Just 2 guys tripping over cinema from across the world. Get movie suggestions, find out some interesting trivia and just listen to them ramble about a new movie every episode.
Ep 83: A band called death - USA
Available on Youtube. This documentary is about the extraordinary tale of a punk rock band from the 70s made by 3 brothers that went largely unnoticed until they became a sensation on the internet 35 years later! And this was accurately predicted by the eldest brother who passed away a long time back. Listen to my discussion with Srijith Nambiar on this touching tale.
Ep 82: Tickled - New Zealand
Available on Mubi, this is a documentary about a weird fetish on the deep dark web. A couple of journalists investigate the origins of CET - Competitive Endurance Tickling! But as they dig deeper, the people behind the videos start threatening them. We discuss this intriguing, sinister documentary.
Ep 81: Athena - France
Available on Netflix, this is an incendiary film about an uprising against police brutality by immigrants and a band of brothers caught on different sides. While one is leading the revolt, another is trying to be the mediator and the 3rd is just trying to just make a fast buck by whatever means possible. Will it all all turn out fine? or is it a tragedy? We discuss this explosive Netflix film.
Ep 80: Chhello Show - India
Available on NETFLIX, this is India's official entry for the Academy Awards. Reminiscent of the classic 'Cinema Paradiso', this is about a kid in a small village in Gujarat who gets fascinated by cinema and starts an unlikely friendship with a film projectionist. While he learns more about the art, he realises that the only way he can realise his dreams of making films is to leave his village and family, and travel to the city.
Ep 79: Wood Job - Japan
Available on Youtube, this is fun fish out of the water comedy, about an aimless young man who takes up forestry as a profession. Being a city slicker he finds it difficult to adjust to the life in the village he has to do his internship in, but slowly he becomes a part of the community and starts loving his job. We talk about this breezy comedy.
Ep 78: Decision to Leave - South Korea
Available on Mubi, this is a love story in disguise of a murder mystery, where an experienced detective falls for the wife of a guy who's death he is investigating. Is she the killer and playing him, or is she innocent? We discuss this slow burn of a film and talk about how this is a complete googly from a notoriously gruesome director.