Film Chat



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  • 228. Shang Chi, The Eternals, The French Dispatch & Naked

    26/01/2022 Duração: 37min

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  • 227. Inside, Dune, Last Night in Soho & No Time To Die

    14/01/2022 Duração: 40min

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  • 226. Black Widow & Another Round

    01/10/2021 Duração: 39min

    This time we delve into Thomas Vinterberg's gentle Another Round, a film about some droopy dads getting various degrees of pissed. Plus Sam reviews Black Widow, a film most people have probably already forgotten exists. We also have a conversation about the Matrix trilogy and the sex rave we all remember fondly from the second one, and resist the Disney Corporation's attempts to trick us into a nostalgic connection to the latest Spider-Man. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 225. Promising Young Woman & The Snyder Cut


    A rare transmission from Film Chat finds us reviewing Oscar-winning thriller Promising Young Woman, which did not speak to this podcast's male hosts. We also check out the wacky four-hour "Synder cut" of Justice League, surely the longest, greyest, and most rubble-filled superhero film ever made. Plus, we applaud the social media presence of Antony Hopkins and we look at upcoming projects from Rian Johnson and Joe Cornish. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 224. Wonder Woman 1984

    26/04/2021 Duração: 50min

    In line with our predictable, regular, and timely production schedule, the latest episode of Film Chat is here! We're releasing it just after the Oscars, but we know what our listeners really want to hear - our review of Wonder Woman 1984. Everyone's talking about it, everyone's thinking about it, and now you get to hear our take. Don't miss out!PLUS!! We hold forth on Netflix's Bridgerton, a vibrant period romance with a lot of sexy boxing and heaving bosoms, and we chat about forthcoming projects from Noah Baumbach and Darren Aronofsky.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 223. Soul, Wild Mountain Thyme & Hamilton

    07/03/2021 Duração: 01h03min

    On this extremely belated episode of Film Chat we review Soul, the latest film from Pixar which combines their two interests - madcap buddy comedy shenanigans and deep metaphysical ruminations.We then openly laugh at cultural hate crime/film Wild Mountain Thyme which, if nothing else, is a strong contender for weirdest third act twist ever.AND we find time to deliver a blistering hot take on the cultural juggernaut Hamilton a mere 6 years after it was first staged.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 222. Christmas Special

    31/12/2020 Duração: 40min

    Quick!!!! If you stick this episode on within minutes of it uploading, you can still ring in the New Year with this podcast on in the background!! Bid goodnight to 2020 with Sam and Danny, as they look over what has unquestionably been a weird and not particularly good year. Most of a top 10 films of the year is assembled, Christmas viewing highlights are discussed, some lovely messages from listeners are read out, and the question of which teapot from Disney's Beauty and the Beast films is the sexiest is addressed.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 221. Mank

    23/12/2020 Duração: 39min

    On this episode we review David Fincher's latest film, Mank, in which everyone's favourite old man, Gary Oldman plays the legendary screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz. In the pantheon of Netflix movies is it better than The Irishman or worse than The Princess Switch: Switched Again? Tune in to find out.Plus we look at the frankly insane number of project Disney has announced and wonder what it is that has gotten Lord Christopher Nolan in a real tizz.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 220. The Trial of the Chicago 7 & Borat 2

    22/12/2020 Duração: 33min

    Our latest episode sneaking out gives our listeners a chance to play another game of "When Did We Record This?" Under the microscope this time are a double dose of political Sacha Baron Cohen movies that between them are probably responsible for Biden's election victory. Well done Sacha!!In The Trial of the Chicago Seven, ultra-liberal ultra-patriot Aaron Sorkin dramatises the true story of a group of left-wing protestors accused of "conspiracy to riot" at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The result is Sorkin's most watchable effort for quite some time, even though he almost certainly once yelled "get a job" at someone just because they were bearded and not wearing a suit. Meanwhile, Danny reviews Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. This comedy sequel sees Sacha Baron Cohen stick it to the Cheeto-in-Chief the best way he can, adopting a somewhat racist accent and getting into some very awkward situations.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 219. I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    28/11/2020 Duração: 58min

    On this belated episode of Film Chat, Danny reviews anticipated threequel Bill and Ted: Face the Music in which the internet's boyfriend Keanu Reeves teams up with that guy who was in the previous films to give you a hit of nostalgia laced joy. It's basically fine.THEN we do a deep dive into I'm Thinking of Ending Things, the latest existential offering from America's saddest director, Charlie Kaufman. Y'know, given the past few years it can often feel like the world is going to hell but Kaufman's film is a reassuring reminder that this isn't true because existence itself IS hell so it would be impossible for itto get any worse.PLUS exciting hot takes on David Fincher's Zodiac, Netflix series Umbrella Academy, and that one-off Channel 4 documentary about dogging that got repeated last month.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 218. Tenet & Irresistible

    22/10/2020 Duração: 48min

    On this episode we review the much-anticipated and still-in-cinemas Tenet, Christopher Nolan's latest high-concept, low-IQ blockbuster. We didn't know what the heck was going on but at least the explosions were all in-camera. Plus Danny gives his take on Jon Stewart's misfiring political satire Irresistible, and Sam explains why the 2018 film Rampage should have had one more giant animal in it.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 217. Quarantine Chronicles Vol 7

    14/09/2020 Duração: 38min

    Film Chat episodes are just like buses. You wait 3 months for one and then two come along within a week of each other. That's the saying right?On this belated ep we give scorching hot takes on the latest Judd Apatow man child dramedy The King of Staten Island, Alex Garland's robo chamber piece Ex Machina and Amy Heckerling's seminal 90's teen flick Clueless. We also find time to discuss a proposed Princess Diana biopic and wonder whether it'll be shit or the shit.Next episode due April 2025. Keep watching the seas!  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 216. Quarantine Chronicles Vol 6

