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Uncut Gems Podcast

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A weekly show about bringing attention to forgotten and orphaned movies where a bunch of like-minded individuals dive head first into the septic tank of cinema in search for disregarded masterpieces.

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Episode 97 - Deepstar Six
Episode 97 - Deepstar Six
In this episode of the show we are diving into the depths of underwater cinema as we are launching a miniseries on thrillers set against the backdrop of oceanic expanses. And we are starting off with Deepstar Six. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the film's obvious connection to Alien and Aliens, how its lived-in sets aid in audience immersion, the importance of designing a memorable creature, Miguel Ferrer as the MVP of the film and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:49:48
December 02, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 12 - Inland Empire (teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 12 - Inland Empire (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the twelfth episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch. In this episode of our 2022 David Lynch Marathon we are diving head first down the rabbit hole of David Lynch's nightmarish thoughtscape as we talk about Inland Empire. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about Lynch's newfound fascination with digital filmmaking, taking complete control over his process, shooting in Poland, whether the movie is an epilogue to his career and whether it is perhaps too impenetrable and personal to be interrogated by an unprepared viewer. Tune in and enjoy! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to ALL of our exclusive podcasts, such as bonus tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
15:43
November 30, 2022
Episode 96 - Toy Soldiers
Episode 96 - Toy Soldiers
In this episode of the show we are joined once again by our good buddy Jackson Boren to talk about Toy Soldiers!!! Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about why we think this movie has disappeared from the popular consciousness despite being engineered to resonate with young adults, the short-lived directorial career of Daniel Petrie Jr., the romantic allure of the 80s and 90s villains, practical effects, squibs and military hardware, Sean Astin's Samwise Gamgee energy, the importance of having a switched-on henchman and much more!  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Featuring: Jackson Boren (@JacksonBoren) Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production 
02:53:38
November 25, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 13 - Dead Poets Society (teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 13 - Dead Poets Society (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. In this episode of our Bonus Tie-in series we are talking about Dead Poets Society in connection to our upcoming show on Toy Soldiers. Join us as together with a very special guest we decode the poetry between the lines of this movie, marvel at Robin Williams' singular acting chops, attempt to re-evaluate Mr Perry's parenting skills, wonder if it isn't too dangerous to open teenage minds too much and whether this 30-year-old movie can speak to younger audiences today. Tune in and enjoy! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Featuring: Campbell Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
15:04
November 23, 2022
Episode 95 - Man of Tai Chi
Episode 95 - Man of Tai Chi
In this episode of the show we are continuing our double bill of actors-turned-directors doing a martial arts film with Keanu Reeves' Man of Tai Chi. Joined by our good buddy Jak we wonder what pushed Keanu Reeves to step behind the camera and why he never returned to do another movie. You will also hear us talk about the influences behind the movie, the Wachowski factor, whether the movie is too complex for its own good or if it is perfect the way it is, if it functions as a martial arts Truman Show, and most importantly we ask if Keanu Reeves' direction makes martial artists look cool.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Featuring: Jak-Luke Sharp (@JakLukeSharp) Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
03:02:14
November 18, 2022
Episode 94 - The Quest
Episode 94 - The Quest
In this episode of the show we are talking about the JCVD-directed The Quest! Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about JCVD as a filmmaker, his feud with Steven Seagal, splits or lack thereof, the movie as a best-of reel of JCVD's career and a summation of his favourite movies, James Remar explaining what's happening on the screen, Roger Moore as a pirate and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:51:40
November 11, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 12 - Enter The Dragon (Teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 12 - Enter The Dragon (Teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. This month we are tying our bonus discussion to the upcoming duet of episodes on martial arts movies and one cannot talk about karate chops and weird tournaments in secluded locations without mentioning Enter The Dragon. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about our history with Bruce Lee (or lack thereof), the movie as a James Bond knock-off, Bruce Lee's legendary stature as an inspiration for youngsters to practice kicks and make shuriken in shop class, the iconic final set piece of the movie, emotional content and much, much more! Tune in and enjoy! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
15:38
November 09, 2022
Episode 93 - Suspiria 2018
Episode 93 - Suspiria 2018
In this episode of the show together with our special guest Rafael Felix we are exploring the thematic landscape hiding beneath Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us wonder whether the political context of the film is needed at all, if it is easy to spot Tilda Swinton in an old man make-up, and how this movie relates to Dario Argento's original. We also talk about motherhood, slow-cooked horror, what it means to be a witch, biblical allegories, the power of love and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Featuring: Rafael Felix (@rjrfelix) Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:58:01
November 04, 2022
Episode 92 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Episode 92 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
In this episode of the show we are joined by our good buddy Jak to talk about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the movie's wildly singular energy, how it detaches itself from the iconic predecessor with its tone and approach to violence, the various connotations suggesting it attempts to be a comedy and how Rob Zombie must be in love with this movie! We also wonder how it must have been for Dennis Hopper to star in this movie, if Caroline Williams is Jamie Lee Curtis you can afford, and the notion of putting up Christmas lights in your cannibal lair to make it a bit more homely. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Featuring: Jak-Luke Sharp (@JakLukeSharp)  Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:31:52
October 28, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 11 - Mulholland Drive (Teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 11 - Mulholland Drive (Teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the eleventh episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch. In this episode of our 2022 David Lynch Marathon we are wallowing in our nightmares as we attempt to unpack the horror of Mulholland Drive. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the film's status as one of the most important movies ever made, connections to Lynch's wider body of work, the allure of Naomi Watts, Angelo Badalamenti's table manners and much more! Tune in and enjoy! THE FULL VERSION OF THIS EPISODE IS AVAILABLE TO LISTEN FOR FREE ON OUR PATREON UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER 2022!!! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to ALL of our exclusive podcasts, such as bonus tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Featuring: Orrin Luc (@BadFilmTakes1) of Jump Crouch Podcast (@TheJumpCrouch) Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
15:45
October 26, 2022
Episode 91 - Nothing But Trouble
Episode 91 - Nothing But Trouble
In this episode of the show we are joined by our good buddy Kyle to talk about the infamous Nothing But Trouble, a movie that quite literally broke Dan Aykroyd's career. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us try to decide if it is more a comedy or a horror, how it connects to the popculture at large, and how it was perhaps ahead of its time in terms of its comedic sensibilities. We also wonder how little oversight there was on set, how Demi Moore must have felt a bit out of her depth in this scenario, how Chevy Chase's allure may be an acquired taste and how John Candy's everyman energy may or may not be the film's saving grace.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Featuring: Kyle Krieghbaum (@KyleKrieghbaum) of Kyle & Jordan's Cinema Shakedown (@CinemaShakedown) Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:48:12
October 21, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 11 - Suspiria (Teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 11 - Suspiria (Teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. The second bonus tie-in of this month is dedicated to Dario Argento's Suspiria in connection to our upcoming episode on Luca Guadagnino's notorious remake over on the main show. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the disconnect between the film's popularity abroad and in Italy, whether it functions as an extension of giallo, a fable or something else, and if it has enough meat on the bone to satisfy the desires of a seasoned genre aficionado. You will also hear us opine on Udo Kier's charm (again), weird James Bond connotations and Jessica Harper's convenient sleepiness. Tune in and enjoy! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Randy Burrows & Nicolò Grasso Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
14:38
October 19, 2022
Episode 90 - Flesh For Frankenstein and Blood For Dracula
Episode 90 - Flesh For Frankenstein and Blood For Dracula
CONTENT WARNING! This episode contains a conversation about two graphic exploitation movies full of violence, sexual violence and other depravity, and the conversation does not stray away from these subjects. Listener discretion is advised.  In this episode of the show we are joined by our good buddies Kevin and Erin, hosts of The Podcast That Wouldn't Die, to talk about two movies directed by Paul Morrisey and starring Udo Kier, Flesh For Frankenstein and Blood For Dracula. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us wonder whether these folks knew how to make movies, whether they aimed to take inspiration from softcore pornography and whether anyone should pay attention to any and all social commentary embedded within their narratives. We also take stock of Udo Kier's career, wonder why Joe Dallesandro had one to begin with, marvel at the gross-out violence on display and even postulate that a certain Monty Python movie may have ripped off the iconic ending of Blood For Dracula. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Featuring: Kevin and Erin from The Podcast That Wouldn't Die (@TPodcastTWDie and @QueenErin) Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:39:31
October 14, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 10 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 10 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. This month we are tying our bonus episode to the upcoming Halloween when we will talk about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 as well as Nothing But Trouble. Therefore, we thought it was high time we discussed Tobe Hooper's classic that redefined the genre of horror for decades to come. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the sub-textual horror of this movie, its immense cultural footprint, Gunnar Hansen's dirty costume, Ed Gein's Sunday hobbies and the dangers of running with a chainsaw! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
15:43
October 12, 2022
Episode 89 - Out of Sight
Episode 89 - Out of Sight
In this episode of the show we are taking on Out of Sight, a Steven Soderbergh vehicle starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez adapted from an Elmore Leonard novel of the same name. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the 90s Indie Revival getting some Hollywood polish, George Clooney's boyish charm, the American Dream and its romantic relationship with outlaws, Don Cheadle's accent and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:34:47
October 07, 2022
Episode 88 - 52 Pick-Up
Episode 88 - 52 Pick-Up
In this episode of the show we are talking about 52 Pick-Up, a John Frankenheimer-directed adaptation of Elmore Leonard's pulpy neo-noir starring Roy Scheider. Joined by a very special guest Sarah Buddery, we explore the sleazy underworld of Leonard's prose, we marvel at Roy Scheider's acting range and John Frankenheimer directorial immediacy, comment on the troublesome treatment of female characters, wonder whether Hardcore and Taxi Driver exist in the same universe with this movie and how 52 Pick-Up was perhaps doomed to become a cult film stuck between two eras in genre filmmaking.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Featuring: Sarah Buddery (Let's Jaws For a Minute Podcast) Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:31:22
