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Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies

    Denis Villeneuve, Dune, The French Dispatch, The Harder They Fall and The Boss Baby 2: Family Business

    Denis Villeneuve, Dune, The French Dispatch, The Harder They Fall and The Boss Baby 2: Family Business

    Simon and Mark’s guest is Denis Villeneuve, who talks about his film Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel and starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

    Plus we have reviews of The Boss Baby 2: Family Business, in which the grown Templeton brothers have become and drifted away from each other; The Harder They Fall, Jeymes Samuel’s Western starring Regina King; Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city, starring Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet and Christoph Waltz; Dear Evan Hansen, the film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate; Bigfoot Hunters, in which a clickbait journalist is sent to the Appalachian foothills to cover a Bigfoot Convention and discovers there's more to this listicle than meets the eye; The Bacchus Lady, which deals with the issue of elderly prostitution in South Korea and Lucky Chan-sil, about a film producer who finds herself unemployed with the sudden death of her long-time collaborated director.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’. .

    Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

    We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment

    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Sir Michael Caine, Halloween Kills, Venom, Ron’s Gone Wrong, The Last Duel and The Velvet Underground

    Sir Michael Caine, Halloween Kills, Venom, Ron’s Gone Wrong, The Last Duel and The Velvet Underground

    Sir Michael Caine talks about his new movie Best Sellers, about a cranky, retired author who reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher.

    Plus we have reviews of Halloween Kills, starring Jamie Lee Curtis in the continuing saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode; The Last Duel, Sir Ridley Scott’s film about King Charles VI declaring that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel, written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and starring Jodie Comer; Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Andy Serkis’s sequel starring Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Williams; The Velvet Underground, Todd Hayne’s documentary about the seminal sixties band; Ron's Gone Wrong, the story of Barney, an awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device; and Ear for Eye, Debbie Tucker Green’s film following British and American Black characters of different generations navigating their way through today's society, offering a critical perspective on the state of the nation.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment

    03.00: CORRESPONDENCE
    20.24: CELEBRATING CINEMA
    24.05: BOX OFFICE TOP TEN
    48.40: HALLOWEEN KILLS
    56.28: GUEST: SIR MICHAEL CAINE
    01.15.24: RON’S GONE WRONG
    01.20.40: WTF 1
    01.26.00: TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
    01.31.10: THE LAST DUEL
    01.42.42: EAR FOR EYE
    01.47.79: NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN
    01.51.40: WTF 2
    01.55.59: VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE
    02.02.25: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
    02.10.35: DVD OF THE WEEK

    • 2 hrs 15 min
    Jeymes Samuels & Regina King, No Sudden Move, The Addams Family 2 and Deadly Cuts.

    Jeymes Samuels & Regina King, No Sudden Move, The Addams Family 2 and Deadly Cuts.

    Jeymes Samuel and Regina King talk about their new Western, The Harder They Fall.

    Plus we have reviews of Claudia Llosa’s Fever Dream; animation The Addams Family 2, a sequel to the 2019 animated film, in which The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters; John and the Hole, a coming-of-age psychological thriller; black comedy Deadly Cuts, set in a working-class Dublin hair salon; drama My Little Sister; Romantic Road, a documentary about a leading London lawyer and his wife who motor across rural India in their battered 1936 Rolls-Royce; documentary Pier Kids, about about the gay and transgender youth who congregate around Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers; and Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Move, which stars Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro and David Harbour, about a group of criminals who are brought together under mysterious circumstances.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    Send us your sub-20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’.

    Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

    We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment

    09.42: CORRESPONDENCE
    31.26: CELEBRATING CINEMA
    34.00: BOX OFFICE TOP TEN / LAST WEEK
    53.11: John and the Hole
    57.56: Jeymes and Regina
    01.14.45: No Sudden Move
    01.18.56: Bond emails
    01.26.55: WTF 1
    01.33.03: Deadly Cuts
    01.36.22: TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
    01.40.50: My Little Sister
    01.43.17: WTF 2
    01.44.57: The Addams Family 2
    01.49.00: Fever Dream
    01.51.36: LAST EVER FOOD AND DRINK IN FILMS
    01.57.13: Pier Kids
    02.05.36: Romantic Road
    02.09.25: DVD OF THE WEEK

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    Ridley Scott and Jodie Comer, Anne at 13000 ft, Next Door and No Time to Die

