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Talk Without Rhythm Podcast

Join El Goro, part-time luchador and full-time cinephile, as he delves into the broad grassy spaces and massed granite tarns of cinema. Each episode, El Goro discusses two movies tied together by some kind of theme. Action, sci-fi, horror, high-brow, low-brow: it's all fair game.
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Aug 14, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I continue my battle against the Great Unwatched Pile with two early films from Werner Herzog: 1970's Even Dwarfs Started Small and 1971's Fata Morgana.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:43] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[03:00] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[14:36] Fata Morgana (1971)

[48:13] Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

[01:19:37] FEEDBACK

[01:24:07] ENDING MUSIC: Fuck Around by Dwarves

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Aug 7, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm knocking off two more titles from my Unwatched Pile with a Shinya Tsukamoto double-feature of 2004's Vital and 2011's Kotoko.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:39] CromCast Promo

[02:23] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[12:28] Vital (2004)

[45:23] Kotoko (2011)

[01:08:35] FEEDBACK

[01:13:23] ENDING MUSIC: Blue Bird by Cocco

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Jul 31, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast we return to the sorrowfully Scandinavian cinema of Ingmar Bergman with 1961's Through a Glass Darkly and 1963's The Silence.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:36] Projection Booth Promo

[02:46] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[26:36] Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

[01:00:33] The Silence (1963)

[01:32:42] FEEDBACK

[01:35:22] ENDING MUSIC: Through a Glass Darkly by Hammock

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Jul 24, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm paying tribute to the immortal Venom Mob of Chang Cheh and Shaw Brothers with a look at 1978's The Five Venoms and 1978's Crippled Avengers.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:33] Cult of Muscle Promo

[02:46] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[28:37] The Five Venoms (1978)

[57:40] Crippled Avengers (1978)

[01:26:25] FEEDBACK

[01:29:51] ENDING MUSIC: Da Mystery of Chessboxin' by Wu-Tang Clan

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Jul 17, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I pull down two titles from my massive Unwatched Pile o' Shame: 1991's Hiruko the Goblin and 1998's Six-String Samurai.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:34] The Good, the Bad, and the Odd Promo

[02:17] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[11:12] Hiruko the Goblin (1991)

[46:10] Six-String Samurai (1998)

[01:20:57] FEEDBACK

[01:23:24] ENDING MUSIC: Love Pipe by The Red Elvises

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Jul 10, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm fulfilling a Patreon Pick from TWoRP Elite Patron Aron with a Na Hong-Jin double-feature of 2008's The Chaser and 2010's The Yellow Sea.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:59] Chin Stroker vs Punter Promo

[03:07] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[18:05] The Chaser (2008)

[49:58] The Yellow Sea (2010)

[01:15:32] FEEDBACK

[01:18:00] Pain by Dio

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Jul 3, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm joined TWoRP Elite Patron Anna P for her Patreon Pick of 1994's Shrunken Heads and 1998's Modern Vampires.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:52] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[03:09] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[14:01] Shrunken Heads (1994)

[01:01:18] Modern Vampires (1998)

[01:47:06] FEEDBACK

[01:52:46] ENDING MUSIC: No One Lives Forever by Oingo Boingo

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Jun 26, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm fulfilling a Patreon Pick from TWoRP Legionnaire Steve King of Invasion of the Podcast and The Saturday Night Slasher. Steve requested I take a look at the James Whale "not-quite biopic" Gods and Monsters and I opted for another tale of a WWI veteran turned director struggling with monster - 2000's Shadow of the Vampire.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:22] CromCast Promo

[03:06] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[18:45] Gods and Monsters (1998)

[01:00:50] Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

[01:34:42] FEEDBACK

[01:37:17] ENDING MUSIC: Of Gods and Monsters by The Spook

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Jun 19, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm fulfilling a Patreon Pick from TWoRP Elite Patron Paul of Invasion of the Podcast and Strange Highways. Paul joins me on another Hitchcock conversation, this time discussing 1954's Rear Window and 1955's To Catch a Thief.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:50] Projection Booth Promo

