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01
APR

Daniel Radcliffe and Sandra Bullock talk about The Lost City. Plus reviews of The Bad Guys, Morbius, True Things & Sonic 2.

Daniel Radcliffe and Sandra Bullock talk about The Lost City.

Plus Mark reviews Morbius, which features show favourite Jared Leto as Biochemist Michael Morbius; True Things, Harry Wootliff’s drama starring Ruth Wilson as a young woman living on the fringes of society; Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Jim Carrey; animation The Bad Guys, about several reformed yet misunderstood criminal animals who attempt to become good; and The Novice, about a college freshman’s obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it in rowing, no matter the cost. And we have a very fine pair of special guests.

Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release in the UK box office top 10.

Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app.
25
MAR

25/03/2022

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
18
MAR

18/03/2022

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
11
MAR

Sean Baker, Red Rocket, Turning Red, Wolf, Feast, The Seed, Great Freedom and The Adam Project

Director Sean Baker talks about his new film Red Rocket, about a washed-up adult film actor who returns to his small Texas hometown,

Mark will also review Feast, about the infamous 2007 HIV incident in the Dutch city of Groningen, Turning Red, the latest animation from Disney, about a 13-year-old girl who turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited; new horror The Seed, about a girls’ weekend away in the Mojave desert which becomes a tale of horror, death and alien invasion; Great Freedom, set in post-war Germany, when homosexuality was still criminal; The Adam Project, which stars Jennifer Garner, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, and Walker Scobell in a story about a time-travelling fighter pilot who teams up with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future and Sideshow, about two inept criminals who break into the home of a washed-up psychic in search of hidden loot, and ‘get a lot more than they bargained for’, and Wolf, a drama about a boy who believes he is a wolf, starring Gorgeous George MacKay.

Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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
04
MAR

Clio Barnard talks about Ali and Ava. Plus reviews of The Batman, The Weekend Away, Against the Ice and The Sanctity Of Space

Director Clio Barnard talks about her new film Ali and Ava, which stars Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook as the titular characters.

Mark will also review The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz as Batman and Catwoman in Matt Reeves’s new story featuring the Bob Kane and Bill Finger-created superhero; documentary Rebel Dread about the filmmaker, DJ, musician and commentator, Don Letts; The Weekend Away, about a weekend getaway to Croatia which goes quite badly wrong; Against the Ice, which stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the story of two explorers fighting to survive after they're left behind while on a Denmark expedition in ice-covered Greenland and The Sanctity Of Space, a documentary recording the long push to cross a series of Alaskan mountains, and the geographer who first charted them.

Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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
25
FEB

Dave Grohl talks about Studio 666, plus Cyrano, The Duke, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Hellbender and The Godfather

Dave Grohl talks about his role in Studio 666, about Foo Fighters moving into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album.

Mark reviews Cyrano, Joe Wright’s adaptation of the play; The Duke, about Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver who steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London; Gangubai Kathiawadi, about a woman who becomes a powerful underworld figure; the re-release of The Godfather, about the ageing patriarch of an organised crime dynasty in postwar New York City who transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant youngest son; and new horror Hellbender, about a lonely teenager who discovers her family's ties to witchcraft.

Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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

00:00:00 POD STARTS
00:30:40 Celebrating Cinema
00:37:58 Top Ten
01:01:30 The Duke
01:09:17 Dave Grohl
01:34:10 WTF 1
01:36:25 Gangubai Kathiawadi
01:41:12 TV Movies
01:47:40 Cyrano
01:57:35 WTF 2
02:00:48 HELLBENDER
02:09:10 The Godfather
02:18:18 DVD of the Week
18
FEB

18/02/2022

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
11
FEB

Andrea Riseborough, Death on the Nile, Marry Me, Flee, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy and Petrov’s Flu.

Andrea Riseborough talks about her role in new drama Here Before.