    08/09/2020 Duração: 53min

    After an editing process longer than those of the the last three Christopher Nolan films combined, this archive audio recorded back in May 2020 is now ready for consumption by contemporary audiences. Remember May? It was a lot like now except barbers weren't open and Tenet hadn't come out. This blast from the past covers:-- Maybe Christopher Walken's best performance ever in King of New York-- Horror classic Witchfinder General-- Patrick Keillor's 1992 documentary London, which features a voiceover from a man very sad about the general election result and is consequently a mood-- Travolta's 30 different epic wigs in Gotti-- The Snyder cut-- Us being happy about what a dick Richard Curtis appears to be-- Sam's self haircut  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 215. Quarantine Chronicles Vol 5

    31/05/2020 Duração: 52min

    Our good friend Georgia Mills joins us to revisit 1999's Best Picture winner American Beauty, which turns out to be a real hot mess. We also grill Georgia about the scientific accuracy of films such as Lucy, The Matrix, and The Martian, and learn about "double bees". Plus, we take a look at another classic, the incredibly self-conscious and awkward erotic blockbuster 50 Shades of Grey.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 214. Quarantine Chronicles Vol 4

    15/05/2020 Duração: 40min

    The latest missive from the lockdown bunker contains:-- Danny's views on the festive anti-Brexit rom-com Last Christmas, featuring Emilia Clarke and a very literal interpretation of some George Michael lyrics-- Some dunking on Extraction, the gritty urban shoot-em-up on Netflix whose epic single-take action sequence is frankly trying too hard-- Chat about Billy Wilder's late period comedy The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes-- Brainstorm session for a film pitch for Coronavirus: The Movie, including a little diversion into a discussion of the Josie Long film Super November-- Sam calling himself out for tolerating the mid-season lull in the third series of Castlevania  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 213. Quarantine Chronicles Vol 3

    27/04/2020 Duração: 37min

    This time in our respective lockdown bunkers, we discuss:- Quiz, the TV show about the coughing man who cheated on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire- Castlevania, Netflix's cartoon about very softly spoken vampires and even more softly spoken vampire hunters- Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows, probably not as good as the Netflix cartoon but nevertheless a classic- Netflix's Four Weddings knock-off Love Wedding Repeat- #MeToo era horror The Invisible Man, which is one of many good films with "man" in the title- The best film with "man" in the title- Good voice-overs in animations- 6 Underground, intensely stupid Michael Bay film- Firewall with Harrison Ford and Paul Bettany, you all remember that one  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 212. Quarantine Chronicles Vol 2

    17/04/2020 Duração: 44min

    Several weeks into the lockdown the cracks are starting to show in the Film Chat machine so prepare for yourself for an episode which is somehow even less well prepped and even more free wheelin' then the last one. Our conversation covers the following classic films that you've been dying to hear our takes on:Confused and irritating Viggo Mortensen drama Captain FantasticLightweight Netflix rom-com Set It UpSly and Arnie buddy film Escape PlanClassic Kung Fu movie The 36th Chamber of ShaolinRecent Austen adaptation EmmaLoving 50's rom-com homage Down With LoveStay indoors and keep washing your hands  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 211. Quarantine Chronicles Vol 1

    06/04/2020 Duração: 35min

    We may be hunkered down inside forts made of panic-bought loo rolls and egg cartons, but we're still in contact with one another and we have the ability to record ourselves, so the podcast goes on!!! In this loose, even less prepped edition of Film Chat, we meander around what we've been watching lately instead of making physical contact with other humans. Conversation covers:--Mark Wahlberg's Netflix oeuvre--fash buddy cop film Dragged Across Concrete--sexy 70s Italian cop film Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man--Studio Ghibli's Laputa Castle in the Sky--the classic film everyone's always talking about, A Simple Favour--the other oft-mentioned culturally relevant movie, Yes Man  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 210. Escape From Pretoria & Bacurau

    29/03/2020 Duração: 56min

    With the Coronavirus forcing us all to self isolate everyone has more time to do one thing.Knitting.Unfortunately, like idiots, we made this podcast where we watch films, an activity nobody was doing before the pandemic and has only decreased as a result of it.Nevertheless we pointlessly review Escape from Pretoria, a South African real life prison drama which contained none of the excitement of nailing a purl ridge stitch.We also review Bacurau a brilliant genre bending fever dream come political allegory. Is it as good as successfully executing a herringbow lace rib? Of course not.Plus we find time to discuss how Covid 19 has impacted the box office and give a hot take on Nicholas Cage’s latest acid infused genre piece Colour Out Of Space.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 209. Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Birds of Prey & A Field in England

    12/03/2020 Duração: 47min

    For this episode we shake off the contrarian attitude we took towards Midsommar and join in with the hordes of critics lavishing praise on Céline Sciamma's period romance Portrait of a Lady on Fire. We agree with the professional chumps - it's good! Plus, Sam offers his take on the Suicide Squad spin-off Birds of Prey and the Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel, which plucks Margot Robbie from the bland grimy macho nonsense of the original and puts her in the centre of some colourful sisterly nonsense instead. Sam also follows a listener recommendation and checks out Ben Wheatley's A Field In England, a low-budget oddity featuring some English Civil War deserters taking psychedelic mushrooms and facing off against a wizard. He's a bit nonplussed by it.We also give a belated thumbs up to the ex-staff of French film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, we audibly tear up and struggle to finish our sentences discussing the current situation with Indiana Jones 5, and Danny dunks on Josh Gad.  

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