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Brendan and Jason dive into the British Film Institute's Top 100 British Films of All-Time list. What does that mean? Well, they'll be exploring each film's significance, if it deserves its place in history and answering questions and comments from you, the listeners.

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Brendan and Jason dive into the British Film Institute's Top 100 British Films of All-Time list. What does that mean? Well, they'll be exploring each film's significance, if it deserves its place in history and answering questions and comments from you, the listeners.

    Kind Hearts and Coronets (#6)

    Kind Hearts and Coronets (#6)

    This week, the guys return to the list! This is the final Ealing Studios comedy on the list so the question is... will Jason finally genuinely like one of these a lot? Is there ever too many Alec Guinnesses or the more the merrier? What are the lead character's similarities to Patrick Bateman? And did they just say what I think they said in that one scene?! (we literally can't and don't want to type it out here)? Plus: it's an all-out directors brawl!
     
    The guys also draw next week's movie out of a hat! What will it be? Join us, won't you?

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions? You can always shoot us an e-mail at forscreenandcountry@gmail.com
     
    Full List: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFI_Top_100_British_films
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    Kind Hearts and Coronets stars Dennis Price, Alec Guinness (x9); Joan Greenwood; Valerie Hobson; Miles Malleson, Arthur Lowe and Hugh Griffith; directed by Robert Hamer.

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    USA: Kanopy and available to rent
    Canada: N/A
    UK: Virgin TV Go and available to rent
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    T2 Trainspotting

    T2 Trainspotting

    Closing up And Now for Something Completely Similar is the sequel to the Danny Boyle classic - T2 Trainspotting. Have Brendan and Jason FINALLY found a remake/sequel that comes close to living up to the original? How successful is the film at suddenly giving the psychotic Begbie some nuance and sympathy without it feeling hokey? Who is the newest and smartest character in the franchise? How honest is Renton as the narrator? Finally - does the shooting/editing style change and does it mature alongside the characters themselves?
     
    Plus: They're down to the final ten films on the BFI Top 100! The guys go back to the list and draw next week's movie out of a hat! What will it be? Join us, won't you?

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions? You can always shoot us an e-mail at forscreenandcountry@gmail.com
     
    Full List: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFI_Top_100_British_films
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forscreenandcountry
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bfi_pod
    Our logo was designed by the wonderful Mariah Lirette (https://www.instagram.com/mariahhx)
     
    T2 Trainspotting stars Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle, Anjela Nedyalkova, Kelly Macdonald, Shirley Henderson, James Cosmo and Pauline Turner; directed by Danny Boyle.

    Is It Streaming?
    USA: available to rent
    Canada: Netflix and available to rent
    UK: Virgin TV GO and available to rent
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Get Carter (2000)

    Get Carter (2000)

    Marching on, the guys take the time to dissect the American remake of Get Carter starring Sylvester Stallone... and Michael Caine still shows up anyway! The guys dive deep into this weird remake and ask the questions you all want to know the answers to like: what if Caine and Stallone switched careers? Why is Jack Carter a much nicer boy in this version? Has Michael Caine ever done an American accent for a film? Plus: they debate the quality of the soundtrack/music cues and Brendan tells his story about meeting Sylvester Stallone as a young lad.
     
    Next week: The series concludes with a breakdown of 20-years-in-the-making sequel - T2 Trainspotting.

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions? You can always shoot us an e-mail at forscreenandcountry@gmail.com
     
    Full List: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFI_Top_100_British_films
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forscreenandcountry
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bfi_pod
    Our logo was designed by the wonderful Mariah Lirette (https://www.instagram.com/mariahhx)
     
    Get Carter stars Sylvester Stallone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Mickey Rourke, Alan Cumming, Miranda Richardson, Rhona Mitra, John C. McGinley, Gretchen Mol and Michael Caine; directed by Stephen Kay.

