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Join Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie for an infrequent but impassioned film chat. We discuss films new or old, the mainstream as well as the more obscure and always with an appreciation that 'movies matter!'

Movie Matters Podcast Lee Howard & Michael Mackenzie

    • TV & Film

Join Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie for an infrequent but impassioned film chat. We discuss films new or old, the mainstream as well as the more obscure and always with an appreciation that 'movies matter!'

    Movie Matters #44: Top 10 of 2016 - Part Two

    Movie Matters #44: Top 10 of 2016 - Part Two

    In Part 2 of our annual Top 10 Films of the Year bonanza, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie continue the countdown and discussion of their favourite movies released in 2016. If you haven't already, be sure to seek out and listen to Part 1 (covering our picks 10 to 5 plus a whole lot more) before diving into this second instalment.For a full description, including links and additional notes, please see the Movie Matters web site at http://www.moviematterspodcast.com

    • 3 hrs 19 min
    Movie Matters #43: Top 10 of 2016 - Part One

    Movie Matters #43: Top 10 of 2016 - Part One

    The 2017 film awards season has now been and gone, and whether you enjoyed the glitz and glamour or despaired at the lack of representation of your personal favourite movies of the year, Movie Matters belatedly kicks off another year of film appreciation and discussion with Part One of a two-part special celebrating our take on the past year in cinema.In Part one, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie count down numbers 10 to 5 of their Top 10 favourite films of 2016 lists. We also share two batches of listener lists, featuring MP3s from Lapsed Gamer Radio’s Cevin Moore and Dan Sardella of Focus on Film. This first instalment of our annual year in review epic closes with us highlighting some of our biggest disappointments and most pleasant surprises.For a full description, including links and additional notes, please see the Movie Matters web site at http://www.moviematterspodcast.com

    • 3 hrs 52 min
    Movie Matters [Music] Vol. 7 - Guess the Giallo Grooves

    Movie Matters [Music] Vol. 7 - Guess the Giallo Grooves

    With 2016 finally drawing to a close we would like to wish each and every one of our loyal listeners a very Happy New Year! Recorded earlier this year and saved for this celebratory occasion we invite you to enjoy the return of Movie Matters [Music]: our spin-off series where soaring, bombastic, introspective and timeless film scores reverberate. To begin Volume 7, Lee Howard plays quizmaster and challenges co-hosts Michael Mackenzie and Dan Sardella to a “Guess the Giallo Grooves” game, how many can you answer correctly? The trio then curate a grab bag of tracks chosen by themselves as well as featuring a number of long overdue listener soundtrack requests (many thanks to Phil Walsh, Bryan McGrath, Wilson McLachlan and Tony Black).For a full description, including links and additional notes, please see the Movie Matters web site at http://www.moviematterspodcast.com

    • 2 hrs 15 min
    Movie Matters #42 - Christmas Special VI

    Movie Matters #42 - Christmas Special VI

    Greetings, listeners! A smorgasbord of seasonal spooktacular scintillations awaits you as co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie tackle two distinctly different but nonetheless thematically linked festive horror treats. First up is KRAMPUS, Michael Dougherty’s 2015 tale of warring families and malevolent demons, followed by THE CHILDREN, Tom Shankland’s 2008 survival horror about the New Year party from hell. As is our custom, we also exchange gifts in our attempts to plug any noticeable gaps in each other’s 2016 viewing.For a full description, including links and additional notes, please see the Movie Matters web site at http://www.moviematterspodcast.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Movie Matters [Music] Vol. 6 - Scores of Horror

    Movie Matters [Music] Vol. 6 - Scores of Horror

    Welcome to a long lost instalment of Movie Matters [Music]: our spin-off series where soaring, bombastic, introspective and timeless film scores reverberate. Originally recorded for Halloween (circa 2014), join Lee and Michael for an all-horror themed sixth volume in which we listen to and discuss a beastly bounty of horror scores from films featuring serial killers, vampires, agents of the supernatural, Satan himself and even a razor-wielding chimp!For a full description, including links and additional notes, please see the Movie Matters web site at http://www.moviematterspodcast.com

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Movie Matters #41 - Halloween Special VII

    Movie Matters #41 - Halloween Special VII

    It’s that special time of the year once again as the Movie Matters Podcast rises from the coffin for its seventh annual Halloween special. Lee Howard, Michael Mackenzie and guest host Daniel Sardella (of the Media Meltdown network’s Focus on Film podcast) cast their critical eyes over three fang-tastic vampire films: Roman Polanski’s 1967 horror-comedy THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (a.k.a. DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES), Kathryn Bigelow’s haunting 1987 vampire-western NEAR DARK, and Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s funnybone-tingling 2014 mockumentary WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.For a full description, including links and additional notes, please see the Movie Matters web site at http://www.moviematterspodcast.com

    • 2 hrs 29 min

Customer Reviews

norlissimo ,

Film analysis par excellence

The internet is awash with film review podcasts, however shows that hit the heights of Movie Matters are thin on the ground. Mature, enthusiastic, intelligent (but never dry) analyis of an eclectic spread of genres: the gialli-double shows are a real treat. Essential listening.

Horrorsmith ,

Movies That Matter

Been listening to these guys for a couple of years and always enjoy their in-depth and knowledgeable discussions, especially when they tackle horror and giallo movies. Always entertaining and never pompous, these guys know their stuff and make dicovering new movies fun.

Mijmeister ,

Top Quality Film Podcast

A hugely entertaining and professional film podcast focusing on all genres in the film industry. Lee & Michael are incredibly talented guys who know their stuff! Check it out right now!

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