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  • Guillermo del Toro talks about his new film Nightmare Alley, the second film adaptation of the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. It stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette.

    Mark reviews that film along with Sir Ken ‘Chuckles’ Branagh’s new film Belfast, which he discussed with Simon on last week’s show, about a young boy and his working-class Belfast family experiencing the tumultuous late 1960s; documentary Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, looking at the career of Brian Wilson; Denzel Washington’s A Journal for Jordan, about soldier who, before he is killed in action in Iraq, authors a journal for his son intended to tell him how to live a decent life despite growing up without a father; and Mass, about which we talk to star Jason Isaacs.

    Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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  • Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about his new film Belfast.

    Mark reviews Scream, set twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro; Joel Coen’s adaptation of Sir William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, about a Scottish lord who becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland; Save the Cinema, which tells the story of Liz Evans, who started a campaign in the 90s to save the Lyric Cinema; documentary Ascension, which explores the pursuit of the "Chinese Dream."; Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria, about a woman from Scotland, who while traveling in Colombia begins to notice strange sounds; Andrea Arnold’s Cow, a close-up portrait of the daily lives of two cows.

    Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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    00:00:00 Podcast starts
    00:25:10 Box Office Top ten
    00:52:10 Chuckles Branagh
    01:11:50 WTF
    01:15:04 Save the Cinema
    01:20:40 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:24:15 Ascension
    01:29:08 Memoria
    01:37:10 Scream
    01:48:05 Cow
    01:52:15 The Tragedy of Macbeth

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  • Ben Bailey Smith talks to Peter Dinklage about his role in Cyrano.

    Plus Anna Bogutskaya reviews the new 4k restoration of Truffaut's The 400 Blows; Boiling Point, which stars Stephen Graham as a head chef wrangling his team on the busiest day of the year; Ailey, an immersive portrait of dance pioneer Alvin Ailey, told through his own words and a new dance inspired by his life; American Siege, Bruce Willis's latest actioner; A Hero, Asghar Farhadi’s film about a man who is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay; Munich - The Edge of War about a British diplomat who travels to Munich in the run-up to World War II; and Minyan, about a young Jewish man caught between thrilling private trysts and his repressive family in 1980s Brooklyn.

    Plus Ben and Anna talk through all the films on current release in the box office top ten.

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    00:19:20 Box Office Top Ten
    00:55:00 Munich: The Edge of War
    00:59:28 American Siege
    01:04:10 Peter Dinklage
    01:22:40 Boiling Point
    01:29:20 Ailey
    01:34:00 A Hero
    01:37:42 Minyan
    01:43:10 The 400 Blows
    01:49:10 DVD of the Week

  • Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo with their best reviews and interviews from 2021 including their chats with Sigourney Weaver, Emma Stone and Lakeith Stanfield and Mark's reviews of Wild Mountain Thyme, Greenland, Summer of Soul, Godzilla v Kong, Nomadland and No Time to Die. Plus the best dad jokes of the year.

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  • Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss talk about their new film, The Matrix Resurrections, in which we return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it.

    Mark reviews that film along with The Humans, a horror set in a pre-war duplex in downtown Manhattan; The King’s Man, the prequel to the Kingsman movies starring Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton and Rhys Ifans; Julia Ducornau’s Titane; Benedict Cumberbatch in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain about the English artist Louis Wain who rose to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings; Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza, which tells the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles in 1973.

    Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release in the box office top ten.

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  • Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about her new film The Lost Daughter.

    Mark reviews that film plus the rest of the week’s new releases The Tender Bar, about a boy growing up on Long Island who seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle's bar; Lola and the Sea, about an eighteen-year-old who lives in a foster home; Nine Days, about a reclusive man who conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born; Mark Gatiss’s new version of The Amazing Mr Blunden, about modern teenagers Lucy and Jamie, for whom adventure arrives in the form of a mysterious old man with a job offer; Spider-Man: No Way Home, with Tom Holland as the Marvel superhero.

    Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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    00:00:00 PODCAST STARTS
    00:26:52 Box Office Top Ten
    00:49:55 Lola and the Sea
    00:53:40 Maggie Gyllenhaal interview
    01:07:24 The Lost Daughter review
    01:25:30 The tender Bar
    01:33:00 TV Movie
    01:37:20 Nine Days
    01:44:25 Spider-Man: No Way Home
    01:53:24 The Amazing Mr Blunden

  • Steven Spielberg and Ariana DeBose talk to Simon about West Side Story.

    Mark reviews that film, along with Don’t Look Up, which stars Leo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth; Clifford the Big Red Dog, about a big red dog; Being the Ricardos, Aaron Sorkin’s film about American comic actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz; Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man, about H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week; Hope, about the relationship between artist-partners Tomas and Anja and Lamb, in which a childless couple discover a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland.

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    00:00:00 Pod start
    00:24:50 Box Office Top Ten
    00:47:16 Lamb review
    00:54:20 Steven Spielberg and Ariana DeBose interview
    01:09:40 West Side Story review
    01:17:17 WTF 1
    01:20:39 Clifford the Big Red Dog
    01:25:54 TV Movie
    01:30:08 Don't Look Up

  • Riz Ahmed talks to Simon about his role as Malik Khan in Mihcael Pearce’s Encounter.

    Mark reviews that film, along with Silent Night, the horror/comedy Keira Knightley came on the show to talk about last week; Mike MIlls’s C’Mon C’Mon, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a radio journalist embarking on a cross-country trip with his young nephew; Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, ​​set in 1998, an origin story which explores the secrets of the mysterious Spencer Mansion and the ill-fated Raccoon City; Blue Bayou, about a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou who works hard to make a life for his family; documentary Final Account, at portrait of the last living generation of Hitler's Third Reich in never-before-seen interviews; and The Hand of God, Paolo Sorrentino’s personal story of a boy in the Naples of the 1980s.

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    00:00:00 PODCAST STARTS
    00:17:40 BOX OFFICE TOP TEN
    00:39:26 HAND OF GOD REVIEW
    00:44:10 RIZ AHMED INTERVIEW
    01:02:55 WTF
    01:08:00 C'Mon C'Mon
    01:16:00 TV MOVIE
    01:20:27 Silent Night
    01:30:29 Blue Bayou
    01:38:20 Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
    01:42:19 WTF
    01:44:30 Final Account
    01:51:30 DVD of the Week

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  • Keira Knightley talks to Simon about her role as Nell in Silent Night.

    Plus reviews of new Disney animation Encanto, about a young Colombian girl who has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers; House of Gucci, which features last week’s guest Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, and tells the story of Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, who marries into the Gucci family; Pirates, written and directed by Reggie Yates, and tells the story of three eighteen-year-old friends on their journey from North to south London on New Year's Eve 1999; documentary First Wave, which follows nurses, doctors, and administrators as they responded to the COVID-19 pandemic; historical drama Lapwing, about an isolated group of salt farmers who arrange illegal passage to Europe for an Indian Gypsy family in hiding; horror Shepherd, and Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, about a school teacher who finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet.

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    00:00:00 Podcast starts
    00:18:50 Box Office Top Ten
    00:43:18 Pirates
    00:49:25 Keira Knightley
    01:02:56 First Wave
    01:04:54 WTF 1
    01:10:04 Lapwing
    01:25:04 Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
    01:33:06 House of Gucci
    01:42:03 Shepherd
    01:49:44 DVD of the Week

  • Adam Driver talks about his role as Maurizio Gucci in House of Gucci.

    Plus reviews of Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, with Benedict Cumberbatch as charismatic rancher Phil Burbank; Ghostbusters Afterlife, about a single mother and her two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind; Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman, about a girl called Nelly who has just lost her grandmother and one day meets a girl her same age building a treehouse; Halle Berry stars and directs in Bruised, about a disgraced MMA fighter who finds redemption in the cage and the courage to face her demons when the son she had given up as an infant unexpectedly reenters her life; KIng Richard, which stars Will Smith as Richard Williams, father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams; Drive My Car, about a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife who one day she disappears and documentary Dear Future Children, about three young female activists in Hong Kong, Chile, and Uganda coping with the staggering personal impacts of their activism.

