Ribbon of Memes

It's been over a century and a quarter since the first moving picture was committed to celluloid - the "ribbon of dreams", as Orson Welles mellifluously intoned.

And so, welcome, one and all, to Ribbon of Memes, a new podcast in which Roger Bell_West and Nick Marsh supply grateful listeners hot takes about films considered masterpieces by critics or filmgoers in general.

The rules: we choose one "masterpiece" from every year from the earliest days of cinema to our dreadful modern dystopia. Do we agree these films are classics? Are we entertained? Did we even understand what the film was trying to say? The questions are endless!*

We start in 1973 (for reasons explained in the first podcast) and progress vaguely chronologically (unless we think of another film that makes an interesting comparison to the one we have just seen, or are otherwise distracted by shiny new things).

Yes, that's right, we decided that what the world really needed was two more uninformed middle-aged white guys telling the world about media largely produced by similar people. Find out whether we were right or not herein!

*Actually, no, that's most of them.

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A Better Tomorrow (1986) 17 February 2024

Nick and Roger strap on our pairs of pistols and embrace each other in a brotherly (and manly) manner as we consider John Woo's breakout film A Better Tomorrow (1986).

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RoboCop (1987) 27 January 2024

Roger and Nick have twenty seconds to comply with RoboCop (1987).

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Halloween (1978) 20 January 2024

Nick and Roger discuss Halloween (1978): another Carpenter masterpiece, or the opening of the floodgates of cheap spam-in-a-can slasher horror?

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Battle Beyond the Magnificent Seven Samurai 13 January 2024 - 1 comment

Roger and Nick grunt in a manly and honourable way as we look back at The Seven Samurai (1954), The Magnificent Seven (1970) and Battle Beyond the Stars (1980).

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The Craft (1996) 06 January 2024

Roger and Nick discuss The Craft.

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