July 15, 2019
Sam Clements, Corrina Antrobus and Sarah Cook talk about what they've recently seen at the cinema, including Pixar's latest film Toy Story 4, Ari Aster's Midsommar, his highly anticipated follow up to Hereditary and Jim Jarmusch's star-studded zombie movie, The Dead Don't Die.
They also look to the future with The Lion King, a new surprise film slot at Picturehouse Cinemas, Sophie Hyde's Sundance Film Festival favourite Animals and an upcoming Quentin Tarantino retrospective, ahead of the release of Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood.
Recorded at Silk Factory, Soho.
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July 8, 2019
Sarah Cook talks to actor Will Poulter about his new film Midsommar. From writer/director Ari Aster (Hereditary) and co-starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor and William Jackson Harper.
June 27, 2019
Sam Clements is joined by celebrated screenwriter Richard Curtis to talk about his new musical comedy film Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle.
Aspiring singer-songwriter Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is struggling with his career. He’s just a man with big dreams and a guitar, loved and supported by his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James); and he’s far from famous. Until one day, during a mysterious global blackout, a car hits him and he comes round to find that nobody remembers The Beatles – apart from him! Feeling obliged to bring the legendary melodies of the Fab Four back to life, and with a little help from his steely American agent (Kate McKinnon), Jack rises to global stardom faster than you can say, ‘I believe in yesterday.’ But he may have taken on more than he can handle.
June 26, 2019
Sam Clements talks to Toy Story 4 producers Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera about Pixar Animation Studio's latest animated adventure.
It’s back – the jewel in Pixar’s crown and the story that changed cinema forever. The adventures of Woody, Buzz and the gang continue in another rollercoaster of a movie, which promises to pull on the heartstrings and tickle the funny bones of kids and grown-ups alike.
Woody (Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s prized but reluctant new toy, a disposable spork called Forky (Tony Hale), runs away during a family vacation, Woody and friends begin a quest to bring him back where he belongs. On their ensuing road-trip adventure alongside new faces and old friends, the charismatic pull-string cowboy learns just how big the world can be for a toy.
June 16, 2019
John-Paul Pierrot makes his podcast debut, interviewing Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia about his new film, Diego Maradona.
Having never won a major tournament, ailing football giant SSC Napoli had criminally underachieved. Their fanatical support was unequalled in both passion and size. None were more feared, but they longed for success.
On 5 July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee, and for seven years all hell broke loose. It was a perfect match: the world’s most celebrated footballer, blessed on the field but cursed off it, and the most dysfunctional city in Europe.
The charismatic Argentine quickly led the club to their first-ever title. In the sprawling chaos of Naples, where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. But there was a price: Diego could do as he pleased while performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became almost a prisoner of the city.
Made by the award-winning team behind SENNA and AMY, using over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive, this is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.
June 1, 2019
Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever join Flick to talk about their new film Booksmart, directed by Olivia Wilde.
Hedonism before high school ends is the subject of actress Olivia Wilde’s joyous directorial debut, a fresh and modern coming-of-age comedy with superb turns from Feldstein (Lady Bird) and Dever. On the eve of graduation, two bookish BFFs realise they should have worked less and played more. Throwing in the textbooks and shedding their sensible personas, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one crazy night.
May 31, 2019
Sam Clements and Corrina Antrobus from Picturehouse Cinemas are joined by Oscar-winning producer Mia Bays, founder of the Bird's Eye View Film Fest and producer of this year's Sundance Film Festival: London - to talk about the upcoming festival at Picturehouse Central.
They also discuss Olivia Wilde's Booksmart and Elton John biopic Rocketman.
More info on #SundanceLondon: https://www.picturehouses.com/sundance
May 12, 2019
Sarah Cook talks to director Damien Chazelle about First Man, which comes back to Picturehouse Cinemas on 13 May for a special screening with Empire Magazine.
Having kicked off the 2018 Venice Film Festival – following in the gargantuan footsteps of another of Chazelle’s masterpieces, La La Land – First Man is set to make waves come awards season. The film revisits the life of navy-pilot-turned-astronaut Neil Armstrong (La La Land’s Ryan Gosling), following his epic journey to becoming the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 space mission. Scripted by Spotlight writer Josh Singer, First Man spans Armstrong’s adventure from his acceptance into NASA’s astronaut programme in 1961 to his world-changing space walk eight years later – and all the sacrifices in between.
May 12, 2019
Film critic Elena Lazic talks to director Claire Denis about her new film High Life, in cinemas now.
Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. The crew--death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives--has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. A staggering and primal film about love and intimacy, suffused with anguished memories of a lost Earth, High Life is a haunting, thrilling achievement from visionary director Claire Denis.
May 2, 2019
Felicity Beckett talks to director Benedikt Erlingsson about his new film Woman At War, in cinemas now.
To her friends, Halla (Halldóra Geirharõsdóttir) leads a quiet and routine life. But her happy and upbeat exterior hides a secret double life as a committed environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain”, she secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry to protect the stunning highland landscape that is under threat.
Just as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that will change everything. She will be forced to choose between her environmental crusade and the chance of fulfilling her dream of becoming a mother. Funny, moving and utterly unique, Woman At War follows Halla as she juggles the adoption of a beautiful little girl with planning her final act of industrial sabotage.