September 30, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 10 - The Straight Story (teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 10 - The Straight Story (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the tenth episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch. In this episode of our 2022 David Lynch Marathon we are powering up our lawnmowers and ploughing through the fields of reflection and emotional depth as we talk about The Straight Story. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us wax poetic about Richard Farnsworth's portrayal of Alvin Straight, David Lynch's connection to small town USA, men's mental health, Wizard of Oz, Lynch's Cinematic Universe and much more! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to ALL of our exclusive podcasts, such as bonus tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
15:26
September 28, 2022
Episode 87 - The River Wild
Episode 87 - The River Wild
In this episode of the show we are talking about the 1994 adventure thriller The River Wild starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon and David Strathairn. Joined by a special guest, Jackson Boren, we talked about Meryl Streep as an underrated female action hero, Kevin Bacon ambiguous energy, the intricacy of the screenwriting laying out its exposition, the movie encapsulating a breadth of marriage therapy notes, nature as a villain and much, much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Featuring: Jackson Boren Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
03:13:58
September 23, 2022
Retrospective 08 - Blood Simple, Miller's Crossing, The Man Who Wasn't There
Retrospective 08 - Blood Simple, Miller's Crossing, The Man Who Wasn't There
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Retrospectives, a monthly series where we pick a handful of movies tied around a specific theme, a filmmaker or an actor and have an honest chat about them. This month we are tying our retrospective to our September mini-collaboration with Death by Adaptation Podcast where we'll be talking about a bunch of Elmore Leonard adaptations, most of which fall into the sub-genre of neo-noir. Therefore, we thought it would be cool to talk about three other modern neo-noir films and it just so happens that The Coen Brothers have been frequently revisiting this genre themselves. We chose Blood Simple, Miller's Crossing and The Man Who Wasn't There and we spent a good few hours discussing The Coens' visual penchant for fetishizing settings and eras, arguing if Miller's Crossing is a perfect story or if it's perhaps bloated with plot, and wondering if The Man Who Wasn't There may have been a bit too self-indulgent for its own good. Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
15:12
September 21, 2022
Episode 86 - The Gambler
Episode 86 - The Gambler
In this episode of the show we are continuing our little impromptu James Caan commemoration special - in addition to last week's Freebie and the Bean - by talking about another 1974 movie he starred in, The Gambler.  Over the course of our chat you will hear us talk about The New Hollywood making a mark on cinema, Axel Freed as an idle rich kid seeking thrills, Burt Young's casual destructive capabilities, listening to the radio in the cinema, and much more!  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:48:27
September 16, 2022
Episode 85 - Freebie and the Bean
Episode 85 - Freebie and the Bean
In this episode of the show we are remembering James Caan, who recently passed away, by talking about one of his least talked about starring roles, the 1974 Freebie and the Bean. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the chemistry between Alan Arkin and James Caan, Richard Rush's particular directorial flair, the genesis of a buddy cop movie, what Roger Ebert termed a 'wunza movie' and much more!  This episode is released in collaboration with Classics at City Cinema, with whom Randy will be co-hosting a screening of Freebie and the Bean on 9th September 2022 in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada! If you live in the area, head over there, watch this movie on the big screen and get a chance to win some Uncut Gems swag! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:06:37
September 09, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 09 - Hombre (teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 09 - Hombre (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. This month we are tying our bonus episode to the upcoming double bill on Elmore Leonard adaptations which will take place on our main show in collaboration with Death By Adaptation Podcast. As such, we decided to review the first Elmore Leonard adaptation, Martin Ritt's Hombre. Join us and listen as we wonder if this is indeed a revisionist western, marvel at Paul Newman's effortless bravado, and try to figure out what this movie is missing to truly take flight. Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
13:14
September 07, 2022
Episode 84 - Paycheck
Episode 84 - Paycheck
In this episode of the show we are tying a bow on the A-Woo-Gust series by talking about the last film John Woo made in Hollywood, namely Paycheck. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about Ben Affleck as a leading man, Paycheck as a Hitchcockian thriller, a decade of adapting Philip K. Dick, the long-extinct mid-budget genre counter-programming, Aaron Eckhart as an underwhelming villain and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:57:02
September 02, 2022
Episode 83 - Windtalkers
Episode 83 - Windtalkers
In this episode of the show A-Woo-Gust carries on with John Woo's WWII drama Windtalkers! Joined by a special guest, Darryl Edge of the Cage/Rage Podcast, we embarked on a journey to find beauty in the muddy trenches of Saipan. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us wonder whether Woo glorifies or condemns the war, talk about Nic Cage as a brooding veteran tasked with the impossible, the allure of practical pyrotechnics, Oscar-baity sanitized portrayals of racism and much more. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Darryl Edge (Cage/Rage Podcast) Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:15:58
August 26, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 09 - Lost Highway (teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 09 - Lost Highway (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the ninth episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch. In this episode of our David Lynch Marathon, we are getting lost in the symbolism of Lost Highway, talk about the abundant noir iconography, listening to new jazz as a controversial pastime, the dread of personalized darkness through Peter Deming's lens and much more! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to ALL of our exclusive podcasts, such as bonus tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
14:15
August 24, 2022
Legacy Retrospective - Remembering Tony Scott (teaser)
Legacy Retrospective - Remembering Tony Scott (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of an older recording of ours we made for Clapper's old Patreon account in August 2021 to commemorate the anniversary of Tony Scott's untimely passing. We are now making it available for our patrons so head over there to listen to the whole recording and join us as we talk about Tony Scott's movies (Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide, True Romance and Domino) and celebrate the memory of the true uncut gem of cinema.  Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
14:02
August 20, 2022
Episode 82 - Face/Off
Episode 82 - Face/Off
In this episode of the show we are taking A-Woo-Gust into overdrive as we are talking Face/Off, John Woo's wild and unhinged take on Freaky Friday with doves, Mexican stand-offs and planes crashed into hangars well before Christopher Nolan arrived at the scene. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the allegories embedded in the film, the duality of men, practical stunts in Hollywood, Michael Bay as a John Woo disciple, Nicolas Cage as meme material and much, much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:19:05
August 19, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 08 - Hard Boiled (teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 08 - Hard Boiled (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. This month we are tying into the A-Woo-Gust series on our regular show by tackling arguable the biggest success in John Woo's career and the movie which paved the way for his arrival in Hollywood - Hard Boiled. Over the course of our chat you will hear us talk about Woo's approach to violence, whether it is a personal movie in any respect, the unhinged magic of Hong Kong cinema, the idea of remaking this movie in Hollywood and whether it would look any good and much, much more! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
14:44
August 17, 2022
Episode 81 - Broken Arrow
Episode 81 - Broken Arrow
A-Woo-Gust, a month-long series of episodes where we will talk about John Woo and the movies he made in Hollywood, continues in this week's episode! We are talking about the 1996 Broken Arrow! Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about Travolta's brief stint at the top of the food chain, the importance of hooks in a blockbuster narrative, doves and lack thereof, spaghetti westerns, Travolta's thermonuclear peepee and more!  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Featuring: Cordero Meznarich Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:00:57
August 12, 2022
Retrospective 07 - Maximum Risk, Double Team, Knock Off (teaser)
Retrospective 07 - Maximum Risk, Double Team, Knock Off (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Retrospectives, a monthly series where we pick a handful of movies tied around a specific theme, a filmmaker or an actor and have an honest chat about them. This month we are tying our retrospective to the A-Woo-Gust series currently ongoing on our regular show, where we devoted the month of August to talk about John Woo's Hollywood movies. In here, we decided to round up three movies starring Jean-Claude Van Damme directed by Hong Kong filmmakers. Thus, we chose Maximum Risk, Double Team and Knock Off. Over the course of this conversation you will hear us dive deep into JCVD's career, transplanting Hong Kong cinema into Hollywood, the allure of Rob Schneider, the post-Space Jam era of hiring high profile athletes to star in action movies and more! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
14:57
August 10, 2022
Episode 80 - Hard Target
Episode 80 - Hard Target
In this episode of the show we are launching A-Woo-Gust, a month-long series of episodes where we will talk about John Woo and the movies he made in Hollywood! We are starting with the iconic Hard Target starring the iconic JCVD and his iconic greasy mullet! Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about Hong Kong cinema, spaghetti westerns, Lance Henriksen on fire, JCVD as a detective, punching snakes, surfing on bikes, roundhouse kicks, dismantling grenades and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Featuring: Kevin and Erin from The Podcast That Wouldn't Die (@TPodcastTWDie and @QueenErin) Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:15:43
August 05, 2022
Episode 79 - Deep Impact
Episode 79 - Deep Impact
In this episode of the show we are going on a mission into space to stop a comet from hitting our planet... while following a paranoid conspiracy thriller... and watching Elijah Wood get married way too young. That is we are talking Deep Impact, a Mimi Leder-directed less talked about competitor to the 1998 Armageddon! Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about injecting drama into disaster movies, injecting disasters into dramas, the idea of stretching the narrative too thin, Bobby Duvall as an absolute scene-stealer and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:55:56
July 29, 2022
Episode 78 - Jaws Sequels and Orca
Episode 78 - Jaws Sequels and Orca
In this behemoth of a show we are putting a bow on our Animal Attack Summer series by talking about not one, not two, not three, but four movies, including ALL Jaws sequels (Jaws 2, Jaws 3-D, and Jaws: The Revenge) as well as one of the earliest and most direct ripoffs of the 1975 classic, the 1977 Orca - The Killer Whale. Joined by a special guest MJ Smith, host of Let's Jaws For a Minute podcast, we talked about the legacy of Jaws, the pitfalls of pandering to the original, the ridiculousness of the 3D gimmick, roaring sharks, an orca John Wick, and much more!  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Featuring: MJ Smith (Let's Jaws For a Minute) Bonus: At the end of the episode you will find a special dispatch from the road our good buddy Jak-Luke Sharp recorded in lieu of appearing on the podcast, as he ended up stuck in traffic for countless hours and could not be there with us to discuss those movies.  Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
03:38:08
July 22, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 07 - Godzilla (teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 07 - Godzilla (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. This month we chose to tie into the regular show in a bit of an unconventional way, as we decided to talk about the original 1954 Godzilla, a seminal kaiju movie which is both an animal attack creature feature and a disaster film, which connects all movies we discuss this month. Over the course of our sombre and serious conversation you will hear us talk about the morality of Godzilla as a cautionary tale and a post-WWII lament, the circular irony of its themes, the importance of localizing a big picture narrative, iconic special effects and much more! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
