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  • Ben Bailey Smith and Anna Bogutskaya are joined by Seth Rogen and Ben Mendelsohn, who talk about their films An American Pickle and Babyteeth.

    Plus your essential streaming film reviews including Shailene Woodley and Jamie Dornan in Endings, Beginnings and new British drama Perfect 10.

    Ben and Anna chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, plus we count down the top 10 portmanteau horror films.

    00:23:31 Top 10 PORTMANTEAU HORROR
    00:39:43 Perfect 10 review
    00:46:44 Interview: Ben Mendelsohn
    01:01:40 Babyteeth review
    01:04:40 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:09:22 Around The Sun review
    01:12:35 Interview: Seth Rogen
    01:24:43 American Pickle review
    01:28:01 Endings Beginnings
    01:31:09 TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
    01:34:58 Papicha
    01:38:46 Young Ahmed
    01:44:01 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Simon and Mark are joined by Gemma Arterton who talks about her new movie Summerland.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Russell Crowe in Unhinged, Eva Green in Proxima and Claire Oakley’s mystery drama set on a Cornwall holiday park, Make Up.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, plus we count down the best sequels better than the originals.

    00:34:18 Top 10 - Sequels that are better than the originals
    00:47:03 Gemma Arterton interview
    01:01:41 Summerland review
    01:07:15 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:11:56 The Vigil
    01:14:18 Last and First Men
    01:16:03 Make Up
    01:20:59 Proxima
    01:25:58 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:33:24 Unhinged
    01:44:21 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Simon and Mark are joined by Lucy Liu, who talks about her new movie Stage Mother.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including big festival comedy/ drama Saint Frances and Beanie Feldstein in the film adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s novel of the same name.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, plus we count down the best Jason Statham films.

    00:38:28 - TOP 10 - Statham
    00:48:02 - Lucy Liu interview
    01:00:38 - Stage Mother review
    01:04:20 - Lockdown Correspondents
    01:10:00 - Alice review
    01:14:30 - How To Build A Girl review
    01:20:09 - The Traitor review
    01:22:30 - Strasbourg 15/18 review
    01:25:36 - TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
    01:31:24 - St Francis review
    01:37:20 - Parasite review
    01:43:55 - DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Simon and Mark are joined by Ben Whishaw, who talks about his movie Little Joe.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Alfre Woodard in Clemency, comedy Come As You Are, war thriller Ghosts of War and horror Black Water: Abyss.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, plus we count down the best uncomfortably sweaty films.

    00:32:40 Top 10 - Sweatiest films
    00:48:20 Ben Whishaw interview
    01:03:18 Buñuel In The Labyrinth of the Turtles
    01:06:41 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:12:54 Clemency
    01:18:34 Come As You Are
    01:22:09 TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
    01:28:09 Ghosts of War
    01:32:14 Black Water Abyss
    01:40:26 Kat and the Band
    01:42:35 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Sanjeev Bhaskar talked to Alfre Woodard about her stunning performance in Clemency - which is out next week.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews from Robbie Collin, including Greyhound - the new high seas war film, starring Tom Hanks, Scoob! (Hello to Jason Isaacs), British flick Love Sarah, starring Celia Imrie and The Way Back, which sees Ben Affleck star as an alcoholic ex-high school basketball superstar, returning to the school to coach the team .
    Sanjeev Bhaskar and Robbie Collin chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, plus we count down the best films which take place in 24 hours.

    00:40:18 Top 10 FILMS SET OVER 24 HOURS
    00:51:34 Greyhound review
    00:59:50 Alfre Woodard interview
    01:16:58 lockdown correspondents
    01:19:49 Finding The Way Back review
    01:26:33 Love Sarah review
    01:33:38 The Old Guard
    01:39:22 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:42:48 Scoob!
    01:47:51 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Mark and Simon are joined by Werner Herzog, who talks about his new film Family Romance LLC.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Lost Transmissions, starring Simon Pegg as an acclaimed music producer who goes off his medication for schizophrenia, Lynn + Lucy, about lifelong best friends whose friendship is tested in extreme circumstances.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, plus we count down the ten best Powell and Pressburger movies.

