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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:

4.41 – 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.
4.35 – THE STING (1973) & Façades - This week’s film is the 1973 multiple-Oscar-winning classic THE STING.
4.34 – THE ITALIAN JOB (1969) & Nationalism - This week, our focus turns to the 1969 classic THE ITALIAN JOB.
BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) & Iconoclasm - This week we discuss the landmark historical film BONNIE AND CLYDE. Our reviews are followed by discussions about how this film was a cultural jumping-off point, and how it’s filled with examples of iconoclastically pushing back against society
4.32 – OCEAN’S ELEVEN (1960) & Camaraderie - This week we tackle the original OCEAN’S ELEVEN — over 40 years before the Soderbergh re-make, and set in a very different time.