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A weekly podcast with film critic Mark Kermode with a series of different elements including: a podcast version of MK3D - the live show he does every month at BFI Southbank which includes movie guests and questions from the audience, Head to Head with Jack Howard in which they argue about the merits or otherwise of classic and contemporary films, 2001 Films You Must See Before You Die, Hell's Video Store plus Movie Time Travel - where Mark visits a famous film location.
 
Mark Kermode's film reviews, BBC Radio Five Live. Five Live's resident film critic, never one to sit on the fence or to pull his punches, Mark Kermode, joins Simon Mayo for a weekly run-down of the latest UK cinema releases, often accompanied by a special guest from the movie world. Controversial, hard-hitting and unmissable. For more information and the podcast Terms of Use go to www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive.
 
Welcome to Brain Rot The podcast that takes a deep dive into the BEST WORST HORROR movies of the 80s & 90s. Those films that are 'so bad, they're good'. Each episode, Stevie (your VHS Veteran) welcomes a new guest into the trash heap. With guests ranging from horror know-it-alls to horror not-at-alls, these B-Movie bangers get dissected and immortalised in all their gory glory. So open THE GATE, grab some POPCORN, hold on to your GHOULIES and TROLL these films with us. See what I did there? ...
 
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Mark Kermode reviews The Artist's Wife. The wife of a renowned artist is plunged into a crisis when her husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, potentially unable to finish the pieces for his final exhibition. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday…
 
Welcome back, Rotters! This is the first episode in our four-part retrospective of the Critters franchise. Starting here with the original 1986 movie and then continuing at Patreon.com/SteviesBrainRot from Tuesday, with Critters 2 (1988) When you think of Critters, images that usually come to mind are the 'Critterball' and Roxanne Kernohan plucking…
 
Simon and Mark returned to the show this week, and brought with them a DVD of the Week intro that frankly should come with a content warning. / / If you like this, why not subscribe to our podcast for more reviews, interviews and general wittering of the highest order: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lvdrj/episodes/downloads / / Twitter: @Witte…
 
Mark Kermode reviews Without Remorse. A Navy SEAL finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy when he sets out to avenge his wife's murder. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast for more revie…
 
Mark Kermode reviews Wild Mountain Thyme. Would-be lovers in rural Ireland get caught up in a land dispute. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast for more reviews, interviews and general witte…
 
Mark Kermode reviews The Mitchells vs. The Machines. A technology-addicted family finds themselves as humanity's unlikely last hope when a robot apocalypse interrupts their road trip. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why…
 
Mark Kermode reviews Nomadland. After losing everything in the recession, Fern takes to the road, living in her van and joining a loose community of nomadic senior citizens. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subsc…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by John Hawkes, who talks about his new film End of Sentence. Plus your essential streaming reviews including big Oscar winner Nomadland, Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan as lovers in Ireland who get caught up in a family land dispute, Michael B Jordan as John Clark, a US Navy SEAL, who goes on a path to avenge his wife's murd…
 
Ay up, Rotters! She's been bad and she loved every minute of it! This week I'm joined by Joshua Tonks to talk about Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2, the sequel-but-definitely-not-a-sequel to the 1980 original. We talk about my personal connections to the first film and ask questions like: Why is the rocking horse veiny? With so many similarities to se…
 
Anna Bogutskaya reviews Homeward. A father and son travel with the body of their elder son and brother so that they can bury him in the Crimea. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Anna’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast for more r…
 
Anna Bogutskaya reviews Sisters with Transistors. A documentary charting the undervalued and forgotten female pioneers of electronic music. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Anna’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast for more revie…
 
Anna Bogutskaya reviews Stowaway. A three-person mission to Mars is compromised when the crew discover the ship is travelling with a fourth person. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Anna’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast for mo…
 
Ben Bailey Smith and Anna Bogutskaya are joined by Cate Blanchett and Christos Nikou, who talk about their new film Apples, about a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia.Plus your essential streaming reviews including Black Bear, which stars Aubrey Plaza, documentary Sisters with Transistors which tells the untold story of electronic music’…
 
Anna Bogutskaya reviews Black Bear. A creatively-blocked filmmaker heads into the woods to find solace, only to find it giving rise to her inner demons. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Anna’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast f…
 
Choo Choo, Rotters! This week I'm joined by Sean Miller from The Horror Show podcast to talk about the mental 1985 anthology-horror; Night Train to Terror. What's different about this particular anthology, however, is that the segments are made up of full length feature films that have been edited down to just 20 minutes each. And the results are v…
 
Anna Bogutskaya reviews The Reckoning. At the height of the witch trials, a grieving widow is falsely accused of witchcraft by her landlord after she rejects his advances. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscri…
 
