118 episodes

A podcast about the films and politics of the 1990s. Exploring the output of a seemingly bottomless decade. Hosted by Aaron & Carlee.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

A podcast about the films and politics of the 1990s. Exploring the output of a seemingly bottomless decade. Hosted by Aaron & Carlee.

    Braveheart feat. Hard Mike

    Braveheart feat. Hard Mike

    Film Twitter personality and fellow Mel Gibson stalwart Hard Mike joins Aaron to discuss Mel's 1995 Best Picture winner 'Braveheart' a sweeping epic about the legendary Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace.

    The fellas discuss the film's extremely loose adherence to historical accuracy, its celebration of 90s neoliberal orthodoxy & the myth of meritocratic ascendancy, and the rewards of exploring the complicated artisitic statements of "bad" people.

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    Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    BONUS: Natural Born Killers (Hit Factory x Nostalgia Trap)

    BONUS: Natural Born Killers (Hit Factory x Nostalgia Trap)

    David Parsons from Nostalgia Trap Podcast joins us for a deep dive on Oliver Stone's maximalist 1994 thriller 'Natural Born Killers' starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis. We discuss the movie's complicated and controversial legacy, how it (sometimes) trancsends its cartoonish pastiche to paint a portrait of American violence and media sensationalism, and how it fits into a broader conversation about problematic and difficult are that is still resonant today.

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    Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Pretty Woman feat. Molly Lambert

    Pretty Woman feat. Molly Lambert

    Molly Lambert, creator of HeidiWorld: The Heidi Fleiss Story, joins us to talk the 1990 romantic comedy 'Pretty Woman'. We discuss the film's origins as a gritty tale of sex and drugs on the streets of Hollywood Boulevard, how the story both confronts and conforms to the sexual politics of the era, and the blinding star power of lead Julia Roberts.

    Later, we discuss Heidi Fleiss, her relationship to Hollywood in the era of Pretty Woman, and the frustrating trend of anti-sex discourse in film and media.

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    Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Drunken Master II *TEASER*

    Drunken Master II *TEASER*

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    • 6 min
    Trainspotting feat. Veronica Phillips

    Trainspotting feat. Veronica Phillips

    Film writer Veronica Phillips joins Aaron to discuss 'Trainspotting' Danny Boyle's restless adaptation of Irvine Welsh's tale of heroin addiction, reluctant camaraderie, and a generation's failure to reject the principles of a post-Thatcher UK.

    We discuss the film's breakout performance from then-relative newcomer Ewan McCregor, explore the distinctly 90s evocation of addiction and its roots, and ponder the question of what makes a "good" drug movie.

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    Our theme song is "Mirror" by Chris Fish.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    The Hunt For Red October *TEASER*

    The Hunt For Red October *TEASER*

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

molecularlionel ,

great show

both hosts are so nice and pleasant. what a nice show this is!

RobpertRaymond ,

Robbie R.

Cannot recommend this podcast enough. If you're at all into film, into the 90s, or into really great cultural and political analysis, you're in for a treat. A+

itsbrooke ,

The 90s are alive in 2020

A hilarious, thought-provoking and surprisingly relevant podcast about 90s movies in 2020... what I never knew I absolutely needed.

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