15:44
July 20, 2022
Episode 77 - Piranha and Piranha 2
Episode 77 - Piranha and Piranha 2
Animal Attack Summer continues as we talk about the 1978 Piranha and the 1982 Piranha 2: The Spawning. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the arcane art of ripping off Jaws, the idea of throwing the kitchen sink at a movie, Joe Dante making an exploitation film, James Cameron's woes directing (or not) Piranha 2, the inferiority of large amounts of small fish in comparison with one large fish, the camp of Italian filmmaking and much, much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Featuring: Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:42:26
July 15, 2022
Episode 76 - Alligator and Lake Placid
Episode 76 - Alligator and Lake Placid
In this episode of the show we are continuing Animal Attack Summer and we talk reptiles. This week we are discussing the 1980 Alligator and the 1999 Lake Placid. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us opine on the legacy of Jaws yet again, the Corman-adjacent filmmakers carrying the animal attack torch, the pitfalls of corporate villains, Robert Forster as a Bullitt wannabe, Bridget Fonda's potty mouth, Betty White's potty mouth, Oliver Platt's potty mouth, Brendan Gleeson's creepy pick-up lines and that croc that - as tradition requires - would not work half the time. Join us and get ready to croc and roll! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:36:19
July 08, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 08 - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 08 - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the sixth episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch. In this episode of our David Lynch Marathon, we are expanding our conversation on Twin Peaks by talking about Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, a feature prequel to the show recounting the final days of Laura Palmer... among other things. Joined by a wonderful guest Joel Bocko (of lostinthemovies.com) we traverse the universe of Twin Peaks, discuss the horror of trauma and abuse hiding beneath the story, opine over the film's connection to the show, the lore it sets up for the future and the multitude of interpretations it invites. Head over to our Patreon to listen to the full version of this episode where it is AVAILABLE TO LISTEN FOR FREE until end of August 2022!!!  Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to ALL of our exclusive podcasts, such as bonus tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Featuring: Joel bocko (lostinthemovies.com) Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
14:57
July 06, 2022
Episode 75 - Anaconda and Lake Placid vs Anaconda
Episode 75 - Anaconda and Lake Placid vs Anaconda
In this episode of the show we are launching our brand new four-episode series titled Animal Attack Summer where each week we will talk about at least two movies about dangerous animals squaring off against unsuspecting people! This week we are talking about snakes (and a little bit about crocodiles) as we are taking on the 1997 Anaconda together with the fifth sequel in this franchise, a crossover with the Lake Placid series, a made-for-Syfy Lake Placid vs Anaconda. Over the course of our discussion you will hear us talk about Jon Voight's accent, the legacy of Jaws making its way into the 90s, J-Lo's budding acting career, the notion of so-bad-it's-good filmmaking, half-nude women screaming in a forest, Robert Englund's late-career stints and much more!  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:42:42
July 01, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 07 - Twin Peaks Season 2 (teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 07 - Twin Peaks Season 2 (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the sixth episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch and in June we are taking on the original run of Twin Peaks. In this episode of our David Lynch Marathon, we are continuing the conversation about Twin Peaks by diving head first into Season 2 of this show. Over the course of our chat you will hear us argue whether the show jumped the shark after the mystery of Laura Palmer's death was revealed, which of the myriad tangential subplots we like the most (or dislike the least), what we think about Windom Earle and whether the show took a wrong turn when David Lynch got busy doing other things. Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
16:03
June 29, 2022
Episode 74 - Judgment Night
Episode 74 - Judgment Night
In this episode of the show we are joined by a fellow kindred spirit Jackson Boren to talk about Judgment Night! Over the course of our long and sprawling conversation you will hear us talk about genre filmmaking in the 90s, Stephen Hopkins as an overlooked genre director of that era, Alan Silvestri borrowing from himself, the famous crossover soundtrack, the idea of making an ensemble piece in the era of an action star and much, much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows Featuring: Jackson Boren Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:37:34
June 24, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 06 - Twin Peaks Season 1 (Teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 06 - Twin Peaks Season 1 (Teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the sixth episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch and in June we are taking on the original run of Twin Peaks. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about our history with Twin Peaks, the tapestry of quirky characters making up the cast of the show, Lynch's return to the dark side of suburbia, and much more!  Stay tuned for next week where the discussion will continue with the second season of Twin Peaks. And also look out for our July instalment where we'll devote an entire episode to Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me!  Tune in and enjoy! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
13:10
June 22, 2022
Legacy Retrospective - Circling The Matrix (Ghost in the Shell, Existenz, Dark City, The Thirteenth Floor)
Legacy Retrospective - Circling The Matrix (Ghost in the Shell, Existenz, Dark City, The Thirteenth Floor)
Here's a short teaser of an older recording of ours we made for Clapper's old Patreon account way back in 2021, where we no longer post any new content. Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to give this podcast a new home, where it is available to listen for FREE! We talked about four films tied inextricably to The Matrix, i.e. Ghost in the Shell, Dark City, Existenz and The Thirteenth Floor as an added bonus to our then-ongoing series of episodes on the main show. Have a peek here and head over to our Patreon to listen to this conversation and, of course, subscribe for more podcasts and support our passion for movies!  THIS EPISODE IS AVAILABLE TO LISTEN FOR FREE ON OUR PATREON!!! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)!!!!!!! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
12:05
June 20, 2022
Episode 73 - House of the Dead and Postal
Episode 73 - House of the Dead and Postal
In this episode of the show we are joined by our good buddy Ewan Gleadow to talk about not one but two movies directed by Uwe Boll: House of the Dead and Postal. Over the course of our wild and totally unhinged conversation you will hear us talk about the vagaries of adapting video games, Uwe Boll's directorial ego and his ability to convince high-flying names to star in his movies, his sense of comedy, whether it is pushing the envelope and if so if it is pushing the envelope down the stairs and much more! Also, if you listen closely you will hear quite a few hot takes that left some of our hosts speechless! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Featuring: Ewan Gleadow Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
03:01:29
June 17, 2022
Retrospective 06 - Navajo Joe, The Mercenary, The Great Silence (teaser)
Retrospective 06 - Navajo Joe, The Mercenary, The Great Silence (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Retrospectives, a monthly series where we pick a handful of movies tied around a specific theme, a filmmaker or an actor and have an honest chat about them. This month we are dedicating our mini-retrospective to the memory of Ennio Morricone as we talk about three movies directed by Sergio Corbucci for which he wrote music. These are Navajo Joe, The Mercenary and The Great Silence. Over the course of our sprawling conversation you will hear us talk about how Morricone's music helped to define spaghetti western, how Corbucci brought grit and violence to the genre in a way never seen before him, how these movies use their genre templates to tell stories about modern times and much, much more! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
13:35
June 15, 2022
Episode 72 - The Hidden
Episode 72 - The Hidden
In this episode of the show we are finishing our Shapeshifters and Body Snatchers series by talking about the the mostly forgotten 1987 sci-fi thriller The Hidden. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about Kyle MacLachlan as an alien, the 80s action as a state of mind, the vagaries of making science-fiction on the cheap, the movie's infrequent yet suggestive special effects, why this movie ended up completely side-lined by popular culture despite both the audiences and the critics liking it at the time and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:59:05
June 10, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 06 - The Thing (1982) (teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 06 - The Thing (1982) (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. This month we are reaching the apex of our Shapeshifters and Body Snatchers marathon by talking about the 1982 The Thing, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of its original premiere. Over the course of our wonderful conversation you will hear us talk about the ingenious simplicity of this film, John Carpenter's austere direction, Kurt Russell's beard, environmental storytelling, the breadth of world-building this movie invites the viewer to invest in, Ennio Morricone's terse score and much, much more! THIS EPISODE IS AVAILABLE TO LISTEN FOR FREE ON OUR PATREON!!! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)!!!!!!! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
12:49
June 08, 2022
Episode 71 - The Thing (2011)
Episode 71 - The Thing (2011)
In this episode of the show we are continuing our Shapeshifters and Body Snatchers series by talking about the 2011 prequel/stealth remake of John Carpenter's The Thing. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about whether this movie needed to exist in the first place, how it fits in the lore of its predecessor and whether it succeeds in enriching it in any way. We also spend a few minutes talking about the controversial choice to replace the iconic practical special effects with CGI, opine over the film's need to stage a Hollywood ending and that the cast in its own right was too big for its own good. We also wonder who Lars is.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:50:22
June 03, 2022
Episode 70 - The Faculty
Episode 70 - The Faculty
In this episode of the show we are continuing our Shapeshifters and Body Snatchers series by talking about The Faculty, a Robert Rodriguez-directed pastiche of science-fiction and horror. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us try to hash out who had more influence on this project, Robert Rodriguez or Kevin Williamson, whether the trend of 'screamifying' different genres works in the context of a body-snatching romp, if Josh Hartnett's hair is just a bit too distracting for its own good, and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Host: Jakub Flasz Featuring Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:53:38
May 27, 2022
Episode 69 - Species
Episode 69 - Species
In this episode of the show we are continuing our Shapeshifters and Body Snatchers series by talking about Species, a 1995 merger of science-fiction with an erotic thriller. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about how much effort and money was spent on this movie and what the return on this investment ended up being, Natasha Henstridge spending most of her time on the screen nude, Alfred Molina's pillow talk, empathy as a superpower, hotel elevators leading straight to hell, Michael Madsen's flashy professionalism and whether Species is closer to Alien or Terminator 2.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:36:35
May 20, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 05 - Wild at Heart (Teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 05 - Wild at Heart (Teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the third episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch and in May we are continuing this journey by discussing Wild at Heart. Over the course of our conversation - which was in its own way wild at heart and weird on top - you will hear us talk about David Lynch's brand of Americana, Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage as Bonnie and Clyde, The Wizard of Oz references, the utterly frightening Willem Dafoe and much more. Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Randy Burrows Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
