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03
DEC

03/12/2021

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review the week's movies.

Also on the programme, interviews with key figures from the world of cinema, as well as your emails and the latest Box Office top ten.

Download the Kermode and Mayo podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
26
NOV

Keira Knightley, Encanto, House of Gucci and Pirates

Keira Knightley talks to Simon about her role as Nell in Silent Night.

Plus reviews of new Disney animation Encanto, about a young Colombian girl who has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers; House of Gucci, which features last week’s guest Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, and tells the story of Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, who marries into the Gucci family; Pirates, written and directed by Reggie Yates, and tells the story of three eighteen-year-old friends on their journey from North to south London on New Year's Eve 1999; documentary First Wave, which follows nurses, doctors, and administrators as they responded to the COVID-19 pandemic; historical drama Lapwing, about an isolated group of salt farmers who arrange illegal passage to Europe for an Indian Gypsy family in hiding; A Boy Called Christmas and Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn; Father Christmas origin story A Boy Called Christmas and Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, about a school teacher who finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet.

Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’. .

Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
19
NOV

19/11/2021

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review the week's movies.

Also on the programme, interviews with key figures from the world of cinema, as well as your emails and the latest Box Office top ten.

Download the Kermode and Mayo podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
12
NOV

12/11/2021

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review the week's movies.

Also on the programme, interviews with key figures from the world of cinema, as well as your emails and the latest Box Office top ten.

Download the Kermode and Mayo podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
05
NOV

05/11/2021

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review the week's movies.

Also on the programme, interviews with key figures from the world of cinema, as well as your emails and the latest Box Office top ten.

Download the Kermode and Mayo podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
29
OCT

Chloe Zhao, Thomasin McKenzie, Last Night in Soho and Antlers

Chloe Zhao talks about her new film Eternals, Thomasin McKenzie tells us about starring in Edgar Wright’s new film.

Plus we have reviews of Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone on its 20th Anniversary re-release; Antlers, set in an isolated Oregon town, about a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother who become embroiled with her enigmatic student, starring Jesse Plemons; Last Night In Soho, Edgar Wright’s film about an aspiring fashion designer who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer; Azor, about a private banker from Geneva who goes to Argentina in the midst of a dictatorship to replace his partner, who disappeared overnight; Sadie Frost’s documentary Quant, about the life and legacy of 1960s fashion icon, Mary Quant, which features Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood; Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa’s seminal film about a poor village attacked by bandits; The Nowhere Inn, St. Vincent’s film in which she sets out to make a documentary about her music, but when she hires a close friend to direct, notions of reality, identity, and authenticity grow increasingly distorted and bizarre; and the reissue of Blade, which stars Wesley Snipes as a half-vampire, half-mortal man who becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

Edith and Anna also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’.

Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
22
OCT

22/10/2021

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review the week's movies.

Also on the programme, interviews with key figures from the world of cinema, as well as your emails and the latest Box Office top ten.

Download the Kermode and Mayo podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
15
OCT

Sir Michael Caine, Halloween Kills, Venom, Ron’s Gone Wrong, The Last Duel and The Velvet Underground

Sir Michael Caine talks about his new movie Best Sellers, about a cranky, retired author who reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher.

Plus we have reviews of Halloween Kills, starring Jamie Lee Curtis in the continuing saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode; The Last Duel, Sir Ridley Scott’s film about King Charles VI declaring that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel, written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and starring Jodie Comer; Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Andy Serkis’s sequel starring Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Williams; The Velvet Underground, Todd Hayne’s documentary about the seminal sixties band; Ron's Gone Wrong, the story of Barney, an awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device; and Ear for Eye, Debbie Tucker Green’s film following British and American Black characters of different generations navigating their way through today's society, offering a critical perspective on the state of the nation.

Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
08
OCT

Jeymes Samuels & Regina King, No Sudden Move, The Addams Family 2 and Deadly Cuts.

Jeymes Samuel & Regina King talk about their new Western, The Harder They Fall.

Plus we have reviews of Claudia Llosa’s Fever Dream; animation The Addams Family 2, a sequel to the 2019 animated film, in which The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters; John And The Hole, a coming-of-age psychological thriller; black comedy Deadly Cuts, set in a working-class Dublin hair salon; drama My Little Sister; Romantic Road, a documentary about a eading London lawyer and his wife who motor across rural India in their battered 1936 Rolls-Royce; documentary Pier Kids, about about the gay and transgender youth who congregate around Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers; and Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Move, which stars Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toroand David Harbour, about a group of criminals who are brought together under mysterious circumstances.

Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’.

Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
01
OCT

Ridley Scott and Jodie Comer, Anne at 13000 ft, Next Door and No Time to Die

Ridley Scott and Jodie Comer talk about their new film The Last Duel , about King Charles VI declaring that Knight Jean de Carrouges should settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

Plus we have reviews of Next Door, Daniel Brühl’s film exploring the subject of gentrification and social inequality in Berlin; Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr., which tells the story of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, who inspired the rock scene; Redemption of a Rogue, a black comedy about a prodigal son returning to his hometown to seek salvation for his sins; Christopher Walken in Percy v Goliath, about a Canadian farmer who takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops; Anne at 13000 ft, about a volatile young woman challenged by everyday social and professional encounters; No Time to Die, about a retired secret service agent who is called back into action; Freshman, about a lonely college fresher who forges a strong connection with his resident assistant during a fraternity party; and European animation Even Mice Belong in Heaven, about two mortal enemies - a little Mouse and a Fox, who after an unfortunate accident, meet in animal heaven.

And we’ll be attempting to solve those maddening movies you half-remember from years ago in WTF - What’s That Film.

Mark and Simon also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’. .

Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
24
SEP

24/09/2021

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review the week's movies.

Also on the programme, interviews with key figures from the world of cinema, as well as your emails and the latest Box Office top ten.

Download the Kermode and Mayo podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment
17
SEP

Luke Wilson, 12 Mighty Orphans, Gunpowder Milkshake, The Starling and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Mark and Simon’s guest is Luke Wilson, who stars in depression-era sports drama 12 Mighty Orphans.

Plus we have reviews of Mandibles, about simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu who find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, and decide to train it in the hope of making their fortune; Fauci, a glimpse into the life of infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci who has led the U.S. fight against every epidemic the country has faced from AIDS to SARS to Ebola, and of course COVID-19; Gunpowder Milkshake, about three generations of women who fight back against those who could take everything from them, starring Karen Gillan and Lena Headey; The Starling, starring Melissa McCarthy and Timothy Olyphant; musical adaptation Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, about a teenager from Sheffield who wants to be a drag queen; Nic Cage’s Prisoners of the Ghostland about a sadistic gang leader who is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment; and Mark reviews Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, which is re-released this week.

Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’.

Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.

We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment

00:25:31 Box Office Top 10
00:46:14 Gunpowder Milkshake Review
00:53:09 12 Mighty Orphans Luke Wilson Interview
01:07:16 12 Mighty Orphans Review
01:11:23 WTF
01:15:55 Rose Plays Julie Review
01:25:52 The Starling Interview
01:29:13 Mandibles Review
01:32:02 A Clockwork Orange Reissue Review
01:43:34 Prisoners of the Ghostland
01:51:03 Fauci Review
01:56:00 Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Review

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