PODCAST: WandaVision & Stardust [Movie RobCast]

In episode 109, Robs Daniel & Wallis review the opening two instalments of WandaVision, the first Marvel series to hit Disney+.

Happily, they find plenty to talk about. Not that our intrepid casters in pod are ever stuck for words.…

PODCAST: Episode 16 – Sparkling Murder Dolphin [Let’s Jaws for a Minute]

And now for something completely different…

Sarah Buddery and MJ Smith were kind enough to have me on their podcast, Let’s Jaws For a Minute; a minute-by-minute breakdown of Steven Spielberg’s classic blockbuster.

Topics of discussion include the Brody family dynamics, house geography, familiar outfits, what constitutes “a jaws”, and just how all of Roy Scheider’s characters are connected to one another. …

PODCAST: Wonder Woman 1984 [Movie RobCast]

In episode 108 the Robs review the much-delayed Wonder Woman 1984.

As this ep was recorded on the 23rd December 2020, there are some Christmas references and, despite plenty of Trump and America talk, no mention of January 6th’s insurrection in the Capitol Building.…

REVIEW: Shadow in the Cloud

For a year that was itself pretty out-here, 2020 was strangely devoid of cinematic oddities.

As such, I was forced to award my “Mad As Arseholes” award to a film that wasn’t technically released till New Year’s Day.

Shadow in the Cloud is a glossy, unabashed genre mashup, which repositions that old Twilight Zone standard “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” as WW2 aviation thriller, creature feature, and feminist parable.…

PODCAST: A Look Back at 2020 [Movie Robcast]

For most, 2020 was the worst year in memory.

Light in the darkness however came not from movie projectors, but the glow of TV screens as we were all forced inside for most of the year.

While many major films were shunted back to 2021, 2020 was still a quality year for the movies.…

FEATURE: My 2020 in Cinema

PSA: Unlike with this year’s roundup on the Movie Robcast, I’ve decided not to include any films that were eligible for the previous Oscars; even if they were only released in the UK in 2020.

That means no Parasite for Best Picture, or Céline Sciamma for Best Director (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), no Scarlett Johansson for Best Supporting Actress (Jojo Rabbit), or Roger Deakins for Best Cinematography (1917).

PODCAST: Mank & The Godfather Coda [The Movie RobCast]

Episode 106 of The Movie Robcast sees Robs Daniel & Wallis joined by friend of the podcast and regular contributor Adrian Zak.

The three discuss the new David Fincher film, Mank, which tells the story of Herman J. Mankiewicz, co-writer of Citizen Kane.…

REVIEW: Promising Young Woman

A revenge thriller from a former show runner on Killing Eve, Promising Young Woman is every bit as stylish and unique as that pedigree suggests.

It’s a bitter trope that young, male abusers are spared the full brunt of the just system due to their status as a “promising young man”.…

REVIEW: Mank

Perhaps no movie looms larger in the collective consciousness than Citizen Kane; perhaps no filmmaker more legendary than its multi-hyphenate creator Orson Welles, who directed, wrote, and starred in the film.

One of those credits he shares – that of screenwriter, with Herman J.…

PODCAST: Jaws [Movie RobCast]

Episodes 104-105 of The Movie Robcast take a deep dive into the wonders of Jaws, quite simply one of the finest films ever made.

To mark the movie’s 45th anniversary, Robs Daniel & Wallis are joined by Jaws-ophiles, and friends of the show, Sarah Johnson and Adrian Zak.…