Episodes
This week we are chatting about cult comedy What We Do In The Shadows (2014) - starring, written and directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. Shot in a mockumentary style, it follows a group of vampire flatmates as they navigate mundane aspects of life in the modern world. Their attempts to pay rent, keeping up the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts are hilariously disastrous. In this episode we discuss Taika’s journey as a filmmaker, how the...
Published 05/18/22
Join us this week for cult comedy What We Do In The Shadows (2014), starring, written and directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. Premise: A mockumentary that follows a group of vampire flatmates as they navigate mundane life in the modern world. What We Do In The Shadows is available to watch on Amazon Prime in the UK. Episode transcript available here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/17/22
We have a really special one for you this week! We are discussing CODA (2021), directed by Sian Heder and have a very special guest - Troy Kotsur who played Frank Rossi in the film. Troy won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in the film, and made history as the first ever deaf actor to win an Oscar. CODA also stars Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin and Daniel Durant. The film follows Ruby, a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), who is the only hearing person in her deaf family....
Published 05/11/22
Join us this week as we chat about the Oscar, BAFTA and SAG winning film CODA (2021), directed by Sian Heder. We are also so excited to be joined in the main episode by Troy Kotsur who won the Best Support Actor Academy Award for his performance in the film. Premise: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear...
Published 05/10/22
This week we are chatting about the Oscar and BAFTA winning documentary Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) directed by Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson. During the same summer as Woodstock, a different music festival took place 100 miles away. More than 300,000 people attended the summer concert series known as the Harlem Cultural Festival. It was filmed, but after that summer, the footage sat in a basement for 50 years. Only now has that footage been shown to...
Published 05/04/22
Join us this week as we chat about the Oscar and BAFTA winning documentary Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) directed by Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson. Premise: During the same summer as Woodstock, a different music festival took place 100 miles away. More than 300,000 people attended the summer concert series known as the Harlem Cultural Festival. It was filmed, but after that summer, the footage sat in a basement for 50 years. Only now has that footage...
Published 05/03/22
This week we are throwing it back to the ultimate classic - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the film stars Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and William Sylvester. Set over thousands of years, the Monoliths push humanity to reach for the stars. After their discovery on Earth generations ago, the mysterious objects lead mankind on an awesome journey to Jupiter, with the help of H.A.L. 9000: the world's greatest supercomputer. In this episode we discuss the ambiguity of the...
Published 04/27/22
Join us this week as we throw it back to the ultimate Kubrick classic - 2001: A Space Odyssey. Premise: The Monoliths push humanity to reach for the stars; after their discovery on Earth generations ago, the mysterious objects lead mankind on an awesome journey to Jupiter, with the help of H.A.L. 9000: the world's greatest supercomputer. 2001: A Space Odyssey is available to purchase on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, YouTube and Google Play Movies. Transcript available here. See acast.com/privacy...
Published 04/26/22
We are thrilled to be chatting about the psychological horror, Censor (2021) this week. Later in the episode, we are joined by Prano Bailey-Bond, the director and co-writer of the film. After viewing a strangely familiar video nasty, Enid, a film censor, sets out to solve the past mystery of her sister’s disappearance, embarking on a quest that dissolves the line between fiction and reality. We discuss female representation in the horror genre, going from short to feature and what actually...
Published 04/20/22
Join us this week as we chat about the psychological horror, Censor (2021). It’s the directorial feature debut for Prano Bailey-Bond, and we are over the moon that she will be joining us in the episode. Premise: After viewing a strangely familiar video nasty, Enid, a film censor, sets out to solve the past mystery of her sister’s disappearance, embarking on a quest that dissolves the line between fiction and reality. Censor is available to watch on Amazon Prime. Transcript available here. ...
Published 04/19/22
This week we are diving into the noughties dance classic, Save The Last Dance (2001), directed by Thomas Carter. The film stars Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington and Bianca Lawson. We chat about the songs in the film with music veteran, Mitchell Leib, who produced the soundtrack. The film follows Sara, who moves to Chicago to live with her father after the sudden death of her mother. One of the few white people at her new school, Sara forms a relationship with Derek, a black...
Published 04/13/22
A quick overview of this week's film, Save The Last Dance (2001), directed by Thomas Carter. We will be joined by music veteran, Mitchell Leib who produced the soundtrack for the film. Premise: After the sudden death of her mother, Sara, a white girl, moves to Chicago to live with her father. She forms a new relationship with Derek, a black teen from the South Side, where they bond over dance. Save The Last Dance is currently available to watch on Netflix UK. Transcript available here. ...