    Ridley Scott and Jodie Comer, Anne at 13000 ft, Next Door and No Time to Die

    Ridley Scott and Jodie Comer talk about their new film The Last Duel , about King Charles VI declaring that Knight Jean de Carrouges should settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

    Plus we have reviews of Next Door, Daniel Brühl’s film exploring the subject of gentrification and social inequality in Berlin; Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr., which tells the story of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, who inspired the rock scene; Redemption of a Rogue, a black comedy about a prodigal son returning to his hometown to seek salvation for his sins; Christopher Walken in Percy v Goliath, about a Canadian farmer who takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops; Anne at 13000 ft, about a volatile young woman challenged by everyday social and professional encounters; No Time to Die, about a retired secret service agent who is called back into action; Freshman, about a lonely college fresher who forges a strong connection with his resident assistant during a fraternity party; and European animation Even Mice Belong in Heaven, about two mortal enemies - a little Mouse and a Fox, who after an unfortunate accident, meet in animal heaven.

    And we’ll be attempting to solve those maddening movies you half-remember from years ago in WTF - What’s That Film.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’. .

    Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

    We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment

    • 2 hrs 20 min
    Michael Gandolfini, The Many Saints of Newark

    Michael Gandolfini, The Many Saints of Newark

    Mark and Simon’s guest is Michael Gandolfini, who’s talking about his film The Many Saints of Newark, the Sopranos prequel.

    Plus we have reviews of The Green Knight, David Lowery’s fantasy retelling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander; The Alpinist, about the climber Marc-André Leclerc; documentary Oasis Knebworth 1996, about the band’s two concerts in August 1996, when 250,000 fans converged on Knebworth Park ; Balloon, about a family’s struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will; Sweetheart, about a socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager who is dragged to a coastal holiday park by her painfully 'normal' family, where she becomes unexpectedly captivated by a chlorine smelling, sun-loving lifeguard named Isla; Gagarine, about a boy who fights to save his home town - which he shares with his namesake, Yuri Gagarin - from demolition; and Mark takes another look at David Lynch’s 1984 film Dune.

    And we’ll be attempting to solve those maddening movies you half-remember from years ago in WTF - What’s That Film.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’.

    Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

    We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment

    05.00: Correspondence
    19.53: Welcome
    27.17: Celebrating Cinema
    29.04: Box Office Top Ten
    44.57: The Alpinist review
    49.58: Michael Gandolfini interview
    01.03.19: The Many Saints of Newark review
    01.09.55: WTF 1
    01.14.35: Oasis Knebworth 1996
    01.21.32: TV Movie of the Week
    01.26.30: The Green Knight review
    01.32.10: Balloon review
    01.34.39: WTF 2
    01.41.00: Sweetheart
    01.45.07: Food and Drink in film
    01.50.14: Gagarine
    01.54.00: Dune
    02.02.25: DVD of the Week

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Luke Wilson, 12 Mighty Orphans, Gunpowder Milkshake, The Starling and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

    Luke Wilson, 12 Mighty Orphans, Gunpowder Milkshake, The Starling and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

    Mark and Simon’s guest is Luke Wilson, who stars in depression-era sports drama 12 Mighty Orphans.

    Plus we have reviews of Mandibles, about simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu who find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, and decide to train it in the hope of making their fortune; Fauci, a glimpse into the life of infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci who has led the U.S. fight against every epidemic the country has faced from AIDS to SARS to Ebola, and of course COVID-19; Gunpowder Milkshake, about three generations of women who fight back against those who could take everything from them, starring Karen Gillan and Lena Headey; The Starling, starring Melissa McCarthy and Timothy Olyphant; musical adaptation Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, about a teenager from Sheffield who wants to be a drag queen; Nic Cage’s Prisoners of the Ghostland about a sadistic gang leader who is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment; and Mark reviews Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, which is re-released this week.

    Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’.

    Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

    We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment

    00:25:31 Box Office Top 10
    00:46:14 Gunpowder Milkshake Review
    00:53:09 12 Mighty Orphans Luke Wilson Interview
    01:07:16 12 Mighty Orphans Review
    01:11:23 WTF
    01:15:55 Rose Plays Julie Review
    01:25:52 The Starling Interview
    01:29:13 Mandibles Review
    01:32:02 A Clockwork Orange Reissue Review
    01:43:34 Prisoners of the Ghostland
    01:51:03 Fauci Review
    01:56:00 Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Review

    • 2 hrs 10 min

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