Below par, if not completely useless
Like many film reviewers, Jason Solomons has a tendency to be pretentious and snipey. He isn't great at conducting interviews and therefore most of the interviews in this podcast lack any real insight. He also says 'kind of' far too much - listen to the latest podcast (27th May) in which he says it about thirty times in his short chat with Xan Brooks... very unprofessional for someone who makes a living from speaking. However, all is not lost. Because I have noticed that he almost always dislikes good films and laps up utter tripe. This was exemplified recently when he said that he didn't really like the original 'Nightmare on Elm Street' but he thought that the remake was quite good... see what I mean? He has inverted reality. This means that I know to watch the films he says are rubbish and to avoid the ones he recommends. So thanks Jason. P.S. The Kermode and Mayo film review is much, much better than this.Read full review »
yid01981 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/01/10
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This podcast is no more sadly, 29th March 2012 is the last one. I really loved this film podcast, much better than Kermode and Mayo on 5 live, far too many rants for my liking. I'm really sorry to see this finish so suddenly. Have a rethink Guardian please.Read full review »
mazzfizz via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/07/12
Started to download this after they cancelled the excellent show presented by Jason Solomans. Jason was a real film fan - Brooks and his colleagues are the worst sort of film reviewers: pretentious and elitist. Any film that emanates from Hollywood or has populist appeal is sniffly and...Read full review »
Schmike via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/30/13
This show helps me to see the beauty of cinema. There are different views on the same film.
Vivi_Brazil via Stitcher · 05/28/14
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