11:51
May 18, 2022
Episode 68 - The Thing from Another World
Episode 68 - The Thing from Another World
In this episode of the show we are officially launching our Shapeshifters and Body Snatchers series by talking about the 1951 classic, The Thing from Another World. Over the course of our chat you will hear us talk about the struggles of early science-fiction with embracing visual storytelling, how the movie carries over some aspects of a screwball comedy perhaps to its own detriment, how it could have been a Universal Monsters movie, how it became a source of inspiration for John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon and much, much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:34:02
May 13, 2022
Retrospective 05 - Shivers, Invaders from Mars, Body Snatchers (teaser)
Retrospective 05 - Shivers, Invaders from Mars, Body Snatchers (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Retrospectives, a monthly series where we pick a handful of movies tied around a specific theme, a filmmaker or an actor and have an honest chat about them. This month we are tying our retrospective to our upcoming Shapeshifters and Body Snatchers series by talking about three movies playing within the template left behind Invasion of the Body Snatchers. To this end, we are discussing Shivers by David Cronenberg, Invaders from Mars by Tobe Hooper and Body Snatchers by Abel Ferrara. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about how differently these three films treat the subgenre they are toying with, how Shivers functions as a zombie movie, how Invaders from Mars falls on its own sword and how Abel Ferrara reinvents this concept using his brand of elevated cinema verite. Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
11:48
May 11, 2022
Episode 67 - Battle Beyond the Stars
Episode 67 - Battle Beyond the Stars
In this episode of the show we are observing May the 4th celebrations (albeit a bit late) by talking about the 1980 Roger Corman-produced knock-off of Star Wars, namely Battle Beyond the Stars. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the film's various connections to Lucas' movie, how it draws directly from Kurosawa, Sturges and even the Greek mythology, all in addition to hearing us praise James Cameron's art direction and James Horner's score! That's in addition to having a lot of fun at the expense of this trashy B-movie that against all odds became a cult darling over the years! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:19:29
May 06, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 05 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 05 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. This month we are tying into our upcoming string of episodes tentatively titled Shapeshifters and Body Snatchers, as we are talking about the Philip Kaufman-directed 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the film's eerie tone, Kaufman's filmmaking IQ, the film's gritty approach to paranoia and the Red Scare themes, whether Jeff Goldblum or Veronica Cartwright is more annoying and much more! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
11:24
May 04, 2022
Episode 66 - Lifeboat
Episode 66 - Lifeboat
In this episode of the show we are marking the anniversary of Sir Alfred Hitchcock's passing by talking about one of his arguably lesser known works, namely Lifeboat. Over the course of our deep and meandering conversation you will hear us talk about the film's single-location gimmick, various bits of drama on set, Canada Lee's magnificent performance, the film functioning both as an anti-Nazi propaganda and a bona fide anti-war effort and much, much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Hillary White  Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:44:10
April 29, 2022
Episode 65 - Mandy
Episode 65 - Mandy
In this episode of the show we are talking about Mandy, a wildly impressionistic revenge thriller directed by Panos Cosmatos. Over the course of our wildly unhinged conversation you will hear us talk about Nicolas Cage's untamed persona, the film functioning as an arthouse horror, the logic of fantasy interweaving with reality, long takes of people walking through forests, forging cool-looking axes, Charles Manson-esque villains, weird connections to Seven and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Hillary White & Jordan Dennis Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:37:07
April 22, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 04 - Blue Velvet (Teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 04 - Blue Velvet (Teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the third episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch and in April we are continuing this journey by discussing Blue Velvet. Over the course of our deep and meandering conversation you will hear us talk about the horror of suburbia, David Lynch's attempt at a conventional neo noir, Kyle MacLachlan's voyeurism, Dennis Hopper's potty mouth and much more! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
11:27
April 20, 2022
Episode 64 - Cobra
Episode 64 - Cobra
In this episode of the show we are talking about Cobra, a Stallone-starring violent thriller directed by George P. Cosmatos. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the cheesy goodness that are Cannon films, use of songs whose lyrics describe what's happening on the screen, The Night Slasher as a villain, Stallone's abundant one-liners, earnest comedy permeating the movie and much, much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:24:04
April 15, 2022
Retrospective 04 - Number 37, Disturbia, Body Double (teaser)
Retrospective 04 - Number 37, Disturbia, Body Double (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Retrospectives, a monthly series where we pick a handful of movies tied around a specific theme, a filmmaker or an actor and have an honest chat about them. This month we are talking about three movies arguably inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, namely Number 37, Disturbia and Body Double. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us try to determine which elements of Hitchcock's classic have to be retained and which can be taken out for the film to still remain formally inspired by Rear Window, we will chat about Shia LaBeouf's natural talent, Nosipho Dumisa's knack for gritty thrills, and Brian De Palma's gratuitous sleaze... among other things.  Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
12:02
April 12, 2022
Episode 63 - Red Dawn and Invasion USA
Episode 63 - Red Dawn and Invasion USA
In this episode of the show we are discussing Red Dawn and Invasion USA, two mid-1980s action thrillers about Soviets invading America. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the importance of giving personality to characters in an ensemble, whether Red Dawn is a cult classic or not, pondering whether real-life pyrotechnics are enough to elevate a movie, if Chuck Norris kicking ass is all that you need from a successful actioner, whether the violence in Invasion USA was pushed a bit too far, and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:04:26
April 08, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 04 - Rear Window (teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 04 - Rear Window (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. This month we are celebrating the memory of Sir Alfred Hitchcock by talking about one of his perennial classics, Rear Window. This is in connection to an episode of the main show coming out towards the end of the month where we will be taking on one of his more underrated classics, namely Lifeboat. Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
12:17
April 06, 2022
Episode 62 - The Black Dahlia
Episode 62 - The Black Dahlia
In this episode of the show we close our EPALMARCH series a.k.a. 4 DECADES OF DE PALMA by talking about The Black Dahlia, a neo noir adaptation of a James Ellroy novel that ultimately led to De Palma leaving Hollywood for good. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the noir elements of the story, its multiple narrative problems, James Ellroy's place in the process of adapting his novel, De Palma's directorial voice amidst the dense plotting, unidimensionality of the characters and much more!  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:01:57
April 01, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 03 - Dune (teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 03 - Dune (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the third episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch and in March we are continuing this journey by discussing Dune. Over the course of our awesome chat you will hear us talk about the trials and tribulations involving bringing Frank Herbert's prose to the screen, how the movie is related to Star Wars, whether it continues to be a timely piece of politically charged science-fiction, and much more. Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
11:58
March 30, 2022
Episode 61 - Snake Eyes
Episode 61 - Snake Eyes
In this episode of the show we carry on with our DEPALMARCH series a.k.a. 4 DECADES OF DE PALMA by moving up to the 90s to talk about his 1998 outing Snake Eyes. Over the course of our discussion you will hear us talk about De Palma's indulgences, the well-known single-take sequence, Nicolas Cage's energy, subtle Hitchcockian references, Gary Sinise's charisma, the mysteriously missing original ending to the film and much, much more.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Randy Burrows & Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:25:33
March 25, 2022
Episode 60 - Dressed to Kill
Episode 60 - Dressed to Kill
In this episode of the show we continue our DEPALMARCH marathon also known as 4 DECADES OF DE PALMA by moving up a decade from the 70s to the 80s in order to talk about arguably one of Brian De Palma's most controversial movies, Dressed to Kill. Over the course of our discussion you will hear us talk about De Palma's directorial prowess and a knack for crafting memorable set pieces elevate the movie, how much it owes to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, how it is at its core a deeply personal movie, how it functions as an overt giallo film and much, much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:20:46
March 18, 2022
Retrospective 03 - Deep Red, Tenebrae, Phenomena (Teaser)
Retrospective 03 - Deep Red, Tenebrae, Phenomena (Teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Retrospectives, a monthly series where we pick a handful of movies tied around a specific theme, a filmmaker or an actor and have an honest chat about them. This month we decided to talk about Dario Argento in connection to our Depalmarch marathon. Out of his vast filmography spanning multiple decades we chose three of his giallo films, namely Deep Red, Tenebrae, and Phenomena. Over the course of our conversation we touched on what defines a giallo film, how Argento relates to Brian De Palma, how he draws from Alfred Hitchcock, his use of Goblin's music and much more.  Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
12:09
March 16, 2022
Episode 59 - Phantom of the Paradise
Episode 59 - Phantom of the Paradise
In this episode of the show we embark on our DEPALMARCH marathon also known as 4 DECADES OF DE PALMA where we will pick four films directed by Brian De Palma and give them a fair shake. We begin with a conversation about his 1974 absurdist horror rock opera Phantom of the Paradise. Over the course of our chat you will hear us talk about the multitude of references embedded in this film, both literary and cinematic, how it functions as a prescient commentary on the rotten culture of Hollywood, how it is above all an ode to storytellers and their artistic integrity, how it is a bona fide oddball in Brian De Palma's filmography and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Cordero Meznarich Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:43:21
March 11, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 03 - Blow Out (teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 03 - Blow Out (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. This month we decided to talk about Brian De Palma's Blow Out in connection to our upcoming series on his movies, the first one of which is going to be released this coming Friday! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Cordero Meznarich Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
12:00
March 09, 2022
Episode 58 - Showgirls
Episode 58 - Showgirls
In this episode of the show we once again dive head-first into the dumpster of cinema to look for unwanted treasures, as we talk about Showgirls, a highly controversial cult classic, universally derided upon its release that only recently has gained some much needed attention. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about this movie being a misunderstood satire and a commentary on the fallacy of the American Dream, Paul Verhoeven's brand of cinematic sleaze, Kyle MacLachlan's hair, Elizabeth Berkley's acting chops and much more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Maxance Vincent & Rafael Félix Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:26:40
March 04, 2022
Episode 57 - Cats
Episode 57 - Cats
