313 episodes

The new home of Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo. They’re back, and it’s bigger, and better and larger-er and more-er.

Film reviews, TV reviews, and all your conversation around movie and non-movie related stuff. Plus a whole bunch of recommendations to watch in cinemas, on all streaming services and on physical media.

As well as the film and TV reviews, Mark and Simon will be talking about anything and everything. Punctuation, Thunderbirds, obscure German pop music, fax machines, subtitles, MRI scans, magic, school assemblies, Scandinavia, and don’t forget the dad jokes.

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Kermode & Mayo’s Take The Take

    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 2.2K Ratings

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The new home of Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo. They’re back, and it’s bigger, and better and larger-er and more-er.

Film reviews, TV reviews, and all your conversation around movie and non-movie related stuff. Plus a whole bunch of recommendations to watch in cinemas, on all streaming services and on physical media.

As well as the film and TV reviews, Mark and Simon will be talking about anything and everything. Punctuation, Thunderbirds, obscure German pop music, fax machines, subtitles, MRI scans, magic, school assemblies, Scandinavia, and don’t forget the dad jokes.

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    TOMMY SHELBY: We Peek Behind the Blinders in SHRINK THE BOX

    TOMMY SHELBY: We Peek Behind the Blinders in SHRINK THE BOX

    Gang dynamics, whether you can escape a criminal heritage and the physiological cause and effect of PTSD. Plus, race rigging, opium smoking and casual violence - all in a day's work for The Peaky Blinders.

    We want to hear about any theories we might have missed, what you’ve thought of the show so far and your character suggestions. Please drop the team an email (which may be part of the show): shrinkthebox@sonymusic.com



    NEXT CLIENTS ON THE COUCH. Find out how to view here

    Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 7)

    Michael, Office (USA. Season 1)

    Chandler, Friends (selected episodes)

    Sydney, The Bear (season 2)

    Tyrion, Game of Thrones (seasons 1&2).

    CREDITS

    We used clips from Season 1 of Peaky Blinders.

    Starring:

    Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby), Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby), Sophie Rundle (Ada Shelby) Helen McCrory (Polly Gray) and Samuel Edward Cook (Danny Whizz-bang).

    Created by: D Steven Knight Written by D Steven Knight, Toby Finlay and Stephen Russell.

    Directed by: Otto Bathurst and Tom Harper.

    Produced by: Caryn Mandabach Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).



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    • 51 min
    Rome, Open City, Ripley, Films Featuring Imaginary Friends & Question Schmestions

    Rome, Open City, Ripley, Films Featuring Imaginary Friends & Question Schmestions

    Bonus reviews include ‘Rome, Open City’, Roberto Rossellini’s landmark of Italian neorealism, which offers a portrait of life under the Nazi Occupation and is often cited as one of the greatest films ever made; and ‘Ripley’, an Andrew Scott-starring noirish TV adaptation of Matt Damon’s 1990 'The Talented Mr Ripley’, which sees the eponymous antihero become obsessed with a wealthy playboy and resort to extreme measures to impersonate him.
    This week’s One Frame Back is the best films featuring imaginary friends to coincide with the release of John Krasinski’s ‘If’.
    Mark and Simon help us decide what to watch, and what to avoid, this weekend.
    Plus, they answer a few of your Questions (film-related) and Schmestions (non-film related), from what meal from their childhood they hate the most to whether it’s harder to identify poor acting in foreign language films.

    Timecodes:
    10:47 Rome, Open City Review
    19:10 Ripley Review
    28:51 One Frame Back: Films Featuring Imaginary Friends
    39:26 Weekend Watchlist / Weekend Notlist
    46.14 Questions Schmestions

    Watchlist films this week:
    Contact – 5Star, Sat 11 May, 12.05pm
    Modern Times – Sky Arts, Sat 11 May, 1pm
    The Lavendar Hill Mob – BBC Two, Sat 11 May, 1pm
    Dead Presidents – Film4, Fri 10 May, 11.10pm
    Little Women (Greta Gerwig) – GREAT! Movies, Fri 10 May, 6.40pm

    Notlist films this week:
    Death Wish 4: the Crackdown – ITV4, Sat 11 May, 11.10pm
    Amityville: the Evil Escapes – Talking Pictures TV, Fri 10 May, 9.05pm
    The Predator – E4, Fri 10 May, 9pm
    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo

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    Vicky McClure, If, Two Tickets to Greece & Hoard

    Vicky McClure, If, Two Tickets to Greece & Hoard

    This week, Vicky McClure chats to Simon about her new limited series ‘Insomnia’, which sees a mother approaching her fortieth birthday forced to grapple with her traumatic past after she develops insomnia.  

    Mark gives his thoughts on various new releases, including ‘Two Tickets to Greece’, a French comedy-drama starring Laure Calamy (of ‘Call My Agent’ fame) which follows two childhood friends who cross paths after many years and finally decide to take their dream vacation to Greece; and ‘Hoard’, a social realist psychodrama, which sees a teenager living in a foster home encouraged by a previous resident to revisit her childhood memories of her mother who used to be a hoarder.  

    The big review of the week is 'If’, John Krasinski’s latest, which sees a 12-year-old girl, who can see everyone’s imaginary friends, embark on a magical journey to reconnect the forgotten so-called IFs with the now-adult kids who dreamt them up. 

