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The FilmSeekers podcast covers film news, festival coverage and reviews films, documentaries - whether they are art house, vintage or the latest releases.We feature the UK Box Office Top 10 and have our very own quiz for guests.We aim to take you to films outside of your comfort zone from across the world.We're fun and informative, with a side of good humour.Join us.We Seek Films.FilmSeekers.com

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The FilmSeekers podcast covers film news, festival coverage and reviews films, documentaries - whether they are art house, vintage or the latest releases.We feature the UK Box Office Top 10 and have our very own quiz for guests.We aim to take you to films outside of your comfort zone from across the world.We're fun and informative, with a side of good humour.Join us.We Seek Films.FilmSeekers.com

    BFI 63rd London Film Festival LFF '19

    BFI 63rd London Film Festival LFF '19

    Hosted by head of FilmSeekers.com Neil Ramjee @FilmSeekers and special guest host & programmer & film writer, Paul Farrell @InPermafrost
    His written reviews and essays can be found on MUBI Notebook and Hyperallergic.
    Thank you for downloading and listening!

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    Today we discuss:
    01:00 Introduction to Paul Farrell
    02:00 63rd BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
    07:00 Women filmmakers at festivals
    10:30 Opening Gala: THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (Armando Iannucci)
    17:30 Headling Gala: GREED (Michael Winterbottom)
    21:30 Closing Gala: THE IRISHMAN (Martin Scorsese)
    23:15 American Express Gala: KNIVES OUT (Rian Johnson)
    31:00 The Mayor Of London's Gala: THE AERONAUTS (Tom Harper)
    34:00 BFI Patron's Gala: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOUR (Marrielle Heller)
    37:30 Headline Gala: HOPE GAP (William Nicholson)
    39:30 Debate: THE REPORT (Scott Z Burns)
    47:00 Headline Gala: JOJO RABBIT (Taika Waititi)
    52:40 American Airlines Gala: THE KING (David Michod)
    54:45 Mayfair Hotel Gala: MARRIAGE STORY (Noah Baumbach)
    59:00 Headline Gala: Le Mans '66 (James Mangold)
    1:01:00 Festival Gala: EMA (Pablo Larrain)
    1:03:50 Thrill Gala: BACURAU (Kieber Mendonca Filho)
    1:05:30 Laugh Gala: The Dude In Me (Hyo-jin Kang)
    1:08:45 Journey Gala: THE TWO POPES (Fernando Meirelles)
    1:10:00 Create Gala: WESTERN STARS (Thom Zimny/Bruce Springsteen)
    1:14:30 Special Presentation: BAD EDUCATION (Cory Finley)
    1:19:00 Special Presentation: BLACKBIRD (Roger Michell)
    1:21:00 BFI Flare Special Presentation: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (Celine Sciamma)
    1:24:45 First Feature Competition: THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (Joe Talbot)
    1:29:00 Debate: HOPE FROZEN (Pailin Wedel)
    1:32:00 Dare: GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY (Denis Cote)
    1:35:00 Dare: FAMILY ROMANCE LLC (Werner Herzog)
    1:40:00 Cult: COLOUR OUT OF SPACE (Richard Stanley)
    1:47:00 Thank you to Paul and goodbye!

    Many thanks to our special guest Paul Farrell!
    You can follow him on Twitter @InPermafrost

    Music credits:
    Intro: Big Num - 'Too Clever For Words'
    Outro: Big Num - 'Vital Part You're Missing'
    Available on all good mp3 purchasing sites.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS d. Colm McCarthy

    THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS d. Colm McCarthy

    Hosted by head of FilmSeekers.com Neil Ramjee @FilmSeekers and special guest host & secular scholar, Carrie Lynn Evans @CarrieLynnLand
     Her podcast and work can be found New Books In Secularism
    or the New Books Network
    Thank you for downloading and listening!

    *Please subscribe to get our latest episodes!*
    We want to hear from you!
    Tell us about your films and experiences at the cinema: Email us: hello@FilmSeekers.com
     Follow us @FilmSeekers on Twitter, facebook.com/FilmSeekers or why not visit FilmSeekers.com

    Today we discuss:

    01:30 Introduction to Carrie Lynn Evans
    03:40 NEWS
    03:45 Isle Of Dogs and Wes Anderson - Cultural appropriation?
    15:10 Faith-based Films - I Can Only Imagine (2018)(starring Dennis Quaid), The Shack (2017), God's Not Dead 3 (2018)
    34:00 Women & Science Fiction Films - A Wrinkle In Time (2018), Ex-Machina (2015), Strange Days (1995)
     1:01:00 Festival News: Cannes 2018 - New rules - critic screenings, Netflix and no heels
    1:15:30 The UK Box Office Top 10
    1:45:00 FEATURE FILM: THE GIRL WITH THE ALL THE GIFTS (2016) directed by Colm McCarthy
    2:36:00 Spoiler discussion
    2:49:00 Summary
    2:51:00 Recommendations
    NetFlix:
    The Witch (2015) d. Robert Eggers
    I Don't Feel At Home In this World Anymore (2017) d. Macon Blair
    Amazon Prime
    The Sense Of An Ending (2017) d. Ritesh Bhatra
    BBC iPlayer:
    Short Term 12 (2013) d. Destin Daniel Cretton
    3:01:00 Our Final Line
    Many thanks to our special guest Carrie Lynn Evans!
    You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieLynnLand

     Music credits:
     Intro: Big Num - 'Too Clever For Words'
     Outro: Big Num - 'Vital Part You're Missing'
     Available on all good mp3 purchasing sites.

