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A podcast all about cinema from Tony Black (of The X-Cast) and Carl Sweeney (of The Movie Palace).

Motion Pictures is a relaxed, informal show all about film in which Tony & Carl talk about movies, new and old, and try to find a unique topic to discuss around a new release, while also throwing in special episodes along the way.

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A podcast all about cinema from Tony Black (of The X-Cast) and Carl Sweeney (of The Movie Palace).

Motion Pictures is a relaxed, informal show all about film in which Tony & Carl talk about movies, new and old, and try to find a unique topic to discuss around a new release, while also throwing in special episodes along the way.

Join us on the We Made This podcast network...

    22. The Cinematic Story of 2020

    22. The Cinematic Story of 2020

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MOTION PICTURES podcast.

    Your hosts, Tony Black & Carl Sweeney, talk through the craziest year for cinema yet - the rollercoaster that was 2020.

    What was cinema like before March? Did Disney+ signal the beginning of a new era for distribution? How did Tenet fare? And how does the Warner Bros decision effect 2021 and the unpredictable year to come? We ask these questions and many more.

    Plus! We count down our five favourite films we did manage to see from 2020.

    Host / Editor:

    Tony Black

    Co-Host

    Carl Sweeney

    You can find us on social media so please join in the conversation:

    FACEBOOK: Motion Pictures Film Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motionpicturesfilmclub
    TWITTER: @MotionPicsPod

    We Made This on Twitter: @wemadethispod
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    21. Fincher, Welles & the Auteur (Mank)

    21. Fincher, Welles & the Auteur (Mank)

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MOTION PICTURES podcast.

    Your hosts, Carl Sweeney & Tony Black, this week celebrate the release of David Fincher's chronicle of 1930s Hollywood, MANK, by discussing the cinematic auteur, in a special crossover episode with The Movie Palace Podcast.

    What is auteur theory? How does it relate to Fincher and Orson Welles, who directed the key film central to Mank, CITIZEN KANE? And who else can be classified under this unique moniker?

    Host / Editor:

    Carl Sweeney

    Co-Host

    Tony Black

    You can find us on social media so please join in the conversation:

    FACEBOOK: Motion Pictures Film Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motionpicturesfilmclub
    TWITTER: @MotionPicsPod

    We Made This on Twitter: @wemadethispod
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    20. Cinematic Royalty (The Queen & The Crown)

    20. Cinematic Royalty (The Queen & The Crown)

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MOTION PICTURES podcast.

    Your hosts, Carl Sweeney & Tony Black, joined by special guest, author & fellow X-Cast podcaster Sarah Blair, are talking royalty with the return of prestige Netflix series THE CROWN.

    They discuss the series in the context of films about royalty, such as Stephen Frears' THE QUEEN, and how The Crown is crossing the bridge between television and cinema...

    Host:

    Carl Sweeney

    Co-Host / Editor:

    Tony Black

    Guest:

    Sarah Blair

    You can find us on social media so please join in the conversation:

    FACEBOOK: Motion Pictures Film Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motionpicturesfilmclub
    TWITTER: @MotionPicsPod

    We Made This on Twitter: @wemadethispod
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    19. A Tribute to Sir Sean Connery

    19. A Tribute to Sir Sean Connery

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MOTION PICTURES podcast.

    Your hosts, Tony Black & Carl Sweeney, take a break from their traditional format to lament the passing of the late, great, Sir Sean Connery, who recently passed away at the age of 90.

    We discuss his career at large, talking through the eras he was on screen from James Bond through to Allan Quatermain, and what made him such a powerful, immortal screen icon...

    Host / Editor:

    Tony Black

    Co-Host:

    Carl Sweeney

    Tony on Sean Connery: https://culturalconversation.co.uk/2020/11/01/nobody-did-it-better-losing-sean-connery/

    You can find us on social media so please join in the conversation:

    FACEBOOK: Motion Pictures Film Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motionpicturesfilmclub
    TWITTER: @MotionPicsPod

    We Made This on Twitter: @wemadethispod
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    18. Hitchcock & Wheatley (Rebecca)

    18. Hitchcock & Wheatley (Rebecca)

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MOTION PICTURES podcast.

    Your hosts, Carl Sweeney & Tony Black, in a special crossover event with THE MOVIE PALACE podcast, focus in on Daphne du Maurier's legendary Gothic melodrama REBECCA.

    We focus on Ben Wheatley's brand new adaptation, drawing comparisons and differences with Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1940 version, and discuss the new film's ins & outs. Does it do the novel justice, or Hitchcock's film? Does it track with Wheatley's previous output? And who, exactly, is this new version for?

    Plus! We share our thoughts on BORAT: SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM after the last episode, and discuss the intriguing possibility of NO TIME TO DIE premiering on a streaming service...

    Host / Editor:

    Carl Sweeney

    Co-Host:

    Tony Black

    You can find us on social media so please join in the conversation:

    FACEBOOK: Motion Pictures Film Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motionpicturesfilmclub
    TWITTER: @MotionPicsPod

    We Made This on Twitter: @wemadethispod
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    17. The Reality of Comedy (Borat)

    17. The Reality of Comedy (Borat)

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MOTION PICTURES podcast.

    Your hosts, Carl Sweeney & Tony Black, in this episode are discussing comedy on the eve of the release of BORAT: SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM.

    We go back to 2006 to examine BORAT, the first movie from Sacha Baron Cohen featuring his Kazakh creation, as we try and get to the nub of Cohen's fearless mirth making. What is his comedy saying? Why is he saying it? And will he be able to repeat the trick?

    Plus! We catch up a little on the events in the Covid-cinema world after our previous episode...

    Host:

    Carl Sweeney

    Co-Host / Editor

    Tony Black

    You can find us on social media so please join in the conversation:

    FACEBOOK: Motion Pictures Film Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motionpicturesfilmclub
    TWITTER: @MotionPicsPod

    We Made This on Twitter: @wemadethispod
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

MarkAdams123 ,

Excellent Podcast

This is definitely a podcast for people who not only love film, but love film analysis. Great stuff!

Well, it could be worse ,

Brilliant film podcast

I really love this film podcast. I think the shows are really interesting and go beyond simple reviews of the film, into a question around the film being discussed. They are wide-ranging discussions, that are fairly serious, but without the hosts being self-serious. The chemistry between the hosts is good and the show sounds really professional, particularly the flawless audio. One of my new favourite podcasts.

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