75 episodes

The new home of Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo. They’re back, and it’s bigger, and better and larger-er and more-er.

Film reviews, TV reviews, and all your conversation around movie and non-movie related stuff. Plus a whole bunch of recommendations to watch in cinemas, on all streaming services and on physical media.

As well as the film and TV reviews, Mark and Simon will be talking about anything and everything. Punctuation, Thunderbirds, obscure German pop music, fax machines, subtitles, MRI scans, magic, school assemblies, Scandinavia, and don’t forget the dad jokes.

Buy tickets to our Halloween Live Special at the Indigo at the O2 on October 31st at www.kermodeandmayo.com/live

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Kermode & Mayo’s Take Kermode & Mayo's Take

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 161 Ratings

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The new home of Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo. They’re back, and it’s bigger, and better and larger-er and more-er.

Film reviews, TV reviews, and all your conversation around movie and non-movie related stuff. Plus a whole bunch of recommendations to watch in cinemas, on all streaming services and on physical media.

As well as the film and TV reviews, Mark and Simon will be talking about anything and everything. Punctuation, Thunderbirds, obscure German pop music, fax machines, subtitles, MRI scans, magic, school assemblies, Scandinavia, and don’t forget the dad jokes.

Buy tickets to our Halloween Live Special at the Indigo at the O2 on October 31st at www.kermodeandmayo.com/live

Want more Kermode & Mayo? Subscribe to Kermode & Mayo’s Extra Takes for ad-free listening plus access to our subscriber-exclusive show - TAKE TWO, new episodes every Monday. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts by clicking try free at the top of our show page. If you’re not a fruit-based person, never fear! Subscribe at Extratakes.com to get access on your preferred podcast platform.

There's more to discover at kermodeandmayo.com.

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    Questions Schmestions 4

    Questions Schmestions 4

    A brand new Take 3 where Mark and Simon answer all your film-related emails (QUESTIONS) and all your non-film stuff (SCHMESTIONS).

    Send us your questions and schmestions, just email correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you contact the show on social media, @KermodeandMayo.

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    One Frame Back, Pretentious, Moi?, Nanny review & Take It or Leave It You Decide – Andor

    One Frame Back, Pretentious, Moi?, Nanny review & Take It or Leave It You Decide – Andor

    Roald Dhal Film Adaptations inspired by ‘Matilda the Musical’ is this week’s One Frame Back. Mark reviews American horror film ‘Nanny’ directed by Nikyatu Jusu – starring Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan and Sinqua Walls. Plus, your weekly dose of Pretentious, Moi? This week’s Take It or Leave It: You Decide is Disney+’s ‘Andor.’
    13:15 Bonus Review: Nanny
    17:24 Pretentious, Moi?
    22:05 One Frame Back – Roald Dhal Film Adaptations
    34:30 Take It Or Leave It: You Decide – Andor

    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo.

    A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.
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    Emma Thompson, Matilda the Musical, Bones and All, She Said & Pinocchio

    Emma Thompson, Matilda the Musical, Bones and All, She Said & Pinocchio

    The monstrous Miss Trunchbull is played by Dame Emma Thompson in the new musical film ‘Matilda the Musical’ - Simon talks to Dame Emma about this extraordinary role, and how Emma’s comprehensive prosthetics started at 5am each day!

    Mark reviews ‘Bones and All’ - a romantic horror road film by Luca Guadagnino, starring Timothée Chalamet Taylor Russell and Mark Rylance, ‘She Said’ - a biographical drama based on the 2019 book that follows the New York Times investigation that exposed Harvey Weinstein, ‘Matilda the Musical’ - based on the 1988 book by Roald Dahl with music by Tim Minchin, and the stop-motion animated ‘Pinocchio’ - a spin on the classic tale directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

    Plus your correspondence, the Box office Top 10, What’s On, the Laughter Lift and much more!



    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media: @KermodeandMayo



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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Questions Schmestions 3

    Questions Schmestions 3

    A brand new Take 3 where Mark and Simon answer all your film-related emails (QUESTIONS) and all your non-film stuff (SCHMESTIONS).
    Send us your questions and schmestions, just email correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you contact the show on social media, @KermodeandMayo.

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    MORE Paul Mescal, One Frame Back, Pretentious, Moi?, Confess, Fletch, plus Take It or Leave It You Decide – Cabinet of Curiosities

    MORE Paul Mescal, One Frame Back, Pretentious, Moi?, Confess, Fletch, plus Take It or Leave It You Decide – Cabinet of Curiosities

    Paul Mescal answers your audience questions, we look at Father/Daughter bonding films inspired by ‘Aftersun,’ Mark’ review new crime comedy ‘Confess Fletch’ starring Jon Hamm, plus your weekly dose of Pretentious, Moi? This week’s Take It Or Leave It: You Decide is Netflix’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
    16:02 Bonus Review – Confess Fletch
    20:52 Pretentious, Moi?
    24:00 MORE Paul Mescal
    38:02 One Frame Back: Father Daughter Bonding Films
    43:38 Take It Or Leave It: You Decide – Cabinet of Curiosities

    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo.

    A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.
    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts
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    Paul Mescal, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, The Menu, Aftersun and Armageddon Time

    Paul Mescal, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, The Menu, Aftersun and Armageddon Time

    Simon speaks to actor Paul Mescal about his new film ‘Aftersun.’ Mark reviews black comedy horror film ‘The Menu,’ starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Holt, and Ralph Fiennes - about a young couple who visit a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant, but the chef has prepared some shocking surprises for his guests, ‘Armageddon Time’ - a personal coming of age story by James Gray - starring Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong, ‘Aftersun’- the debut feature film from Charlotte Wells, about a woman reflecting on the memories of a holiday she spent with her father as a child, and ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ - detective Benoit Blanc is back solving another case, this time in sunny Greece.

    Plus your correspondence, the Box office Top 10, What’s On, the Laughter Lift and much more!



    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media: @KermodeandMayo



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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

Dr_Viking ,

Best and most homely film review

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo have nailed it again with their new version of Wittertainment and the accompanying film reviews. As ever, and I speak as a LTL, there is compelling conversation which encapsulates their relationship and British culture. However, they also weave in really objective film reviews which help listeners to prioritise their viewing, in cinemas or otherwise. I love these shows.

Eric620 ,

Still got it

Everyone involved ought to be thoroughly pleased with themselves.

Nhandy1 ,

Same old thing (but with interruptions for ads)

There are way too many tired and repetitive ‘bits’, actors and directors always have to be called by insulting nicknames and the same old observations and stories repeated.

When they get beyond the filler the reviews are inciteful when they’re not cluttered with irrelevant references to some obscure film that Kermode saw 25 years ago.

Mayo tries to keep things moving with his usual efficiency but often sounds bored or irritated.

Not what it once was.

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