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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:

4.50 – 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.
4.45 – ALADDIN (1992) & Worth - This time, our focus is on the 1992 Disney film ALADDIN. After some reviews, we discuss how this is a movie about people pretending to be something they’re not.
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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