[03:00] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[33:22] Rear Window (1954)

[01:46:51] To Catch a Thief (1955)

[03:16:58] FEEDBACK

[03:21:32] ENDING MUSIC: Hitchcock Starlet by Horrorpops

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Jun 12, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm fulfilling a Patreon Pick from TWoRP Legionnaire Tom B. Tom has requested I take a look at 2011's Absentia so I opted to pair it up with another Mike Flanagan flick - 2016's Before I Wake.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:29] Cult of Muscle Promo

[02:42] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[11:26] Absentia (2011)

[41:47] Before I Wake (2016)

[01:16:04] FEEDBACK

[01:18:14] ENDING MUSIC: Dream Evil by Dio

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Jun 5, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm joined by TWoRP Elite Patron Trevor of the Theater of War Podcast for his Patreon Pick as we discuss 2002's We Were Soldiers and 2019's VFW.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:05] The Good, the Bad, and the Odd Promo

[02:48] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[35:50] We Were Soldiers (2002)

[01:35:16] VFW (2019)

[02:28:00] FEEDBACK

[02:38:30] ENDING MUSIC: Sgt. MacKenzie by Joseph Kilna MacKenzie

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May 30, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I close out this year's AniMayTion by putting aside childish things and revel in some fucked-up anime with 1987's Lily C.A.T. and 1991's Doomed Megalopolis.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:36] Chin Stroker VS Punter Promo

[03:43] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[14:59] Lily C.A.T. (1987)

[40:22] Doomed Megalopolis (1991)

[01:13:01] FEEDBACK

[01:20:09] ENDING MUSIC: A-L-I-E-N by Maximum the Hormone

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May 22, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing AniMayTion with two childhood films with heavy environmental themes: 1990's Jetsons: The Movie and 1992's FernGully: The Last Rainforest.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:00] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[03:17] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[12:24] Jetsons: The Movie (1990)

[52:57] FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

[01:26:58] FEEDBACK

[01:27:14] ENDING MUSIC: Toxic Love by Tim Curry

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May 15, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing my month of AniMayTion with a Don Bluth double-feature of 1989's All Dogs Go to Heaven and 1991's Rock-a-Doodle.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:35] CromCast Promo

[02:20] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[15:14] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

[56:07] Rock-a-Doodle (1991)

[01:25:46] FEEDBACK

[01:28:19] ENDING MUSIC: Sun Do Shine by Glen Campbell

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May 8, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing AniMayTion with two Amblin animated films from my childhood - 1988's The Land Before Time and 1991's An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:39] Projection Booth Promo

[03:49] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[15:49] The Land Before Time (1988)

[59:28] An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

[01:40:28] FEEDBACK

[01:42:36] ENDING MUSIC: Dreams to Dream (Finale Version) by Linda Ronstadt

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May 1, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm kicking of AniMayTion with a Patreon Pick from TWoRP Elite Patron The Cancer Man! Cancer Man has selected two CG-animated films based off one of his favorite video game franchises - 2001's Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within and 2005's Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:39] The Good, the Bad, and the Odd Promo

[03:22] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[24:01] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

[01:09:09] Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)

[02:02:16] FEEDBACK

[02:07:36] ENDING MUSIC: Advent: One-Winged Angel by Nobuo Uematsu et al

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Apr 24, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing my series of Patreon Picks with a selection from TWoRP Legionnaire Reno D. Reno requested that I take a look at 2013's Prisoners and I opted to pair it with the OTHER Denis Villeneuve film from 2013 with Jake Gyllenhaal - Enemy.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:56] Chin Stroker vs Punter Promo

[03:04] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[15:25] Prisoners (2013)

[48:11] Enemy (2013)

[01:21:00] FEEDBACK

[01:24:49] ENDING MUSIC: After the Lights Go Out by The Walker Brothers

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Apr 17, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing my series of Patreon Picks with a selection from TWoRP Elite Patron Jonathan B. Jonathan joins me in the conversation of two modern reinterpretations of classical stories - 2020's Wendy and 2021's The Green Knight.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:08] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[03:25] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[15:34] Wendy (2020)

