WHYBW – What Have You Been Watching?
A rewatch of an undeniable piece of filth, a classic film watch blossoms from a Looney Tunes short, a festival favorite African film, an update on Trevor’s journey through the Spenser novels, and Matt recommends a Hindi horror fable. All of this and more as we check in with what the Nighthawks have been up to lately.
Pink Flamingos– Matt revisits the type of movie that the term “cult classic” was coined for, from shock, shlock, and filthmeister John Waters. Who is the most filthy person in Baltimore?
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)- Trevor is inspired by a revisit of the immortal Bugs Bunny’s Buccaneer Bunny to explore Charles Laughton in Mutiny on the Bounty. Also starring a moustache-less Clark Gable, the film is worth the rabbit hole of historicity that Trevor found himself in.
Saloum– The Fantastic Fest favorite is now streaming, a movie Matt describes as an action noir with a supernatural twist. From Congolese filmmaker Jean Luc Herbulot.
Robert B. Parker’s Spenser (Books)– After episode 99 Trevor embarked on a quest to read the Spenser novels by Robert B. Parker. Trevor is nearly 25% of the way through the books penned by Parker himself, and we check in with his Spenser feelings while Matt expounds on some highlights from the full Parker library.
Tumbbad– Matt brings a dark fantasy fable to the table in this Hindi horror film, in his quest to add more Indian films to his repertoire. “Big old school Hammer vibes.” – Matt