    • 3 hr 2 min
    TAMPOPO d. Juzo Itami

    TAMPOPO d. Juzo Itami

    Hosted by head of FilmSeekers.com Neil Ramjee @FilmSeekers and guest co-host John Fry @thesteadicamman
     Thank you for downloading and listening!
     
     *Please subscribe to get our latest episodes!*
     We want to hear from you!
    Tell us about your films and experiences at the cinema: Email us: hello@FilmSeekers.com
     Follow us @FilmSeekers on Twitter, Facebook.com/FilmSeekers and check out FilmSeekers.com
     
     Today we discuss:
     
     03:00 Introduction to @thesteadicamman John Fry
     06:00 The 90th Academy Awards @theAcademy Oscars results round-up
     54:00 NEWS
     54:10 The "Inclusion Rider" - Disability, LGBT, BAME representation in film 
     1:08:20 @Netflix releasing strategy - Annihilation
     1:25:30 Festival News - 68th Berlin Film Festival @Berlinale, Glasgow Film Festival 2018 @GlasgowFilm
     1:30:00 The UK Box Office Top 10 Countdown
     2:03:00 FEATURE FILM: TAMPOPO d. Juzo Itami - The Criterion Collection
     2:47:00 Recommendations 
     NETFLIX:
     Hellboy d. Guillermo Del Toro
     Annihilation d. Alex Garland
     AMAZON PRIME
     English Vinglish d. Gauri Shinde
     BBC iPlayer:
     Clouds Of Sils Maria d. Olivier Assayas
     Music credits:
     Intro: Big Num - 'Too Clever For Words',
     Outro: Big Num - 'Vital Part You're Missing'
     Available on all good mp3 purchasing sites.

    • 2 hr 55 min
    THE RED SHOES d. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

    THE RED SHOES d. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

    Hosted by head of FilmSeekers.com Neil Ramjee @FilmSeekers and co-host Mike Ross @TheLateGreatMR
     Thank you for downloading and listening!
     
     *Please subscribe to get our latest episodes!*
     We want to hear from you!
    Tell us about your films and experiences at the cinema: Email us: hello@FilmSeekers.com
     Follow us @FilmSeekers on Twitter, Facebook.com/FilmSeekers and check out FilmSeekers.com
     
     Today we discuss:
     
     03:50 Uma Thurman, The New York Post, Quentin Tarantino
     22:00 The Cloverfield Paradox releasing strategy
     36:00 68th Berlin Film Festival
     47:10 Glasgow Film Festival 2018 #GFF18
     57:20 The UK Box Office Top Ten
     1:20:30 The Red Shoes d. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
     2:10:00 *COMPETITION TIME* Win a copy of Thelma d. Joachim Trier courtesy of Thunderbird releasing. Out on home release 26th February 2017
    2:32:41 Home Streaming Releases recommendations - Netflix, Amazon Prime & BBC iPlayer 
    NETFLIX:
    Okja d. Bong Joon-Ho
    Inside No.9 - Series 1 & 2 
    AMAZON PRIME
    The Island d. Michael Bay
    Amores Perros d. Alejandro González Iñárritu
    BBC iPlayer:
    Hypernormalisation d. Adam Curtis
     
    Music credits:
    Intro: Big Num - 'Too Clever For Words',
    Outro: Big Num - 'Vital Part You're Missing'
    Available on all good mp3 purchasing sites.

    • 2 hr 30 min
    Best Of 2017

    Best Of 2017

    Hosted by head of FilmSeekers.com Neil Ramjee @FilmSeekers and co-host Mike Ross @TheLateGreatMR
     Thank you for downloading and listening!
     