    Is It Streaming?
    USA: Starz, Directv and available to rent
    Canada: available to rent
    UK: N/A
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Whisky Galore (2016)

    Whisky Galore (2016)

    In a complete change from last week's episode, the 2016 remake of the 1949 Ealing Studios classic Whisky Galore is about as close as you can get to the original source material without being a blatant copy and paste job! Eddie Izzard finally gets some lines in a movie covered on this show but is it worth it and do they deliver!? What IS the perfect remake and what are the qualifications? Why wasn't Mrs. Waggett given her own film? And why this pointless subplot about a "red case" that ultimately ends up meaning nothing?
     
    Next week: The series presses forward with the Sylvester Stallone (and co-starring original lead Michael Caine) remake of Get Carter.

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions? You can always shoot us an e-mail at forscreenandcountry@gmail.com
     
    Full List: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFI_Top_100_British_films
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    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bfi_pod
    Our logo was designed by the wonderful Mariah Lirette (https://www.instagram.com/mariahhx)
     
    Whisky Galore stars Gregor Fisher, Sean Biggerstaff, Naomi Battrick, James Cosmo, Ellie Kendrick, Kevin Guthrie and Eddie Izzard; directed by Gillies Mackinnon.

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    Canada: Flix Fling
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Italian Job (2003)

    The Italian Job (2003)

    The off-book series continues and your hosts welcome back Steve and Izzy of Everything I Learned from Movies to break down the 2003 remake of The Italian Job. After grilling their guests on their knowledge of New Brunswick customs, they all dive head-first into Edward Norton's contractually-obligated appearance, Seth Green's creepy character, sponsorship deals with the Mini Cooper and more. Plus: Jason talks about White Castle and they all get into a huge tangent about the differences between Americans and Canadians like a gaggle of stand-up comics.
     
    Next week: The series continues with the 2016 remake of Whisky Galore starring Eddie Izzard.

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions? You can always shoot us an e-mail at forscreenandcountry@gmail.com
     
    Full List: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFI_Top_100_British_films
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    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bfi_pod
    Our logo was designed by the wonderful Mariah Lirette (https://www.instagram.com/mariahhx)
     
    The Italian Job stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Mos Def, Franky G and Donald Sutherland; directed by F. Gary Gray.

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    USA: Indie Flix and Flix Fling
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    UK: N/A
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Billion Dollar Brain

    Billion Dollar Brain

    The final (for a while, anyway) edition of And Now For Something Completely Similar begins with a discussion of the third Harry Palmer flick - Billion Dollar Brain. During this discussion, the guys talk about it all including how this movie completely abandons the "mundane" approach of The IPCRESS File in favour of the populist Bond format, the villain sadly being more relevant in 2021, lack of computer understanding in 1967, Jason does some observational comedy about Karl Malden and much more.
     
    Next week: And Now For Something Completely Similar continues with an examination of the 2003 "remake" of The Italian Job.

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions? You can always shoot us an e-mail at forscreenandcountry@gmail.com
     
    Full List: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFI_Top_100_British_films
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forscreenandcountry
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bfi_pod
    Our logo was designed by the wonderful Mariah Lirette (https://www.instagram.com/mariahhx)
     
    Billion Dollar Brain stars Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Francoise Dorleac, Ed Begley, Oskar Homolka and Guy Doleman; directed by Ken Russell.

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    USA: Indie Flix and Flix Fling
    Canada: Flix Fling
    UK: N/A
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

kyliejosephine ,

stay for the incredible impressions at the beginning of the episode

brendan and jason manage to be knowledgeable without ever coming off as pretentious, and their discussions always have the right balance of humor and facts. definitely one of, if not my favorite, movie podcasts out there!

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For Screen and Country

I enjoy the podcasts but the swearing isn’t necessary. The start of the Lavendar Hill Mob was ridiculous. The Ipcress File was entertaining.

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You may not have seen many of these movies but that won't matter. These guys make movie talk fun. Sit back and enjoy!

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