92: “You’ll Be Dumb With Wonderment” – Moulin Rouge!

If ever a movie earned its exclamation point, it’s MOULIN ROUGE! In Part 2 of our Baz Luhrmann Spectacular Spectacular, we revisit the scintillating (and over-stimulating) 2001 musical that saw the likes of Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor belting out pop music’s greatest love songs.

Though the film earned several Oscar nominations (and two wins), it was a divisive cinematic experience upon its release, and twenty years later not much has changed. Luhrmann’s gift is his song—or rather his version of Elton John’s song—but is it one you’d want to re-open?

Sling back some Absinthe and join us as we debate the beauty, freedom, truth and love of Moulin Rouge! Why? Because we can can-can, that’s why.

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9: “Who Needs Reasons When You’ve Got Heroin?” – Trainspotting

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG travels back to the mid 1990s, when Hollywood was inundated with an exciting new class of independent filmmakers who would change the movie business as we knew it. People – yes, even us youngsters – were paying attention to films with low budgets and unique visions. But only one of those films featured a dead baby crawling on a ceiling.

TRAINSPOTTING (1996) is one of the most provocative, intoxicating films to come out of the 90s indie scene. But 20 years after its release, has the high worn off? Take a jump into the Worst Toilet in Scotland (it’ll be worth the trip, we swear) and join us as we discuss whether Danny Boyle’s surrealist joyride into the world of heroin addiction still holds up today. (We bet Boyle hopes it does – the sequel comes out in just in a few weeks!)

When We Were Young is a podcast devoted to the most beloved pop culture of our formative years (roughly 1980-2000). Join us for a look back to the past with a critical eye on how these movies, songs, TV shows and more hold up now.

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