REVIEW: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Four years and an extra possessive noun later, an unexpected hit of 2017, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, returns for an even more unexpected sequel, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’s.

Eponymous bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds; still snarky, just more tired) is still on the outs following the events of the first film.…

PODCAST: In the Heights [Movie RobCast]

Episode 118 sees the Robs out and about on a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon.

In the shadow of the Tate Modern they swap thoughts on In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s vibrant musical about life in the South American community of Washington Heights.…

RETROSPECTIVE: McCabe & Mrs. Miller [BFI Southbank]

Or how the West was sold.

CONTAINS SPOILERS, INCLUDING THE ENDING OF THE FILM

Robert Altman’s 1971 “anti-Western” is a gently ironic paean to the gentle charms of the more civilised frontier and a salutary lesson about the dangers of unchecked capitalism.…

PODCAST: A Quiet Place Part II & Cruella [Movie RobCast]

Episode 117 of The Movie Robcast looks at two big releases, both of which are currently playing in cinemas!

John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place Part II was delayed from the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, arriving over a year later?…

REVIEW: The Killing of Two Lovers

The Killing of Two Lovers is a family melodrama shot as horror that feels like much like the work of David Lowery.

It was, in fact, written and directed by Robert Machoian, but many of the same elements.

Set in the rural midwest, the film follows David (Clayne Crawford), struggling to hold it together due to the breakdown of his marriage.…

PODCAST: The Lecter Variations [Movie RobCast]

SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for Hannibal (2001), Red Dragon (2002), Hannibal Rising (2007), and the Hannibal TV series. 

After the epic dissection of The Silence of the Lambs and Manhunter in our last episode, The Movie Robcast moves onto The Lecter Variations.…

PODCAST: The Silence of the Lambs & Manhunter [Movie RobCast]

SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains numerous spoilers about The Silence of the Lambs and Manhunter. It also references strong language featured in The Silence of the Lambs’ dialogue.

Episode 115 of The Movie Robcast conducts a full investigation into two classic movies, both of which celebrate anniversaries this year.…

RETROSPECTIVE: Johnny Mnemonic

Before there was The Matrix, there was Johnny Mnemonic.

Keanu Reeves’ first foray into the cyberpunk genre came in 1995, four years before the Wachowskis’ genre-redefining classic, but not in a way likely to make his career highlights reel.

Johnny Mnemonic slots neatly into a trend of blockbusters fascinated by the possibilities of the still-emerging internet.…

PODCAST: House retrospective [Tea-V-Time]

It’s not Lupus! This week, Lucy Buglass is joined by podcaster and Online Film Critics Society member Robert Wallis to chat all things House.

They discuss Hugh Laurie’s incredible career, medical dramas, the bingeable nature of this series, and even how it can be compared to Breaking Bad.…

PODCAST: Oscars 2021 Round-Up [Movie RobCast]

Episode 114 rounds up the 2021 Oscars.

Yep, the time rolls around so quickly, even if this one was delayed by two months. The Robs run through the scaled-down affair, the changes made from the normal Oscar ceremonies, what worked, what really didn’t work and all in-between.…