    00:34:21 Top 10 - Powell AND Pressburger
    00:51:32 Lynn + Lucy
    00:58:03 Back Roads
    01:02:30 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:10:11 Werner Herzog interview
    01:28:42 Family Romance LLC
    01:32:18 Lost Transmissions
    01:37:45 TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
    01:48:11 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Mark and Simon are joined by Simon Pegg who talks about his movie Lost Transmissions.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Eurovision Song COntest: The Story of Fire Saga, starring Will Ferrell and Rachel Rachel McAdams as Iceland’s entry to the EBU pop competition and Fanny Lye Deliver’d, about a 17th century puritan woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility.


    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, and Hanks for Listening features an inspiring Tom Hanks speech, plus we count down the best hiking and trekking movies.

    00:35:08 Top 10 - films that take their plot from a Shakespeare play
    00:49:56 The Girl with a Bracelet
    00:53:19 Lockdown Correspondents
    00:58:22 Ride Like A Girl
    01:03:05 Simon Pegg interview
    01:18:41 Irresistible
    01:25:32 Fanny Lye Deliver’d
    01:29:56 TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
    01:34:59 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
    01:39:54 On The Record
    01:41:36 Last ever Hanks for Listening
    01:44:19 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Mark and Simon are joined by Armando Iannucci, who talks about his movie The Personal History of David Copperfield.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Bruno Dumont’s Joan of Arc, Jesse Eisenberg in Resistance, The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance during World War II, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a pilot whose aircraft is attacked by terrorists and White Riot, about the Rock Against Racism movement.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, and Hanks for Listening features an inspiring Tom Hanks speech, plus we count down the best hiking and trekking movies.

    00:29:00 Top 10 - Hiking and Walking Movies
    00:46:42 Joan of Arc
    00:53:24 Lockdown Correspondents
    00:58:42 On A Magical Night
    01:02:55 White Riot
    01:08:55 Armando Iannucci
    01:25:53 7500
    01:28:40 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    01:33:02 Resistance
    01:36:46 Hanks for Listening
    01:41:47 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Mark and Simon are joined by Sir Ken Branagh and Spike Lee, who talk about their new movies Artemis Fowl and Da 5 Bloods.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Judd Apatow’s latest The King of Staten Island, which stars Pete Davidson in this semi-autobiographical comedy drama. Mark also reviews You Don’t Nomi, a documentary about Showgirls, The Australian Dream, a documentary about the inspirational story of sporting hero Adam Goodes.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, and Hanks for Listening features an inspiring Tom Hanks speech.

    00:39:04 Top 10 Black and white films from the colour era
    00:52:05 Kenneth Branagh interview
    01:05:42 Artemis Fowl
    01:07:47 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:12:57 You Don’t Nomi
    01:16:13 The Australian Dream
    01:20:02 Spike Lee Interview
    01:30:40 Da 5 Bloods
    01:34:28 The Ground Beneath My Feet
    01:37:24 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:41:27 The King of Staten Island
    01:44:51 Hanks for Listening
    01:49:05 What the Hell Were ‘U’ Thinking
    01:52:51 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Mark and Edith Bowman, sitting in for Simon, are joined by Judd Apatow, who talks about his new film The King of Staten Island. He also gives some tips for what to watch on Lockdown.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Simon Bird’s directorial debut Days of the Bagnold Summer, Dating Amber, an Irish film about two school friends who decide to start a relationship in an effort to fit in. They also talk about A Rainy Day in New York, the new Woody Allen film and Echo in the Canyon, about the music scene of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles.

    Mark and Edith chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, and Hanks for Listening features an inspiring Tom Hanks speech.

    00:22:17 Top 10
    00:40:46 Dating Amber review
    00:44:29 The Uncertain Kingdom review
    00:49:29 Lockdown Correspondents
    00:59:39 Judd Apatow Interview
    01:16:10 Days of the Bagnold Summer
    01:20:57 Echo in the Canyon
    01:27:32 Women at War
    01:29:16 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:34:23 Hanks for Listening
    01:37:18 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Rosamund Pike joins Simran Hans and Edith Bowman to talk about Radioactive. She also gives some tips for what to watch on Lockdown.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including documentary Mike Wallace is here, about the legendary American reporter, Only the Animals, a French film about a woman who goes missing by director Domink Moll and The High Note, which stars Dakota Johnson as a personal assistant and Tracee Ellis Ross is the pop singer for whom she works.