    Timecodes (relevant only for the Vanguard - who are also ad-free!): 

    07:00 – Two Tickets For Greece Review 

    11:49 – Box Office Top Ten 

    21:40 – Vicky McClure Interview 

    35:36 – Hoard Review 

    42:40 – IF Review 

     

    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo  



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    • 57 min
    CERSEI LANNISTER’s Power Behind the Throne: SHRINK THE BOX

    CERSEI LANNISTER’s Power Behind the Throne: SHRINK THE BOX

    As Cersei says: ‘power is power’ and she’s got it in spades. We investigate how she becomes a master manipulator, and we take an honest objective look at her over-familiar relations with her brother Jaime. 

    We want to hear about any theories we might have missed, what you’ve thought of the show so far and your character suggestions. Please drop the team an email (which may be part of the show): shrinkthebox@sonymusic.com



    NEXT CLIENTS ON THE COUCH. Find out how to view here 

    Tommy Shelby, Peaky Blinders (Season 1)

    Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 7)

    Michael, Office (USA. Season 1)

    Chandler, Friends (selected episodes)

    Sydney, The Bear (season 2)



    CREDITS

    We used clips from Season 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones. 

    Starring: Sean Bean as Ned Stark, Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark, Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

    Based on: "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin

    Created by: David Benioff and DB Weiss

    Written by: David Benioff, George R.R. Martin, Dave Hill, Bryan Cogman, Ethan J. Antonucci, Gursimran Sandhu, Vanessa Taylor and Jane Espenson. 

    (S1&2) Directed by: David Nutter, Alan Taylor, Daniel Minahan, Alik Sakharov, Brian Kirk, Timothy Van Patten, Nei Marshall, David Petrarca and Tom McCarthy.

    Produced by: Home Box Office (HBO), Television 360, Grok! Studio, (Grok! Television), Generator Entertainment and Bighead Littlehead.



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    • 47 min
    Shallow Grave, The Regime, Best Magical Realist Films & Question Schmestions

    Shallow Grave, The Regime, Best Magical Realist Films & Question Schmestions

    Mark gives his take on ‘Shallow Grave’, one of Danny Boyle’s breakthrough films, which is being re-released to celebrate its 30th anniversary, and sees three roommates find their newly accepted fourth roommate dead in bed with a huge amount of cash beside him; and ‘The Regime’, a Kate Winslet-starring satirical limited series, which depicts a year inside the palace of a crumbling authoritarian regime.
    This week’s One Frame Back is the best magical realist films to coincide with the release of ‘La Chimera’.

    Our bespectacled duo help us decide what to watch, and what to avoid, this weekend.
    Plus, they answer a few of your Questions (film-related) and Schmestions (non-film related), from the films that would make great operas to their thoughts on whether there’s a song in existence that can’t be improved by a gospel section.

    Timecodes:
    13:34 Shallow Grave Review
    25:01 The Regime Review
    30:33 One Frame Back: Best Magical Realist Films
    41:26 Weekend Watchlist / Weekend Notlist
    46.27 Questions Schmestions
    Watchlist films this week:
    Contact – 5Star, Sat 11 May, 12.05pm
    Modern Times – Sky Arts, Sat 11 May, 1pm
    The Lavendar Hill Mob – BBC Two, Sat 11 May, 1pm
    Dead Presidents – Film4, Fri 10 May, 11.10pm
    Little Women (Greta Gerwig) – GREAT! Movies, Fri 10 May, 6.40pm
    Notlist films this week:
    Death Wish 4: the Crackdown – ITV4, Sat 11 May, 11.10pm
    Amityville: the Evil Escapes – Talking Pictures TV, Fri 10 May, 9.05pm
    The Predator – E4, Fri 10 May, 9pm
    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo

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    Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and John Krasinski, Made in England, La Chimera & Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and John Krasinski, Made in England, La Chimera & Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

    This week, Simon’s fave John Krasinski, along with Ms Fleabag herself, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, are on the show to discuss their new film ‘If’, which sees a 12-year-old girl who can see everyone’s imaginary friends, embark on a magical journey to reconnect the forgotten so-called IFs with the now-adult kids who dreamt them up. Mark will be reviewing the film next week.

    The good doctor Kermode gives his diagnosis on various new releases, including ‘Made in England’, a documentary in which legendary auteur Martin Scorsese reflects on the legacy and lasting influence of the equally legendary British filmmaking duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger; and ‘La Chimera’, Alice Rohrwacher’s latest about a British archaeologist who becomes embroiled in an international network of stolen Etruscan artifacts in the 1980s – its star Josh O’Connor was on the show to talk about last week. If you haven’t already his chat with Simon is an absolute must-listen!

    The big review of the week is ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’, the fourth instalment of the ‘Planet of the Apes’ reboot franchise, which sees a young ape, many years after the reign of Caesar, embark on a journey that will lead him to question everything’s he’s been taught about the past and make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

    Timecodes (relevant only for the Vanguard - who are also ad-free!):

    06:34 – Made In England Review

    11:47 – Box Office Top Ten

    25:18 – John Krasinski and Phoebe Waller-Bridge Interview

    41:23 – La Chimera Review

    47:36 – Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Review

    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo



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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Ian 1973 ,

Excellent Show

Excellent show but I don’t want to be spammed with an unwanted Shrink The Box each week. The amount of content from Simon and Mark has reduced and replaced with an unwanted show each week that I have to delete. Not sure why I’m paying for this now. Would give 5 Stars if it was just Simon and Mark with a bonus second Take each week, as before.

maliaht ,

As excellent as always!

This remains a great show as always by our two boys, ignore the recent whingers!

Cliffyboy123! ,

Best Movie pod cast ev,s

There is just something comforting about listening to Mark and Simon and their witterings that makes everything else in life bearable, oh and there’s movie stuff in it too 😉
The best movie pod cast, if not the best pod cast ever 😊

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