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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Traffic (2000) 23 July 2022

Nick and Roger discuss Traffic (2000).

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Dogma (1999) 09 July 2022 - 2 comments

Nick and Roger discuss Dogma (1999).

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The Big Lebowski (1998) 11 June 2022 - 2 comments

The best Chandler parody ever, or just some dude? Nick and Roger discuss The Big Lebowski (1998).

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Re-Animator (1985) and Dagon (2001) 16 April 2022

In our first (but probably not last) Lovecraft-a-Thon, Nick and Roger discuss Re-Animator (1985) and Dagon (2001).

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Last Action Hero (1993) 02 April 2022

Nick and Roger discuss the notorious bomb Last Action Hero (1993).

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Back to the Future (1985-1990) 19 February 2022

Nick and Roger discuss Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990).

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Heathers (1989) 05 February 2022

Nick and Roger discuss Heathers (1989).

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The Breakfast Club (1985) 04 December 2021 - 2 comments

Roger and Nick discuss The Breakfast Club.

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Blood Simple (1984) 20 November 2021 - 4 comments

Roger and Nick discuss Blood Simple.

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Local Hero (1983) 06 November 2021

Roger and Nick discuss Local Hero.

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The Right Stuff (1983) 30 October 2021

Nick and Roger discuss The Right Stuff.

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Diner (1982) 16 October 2021 - 1 comment

Nick and Roger discuss Diner.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 09 October 2021 - 5 comments

Roger and Nick discuss Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Airplane! (1980) 25 September 2021

Roger, Nick and Jon discuss Zero Hour! and Airplane!.

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