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    00:00:00 Pod starts
    00:25:00 Top Ten
    00:49:10 Petite Maman review
    00:53:40 Adam Driver
    01:11:40 Bruised review
    01:31:26 King Richard Review
    01:36:40 Drive my car review
    01:46:10 Ghostbusters Afterlife
    01:54:37 Dear Future Children

  • Andrew Garfield talks about his role in Tick, Tick… Boom!, about a promising young theatre composer who on the cusp of his 30th birthday navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.

    Plus reviews of Clint Eastwood’s neo-Western Cry Macho, about a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who takes a job to bring a man's young son home and away from his alcoholic mother; Mothering Sunday, starring Olivia Colman and Colin Firth in a film about a maid living in post-World War I England who secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman; Keyboard Fantasies, about Beverly Glenn-Copeland, a Black transgender musician, who becomes a cult icon three decades after the release of his album Keyboard Fantasies; documentary Becoming Cousteau, which takes a look at the life, passions, achievements and tragedies surrounding the famous explorer and environmentalist; Hungarian war drama Natural Light and documentary Procession, about a group of survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests who battle for justice.

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    00:25:10 Top ten
    00:52:28 Andrew Garfield
    01:07:72 Tick Tick Boom review
    01:14:23 Cry Macho
    01:25:09 Procession
    01:33:49 Mothering Sunday
    01:41:54 Natural Light
    01:46:20 Keyboard Fantasies
    01:49:47 Dettori

  • Kristen Stewart talks to Simon about her role as Princess Diana in Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, which Mark also reviews.

    Plus we have reviews of Paul Schrader’s The Card COunter, which tells the story of Oscar Isaac’s ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past; Chloé Zhao’s Eternals, the latest Marvel film about a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations, starring Richard Madden, Gemma Chan and Angelina Jolie; Red Notice, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot; thriller Bull, about a man who mysteriously returns home after a 10 year absence to seek revenge on those who double crossed him years ago; western Old Henry, starring Tim Blake Nelson as a farmer who takes in an injured man with a satchel of cash and Tom Hanks in sci-fi drama Finch.


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  • Chloe Zhao talks about her new film Eternals, Thomasin McKenzie tells us about starring in Edgar Wright’s new film.Plus we have reviews of Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone on its 20th Anniversary re-release; Antlers, set in an isolated Oregon town, about a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother who become embroiled with her enigmatic student, starring Jesse Plemons; Last Night In Soho, Edgar Wright’s film about an aspiring fashion designer who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer; Azor, about a private banker from Geneva who goes to Argentina in the midst of a dictatorship to replace his partner, who disappeared overnight; Sadie Frost’s documentary Quant, about the life and legacy of 1960s fashion icon, Mary Quant, which features Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood; Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa’s seminal film about a poor village attacked by bandits; The Nowhere Inn, St. Vincent’s film in which she sets out to make a documentary about her music, but when she hires a close friend to direct, notions of reality, identity, and authenticity grow increasingly distorted and bizarre; and the reissue of Blade, which stars Wesley Snipes as a half-vampire, half-mortal man who becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.Edith and Anna also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’.Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app. We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment

  • Simon and Mark’s guest is Denis Villeneuve, who talks about his film Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel and starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

    Plus we have reviews of The Boss Baby 2: Family Business, in which the grown Templeton brothers have become and drifted away from each other; The Harder They Fall, Jeymes Samuel’s Western starring Regina King; Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city, starring Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet and Christoph Waltz; Dear Evan Hansen, the film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate; Bigfoot Hunters, in which a clickbait journalist is sent to the Appalachian foothills to cover a Bigfoot Convention and discovers there's more to this listicle than meets the eye; The Bacchus Lady, which deals with the issue of elderly prostitution in South Korea and Lucky Chan-sil, about a film producer who finds herself unemployed with the sudden death of her long-time collaborated director.