[55:39] The Green Knight (2021)

[01:48:36] FEEDBACK

[01:55:03] ENDING MUSIC: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Fenrir

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Apr 10, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing my series of Patreon Picks with a selection from TWoRP Elite Patron Mathew K. Mathew joins me in a conversation about two films dealing with divided lands and people - 2000's Joint Security Area and 2002's Hero.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:48] CromCast Promo

[02:32] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[18:31] Joint Security Area (2000)

[01:10:18] Hero (2002)

[02:15:01] FEEDBACK

[02:30:54] ENDING MUSIC: In the Chess Court by Tan Dun

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Apr 3, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm fulfilling a Patreon Pick from Georges with a Lemmy double-feature of 1987's Eat the Rich and 1994's Airheads.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:11] Projection Booth Promo

[03:21] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[21:12] Eat the Rich (1987)

[48:10] Airheads (1994)

[01:16:03] FEEDBACK

[01:18:12] ENDING MUSIC: Eat the Rich by Motorhead

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Mar 27, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing my series of Patreon Picks with a selection from TWoRP Elite Patron Jon R. Jon has requested I take a look at 2008's The Ruins and 2020's The Superdeep and has requested the Johnny Wolfenstein of Trick or Treat Radio and Force Insensitive join me in the conversation.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:22] Cult of Muscle Promo

[03:34] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[21:22] The Ruins (2008)

[01:04:26] The Superdeep (2020)

[01:51:11] FEEDBACK

[01:54:40] ENDING MUSIC: Mushroom Men by Les Claypool

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Mar 20, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm back with the Patreon Picks with a selection from TWoRP Elite Patron Will Tordella. Will joins me in the conversation as we dive into the deep end of hyper-naturalist drama with 2008's Ballast and 2008's Wendy and Lucy.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:09] The Good, the Bad, and the Odd Promo

[02:52] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[16:03] Ballast (2008)

[01:01:48] Wendy and Lucy (2008)

[01:59:56] FEEDBACK

[02:04:24] ENDING MUSIC: Dog Door by Tom Waits

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Mar 13, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm celebrating another journey around the sun by once again taking a look at two films from the year I was born - 1985. This time things have a decided vampiric bent though in VERY different ways. I'll be talking about Tobe Hooper's tripped-out space vampire-meets-Quatermass epic Lifeforce and an early comedic foray for Jim Carrey with Once Bitten.

[00:00] INTRO

[01:50] Chin Stroker vs Punter Promo

[02:58] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[09:03] Lifeforce (1985)

[57:02] Once Bitten (1985)

[01:22:32] FEEDBACK

[01:25:25] ENDING MUSIC: Vampires from Outer Space by The Independents

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Mar 6, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing the Patreon Picks with a selection from TWoRP Legionnaire Corin. Corin wanted me to take a look at 1997's Face/Off so I opted to make it a "John Woo in Hollywood" double-feature by pairing it with 1993's Hard Target.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:47] Trick or Treat Radio Promo

[04:04] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[19:30] Hard Target (1993)

[01:02:49] Face/Off (1997)

[01:44:31] FEEDBACK

[01:47:37] ENDING MUSIC: Born on the Bayou by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Feb 27, 2022

This week on the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast I'm continuing my series of Patreon Picks with a selection from TWoRP Elite Patron Brett the Wiz of Bretrro Culture. Brett has brought some seriously heavy emotional lifting this time with Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage from 1973 and Clint Eastwood's The Bridges of Madison County from 1995.

[00:00] INTRO

[02:02] The CromCast Promo

[02:47] RANDOM CONVERSATION

[23:32] Scenes from a Marriage (1973)

[01:24:47] The Bridges of Madison County (2003)

[02:20:30] FEEDBACK

[02:25:30] ENDING MUSIC: Sealed With a Fist by Exodus

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