Mark reviews Chuckles Branagh’s Death on the Nile, about Hercule Poirot’s investigation of the murder of a young heiress in Egypt; Marry Me, in which musical superstars who are getting married before a global audience of fans when one of them learns of their fiance’s unfaithfulness; Flee, the true story of a man on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time; Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, about an unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding, told in three movements to depict three female characters; Petrov’s Flu, Kirill Serebrennikov’s film about a day in the life of a comic book artist and his family in post-Soviet Russia; mystery The Wanting Mare, directed by Nicholas Ashe Bateman and new A24 film The Sky Is Everywhere, about a shy, teenage musician who tries to keep things together in the aftermath of her older, more outgoing sister's death.

Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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
04
FEB

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Souvenir Part II, Moonfall, Belle, Jackass Forever, the reissue of Jules et Jim

Jessica Chastain talks about The Eyes of Tammy Faye, an intimate look at the rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker

Mark reviews The Souvenir Part II, about which its writer director Joanna Hogg spoke to Simon last week; Moonfall, about a mysterious force that knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurdling on a collision course with life as we know it, directed by Roland Emmerich; The Jackass crew return 11 years later in Jackass Forever; anime Belle about Suzu, a shy high school student living in a rural village whom for years has only been a shadow of herself until she enters "U", a massive virtual world; A Violent Man, about a dangerous prisoner incarcerated for double murder in a maximum security prison and the reissue of François Truffaut’s tale of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman, Jules et Jim.

Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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
28
JAN

Joanna Hogg, Sing 2, A Journal for Jordan, The King’s Daughter, Amulet, Taming the Garden, Parallel Mothers and Flag Day.

Joanna Hogg talks about her new film The Souvenir Part II.

Mark reviews new animation Sing 2, about an anthropomorphic koala called Buster Moon and his friends who must persuade a reclusive rock star lion called Clay Calloway, played by Bono, to join them for the opening of a new show; Pedro Almodóvar directing Penelope Cruz and Rossy De Palma in Parallel Mothers, the story of two mothers who give birth on the same day; Amulet, about an ex-soldier, living homeless in London, and is offered a place to stay at a decaying house inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother; Flag Day, Sean Penn’s film about a father who lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and con man in order to provide for his daughter; Taming the Garden, a documentary following trees that are transported from the coast of the Republic of Georgia to the private garden of that country's former prime minister; Denzel Washington’s A Journal for Jordan, about a soldier who, before he is killed in action in Iraq, authors a journal for his son intended to tell him how to live a decent life despite growing up without a father; and the long-awaited The King’s Daughter, about King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leading him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force.

Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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
21
JAN

Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley, Belfast, A Journal for Jordan, Memory Box, The King’s Daughter

Guillermo del Toro talks about his new film Nightmare Alley, the second film adaptation of the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. It stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette.

Mark reviews that film along with Sir Ken ‘Chuckles’ Branagh’s new film Belfast, which he discussed with Simon on last week’s show, about a young boy and his working-class Belfast family experiencing the tumultuous late 1960s; documentary Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, looking at the career of Brian Wilson; Denzel Washington’s A Journal for Jordan, about soldier who, before he is killed in action in Iraq, authors a journal for his son intended to tell him how to live a decent life despite growing up without a father; and Mass, about which we talk to star Jason Isaacs.

Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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
14
JAN

Sir Kenneth Branagh, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Cow, Scream, Ascension, Memoria and Save the Cinema

Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about his new film Belfast.

Mark reviews Scream, set twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro; Joel Coen’s adaptation of Sir William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, about a Scottish lord who becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland; Save the Cinema, which tells the story of Liz Evans, who started a campaign in the 90s to save the Lyric Cinema; documentary Ascension, which explores the pursuit of the "Chinese Dream."; Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria, about a woman from Scotland, who while traveling in Colombia begins to notice strange sounds; Andrea Arnold’s Cow, a close-up portrait of the daily lives of two cows.

And the long-awaited The King’s Daughter, about King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force.

Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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

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