44 episodes

A weekly show about bringing attention to forgotten and orphaned movies where a bunch of like-minded individuals dive head first into the septic tank of cinema in search for disregarded masterpieces.

A CLAPPER production.

Uncut Gems Podcast Jakub Flasz

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A weekly show about bringing attention to forgotten and orphaned movies where a bunch of like-minded individuals dive head first into the septic tank of cinema in search for disregarded masterpieces.

A CLAPPER production.

    Episode 44 - Johnny Mnemonic

    Episode 44 - Johnny Mnemonic

    In this episode of the show, we are discussing the 1995 cult classic Johnny Mnemonic. Over the course of our conversation we dig deep into William Gibson's source material and how it relates to what's on the screen, the film's eerie prescience which may or may not include references to the ongoing pandemic, we share a few laughs at the expense of Ice-T, Dolph Lundgren and Udo Kier and - naturally - call into question Keanu Reeves' acting range. That's all in addition to simultaneously admiring and critiquing the film's strange aesthetic and its ambition to become a cerebral blockbuster that would cement Reeves as a bona fide action star of the 90s.

    Tune in and enjoy!

    Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows

    Intro: Infraction - Cassette

    Outro: Infraction - Daydream

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    • 2 hr 9 min
    Episode 43 - Hackers

    Episode 43 - Hackers

    In this episode of the show, we are doing our level best to hack the planet together with the scruffy (or maybe somewhat futuristically over-dressed) protagonists of the 1995 cult classic Hackers. Over the course of our wild and sprawling discussion we comment on the film's production design, its overall aesthetic and the aforementioned spandex-heavy fashion, talk about the idea of visualizing the concept of hacking using completely unrealistic means, the swaths of comedy embedded within the movie, its cultural footprint and much more. We even postulate that maybe it was a bit ahead of its time in many ways and the audiences were simply not ready for it at the time... just as they were not ready to handle Matthew Lillard's insanely contagious on-screen energy!

    Tune in and enjoy!

    Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Hillary White

    Intro: Infraction - Cassette

    Outro: Infraction - Daydream

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 42 - Jupiter Ascending

    Episode 42 - Jupiter Ascending

    In this episode of the show, we are diving deep into our new "Circling The Matrix" series by discussing one of the more recent outings directed by the Wachowskis, namely Jupiter Ascending. Over the course of our conversation, we attempt to figure out why this movie was received negatively upon its initial release, argue over whether its world-building and exposition-heavy writing is an acquired taste or if it is a fundamental detriment to the enjoyment of the movie, comment upon the film's attempt to mesh classical fairy tales with the language of space opera and - among many other things - we spare no expense critiquing Eddie Redmayne's god-awful performance as the story's foremost villain with a hoarse throat. 

    Tune in and enjoy!

    Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp

    Intro: Infraction - Cassette

    Outro: Infraction - Daydream

    The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production

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    • 3 hr 26 min
    Episode 41 - Blackhat

    Episode 41 - Blackhat

    In this episode of the show, we are moving on from the spooky season vibes and slowly begin are new episode series casually titled "Circling The Matrix" where - in anticipation of Matrix Resurrections hitting the cinemas this Christmas - we will devote a handful of episodes to movies one way or another connected to The Matrix. Thus, we gently dipping our toes in the world of hackers by discussing Michael Mann's Blackhat, a 2015 thriller that aimed to ensnare the audiences with Mann's signature tactile realism used to bring the threat of cyber-terrorism to the big screens. Over the course of our lengthy discussion among other things we are trying to understand why this movie failed at the box office, identify its many conceptual flaws, discuss whether Mann's subsequent director's cut addressed any of those shortcomings, argue over casting choices and suggest that maybe hacking is just too difficult to faithfully depict on the screen without sacrificing something in return. 

    Tune in and enjoy!

    Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Jak-Luke Sharp, Carson Timar & Randy Burrows

    Intro: Infraction - Cassette

    Outro: Infraction - Daydream

    The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production

    Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod)

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    • 3 hr 22 min
    Episode 40 - Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween 2

    Episode 40 - Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween 2

    In this episode of the show, to somehow mark the 31st of October, we take aim at Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween 2, most likely two of the most controversial entries in the long-running Halloween film franchise. As we sank our teeth into these movies, which in and of themselves are unsettling to watch, we came to a realization that the conversation surrounding these movies ain't easy either. Therefore, we ended up talking not only about whether it is appropriate to humanize Michael Myers and focus the movie around him as though he was the protagonist, but we also came to question Rob Zombie's directorial style as a whole, the place of exploitation cinema in the current zeitgeist, Zombie's gratuitous use of onscreen violence and more. We also spent quite a while taking apart Zombie's 2009 sequel, its relationship to the series at large, the potent social commentary found beneath the narrative and a whole manner of other things as well.

    Be warned, the conversation in this episode contains commentary about violence and sexual violence found in the discussed films, which some listeners may find upsetting. Listener discretion is advised. 

    Tune in and enjoy!

    Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso, Jak-Luke Sharp, Carson Timar & Maxance Vincent

    Intro: Infraction - Cassette 

    Outro: Infraction - Daydream

    The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production

    Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod)

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    • 3 hr 46 min
    Episode 39 - Prince of Darkness

    Episode 39 - Prince of Darkness

    In this episode of the show we are revisiting one of the most overlooked movies written and directed by John Carpenter, namely Prince of Darkness. Over the course of our discussion we gush over the craftsmanship of the film, its inventiveness, the overall mood and tone that sets it apart from not only movies of its time but even cinema as a whole and - naturally - delve deep into the thematics underpinning the movie, which is the grinding interface between science and religion. We might also, with our tongues pressed into our cheeks, postulate that Prince of Darkness and Christopher Nolan's Tenet might have more in common than meets the eye. 

    Tune in and enjoy!

    Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Kevin Whyte & Randy Burrows

    Intro: Infraction - Cassette
    Outro: Infraction - Daydream

    The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production

    Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod)

    Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com

    Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!

    • 2 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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DanieKDuke ,

True Cinephiles

If you’re looking for a deep dive into your favorite overlooked movies Uncut Gems is for you. The hosts are very knowledgeable and give insight into the movie making process. Definitely worth a listen.

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