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

Kermode and Mayo's Film Review BBC

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 7.2K Ratings

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

    Ben Wheatley, In the Earth, Luca, Monster Hunter and The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Ben Wheatley, In the Earth, Luca, Monster Hunter and The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Mark and Simon are joined by Ben Wheatley who talks about his new film In the Earth.

    Mark also reviews new Disney animation Luca, about an unlikely but strong friendship between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human on the Italian riviera; Monster Hunter from director: Paul W.S. Anderson, based on the CapCom computer game; The Reason I Jump, based on the book by Naoki Higashida, which explores the experiences of non-speaking autistic people around the world; It Must Be Heaven by Elia Suleiman; In The Heights, Jon M. Chu‘s film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life; and Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Samuel L. Jackson in action crime comedy The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard.

    Plus Mark and Simon’s Movie Road Trip continues into Manitoba.

    They 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’.

    00:26:48 Celebrating Cinema
    00:30:33 Digital Releases
    00:32:25 Box Office Top 10
    00:46:37 Ben Wheatley interview
    01:06:20 In The Earth review
    01:13:14 In The Heights review
    01:20:00 Monster Hunter review
    01:26:03 North American Movie Road Trip
    01:30:52 The Reason I Jump review
    01:37:28 Luca review
    01:42:55 The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard review
    01:48:28 TV Movies of the Week
    01:51:55 It Must Be Heaven review
    01:59:13 DVD of the Week

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    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Olivia Colman and Florian Zeller, The Father and Ellie and Abby and Ellie's Dead Aunt.

    Olivia Colman and Florian Zeller, The Father and Ellie and Abby and Ellie's Dead Aunt.

    Mark and Simon are joined by Olivia Colman and Florian Zeller, star and director respectively of Oscar-winning drama The Father.

    Mark also reviews Bob Odenkirk’s new action thriller Nobody, about a mild-mannered bystander who intervenes in a crime; Ellie and Abby and Ellie's Dead Aunt, about a 17 year old who is struggling to find the courage to ask her classmate to an event; 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez, a documentary about the ne'er-do-well rapper, Tekashi69, sci-fi Parallel, Ethiopian drama Running Against the Wind and another re-release of the classic Fargo.

    Plus Mark and Simon’s Movie Road Trip continues into Nunavut.

    They 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’.

    00:23:58 Celebrating Cinema
    00:28:24 Digital releases
    00:29:34 Box Office Top Ten
    00:43:11 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez review
    00:48:02 Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt) review
    00:51:51 Olivia Colman and Florian Zeller interview
    01:07:42 The Father review
    01:13:52 North American Movie Road Trip
    01:20:22 Nobody review
    01:25:39 Parallel review
    01:27:57 Running Against The Wind review
    01:29:03 TV Movies of the Week
    01:34:52 Fargo review
    01:40:50 DVD of the Week

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    John Krasinski, A Quiet Place Part II, Land, After Love and Gunda.

    John Krasinski, A Quiet Place Part II, Land, After Love and Gunda.

    Mark and Simon are joined by John Krasinski, who talks about his new film A Quiet Place Part II, about the Abbott family’s continued fight for survival.

    Other reviews include; Land, Robin Wright’s film about a bereaved woman seeks out a new life, off the grid in Wyoming; Flashback, starring Dylan O'Brien, about a man who both literally and metaphorically journeys into his past; After Love, which stars Joanna Scanlan as Mary Hussain, who suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband; Gunda, a documentary looking at the daily life of a pig and its farm animal companions: two cows and a one-legged chicken, The Killing Of Two Lovers, about a man desperately trying to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife and Shiva Baby, about a student who runs into her sugar daddy at a Jewish funeral service with her parents.

    Plus Mark and Simon’s Movie Road Trip continues into Saskatchewan.

    They 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

    00:26:47 - TOP TEN
    00:39:00 - LAND REVIEW
    00:44:15 - AFTER LOVE REVIEW
    00:49:12 - JOHN KRASINSKI INTERVIEW
    01:03:23 - A QUIET PLACE PART II REVIEW
    01:10:18 - CANADIAN ROADTRIP
    01:15:21 - FLASHBACK REVIEW
    01:20:36 - GUNDA REVIEW
    01:23:57 - KILLING OF TWO LOVERS REVIEW
    01:25:54 - TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
    01:30:32 - SHIVA BABY
    01:38:33 - DVD OF THE WEEK

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Emma Stone, Cruella, First Cow, The Conjuring III and Demon Slayer

    Emma Stone, Cruella, First Cow, The Conjuring III and Demon Slayer

    Mark and Simon are joined by Emma Stone, who talks about her role in Disney’s Cruella, along with director Craig Gillespie.

