Share

cover art for The Golden Sandwich Awards

The Rewind Movie Podcast

The Golden Sandwich Awards

Season 5

Polish up your spats, grab your best frock out of the vacuum bag, and clip on your bowtie as The Rewind Movie Podcast sashays down the red carpet for our very own awards show! To mark the milestone of 100 episodes, Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt take some time out to discuss the very best (and worst) of the movies we’ve covered over the last 4-and-a-bit years, and present some of our favourite films their very own fictitious, ostentatious, thick cut statuette. Yes, it's awards season fever, and we've only gone and got ourselves a temperature of 103°. 


We want to thank everyone who has either popped in for an episode or two, or stuck with us through the entire century, as we ventured back across our formative films and indulged ourselves in a big old chat about them. While I’m sure the four of us would be rambling on regardless, it’s been heartening to connect with so many listeners and share some of our fondest, and not so fond…est, memories of our movie-going lives. Here’s to the next hundred! Now, we go live to the red carpet, so the E! Network can be duplicitously nice about your awful shoes.


Head to rewindmoviecast.com for an introductory essay by Matt, including a YouTube playlist of clips and behind-the-scenes videos for the film - and for those last minute gift ideas (they won't arrive in time, but don't worry about that) why not check out devlindoesdrawing.teemill.com for our merchandise store - you'll find Rewind Movie Podcast shirts, hoodies, totes, stickers, and a whole lot more, plus posters and shirts based on many of the films we've covered on the podcast (and a whole lot more).


If you’d like to support the podcast, a review or a quick rating on your platform of choice is the best way you can help us get the word out and keep the conversations flowing. 


Get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and if you'd like to submit a request, correct our constant mispronunciations, or have a chat about whatever is on your mind, you can email rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!

More episodes

View all episodes

  • Batteries Not Included (1987) - Episode 116

    01:34:38
    Oh it's them. The little guys. My little munchkins! We’re strolling back to the Amblin Entertainment heyday with Matthew Robbins’ cute, nostalgic, intergalactic robot heartwarmer *batteries not included.Elderly corner café owner Frank Riley (frequent Hitchcock collaborator Hume Cronyn) and his flighty, seemingly bewildered wife Faye (Cronyn’s real-life partner Jessica Tandy) struggle on as two of the last remaining tenants in a condemned East Village New York townhouse, rejecting the aggressive tactics of local thug Carlos (Michael Carmine) who is in the pay of the developer who seeks to level this last crumbling vestige of the old neighbourhood in order to build monumental glass skyscrapers. Joined only by a pregnant young woman (Elizabeth Peña), a disheartened artist (Dennis Boutsikaris), and a near-mute former boxing champion-turned-handyman (Frank McRae) they face certain eviction until, suddenly, the damage the building suffered when Carlos and his gang attacked it miraculously seems to fix itself. Faye discovers a pair of mysterious, mischievous ‘miracles’ - improvised flying saucers made of household objects - that may offer a ray of hope for this unlikely cooperative.Originally a pitch by future Master of Horror creator Mick Garris for Steven Spielberg’s big budget anthology series Amazing Stories, the producer instead developed the project for the theatrical release, enlisting the thematically appropriate Short Circuit creators Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson along with future Simpsons writer/Pixar legend Brad Bird to pen the script. Patrick takes Gali, Devlin and Matt on a comforting trip back to an era of emotionally resonant, feel-good family sci-fi comedy dramas, as the gang talks cute robots, alien fixations, Boomer nostalgia, and the nascent power of the Grey Pound during the post-Cocoon era of the Reagan Eighties.Head to rewindmoviecast.com for all our previous episodes, blogs, essays and more, and check out our merchandise at our Teemill store, where you can find shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, and poster prints inspired by our favourite cult films, including many we’ve covered here on the podcast (including this one!).Get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and if you'd like to submit a request, correct our constant mispronunciations, or have a chat about whatever is on your mind, you can email rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
  • Police Academy 4 : Citizens on Patrol (1987) - Episode 115

    01:39:46
    “Proctor, I don’t see a salad bar.” We’ve enlisted in the ker-raziest cop department in Metro City, and are skating through the streets with Tony Hawk and David Spade for the 1987 madcap fourquel Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol. As the surprise comedy hit of 1984, the original Police Academy quickly spawned an annual franchise, with canny producer Paul Maslansky rushing budget-conscious, increasingly family-friendly fare out to the market for the remainder of the decade (and one ill-advised 1990s entry). Film-picker Matt has chosen this pivotal middle entry as his quintessential crystallisation of the oft-maligned series, using this final picture in the Carey Mahoney saga as a lens through which to examine the whole run. We discuss its influences, its relationship to the comedy movie landscape at the time, and its latter-day reputation as a critical punching bag that nevertheless persists as a nostalgic guilty pleasure for a very specific generation of fans. Why not throw on your icky blue uniform, become one with the gun, mace your armpits, and learn the correct way to eat a donut with Gali, Devlin, Matt, Patrick, Mahoney, Jones, Tackleberry, Hightower, Zed, Sweetchuck, Hooks, Callahan, and dozy old Commandant Lassard as we fire up the proprietary rap theme and hand-dance in our patrol car on our way to a climactic air show spectacular. Jerk!Get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and if you'd like to submit a request, correct our constant mispronunciations, or have a chat about whatever is on your mind, you can email rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!Show notes:Patrick (H) Willems - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCxZ_QdaSQ8
  • Home Alone 2 : Lost in New York (1992) - Episode 114

