54 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.

There's more to discover at kermodeandmayo.com.

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

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 152 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.

There's more to discover at kermodeandmayo.com.

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.

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    Christian Bale, Smile, The Woman King, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris and Flux Gourmet

    Christian Bale, Smile, The Woman King, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris and Flux Gourmet

    This week Simon sits down with screen legend Christian Bale to discuss his role in David O. Russell’s latest film ‘Amsterdam.’ Mark reviews Peter Strickland’s culinary black comedy ‘Flux Gourmet’; ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ - a 1950’s period film which follows a housekeeper as she embarks on her dream, starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert and Jason Isaacs; ‘The Woman King’ starring Viola Davis - about a group of all female warriors in the 1800’s; new horror film ‘Smile’ and the star studded ‘Amsterdam.’

    Plus your correspondence, What’s On and the Box Office 10.

    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 22 min
    MORE Charlotte Rampling, Pretentious, Moi?, One Frame Back, and Take it or Leave it: You Decide

    MORE Charlotte Rampling, Pretentious, Moi?, One Frame Back, and Take it or Leave it: You Decide

    Simon and Mark continue their discussion with Charlotte Rampling and introduce their new feature – Pretentious, Moi? where Mark must guess which of his past written reviews Simon is reading from. In ONE FRAME BACK we look at Mediaeval/High Middle Ages films (inspired by Catherine Called Birdy) and for TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT: YOU DECIDE, Mark finally discusses ‘Prey’.

    06.15 Bonus Review: After Yang
    14.58 One Frame Back: Medieval / High Middle Ages Films
    24.02 MORE Charlotte Rampling
    37.46 Take It Or Leave It: You Decide – Prey

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

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    Charlotte Rampling, Blonde, Don’t Worry Darling, Catherine Called Birdy and Juniper

    Charlotte Rampling, Blonde, Don’t Worry Darling, Catherine Called Birdy and Juniper

    This week Simon and Mark are joined in the studio by the extraordinary Charlotte Rampling to discuss her new film ‘Juniper’. Mark reviews the highly anticipated psychological drama ‘Blonde’- a fictionalized take on the life of Marilyn Monroe; Olivia Wilde’s new film ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ - starring Harry Styles, and Florence Pugh; ‘Catherine Called Birdy’ - a coming of age comedy set in Medieval England, directed by Lena Dunham; and ‘Juniper’- Starring this week's guest Charlotte Rampling, about a fraught relationship between Grandmother and Grandson.

    Plus your correspondence, What’s On and the Box Office 10.



    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
    Introducing…This Is History: A Dynasty To Die For, with Dan Jones

    Introducing…This Is History: A Dynasty To Die For, with Dan Jones

    Power, greed, religion and sex: historian Dan Jones brings the drama of medieval history alive through compelling stories, larger-than-life characters and vivid scenes.

    In the first season, get to know the most dysfunctional family of the Middle Ages – the Plantagenets – and find out how their scandalous betrayals and bloody politics shaped the world we live in today. 



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    • 1 min
    One Frame Back, and Take it or Leave it: You Decide

    One Frame Back, and Take it or Leave it: You Decide

    This week in ONE FRAME BACK we look at films adapted from Elmore Leonard books (inspired by Jackie Brown) and for TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT: YOU DECIDE, Mark discusses Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’.

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

    3.52 Clerks III
    17.04 MORE Pam Grier
    34.27 One Frame Back: Elmore Leonard Adaptations
    42.49 Take It Or Leave It: You Decide – Sandman

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    Watch-a-long – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Watch-a-long – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    For the vanguard - join Mark and Simon’s running commentary as they watch comedy classic ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’.
    You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

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.

evanlol22 ,

Great show

Too much trump talk we get it. Love the show.

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