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This week, the guys wrap up the most recent (and final) batch of 20 movies on the BFI Top 100 with their awards and rank them from Best to Fine (seriously, there was not one bad movie in this bunch, folks!) Find out how similar your two hosts a
This week, the guys finally come to the end of the BFI Top 100 list with a discussion of The Third Man (the #1 film!) Is Holly Martens a good writer and how does it factor into the story itself? Could this movie have benefitted from a Se7en-lik
This week, the guys discuss the penultimate episode on the list in Gary Oldman's gritty, dark Nil By Mouth. They discuss everything about this grim film from the invasive camerawork getting in everyone's face, they debate the ending and what it
This week, the guys discuss another John Schlesinger film in the form of the 1963 comedy Billy Liar. How does this movie compare to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ally McBeal and Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Was 1963 the peak year for catchphras
This week, the guys discuss sexuality and relationships in John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday. What is this film's weird connection with the actual Bloody Sunday riots? Is this the first time a gay character's sexual preference barely figu
This week, your hosts start to round the bend on this list as they discuss Mike Leigh's award-winning directorial effort Secrets & Lies, a film that asks questions about motherhood, family and race... but the latter is surprisingly the least di
Stand by your beliefs, hold strong and carry on! This week, the guys break down the Oscar-winning A Man for All Seasons detailing Thomas More's refusal to approve of Henry VIII's divorce and the repercussions that follow that. They break down t
It's time to head back to the world of comedy one more time on this list with the British box office smash A Fish Called Wanda. How in the world did Kevin Kline shape his infamous and Oscar-winning performance as Wanda's narcissistic lover Otto
What better way to follow up last week's raunchy comedy than with an epic profile of a complicated soldier in the Powell & Pressburger classic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Does this movie take shots at the British army through the title
It's the moment you've all been waiting for... this week, Brendan and Jason FINALLY get to talk about Carry On Up the Khyber, the 16th in a series of 31 farcical comedies with a mostly-recurring cast. As per usual, the guys ask all the tough qu
This week, the guys return to the list! This is the final Ealing Studios comedy on the list so the question is... will Jason finally genuinely like one of these a lot? Is there ever too many Alec Guinnesses or the more the merrier? What are the
Closing up And Now for Something Completely Similar is the sequel to the Danny Boyle classic - T2 Trainspotting. Have Brendan and Jason FINALLY found a remake/sequel that comes close to living up to the original? How successful is the film at s
Marching on, the guys take the time to dissect the American remake of Get Carter starring Sylvester Stallone... and Michael Caine still shows up anyway! The guys dive deep into this weird remake and ask the questions you all want to know the an
In a complete change from last week's episode, the 2016 remake of the 1949 Ealing Studios classic Whisky Galore is about as close as you can get to the original source material without being a blatant copy and paste job! Eddie Izzard finally ge
The off-book series continues and your hosts welcome back Steve and Izzy of Everything I Learned from Movies to break down the 2003 remake of The Italian Job. After grilling their guests on their knowledge of New Brunswick customs, they all div
The final (for a while, anyway) edition of And Now For Something Completely Similar begins with a discussion of the third Harry Palmer flick - Billion Dollar Brain. During this discussion, the guys talk about it all including how this movie com
This episode is literally Brendan and Jason talking about nothing. They do answer some listener mail though, talk about their new horror movie/lemonade podcast spinoff, rant about prequels, directors who should just shut up and be British and m
Jason is on vacation this week so enjoy this slice of Brendan's other podcast where the former joined him to discuss Wild Mountain Thyme. See!? It still fits into this podcast topic... sort of. Stay tuned for that ending, Yowzah.   Next week: J
This week, the guys get musical with a discussion of the bombastic all-singing, all-dancing Oliver Twist adaptation directed by Carol Reed - Oliver! In this episode, Jason gives his full dissertation on musicals, the guys bemoan the lack of any
This week, Brendan and Jason discuss a film that is still not Carry On Up the Khyber - that of Stephen Frears' film My Beautiful Laundrette starring History's Greatest Monster Daniel Day-Lewis. The guys break down the movie and discuss The Shoc
Captain a ship and fire at your own men! It's time to sail on the cruel sea! Brendan and Jason talk all about the 1950s Jack Hawkins war film with regards to Stanley Baker's memorable brief performance, the fact that this may be a stealth anti-
Take a step into the surreal side of the BFI Top 100 with the occasionally mind-bending, often awe-inspiring film if.... starring Malcolm McDowell. This is the film that made Stanley Kubrick take notice and cast McDowell in A Clockwork Orange a
This week, the guys discuss the all-singing all-frowning experimental family drama Distant Voices, Still Lives. They discuss the fractured narrative of the film and how it gives everything an ethereal dreamlike quality, they discuss the idea of
This week, the guys talk about what maybe one of the strangest choices to win Best Picture at the Oscars. That's right, Brendan and Jason discuss the 1963 Tony Richardson romp Tom Jones starring the late, great Albert Finney. They talk about th
This week, the guys talk all about the John Schlesinger epic romantic drama Far from the Madding Crowd. At three hours long, will this be a slog or a beautiful slow-burn of a drama? Or something in between? The guys talk about "pasture bloat,"
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