32 episodes

In-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too, between friends Mike & Alex of FirstShowing.net.

The First Word FirstShowing.net

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    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

In-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too, between friends Mike & Alex of FirstShowing.net.

    The First Word - Vivarium & The Platform, feat. John Bleasdale

    The First Word - Vivarium & The Platform, feat. John Bleasdale

    Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg reconnect for a discussion about about two small scale, contained sci-fi films: Vivarium, directed by Lorcan Finnegan, and also The Platform (aka El Hoyo in Spanish), directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. Featuring film writer John Bleasdale as our guest discussing both films and their commentary on modern society.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The First Word - Revisiting Wolfgang Petersen's Outbreak

    The First Word - Revisiting Wolfgang Petersen's Outbreak

    Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg reconnect for a discussion about about the 1995 virus outbreak action thriller, Wolfgang Petersen's Outbreak, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. One of favorite movies growing up, time to revisit it for a podcast chat.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The First Word - JJ Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    The First Word - JJ Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg engage in a conversation about the long-awaited, highly anticipated finale Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, directed by J.J. Abrams, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. We also briefly discuss the new trailer & prologue for Christopher Nolan's Tenet.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    The First Word - James Gray's Ad Astra, feat. John Bleasdale

    The First Word - James Gray's Ad Astra, feat. John Bleasdale

    Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg embark on a discussion about Ad Astra, directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt as an astronaut on a secret mission, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. Featuring film writer John Bleasdale as our guest to examine this movie, critique it, and attempt to figure out what it all means.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    The First Word - Todd Phillips' Joker, feat. Katie Smith-Wong

    The First Word - Todd Phillips' Joker, feat. Katie Smith-Wong

    Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) and Mike Eisenberg dive into a discussion about Joker, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic DC Comics villain, on this latest episode of The First Word Podcast. Featuring film writer Katie Smith-Wong, live from London, as our guest to discuss this movie - all the good and bad sides of it. We hope you enjoy. #Joker

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The First Word - Film Festivals & Embargoes, feat. Daniel Joyaux

    The First Word - Film Festivals & Embargoes, feat. Daniel Joyaux

    Alex Billington (firstshowing.net) is joined by guest Daniel Joyaux for a debate about embargoes and a chat about our favorite film festivals and films from the fall season so far. After attending the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, these two cinephiles connect for a discussion about cinema and their festival experiences.

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

DanielJ28 ,

Thought Provoking

I enjoy listening to Mike and Alex talk about the films that I love to go and see. I started viewing the website first showing.net years ago and am glad to have this podcast diguest films in a way to bring about thought provoking questions to think about in the movies I go see. If you like going to the movies you will really enjoy this podcast. I want to be a guest on the show sometime.

Flashcal ,

Really good

Their discussion was really fun, well thought out and interesting. They gave a fair and thoughtful review of The Last Jedi which is hard to find lately and I respect that. I highly recommend.

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