Anna Bogutskaya reviews The Sound of Scars. Documentary following the metal band Life of Agony, how their music has helped them to deal with their troubled pasts and how they as a band have supported each other. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Anna’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / /…
 
Anna Bogutskaya reviews Promising Young Woman. Following a traumatic event in her past, Cassie seeks vengeance on predatory men and those who protect them. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Anna’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcas…
 
Anna Bogutskaya reviews I Blame Society. A filmmaker struggling to kickstart her career realises that the skillset needed to make a movie is the same one would need to commit the perfect murder. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this…
 
Edith Bowman and Anna Bogutskaya are joined by Aubrey Plaza, who talks about her new film Black Bear, in which she plays a filmmaker at a creative impasse seeking solace at a rural retreat.Plus your essential streaming reviews including the new Neil Marshall film The Reckoning, about a young widow haunted by the recent suicide of her husband, The S…
 
Howdy, Rotters! Hope you're all doing horrendously. This week I'm joined by Horror-Head and film producer Giles Edwards to talk about the much forgotten Horror-Western: Ghost Town from 1988. A Charles Band/Empire flick that may have slipped under the horror radar during the time of big-hitter franchises. We discuss Its mysterious directing credits …
 
Mark Kermode reviews Assimilate. Three friends discover that their town is being overtaken by creatures who become perfect copies of their victims. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast for mo…
 
Mark Kermode reviews Wilderness. A young couple flee the city for the countryside and get to know each other properly for the first time - for better or worse. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our po…
 
Mark Kermode reviews The Power. During the rolling blackouts of 1973, a young nurse is forced to work the night shifts in a crumbling hospital, and discovers a terrifying presence is lurking in the halls. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you…
 
Mark Kermode reviews Sound of Metal. Ruben, the drummer in a noise metal band, finds his hearing suddenly and sharply deteriorating while on tour. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast for mor…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Elizabeth Lo, who talks about her new movie Stray about stray dogs in Istanbul. Plus your essential streaming reviews including a 70s-set British supernatural thriller called The Power, Sci-fi horror Assimilate, Cornwall-set drama Wilderness, Andy Samberg in time-loop comedy/ fantasy Palm Springs and Riz Ahmed in Sound …
 
Oi Oi, Rotters! We're back with another Trashterpiece from the gift of a decade that just keeps giving, Chopping Mall (1986) I'm joined by the multi-talented Tori Allen-Martin to talk Killbots, Pepperoni and 80s boobs. Who are the Blands? Why do the Killbots have lasers? And what bone did the director (Jim Wynorski) brake when insisting on trying a…
 
Mark Kermode reviews Antebellum. A woman named Eden tries to survive and avoid the brutal punishments on a Confederate-run plantation in Civil War-era America - but not all is as it seems. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video…
 
Mark Kermode reviews Godzilla vs. Kong. Humanity is caught in the middle when two legendary monsters clash. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast for more reviews, interviews and general witte…
 
Mark Kermode reviews The Mauritanian. An American lawyer helps Mohamedou Ould Slahi in his fight for freedom, after he was imprisoned for years without charge by the US government. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why no…
 
Mark Kermode reviews Chaos Walking. Viola crash lands on a world with no women, and where the remaining men's thoughts are transmitted by 'the Noise'. With her life at risk, one young man, Todd, vows to protect her. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday.…
 
Mark Kermode reviews Minari. In the 1980s, a young Korean American family relocate to rural Arkansas and try to find their fortune. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast for more reviews, inte…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Riz Ahmed, who talks about his new movie The Sound of Metal, in which he plays a heavy-metal drummer whose life is thrown into freefall.Plus your essential streaming reviews including: Godzilla vs Kong, which pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another, Antebellum, in which a successful …
 
Wotcha, Rotters! "Just your good old fashioned monster" This week I'm joined by lifelong horror fan and all round legend, Jonathan Ross, to discuss Larry Cohens 'Q - The Winged Serpent' from 1982. We discuss Cohens knack for a strong premise and his infamous guerrilla filmmaking. We also chat about when and why we both gravitated towards horror and…
 
Mark Kermode reviews He Dreams of Giants. Following up on Lost in La Mancha, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe return to document Terry Gilliams' second, successful attempt at bringing The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to the screen. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show ever…
 
Mark Kermode reviews The Banishing. A young reverend and his family move into an old manor holding many secrets. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcast for more reviews, interviews and general …
 
Mark Kermode reviews Violation. Miriam, a troubled woman on the edge of divorce, reunites with her sister after many years. When her trust is betrayed, she sets out for revenge. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not s…
 
Mark Kermode reviews Tom & Jerry: The Movie. When Jerry takes up residence in a fancy hotel, Tom is hired to clear him out before the day of a big wedding. / / Please tell us what you think of the film -- or Mark’s review of the film. We love to include your views on the show every Friday. / / If you like this video, why not subscribe to our podcas…
 
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