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Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies

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Daniel Radcliffe and Sandra Bullock talk about The Lost City. Plus reviews of The Bad Guys, Morbius, True Things & Sonic 2.
Daniel Radcliffe and Sandra Bullock talk about The Lost City. Plus Mark reviews Morbius, which features show favourite Jared Leto as Biochemist Michael Morbius; True Things, Harry Wootliff’s drama starring Ruth Wilson as a young woman living on the fringes of society; Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Jim Carrey; animation The Bad Guys, about several reformed yet misunderstood criminal animals who attempt to become good; and The Novice, about a college freshman’s obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it in rowing, no matter the cost. And we have a very fine pair of special guests. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release in the UK box office top 10. Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.
123:34 01/04/22
Jake Gyllenhaal & Yahya Abdul Matten II, Ambulance, The Worst Person in the World, Chopper, Master and Escape from Mogadishu
Jake Gyllenhaal & Yahya Abdul Matten II talk about their roles in Michael Bay’s latest, Ambulance about two robbers who steal an ambulance after a heist. Plus Mark reviews Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World, which chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman navigating the troubled waters of her love life and struggling to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is, plus new Amazon film Master, horror The Spine of the Night, Chopper and Escape from Mogadishu. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release in the UK box office top 10. 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 00:00:00 PODCAST STARTS 00:24:33 BOX OFFICE TOP TEN 00:44:07 Master review 00:48:29 Jake and Yahya interview 01:03:54 Ambulance review 01:11:27 Oscars chat 01:15:20 WTF 1 01:17:18 The Worst Person in the World 01:24:00 TV Movie 01:27:37 Escape from Mogadishu 01:35:50 The Spine of Night 01:42:58 Chopper 01:53:50 DVD of the Week
119:36 25/03/22
Simon Farnaby, The Phantom of the Open, Paris 13th District, Master, X, Deep Water and Three Floors
Simon Farnaby talks about his new film The Phantom of the Open, about Maurice Flitcroft, who managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process. Mark also reviews Paris 13th District, starring Noémie Merlant in Jacques Audiard’s latest; Amazon Prime’s Master, starring Regina Hall, about two African American women who begin to share disturbing experiences at a predominantly white college in New England; Ti West’s X, about a group of young filmmakers in 1979 who set out to make an adult film in rural Texas; Deep Water, about a well-to-do husband, played by Ben Affleck, who allows his wife, played by Ana de Armas, to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce and becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers; and Nanni Moretti’s Three Floors, the story of three families living in three apartments in the same development. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release. 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 00:00:00 Pod starts 00:06:36 WTF 1 00:26:50 X Review 00:34:36 TV Movie 00:38:52 Three Floors review 00:42:45 WTF 2 00:46:36 Deep Water 00:58:30 Live show begins 01:20:30 Paris 13th District 01:23:10 Simon Farnaby 01:38:00 Phantom of the Open 01:43:30 DVD of the Week
109:10 18/03/22
Sean Baker, Red Rocket, Turning Red, Wolf, Feast, The Seed, Great Freedom and The Adam Project
Director Sean Baker talks about his new film Red Rocket, about a washed-up adult film actor who returns to his small Texas hometown, Mark will also review Feast, about the infamous 2007 HIV incident in the Dutch city of Groningen, Turning Red, the latest animation from Disney, about a 13-year-old girl who turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited; new horror The Seed, about a girls’ weekend away in the Mojave desert which becomes a tale of horror, death and alien invasion; Great Freedom, set in post-war Germany, when homosexuality was still criminal; The Adam Project, which stars Jennifer Garner, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, and Walker Scobell in a story about a time-travelling fighter pilot who teams up with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future and Sideshow, about two inept criminals who break into the home of a washed-up psychic in search of hidden loot, and ‘get a lot more than they bargained for’, and Wolf, a drama about a boy who believes he is a wolf, starring Gorgeous George MacKay. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release. 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 00:00:00 Podcast starts 00:23:20 Simon announces that the show will be ending on April 1st 00:27:00 Top Ten 00:51:30 The Seed 00:54:30 Sean Baker interview 01:08:10 Red Rocket interview 01:13:27 WTF1 01:15:12 Turning Red 01:21:20 TV Movies 01:27:38 The Adam Project 01:31:48 Great Freedom
111:29 11/03/22
Clio Barnard talks about Ali and Ava. Plus reviews of The Batman, The Weekend Away, Against the Ice and The Sanctity Of Space
Director Clio Barnard talks about her new film Ali and Ava, which stars Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook as the titular characters. Mark will also review The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz as Batman and Catwoman in Matt Reeves’s new story featuring the Bob Kane and Bill Finger-created superhero; documentary Rebel Dread about the filmmaker, DJ, musician and commentator, Don Letts; The Weekend Away, about a weekend getaway to Croatia which goes quite badly wrong; Against the Ice, which stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the story of two explorers fighting to survive after they're left behind while on a Denmark expedition in ice-covered Greenland and The Sanctity Of Space, a documentary recording the long push to cross a series of Alaskan mountains, and the geographer who first charted them. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release. 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 00:00:00 Podcast starts 00:22:00 Live show recording starts 00:44:21 The Weekend Away 00:48:00 Clio Barnard 01:00:26 Ali and Ava 01:10:18 WTF1 01:12:50 The Batman 01:25:30 Against the Ice 01:28:39 TV Movies 01:31:32 Rebel Dread 01:38:31 Sanctity of Space 01:46:50 DVD of the Week
