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Join Rob & Sam, two life-long friends, one a veteran of the film industry, the other a Cambridge-educated writer on books, movies and graphic novels. Each week they talk about a film and some of the ideas it throws up.

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Recent Episodes:

4.44 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) & Loneliness - This week our focus is he 2017 live-action version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
4.43 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) & The Outsider - This week’s film is one of Rob’s favourite Disney films (so no pressure, there) 1991’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
4.42 – THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016) & Individuality - This week’s film is the Jon Favreau live action/CGI remake of the 1967 film. After some opening reviews (and Sam admitting that he might have given the film too much credit), we talk — in one of our more cerebral…
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4.41 – THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967) & Fatherhood - The first film in our final mini-season of Season 4 (we’re getting old!) is the 1967 Disney animated version of Rudyard Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK.
4.40 – WIDOWS (2018) & Loss - The final film in our mini-season of heist film’s is Steve McQueen’s 2018 movie WIDOWS.
4.39 – THE PERFECT SCORE (2004) & Aspiration - Our penultimate heist film is the 2004 teen movie THE PERFECT SCORE. We talk about how this film doesn’t take itself too seriously, and doesn’t deserve the panning it got from the critics, as well as the idea that this…
4.38 – LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998) & Remixing - Our film this time is Guy Ritchie’s 1998 break-out film, which spawned a host of not-always-successful imitators — even among the work of Ritchie himself!
4.37 – THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995) & Story-Telling - This week, we focus on a doubly discredited (director and star) but undeniably classic film: THE USUAL SUSPECTS.
4.36 – THIEF (1981) & Honour - This week’s film is an early one from Michael Mann, king of the crime genre: THIEF.