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  • Sir Michael Caine talks about his new movie Best Sellers, about a cranky, retired author who reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher.

    Plus we have reviews of Halloween Kills, starring Jamie Lee Curtis in the continuing saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode; The Last Duel, Sir Ridley Scott’s film about King Charles VI declaring that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel, written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and starring Jodie Comer; Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Andy Serkis’s sequel starring Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Williams; The Velvet Underground, Todd Hayne’s documentary about the seminal sixties band; Ron's Gone Wrong, the story of Barney, an awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device; and Ear for Eye, Debbie Tucker Green’s film following British and American Black characters of different generations navigating their way through today's society, offering a critical perspective on the state of the nation.

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    03.00: CORRESPONDENCE
    20.24: CELEBRATING CINEMA
    24.05: BOX OFFICE TOP TEN
    48.40: HALLOWEEN KILLS
    56.28: GUEST: SIR MICHAEL CAINE
    01.15.24: RON’S GONE WRONG
    01.20.40: WTF 1
    01.26.00: TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
    01.31.10: THE LAST DUEL
    01.42.42: EAR FOR EYE
    01.47.79: NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN
    01.51.40: WTF 2
    01.55.59: VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE
    02.02.25: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
    02.10.35: DVD OF THE WEEK

  • Jeymes Samuel and Regina King talk about their new Western, The Harder They Fall.

    Plus we have reviews of Claudia Llosa’s Fever Dream; animation The Addams Family 2, a sequel to the 2019 animated film, in which The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters; John and the Hole, a coming-of-age psychological thriller; black comedy Deadly Cuts, set in a working-class Dublin hair salon; drama My Little Sister; Romantic Road, a documentary about a leading London lawyer and his wife who motor across rural India in their battered 1936 Rolls-Royce; documentary Pier Kids, about about the gay and transgender youth who congregate around Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers; and Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Move, which stars Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro and David Harbour, about a group of criminals who are brought together under mysterious circumstances.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

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    09.42: CORRESPONDENCE
    31.26: CELEBRATING CINEMA
    34.00: BOX OFFICE TOP TEN / LAST WEEK
    53.11: John and the Hole
    57.56: Jeymes and Regina
    01.14.45: No Sudden Move
    01.18.56: Bond emails
    01.26.55: WTF 1
    01.33.03: Deadly Cuts
    01.36.22: TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
    01.40.50: My Little Sister
    01.43.17: WTF 2
    01.44.57: The Addams Family 2
    01.49.00: Fever Dream
    01.51.36: LAST EVER FOOD AND DRINK IN FILMS
    01.57.13: Pier Kids
    02.05.36: Romantic Road
    02.09.25: DVD OF THE WEEK

  • Ridley Scott and Jodie Comer talk about their new film The Last Duel , about King Charles VI declaring that Knight Jean de Carrouges should settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

    Plus we have reviews of Next Door, Daniel Brühl’s film exploring the subject of gentrification and social inequality in Berlin; Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr., which tells the story of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, who inspired the rock scene; Redemption of a Rogue, a black comedy about a prodigal son returning to his hometown to seek salvation for his sins; Christopher Walken in Percy v Goliath, about a Canadian farmer who takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops; Anne at 13000 ft, about a volatile young woman challenged by everyday social and professional encounters; No Time to Die, about a retired secret service agent who is called back into action; Freshman, about a lonely college fresher who forges a strong connection with his resident assistant during a fraternity party; and European animation Even Mice Belong in Heaven, about two mortal enemies - a little Mouse and a Fox, who after an unfortunate accident, meet in animal heaven.

    And we’ll be attempting to solve those maddening movies you half-remember from years ago in WTF - What’s That Film.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

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  • Mark and Simon’s guest is Michael Gandolfini, who’s talking about his film The Many Saints of Newark, the Sopranos prequel.