111:01 04/03/22
Dave Grohl talks about Studio 666, plus Cyrano, The Duke, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Hellbender and The Godfather
Dave Grohl talks about his role in Studio 666, about Foo Fighters moving into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album. Mark reviews Cyrano, Joe Wright’s adaptation of the play; The Duke, about Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver who steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London; Gangubai Kathiawadi, about a woman who becomes a powerful underworld figure; the re-release of The Godfather, about the ageing patriarch of an organised crime dynasty in postwar New York City who transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant youngest son; and new horror Hellbender, about a lonely teenager who discovers her family's ties to witchcraft. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release. 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 00:00:00 POD STARTS 00:30:40 Celebrating Cinema 00:37:58 Top Ten 01:01:30 The Duke 01:09:17 Dave Grohl 01:34:10 WTF 1 01:36:25 Gangubai Kathiawadi 01:41:12 TV Movies 01:47:40 Cyrano 01:57:35 WTF 2 02:00:48 HELLBENDER 02:09:10 The Godfather 02:18:18 DVD of the Week
142:04 25/02/22
Helen Mirren, Dog, The Real Charlie Chaplin, Here Before, jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (Act 1), Kimi and Old Henry
Dame Helen Mirren talks about her role in The Duke. Mark reviews Dog, The Real Charlie Chaplin, Here Before, jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (Act 1), Kimi and Old Henry. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release. 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’. 00:27:17 Box Office Top 10 00:45:29 The Real Charlie Chaplin review 00:52:41 Helen Mirren interview 01:09:03 Dog review 01:14:49 Here Before review 01:20:04 WTF 01:21:33 Kimi review 01:27:38 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK 01:32:46 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 01:44:16 Old Henry review 01:49:40 WTF 01:51:13 jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (Act 1) 01:51:40 DVD OF THE WEEK Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app. We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
124:17 18/02/22
Andrea Riseborough, Death on the Nile, Marry Me, Flee, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy and Petrov’s Flu.
Andrea Riseborough talks about her role in new drama Here Before. Mark reviews Chuckles Branagh’s Death on the Nile, about Hercule Poirot’s investigation of the murder of a young heiress in Egypt; Marry Me, in which musical superstars who are getting married before a global audience of fans when one of them learns of their fiance’s unfaithfulness; Flee, the true story of a man on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time; Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, about an unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding, told in three movements to depict three female characters; Petrov’s Flu, Kirill Serebrennikov’s film about a day in the life of a comic book artist and his family in post-Soviet Russia; mystery The Wanting Mare, directed by Nicholas Ashe Bateman and new A24 film The Sky Is Everywhere, about a shy, teenage musician who tries to keep things together in the aftermath of her older, more outgoing sister's death. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release. 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 00:00:00 Podcast starts 00:31:30 Box Office Top Ten 00:53:50 Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy 00:58:41 The Sky is Everywhere 01:05:25 WTF 1 01:12:53 Petrov's Flu 01:18:20 Andrea Riseborough 01:34:00 Marry Me 01:39:57 Death on the Nile 01:47:54 TV Movie 01:52:28 Flee 01:58:25 The Wanting Mare 02:02:40 DVD of the Week
125:52 11/02/22
Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Souvenir Part II, Moonfall, Belle, Jackass Forever, the reissue of Jules et Jim
Jessica Chastain talks about The Eyes of Tammy Faye, an intimate look at the rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker Mark reviews The Souvenir Part II, about which its writer director Joanna Hogg spoke to Simon last week; Moonfall, about a mysterious force that knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurdling on a collision course with life as we know it, directed by Roland Emmerich; The Jackass crew return 11 years later in Jackass Forever; anime Belle about Suzu, a shy high school student living in a rural village whom for years has only been a shadow of herself until she enters "U", a massive virtual world; A Violent Man, about a dangerous prisoner incarcerated for double murder in a maximum security prison and the reissue of François Truffaut’s tale of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman, Jules et Jim. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release. 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 00:27:32 Box Office Top Ten 00:53:35 Jessica Chastain interview 01:08:00 The Eyes of Tammy Faye 01:21:48 Moonfall 01:35:47 Belle 01:41:34 Souvenir II 01:51:12 TV Movie 01:55:35 Jackass Forever 01:58:40 A Violent Man
126:51 04/02/22
Joanna Hogg, Sing 2, A Journal for Jordan, The King’s Daughter, Amulet, Taming the Garden, Parallel Mothers and Flag Day.
