s05e09 Best Horror of the 20th Century (6 and 5) – The Good Robot Andys

Numbers 6 and5 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are Night of the Living Dead and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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s05e08 Best Horror of the 20th Century (9 to 7) – The Good Robot Andys

Numbers 9 to 7 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are Rosemary’s Baby, Evil Dead II and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

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s05e07 Best Horror of the 20th Century (12 to 10) – The Good Robot Andys

(Content warning: brief mentions of suicide.)

Numbers 12 to 10 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are The Omen, Don’t Look Now and The Haunting.

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s05e06 Best Horror of the 20th Century (15 to 13) – The Good Robot Andys

Numbers 15 to 13 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are Event Horizon, An American Werewolf in London and The Sixth Sense. Do they pass the “better than Psycho, more fun than The Fly” test? One of them is definitely controversial.

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s05e05 Best Horror of the 20th Century (18 to 16) – The Good Robot Andys

The countdown continues as we discuss numbers 18 to 16 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are Ringu (“Ring”), Psycho and The Fly. We’re half-way there, and from now on all the films must pass the “better than Psycho” test to be allowed in.

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s05e04 Best Horror of the 20th Century (21 to 19) – The Good Robot Andys

Join us as we count down the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. This time, numbers 21 to 19, which means we discuss, with some spoilers, the films Carrie, The Silence of the Lambs and possibly the most extreme film on the list, Audition.

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s05e03 Best Horror of the 20th Century (24 to 22) – The Good Robot Andys

We continue counting down the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. This time, numbers 24 to 22, which means we discuss, with some spoilers, the films Nosferatu, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and one of Andy B’s all-time favourite films, The Wicker Man.

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s05e02 Best Horror of the 20th Century (27 to 25) – The Good Robot Andys

In this series we are counting down the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. This time, numbers 27 to 25, which means we discuss, with some spoilers, the films Hellraiser, The Blair Witch Project and Jacob’s Ladder.

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s05e01 Best Horror of the 20th Century (30 to 28) – The Good Robot Andys

In this series we are counting down the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. This time, numbers 30 to 28, which means we discuss, with some spoilers, the films Gremlins, Near Dark and Altered States.

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s04e03 “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion, with lots of spoilers of the film The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Andy Balaam thinks it sounds worthy and tiresome, but Andy Cockerill describes an unsettling, grown-up horror film, whose story line is slightly weird, probably because it’s based on an Ancient Greek play.

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s04e02 “Annihiliation” – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion, with lots of spoilers of the film Annihilation. For some unknown reason, Andy Balaam starts talking about A Perfect Circle’s Annihilation, which is not very good, but is on the same album as A Perfect Circle’s Imagine, which sounds like an army of zombie hippies is coming to eat your brains, but in a good way. Andy Cockerill tries to ignore all this and gets on with talking about the film, which he says is a visually interesting hard sci-fi story that is original, tense and nicely fooled him. On they way they mention All the Money in the World, Missions and Little Nightmares.

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s04e01 “Split” – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion, with lots of spoilers of the film Split. Andy Balaam states that it is a light but entertaining sequel to Source Code but Andy Cockerill explain it’s a chilling psycho movie that, although it does feature “women in peril”, is not leering, and is very nicely made.

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s03e21 “The Open Source Community” – The Good Robot Andys

What is Open Source? Why is it important? Andy Cockerill tries to to restrain Andy Balaam from rambling forever about Linux, Apache and all the cool things that power the Googles, Facebooks, and Amazons of the new world we are all living in. It’s all about Free Software.

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s03e20 “Mute” – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion, with lots of spoilers of the film Mute. Andy Balaam thinks it’s a rollicking Disney adventure about a tiny mouse who can’t speak, but Andy Cockerill tells him it’s a very dark, edgy sci-fi with disturbing scenes, featuring a man who can’t speak trying to remain a decent human being under extreme pressure.

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s03e19 bonus “mother!” – The Good Robot Andys

Bonus chat by the Andys about the extreme film mother!, during which they coin the genre “social horror”.

Also discussion of Children of Men and lots of Aronofsky films.

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s03e19 “Your Name” – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion, with lots of spoilers of the film Your Name. Andy Balaam speculates that it’s a rom-com starring a waif that thinks it’s more than it is, but Andy Cockerill explains it’s a Manga film that starts off like a teen romance, but quickly becomes true sci-fi with real poignancy.

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s03e18 “Silence” – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion, with lots of spoilers of the film Silence. Andy Balaam thinks it’s a night sky-inspired contemplative film with a strong lead from Kate Winslet, but Andy Cockerill explains as slowly as he can that it’s a study of faith and opposing viewpoints, where the ancient Japanese authorities try to torture a Jesuit priest into renouncing his faith.

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s03e17 “Meltdown & Spectre” – The Good Robot Andys

The Andys take a break from movie discussion to talk tech, about the Meltdown and Spectre exploits that allow malicious people to grab secret information from loads of different types of computer. Andy Balaam insists that the way it works is fascinatingly clever, and there is only one audible yawn from Andy Cockerill.

Also mentioned are Noah, and an insightful bit of feedback from Danni about Colossal.

There’s a lot more detail on Meltdown and Spectre on the Project Zero Blog.

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s03e16 “Colossal” – The Good Robot Andys

Andy and Andy discuss (with lots of spoilers) the film Colossal. Andy Balaam, who hasn’t seen it, decides it’s a Bill Murray vehicle with realistically-rendered giant robots, but Andy Cockerill, who has seen it, explains that it’s “one of the most utterly bizarre, yet really rewarding films” he’s seen, with giant robots and a giant monster.

Along the way the Andys mention Godzilla, Godzilla and Godzilla, Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane, as well as the game Shadow of the Colossus, and the RHLSTP podcast featuring Johann Hari.

As an extra bonus, Andy C says “dude” exactly on the beat of the closing music.

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s03e15 “Kathy Bacon on Blade Runner 2049” – The Good Robot Andys

Special guest Kathy Bacon discusses Blade Runner 2049 with Andy Balaam, including some discussion of its portrayal of women, as initially discussed by the Andys in the episode 13 bonus. Andy Cockerill is given a right to reply to the harsh criticism he receives, at the end.

Contains spoilers for Blade Runner 2049, Rogue One, and Kill Bill!

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