Tag Archives: Comedy

Metropolitan

It’s always a risk for a film to give you too many pointers about how to read it; most people like to work that out for themselves. But I was very charmed by a moment about halfway into Whit Stillman’s 1990 debut Metropolitan – reissued

Keyframe 114 – Post-War Pat’s Big Bag of Letters

With the sad news that Ghibli co-founder and legendary anime director Isao Takahata passed away, we take some time to remember some of his remarkable work. After that it’s time for us to continue our examination of the Winter season in anime, so join us

Intimate Lighting

After their great re-release of Juraj Herz’s ‘The Cremator’ on Blu-Ray late last year, Second Run have kindly followed that up by restoring another fan favourite Czech title – Ivan Passer’s ‘Intimate Lighting’. Like his close friend and collaborator, the late Miloš Forman, Passer is

4-Panel 137 – Morbius, The Eurotrash Vampire

It’s time to get neck deep into comics and manga again, and this week we’ve stolen “borrowed” one of the hosts from another show in the Geek Show’s podcast family. He’s [in] our gaffe now. Unfortunately we recorded this a few days before that movie

Keyframe 113 – 24 Carrots And A Leaf

We had a few technical issues during this episode so we apologise for the audio quality. Girl Power makes a surprising return this week with the announcement that The Spice Girls are getting their very own animated superhero movie. There’s no point looking at us

4-Panel 135 – Banana-Flavoured Iron Fist

It’s often said that it’s not the destination that’s important but the journey itself, which is good news for us as we often wonder how can start with a simple bit of news and wind up somewhere … else. Aside from that it’s time for

The Awful Truth

It is almost inconceivable today that Academy voters would award an Oscar to the director of a light, farcical comedy. But in 1938, not only did Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth get the trophy, it won at the expense of that year’s other McCarey effort,

Keyframe 112 – A Shakespearean Bromance

Spring time is upon us which means we’ve been let out to frolic in the fields! Before that though, there’s the serious business of animation to contend with, and nothing comes more serious than a census. Not the kind that measures population growth, density, divergency,

The Geek Show - S15E17 - Count Dante’s Kung-Fu Flip Flops

S15E17 – Count Dante’s Kung-Fu Flip Flops

Technically we’re a news podcast, although it should be pointed out that “technically” is a powerful word. Join Graham and Rob for another journey through the sometimes strange worlds of science and technology news as they discover oddities like Elon Musk’s latest “Boring” endeavour, getting