In this episode of the show we are joined by Carson Timar and Kyle Krieghbaum in what turned out to be one bizarro chat about Tom Hooper's infamous adaptation of Cats. Over the course of our discussion that eventually veers off the rails you will hear us argue about what went wrong with the production of the film, whether it was the right decision to make Cats realistic, if the film should be enjoyed with all its flaws as a camp experience, and whether it was just the right kind of escapism for the difficult times of the pandemic. That's in addition to a multitude of barbs, jibes and taunts that often decorate some of our more heated conversations! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Carson Timar and Kyle Krieghbaum Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:04:08
February 25, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 02 - The Elephant Man (teaser)
David Lynch Marathon 02 - The Elephant Man (teaser)
Here's a short teaser of the second episode of our Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch and in February we are continuing this journey by discussing The Elephant Man. Over the course of our discussion you will hear us wonder if the film fits within David Lynch's catalogue, if it functions as a conventional biopic, how it succeeds as a horror film, how it is above all an intricate study on humanism and much more. Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Hillary White Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
11:23
February 23, 2022
Episode 56 - Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia Here We Go Again
Episode 56 - Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia Here We Go Again
In this episode of the show we are joined by Alina Faulds and Carson Timar to talk about Mamma Mia and its sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Over the course of our heated discussion you will hear us spar over the subjective quality of these movies, their objective place in the pantheon of best musicals ever made, the idea of a jukebox musical as a whole, whether these movies are something more than rom-coms elevated by the timelessness of ABBA's music and much more.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Carson Timar and Alina Faulds Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:26:29
February 18, 2022
Retrospective 02 - All That Jazz, Dancer in the Dark, Sweeney Todd (Teaser)
Retrospective 02 - All That Jazz, Dancer in the Dark, Sweeney Todd (Teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Retrospectives, a monthly series where we pick a handful of movies tied around a specific theme, a filmmaker or an actor and have an honest chat about them. This month we chose to talk about musicals (partly in conjunction with an upcoming short series of musical-themed episodes coming to the main show) with a small twist of discussing the idea of subverting conventionality in the context of a musical. Over the course of our in-depth conversation you will hear us talk about Bob Fosse's All That Jazz and how he managed to weave elements of his own autobiography and meta-commentary on the filmmaking process into a vivid musical fantasy, Lars Von Trier's Dancer in the Dark and his mission to warp the perennial escapist intention of a musical to unsettle the viewer, and Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd as an example of an expressionist, genre-tilted musical production.  Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
11:37
February 16, 2022
Episode 55 - Somewhere
Episode 55 - Somewhere
In this episode of the show we are discussing Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, arguably her most underrated directorial outing. Over the course of our sprawling, deep and layered conversation we comment on the criticism levelled at Coppola every time she makes a movie, her innate talent to show and not tell, and her ability to draw from her own life experiences in an incredibly relatable manner among other things. We also give some much needed attention to the way Somewhere handles the themes of celebrity, fatherhood and loneliness to craft one of the most interesting stories Coppola ever tackled.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more! Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:12:54
February 11, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 02 - Sunset Boulevard (Teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 02 - Sunset Boulevard (Teaser)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show. This month we chose Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, a genre-bending mash-up of noir and romance filled with layered meta commentary, as a tie-in to our upcoming episode on Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, which airs on 11/02/2022.  Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other shows, such as other tie-ins, themed retrospectives and director marathons! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Randy Burrows & Owen Hiscock Head over to our brand new website to find out more! (uncutgemspodcast.com) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
11:15
February 09, 2022
Episode 54 - Con Air
Episode 54 - Con Air
In this episode of the show, we are taking a convict-filled plane to the 90s to talk about Con Air. Over the course of our discussion you will hear us wonder how this movie functions as a distillation of the 90s tropes, how it is a quintessential Jerry Bruckheimer production and how it attempts to capitalize on the success of the early Michael Bay movies. We also share quite a few laughs at the expense of the film's writing choices, characterizations and some elements of its aesthetic that perhaps didn't age very well over time.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Kevin and Erin, the hosts of The Podcast that Wouldn't Die (@TPodcastTWDie)  Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Head over to uncutgemspodcast.com to find all of our archival episodes and more!  Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:58:40
February 04, 2022
Episode 53 - Hollow Man
Episode 53 - Hollow Man
In this episode of the show, we are waltzing all the way back to the year 2000 as we discuss the last film Paul Verhoeven made in Hollywood, namely Hollow Man. Over the course of our discussion you will hear us talk about the sleazy exploitation vibes Verhoeven always sneaks into his movies, the mechanics of invisibility, the lengths the filmmakers went to in order to make this movie happen, the film's Hitchcockian roots and much more.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Ewan Gleadow Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
02:14:41
January 28, 2022
David Lynch Marathon 01 - Eraserhead (TEASER)
David Lynch Marathon 01 - Eraserhead (TEASER)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive show Uncut Gems Marathons where each year we will pick one director and, one by one, discuss their entire filmography. For 2022 we have chosen to dive deep into the cinema of David Lynch and in January we are opening by talking about his auspicious debut, Eraserhead. Over the course of our discussion you will hear us wax poetic about the many interpretations one can apply to this highly enigmatic movie, how difficult it was for David Lynch to put it together in the first place and much, much more.  Head over to our Patreon and subscribe (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other upcoming shows! Only $3/month unlocks access to all of our bonus podcasts. Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Ewan Gleadow The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
11:17
January 26, 2022
Episode 52 - City on Fire
Episode 52 - City on Fire
In this episode of the show, we are marking the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs by talking about one of the more important pieces of inspiration behind his auspicious debut, Ringo Lam's City on Fire. Over the course of our wild conversation you will hear us talk about the rogue Hong Kong filmmaking pilosophy, the many points of symmetry between Lam and Tarantino, the haphazardly innocent direction of Lam's giving the movie a homemade feel, Chow Yun-fat's unsung charisma, the characteristic tonal inconsistencies giving City on Fire its unique character and much more. Also, if you like this show, be sure to head to our brand new Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) to listen to a the inaugural episode of Uncut Gems Retrospectives where we continue our celebration of the 30th birthday of Reservoir Dogs by talking about three movies from the second wave of the 90s Indie Revolution: Go, The Boondock Saints and The Way of the Gun. This episode is available to listen FOR FREE!!! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
01:55:36
January 21, 2022
Retrospective 01 - Go, The Boondock Saints, The Way of the Gun (TEASER)
Retrospective 01 - Go, The Boondock Saints, The Way of the Gun (TEASER)
Here's a short teaser of our brand new show Uncut Gems Retrospectives where on a monthly basis we will get together and discuss a bunch of films tied around a specific theme. In this inaugural episode, we are tying our selection to the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Reservoir Dogs and we are talking about three movies whose existence is in no small part owed to the meteoric rise of Quentin Tarantino and other luminaries of the 90s Indie Revolution. Thus, we are discussing Doug Liman's Go, Troy Duffy's The Boondock Saints and Christopher McQuarrie's The Way of the Gun.  THIS SHOW IS AVAILABLE TO LISTEN FOR FREE ON OUR PATREON!!! However, if you'd like to subscribe you will also get access to the latest bonus episode of Uncut Gems Podcast about The Wages of Fear as well as to many upcoming shows. Only 3$ a month!  Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other upcoming shows! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Randy Burrows The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
11:25
January 19, 2022
Episode 51 - Sorcerer
Episode 51 - Sorcerer
In this episode of the show, we are transported into the 1970s to discuss one of the most underrated masterpieces of its era, William Friedkin's Sorcerer. Joined by a special guest Sarah Buddery who also happens to be the world's foremost Roy Scheider fan, we embark on a journey to talk about the perils of carrying dynamite through a jungle and battling fate both within the narrative and outside it. Over the course of our wild conversation you will hear us talk about how much of a miracle it was for this film to come together, how it was bizarrely disregarded at the time of its release, how it functions as a multi-layered nesting doll of allegorical interpretations, how it substitutes the Hitchcockian slant of The Wages of Fear with suspense conjured by Friedkin's docu-style verite filmmaking, and much, much more! Also, if you like this show, be sure to head to our brand new Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod) to listen to a tie-in bonus show where we also talked about Henri-Georges Clouzot's The Wages of Fear in detail. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Sarah Buddery Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod), IG (@UncutGemsPod) and TikTok (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our brand new Patreon! (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
02:33:49
January 14, 2022
BONUS Tie-in 01 - The Wages of Fear (Teaser)
BONUS Tie-in 01 - The Wages of Fear (Teaser)
We have the immense pleasure to announce that we launched our brand new Patreon channel where you will get access to extra podcasts from us, such as retrospective, marathons and one-of tie-ins like this one.  In anticipation of our new show on William Friedkin's Sorcerer, which will be released this Friday (14/01/2022), we have recorded a tie-in show where we talked about Henri-Georges Clouzot's The Wages of Fear. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about the film's Hitchcockian soul, the ingenuity of its narrative driven both by suspenseful set pieces and compelling characters, its political undertones and elements of social commentary and much more! Subscribe to our patreon at patreon.com/uncutgemspod (3$/month) and support us by gaining access to this exclusive podcast and other upcoming shows! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com (ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod) Subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)
10:55
January 12, 2022
Episode 50 - Angel Heart
Episode 50 - Angel Heart
In this episode of the show, we are drenching ourselves in the combination of a sticky atmosphere of the Deep South, the gloom of the occult and unsavoury amounts of chicken blood as we talk about Alan Parker's Angel Heart. Over the course of our crazy conversation you will hear us talk about Alan Parker's approach to adapting a novel, Mickey Rourke as the star of the 80s, the dreadfully subliminal horror of this movie, a possibility that a good chunk of the story doesn't even take place in reality, Robert De Niro's turn as a mysteriously long-haired and long-fingernailed Louis Cyphre and... the many ways one could peel a hard-boiled egg.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
02:14:54
January 07, 2022
Episode 49 - End of Days
Episode 49 - End of Days
In this episode of the show, we are leaving 2021 behind by battling Satan to the death in a 1999 Arnie vehicle titled End of Days. Over the course of our discussion you'll hear us nit-pick the logic of this movie, talk about the disappearance of the movie star phenomenon, discuss Arnold's turn as a thematic epilogue to an entire era of the action hero supremacy, mention a few things about inspirations driving the filmmakers and, naturally, you will hear us put on our best Arnie impressions as well. And that's not even the half of it...  Happy New Year! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
02:09:16
December 31, 2021
Episode 48 - R XMas
Episode 48 - R XMas
