Film and TV podcast in which a different theme, artist or film/show is discussed from episode to episode. High quality nonsense hosted by Edwin Davies and Emily Benita.
(Host Emeritus: Matt Risby)
352. Best of 2021
To mark the start of a new year, Emily and Ed run down their best films/TV shows/albums/games/books/etc. of 2021. They also talk about Lindsay Ellis quitting YouTube and the deaths of Jean-Marc Vallée and Betty White.
00:00:00 - 00:14:58 - Intro & News
00:14:59 - 00:28:32 - Honourable Mentions
00:28:33 - 01:33:54 - Emily & Ed talk about their Top 10s
351. The Lord of the Rings Films Are Old and So Are We
To mark the 20th anniversary of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Emily and Ed talk about their love of the trilogy, its legacy, and whether Aragorn should have ended up with Eowyn.
00:00:00 - 00:12:37 - Intro & News
00:12:38 - 00:50:29 - Emily & Ed talk about The Lord of the Rings films
00:50:30 - 00:55:35 - SRS Recommends & Outro
- Here's A Spy Movie on YouTube, as recommended by Emily
350. Musicians Acting
Given the, er, divided response to Lady Gaga's performance in House of Gucci, now seems like the perfect time to talk about musicians acting in movies. In addition to discussing the ways in which movies play with or against a musician's public persona, Emily and Ed talk about musicians who achieved recognition for their performances, those for whom recognition proved elusive, and those who transcended the need for films to bestow them with acclaim. They also talk about the deaths of Stephen Sondheim and Antony Sher, new details about the split between Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, and the news that The AV Club will soon be forced to move to L.A. from its longtime home of Chicago.
00:00:00 - 00:22:45 - Intro & News
00:22:46 - 00:55:14 - Emily & Ed discuss musicians acting in film
00:55:15 - 01:01:05 - SRS Recommends & Outro
- Link to the FastPass episode of Defunctland, as recommend by Emily
Content Warning: As part of the main topic we discuss the plot of The Last Duel, so there is brief discussion of rape and sexual assault.
Inspired by the shifting viewpoints in Ridley Scott's The Last Duel, Emily and Ed talk about movies that play with ideas of perspective, and the ways in which cinema can uniquely handle the idea of showing a story from the vantage points of multiple characters.
348. Gimmick vs. Premise
This week Emily and Ed discuss the difference between a gimmick and a premise, as they relate to movies, as well of examples of gimmicks that work so well that they cannot be extricated from a premise. They also talk about the ratification of the IATSE contract, #FreeBritney, and the deaths of Mick Rock and Dean Stockwell.
00:00:00 - 00:19:26 - Intro & News
00:19:27 - 00:50:47 - Emily & Ed discuss Gimmicks vs. Premises
00:50:48 - 00:55:11 - SRS Recommends & Outro
Link to the Bandcamp page for Billy Nomates, as recommended by Emily
347. The Six (with Arthur Jones)
On this week's episode Emily sits down with director Arthur Jones to talk about their documentary The Six, which tells the story of the six Chinese survivors of the Titanic, and how their experiences of discrimination in the face of calamity continue to resonate over a century later.
For further information about The Six, including planned screenings, please visit the film's website.
00:00:00 - 00:02:42 - Intro & (extremely brief) news
00:02:43 - 00:50:58 - Emily interviews Arthur Jones about The Six
00:50:59 - 00:54:03 - SRS Recommends & Outro
Well-informed, wry and enjoyably meandering movie chat
Edwin and co have created a lovely way to spend time wallowing in movie world. Pitched somewhere between guardian film show and Kermode
Thoroughly researched but never didactic. Mostly just two (or one) guys having an engaging chat about films and so much besides. Lovely stuff.
Unlike other podcasts, which often focus on current and upcoming box office features, the SRS back catalogue covers a wide range of film and TV topics from past and present. This diverse selection, along with knowledgable hosts and premium banter, make SRS a worthy subscription for any fan of film and/or podcasts alike.