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Back to the Balcony

An amused second look at movies and culture from the last century.
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Oct 16, 2018

The Dirty Dozen, mayhem in the military or a calculated risk? Jim is joined by guest Len Perdic to discuss the viability of arming hardened criminals for commando missions. And as if that’s not enough they also argue over the difference between a premise and a synopsis. Yes, it’s a laugh riot.

Oct 1, 2018

“Manhattan” one of the greatest love stories of all time or another Woody Allen euro-drama? Jim’s reaction you can predict but guest Mario Bernardi just might surprise you. Warning: Real life makes an appearance at the tend.

Sep 15, 2018

“Nashville” has been called Robert Altman’s masterpiece. Jim thinks it might be something else entirely. Guest Mario Bernardi tries to supply a more balanced interpretation.

Sep 1, 2018

Jimmy England talks about 1968’s Funny Girl with 2018’s funny girl, Chris Wuergler. Nobody’s quite sure if this is the biography of Fanny Brice or a Barbra Streisand concert movie.

Aug 15, 2018

Comedian Pete Van Dyke coaches Jimmy England on the finer points of 1977’s Slap Shot. Jimmy explains why he’s out of his mind. Surprisingly, the gloves never come off.

Aug 2, 2018

Go back to the summer of love when Jim and guest Len Perdic talk about 1970’s Woodstock. Peace, love and rock and roll or a fantastic con job? Don’t miss the quiz at the end to determine how groovy you are.

Jul 15, 2018

Perpetually perky Doris Day comes under fire when Jimmy England and Chris Wuergler talk about her 1963 film Move Over, Darling. Surrealist romp or precursor to Sex In The City?

Jul 1, 2018

Comedian Barry 3D Carter visits to talk about his favourite movie, 1976’s Logan’s Run. Is Jim correct that it’s technically challenged? Or should you trust a man who can’t figure out how to text message?

Jun 16, 2018

Jim obsesses once again about the weight of gold while guest Len Perdic patiently explains that 1969’s The Italian Job was just a movie and any similarities to other films is just a coincidence.

Jun 1, 2018

Back with a personal favourite, guest Mario Bernardi tries to get Jim to understand the finer points of 1971’s Harold and Maude. Jim tries but can only identify with what he interprets as symptoms of early onset dementia (big surprise).

May 15, 2018

Jim and special guest Mario Bernardi plunge into the world of bugs, security and paranoia with 1974’s The Conversation. It’s a fascinating discussion with no connection to why they’re both afraid to answer their cell phones.

May 1, 2018

Is Grease the word or just a terrible 1976 movie? Chris Wuergler and Jimmy England debate whether it’s a good idea to cast actors as high school students who are old enough to receive pensions.

Apr 15, 2018

You need a mean mutha to talk about the blaxploitation films of the seventies. Instead, you get Jimmy England and comedian Barry 3D Carter just talking about 1971’s Shaft in this episode of Back to the Balcony.

Apr 1, 2018

Jimmy England and Christine Wuergler discuss The Odd Couple in this episode of Back to the Balcony. She says it’s a comedy, he says it’s a documentary. If nothing else you’ll learn what a Fake Shemp is.

Mar 15, 2018

Is it possible to have a frank and earnest discussion about 1979’s Caligula? Or do guest Len Perdic and host Jimmy England get distracted by the “adult situations”? You be the judge. WARNING: You may get aroused.

Mar 1, 2018

Ve half ways of making you listen. Actually we don’t. But you’ll want to hear Len Perdic and Jimmy England go completely off topic discussing The Boys From Brazil.

Feb 15, 2018

Everybody’s talking about Midnight Cowboy. Maybe not everybody but guest Mario Bernardi and Jimmy England do try to figure out what all the fuss was about and how attitudes have changed in this episode of Back to the Balcony.

Feb 1, 2018

Guest Mario Bernardi displays his automotive chops when critiquing the car chase scene in Bullitt, Jimmy England gets lost down some dead end street as usual in this episode of Back to the Balcony.

Jan 15, 2018

He’s back! It’s another Elvis movie when Jimmy England and Chris Wuergler analyze Viva Las Vegas. Actually, Jimmy analyzes, Chris just enjoys that Hunka hunka burnin’ love.

Jan 1, 2018

Jimmy England with a bad Belgium accent discusses Albert Finney’s bad Belgium accent in 1974’s Murder on the Orient Express with fan favourite Chris Wuergler

Dec 15, 2017

Babes In Toyland, good enough for a new generation? Guests Charlotte, Halle and Taylor educate Jimmy England about what kids today find entertaining in our Christmas episode of Back to the Balcony. Turns out, it doesn’t have to be animated.

Dec 1, 2017

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest brings the plight of the mentally disturbed to the mainstream. Jimmy England struggles to be funny without being disrespectful. Guest Len Perdic offers opinions and gets out of the way.

Nov 15, 2017

Dr. Strangelove scares the bejeebers out of Jimmy England while guest Len Perdic explains that it’s just a movie and could never happen today…maybe

Nov 2, 2017

Does The Graduate hold up as a classic movie after all these years?  For that matter do Anne Bancroft’s legs? Find out when Jimmy England and Mario Bernardi take a stab at higher education and whether Dustin Hoffman was the best choice for the character of Ben.

Oct 15, 2017

Night of the Living Dead, bad horror movie or genuine classic? Guest Len Perdic presents his case to Jimmy England who can’t get past the cheesy music.

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