Today we welcome Paul Cotgrove from Southend Film Festival, which is the counties biggest film festival. We about this year's schedule, some of the history of past festivals and exclusive and exciting news about 2018.
Tonight Dan, Kirk and Mike discuss two films linked by the theme of swimming pools - Deep End, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, and The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry and Sydney Pollack. They featured music by Cat Stevens, Can and Marvin Hamlisch.
We review films that involve people joining and leaving cults. Looking at Holy Smoke! with Harvey Keitel and Kate Winslet , Martha Marcy May, Marlene with Elizabeth Olsen in her debut role and Faults with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Leland Orser.
What with it nearly being Valentines Day and all that we thought we'd look at ant-romance films. We kick off with the classic Oscar winning Kramer vs Kramer, then discuss the very bleak Revolutionary Road starring Leoanrdo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet finally the dark comedy of Young Adult starring the brilliant Charlize Theron.
Unfortunately Jo couldn't join us this month so without the aid of adult supervision Dan. Mike and Mark strike out on their own. Three films that had received critical acclaim were reviewd. namely Horror Western mash up Bone Tomahawk. the decidely odd Anomalisa and the 1980's frat house nostalgia flick Everybody Wants Some. One of these films was trashed like no film has everr been trashed before. Find out which one here....
Join Dan, Jo, Mike and Mark for the Take 127 Christmas special. We looked at Doug Linman's Go, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut and The Pledge dircted by Sean Penn, Not your average Christmas fare but miles better than Jingle all The Way.
Join Dan, Jo, Mike and Mark, following the recent US election, for a look at films with a political bent. First up is Tim Robbins' political satire Bob Roberts, then Wag The Dog with Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman finally the Oscar winning biopic Milk starring Sean Penn.