    01:51:13
    Funnily Enough, We Never Lose Our Luggage! We’ve snuck a sequel into your stocking this Christmas - Chris Columbus’ 1992 big city follow-up Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. After a familiar family blow-up on the eve of a Christmas trip (this time to Florida, where they don’t even have Christmas trees), mischievous Kevin McCallister (Macauley Culkin) finds himself on the wrong flight, landing in New York City armed with a Talkboy, a wad of cash, and his dad’s credit card. But his toy-shopping, three-scoop-eating, cheese-pizza-limo adventure is disrupted by the appearance of his bungling burglar nemeses Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), precipitating another night of carefully planned festive torture and traumatic head injuries. Merry Christmas from your Rewind pals! Be sure to head to rewindmoviecast.com for Devlin’s 73-point nerdy timeline of sequelitis (a timestamped chart of near-identical moments from the original to part 2) if you, like us, are a sicko who would be into that sort of thing. And if you’re swept up in the spirit of generosity, why not head to devlindoesdrawing.teemill.com for some merchandise, and grab yourself a t-shirt, tote, or poster?Head over to our Teemill store for merchandise, movie shirts, art prints, stickers, totes and more. If you’d like to support the podcast, a review or a quick rating on your platform of choice is the best way you can help us get the word out and keep the conversations flowing. Get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and if you'd like to submit a request, correct our constant mispronunciations, or have a chat about whatever is on your mind, you can email rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
  • Taken (2008) - Late Return Fee

    01:37:22
    LATE RETURN FEE: Rewind dips into the archives to rerelease a classic episode from 2020 while we take a little winter break. And now's not the time for dick measuring, Stuart! We’re dipping into the Bargain Bin to give Patrick’s favourite Paris-set old-man-on-a-rampage Geriaction touchstone Taken a spin.Recently retired, non-specific Government tough guy Brian Mills’ (Liam Neeson) worst fears come true as his beloved 32-year-old teenage daughter is kidnapped by literally the first guy she meets on a summer vacation to Europe. Now, he and his particular set of skills are put to the test as he beats people up and that until he finds her.Gali, Devlin and Matt join Patrick on this U2-following Euro-jaunt through iconic cellphone calls, heavily edited punch ups, and terrible things being said about Albanians, as Brian tears France a new one to rescue his daughter and hunt down the baddies that taken’d her.Get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and if you'd like to submit a request, correct our constant mispronunciations, or have a chat about whatever is on your mind, you can email rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
  • The Open Slate Series - Luke Selway (1st Assistant Camera)

    01:05:30
    Welcome to The Open Slate! Ever sat through the credits and wondered why there needs to be a Second 2nd Assistant Director? Or what the Best Boy is supposed to be the best at? In this series, we sit down with working film industry professionals from across the departments for unvarnished, honest, practical conversations about how and why they joined the movie business, how they contribute day-to-day to the creation of cinema, and how they maintain their careers in a high-pressure, highly sought after field.We’re joined by our old friend Luke Selway, whose career as a clapper loader began in earnest while he was still studying alongside us in Leeds - starting out on Yorkshire Television productions like A Touch of Frost, before embarking on a TV and film career that has seen him work alongside some of the leading filmmakers, and on the biggest franchises, in modern cinema. Luke talks us through why he chose the camera department, and how his dedication through the early years of long hours and complicated trousers allowed him to flourish in the industry.Special Mentions:www.unorthodoxroasters.co.ukHead over to our Teemill store for merchandise, movie shirts, art prints, stickers, totes and more. If you’d like to support the podcast, a review or a quick rating on your platform of choice is the best way you can help us get the word out and keep the conversations flowing. Get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and if you'd like to submit a request, correct our constant mispronunciations, or have a chat about whatever is on your mind, you can email rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
  • HalloRe'ewind 2023

    02:05:43
    It’s time…it’s time! It’s time for HalloRe’ewind 2023! Join “Bat” (AKA Matt) and “The Devlin Made Me Do It” as they each carefully curate a fearsome, four-film marathon to slake your horrible appetites this Halloween. First up, Devlin presents GLOOP!, a grotesque collection of cinematic slugs, slime and sludge, while Matt offers up a quartet of demonic possessions with WHAT EVER POSSESSED YOU? From cult classics and perennial rewatch candidates, to absurd B-movies and genuine oddities, we’re sure you’ll find something to sink your fangs into.Head over to our extended blog at rewindmoviecast.com for a full introduction to each movie. You can pick up a print of our exclusive poster art over on our Teemill store, along with a huge collection of cult movie shirts, sweatshirts and totes – including designs from RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3, THE THING, TERMINATOR, and many more.Get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and if you'd like to submit a request, correct our constant mispronunciations, or have a chat about whatever is on your mind, you can email rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
  • The Thing (1982) - Episode 113

