PODCAST: Bullet Time (2022) [Movie Robcast]

The latest episode of The Movie Robcast takes a first class ticket into action and lunacy, as Robs Daniel & Wallis review Brad Pitt’s latest, Bullet Train.

They find much to enjoy in David Leitch’s movie, the director behind John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, and Hobbs & Shaw.…

PODCAST: Death on the Nile (2022) [Movie Robcast]

Episode 141 sees the Robs taking an exotic cruise, only to be met with murder!

In other words, they both went to see Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, his long delayed follow-up to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express.…

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. …

REVIEW: Old Henry

Whether it’s the cowboys-and-Indians of the 1950s or the “revisionist” approach that has since come to define the genre, the Western is all about the persistence of legends.

Former pioneer Henry (Tim Blake Nelson) and his son Wyatt (Gavin Lewis) live alone on a remote farm.…

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?…

REVIEW: House of Gucci

Between House of Gucci and Christopher Pratt’s casting as Mario, it’s been a difficult time for Italians in cinema.

Ridley Scott’s second film this year after historical epic The Last Duel, House of Gucci is more in the vein of his 2017 effort All the Money in the World – a stylish crime drama based on a real-life event, though trading that film’s shadowy restraint for a smorgasbord of scenery chewing character work.…

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?…

REVIEW: Red Notice (Netflix)

Bromancing the Rock. Jungle Snooze. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Dull.

Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot. Should be a winning combination, but Netflix’s latest somehow manages to make the trio unfunny, uncharming, and even a bit dull.

The streaming service’s second heist-based blockbuster in recent weeks, Red Notice is written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who previously worked with the actor formerly known as The Rock on both buddy comedy Central Intelligence and actioner Skyscraper.…

PODCAST: LFF 2021 – The Tragedy of Macbeth [Movie Robcast]

This is our final London Film Festival wrap-up episode, and thank you to all those listeners who stuck with us on a review of this year’s LFF.

To end, we look at Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.…

REVIEW: The Card Counter

For a film called The Card Counter, Paul Schrader’s latest has very little interest in games of chance.

William Tell (Oscar Isaac; self-contained, slicked-back hair), the eponymous card counter, is a creature of habit; in part a holdover from his time in prison.…