Fuds On Film is a podcast about, and this will shock you, movies. From blockbusters to arthouse, you'll find considered opinions and hot takes on worldwide cinema from three Scotch fuds. Invite us into your ears and we promise to only infrequently disappoint.
Intermission, September 2020
We turn our attention towards I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Beastie Boys Story, Mulan, Ava, and Les Misérables in our latest episode. We've checked, and you are destined to listen in. Why fight it?
Women on Masculinity
An article on the BFI website (well, I say article: it’s more of a list, really) is our inspiration for this episode (well, I say “inspiration”, but “is our episode”, really). The article listed six films that deal with masculinity in some form (occasionally along with chauvinism and patriarchy), but that were made by female directors. And as we’d only seen one of the six (or thought we had), we thought it might be interesting.
We’ll begin in the era of classic film noir, with a film directed by a woman so relatively alone in her field that meetings of the Director’s Guild of America would be brought to order by saying, “welcome gentlemen and Miss Lupino”; move onto a director doing something for the first time in six decades; consider just having to kill a lot of people as a Canadian takes on American materialism; and spend a good chunk of our time in France, where female directors have been more successful at making their mark over the years. And hopefully along the way we’ll find something interesting to say about it all, and with any luck inspire you to check out at least some of the titles.
With a few scheduling issues we're not able to bring you a fresh new podcast in our usual time slot, so to tide you over please accept this selection of our favourite reviews from the fourth year of our podcast. Normal service will be resumed shortly.
Intermission, August 2020 II: The Intermissioning
Have you ever been on a date? Have you ever hosted something? Have you ever seen a colour? If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions then boy, have we got a show for YOU! Buckle up, monkey funsters, because this week we punched apathy right in its stupid face, scraped the bottom of the available barrel, and we found Dating Amber, Host, Blood Quantum, and Color Out of Space.
Now, I don't know if you've noticed, but I've done some research and found out that "the police" are a controversial topic right now that some people are quite upset about. As such I thought we'd take a look at two documentaries that will go some way to explain why people may not think they are being served and protected, with Abel Ferrara's 1992 Bad Lieutenant, and, of all people, Werner Herzog's 2006 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.
Intermission, August 2020
In extraordinary times, extraordinary measures must be taken. Such as watching a bunch of films at random and talking about them earlier in the month that we normally do. Hot takes incoming on Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Greyhound, The Vast of Night, Palm Springs, Radioactive, The Old Guard, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Taste it with your ears at your earliest convenience!