In this episode of the show, we are marking Christmas by talking about a Christmas movie nobody remembers, Abel Ferrara's R X Mas. As we delve into this forgotten gem, we dissect Ferrara's style and his tactile and obsessive look at New York, gush over Drea De Matteo's performance and make a few choice connections between this movie and other Holiday classics, like Jingle All The Way! Merry Christmas! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Featuring: Carson Timar Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
01:33:17
December 24, 2021
Episode 47 - Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions
Episode 47 - Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions
In this episode of the show, we finally become one with the source and finish our Circling The Matrix marathon by talking about the two movies that followed the iconic The Matrix, namely Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions. As we battled over our respective stances towards these two very unique features, we did not leave a stone unturned. We gushed over the Wachowskis' vision and scope for action set pieces, the multitude of philosophical references found in the movies, their alleged self-indulgence, cultural footprint and much, much more. So, take the red pill and join us as on this epic journey!  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso Jak-Luke Sharp & Carson Timar Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
03:33:29
December 17, 2021
Episode 46 - Speed Racer
Episode 46 - Speed Racer
In this episode of the show, we are getting closer to The Source in our Circling The Matrix marathon as we train our sights on The Wachowskis' follow-up to The Matrix trilogy, their 2008 adaptation of Speed Racer. Over the course of our typically long and sprawling discussion (which may or may not have become heated at a few places), we talk about the legacy of this movie, wonder if it is actually suitable for children or if it is an infantile movie for a specific sub-strata of adults, gush over its unique aesthetics and ponder some fundamental questions relating to the place of The Wachowskis in the pantheon of filmmakers who push the boundaries of the filmmaking craft and whether the world is not yet ready to understand their importance. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso Jak-Luke Sharp & Kyle Krieghbaum Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
02:35:17
December 10, 2021
Episode 45 - Equilibrium
Episode 45 - Equilibrium
In this episode of the show, we are circling The Matrix and so we discuss Equilibrium, a movie that definitely happened thanks to the overwhelming success of The Matrix and maybe borrowed a thing or two (or twenty) from it as well. Over the course of our conversation we dig into the stew of literary inspirations lifted and repackaged to form the narrative of this film, talk about the lasting influence of The Matrix on the way fight choreography is executed in Hollywood movies, find connections to other movies hidden within the movie and pore over the possibility that Equilibrium may be smarter than it is usually given credit for.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Kevin Whyte Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
02:05:49
December 03, 2021
Episode 44 - Johnny Mnemonic
Episode 44 - Johnny Mnemonic
In this episode of the show, we are discussing the 1995 cult classic Johnny Mnemonic. Over the course of our conversation we dig deep into William Gibson's source material and how it relates to what's on the screen, the film's eerie prescience which may or may not include references to the ongoing pandemic, we share a few laughs at the expense of Ice-T, Dolph Lundgren and Udo Kier and - naturally - call into question Keanu Reeves' acting range. That's all in addition to simultaneously admiring and critiquing the film's strange aesthetic and its ambition to become a cerebral blockbuster that would cement Reeves as a bona fide action star of the 90s. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
02:09:48
November 26, 2021
Episode 43 - Hackers
Episode 43 - Hackers
In this episode of the show, we are doing our level best to hack the planet together with the scruffy (or maybe somewhat futuristically over-dressed) protagonists of the 1995 cult classic Hackers. Over the course of our wild and sprawling discussion we comment on the film's production design, its overall aesthetic and the aforementioned spandex-heavy fashion, talk about the idea of visualizing the concept of hacking using completely unrealistic means, the swaths of comedy embedded within the movie, its cultural footprint and much more. We even postulate that maybe it was a bit ahead of its time in many ways and the audiences were simply not ready for it at the time... just as they were not ready to handle Matthew Lillard's insanely contagious on-screen energy! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Hillary White Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
01:57:05
November 19, 2021
Episode 42 - Jupiter Ascending
Episode 42 - Jupiter Ascending
In this episode of the show, we are diving deep into our new "Circling The Matrix" series by discussing one of the more recent outings directed by the Wachowskis, namely Jupiter Ascending. Over the course of our conversation, we attempt to figure out why this movie was received negatively upon its initial release, argue over whether its world-building and exposition-heavy writing is an acquired taste or if it is a fundamental detriment to the enjoyment of the movie, comment upon the film's attempt to mesh classical fairy tales with the language of space opera and - among many other things - we spare no expense critiquing Eddie Redmayne's god-awful performance as the story's foremost villain with a hoarse throat.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
03:26:27
November 12, 2021
Episode 41 - Blackhat
Episode 41 - Blackhat
In this episode of the show, we are moving on from the spooky season vibes and slowly begin are new episode series casually titled "Circling The Matrix" where - in anticipation of Matrix Resurrections hitting the cinemas this Christmas - we will devote a handful of episodes to movies one way or another connected to The Matrix. Thus, we gently dipping our toes in the world of hackers by discussing Michael Mann's Blackhat, a 2015 thriller that aimed to ensnare the audiences with Mann's signature tactile realism used to bring the threat of cyber-terrorism to the big screens. Over the course of our lengthy discussion among other things we are trying to understand why this movie failed at the box office, identify its many conceptual flaws, discuss whether Mann's subsequent director's cut addressed any of those shortcomings, argue over casting choices and suggest that maybe hacking is just too difficult to faithfully depict on the screen without sacrificing something in return.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Jak-Luke Sharp, Carson Timar & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
03:22:37
November 05, 2021
Episode 40 - Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween 2
Episode 40 - Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween 2
In this episode of the show, to somehow mark the 31st of October, we take aim at Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween 2, most likely two of the most controversial entries in the long-running Halloween film franchise. As we sank our teeth into these movies, which in and of themselves are unsettling to watch, we came to a realization that the conversation surrounding these movies ain't easy either. Therefore, we ended up talking not only about whether it is appropriate to humanize Michael Myers and focus the movie around him as though he was the protagonist, but we also came to question Rob Zombie's directorial style as a whole, the place of exploitation cinema in the current zeitgeist, Zombie's gratuitous use of onscreen violence and more. We also spent quite a while taking apart Zombie's 2009 sequel, its relationship to the series at large, the potent social commentary found beneath the narrative and a whole manner of other things as well. Be warned, the conversation in this episode contains commentary about violence and sexual violence found in the discussed films, which some listeners may find upsetting. Listener discretion is advised.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso, Jak-Luke Sharp, Carson Timar & Maxance Vincent Intro: Infraction - Cassette  Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
03:46:12
October 29, 2021
Episode 39 - Prince of Darkness
Episode 39 - Prince of Darkness
In this episode of the show we are revisiting one of the most overlooked movies written and directed by John Carpenter, namely Prince of Darkness. Over the course of our discussion we gush over the craftsmanship of the film, its inventiveness, the overall mood and tone that sets it apart from not only movies of its time but even cinema as a whole and - naturally - delve deep into the thematics underpinning the movie, which is the grinding interface between science and religion. We might also, with our tongues pressed into our cheeks, postulate that Prince of Darkness and Christopher Nolan's Tenet might have more in common than meets the eye.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Kevin Whyte & Randy Burrows Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production Follow us on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and IG (@UncutGemsPod) Buy us a coffee over at Ko-Fi.com Subscribe to CLAPPER Patreon for more podcasts!
02:03:19
October 22, 2021
Episode 38 - Ad Astra
Episode 38 - Ad Astra
In this episode of the show we are travelling to the edges of the solar system together with Brad Pitt as we are discussing the James Gray-directed science-fiction epic Ad Astra. Over the course of our discussion we are commenting on the film's troubled production, wonder if it was marketed to the right audience upon its release, argue over the gravity and meaning of its central themes and locked horns over a question if it is a flawed masterpiece or a pile of pretentious junk. So, join us and take sides in this truly heated debate. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Jak-Luke Sharp & Kyle Krieghbaum Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
03:05:11
October 15, 2021
Episode 37 - The Godfather Part 3
Episode 37 - The Godfather Part 3
In this episode of the show we are taking a look at Francis Ford Coppola's conclusion to The Godfather trilogy. Over the course of our discussion we examine the historical context of how this movie came about, we wonder what the recently re-edited Coda adds to the legacy of the series, we comment on the criticisms levelled at the film at the time of its release and - most of all - do our absolute best to examine the film on its own terms as a tale of a man who finally must come to terms with the sins of his past. And as you may imagine, we have a great time while talking about this movie! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso, Jak-Luke Sharp & Alina Faulds Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:35:00
October 08, 2021
Episode 36 - Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Episode 36 - Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
In this episode of the show we are looking at Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, a 2016 comedy that failed to launch theatrically but has since grew a potent cult following. Over the course of our discussion, which mostly consisted of us recounting the funniest moments from the film (and there were plenty), we try to understand why this movie didn't succeed theatrically, deconstruct the legacy it is built upon, tip our hats to various generations of SNL comedians and have a metric tonne of fun while doing so. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso, Kyle Krieghbaum & Hillary White Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:46:33
October 01, 2021
Episode 35 - Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon
Episode 35 - Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon
In this episode of the show we are taking a long hard look at two films by Nicolas Winding Refn, Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon. Over the course of our long-winded and sprawling discussion we peek behind the curtain of style to find out what drives (lol) this filmmaker and what his movies are actually about. We slobber over their aesthetics and take apart their thematic aspirations one by one to find out what hides beneath the slick veneer of the pop arthouse cinema where Nicolas Winding Refn has built his resplendent abode.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso, Jak-Luke Sharp, Kyle Krieghbaum & Kevin Whyte Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production bIB3OqOzvpsNgiaOYVbo
03:45:30
September 24, 2021
Episode 34 - The Hunger and The Addiction
Episode 34 - The Hunger and The Addiction
In this episode of the show we are discussing a duo of stylized takes on the vampire archetype, Tony Scott's debut The Hunger and Abel Ferrara's The Addiction. Over the course of our chat we touch on Tony Scott's developing directorial style and inspiration taken from his brother Ridley, the music video aesthetic and the unusual take on the vampire lore. In addition, we also praise Abel Ferrara's monochromatic cinematography, his idea to use the vampiric tropes to talk about drug addiction, the documentary approach and the sheer amount of thematic content he managed to squeeze into a tight running time of his movie.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:56:26
September 17, 2021
Episode 33 - Free Fire
