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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 Episode7/22/2021

Donnie Darko (2001) - Episode 67

Season 3
WAKE UP. We’re diving into the gelatinous wormholes of Richard Kelly’s auspicious, doom-laden, twisty, teen angsty sci-fi debut feature Donnie Darko, 20 years after its infamously inauspicious cinema release.In a breakout, star-making performance, Jake Gyllenhaal is Donnie, a troubled teen in an upscale suburban neighbourhood with a penchant for sleepwalking. His latest bout brings him face-to-face with Frank, a disturbing bunny-suited harbinger of the end of the world, which is coming in just 28 days. Returning home to find he has narrowly escaped a falling jet engine, Donnie follows Frank’s guidance to carry increasingly destructive and mysterious tasks. Doing so, he catches the attention of new schoolmate Gretchen (Jena Malone), seeks advice from the only two relatable teachers at his high school (Noah Wyle and Drew Barrymore), and butts heads with his duplicitously moral community represented by evangelical teacher Kitty Farmer (Beth Grant) and local minor self-help celebrity Jim Cunningham (Patrick Swayze).We discuss the era of talented young filmmakers that afforded a barely-25-year-old writer-director the opportunity to bring such an ambitious project to fruition, the zeitgeist of late 90s/early 00s’ dark side of suburbia tales, Kelly’s use of science fiction tropes, the film’s portrayal of troubled youth and, of course, that soundtrack. Join Gali, Devli, Patrick & Matt as they wake up drooling on a golf course covered in marker pen wondering what just happened.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@IsTheDevlin)(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @scariousartists (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
7/22/2021

Donnie Darko (2001) - Episode 67

Season 3
WAKE UP. We’re diving into the gelatinous wormholes of Richard Kelly’s auspicious, doom-laden, twisty, teen angsty sci-fi debut feature Donnie Darko, 20 years after its infamously inauspicious cinema release.In a breakout, star-making performance, Jake Gyllenhaal is Donnie, a troubled teen in an upscale suburban neighbourhood with a penchant for sleepwalking. His latest bout brings him face-to-face with Frank, a disturbing bunny-suited harbinger of the end of the world, which is coming in just 28 days. Returning home to find he has narrowly escaped a falling jet engine, Donnie follows Frank’s guidance to carry increasingly destructive and mysterious tasks. Doing so, he catches the attention of new schoolmate Gretchen (Jena Malone), seeks advice from the only two relatable teachers at his high school (Noah Wyle and Drew Barrymore), and butts heads with his duplicitously moral community represented by evangelical teacher Kitty Farmer (Beth Grant) and local minor self-help celebrity Jim Cunningham (Patrick Swayze).We discuss the era of talented young filmmakers that afforded a barely-25-year-old writer-director the opportunity to bring such an ambitious project to fruition, the zeitgeist of late 90s/early 00s’ dark side of suburbia tales, Kelly’s use of science fiction tropes, the film’s portrayal of troubled youth and, of course, that soundtrack. Join Gali, Devli, Patrick & Matt as they wake up drooling on a golf course covered in marker pen wondering what just happened.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@IsTheDevlin)(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @scariousartists (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
7/6/2021

Fatal Attraction (1987) - Episode 66

Season 3
Are you...discreet? We continue our past-our-bedtime trip through some very formative experiences as we dive back into the unmarked, back-of-the-closet video collection of our RErotica series for Adrian Lyne’s seminal 80s infidelity cautionary tale Fatal Attraction.Successful lawyer, husband, and father of one Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) finds himself home alone for the weekend, and, caught in a chance rain shower with the intriguing and confident publishing house editor Alex Forrest (Glenn Close), invites her to shelter with drinks at a nearby restaurant. One thing leads to another and an illicit liaison ensues, but Dan’s impulsive act of adultery quickly turns around to bite him as Alex displays some increasingly disturbing behaviour including self-harm and stalking. Moving out of the city with wife Beth (Anne Archer), Dan hopes to escape Alex’s attentions, but the situation only escalates towards an iconic and disturbing conclusion.A multiple Academy Award nominee (including lead and supporting acting nods respectively for Close and Archer but, interestingly, none for Douglas), the film’s British director Lyne established himself as a pioneer of the erotic thriller genre, setting the template for scores of imitators and mainstreaming the term ‘bunny boiler’. But, to contemporary viewers, has it survived the passage of time and the evolution of social attitudes to mental health and gender politics? Is its modern-day reputation a fair representation of the work, or is there more to it than just a brutal moral fable? Join film-picker Gali, Matt, Patrick and Devlin as they take a trip back to the dark underbelly of the go-go 1980s.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@IsTheDevlin)(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @scariousartists (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
6/22/2021

