70 – Arrival, American Honey, Nocturnal Animals, The Girl on the Train, Bad Santa 2, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – Winter


Can you believe there’s 100 of these things? Well, we almost forget that we’ve sat down 100 times to record and discuss films on this show, but at least we slapped that forgotten record to the beginning of this episode.

And what an episode. We discuss a few major film releases – after all, it’s turning into the back end of the year where all the quality films show up. Starting off with Denis Villaneuve’s Arrival – which we can’t help but go into spoiler territory I’m sorry – we then move into discussing Andrea Arnold’s American Honey. Tom Ford returns to cinema with Nocturnal Animals – another Amy Adams joint. Bernadette caught The Girl on the Train and tells of her tales of hidden alcohol and desired train rides. Andrew caught Bad Santa 2 and discusses the timeliness of its crassness. Finally, the Gilmore Girls are back! Netflix have – of course – launched the four Gilmore Girls ‘films’, so as we progress through them we’ll discuss them at length on the show. We start off with the first entry – Winter.

0:00 – Intro Music
1:42 – Intro
4:43 – Arrival – with spoilers
24:53 – American Honey
39:19 – Nocturnal Animals
56:21 – The Girl on the Train
1:04:26 – Bad Santa 2
1:11:58 – Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – Winter
1:32:17 – Wind Up/Closing Music – A.B Original feat. Paul Kelly – Dumb Things

The song at the end of this show is a cover of Paul Kelly’s great song Dumb Things. It features the man himself and hip hop duo A.B. Original. We highly recommend seeking out their debut album Reclaim Australia, which can be purchased here.

A huge thank you to all that have listened to us, or interacted with us, throughout the years. Often we feel a little exhausted, or our mental health challenges us to not want to continue on with this thing – many times there’s been a ‘what the heck is the point of this’ – but knowing that someone out there is listening and paying attention is nice. Even if there wasn’t a small audience, we’d still probably sporadically throw our voices out into the void that is the internet. So, if you’ve taken the time to download an episode, or read a review, or pay attention to us, we appreciate it! Hopefully it’s been worth the ride.

Andrew’s review of Bad Santa 2

Listen to War Machine VS War Horse and Pop Culture Case Study for Andrew’s guest episodes.

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Andrew has been a film lover all of his life. For a while now he's been talking about how great films are and usually that's been directly to his wife, Bernadette. Now with AB Film Review everyone else in the world can listen to what Andrew has to say to his wife. Bernadette grew up renting videos from a Plains Video. She mostly hired out Cry Baby and wore the tape thin learning the lines to the John Waters classic. After a series of arguments in the car ride home with her husband, Andrew, the two decided to record their arguments and launch them into the world for everyone to listen to.