Episode 33 - Free Fire
In this episode of the show we are taking a look at Free Fire, a Ben Wheatley-directed foray into action cinema starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley and Armie Hammer. Over the course of our discussion we attempt to deconstruct where the movie succeeds and where it fails with its implementation of the central gimmick of a single-location shootout, have a few jabs at the expense of the period setting and maybe suggest what could have made the movie a bit more cohesive and entertaining in our eyes.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Ewan Gleadow & Kyle Krieghbaum Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:47:56
September 10, 2021
Episode 32 - A Good Year
Episode 32 - A Good Year
In this episode of the show we are discussing Ridley Scott's A Good Year, arguably a standout feature in the illustrious catalogue of this iconic filmmaker... but not necessarily in the conventional way. Over the course of our conversation we argue profusely whether this film is successful in what it is attempting to do. In fact, we also try to figure out what it is that it's attempting to do in the first place. We try to figure out if Ridley Scott's kinetic style lends itself to the type of storytelling this movie called for, marvel over the film's organic charm, its cultural self-awareness, and even attempt to identify who would be cast in the lead role if this movie was made today. And as usual, we are having quite a bit of fun as we are busy exchanging barbs and having a bit of a giggle at the expense of good ol'd Sir Ridley himself Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:06:26
September 03, 2021
Episode 31 - Mission: Impossible 2
Episode 31 - Mission: Impossible 2
In this episode of the show we are talking about Mission: Impossible 2, perhaps the most maligned and underappreciated entry in this multibillion dollar franchise. Even though it became the biggest financial hit of its year, the John Woo-directed opus is looked down upon by fans the world over and in our discussion we are attempting to find out of there is any credence to this phenomenon. We talk at length about the film's intricate and trouble production, Woo's directorial style and whether Hollywood was simpatico with his way of doing things, the film's convoluted plotting, over-the-top set pieces and much more. We also try to assess if this film was directly responsible for the franchise shifting more towards stunt-driven high octane action and away from Hitchcockian intrigue underpinning De Palma's predecessor. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:29:12
August 27, 2021
Episode 30 - Man On Fire
Episode 30 - Man On Fire
In this episode of the show we are observing the ninth anniversary of Tony Scott's untimely passing by talking about perhaps one of his most mature, layered and complete films, Man on Fire. Over the course of our discussion, we delve deep into the fabric of the story, examine Scott's new-found stylized aesthetic, marvel over the amazing chemistry between Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning, and most importantly attempt to elevate the film well above its label of a revenge thriller. Join us and find out what makes this movie so special and what made Tony Scott's filmmaking so unique, singular and unabashedly compelling. Update: The Tony Scott Retrospective mentioned in the episode is now available through our Patreon (patreon.com/uncutgemspod)! Tune in and enjoy Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolò Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:51:25
August 20, 2021
Episode 29 - The Frighteners
Episode 29 - The Frighteners
In this episode of the show we are discussing Peter Jackson's first official Hollywood movie, The Frighteners. Over the course of this long-winded and meandering conversation we touched on Jackson's roots in splatter horror, where his career went later and what we think he could do in the future. In addition, we identified the multitude of references found in The Frighteners, opined on the film's peculiar special effects, its jarring tonal inconsistencies, how it is much darker than the label 'horror comedy' could possibly indicate and much more. Tune in and enjoy Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Jak-Luke Sharp, Kyle Krieghbaum & Hillary White Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
03:13:50
August 13, 2021
Episode 28 - Sunshine
Episode 28 - Sunshine
In this episode of the show we are going on a mission to save The Sun from dying together with the crew of Icarus II in Sunshine. Over the course of this discussion we talk at length about the film's divisive third act, the idea of using a star as a villain or a god, the multiple pop-cultural connections tethering Sunshine to the canon of the genre, the wonderful chemistry between the cast and much, much more.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolo Grasso & Kyle Krieghbaum Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:00:11
August 06, 2021
Episode 27 - The Others
Episode 27 - The Others
In this episode of the show we are paying a visit to the misty and gothic haunted house of The Others, written and directed by Alejandro Amenabar. Over the course of the discussion we pinpoint how this film is connected to the wave of supernatural horror that swept through cinemas at the turn of the century, analyze its twists and turns, dig deep to find and interrogate whatever the filmmakers hid underneath the plot and maybe even suggest how the movie could be overall improved. And we may or may not suggest that James Wan should remake it as soon as possible.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar & Nicolo Grasso Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:58:55
July 30, 2021
Episode 26 - The Village
Episode 26 - The Village
In this episode of the show we are venturing into the mystical woods of New England and talking about M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. Over the course of this yet another gargantuan conversation we dig into the film's problematic reception upon its release, comment on the differences between what ended up in the film and what leaked out online during production, find multiple meanings and readings within this story, identify the filmmaker's inspirations, try to figure out whether this film would work better today and who would star in it, if it was about to hit cinemas tomorrow and - as usual - exchange multiple barbs over the most insignificant minutiae while having an absolute ball! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, , Nicolo Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
04:11:15
July 23, 2021
Episode 25 - Joy Ride and Unhinged
Episode 25 - Joy Ride and Unhinged
In this episode of the show we are tying our conversation, albeit loosely, to the previous episode about Duel and discussing two films arguably inspired by Steven Spielberg's breakout hit, Joy Ride and Unhinged. Over the course of our long-winded and multi-faceted conversation you will hear us talk about the dichotomy between what Joy Ride wants to be and what it actually is, the idea of Paul Walker as a leading man, generation of Hitchcockian suspense in the opening of Unhinged, Russell Crowe's imposing character, the social commentary embedded within the film and much more. This nearly five-hour behemoth episode surely led to some truly illuminating observations and striking - perhaps even outrageous - personal confessions! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, Nicolo Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream
04:56:54
July 16, 2021
Episode 24 - Duel
Episode 24 - Duel
In this episode of the show we are taking a close look at Steven Spielberg's auspicious debut Duel, a film that put him on the map and set him on the trajectory to become one of the most successful Hollywood filmmakers. Over the course of the discussion we talk about the film's iconic villain, its multiple connections to Jaws as well as to the works of Alfred Hitchcock and even John Carpenter. We admire both the narrative simplicity of this movie and its thematic complexity hiding beneath the story. And as usual, we are having tonnes of fun! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar & Nicolo Grasso Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream
01:31:02
July 09, 2021
Episode 23 - Death Proof
Episode 23 - Death Proof
In this episode of the show we are discussing Quentin Tarantino's most maligned movie, Death Proof. Over the course of this wildly heated discussion we interrogate Tarantino's style, critique his indulgences, look for social commentary embedded within the character of Stuntman Mike, and naturally tip our hats to the great legacy of stuntmen and stuntwomen of Hollywood. Join for the movie talk, stay for the fisticuffs because in our expanded lineup of hosts we harboured an entire spectrum of opinion on both the film and its controversial creator.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, Nicolo Grasso, Jak-Luke Sharp, Hillary White & Kevin Whyte Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream
03:05:49
July 02, 2021
Episode 22 - Vanishing Point
Episode 22 - Vanishing Point
In this episode of the show we are travelling all the way back to the 70s to discuss Richard C. Sarafian's Vanishing Point, a counterculture cult classic about a man barrelling down the road at breakneck speeds in an iconic white Dodge Challenger. Over the course of our conversation we touch on the unique qualities of the film's main character played by Barry Newman, obsess over the film's vibes and its music and cut into the social commentary running beneath its narrative. And of course, we do end up sliding into a tangent where we try to list the most iconic movie cars in history. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, Nicolo Grasso & Ewan Gleadow Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod)! Support the show with a one-off donation! Also, be sure to subscribe to our Patreon over for more podcast content! The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:55:04
June 25, 2021
Episode 21 - The Cannonball Run
Episode 21 - The Cannonball Run
In this episode of the show we get into our fancy sports cars and race across America together with Burt Reynolds and his friends as we are discussing Hal Needham's 1981 romp The Cannonball Run. Over the course of our discussion we try to figure out whether the movie is about a race or not, we interrogate the quality of its comedy and identify its problems, all in addition to hatching a plan to take part in the modern equivalent of The Cannonball Run - Gumball 3000! Never mind the $100k entry fee, we are determined to do it. We only need a car, a rope, a parachute, some glue, roller skates and of course an alibi. Also, you will be able to hear another one of Ewan's personal confessions and find out what happened to him when his uncle allowed him to steer a lifeboat.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar & Ewan Gleadow Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod)! Support the show with a one-off donation! Also, be sure to subscribe to our Patreon over for more podcast content! The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:58:11
June 18, 2021
Episode 20 - Runaway Train and Unstoppable
Episode 20 - Runaway Train and Unstoppable
In this episode of the show we are taking the train to Actionville as we are talking about not one but two train-centered action thrillers, Andrey Konchalovsky's Runaway Train and Tony Scott's Unstoppable. Over the course of this conversation we try to identify the layers of social commentary embedded under the edifice of genre schlock in Runaway Train, actively seek out the vestiges of Akira Kurosawa's involvement and scratch our heads as to why Eric Roberts and Jon Voight have such strange chemistry together. We also pit it against the chemistry shared by Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, deconstruct Tony Scott's characteristic visual aesthetic and discuss Unstoppable as an out-of-time blockbuster that survived well into the era of comic book movies. And of course, we slobber profusely over the magnificent stunts and physical set pieces both films are filled to the brim with. And we are having the time of our life while doing so! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, , Nicolo Grasso & Ewan Gleadow Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod)! Support the show with a one-off donation! Also, be sure to subscribe to our Patreon over for more podcast content! The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:30:16
June 11, 2021
Episode 19 - 1941
Episode 19 - 1941
In this episode of the show we are looking back at 1941, Steven Spielberg's WWII spoof that followed off the heels of Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind and became one of the biggest disappointments in the director's filmmaking career. Over the course of the discussion we attempt to interrogate the reasons why this film was so poorly received, figure out if it is a satire, a parody, a spoof, or something completely different, take a few jabs at Spielberg's expense and maybe even pontificate over a possibility that 1941 could have worked if it was made by someone more suited to the material.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, , Nicolo Grasso, Jak-Luke Sharp & Ewan Gleadow Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod)! Support the show with a one-off donation! Also, be sure to subscribe to our Patreon over for more podcast content! The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:15:02
June 04, 2021
Episode 18 - mother!
Episode 18 - mother!
