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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:

4.47 – 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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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…