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All Units

All Units is an anatomy of the thriller. Every two weeks Sean McTiernan creates a double bill in the hopes of exploring and understanding another aspect of thriller cinema.

Every other week, Calling All Units will answer questions from listeners, the host and, if necessary, the authorities.

If you keep a running list of movies you want to watch, prepare for it to get much, much longer.

Oct 26, 2017

Friend of the podcast Jools (@Joolsd on twitter) joins me to discuss several films from the career of Elio Petri, the underrated Italian director responsible for Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion (one of the stand-out films from the Work season) 


Oct 19, 2017

"The style of this film is not that of a thriller. Using image and sound, the filmmaker strives to express the nightmare of a young man whose weaknesses lead him to commit acts of theft for which nothing destined him." - Robert Bresson, Pickpocket

Light Sleeper - 1992 - Paul Schrader

Arrebatto - 1980 - Ivan...

Oct 12, 2017

I talk about the Harvey Weinstein stories coming to light, the uselessness of ranked lists, my final ever comment about Tarantino and why I think green room is intellectual counterfeit money. 

Oct 5, 2017

“Boredom is the desire for happiness left in its pure state”. —Giacomo Leopardi

Outrage - 2010 - Takeshi Kitano

Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion - 1970 - Elio Petri