In this episode of the show we continue revisiting Darren Aronofsky's cinema as we dig into his latest opus mother! Supremely controversial upon its release and eventually tragically unsuccessful, this film was powerful enough a catalyst for the gang to argue over its merits for nearly five hours! Over the course of this gargantuan discussion we left no stone unturned as we examined the film's intended meaning, a multitude of meanings Aronofsky did not knew were there in the first place, the film's troubled life span, its controversial imagery, whether it would have fared better if it was released today and much, much more! So, set aside a bit more time this week and join our odyssey of biblical allegories, unsettling symbols and chaotic nightmares! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, , Nicolo Grasso, Jak-Luke Sharp, Hillary White & Kyle Krieghbaum Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod)! Support the show with a one-off donation! Also, be sure to subscribe to our Patreon over for more podcast content! The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
04:51:27
May 28, 2021
Episode 17 - The Fountain
Episode 17 - The Fountain
In this episode of the show we discuss The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky's follow-up to his immensely successful breakthrough hit Requiem For a Dream, which for some reason (and we get into the possible reasons why) ended up swept under the rug of history. We dig into the film's rich thematic headspace, appreciate its filmmaking craft, identify potential strands connecting the film to its creator and his larger body of work and even argue over whether it is a bona fide masterpiece or an over-confident ego trip.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, , Nicolo Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod)! Support the show with a one-off donation! Also, be sure to subscribe to our Patreon over for more podcast content! The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
03:06:36
May 21, 2021
Episode 16 - Miami Vice
Episode 16 - Miami Vice
In this episode of the show we venture back to 2006 and re-appraise Michael Mann's Miami Vice. Over the course of this long-winded and nuance-rich discussion we break down Michael Mann's directorial style, opine over his influence on cinema, share our own memories connected to the filmmaker and - most importantly - take a critical look at the film itself. We ponder over its multiple production issues, on-set animosities and other adversities that undoubtedly influenced the shape of the film, we discuss Mann's shift towards digital filmmaking and wonder if it amplifies or detracts from his characteristically immediate filmmaking flavour. For all that and more, tune in to the episode and join our conversation! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, Nicolo Grasso, Jak-Luke Sharp, & Kevin Whyte Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod)! Support the show with a one-off donation! Also, be sure to subscribe to our Patreon over for more podcast content! The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
03:24:21
May 14, 2021
Episode 15 - Solo
Episode 15 - Solo
In this episode of the show we talk about the most maligned and unfortunate entry in the Star Wars franchise, Solo - A Star Wars Story. Over the course of this epic discussion we talk at length about the troubled history of this film and its multiple flaws, though at least some of us try to make a positive case for it anyway. In addition, you will be able to hear us sound off about the trajectory Disney has been on over the last few years and its moral ramifications. So strap yourself in because this episode of The Uncut Gems Podcast is one for the books! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, Jak-Luke Sharp, Alina Faulds & Kevin Whyte Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at www.ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod. Also, be sure to subscribe to our Patreon over at www.patreon.com/clapperltd for more podcast content! The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:56:40
May 07, 2021
Episode 14 - Krull
Episode 14 - Krull
In this episode of the show we embark on an epic adventure leading us all the way back to the 1980s when the genre of fantasy was making a rapid resurgence and discuss Krull. We talk about how this film came to be, what possibly inspired it and - most importantly - try to understand why it became a spectacular box office bomb. We obsess over its lush production design, ridicule its ludicrous plotting and messy storytelling, and sing praises for James Horner's epic score adorning the film. And you may also find out what other films this score is secretly tethering Krull to. The answer may surprise you!!! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar & Nicolo Grasso Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at www.ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
59:21
April 30, 2021
Episode 13 - Alien 3 and Pitch Black
Episode 13 - Alien 3 and Pitch Black
In this episode of the show we are (prematurely) celebrating Alien Day by talking about David Fincher’s directorial debut, Alien 3. We leave no stone unturned as we delve into the intricacies of the film’s production, controversies surrounding the evolution of Ellen Ripley’s character, as well as the way the 2003 Assembly Cut attempted to rectify some of its flaws. As an added bonus, we also talk about David Twohy’s Pitch Black, a low budget science-fiction movie that perhaps owes more to the Alien series than one could care to admit; however, some of us may see this claim as slightly provocative! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, Nicolo Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at www.ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:46:22
April 23, 2021
Episode 12 - The Mummy and The Mummy Returns
Episode 12 - The Mummy and The Mummy Returns
In this episode of the show we are taking a deep dive into the world of swashbuckling adventure, corny romance, ancient curses, revived corpses and sand (lots of sand) as we are discussing The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, with a side order of adding our few cents about The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and even a few words on The Scorpion King. We marvel over the chemistry Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz shared on the screen, identify the multitude of Spielbergian references peppered throughout the series, take a few swipes at the way the franchise developed and maybe offer a handful of comments about the way these films aged over time, while stating firmly that at least some of us are capable of seeing through any and all of their flaws thanks to the wonders of childhood nostalgia.  Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, Nicolo Grasso & Alina Faulds Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:22:48
April 16, 2021
Episode 11 - Bringing Out The Dead
Episode 11 - Bringing Out The Dead
In this episode of the show we are indulging in a truly deep dive into Bringing Out The Dead, an underseen and underrated effort from Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader and starring Nicolas Cage. Over the course of this rather long and twisty conversation we attempt to unpack the thematic richness hidden within this film which includes (among others) seeing it as a spiritual successor to Taxi Driver and a precursor to First Reformed, a deeply personal statement from Scorsese himself, a love letter to NY paramedics, a heap of biblical metaphors and much, much more. So join in for the cutting film talk and stay for the ancillary confessions and completely unsolicited tangential conversations that give this podcast its uniquely insane energy! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, Jak-Luke Sharp & Hillary White Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
03:16:43
April 09, 2021
Episode 10 - Congo
Episode 10 - Congo
In this episode of the show we having an absolute ball discussing Frank Marshall's 1995 adventure romp, Congo. Over the course of the discussion, which got heated and eventually went completely off the rails, we tried to get to the bottom of whether this film is great, abysmal or so-bad-it's-awesome. We also pontificated over just how much high calibre talent was found behind the scenes, shared a few laughs at the expense of the film's exquisitely campy writing and (at least some of us) wondered if Amy was a real gorilla after all. So, as you may imagine, the conversation may have turned out just as bizarre and unhinged as the film itself! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, Nicolo Grasso & Ewan Gleadow Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:56:41
April 02, 2021
Episode 09 - Never Let Me Go
Episode 09 - Never Let Me Go
In this episode of the show we are taking a look at Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of a Kazuo Ishiguro novel penned by none other than Alex Garland. Over the course of our discussion we ponder how easy it is for this film to hide its science-fiction high concept backbone, ruminate over the film's multitude of interpretations, hail its great performances and even attempt to view it as a cinematic expression of veganism. Most of all, we scratch our heads as to why Never Let Me Go did not persist in the cultural consciousness for more than a minute despite the fact it would likely be a Film Twitter darling if it was released today. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Nicolo Grasso & Alina Faulds Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:16:17
March 26, 2021
Episode 08 - Lonely Are The Brave
Episode 08 - Lonely Are The Brave
In this episode of the show we are discussing a mostly orphaned western from 1962, Lonely Are the Brave directed by David Miller and starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, and Walter Matthau. We are trying to figure out if this film can still be classified as a western despite its modern setting, discuss the impact it had on movies that came after it and see if it can be read as an early tell-tale sign of the Golden Age of Hollywood coming to an end. In addition, we do manage to weave the theme of the currently ongoing pandemic into the conversation, which may or may not add an interesting wrinkle to Carson's difficult relationship with westerns. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar & Nicolo Grasso Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) and Instagram (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:16:39
March 19, 2021
Episode 07 - The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada
Episode 07 - The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada
In this episode of the show we are taking a close look at the 2005 directorial debut of none other than Tommy Lee Jones, The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada, a fragmented neo-Western that harbours much more under its bonnet than meets the eye. We try to unpack its multiple thematic strands embedded in the narrative conjured by Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros, Babel), wonder if it is a love story or rather a celebration of male friendship, discuss its political messaging and even wonder if the film functions as a biblical allegory. Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar & Hillary White Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:37:14
March 12, 2021
Episode 06 - Glass
Episode 06 - Glass
In this episode of the show we are setting our sights on M. Night Shyamalan's conclusion to 'The Eastrail 177 Trilogy' (aka 'The Unbreakable Trilogy'), Glass. We leave no stones unturned as we grapple with the film's status as a potentially misunderstood masterpiece, get to the nitty-gritty of Shyamalan's filmmaking style, screenwriting quirks, indulgences and inspirations, and try to figure out whether the film truly deserves to be remembered as an epic conclusion to a long-gestating passion project, or whether it is an example of style-over-substance filmmaking. Come for the film talk, stay for the fisticuffs (because this particular discussion got heated very quickly)! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz, Carson Timar, Nicoló Grasso & Jak-Luke Sharp Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
03:44:42
March 05, 2021
Episode 05 - Alien Nation and Bright
Episode 05 - Alien Nation and Bright
In this episode of the show we are taking a look at the 1988 sci-fi buddy cop movie starring James Caan and Mandy Patinkin, Alien Nation, and pitting it against a film that could be seen as its spiritual descendant, the David Ayer-directed Bright. We are trying our best to understand why one of these films feels organic, lived-in and fun, while the other comes across as offensive to the senses (you figure out which one is which) in a no-holds-barred discussion about filmmakers' responsibilities, recipes for culturally-impactful genre storytelling, narrative tactfulness and more! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Carson Timar Featuring: Nicoló Grasso & Ewan Gleadow Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
02:20:44
February 26, 2021
Episode 04 - Black Sunday
Episode 04 - Black Sunday
In this episode we stay in the 1970s and take a very close look at John Frankenheimer's forgotten blockbuster, Black Sunday. We dig deep into Frankenheimer's place as an iconic filmmaker of the decade, wax poetic about the film's unique aesthetic, attempt to identify just how much of it has crept into the subconsciousness of popular culture and even try to tease out the connective tissue present in John Williams's epic score! Tune in and enjoy! Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Carson Timar Featuring: Nicoló Grasso & Ewan Gleadow Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:19:15
February 19, 2021
Episode 03 - Convoy
Episode 03 - Convoy
In this episode of the show, we are travelling back in time to the seventies and talk about Sam Peckinpah's penultimate directorial effort, Convoy. Together with our guests we try to decide if Kris Kristofferson is hot or not, figure out how the film stacks up to Smokey and the Bandit, try to tease out its convoluted legacy as well as its own identity as a post-western, and dive deep into the nuance of its production, all of which make the film a rather interesting conversation. Tune in and enjoy!  Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Carson Timar Featuring: Alina Faulds & Nicoló Grasso  Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream  Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod). Support the show at ko-fi.com/uncutgemspod  The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:21:46
February 12, 2021
Episode 02 - Assassination Nation
Episode 02 - Assassination Nation
In this episode of the show, we are taking a look at Sam Levinson's Assassination Nation and scratching our heads as to why this jazzy and colourful social satire has all but completely disappeared from cultural consciousness a mere few years after its initial release. We delve into the film's place in a long lineage of culturally significant movies that (perhaps sometimes unwittingly) managed to capture the spirit of their respective eras, take stock of the film's thematic depth and breadth of scope of its social commentary, attempt to parse its inspirations and much, much more! Tune in and enjoy! Host: Jakub Flasz Featuring: Jak-Luke Sharp & Carson Timar Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:44:47
February 05, 2021
Episode 01 - Mission to Mars
Episode 01 - Mission to Mars
In the inaugural episode of the show, we take a closer look at the mostly forgotten and disregarded science-fiction epic directed by Brian De Palma, Mission to Mars, try to get to the bottom of whether it is a true De Palma feature, to whom it tips its hat and why it bombed mercilessly at the box office when it was released theatrically over two decades ago. As an added bonus, we also expand the scope of the conversation to cover the film’s immediate competitor, Red Planet, which was released in the same year and similarly ended up completely orphaned. Host: Jakub Flasz Featuring: Jak-Luke Sharp & Carson Timar Intro: Infraction - Cassette Outro: Infraction - Daydream Follow The Uncut Gems Podcast on Twitter (@UncutGemsPod) The Uncut Gems Podcast is a CLAPPER production
01:29:07
January 22, 2021