January 30, 2016
Welcome to the 15th episode of the main podcast!
The cinema release for this episode was The Revenant which was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and stars Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson amongst others. The film follows a character by the name of Hugh Glass as he survives attacks by Native Americans, a bear and one of his fellow fur-trappers in the cold wilderness of North America in the 1820s, and his subsequent pursuit of revenge.
We then look at the home release, Love and Mercy. This film is a biopic of Brian Wilson of the band The Beach Boys and follows two distinct periods of time in his life. Paul Dano plays the younger version and John Cusack plays the older version, with a supporting cast that includes Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks. The film was directed by Bill Pohlad and actually included Brian Wilson amongst the producers.
The final film was the excellent classic western, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The film was made in 1969 and starred Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katherine Ross. The film is directed by George Roy Hill and follows the titular characters, who are famed bank robbers, on their adventures in the wild west and, subsequently, Bolivia. The Oscar-winning soundtrack includes music from the great Burt Bacharach.
The next podcast will be a documentary special looking at the film Welcome to Leith that we have been lucky enough to preview. We will then have an actor special looking at the work of Robert Shaw. The next main podcast will look at the cinema release The Boy, the home release of The Martian and the modern classic The General.
January 17, 2016
Welcome to our podcast extra looking back at 2015 as well as taking a look forward at 2016.
In what was a great year for film, our 2015 review takes a look at the good and the bad, as well as mentioning the films that we missed on release but still plan to catch.
We also discuss what our hopes are for 2016 and look at some of the films that are slated in for release (although Marc is hoping that we will not be reviewing all the superhero films that are due out).
Here's to another good year in film!