    01:58:08
    “I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS F*CKING COUCH!” Our chilling choice for October is a listener request – John Carpenter’s peerless 1982 sci-fi horror The Thing.The staff of a remote Antarctic research station are disturbed by the sound of a sled dog being inexplicably hunted with a high-powered rifle from a helicopter by a ranting Norwegian man. As he opens fire on the group, he’s shot dead, and the dog is led into the station. But there’s something curious about the way it moves…and, I guess how it subsequently transforms into a terrifying, gigantic, pulsating fleshy nightmare that devours its new kennel mates. Our frazzled troupe are left to reason that this…thing can imitate other lifeforms. Leading to the question, who can they trust as they cling precipitously to the edge of the world?Join Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt (unless they’ve been assimilated) as they revisit this seminal feature, discussing John Carpenter’s brilliant but frustratingly stalled career, his collaborations with star Kurt Russell, cinematographer Dean Cundey, and effects artist Rob Bottin, and our collective and personal histories with this gooey, paranoid classic.Get yourself a t-shirt featuring this episode’s cover image over at devlindoesdrawing.teemill.com!You can find an exclusive poster design created by Devlin for this feature as a gallery-grade giclee print at his Etsy store, and a standard poster and t-shirts featuring the same design at our Teemill - along with another poster of this episode’s cover sketch.Get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and if you'd like to submit a request, correct our constant mispronunciations, or have a chat about whatever is on your mind, you can email rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
  • The Open Slate - Cat Laine (Assistant Director)

    01:01:57
    Welcome to The Open Slate! Ever sat through the credits and wondered why there needs to be a Second 2nd Assistant Director? Or what the Best Boy is supposed to be the best at? In this series, we sit down with working film industry professionals from across the departments for unvarnished, honest, practical conversations about how and why they joined the movie business, how they contribute day-to-day to the creation of cinema, and how they maintain their careers in a high-pressure, highly sought after field.Patrick and Gali are joined by Catherine Laine, an Assistant Director, Producer and Welfare Officer whose career incorporates everything from soap operas to Star Wars. Cat shares her experiences and her anecdotes, from the long days of unpaid work experience and endless petitions for jobs, through steadily working up through different departments with some of the biggest players in the industry, to her new family life on the south coast.Special Mentions:www.unorthodoxroasters.co.ukVerbal Diorama - PodcastHead over to our Teemill store for merchandise, movie shirts, art prints, stickers, totes and more. If you’d like to support the podcast, a review or a quick rating on your platform of choice is the best way you can help us get the word out and keep the conversations flowing. Get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and if you'd like to submit a request, correct our constant mispronunciations, or have a chat about whatever is on your mind, you can email rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
  • 6. Rumble Fish (1983) - Episode 112

    02:02:49
    “What's this? Another glorious battle for the kingdom?” We’re heading to the stifling summer heat of Tulsa, Oklahoma for Francis Ford Coppola’s lyrical, monochromatic 1983 teen dream Rumble Fish. In the absence of his living-legend older brother, known only as The Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke), hot-headed would-be gang leader Rusty James (Matt Dillon) is called out for a fight that he is only too ready to agree to, much to the concern of his straitlaced girlfriend Patty (Diane Lane). But when the Motorcycle Boy dramatically returns, seemingly from a trip to California, his inscrutable behaviour and mysterious half-smile unsettle those around him - all except Rusty, who follows him everywhere, desperate to return to the simple, yet violent, gang days that he longingly recalls. But for The Motorcycle Boy, time has run out on those days, and, perhaps, is running out entirely…Following a brutal few years of financial disappointment and overblown, physically and psychologically draining projects, Coppola shot Rumble Fish back-to-back with another adaptation of a novel by the same author, S.E. Hinton, so enjoying the opportunity to work on a manageable scale and in a spirit of unfettered collaboration and creativity in isolation from the Hollywood machine. Seeking to infuse a youth-oriented product with genuine philosophical and artistic depth, he mined his own childhood idolisation of his older sibling, while retaining the source novel’s flights of mythical high-mindedness and narrative idiosyncrasies. Film-picker Devlin recalls his long-standing love of this oft-overlooked entry into Coppola’s post-Apocalypse Now filmography, as first-time-viewers Patrick and Gali, and fellow fan Matt, dive into this lush, idiosyncratic, angular feature.You can find an exclusive poster design created by Devlin for this feature as a gallery-grade giclee print at his Etsy store, and a standard poster and t-shirts featuring the same design at our Teemill - along with another poster of this episode’s cover sketch.Get in touch with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and if you'd like to submit a request, correct our constant mispronunciations, or have a chat about whatever is on your mind, you can email rewindmoviepodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!