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A podcast from Flickering Myth, interviewing guests from every part of the entertainment world about their favourite movie.
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On this week's FINAL EPISODE, filmmaker Dan Pringle joins the podcast to chat about his own dark thriller K-SHOP and his recent near-miss on ambitious sci-fi movie A PATRIOT. Then we discuss his favourite movie of all-time – the Coen Brothers’ Western crime drama NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. We chat about Javier Bardem’s cold psychopath, Tommy Lee Jones being the true protagonist and the reason Dan almost dismissed the movie before he’d even seen it.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
We've got red on us this week, as the journalist and podcaster Sophie Davies discusses noughties comedy classic Shaun of the Dead. The first film of the Cornetto Trilogy is a blood-soaked zombie movie with an ultra-smart script and great performances from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. We chat about Wright’s unique filmmaking style, the myriad horror references peppered through the movie and the difference between British and American comedy. How's that for a slice of fried gold?On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
This week, we're heading on a road trip through 1970s Britain and its music. British filmmaker Mark Jenkin chats about four of his short films, arriving on BFI Player, as well as the success of his terrific BAIT. He then discusses his favourite movie – Chris Petit’s unconventional road movie RADIO ON. We delve into the Germanic influences, the unconventional structure and the brilliant cameo from Sting.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
We're stepping into the smoky nightlife of 1930s Berlin on this week's podcast as Eva Riley chats to me about her brilliant new British drama Perfect 10 and then gets musical to chat about Bob Fosse’s 1970s classic Cabaret. We talk about Liza Minnelli’s Oscar-winning performance, the difficult themes inherent in any story about 1930s Germany and the surprising way Riley borrowed a scene from the movie for her own work.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
This week, violence unfolds on the streets as film critic Shona Harding discusses the chaotic bloodshed of THE PURGE: ANARCHY. James DeMonaco’s follow-up to low-budget hit THE PURGE struck a real chord with Shona as she started out in film criticism, so we delve into its class war politics, its relationship with reality and the variable quality of those sequels.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
We're delving into the work of a master this week on the podcast, as Xinyi Zhu discusses her choice of favourite movie – John Cassavetes drama A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE. There’s plenty to dig into, including Cassavetes unique style, the performances of Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk and the lessons Zhu learned about filmmaking. We also chat about Zhu's new short film KINDLING, in which two estranged friends reunite for a major life event.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
We're delving into class warfare on this week's podcast as filmmaker Fyzal Boulifa discusses his terrific British drama LYNN + LUCY and his favourite movie – director King Vidor’s melodrama STELLA DALLAS. We chat about Barbara Stanwyck’s incredible central performance, the intriguing class issues at the centre of the story and the way film critics often look down on overtly sentimental cinema.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
The podcast joins the Bong-hive this week as DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL director Albert Shin chats about his own film and then reveals his love for Bong Joon-ho’s twisty true crime tale MEMORIES OF MURDER. We discuss the movie’s huge impact on Korean cinema, director Bong’s love of abrupt genre shifts and his status as a “filmmaking savant”.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
Jim Carrey gets serious on this week's podcast as filmmaker Eliza Schroeder discusses the London affection and delicious mirror-glazed cakes of her new movie LOVE SARAH, and her favourite film ever: Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman’s memory-exploring romance ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND. We discuss the complexities of memory, Carrey’s terrific performance and the brilliant alchemy of marrying a great script with a master filmmaker.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
We're unwrapping the bandages on a 90s romp this week as Em from the Verbal Diorama podcast stops by to reveal her love for Stephen Sommers's blockbuster take on THE MUMMY. We discuss the brilliance of Rachel Weisz’s character, the demise of the swashbuckling action-adventure movie and, controversially, why she prefers this film to the INDIANA JONES franchise.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
Dog lovers will find plenty to get their teeth into on this week's episode as Raindance Film Festival founder Elliot Grove joins the podcast to talk about his favourite movie of all time – canine classic LASSIE COME HOME. We discuss Elliot’s unique experience of seeing the film for the first time, its distinctly Yorkshire feel and its legacy in the world of dog movies.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
90s kids get a nostalgic moment on the podcast this week, as film critic Hannah Wales takes a journey into the joy of the Disney Renaissance with THE LION KING. We chat about those dynamite voice performances, the value of Timon and Pumbaa and, of course, the shortcomings of that misguided CGI remake.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
It's nostalgia time this week as Joshua J. Smith discusses his new country music movie BUCKSHOT and reveals his love for Peter Bogdanovich’s 70s classic THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. We chat about the film’s stellar ensemble cast, Bogdanovich’s path from movie critic to movie director and the romantic power of the cinema while we’re all stuck in lockdown.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
Marmalade sandwiches all round as Bechdel Cast co-host Caitlin Durante joins the show with a joyous display of love for PADDINGTON 2 – possibly the greatest sequel ever made. We discuss Ben Whishaw’s incredible voice performance, the possibility of a PADDINGTON 3 and, of course, how much that ending makes us cry.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
Wrestling legend and actor Diamond Dallas Page dons a cowboy hat to talk about his love for the 90s Western TOMBSTONE, which stars Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. We chat about Page’s role in the new horror PENANCE LANE, his surprising encounter with Kilmer at a Comic-Con and some great stories of life on the road in the 1990s.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
Filmmaker Lucky McKee takes a look at the new Arrow Video release of his 2011 horror THE WOMAN and then discusses his favourite movie of all time – the sensational Billy Bob Thornton drama SLING BLADE. We chat about Thornton’s iconic performance, its portrayal of rural America and its unlikely connection to THE WOMAN.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
Rachel Lee Goldenberg discusses her work on the new VALLEY GIRL remake and then takes a ride with Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis as we chat about THELMA AND LOUISE - her favourite film of all time. We discuss those two iconic performances, the movie’s mastery of unique tone and the power of that final shot.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
We're basking in the glory of Nicolas Cage's chest hair on this week's Pick of the Flicks Podcast as VALLEY GIRL remake writer Amy Talkington discusses the original VALLEY GIRL as her favourite movie. We dissect Cage’s unusual appeal, the way the film’s musical choices paved the way for the remake and how this strange 80s teen classic got somewhat lost to time.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
You'll be too scared to shower again after this week's Pick of the Flicks Podcast, on which film critic Amy Smith stops by for a chat about Alfred Hitchcock's proto-slasher classic PSYCHO. We discuss Anthony Perkins' indelible performance as the murderous Norman Bates, as well as Hitchcock's unique showmanship and, of course, THAT shower scene.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
It's a very, very mad world on this week's podcast as film critic Ren Zelen stops by to dissect the bizarre enigma of Richard Kelly’s baffling noughties sci-fi tale DONNIE DARKO. We chat about the differing opinions about the way the story unfolds, the movie’s legacy in popular culture and, of course, the cult popularity of that terrifying bunny rabbit.On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest every week stops by to discuss their favourite movie of all time. We are proudly part of the Flickering Myth Podcast Network.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM and leave us a comment, rating or review. For more entertainment news, reviews and interviews, head over to http://www.flickeringmyth.com/
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