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)
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
346. Scary Moments in Non-Horror
In this (belated) Halloween episode, Emily and Ed discuss scary moments in movies that aren't strictly speaking horror movies.
00:00:00 - 00:19:06 - Intro & News
00:19:07 - 00:48:34 - Emily & Ed discuss scary moments in non-horror movies
00:48:35 - 00:51:28 - SRS Recommends & Outro
345. The Fun of Sprawling Art
This week, Emily and Ed talk about some of their favourite examples of sprawling (or "bloated" if you want to be a little less charitable) art, running the gamut from the fiction of Paul Auster to the Yakuza series of video games.
00:00:00 - 00:27:27 - Intro & News
00:27:28 - 00:52:54 - Emily & Ed discuss sprawling art
00:52:55 - 01:00:23 - SRS Recommends & Outro
344. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) / Malignant (2021)
This week's show and tell finds Emily and Ed bringing two distinctive but very different visions: Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross's creative non-fiction film Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets and James Wan's gothic delight Malignant. They also talk about recent film news and the new SNL cast.
00:00:00 - 00:39:02 - Intro & News
00:39:03 - 00:57:13 - Emily & Ed discuss Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets and Malignant
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.