Join TV and film critics (and handsome men) Dan Barrett and Simon Foster with reviews, industry news, and recommendations of great things to check out. This podcast is a perfect example of the dangers of equipping people with knowledge and microphones.
Bottoms, Leave The World Behind, Godzilla Minus One, and Faraway Downs
It’s the end of the world as we know it. And we feel fine!
On the pod this week we discuss our favourite end of the world movies. Oh, and reviews:
Bottoms (In cinemas)
Leave The World Behind (Netflix Dec 7)
Godzilla Minus One (In cinemas)
Faraway Downs (Hulu/Disney+)
The free Aussie streaming service Brollie. Reviews: Squid Game: The Challenge, Napoleon, Fargo s5, and The Royal Hotel
This week a new free streaming service launched in Australia. It’s called Brollie and it has a good collection of arthouse and cult movies. Dan and Simon offer their thoughts on the service and each choose some recommendations from the library.
Napoleon (In cinemas and soon on Apple TV+)
Fargo season 5 (SBS On Demand, or Hulu in the US)
The Royal Hotel (In cinemas now)
Squid Game: The Challenge
Simon Miraudo schools us on Australian film censorship. REVIEWS: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Hunter Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, The Curse, Saltburn
This week Dan and Simon are joined by a different film critic named Simon. It is Simon Miraudo who has just written the really fantastic Book of The Banned: Devilish Movies, Dastardly Censors, and the Scenes That Made Australia Sweat.
Also on the pod, we have reviews. This week:
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (Apple TV+)
The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (In cinemas now)
The Curse (Paramount+)
The Marvels, 007: Road To a Million, The Killer, My Adventures with Superman
We kick off the pod with an extended chat about the resolution of the SAG-AFTRA strike and discuss what happens now. Then we dive into reviews:
The Marvels - in cinemas now
007: Road To a Million - it’s streaming on Prime Video
The Killer - David Fincher’s new film is on Netflix
My Adventures with Superman - it finally arrived in Australia, streaming on Binge
How to fix Marvel? Also, reviews: NCIS: Sydney, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Lawman: Bass Reeves, and Fingernails
This week in the Intermission Dan and Simon attempt to fix Marvel with big brain ideas.
Oh, and then there are weekly reviews of NCIS Sydney (Paramount+), Five Nights at Freddy’s (In cinemas, Peacock), Lawman: Bass Reeves (Paramount+), and Fingernails (Apple TV+).
Killers of The Flower Moon | Bodies | Fellow Travellers | Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles
You will be SHOCKED by our thoughts on the new Martin Scorsese film Killers of The Flower Moon (In cinemas now, but on Apple TV+ sometime soon-ish). You will be CAPTIVATED by what we have to say about Fellow Travellers (Paramount+). You’ll be (in fairness) MIDLY INTERESTED in our thoughts on Bodies (Netflix). And then you will be IN A STATE OF UNBRIDLED NOSTALGIA as we discuss the Wiggles documentary Hot Potato (Prime Video).
The accents are a bit hard to understand for a US / UK listener (they talk fast) BUT the show is positive and it doesn’t talk down to the listener. Very balanced and positive. One of My new regular Podcasts.