    Plus your essential cinematic and streaming reviews including; frontier drama First Cow, which stars last week’s guest Toby Jones; Surge, in which Ben Whishaw plays a man who goes on a 24 hour bold and reckless journey of self-liberation; new animations Earwig And The Witch, about an orphan girl who is adopted by a witch and comes home to a house filled with mystery and magic and Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train; Dinner in America, a romcom about a disaffected punk and a young woman obsessed with his band unexpectedly falling in love; Ira Sach’s Frankie, in which three generations grapple with a life-changing experience during one day of a holiday in Portugal; and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the latest in the horror franchise starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson.

    Plus Mark and Simon’s Movie Road Trip continues into Alberta.

    They 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’.

    00:14:48 Celebrating Cinema
    00:17:22 Digital releases
    00:19:34 Box Office Top Ten
    00:30:50 Director of Peter Rabbit 2, Will Gluck interview
    00:52:36 First Cow review
    00:54:48 Dinner In America review
    00:57:58 Emma Stone and Craig Gillespie interview
    01:13:04 Cruella review
    01:16:21 Frankie review
    01:18:23 North American Movie Road Trip
    01:23:35 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It review
    01:27:48 Earwig and the Witch review
    01:29:49 Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train review
    01:31:30 TV Movies of the Week
    01:36:36 Surge review
    01:45:43 DVD of the Week

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Toby Jones, Peter Rabbit 2, Army of the Dead, My New York Year & Rare Beasts

    Toby Jones, Peter Rabbit 2, Army of the Dead, My New York Year & Rare Beasts

    In the first show back after some UK cinemas reopened, Mark and Simon are joined by Toby Jones, who talks about his new film First Cow.

    Plus your essential cinematic and streaming reviews including Irritating Rabbit 2, Billie Piper’s ‘anti romcom’ Rare Beasts, which she wrote, directed and starred in, Sigourney Weaver in My New York Year, about a graduate who takes a job working for reclusive writer J.D. Salinger’s agent, Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead about a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, documentary The 8th, about the fight to repeal Ireland’s 8th Amendment, The Human Factor, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of America’s thirty year battle to secure peace in the Middle East and The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet.

    As audiences return to some UK cinemas we’ll take another look at the films that are available theatrically.

    Plus Mark and Simon’s Movie Road Trip continues into Northwest Territories.

    They 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 audio review of any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk.

    00:19:36 Celebrating Cinema
    00:20:51 Current releases
    00:23:22 Box Office Top Ten!
    00:31:35 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway review
    00:40:13 The 8th review
    00:42:53 My New York Year review
    00:47:09 Toby Jones interview
    01:03:40 Rare Beasts review
    01:08:32 North American Movie Trip
    01:12:05 Army of the Dead review
    01:18:01 The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet review
    01:20:48 TV Movies of the Week
    01:24:39 The Human Factor review
    01:36:09 DVD of the Week

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Sigourney Weaver, Tilda Swinton, Those Who Wish Me Dead and Oxygen

    Sigourney Weaver, Tilda Swinton, Those Who Wish Me Dead and Oxygen

    In the last show back before cinemas reopen, Mark and Simon are joined by Sigourney Weaver, who talks about her new film My New York Year.

    Plus your essential streaming reviews including Taylor Sheridan’s action drama Those Who Wish Me Dead, which stars Angelina Jolie and Nicholas Hoult, Lance Oppenheim’s intriguing documentary Some Kind of Heaven, about the lives of people in a Floridian retirement village, Undergods, Oxygen (Oxygène), Alexandre Aja’s film about a woman who wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there, and Servants, about two students of a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia.

    Plus there’s another chance to hear from Tilda Swinton about her new film, Pedro Almodóvar’s The Human Voice, a reworking of Jean Cocteau’s play of the same name.

    Our rotating and final chart is Top Five of Your Life, in which listeners share their five most treasured films.

    Plus Mark and Simon’s Movie Road Trip continues into Yukon.

    They 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.

    00:28:06 Celebrating Cinema
    00:31:58 Chart: Top 5 Films of Your Life
    00:37:35 Current releases
    00:41:05 Servants review
    00:43:30 Sigourney Weaver interview
    00:58:31 Those Who Wish Me Dead review
    01:03:21 Tilda Swinton interview
    01:06:00 The Human Voice review
    01:09:05 North American Movie Road Trip
    01:13:00 Spiral: From the Book of Saw review
    01:21:01 Lobbydown Correspondents
    01:25:35 Undergods review
    01:28:35 TV Movies of the Week
    01:30:53 Some Kind of Heaven review
    01:32:30 Oxygen review
    01:37:42 DVD of the Week

    Send us your sub 20 second audio review of any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk.

    Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

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

    • 1 hr 45 min

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7.2K Ratings

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