PODCAST: Sugarland Express [Let’s Jaws For a Minute]

In this episode, Sarah and MJ are joined by Rob Wallis to talk about Spielberg’s major studio debut, The Sugarland Express.

They discuss its similarities and differences with Duel, the “aw, shucks” style performances, how the film was received by critics such as Ebert, Siskel, and Pauline Kael, and how the film was influenced by Westerns, Italian Neorealism, and the French New Wave.…

PODCAST: The Movie Robcast

Movies your passion? Then join two guys called Rob as they review movies new and classic, good and bad. One of them is old, the other young. Like the priests in The Exorcist

Both Robs Daniel and Wallis love director Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.…

PODCAST: Nightmare Alley [Movie Robcast]

In episode 139 of The Movie Robcast, Robs Daniel and Wallis take a walk down the dark and deadly Nightmare Alley.

The new movie from the brilliant Guillermo del Toro is based on William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel, previously adapted as a film noir in 1947, and features an dazzling cast including Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman, Richard Jenkins, and others. …

PODCAST: Scream (2022) [Movie Robcast]

Time for another episode of meta-movie, and in episode 138 after all these years we go back to where it all started, back to Woodsboro.

Yep, the latest instalment of Scream leans into Hollywood’s current passion for self-reflexive “requels.”

Which is fitting for a movie that made meta mainstream back in 1996.…

PODCAST: 2021 Roundup – Films of the Year [Movie Robcast]

It now may be 2022, but we’re starting the year looking back at 2021.

While perhaps not a banner year in general, 2022 was a fine year for cinema. Bond returned in triumph, Spider-Man topped off the year with box office glory, Cruella proved Disney could turn a classic cartoon character into a live-action triumph, Dune turned out to be filmable, and West Side Story was the remake we didn’t know we needed.…

PODCAST: The Matrix: Resurrections [Movie RobCast]

We see just how deep the rabbit hole goes in our latest episode, as we return to the Matrix.

Does director and co-writer Lana Wachowski’s return to the franchise that revolutionised sci-fi action cinema pay off, or is it a case for deja vu all over again?…

PODCAST: It’s a Wonderful Life [Movie Robcast]

Episode 135 of The Movie Robcast is a deep dive into Frank Capra’s classic 1946 Christmas favourite, It’s a Wonderful Life, featuring a gallery of lovely guests!

01.28 – Introduction to It’s a Wonderful Life from Robs Daniel and Wallis

17.52 –Sarah Johnson describes why she loves the film, and discusses the film being investigated by the FBI, its time spent in the public domain, and what happened to it during the years of Trump’s presidency

26.58 –Adrian Zak talks about why he thinks It’s a Wonderful Life is the greatest Christmas film of all time, it’s emergence in the UK in the early 1990s as a Christmas favourite, plus, the unfortunate politics of James Stewart

34.49 – Lucy Buglass discusses her love for the film, how it still resonates to this day, and how progressive it was for the time in dealing with mental health issues and the loneliness of Christmas time

46.09 – Next we have Mark and Elaine Gregersen from The Honeymoon Period.…

PODCAST: It’s the Supersized, Bumper Movie Robcast Christmas Spectacular!

Welcome to ep 134 of The Movie Robcast! In an episode gleaming with festive cheer Robs Daniel and Wallis are joined by a host of special guests.

It’s a big old ep, but flows like a perfectly prepared Christmas dinner. But, if you’re more into buffet snacking, take a look below to see what scrumptious delights are on offer, complete with handy time codes.…

PODCAST: Ghostbusters: Afterlife [Movie Robcast]

In ep 133 of The Movie Robcast, Robs Daniel & Wallis suit up, fire up their proton packs and try not to cross the streams as they deliver their verdict on Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Will it please audiences more than the little-loved 2016 reboot, or is this just another case of 80s nostalgia swallowing its own tail?…