And Richard and Greg have discovered that they actually do have an audience – so Season 2 opens with a By Request episode.
Christian, Kathleen and Marita are regular listeners who each nominated a favourite film to be reviewed.
(Our reviewers try not to take it personally that the first of these is “The Odd Couple”)
The Odd Couple (1968) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-02-01-odd
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-02-01-picnic
Sunset Boulevard (1950) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-02-01-sunset
Richard and Greg round off Season 1 with this episode punningly entitled “ODE to Cinema” – but you’ll have to listen to find out why…
This was meant to be a lovefest for these cinematic treasures. But it’s not all smooth sailing when Greg encounters the concept of a Director’s Cut.
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-10-cairo
Cinema Paradiso (1988) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-10-paradiso
Hugo (2011) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-10-hugo
Richard and Greg move on from their inner children – to unleash their Guy sides.
Action movies a-plenty from the late 20th Century (and Richard sees his first James Bond film from the pre-Daniel Craig era).
Cliffhanger (1993) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-09-cliff
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-09-spy
Die Hard (1988) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-09-hard
Richard and Greg tap into their not-so-inner children as they review one old and two modern classic family movies.
Prepare yourselves for a shock as they turn their attention to a film that was in cinemas only a year ago!
The Incredibles (2004) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-08-incredibles
Old Yeller (1957) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-08-yeller
Paddington (2014) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-08-paddington
In the spirit of the 2015 LA Femme Film Festival, Richard and Greg celebrate, support (and occasionally critique) three films directed by women.
You can read more about the Festival at www.lafemme.org
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-07-zero
The Kids Are All Right (2010) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-07-kids
Bride and Prejudice (2004) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-07-bride
Richard and Greg have a Big Night In. They watch three films with “big” in the title and go for a big finish. Which is mighty big of them.
The Big Chill (1983) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-06-chill
The Big Lebowski (1998) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-06-lebowski
Big Fish (2003) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-06-fish
Richard takes Greg right back to a silent classic. They then review two films about multiple perspectives – or is that two perspectives on multiple films?
Modern Times (1936) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-05-modern
Lantana (2001) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-05-lantana
Rashomon (1950) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-05-rashomon
Once Greg gets past his shock that ANYONE over the age of 30 could NOT have seen “The Sound of Music”, he and Richard review three apparently unrelated films.
Only to discover that there’s an accidental theme linking them all…
Cabaret (1972) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-04-cabaret
The Sound of Music (1965) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-04-music
Dr Strangelove (1964) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-04-strangelove
From the gritty realism of post-war Rome to a light caper film set in Paris.
And something halfway between – a grim Orwellian dystopia which our hero seeks to escape through Pythonesque flights of fancy.
Brazil (1985) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-03-brazil
Bicycle Thieves (1948) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-03-bicycle
Charade (1963) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-03-charade
Because everyone has to do a Christmas Special.
Richard and Greg each provide their seasonal Christmas film for the other’s premiere viewing – respectfully and with due consideration of feelings (perhaps). And then Richard has his first experience of a bona fide Christmas classic.
Scrooged (1988) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-xmas-scrooged
Bad Santa (2003) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-xmas-santa
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-01-xmas-wonder