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Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 564 Ratings

Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies

    Marielle Heller, The Lovebirds, Take Me Somewhere Nice, and The County

    Marielle Heller, The Lovebirds, Take Me Somewhere Nice, and The County

    Marielle Heller drops by to talk It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, which she directed.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including action comedy The Lovebirds, about a couple who are unintentionally wrapped up in a murder mystery, drama Take Me Somewhere Nice and Icelandic comedy, The County, about a widowed farmer beginning a new life, fighting corruption.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, and Hanks for Listening features an inspiring Tom Hanks speech.

    00:33:17 Top 10 - Greater remakes of Great Films
    00:47:36 The Lovebirds review
    00:51:52: Monos (new to VOD) review
    00:59:25 Take Me Somewhere Nice review
    01:02:01 Marielle Heller interview
    01:19:22 The Vast of Night review
    01:25:25 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    01:30:19 The County review
    01:45:07 Well Done U
    01:53:48 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 1 hr 59 min
    George McKay, Proximity, Cassandro, The Exotico! and Romantic Comedy

    George McKay, Proximity, Cassandro, The Exotico! and Romantic Comedy

    George McKay drops by to talk Oscar-winning film 1917 and playing Ned Kelly in The True History of the Kelly Gang. He also gives some tips for what to watch on Lockdown.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including documentary Cassandro, The Exotico! About a gender-bending cross-dressing Mexican wrestler who reinvents himself, sci-fi Proximity and The Orphanage, about a 15-year-old ticket scalper in Kabul who dreams of Bollywood until the Soviets force him into a state facility.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, and Hanks for Listening features an inspiring Tom Hanks speech.

    00:33:57 Top 10 ‘single location movies’
    00:45:03 Proximity review
    00:49:43 The Orphanage review
    00:53:40 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:02:39 Cassandro, The Exotico! review
    01:07:08 George MacKay interview
    01:25:42 Romantic Comedy review
    01:28:13 The Atom: A Love Affair review
    01:31:58 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:42:02 Director of the week
    01:46:24 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Amma Asante, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, In Search of Greatness and Camino Skies

    Amma Asante, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, In Search of Greatness and Camino Skies

    Amma Asante chats to Simon and Mark about the challenges of continuing to work as a film director in lockdown and gives us some tips for some films to watch.

    Plus your essential streaming film reviews including Eliza Hittman’s drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always, sports documentary In Search of Greatness and a film about is the journey of six strangers from New Zealand and Australia walking the 800km Camino de Santiago.

    Mark also reviews Brett Pierce & Drew T. Pierce’s horror The Wretched, Corneliu Porumboiu’s Romanian drama The Whistlers.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    00:29:58 New to Download
    00:31:20 Top Ten - Fictional Bands in Films
    00:46:41 Never Rarely Sometimes Always
    00:53:00 The Wretched
    00:56:57 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:04:30 Camino Skies
    01:10:51 Amma Asante interview
    01:23:57 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:29:03 The Whistlers review
    01:31:39 More Beautiful For Having Been Broken
    01:34:43 Time To Hunt
    01:37:23 Tom Hanks
    01:46:30 Well Done U
    01:51:32 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 2 hr
    Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan, The Assistant, Reborn and Ema

    Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan, The Assistant, Reborn and Ema

    Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan talk Calm with Horses, their film set in Ireland where lives are torn apart and loyalties tested when choices must be made between drug-dealing and family.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including drama The Assistant starring Julia Garner, horror film Reborn and Pablo Larraín’s Ema, which focuses on a couple dealing with the aftermath of an adoption that goes wrong.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    00:36:48 Top 10 - film set in Yorkshire
    00:50:05 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    00:55:20 The Assistant review
    01:01:01 Lockdown correspondents
    01:06:29 Reborn review
    01:09:35 Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan interview
    01:24:07 Ema review
    01:31:02 Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy review
    01:35:50 Can You Keep a Secret review
    01:39:02 Tom Hanks Moment
    01:46:11 Director of the Week
    01:51:48 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Pablo Larrain and Gael Garcia Bernal, Extraction, Astronaut, Sea Fever and Moffie

    Pablo Larrain and Gael Garcia Bernal, Extraction, Astronaut, Sea Fever and Moffie

    Pablo Larrain and Gael Garcia Bernal talk Ema, their film set in Chile about a couple dealing with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Chris Hemsworth in actioner Extraction, horror thriller Sea Fever and Moffie, about a young man drafted into South Africa's military who knows he is different and must keep himself hidden. Mark also reviews Richard Dreyfuss in Astronaut.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    00:34:07 New to Streaming: Calm with Horses
    00:35:26 Top Ten - Mark’s Scary Films
    00:53:44 Astronaut review
    01:00:33 We Summon The Darkness review
    01:02:54 Sea Fever review
    01:07:28 Pablo Larrain and Gael Garcia Bernal interview
    01:26:01 Moffie review
    01:28:26 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:32:45 Extraction review
    01:35:56 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:45:48 Ghost Town Anthology
    01:48:18 Well Done U
    01:50:51 DVD OF THE WEEK

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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Richard Dreyfuss, Dreamland, Why Don’t You Just Die, and Cuck

    Richard Dreyfuss, Dreamland, Why Don’t You Just Die, and Cuck

    Richard Dreyfuss talks Astronaut, his film about a lonely widower who battles his family, ill health and time to win a competition for a golden ticket to space.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Dreamland, about the world of opioids, Why Don’t You Just Die, Kirill Sokolov’s film about Andrei, a detective and the world's most horrible father who brings together a terrible group of people in his apartment.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    00:47:17 The Top 10 (Ashley Mowat’s favourite Billy Wilder films)
    00:54:38 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    01:00:42 Richard Dreyfuss interview
    01:20:03 Dreamland review
    01:22:43 Why Don’t You Just Die review
    01:33:14 Selah and the Spades review
    01:37:13 The Host review
    01:39:41 Cuck review
    01:44:53 The Tom Hanks moment
    01:48:07 Director of the Week
    01:56:07 DVD(s) OF THE WEEK

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    • 2 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
564 Ratings

564 Ratings

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