Early in the history of Bottom of the stream we decided that we didn't want to review films in the traditional sense. We don't consider ourselves reviewers or critics. We watch these films in the interest of starting a discussion about them. Bottom of the stream is more like a book club for film lovers than it is a movie review show. In light of this we decided that we didn't want to give out star or numerical ratings. So we decided what we do is place each film into a league table where they would compete against each other. Every week towards the end of the show we discuss where we think that weeks films should go on the STREAM TABLE. At the end of the season (25 shows) the table is finalised and we have a winner followed by a further 24 films ranked in order.
1. THE DAWN WALL
The Dawn wall is a documentary following the exploits of 2 free climbers who attempt to scale the Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park. It was our 10th episode and took the number 1 spot and kept it for the remainder of the season. The Dawn Wall is a phenomenal piece of film-making and the story of Tommy Caldwell and his life is as captivating as it is unbelievable.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 10
Mirage is a Spanish time travel thriller dubbed into English on Netflix. It was nominated and went on to win the shiniest gem award at the first Botscars award ceremony. An accolade that it completely deserves. Mirage is a thrilling jounrey with an unexpected and well earned twist that will keep viewers guessing until the very end.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 13
Revenger is a batshit crazy Korean martial arts movie which is one of the most fun experiences we've had since we started this show.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 3
4. HOLD THE DARK
Hold the dark is one of 3 films to star captains gallery inductee Macon Blair who also wrote this dark quiet creepy thriller set in the alaskan wilderness.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 21
5. LITTLE EVIL
Little Evil is a dark comedy about a kid who is potential also the devil. Both Adam and Nick had a lot of time for this at the time and it was even number 1 on this table for a short time. Little Evil is well worth your time
SEASON 1 EPISODE 5
Cube was the first, and so far, only film that we ahev talked about on the show that we have both watched before. released in 1997 Cube is a disturbing take on the stuck in a room genre and sparked a generation of films that still sit humbley in its shadow.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 9
7. NIGHT OF THE COMET
Night of the comet is still the oldest film we have ever had on the podcast. set during the aftermath of a violent comet that destroys all life on earth. Well almost all life. 2 sisters survive and run riot around the streets of LA. Its a fun 80s film witha big heart.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 17
What can you say about a film like Bait. Its an Australian shark film set in a supermarket. I don't need to say more than that. It came out of the bag very early on the show and managed to survive to finish 8th in the table.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 2
9. I THINK WERE ALONE NOW
Post apocalyptic love stroy starring only 4 actors. I think we're alone now is a slow methodical showcase that particurlarly shows off the talents of Peter Dinklage
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10. DON'T KILL IT
don't kill it is a Batshit crazy fun film a bout a demon and a demon slayer starring Dolph Lundgren. Its well worth your time
SEASON 1 EPISODE 7
11. WHEN WE FIRST MET
A rare appearence of a rom com.on the show. When we first met tells the story of a guy who is trying to win back the love of his life by using a time travelling photo booth.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 18
12. BOTTOM OF THE WORLD
Bottom of the world puts the viewer in to a dream like state where you don't know what's real and what's not. The question is do you care?
SEASON 1 EPISODE 11
13. WIN IT ALL
In this film about gambling addiction. Jake Johnson's plays a down and out loser trying win it all. This film split the hosts as nick got a lot more out of it than Adam did.
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14. WISH UPON
Girl finds mysterious box. Mysterious box goes in a murderous rampage. This film is final destination without the good bits. This also caused the first argument on the show as Adam enjoyed this and nick really didn't.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 20
15. I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE
Ghost story with a ridiculous long name. Very stylish but not nothing to be scare off with this one.
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16. THE LAZARUS EFFECT
The season one finale tells the story of a group of scientists who are working on a cure for death with disastrous results.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 25
17. THE CURED
An Irish film set in a world where a zombie apocalypse has been and gone. The cured zombies are trying to integrate back into society and they are not welcome. Dull and grimy this film is a poor telling of an interesting concept.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 14
18. THE PACKAGE
It's that old story. Boy goes camping, boy accidentally chops his dick off. Friends go on adventure trying to get it back to him. Teen gross out comedy that's not as good as it sounds
SEASON 1 EPISODE 12
19. AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
This won the most bat shit crazy award at the BOTScars and for very good reason. Await further instructions is a British film about a family who get trapped in the house by an alien form of liquorice and are then given commands by the TV .
SEASON 1 EPISODE 3
20. MURDER PARTY
This is an ultra violent low budget gorefest that we decided went a little bit to far in its quest to tell the story of a man who gets captured when he attends a Halloween party that he finds an invitation too
SEASON 1 EPISODE 8
21. GHOST TEAM
A ghost obsessed nerd assembles a team of like minded idiots to investigate what he believes is a haunted farm house. However all is not what it seems. An all star cast but this film does nothing to show off the skills of any of them.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 22
22. THE OPEN HOUSE
This is where it all began. Our first episode ever focused on the open house starring Dylan Minette. This is a slasher film with a difference. (There's barely any slashing)
SEASON 1 EPISODE 1
23. HOT BOT
Both Adam and Nick describe this as one of the worst films they've ever seen. (And it isn't bottom which should say a lot,) Hot bot is an atrocious pile of nothing. Kids find a sex robot and then one of them falls in love with it. THAT SCENE happens. Then the end .
SEASON 1 EPISODE 15
24. BETWEEN WORLDS
The first time an Oscar winner appeared on the show and it had to be Nic Cage didn't it. To say this film is not his finest hour is an understatement. There is nothing good to say about this one.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 16
25. SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER
A film that not only glorifies cat fishing but actively encourages it. The message of this film is that if you stalk and deceive for long enough eventually you will bag your target. But it's ok because your target is a boy and the catfishers are girls. The message of this film is horrible. Avoid at all costs.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 6