Back by popular demand, it’s the second episode Field & Mullinger’s Underground Nights. Once again, your hosts Paul Field and James Mullinger are delving into the depths of cinema to dig out some of the best documentaries they can find. From the phenomenon of the Netflix series Making A Murderer, to the ground-breaking Paradise Lost, they’ve got it covered.
Joining Paul and James to discuss the world of documentary film-making is Cleanflix co-director Joshua Ligairi. As well as sharing his thoughts on some of the crazy conspiracies behind Making A Murderer, Josh also talks about his own work past and present, including the upcoming Plan 241.
There’s also time for the trio to quickly run through the recent Oscar nominations and explain how Alan Rickman inadvertently funded one member of the team throughout his education!
Dawn breaks on a new day, ushering in the fresh optimism that another year on God’s green Earth brings with it. New starts, new ideas and new opportunities to shambolically attempt to review movies, for Paul to use wildly-offensive non-PC terms, and for the rest of us to fall flat on our arses.
As Steve Norman nurses a poorly rum-addled brain after two weeks of non-stop partying whilst not on the Failed Critics clock, he returns to the driving seat – probably still too inebriated to drive, but nobody could wrestle the keys from his clutches. Gripping the armrests, clinging on for dear life and hoping to make it out alive are Steve’s passengers, Owen Hughes and Paul Field.
Three new releases make their way onto on of our shortest podcasts in a long time, as awards season well and truly hits these shores. Paul begins this section by trying to comprehend the new Terrence Malick movie, Knight of Cups, before Owen joins in a verbal rant about the Oscar-baiting The Danish Girl. David O. Russell’s latest feature to star Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Joy, also can’t avoid the onslaught as Steve gets agitated by it.
Things are little more rosy in ‘What We’ve Been Watching’ before we even get to the new releases, beginning with Owen prepping for The Hateful Eight by checking out some other westerns; specifically The Homesman, Meek’s Cutoff and Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. Steve gets on the bandwagon for the new Netflix documentary series, Making A Murderer, whilst Paul looks slightly more afield for his documentaries, Russian Woodpecker and Finders Keepers.
Join us again next week as we find shelter in Quentin Tarantino’s cabin full of nefarious characters.