    Edith and Simran chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, and Hanks for Listening features an inspiring Tom Hanks speech.

    00:20:23 Top 10 Swedish Comedies
    00:36:38 Mike Wallace Is Here review
    00:41:37 Krabi, 2562 review
    00:48:48 Lockdown Correspondents
    00:55:18 Rosamund Pike interview (Radioactive)
    01:11:33 Only The Animals
    01:14:04 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:19:58 The High Note review
    01:26:53 Around the World When You Were My Age review
    01:31:33 Director of the Week
    01:35:34 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Marielle Heller drops by to talk It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, which she directed.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including action comedy The Lovebirds, about a couple who are unintentionally wrapped up in a murder mystery, drama Take Me Somewhere Nice and Icelandic comedy, The County, about a widowed farmer beginning a new life, fighting corruption.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, and Hanks for Listening features an inspiring Tom Hanks speech.

    00:33:17 Top 10 - Greater remakes of Great Films
    00:47:36 The Lovebirds review
    00:51:52: Monos (new to VOD) review
    00:59:25 Take Me Somewhere Nice review
    01:02:01 Marielle Heller interview
    01:19:22 The Vast of Night review
    01:25:25 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    01:30:19 The County review
    01:45:07 Well Done U
    01:53:48 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • George McKay drops by to talk Oscar-winning film 1917 and playing Ned Kelly in The True History of the Kelly Gang. He also gives some tips for what to watch on Lockdown.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including documentary Cassandro, The Exotico! About a gender-bending cross-dressing Mexican wrestler who reinvents himself, sci-fi Proximity and The Orphanage, about a 15-year-old ticket scalper in Kabul who dreams of Bollywood until the Soviets force him into a state facility.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week, and Hanks for Listening features an inspiring Tom Hanks speech.

    00:33:57 Top 10 ‘single location movies’
    00:45:03 Proximity review
    00:49:43 The Orphanage review
    00:53:40 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:02:39 Cassandro, The Exotico! review
    01:07:08 George MacKay interview
    01:25:42 Romantic Comedy review
    01:28:13 The Atom: A Love Affair review
    01:31:58 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:42:02 Director of the week
    01:46:24 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Amma Asante chats to Simon and Mark about the challenges of continuing to work as a film director in lockdown and gives us some tips for some films to watch.

    Plus your essential streaming film reviews including Eliza Hittman’s drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always, sports documentary In Search of Greatness and a film about is the journey of six strangers from New Zealand and Australia walking the 800km Camino de Santiago.

