Scorsese Was Right with Liam, Joe & Ben

Scorsese Was Right
Film-of-the-week discussion punctuated with conversational tangents and (however tenuously) related music - featuring chats about the classics, new releases, the worst of the worst and underrated gems.

Episode 3 - The Irishman

With the full trio back for week three, the gang finally discuss a film by the show's namesake, Martin Scorsese's latest effort "The Irishman" (2019). Featuring music from The Pogues, Fats Domino, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and The Five Satins.

Episode 1 - The Big Short

In keeping with recent events, the gang discuss Adam McKay's "The Big Short" (2015) as their first film-of-the-week.

Episode 4 - Thunderbirds (2004)

It's a trip down memory lane for Liam, Joe and Ben as they review Jonathan Frakes' 2004 nostalgia-clouded "Thunderbirds", an adaptation of the classic 60s TV show which proves to be sometimes in the ballpark of 'so bad it's good' - but mostly just bad. Featuring music from The Shapeshifters, MF DOOM/King Geedorah, The Byrds and Morrissey.

Episode 5 - The Italian Job (1969)

The gang review Peter Collinson's 1969 British cult classic "The Italian Job," a wonderfully campy affair whose sometimes middling content is saved by its charm. Featuring music by New Order, The Beatles, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.

Episode 2 - Mank

Based on last week's discussion, the gang (minus Ben) talk about David Fincher's "Mank" (2020). Featuring music by Weird Al Yankovic, Happy Mondays, Benny Goodman and The Ink Spots.

Episode 6 - The Sting (1973)

Upon recommendation from Joe's mum, the gang have watched George Roy Hill's Oscar-winning classic "The Sting" (1973), a depression-era heist/mobster flick filled with an all-star cast, numerous twists and turns, and enough moxie to sink a battleship. Featuring music from The Police, Slade, John Lee Hooker and The Seeds.

Episode 7 - Suspiria (1977)

This week sadly Ben couldn't make it, so Liam and Joe welcome friend of the show Jack Sackett to talk about one of his favourite films, Dario Argento's horror classic "Suspiria" (1977) - how does it compare with the remake? Has it aged well? And who knew Tilda Swinton was Scottish? Featuring music from Donna Summer, Phil Collins, The Stranglers and Goblin.

Episode 8 - The Death of Stalin (2017)

Jack joins the gang once more for a discussion of a firm group favourite, Armando Iannucci's "The Death of Stalin" (2017), a black comedy that plays fast and loose with history while remaining (mostly) true to the facts. Featuring music from Boney M., The Beatles, Udo Lindenberg and Nürnberg.

Episode 9 - Uncut Gems (2019)

This is how we win – the gang jump into the Safdie brothers' "Uncut Gems" (2019), a Netflix original smash hit jam-packed with nail-biting tension, endless quotability, surprising celebrity cameos and an Adam Sandler performance that's actually good. Featuring music from Queen & David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Boston and The Traveling Wilburys.

Episode 10 - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

With Ben and Jack away, Liam and Joe take a laid-back look at the Coen Brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000), a loose, darkly comic adaptation of Homer's Odyssey set in depression-era Mississippi. Featuring music by The Allman Brothers Band, The Soggy Bottom Boys/Dan Tyminski, Chuck Berry and Kraftwerk.