     *Please subscribe to get our latest episodes!*
     We want to hear from you!
     Tell us about your films and experiences at the cinema: Email us: hello@FilmSeekers.com
     Follow us @FilmSeekers on Twitter, Facebook.com/FilmSeekers and check out FilmSeekers.com
     
     Today we discuss:
     
     02:30 What constitutes a 'good' film?
     09:30 Criteria for FilmSeekers Best of 2017
     11:40 What constitutes a 'bad' film?
     23:46 UK Box Office Top grossing films of 2017
     34:47 FilmSeekers.com Best Films of 2017
     35:00 mother! d. Darren Aronofsky
     37:30 The Handmaiden d. Park-Chan Wook
     43:45 Get Out d. Jordan Peele
     54:24 BFI Sight & Sound Top 10 of 2017
     57:04 Daphne d. Peter Mackie Burns
     58:49 The Florida Project d.Sean Baker
     1:01:50 Lady Macbeth d. William Oldroyd
     1:03:50 Raw d. Julia Ducournau
     1:08:00 Moonlight d. Barry Jenkins
     1:27:37 God's Own Country d. Francis Lee
     1:17:10 Brawl In Cell Block 99 d. S. Craig Zahler
     1:24:21 Dunkirk d. Christopher Nolan
     1:28:04 The Cure For Wellness d. Gore Verbinkski
     1:29:54 A Ghost Story d. David Lowery
     1:32:41 Personal Shopper d. Olivier Assayas
     1:38:46 I Am Not A Witch d. Rungano Nyoni
     1:40:40 Silence d. Martin Scorcese
     1:43:20 Call Me By Your Name d. Luca Guadagnino
     1:46:40 Baby Driver d. Edgar Wright
     1:52:10 Blade Runner 2049 d. Denis Villeneuve
     1:57:00 Honourable mentions:
     20th Century Women d. Mike Mills
     Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool d.Paul McGuigan
     Ma Vie De Courgette d. Claude Barras
     I Am Not Your Negro d. Raoul Peck
     Atomic Blonde d. David Leitch
     The Red Turtle d. Michael Dudok DeWitt
     Toni Erdmann d. Maren Ade
     Good Time d. Benny & Josh Safdie
     2:02:00 *COMPETITION TIME* - Thelma d.Joachim Trier thanks to @TBirdReleasing
     On DVD & streaming from 26th February 2018
     2:03:30 Home Streaming Releases recommendations - Netflix, Amazon Prime & BBC iPlayer
     NETFLIX:
    In Bruge d. Martin McDonagh
    Power Rangers d. Dean Israelite
    AMAZON PRIME
    Mindhorn d. Sean Foley
    The Big Sick d. Michael Showalter
    BBC iPlayer:
    Into The Forest d. Patricia Rozema
     
    Music credits:
    Intro: Big Num - 'Too Clever For Words',
    Outro: Big Num - 'Vital Part You're Missing'
    Available on all good MP3 purchasing sites.

    • 2 hr 16 min
    SHOLAY d. Ramesh Sippy

    SHOLAY d. Ramesh Sippy

    Hosted by head of FilmSeekers.com Neil Ramjee @FilmSeekers and co-host Mike Ross @TheLateGreatMR
     Thank you for downloading and listening!
     
     *Please subscribe to get our latest episodes!*
     We want to hear from you!
    Tell us about your films and experiences at the cinema: Email us: hello@FilmSeekers.com
     Follow us @FilmSeekers on Twitter, Facebook.com/FilmSeekers and check out FilmSeekers.com
     
     Today we discuss:
     
     0:02:30 Who We Are To Contact Us
     0:07:30 Listener's Letters
     0:11:45 Film News - Aziz Ansari
     0:15:20 Recommendation -Kaitlin Prest - 'NO'
    0:22:00 Eliza Dushku, Sharon Stone
    0:28:00 Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen
    0:30:00 Star Wars - The Last Jedi - '46 Min Men's Cut'
    0:34:00 Sundance Film Festival 2018
    0:45:30 ONLY YOU w/ Laia Costa, Josh O'Connor via The Bureau -
    0:51:00 UK Box Office Top 10
    1:19:50 Main Feature Film: SHOLAY (1975) d. Ramesh Sippy starring Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Helen.
    Thanks to Web Bist @WebisTrying and the Darn That Dream Podcast for our introduction to Sholay.
    You can listen to his podcast  Darn That Dream HERE
    2:10:00 Home Streaming Recommendations for Netflix UK, Amazon Prime UK and BBC iPlayer
    Amazon Prime UK - THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE d. Aki Kaurismaki, THE RED TURTLE d. Michael Dudok De Witt
    Netflix UK - CREEP 2 d. Patrick Brice, SUPER DARK TIMES d. Kevin Phillips
     BBC iPlayer - MADE IN DAGENHAM d. Nigel Cole 2:16:00 Thanks and ways to get in contact with us
     
     Music credits:

    Sholay Title Theme - Composed by Rahul Dev Burman
    Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey - 'Yeh Dosti' pt I
    Lata Mangeshkar - 'Haa Jab Tak Hai Jaan'
    R.D.Burman - 'Mehbooba Mehbooba'
    Dialogue Excerpt: Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh
    Soundtrack available through Universal India

    FilmSeekers.com
    Intro: Big Num - 'Too Clever For Words',
    Outro: Big Num - 'Vital Part You're Missing'
    Available on all good mp3 purchasing sites.

    • 2 hr 22 min

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