheap cinema, the rise of soon-to-be action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme, and the subtle art of religious symbolism. Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),@IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)
4/14/2022

Titanic (1997) - Episode 83

Season 4
God himself could not sink this ship! We’ve snagged a ticket on a lucky hand of poker and are setting sail on the grandest vessel ever built, James Cameron’s all-conquering disaster romance epic Titanic.Eventually emerging as an unsinkable box office phenomenon and Oscar magnet, Cameron cashed in all his chips as one of the most successful filmmakers of his era and created the most expensive movie ever mounted - attracting obvious, negative headlines when this venture was earmarked ahead of release as a thuddingly on-the-nose allegory for hubristic folly that would inevitably fail spectacularly. Yet his fervent (or psychotic, depending on your viewpoint) self-belief and meticulous craftsmanship shone through, while his star-crossed romantic pairing of promising young actress Kate Winslet and next-big-thing-in-waiting Leonardo DiCaprio struck a heartstring chord with audiences worldwide, launching both to the top of their profession and paving the way for Cameron to go even further with his mind-bogglingly successful $3 billion-grossing follow-up Avatar.Join Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt as they light the last two boilers and go full steam ahead, reflecting on their own histories with the film - whether they sniffled silently into their Kickers jumpers as abashed teenagers in provincial multiplexes, or cursed every winsome appearance of sprout-faced Leo and cringed through the ubiquity of Celine Dion’s lachrymose, maximalist theme song. Is this one of the all-time great, audience-uniting epics from one of the premier directors of his generation? Or a cynical exercise in broad-brush pandering that irreversibly pierced the hull of a once-great creative who has been stuck treading water ever since?Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),@IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)
4/1/2022

PREDATOR 2 (1990) - Episode 82

Season 4
Want some candy? Our LV-RMP series continues on the Yautja trail as we swap the jungles of Val Verde for its concrete equivalent - the mean, sweaty streets of a near-future, heatwave-crazy Los Angeles for Stephen Hopkins' 1990 sequel Predator 2.Another imposing, grotesquely-mandibled intergalactic hunter has crashed to Earth in search of trophies, interfering in a fierce drugs-related turf war between two rival factions of questionable racial stereotypes. Finding himself in the middle of this mayhem is middle-aged, renegade hardass cop Detective Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover), a man short of temper and large of trouser. As the gruesome deaths pile up around him, Harrigan and his team (including musician Ruben Blades, Maria Conchita Alonso, and Bill Paxton) try and make sense of things before they find themselves on the receiving end of an impromptu spinectomy.Our second pass at this action staple, after Devlin and Gali discussed it way back in episode 3, sees Matt and Patrick join the party to see where this film ranks in the shared Alien/Predator universe, what they'd have done differently if they were in charge, and where, exactly, Gary Busey's top half went.Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),@IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)
3/18/2022

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) - Episode 81

Season 4
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO VIOLENCE. As part of our celebration of the centenary of the firebrand exploitation cinema pioneer Russ Meyer, superfan Devlin introduces the gang to his seminal 1965 superwomen spectacular Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!Belted and buckled badasses Varla, Rosie and Billie (exotic dancers Tura Santana, Haji, and Lori Williams) are three go-go dancers who tear across the desert in their sports cars in search of kicks - and they find more trouble than they'd bargained for when the fearsome Varla casually karate kills some poor sap after a drag race. Grabbing his traumatised girlfriend as a hostage, the trio hole up at the remote farmhouse of a twisted old man who they hear is sitting on a pile of cash, attempting to wheedle information about its whereabouts from the geezer and his two sons - one a musclebound near-mute link, the other a studious but blinkered 'regular' guy.Chosen by Devlin and guest Patrick Crain as their preferred point of entry to the filmography of the fearsome Meyer, this monochromatic ode to powerful women, muscular cars, and southern Gothic weirdness showcases the director's fevered editing, razor sharp cinematography, and even sharper dialogue. Will Gali and Matt fall under the spell of the King of Sexploitation, or will this grindhouse walk on the weird side fail to get their motors running?Fans of the film may want to check out Devlin’s Teemill store for shirts, sweatshirts, and more based on original designs from the film!Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviecast or@galithegreek(Gali),@IsTheDevlin (Devlin), @PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/, or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com to have a chat!MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)