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Arthouse Legends Podcast

Welcome to Arthouse Legends Podcast - Where High Art and Geek Culture Collide! The goal of this podcast is to take a look at critically acclaimed and well-received films and consider if these films truly deserve their revered status in the cultural zeitguest. Using our combined film knowledge, geeky obsessions and general fart jokes, we take a bite out of much-beloved films, sometimes in love, other times in scorn, but never out-of-bounds.

Nov 4, 2013

In the year 1984, a rockumentary shocked the world more fundamentally than even George Orwell could have predicted. Acclaimed director Marty DiBergi followed the legendary rock band Spinal Tap on it's latest American tour and caught both the sad and bewildered face of fallen fame. What was more shocking was that the film wasn't a documentary at all, but a comedy helmed by televison actor Rob Reiner (who plays DiBergi) and a talented cast that would go on to be institutions in their own right. But does This is Spinal Tap crank it up to 11 or does it feel like cold sharp steel in the back? Eric, Kent and Jonolobster join the circus to find out...