May 1, 2024

EP. 319 — Point Break

This week Paul and Amy are breaking down the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow film Point Break, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. The two dig into this elevated action movie and discuss how Kathryn Bigelow helped launch Keanu Reeves into action stardom. Then, Paul asks if this movie is shaped around the “Female Gaze,” and Amy fills us all in about the stunts in this movie and which Red Hot Chili Peppers member didn’t take the stunt training seriously. Vaya con dios, friends.


Next week, Paul and Amy take a look at the 1976 horror Carrie, as they put a twist on Mother’s Day. Check out this week’s spotlight episode from the Unspooled archives, Speed, here:



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