Published 04/12/22
We have a special one this week, we’re discussing The Phantom Of The Open (2022) and were very lucky to chat to the director, Craig Roberts. The film stars Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans. It’s based on a true story about Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, who managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship. Qualifying in 1976, Maurice subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.In this episode, we chat...
Published 04/06/22
This week we chat to Craig Roberts who directed The Phantom Of The Open (2022). It stars Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans. Premise: Based on the true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, who managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship. Qualifying in 1976, Maurice subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process. The Phantom Of The Open is currently available to watch in UK cinemas. Transcript...
Published 04/05/22
This week we dip our toes into the DC Universe talking about The Batman (2022). Directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Robert Pattinson as the Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler and Colin Farrell as the Penguin. When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption and question his family’s involvement. This is a fun one indeed, causing a fair bit of division in opinion...
Published 03/30/22
This week we are having a good ol’ chat about The Batman. It stars Robert Pattinson as the Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler and Colin Farrell as the Penguin. Premise: When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption and question his family’s involvement. The Batman is currently available to watch in UK cinemas. Transcript available here. See acast.com/privacy...
Published 03/29/22
This week, we are so excited to be talking about Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut - The Lost Daughter (2021). We are joined by two of the incredible producers of the film, Osnat Handelsman-Keren and Talia Kleinhendler. The Lost Daughter stars Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley who both play Leda at different stages of her life. A middle-aged Leda arrives for a quiet holiday on a Greek island, but things take a menacing turn when she encounters a family whose brash presence proves...
Published 03/23/22
This week we are discussing Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The Lost Daughter (2021), starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley and Dakota Johnson. We were thrilled to be able to chat to two of the producer’s of the film, Osnat Handelsman-Keren and Talia Kleinhendler. Premise: A woman’s beach vacation takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past. The Lost Daughter is available to stream on Netflix. Transcript available here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy...
Published 03/22/22
We’ve got a juicy one for you this week! We’re diving further into Sean Baker’s repertoire, looking at his latest film Red Rocket (2021). Red Rocket stars Simon Rex as washed up porn star, Mikey Saber, who returns to his hometown in Texas City. He twists the arm of his ex-lover, who is technically still his wife, in order to stay with her until he can get his life back on track. As chaos ensues, Mikey meets seventeen year-old Strawberry, who he believes could be the next big thing in the...
Published 03/16/22
This week we are discussing Sean Baker’s latest film, Red Rocket (2021). We were lucky enough to chat with the lead actor Simon Rex, who just won Best Male Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards for his performance in the film! Maisie is here to give you a quick overview. Premise: A washed up porn star returns to his hometown in Texas City, much to the dismay of those who he had left behind. As chaos ensues, Mikey sets his sights on a seventeen year old girl who he believes could be the next...
Published 03/15/22
We're back! To kick off Series 3 and in honour of International Women’s Day we are launching with the classic film Bend It Like Beckham (2002)! Directed by Gurinder Chadha, the film stars Parminder Nagra as Jess, Keira Knightley as Jules, Archie Panjabi as Pinky and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Joe. Set in London, the film follows Jess as she navigates her ambitions to play professional football against her Indian Sikh cultural heritage. For ‘In The Club’ we were very lucky to speak to Kaljit...
Published 03/09/22
To launch Series 3, we’re talking about the 20 year anniversary for the classic film Bend It Like Beckham (2002). Hannah is here to give you a quick overview. Premise: Set in London, the film follows Jess as she navigates her ambitions to play professional football against her Indian Sikh cultural heritage. Haven’t seen it and want to give it a re-watch? Bend It Like Beckham is available to stream on Amazon Prime (UK), Starzplay (UK), Apple TV and Disney+ (US). Transcript available here. ...
Published 03/08/22
We have a juicy bonus episode for you! We’ve chosen Shiva Baby (2020) - Emma Seligman’s debut feature film. It’s a brilliant comedy set within a shiva - a Jewish mourning ritual. Danielle, played by Rachel Sennott, joins her parents at a shiva where she has an awkward encounter with her sugar daddy and her ex-girlfriend. And to top it off, we were lucky enough to speak with both Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott!  In this episode, we discuss how the Shiva Baby feature film grew from a...
Published 02/16/22
This week we're talking about Shiva Baby (2020) written and directed by Emma Seligman and starring Rachel Sennott. Hannah is here to give you a quick overview of the film. Premise: A college student at a shiva (Jewish funeral reception) finds herself stuck in a room with her parents, family friends, ex-girlfriend and sugar daddy. Intrigued? Go and give it a watch. Shiva Baby is available to watch on Amazon Prime (UK) and will be released for streaming on MUBI 11 June, 2022. See...
Published 02/15/22