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: 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: Dune [Movie Robcast]

Episode 128 of The Movie Robcast whisks you away to the faraway world of Arrakis for our review of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune.

Can Villeneuve succeed where David Lynch failed back in 1984, and land Frank Herbert’s epic novel, the Great White Whale of sci-fi literature?…

PODCAST: London Film Festival 2021 Preview [Movie RobCast]

Episode 126 of The Movie Robcast previews this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

Back in cinemas after a largely digital outing in 2020 for obvious reasons, the festival this year offers its typically vast range of movies (and TV series) from around the globe.…

PODCAST: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings [Movie RobCast]

Episode 125 of The Movie Robcast takes a one-inch punch at Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.

How does Marvel’s first Asian focussed feature hold up? How does this twenty-fifth film in the MCU pave the way for what comes next?…

PODCAST: Censor & Shadow in the Cloud [Movie RobCast]

Episode 123 of The Movie Robcast is a packed affair.

Rob D makes a Jungle Cruise related confession to kick off.

At 4.00 Rob D then gives a quick overview of this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest film festival, back in the Cineworld Leicester Square for the first time since 2019.…

PODCAST: Introduction [Another Time, MacLeod!]

“From the dawn of time we came; moving silently down through the centuries…”

Before they begin their minute-by-minute deconstruction, Robs Wallis & Daniel (AKA The Movie Robcast) take a moment to introduce the movie Highlander, why they love it, and what inspired this endeavour. …