With Kevin Smith releasing his eleventh film this year just as Clerks its celebrating its 20th Anniversary, we thought it was a perfect time to return to the place where his filmmaking career all started: the Quick Stop. For this month’s premium podcast, we revisited all of Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse films, allowing the unlikely characters of Jay and Silent Bob to act as our guide through this nostalgic journey. From the gritty authenticity of Clerks and the broad teen angst of Mallrats to the controversial religious fantasy Dogma and the attempted return to his indie roots with Clerks II, it is an interesting albeit inconsistent line-up. So have these movies aged well or are they now just painfully dated? Does Chasing Amy break down gender barriers or is it a juvenile male fantasy? Are pop culture references Kevin Smith’s biggest strength or greatest weakness? Make like a circus seal and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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