Episode 91: Highlander (1986)

The guys get a raging Quickening on this week’s podcast on the 1986 sci-fi fantasy cult classic, Highlander. From the second the bell rings on this movie it is instantly among the greatest films of all time, and it only back somersaults deeper and deeper into our hearts as it progresses. We’re still not totally sure what’s happening at any point or what the “prize” is or what Christopher Lambert’s accent is or how a sneeze could change the course of a sea vessel, but none of that seems to matter one single bit. Because this movie. Is. Awesome.

Highlander (1986)
Director
Russell Mulcahy
Stars
Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Roxanne Hart
Clancy Brown

Selected By
Anders

3.8

Aired Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The guys get a raging Quickening on this week's podcast on the 1986 sci-fi fantasy cult classic, Highlander. From the second the bell rings on this movie it is instantly among the greatest films of all time, and it only back somersaults deeper and deeper into our hearts as it progresses. We're still not totally sure what's happening at any point or what the "prize" is or what Christopher Lambert's accent is or how a sneeze could change the course of a sea vessel, but none of that seems to matter one single bit. Because this movie. Is. Awesome.

Episode 51: The Untouchables (1987)

Listen here, see: the Bit Players are back to talk about Brian De Palma’s 1987 love letter to prohibition, The Untouchables. The guys break down Sean Connery’s Oscar-winning performance and his contractual accent forgiveness clause, how much better this movie could have been if its central character wasn’t its most one-dimensional, and the stunning visual beauty on which De Palma obviously labored very hard, completely forgetting to make an emotionally coherent movie. They also pick their own squad names and missions as well as try to cast the perfect modern-day Eliot Ness.

The Untouchables (1987)
Director
Brian De Palma
Stars
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia

Selected By
Anders

2.8

Aired Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Listen here, see: the Bit Players are back to talk about Brian De Palma's 1987 love letter to prohibition, The Untouchables. The guys break down Sean Connery's Oscar-winning performance and his contractual accent forgiveness clause, how much better this movie could have been if its central character wasn't its most one-dimensional, and the stunning visual beauty on which De Palma obviously labored very hard, completely forgetting to make an emotionally coherent movie. They also pick their own squad names and missions as well as try to cast the perfect modern-day Eliot Ness.