    Mark also reviews Brett Pierce & Drew T. Pierce’s horror The Wretched, Corneliu Porumboiu’s Romanian drama The Whistlers.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    00:29:58 New to Download
    00:31:20 Top Ten - Fictional Bands in Films
    00:46:41 Never Rarely Sometimes Always
    00:53:00 The Wretched
    00:56:57 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:04:30 Camino Skies
    01:10:51 Amma Asante interview
    01:23:57 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:29:03 The Whistlers review
    01:31:39 More Beautiful For Having Been Broken
    01:34:43 Time To Hunt
    01:37:23 Tom Hanks
    01:46:30 Well Done U
    01:51:32 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan talk Calm with Horses, their film set in Ireland where lives are torn apart and loyalties tested when choices must be made between drug-dealing and family.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including drama The Assistant starring Julia Garner, horror film Reborn and Pablo Larraín’s Ema, which focuses on a couple dealing with the aftermath of an adoption that goes wrong.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    00:36:48 Top 10 - film set in Yorkshire
    00:50:05 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    00:55:20 The Assistant review
    01:01:01 Lockdown correspondents
    01:06:29 Reborn review
    01:09:35 Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan interview
    01:24:07 Ema review
    01:31:02 Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy review
    01:35:50 Can You Keep a Secret review
    01:39:02 Tom Hanks Moment
    01:46:11 Director of the Week
    01:51:48 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Pablo Larrain and Gael Garcia Bernal talk Ema, their film set in Chile about a couple dealing with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Chris Hemsworth in actioner Extraction, horror thriller Sea Fever and Moffie, about a young man drafted into South Africa's military who knows he is different and must keep himself hidden. Mark also reviews Richard Dreyfuss in Astronaut.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    00:34:07 New to Streaming: Calm with Horses
    00:35:26 Top Ten - Mark’s Scary Films
    00:53:44 Astronaut review
    01:00:33 We Summon The Darkness review
    01:02:54 Sea Fever review
    01:07:28 Pablo Larrain and Gael Garcia Bernal interview
    01:26:01 Moffie review
    01:28:26 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
    01:32:45 Extraction review
    01:35:56 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:45:48 Ghost Town Anthology
    01:48:18 Well Done U
    01:50:51 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • Richard Dreyfuss talks Astronaut, his film about a lonely widower who battles his family, ill health and time to win a competition for a golden ticket to space.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including Dreamland, about the world of opioids, Why Don’t You Just Die, Kirill Sokolov’s film about Andrei, a detective and the world's most horrible father who brings together a terrible group of people in his apartment.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    00:47:17 The Top 10 (Ashley Mowat’s favourite Billy Wilder films)
    00:54:38 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    01:00:42 Richard Dreyfuss interview
    01:20:03 Dreamland review
    01:22:43 Why Don’t You Just Die review
    01:33:14 Selah and the Spades review
    01:37:13 The Host review
    01:39:41 Cuck review
    01:44:53 The Tom Hanks moment
    01:48:07 Director of the Week
    01:56:07 DVD(s) OF THE WEEK

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  • Paul Walter Hauser & Michael Sheen.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    00:39:40 Box Office Top 10 (Fastest Digital Downloads)
    00:54:04 Michael Sheen interview
    01:06:56 Martin Margiela review
    01:10:22 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    01:15:47 Paul Walter Hauser interview
    01:36:33 Trolls World Tour
    01:42:36 Who You Think I Am review
    01:54:23 The Iron Mask
    01:57:32 The Grand Bizarre
    02:00:37 I Am Pilate
    02:01:32 Director of the Week
    02:13:22 DVD OF THE WEEK

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  • John Turturro talks Jesus Rolls, which returns to his character Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski.

    Plus all your essential streaming film reviews including the new Andrew Kotting film The Whalebone Box, Nona: If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them, about Josefina, a radical homemaker, committed a crime of passion that led her to self-exile at a coastal town. Michael Caine plays a sand creature in Four Kids and It.

    Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    00:34:33 Box Office Top 10 (in which Keanu Reeves plays a character called John)
    00:46:40 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    00:54:03 Four Kids and IT Review
    00:59:43 The Whalebone Box Review
    01:13:50 John Turturro Interview
    01:32:16 DVD(s) OF THE WEEK
    01:35:33 Nona: If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn Them Review
    01:45:20 Director of the Week: Kathryn Bigelow
    01:55:49 Well Done U: The Red Balloon

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  • Another chance to hear Jesse Eisenberg & Imogen Poots talk about Vivarium.

    Plus all your essential on demand film reviews including the new Apple TV movie The Banker, starring Samuel L Jackson and Nicolas Hoult, System Crasher, about a 9-year-old’s untamed energy which drives everyone around her to despair, and The Perfect Candidate, about a determined young Saudi doctor's surprise run for office in the local city elections, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour.

    Mark and Simon chat tell you the best and worst films on TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

    35.34.05 Box Office Top 10
    48.40.40 TV MOVIE(s) OF THE WEEK
    57.39.17 The Banker review
    01:06:42 Lockdown Correspondents
    01:13:27 System Crasher review
    01:20:15 Poots and Eisenburg interview
    01:27.19 Vivarium review
    01:33:29 The Perfect Candidate review
    01:48:20 Director of the Week
    02:02:57 DVD(s) OF THE WEEK

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