PODCAST: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker [Electric Shadows]

The Electric Shadows Podcast reaches its three-quarters of a century mark! And in the 75th episode Robs Daniel and Wallis see just how strong The Force is with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The film has proven as divisive (almost) as The Last Jedi, and our two intrepid casters in pod have opinions on what it does well and where it stumbles.…

PODCAST: Doctor Sleep & Joker Redux (feat. Prince Andrew)

Episode 74 of The Electric Shadows Podcast picks up where episode 73 left off. Robs Daniel and Wallis found that Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep stayed with them, it’s themes and characters lingering in the mind.

Someone of the same opinion is regular Electric Shadows Podcast contributor Mr Ian Bird, who also happened to be in town and was up for explaining why he was so impressed with the excellent chiller.…

REVIEW: The Good Liar

Bill Condon’s latest movie is based on an all-too obvious deceit. After all, when you name a film The Good Liar, you beg the question, “Who?”.

An elderly pair –Roy (Ian McKellen) and Betty (Helen Mirren) – are getting together for a first date.…

PODCAST: Doctor Sleep [Electric Shadows]

Episode 73 journey back to The Overlook Hotel for a discussion of Doctor Sleep, the sequel to both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

Robs Daniel and Wallis also take this as an opportunity to review Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film, discussing why it still has such a hold on the imagination nearly forty years later.…

REVIEW: Terminator: Dark Fate

The Terminator franchise is one based on a contradiction.

The future is not set might be the mantra at its heart, passed down from father to mother to son and back to father, but that long, dark road always circles back round to one inevitable outcome: robo-apocalypse.

PODCAST: Terminator: Dark Fate [Electric Shadows]

Episode 72 of The Electric Shadows Podcast is another one on location. This time our intrepid explorers in pod, Robs Daniel and Wallis, are at the London O2 braving the latest Terminator film.

In the last ten years paying to see Terminator films has been something of a fool’s errand and the trailers for Dark Fate were not promising.

REVIEW: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood [LFF 2019]

With Operation Yewtree looming large over once-idyllic childhood viewing, in the minds of the British public the last few years have altered what it means to be a beloved children’s entertainer.

As such, it’s understandable that UK audiences might not be entirely comfortable with the notion of Mr.…

REVIEW: The Lighthouse [LFF 2019]

As in his 2015 directorial debut The Witch, Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse grapples with the theme of spiritual annihilation, though in a way that’s altogether wetter, wilder, and weirder.

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe star as two wickies, or lighthouse keepers, cut off on a crag of brine-blasted, inhospitable rock far from the mainland.If…

PODCAST: Top 10 of the 2019 London Film Festival [Electric Shadows]

Episode 71 of The Electric Shadows Podcast is an epic review of our top 10 of the 2019 London Film Festival.

Over the course of two hours, Robs Daniel & Wallis run through their respective Top 10s of the festival. There is some crossover, but some shocks are in store as films make one Rob’s list but not the other.…

PODCAST: The Dry Cleaner [DryCleanerCast]

A slight break from the usual as I interview writer-director-friend Chris Carr on his podcast, The Dry Cleaner Cast, to discuss his new spy film, The Dry Cleaner.

 

“A raid in Paris has yielded a link between the terrorist organisation Munathma and a revolutionary group called the FKA.