Joanna Hogg talks about her new film The Souvenir Part II. Mark reviews new animation Sing 2, about an anthropomorphic koala called Buster Moon and his friends who must persuade a reclusive rock star lion called Clay Calloway, played by Bono, to join them for the opening of a new show; Pedro Almodóvar directing Penelope Cruz and Rossy De Palma in Parallel Mothers, the story of two mothers who give birth on the same day; Amulet, about an ex-soldier, living homeless in London, and is offered a place to stay at a decaying house inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother; Flag Day, Sean Penn’s film about a father who lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and con man in order to provide for his daughter; Taming the Garden, a documentary following trees that are transported from the coast of the Republic of Georgia to the private garden of that country's former prime minister; Denzel Washington’s A Journal for Jordan, about a 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 the long-awaited The King’s Daughter, about King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leading him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release. 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 00:00:00 Podcast starts 00:28:00 Top 10 00:53:00 Joanna Hogg 01:06:24 Taming the Garden 01:09:20 Amulet 01:23:02 Parallel Mothers 01:30:11 Flag Day 01:37:07 Sing 2 01:48:20 Journal for Jordan 01:51:46 The King's Daughter
122:55 28/01/22
Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley, Belfast, A Journal for Jordan, Memory Box, The King’s Daughter
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. 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
125:57 21/01/22
Sir Kenneth Branagh, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Cow, Scream, Ascension, Memoria and Save the Cinema
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. 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 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
122:45 14/01/22
Peter Dinklage, Munich: The Edge of War, Minyan, Ailey, A Hero and Boiling Point
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. 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 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
115:52 07/01/22
Best of 2021
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. Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
112:31 31/12/21
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss, The Matrix Resurrections, The King’s Man, Titane and Licorice Pizza.
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. 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
131:21 24/12/21
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter, Spider-Man: No Way Home and Nine Days
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. 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 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
123:51 17/12/21
Steven Spielberg, Ariana DeBose, West Side Story, Don’t Look Up and Being the Ricardos
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. 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 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
122:52 10/12/21
Riz Ahmed, Encounter, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City and C'mon C'mon
Riz Ahmed talks to Simon about his role as Malik Khan in Michael 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. 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 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 --------------
115:07 03/12/21
Keira Knightley, Encanto, House of Gucci and Pirates
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. 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 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
115:59 26/11/21
Adam Driver talks about his role as Mauricio Gucci in House of Gucci, plus film reviews.
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. 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 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
124:00 19/11/21
Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick... Boom!, Mothering Sunday and Cry Macho
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. 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 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
119:42 12/11/21
Kristen Stewart, Spencer, The Card Counter, Eternals and Finch
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. 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
121:08 05/11/21
Chloe Zhao, Thomasin McKenzie, Last Night in Soho and Antlers
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
106:13 29/10/21
Denis Villeneuve, Dune, The French Dispatch, The Harder They Fall and The Boss Baby 2: Family Business
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. 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. 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
139:41 22/10/21
Sir Michael Caine, Halloween Kills, Venom, Ron’s Gone Wrong, The Last Duel and The Velvet Underground
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. 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. We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment 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
135:33 15/10/21
Jeymes Samuels & Regina King, No Sudden Move, The Addams Family 2 and Deadly Cuts.
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. 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 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
134:03 08/10/21
Ridley Scott and Jodie Comer, Anne at 13000 ft, Next Door and No Time to Die
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. 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
140:41 01/10/21
Michael Gandolfini, The Many Saints of Newark
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. 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 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
129:33 24/09/21
Luke Wilson, 12 Mighty Orphans, Gunpowder Milkshake, The Starling and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
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. 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 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
130:48 17/09/21
Jennifer Hudson, Respect, Herself, Copshop and The Voyeurs
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. 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 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
128:22 10/09/21