Margot Robbie

93 – Phantom Thread, Lady Bird, I, Tonya, Mudbound, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, The Eyes of My Mother, Marjorie Prime

93 – Phantom Thread, Lady Bird, I, Tonya, Mudbound, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, The Eyes of My Mother, Marjorie Prime

Oscars abound in this episode as we tick off two Best Picture hopefuls and some surprise nominees. Starting off with Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest, Phantom Thread, we then move in to Greta Gerwig’s Best Picture AND Best Director nominated Lady Bird. Producer and actress Margot Robbie stuns as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Director Dee Rees impresses with the powerful Netflix drama Mudboun...[Read More]

I, Tonya Review

I, Tonya Review

I love films based on true stories. I love sports (not all, and not necessarily sports films purely focused on the sport aspect). I love dramas. I love black comedy. And, I remember the mayhem around the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan ‘incident’ in the nineties. So, I, Tonya was always going to appeal to me. But it was tricky to stomach in parts – for numerous reasons. As noted pretty much everywher...[Read More]

57 – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Eye in the Sky, Where to Invade Next, Experimenter, The Stanford Prison Experiment

57 – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Eye in the Sky, Where to Invade Next, Experimenter, The Stanford Prison Experiment

Explicit Content This week we welcome the return of Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne in the Nick Stoller directed comedy sequel Bad Neighbours 2, or as you Americans might call it, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. We then split ways as Andrew discusses the Australian film Pawno and in turn also discusses why Australian cinema is so damn great and essential. Bernadette watched The Boss. Andrew discusses anot...[Read More]

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

If there’s a running theme through the films of directing duo Glenn Ficara and John Requa, it’s that of characters finding their place in the world. Whether it be Jim Carrey’s con-man Steven Russell in the criminally underseen I Love You Phillip Morris, or Steve Carrell’s Cal in Crazy, Stupid, Love., there is a running theme of people finding their lives hit for six and then struggling to correct ...[Read More]

55 – Eddie the Eagle, Midnight Special, The Jungle Book, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Z for Zachariah

55 – Eddie the Eagle, Midnight Special, The Jungle Book, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Z for Zachariah

Explicit Content It’s a bit all over the shop this week as we look at the Olympic underdog tale of Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards in Eddie the Eagle. Jeff Nichols once again proves himself as a talent to keep an eye on with the sci-fi-esque Midnight Special. Andrew politely rips into The Jungle Book, while Bernadette talks about My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Finally, the Young Adult book ...[Read More]