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.…

PODCAST: Promising Young Woman & Godzilla vs. Kong [Movie Robcast]

Episode 113 of The Movie Robcast sees the Robs in the same physical space for the first time since December!

In the shadow of the glorious BFI IMAX at Waterloo they run through multiple movie related topics.

First up is Emerald Fennell’s Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning Promising Young Woman, featuring a first-rate performance from Carey Mulligan, also nominated for Hollywood’s most coveted award.…

REVIEW: He Dreams of Giants

Writing about He Dreams of Giants feels a bit like Kirk Lazarus talking about his acting process.

2002’s Lost in La Mancha was a making-of in search of a finished product. Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, whose troubled production it documents, was one of the great unfinished movies – until it wasn’t.…

PODCAST: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (AKA The Snyder Cut) [Movie RobCast]

In episode 112, Robs Daniel & Wallis are joined by frequent Robcast contributor Ian Bird to talk all things Zack Snyder’s Justice League AKA The Snyder Cut.

Mr. Bird is rather positive of this 4-hour version of the little-loved 2017 film, Rob D was not a fan, and Rob W is somewhere in the middle, looking for unity.…

PODCAST: Coming 2 America & Raya and the Last Dragon [The Movie RobCast]

In episode 111, the Robs look at two films originally intended for cinema, Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon

Elsewhere, they discuss the finer points of IMDb plot synopses, Rob D talks about his COVID vaccination, and they brace themselves for what they’ll be talking about in episode 112…

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REVIEW: The Father

The Father is an immaculate depiction of a man’s descent into dementia that is all the more harrowing for its formality.

Eighty-year-old Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) owns a stately flat in Maida Vale where has lived for many years. He’s charming but irascible, increasingly prone to outbursts of vitriol; like the one that has driven his latest carer to quit.…