It's the day of the 2017 Oscar nominations and we've got a thing or two to say about it. Listen to our thoughts on who we THINK will win, who we WANT to win and who was SNUBBED. Plus, Anthony has a terrific cold and Darren is so paranoid about catching it, he's wearing a surgical mask. Check it! Also please make sure you wash your hands after this episode. You never know.
Three big films this episode. First up the Felicity Jones fantasy adventure / realist film 'A Monster Calls' based on the children's book of the same name about a boy who uses his art and imagination to avoid the sadness of his Mother's terminal illness (don't worry we manage to make it somewhat funny). We discuss the Denzel Washington / Viola Davis film 'Fences' and the Annette Bening / Elle Fanning / Greta Gerwig / Billy Crudup coming of age story '20th Century Women'. That, and we talk road rage. It's one for the ages!
We discuss ‘Bright Lights’ - the HBO documentary about the extraordinary relationship between the late Carrie Fisher and her Mother Debbie Reynolds. It's a fascinating watch and we tell you why. There are two Adam Driver films. The first, a
Martin Scorsese film ’Silence’ - starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano & Ciaran Hinds - about two 17th century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Japan in order to locate their missing mentor and spread Catholicism. We also talk indie Jim Jarmusch film ‘Paterson’ starring Driver and Golshifteh Farahani about a poetic bus driver (you’ll have to listen to get the gist!). We also digest the 2017 Golden Globe Awards and suggest new ways to send us feedback (that we probably don’t want come to think of it!)
We talk Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi 'Passengers' - we revisit the classic Carrie Fisher penned 'Postcards from the Edge' and discuss Viggo Mortensen film 'Captain Fantastic' - plus much more (than you probably ever wanted to know!)