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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:

5.02 – THE ACCUSED (2018) & Intensity - After something of a hiatus from the main feed, this week the band is back together with our look at (the most recent, Rob) THE ACCUSED.
5.01 – EMA (2019) & Seeds - We launch into Season 5 (FIVE!!! madness, I tell you) and our ‘world tour’ with a film from the country at the southernmost tip of the Americas, Chile, and Pablo Larraín’s 2019 film EMA.
200! – 300 (2007) & Fourteen Years - Some six years after our first episode — and fourteen years after the…’discussion’ that prompted us to start doing this podcast (eventually), we’re revisiting Zach Snyder’s 2007 epic 300
4.50 – MULAN (2020) and Honour - The final film in our Disney-animation-and-remakes sub-season is the 2020 iteration of MULAN.
4.49 – MULAN (1998) & Gender - Our final Disney film is 1998’s MULAN. After some reviews, we talk about the ways in which this film starts from a position of naivety, but grows into a much more adult movie: which leaves us both intrigued as to…
4.48 – THE LION KING (2019) and Hyperrealism - This week, after of Disney’s most recent take on THE LION KING, we talk about how colour and contrast can make or break a film, the importance of myth to the original movie, and what it means to consider…
4.47 – THE LION KING (1994) & Privilege - Our film this week is the 1994 award-winning classic THE LION KING. After the usual reviews, we talk about Sam’s changing ideas about the film, how it may or may not be about the growth of a character, and what…
4.46 – ALADDIN (2019) and PRETENCE - This week’s offering is the re-make of ALADDIN. After…mixed reviews, we talk about the ‘clean’ visuals, what it feels Disney wants from a re-make, and how watching this involves something of the same pretence shown by the characters themselves.