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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

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

    Peter Strickland, Uncle Frank, The Kid Detective, Patrick and Skyfire

    Peter Strickland, Uncle Frank, The Kid Detective, Patrick and Skyfire

    Mark and Simon are joined by Peter Strickland who talks about his new film Cold Meridian.

    We’ll also have your essential streaming film reviews including The Kid Detective, about a once-celebrated kid detective, now 32, who continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case, Skyfire, starring Jason Isaacs in a disaster movie about volcanoes. And Uncle Frank, starring Paul Bettany.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and will recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week and count down the top 10 digital films in the Official Film Chart.

    00:33:44 The Australian Box Office Top 10
    00:48:48 Peter Strickland Interview
    01:06:21 Skyfire
    01:16:23 Patrick
    01:25:13 Uncle Frank
    01:30:16 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:33:31 Kid Detective
    01:39:32 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Jason Isaacs, Skyfire, Jingle Jangle and Hillbilly Elegy

    Jason Isaacs, Skyfire, Jingle Jangle and Hillbilly Elegy

    Mark and Simon are joined by Jason Isaacs who talks about his new film Skyfire, directed by Simon West, whose previous work includes Con Air.

    We’ll also have your essential streaming film reviews including Netflix’s Christmas movie Jingle Jangle, Sophia Loren in The Life Ahead and Amy Adams and Glenn Close in Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy, adapted from the J.D.Vance memoir by Vanessa Taylor.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and will recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week and count down the top 10 digital films in the Official Film Chart.

    00:37:35 Top 10 Current Films
    00:46:21 Breathless/A bout de Soufflé 60th Anniversary review
    00:49:17 Jason Isaacs Interview
    01:08:54 Lennox review
    01:11:37 Hillbilly Elegy review
    01:18:33 Lobbydown Correspondents
    01:22:43 The Life Ahead review
    01:25:12 Jingle Jangle review
    01:30:36 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:33:29 To The Ends of the Earth review
    01:38:31 Billie review
    01;43:22 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Tilda Swinton, A Christmas Gift from Bob, About Endlessness and Looted

    Tilda Swinton, A Christmas Gift from Bob, About Endlessness and Looted

    Mark and Simon are joined by Tilda Swinton who talks about her new film The Human Voice, directed by Pedro Almodóvar and adapted from the monodrama written by Jean Cocteau.

    We’ll also have your essential streaming film reviews including Roy Andersson’s About Endlessness, Andrea Riseborough in drama Luxor, Thomas Turgoose in Looted and Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, the sequel to the acclaimed 2016 south Korean action horror.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and will recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week and count down the top 10 films at the UK box office.

    00:34:47 Box Office Top 10
    00:46:05 Looted review
    00:49:58 Tilda Swinton interview
    01:06:03 The Human Voice review
    01:12:09 A Christmas Gift From Bob
    01:15:34 Lobbydown Correspondents
    01:19:00 About Endlessness
    01:21:09 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:26:10 Words on Bathroom Walls
    01:30:02 Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula
    01:42:00 Luxor review
    01:45:41 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Elisabeth Moss, Shirley, Relic, The Witches, Mogul Mowgli and Wolfwalkers

    Elisabeth Moss, Shirley, Relic, The Witches, Mogul Mowgli and Wolfwalkers

    Mark and Simon are joined by Elisabeth Moss to talk about her new film, Shirley. Elisabeth stars as the writer Shirley Jackson, in this fictionalised account of a time in her life.

    We’ll also have your essential streaming film reviews including Robert Zemeckis’ new adaptation of The Witches, Mogul Mowgli, starring Riz Ahmed and new horror, Relic.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and will recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week and count down the top 10 films at the UK box office.

    00:34:36 Box Office Top 10
    00:47:09 Relic review
    00:51:02 Elizabeth Moss interview
    01:05:49 Shirley review
    01:12:28 Mogul Mowgli review
    01:16:52 Lobbydown Correspondents
    01:20:37 Wolfwalkers review
    01:23:57 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:30:09 The Burnt Orange Heresy
    01:34:04 Uncle Vanya
    01:43:20 The Witches
    01:46:20 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Colm Meaney, Pixie, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, Honest Thief and The Climb

    Colm Meaney, Pixie, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, Honest Thief and The Climb

    Mark and Simon are joined by Colm Meaney who talks about his new movie Pixie.

    Plus your essential streaming film reviews including Liam Neeson’s new actioner Honest Thief, Sacha Baron Cohen’s return as Borat in Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, new American comedy The Climb and François Ozon’s latest drama Summer of 85.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week.

    They also recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week and count down the top 10 films at the UK box office.

    00:39:39 Box Office Top 10
    00:49:39 Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm review
    00:55:42 Colm Meaney interview
    01:11:06 Pixie review
    01:14:16 Honest Thief review
    01:17:43 Lobbydown Correspondents
    01:21:50 The Climb review
    01:28:10 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:32:06 Secret Garden review
    01:35:29 Summer of 85
    01:39:34 Antrum
    01:42:47 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Morfydd Clark, Rebecca, I Am Greta, Carmilla

    Morfydd Clark, Rebecca, I Am Greta, Carmilla

    Mark and Simon are joined by Morfydd Clark who talks about her new movie Saint Maud.

    Plus your essential streaming film reviews including Ben Wheatley’s new adaptation of Rebecca, I Am Greta, a documentary about the climate activist and Carmilla, Directed by Emily Harris and starring Tobias Menzies, Greg Wise and Jessica Raine.

    Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week.

    They also recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week and count down the top 10 films at the UK box office.

    00:36:20 Box Office Top 10
    00:46:54 I Am Greta
    00:50:10 Morfydd Clark interview
    01:06:00 The Other Lamb
    01:09:15 Body of Water
    01:12:14 Being A Human Person
    01:15:55 Lobbydown Correspondents
    01:20:06 Rebecca
    01:26:44 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    01:31:31 Carmilla
    01:34:23 Time
    01:38:26 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6.9K Ratings

6.9K Ratings

RCLVXII ,

Wonderful in every way

I have many passions and two of them are movies and cricket. Think of Kermode and Mayo as the TMS of Film. That will either make complete sense to you, or none whatsoever! :)

Fhhcho ,

It’s supposed to be a film review show

Where do we start...I used to enjoy this until the last year or so when it has become almost unlistenable. Kermode is a Trotskyist know all and Mayo is so typical of a liberal BBC employee that he’s almost a caricature.

However the show could be saved...get Sanjeev and Robbie to take over...they’re wittier and don’t wear the usual woke tropes like Kermode and Mayo.

Edith Bowman and Clarisse are surely only getting the gig to satisfy the BBC rules as they are diabolical in every regard.

Eadiepooh ,

Because

Because it’s brilliant

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