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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.

Sep 20, 2018

“There’s nothing that people rebel more against, I told jacques, than being forced to acknowledge the secret and immediate power their fellow human beings have over them. There’s maybe nothing more common, routines. A savage power, as indifferent as a thunderbolt, where intellect, merit beauty, language are...

Sep 13, 2018

I am joined by Chris to talk about the kind of fan sites that existed before social media websites blended everything into a grey paste.

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Sep 6, 2018

With guest Rosie (from The Shadow Trap podcast) 

"Just heard "Orinoco Flow" in the supermarket, which reminded me of one of my favorite things anyone has ever said to me in an interview: Enya explaining why some people find her music to be spiritual — 'It's the amount of reverb we use.'..." -...

Aug 30, 2018

I am joined by video essayist Shannon Strucci to discuss the mammoth second entry in her Fake Friends series: FAKE FRIENDS EPISODE TWO: parasocial hell. 

This episode was recorded under the assumption you have probably watched part one and part two of this series. It's around 2.5 hours of high-level insight, fantastic...

Aug 23, 2018

With guest Lisa Cassidy

"Maps have three basic attributes: scale, projection, and symbolization. Each element is a source of distortion. As a group, they describe the essence of the map's possibilities and limitations." - Mark Monmonier

Boston Strangler - 1961 - Richard Fleischer

Star 80 - 1983 - Bob...