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The Sundae Presents

The Sundae Presents

By The Sundae
Two friends make each other watch films the other hasn't seen. Hosted by Ciara Moloney and Dean Buckley, co-creators of The Sundae.
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It's a Wonderful Life

The Sundae Presents

It's a Wonderful Life
For our first Christmas Spectacular, Ciara helps Dean rid himself of one of his most grievous shames: never having seen It's a Wonderful Life. They talk about its view of capitalism, the brilliance of its final act and whether there's even such a thing as corny. Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: Bosley Crowther's review of It's a Wonderful Life: Too Pop for the Punk Kids: The last time we did a film where someone pretends to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge into a river to trick Jimmy Stewart into jumping in after them:
December 23, 2021
In a shocking twist, Dean shows Ciara a film widely acknowledged as one of the greatest of all time: Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru. They talk about its humour and humanism, Kurosawa's influences and how the main character's son is a complete piece of shit. Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: “Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement” by Every Frame a Painting: Bosley Crowther’s review of Ikiru: Ciara’s article on Michael Collins in Paste: The Rashomon Effect Effect:
December 19, 2021
Welcome to Me
Dean shows Ciara a film released after they met instead of before they were born: the 2014 Kristen Wiig vehicle Welcome to Me. They talk about the positive thinking movement, Wiig’s career arc and why Oprah sucks. Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: Barbara Ehrenreich on positive thinking: Oprah’s long history with junk science: Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar speech: Ben Affleck’s The Town:
November 21, 2021
The Evil Dead / Evil Dead II
For our first Halloween Spooktacular, Ciara shows Dean a Sam Raimi double bill: The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II. They talk about the genius of Bruce Campbell, innovation born from ignorance, and all the different kinds of goo. Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: "Why Would You Need To Guard A Dead Man Stuck In A Two-Foot Refrigerator?" by Ciara in Bright Wall/Dark Room: You Should Watch Vic Reeves Big Night Out:
October 24, 2021
Dog Day Afternoon
Ciara makes Dean watch one of her actual favourite films, Dog Day Afternoon. They talk about sexuality and gender, optimism and the Attica prison massacre. Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: "The Boys in the Bank" by P. F. Kluge and Thomas Moore: Radical Empathy and the Prison-Industrial Complex:
September 26, 2021
Way Down East
Dean shows Ciara D.W. Griffith’s 1920 silent melodrama Way Down East. They talk about its weird Christian feminism, silent film acting and sleepy kitties. Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: “The Grace of Keanu Reeves” by Angelica Jade Bastién: You Should Watch Charlie Chaplin: Way Down East on YouTube:
August 29, 2021
Good Will Hunting
Ciara makes Dean watch Good Will Hunting for the first time. They talk about class, toilet humour, and whether Ben Affleck is a good actor.  Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: Cancelled Too Soon: Mindhunter: My First Vulnerability is the Last Thing You’ll See: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Win Original Screenplay (feat. Jack Lemmon wildin' out): Ben Affleck getting unmatched on a dating app:
August 01, 2021
Speed Racer
Dean shows Ciara his favourite film released in his lifetime: the Wachowski Sisters’ 2008 children’s action blockbuster Speed Racer. They talk about digital effects, sensory overload and whether blockbusters can be anti-capitalist. Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: “In Defense of Disco” by Richard Dyer: In Speed Racer’s fossil-fuel-free future, speed is freedom: An entire episode of Lazy Town: Chapo Trap House's Avatar episode: Speed Racer Is Not an Art Film:
July 04, 2021
Ciara makes Dean watch only his third Alfred Hitchcock film, the 1958 classic Vertigo. They talk about cops, pretty colours, and Dean's aversion to films made between 1934 and 1967.  Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: The Hays Code: A bunch of dolly zooms, including Vertigo and Jaws: Socially Awkward Penguin: James F. Maxfield and Vertigo as An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge:
May 30, 2021
Wings of Desire
Dean makes Ciara watch the Wim Wenders movie Wings of Desire for the first time. They talk about war, peace, and Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: Wim Wenders interview: Sundae Film Awards 2021:
May 02, 2021
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
In the inaugural episode of The Sundae Presents, Ciara makes Dean watch the Steven Spielberg classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the first time. They talk about drunken empathy, Jesus parallels, and penis breath.  Visit The Sundae: Follow us on Twitter: Spielberg talking about the special edition: Is Stranger Things a personal tribute to Hitler?
April 04, 2021