The Boondock Saints (1999) - Episode 65

Season 3
In nomine Patris, et Fillii, et Spiritus Sancti, we’re shippin’ up to Boston for Troy Duffy’s violent, religious vengeance-fuelled indie action thriller The Boondock Saints.Joined by our tremendous first-time guest David Biggins, who discovered the film in his later teen years, our panel tackle a film whose creation is almost as famous as the work itself, as the critically acclaimed 2003 documentary Overnight chronicles. A beneficiary of the indie film goldrush of the 1990s, first-time screenwriter Duffy wangled a dream gig as writer, director, and soundtrack artist for his movie with a bumper payday. But, his infamous benefactor Harvey Weinstein cooled on this latest protege due to...personality issues, leaving Duffy to pursue his film at a vastly reduced budget that nonetheless garnered an eventual fervent following on home media.With two of our panel encountering the film for the first time, but having history with the notorious documentary, and two with nostalgic memories of a genuine cult item, we discuss exploding cats, mad Willem Dafoe, badass Billy Connoly, Celtsploitation, hasty recastings, dodgy ethics, the post-Tarantino movie production landscape, and much more. Join Patrick, Matt, Devlin and David as they strap on an absurd amount of guns and scrawl on some biro hand tattoos to unleash their righteous fury.If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@quilllicker(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick), @mdridley (Matt) and @BigginsWrites (David), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
6/9/2021

Alien 3 (1992) - Episode 64

Season 3
RUMOUR CONTROL. We’ve crash landed on Fury 161 for the latest installment in our xenomorphic review series LV-RMP, as we reach David Fincher’s divisive and dour 1992 threequel ALIEN3.Controversially stripping Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) of her potential happily ever when both Hicks and Newt are killed when her shuttle plummets out of the sky, our beleaguered heroine finds herself stranded on a godforsaken foundry-turned-prison with a rogues’ gallery of double-Y chromo villains, who have found a very apocalyptic version of Christianity at the back end of the universe. Unfortunately, aside from a terminally tattered Bishop (Lance Henriksen), there is, in fact, another survivor of the accident - a familiar, vicious creature set to wreak havoc on the unarmed and disbelieving inmates. Forming a tentative bond with the mysterious medical officer Clemens (Charles Dance), a grudging mutual respect with the evangelical Dillon (Charles S. Dutton), and butting heads with the officious and ineffectual warden Andrews (Brian Glover), Ripley finds herself once again the only person who can stand between the xenomorph and the shadowy Weyland-Yutani Corporation who wish to get their hands on this perfect organism.Beset by production woes, maligned upon release, and subject to studio interference at every stage, we revisit a film that boasts plenty of positives, not least an intriguing cast of quality British character actors, and the emerging but already identifiable hand of a director who would go on to become one of Hollywood’s most distinctive and exacting. Is this a worthy successor to the landmark films it follows, a deservedly disregarded disaster, or something in between?If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@quilllicker(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
5/17/2021

May of the Dead Part II - Episode 62

Season 3, Ep. 62
I ran it under a cold tap! In this special episode for Zombie Awareness Month, resident ghouls Matt and Devlin have compiled a glistening smorgasbord of meaty treats: 31 of our favourite zombie films, arranged chronologically, to be devoured every day this month. Welcome to MAY OF THE DEAD.JOIN US at rewindmoviecast.com for Matt’s special zombie cliche bingo board, and an extended blog post with information about each film, a YouTube playlist groaning with full movies, clips, extras and other treats, and a Spotify playlist of our favourite undead shuffles.Part II picks up the last 30 years of zombie cinema, taking us up to the present day:Braindead (1992)Return of the Living Dead III (1993)Cemetery Man (1994)Versus (2000)Dawn of the Dead (2004)Shaun of the Dead (2004)Land of the Dead (2005)Black Sheep (2006)[REC] (2007)28 Weeks Later (2007)Dead Set (2008)World War Z (2013)Train to Busan (2016)One Cut of the Dead (2017)The Dead Don’t Die (2019)Outro Song -'"Partytime (Zombie Version)" (1984) - 45 GraveIf you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@quilllicker(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!
5/14/2021

Color of Night (1994) - Episode 61

Season 3, Ep. 61
Always guess the cliche, and you won't be disappointed. As part of our RErotica series, we’ve slipped under the covers with the incredibly strange 1994 Bruce Willis psycho-sexual thriller Color of Night, directed by veteran Richard Rush.Willis stars as Dr. Bill Capa, a New York therapist reeling from the very dramatic suicide of one of his patients. Retreating to Los Angeles to stay with his unfathomably rich college buddy Bob (Scott Bakula) in his oddly shaped mansion, Bill sits in on a group therapy session, which introduces a rogues gallery of suspects, including Lance Henriksen and Brad Dourif, when Bob gets murdered in his office. While Bill decides to start living in his dead friend’s house, a mysterious and beautiful young woman (Jane March) suddenly floats into his life. But is she all that she appears to be? Obviously not, otherwise this film wouldn’t be 140 minutes long.Mailbox rattlesnakes, mid-coitus steak and pasta dinners, ornate headboards, S&M airbrush art and the frequent deployment of the word ‘daffodil’ as a mental health slur litter the twisty path this film takes to its gonzo denouement. Winner of the Razzie Award for worst film of 1994, and recipient of the lofty accolade of Maxim Magazine’s Best Sex Scene Ever, join us as we try our utmost to untangle this tremendously unusual blip in the career of Bruce Willis.Outro Song -'"Colourblind" (2002) - Darius CampbellIf you have any questions, comments or ideas for future episodes you can contact us on Twitter @rewindmoviepodcast or@galithegreek(Gali),(@quilllicker(Devlin), (@PatrickWaggett(Patrick) and @mdridley (Matt), and join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/rewindmoviecast/ or email us at rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.comThank you for listening and if you like the show please press that subscribe button and leave us a little review, MANY THANKS!!!