Adjust Your Tracking

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Two friends are trying to work through those movie backlogs by going through a whole century of film, decade by decade, year by year. Presented by Better Feeling Films; UK based hosts Lena Delaney and Oliver Jones will be your rambling guides each fortnight as they go on their adventure through film history.

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December 20, 2023 140 mins

Join Lena and Ollie for a festive special as they embark on an adventure to help save Christmas with Ernest P. Worrell. They also talk about Merry Little Batman, The Holdovers and more!

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Noted as being amongst the first franchises, The Thin Man (1934) starred William Powell and Myma Loy as The Charles' a leisure-class couple who enjoy many drinks and endless flirtation. They also dip themselves into detective work when they are seeking some more fun. Known for their trusty fox terrier companion Asta, the couple get dragged through a murder mystery, which ended up with five sequels.

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October 30, 2023 98 mins

It's our Spooktacular Special for Halloween!

We are going back to the 80s for Italian horror with Demons (1985). Directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento, Demons follows a number of people in West Berlin who are given complimentary tickets to a mysterious movie screening, where they soon find themselves trapped in the theater with a horde of ravenous demons.

We also talk a lot about what we've been watching during Sp...

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October 8, 2023 95 mins

Welcome to the nation of Freedonia! Our guides the Marx Brothers will be taking us through international geo-politics in their own high velocity ways. Directed by Leo McCarey this 1933 movie was considered a disappointment at the time but has grown in status to be amongst the Marx most beloved works. Groucho, Zeppo, Chico and Harpo will be taking us into war and it's never been so funny.

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September 17, 2023 110 mins

It's the end of the summer so Adjust Your Tracking is looking back and summarizing this years biggest releases in the BIG SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER BONANZA 2023!  This is really just a loose chat about this summer cinema releases, running down our favourites, and some misses, before chatting about what we hope to keep recording soon and release new episodes. Follow us on: Twitter: @adjustyrtrack & Instagram: @betterfeelingfilms

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September 10, 2023 137 mins

We're back with an old friend this week, as we take on James Whale's 1932 horror farce 'The Old Dark House'.

We ramble on as usual about some, at time of recording, new releases before heading on to explore this camp masterpiece. 

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August 27, 2023 122 mins

As if by magic the podcast returns. Continuing on the 1930s we look at Fritz Lang's masterpiece M, starring the iconic Peter Lorre.

We recorded this far ago in December 2022, so be prepared to hear us ramble on about stuff from a while ago before we get into the original German serial killer movie.

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December 23, 2022 119 mins

It's a Christmas Miracle!

Like the best BBC shows we are back for a Christmas special.

We talk some new releases with Avatar: The Way of Water and Violent Night before getting into our main event Christmas Evil (1980) otherwise known as You Better Watch Out, written and directed by Lewis Jackson and starring Brandon Maggart. The plot involves a very man who has suffered a childhood trauma whose obsession with Santa Clause leads him...

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May 29, 2022 175 mins

We're back! And it's new miniseries time on the podcast, as we go well outside of our comfort zone into the 1930s.

We start with the war movie to end all war movies, Lewis Milestone's anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front. It was the first movie to ever win Best Director and Best Film at the academy awards and made only 11 years after the end of World War I painted a sympathetic picture of the German troops as they struggle ...

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March 19, 2022 143 mins

It's been a while but we are back again! We took the opportunity of the new release of The Batman to do a catch-up episode, tying up our favourite movies from 2021 and then delving into the new iteration of everyone's favourite caped crusader.  It stars Robert Pattinson as Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. The plot involves Batman, who has been f...

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It's a Christmas Miracle!

We are back for a special Christmas episode where we catch up after our long break talk about about new releases and do a deep dive on Spider-Man: No Way Home (100% spoiler warnings!), being the biggest movie of the year feels right for us to concentrate on.

We then cautiously step into the 1930s by watching the Christmas classic 'Babes in Toyland' staring comedy legends Laurel and Hardy (discussion starts...

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November 30, 2021 152 mins

Strap on your proton pack and ready those traps because today we welcome in the much anticipated fourth film in the Ghostbusters franchise. Sadly Liam is away today, but Ollie is joined by two of his good friends - AYT regular James Raynor and newcomer - Robert Kenyon.

We talk about our history with the series, how it has impacted our lives, what makes the first film so special, the sequels, the games and the action figures all bef...

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Join us for the second part of our two Halloween specials for Spooktober! As we go back to the origins of Hollywood horror and tackle the King of the Universal Monster Movies; Frankenstein and the following sequel Bride of Frankenstein. Both directed by James Whale, who can be thought of as a early auteur for horror and Hollywood expressionism. We talk about how Universal got into making horror, how Frankenstein got adapted, how th...

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October 30, 2021 115 mins

Join us for the first part of our two Halloween specials for Spooktober! Frank Henenlotter made his name with exploitation horror movie Basket Case and would follow this up with the story of Brian, an average New York city guy who becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied parasitic brain named Aylmer. Who eats brains to supply Brian with an hallucinogenic drug. It's psychedelic, detestable, and hysterical. And a must watch.

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October 13, 2021 82 mins

It's our decade round up episode, the Trackies! Where we give out awards for the films we watched on this miniseries and as always we are joined by our friend Brandon Kahn to chat about what we learnt from this selection of films, the 80s in films and what we liked best. Also we announce our next miniseries.

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October 10, 2021 140 mins

Set in a dystopian 2019, Akira tells the story of Kaneda, a leader of a biker gang whose childhood friend, Tetsuo, acquires incredible telekinetic abilities after a motorcycle accident, eventually threatening an entire military complex amid chaos and rebellion in the sprawling futuristic metropolis of Neo-Tokyo.  Katsuhiro Otomo's magnum opus Akira was released to international acclaim in 1988, not only was it a spectacular example...

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September 26, 2021 104 mins

The Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai) decides to abdicate and divide his domain amongst his three sons;  Taro (Akira Terao), Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu), and Saburo (Daisuke Ryu) but there is no peace between the brothers as full war breaks out shattering the Empire that he built. Now the great Lord wanders his shattered Empire a broken man, but soon all of his past atrocities will come back top haunt him. Ran (1985) in a la...

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September 21, 2021 129 mins

In 1989 Spike Lee wrote and directed Do The Right Thing which, to this day is celebrated as one of the great American movies and at the time the biggest movie ever made by a black director. It tells the story of a Brooklyn neighbourhood during a heatwave, where rising tensions explodes after Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito) becomes upset that the neighbourhood Pizza shop, run by Sal (Danny Aiello), who doesn't display any black act...

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Iconic Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar had his biggest international success in 1988 with this screwball black comedy that almost defies genre classification, it tells the story of Pepa (Carmen Maura) who resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover Ivan (Fernando Guillén) leaves her. However, she is interrupted by groups of different people from her life including Ivan's son from a previou...

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August 22, 2021 121 mins

Natalie Gardner, who has portrayed Cher on screen, joins us this week to discuss the movie that finally earnt Cher her Oscar. Moonstruck, directed by Norman Jewison, explores romance and love in all of it's complicated aspects based around a New York Italian-American family, where Loterra (Cher) accepts a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Johnny, but then she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny (Nic Cage) who c...

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