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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Renfield (2023) 30 September 2023

Nick and Roger go back to the Nic Cage well—but will it be one time too many, as he plays Dracula to Nicholas Hoult's Renfield?


Tags: comedy horror

  1. Posted by J Michael Cule at 05:54pm on 30 September 2023

    Not only GHOST RIDER but also LEFT BEHIND....

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 06:40pm on 30 September 2023

    Oh, but not the good version of Left Behind, the one from 2000 with Kirk Cameron and the great Gordon Currie as Nicolae Carpathia. That's a true classic of bad filmmaking. The 2014 has actual competent actors to go with a rubbish script. (Which, hey, somewhat resembles this actually.)

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