Oscars

76 – Fences, Hidden Figures, Jackie, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Oscar Discussion

76 – Fences, Hidden Figures, Jackie, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Oscar Discussion

On this episode we go all in on the Oscars as we discuss four of the films in the running for Best Picture, Denzel Washington’s Fences, Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. We also touch on Best Actress hopeful Jackie. 0:00 – Intro 4:37 – Fences 20:06 – Hidden Figures 31:43 – Jackie 44:18 – Manchester by the...[Read More]

Lion Review

Lion Review

It’s very easy for an inspirational true story to be translated into a film in a very preachy, sentimental manner. Boost the manipulative score at the right moments, implement a voice over to help convey the otherwise unapparent character emotions, close the film with a crowd inspiring speech. Roll credits. These sorts of stories are inspirational for a reason – they’re anomalies within the world ...[Read More]

74 – The Edge of Seventeen, 13th, War on Everyone, 45 Years, Krisha, Other People, The Assassin, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Everything is Copy

74 – The Edge of Seventeen, 13th, War on Everyone, 45 Years, Krisha, Other People, The Assassin, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Everything is Copy

Another collection of 2016-ish films on this episode as we once again trawl through the many films we missed during the year, as we prepare ourselves for our end of year wrap up episode. Here, we go through the teenage years with Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen. Next up we look at the great essay of the way racism is built into the American constitution in Ava Duvernay’s 13th. Mich...[Read More]

71 – Lion, I, Daniel Blake, Southside With You, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

71 – Lion, I, Daniel Blake, Southside With You, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

It’s a bit of a somber episode this one as we cover a few sad films – specifically, Lion and I, Daniel Blake. And then we get a little sadder as we lament the end of President Obama’s running of America with a look at his and Michelle’s first date in Southside With You. There’s something strange about a body with not physical signs of death in The Autopsy of Jane Doe....[Read More]

Hell or High Water Review

Hell or High Water Review

One of the great things about the dark periods of society is that it can encourage great art to be created. Art that comments and reflects on the society it is created within. Films like The Hurt Locker or There Will Be Blood effectively comment on the state of America, and while they are timeless films, the era that they were created within elevates them even higher. David Mackenzie’s Hell or Hig...[Read More]

Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Impress in the Fences Trailer

Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Impress in the Fences Trailer

Denzel Washington returns to the directors chair with Fences – an adaptation of the August Wilson stageplay where Washington and Viola Davis play a married couple. This will no doubt be a major Oscar contender – possibly finally bagging Viola Davis the much needed Oscar. In what is one of the best produced trailers of the year, Washington’s Troy give his son a life lesson. Fences...[Read More]

First Look at Robert Zemeckis’ Allied

First Look at Robert Zemeckis’ Allied

Robert Zemeckis has always been a technically proficient director. His films have displayed some truly ground breaking special effects. Even in films like the throwaway What Lies Beneath and the underrated Flight, Zemeckis manages to implement moments filled with ‘how did they do that’ special effects within the greater human story. With that in mind, the first look at his upcoming fil...[Read More]

61 – High-Rise, Demolition, Mustang, Queen of Earth

61 – High-Rise, Demolition, Mustang, Queen of Earth

Explicit Content We return with another one of Andrew’s most anticipated films of the year – High-Rise – which screened as part of this years Revelation Film Festival. Opening that festival was Jean-Marc Vallée’s Jake Gyllenhaal dead wife flick, Demolition. Not keen on giving the men the entire spotlight we take a look at one of the best foreign language films of the year (...[Read More]

59 – Chasing Asylum, Warcraft, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Nice Guys, An/Sweet Bean

59 – Chasing Asylum, Warcraft, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Nice Guys, An/Sweet Bean

Explicit Content We’re back after a week off with a massive show. We first off deal with the essential documentary Chasing Asylum which takes a hard – and risky – look at Australia’s stance on asylum seekers. I highly recommend hitting the many links below and find out more information regarding this situation. Next up Andrew looks at one of the biggest bombs of the year, W...[Read More]

56 – Bad Neighbours 2, Pawno, The Boss, A Month of Sundays, I Smile Back, Trumbo

56 – Bad Neighbours 2, Pawno, The Boss, A Month of Sundays, I Smile Back, Trumbo

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]

52 – Anomalisa, Hail, Caesar!, Son of Saul, Chi-Raq, The Danish Girl

52 – Anomalisa, Hail, Caesar!, Son of Saul, Chi-Raq, The Danish Girl

Well, what can I say, it’s about time some of Andrew’s script writing reached the world. (Given it’s Andrew who writes these show notes, he’s now referring to himself in the third person. Fool.) After finding some old files, Andrew reads his top 20 films of all time from 2003, followed by a reading of the great script – Spud Deluxe. Following that is the stuff you act...[Read More]

88th Academy Awards Winners Rundown

88th Academy Awards Winners Rundown

In possibly our sweariest of swear filled podcasts, we run through the 88th Academy Award winners and go through who we think was deserving, as well as who we think shouldn’t have won. We run through how Chris Rock did during the night, and then… and then… we somehow end up going into a huge tirade about diversity which almost kills Bernadette as she struggles with a cough. In wh...[Read More]