    Plus we have reviews of The Green Knight, David Lowery’s fantasy retelling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander; The Alpinist, about the climber Marc-André Leclerc; documentary Oasis Knebworth 1996, about the band’s two concerts in August 1996, when 250,000 fans converged on Knebworth Park ; Balloon, about a family’s struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will; Sweetheart, about a socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager who is dragged to a coastal holiday park by her painfully 'normal' family, where she becomes unexpectedly captivated by a chlorine smelling, sun-loving lifeguard named Isla; Gagarine, about a boy who fights to save his home town - which he shares with his namesake, Yuri Gagarin - from demolition; and Mark takes another look at David Lynch’s 1984 film Dune.

    And we’ll be attempting to solve those maddening movies you half-remember from years ago in WTF - What’s That Film.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

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    05.00: Correspondence
    19.53: Welcome
    27.17: Celebrating Cinema
    29.04: Box Office Top Ten
    44.57: The Alpinist review
    49.58: Michael Gandolfini interview
    01.03.19: The Many Saints of Newark review
    01.09.55: WTF 1
    01.14.35: Oasis Knebworth 1996
    01.21.32: TV Movie of the Week
    01.26.30: The Green Knight review
    01.32.10: Balloon review
    01.34.39: WTF 2
    01.41.00: Sweetheart
    01.45.07: Food and Drink in film
    01.50.14: Gagarine
    01.54.00: Dune
    02.02.25: DVD of the Week

  • Mark and Simon’s guest is Luke Wilson, who stars in depression-era sports drama 12 Mighty Orphans.

    Plus we have reviews of Mandibles, about simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu who find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, and decide to train it in the hope of making their fortune; Fauci, a glimpse into the life of infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci who has led the U.S. fight against every epidemic the country has faced from AIDS to SARS to Ebola, and of course COVID-19; Gunpowder Milkshake, about three generations of women who fight back against those who could take everything from them, starring Karen Gillan and Lena Headey; The Starling, starring Melissa McCarthy and Timothy Olyphant; musical adaptation Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, about a teenager from Sheffield who wants to be a drag queen; Nic Cage’s Prisoners of the Ghostland about a sadistic gang leader who is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment; and Mark reviews Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, which is re-released this week.

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    00:25:31 Box Office Top 10
    00:46:14 Gunpowder Milkshake Review
    00:53:09 12 Mighty Orphans Luke Wilson Interview
    01:07:16 12 Mighty Orphans Review
    01:11:23 WTF
    01:15:55 Rose Plays Julie Review
    01:25:52 The Starling Interview
    01:29:13 Mandibles Review
    01:32:02 A Clockwork Orange Reissue Review
    01:43:34 Prisoners of the Ghostland
    01:51:03 Fauci Review
    01:56:00 Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Review

  • Mark and Simon’s guest is Jennifer Hudson, who talks to us about her role as Aretha Franklin in Respect, which tells the story of the icon’s career from a child singing in her father's church's choir, to her international superstardom.

    Plus we have reviews of Herself, Phyllida Lloyd’s film about a young mother who escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system; First World War drama The War Below about a group of British miners who are recruited to tunnel underneath no man's land in the hope of breaking a deadly stalemate; The Collini Case, about a young lawyer who stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case; Copshop, about a cunning con artist on the run from a lethal assassin; The Voyeurs, starring Sydney Sweeney; Sweet Thing, about two siblings and their struggle to find solid ground in the homes of their alcoholic father and negligent mother. And classic drama The Servant is reissued.

    Plus we’ll be attempting to solve those maddening movies you half-remember from years ago in WTF - What’s That Film.

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    00:22:13 Box Office Top 10
    00:46:11 The Collini Case Review
    00:49:32 Respect Clip / Jennifer Hudson Interview
    01:02:48 Respect Review
    01:18:49 Herself Review
    01:24:30 TV Movie of the Week
    01:29:20 The Voyeurs Review
    01:32:53 Ninjababy Review
    01:35:38 The War Below Review
    01:44:54 Copshop Review
    01:55:08 The Servant Review