The Film ‘89 Podcast podcast

The Film ‘89 Podcast

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The regular movie and television discussion podcast from the writers at Film89.co.uk. Each episode we’ll discuss in-depth a different topic relating to film and television. We give in-depth reviews of the latest films as well as detailed retrospectives of older, classic films as well as audio commentaries. We also regularly give the rundown of our favourite films/shows in different categories and answer your listener questions.

73 Episódios

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    Episode 73: Episode 73 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

    2:40:47

    Episode 73 of The Film ‘89 Podcast is one of the bigs ones, another film struck off our bucket list of films to cover on Film ‘89 and currently one of the three most requested films by you, our listeners. Those three films are Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy and on this Cave Troll sized episode, Richard and Skye are joined by returning guest hosts, filmmakers Bill Scurry and Adam Rackoff, to embark upon an epic journey into Middle Earth as they give their in-depth analysis of the first part of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary fantasy book, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. For the film’s 20th anniversary, this fellowship of four will discuss the making of the film, it’s incredible ensemble cast and the assembly of a creative crew like no other ever seen in the history of filmmaking. The Fellowship of the Ring, along with it’s two sequels, would go on to become the most critically acclaimed film trilogy of all time and a huge commercial success. Join us for the first part of this epic, three part journey exploring one of the true masterpieces of modern filmmaking and the pinnacle of the fantasy genre.
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    Episode 72: Episode 72 - Dune (2021).

    1:23:44

    On Episode 72 of The Film ‘89 Podcast, Skye is joined by filmmaker, podcaster and writer on the subject of film and one of Film ‘89’s most revered recurring guest hosts, the venerable Mr Bill Scurry, to discuss one of Bill’s favourite films and it’s newly released remake. They’ll be giving their in-depth and spoiler filled analysis of director Denis Villeneuve’s latest epic cinematic undertaking, his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s legendary science fiction tale, Dune, or to be more precise, the first part of Villeneuve’s adaptation. They’ll also be discussing David Lynch’s cult classic 1984 film adaptation of Dune in an episode that sci-fi fans won’t want to miss. 
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    Episode 71: Episode 71 - Halloween Kills (2021).

    1:17:53

    Episode 71 of The Film ‘89 Podcast is our 2021 Halloween Special. Joining Steve and Skye and hailing all the way from Southern California is film writer, podcaster and quite fittingly for this episode, horror aficionado, Alexandria Daniels. This trio of horror film fans will be giving you their in-depth and spoiler-filled analysis of the second film in director David Gordon Green’s Halloween revival trilogy that began in 2018 with Halloween and continues now with the recently released Halloween Kills. As well as a review of the new film, they’ll be discussing John Carpenter’s classic 1978 original and it’s many sequels. They’ll also be answering some of your horror themed listener questions in this jam-packed spooktacular episode of The Film ‘89 Podcast. 
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    Episode 70: Episode 70 - Citizen Kane (1941).

    1:49:56

    On Episode 70 of The Film ‘89 Podcast, Steve and Skye are joined by returning co-hosts Steven Saunders, host and producer of The Film Connection podcast, and podcasting veteran, Dave Eaves. The assembled team are tackling one of the most important films ever made and one hailed by many critics as the greatest ever made, Orson Welles’ astonishing directorial debut, Citizen Kane, which this year celebrates its 80th anniversary. The guys discuss the film’s enigmatic director/star who at just 24 years old, managed to alter the landscape of cinema forever. Citizen Kane is a film ripe for endless analysis and that’s exactly what you’ll get in this study of a film that’s as important a film as any that will ever be discussed on Film ‘89.
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    Episode 69 - “Thank God For The Rain” - 45 Years of Taxi Driver (1976).

    1:20:06

    Episode 69 of The Film ‘89 Podcast is one that we’ve been eagerly waiting to bring you since the podcast began. 45 years ago, director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader brought to the big screen a film that would epitomise that particular decade’s penchant for gritty and often unflinchingly bleak looks at society’s grimy underbelly. The film in question is Taxi Driver, and Robert De Niro’s remarkable performance as Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle is a chilling character study, a statement on the fallout of that most controversial of conflicts and also a study of one man’s failing mental health amidst a city where crime and vice are ubiquitous. Taxi Driver is unquestionably bleak but also remarkably beautiful due in no small part to some stunning cinematography by Michael Chapman and a frankly phenomenal final score from legendary composer Bernard Herrmann that helps elevate this already masterful film to one of mythic status. Taxi Driver isn’t an easy watch and tackles some disturbing and difficult themes but it’s also a film that remains ominously optimistic and is endlessly rewarding. Join Steve, Skye and returning guest host Leighton Winstone as they give their in-depth analysis of one of the crowning achievements of ‘70s cinema and an all-time classic from arguably the world’s greatest living filmmaker.
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    Episode 68 - Loki (2021) / Black Widow (2021).

    2:07:19

    Episode 68 of The Film ‘89 Podcast is a double sized rundown of not one, but two of Marvel’s latest properties as Neil, Skye & Richie give their in-depth and spoiler-filled reviews of Season 1 of Loki on Disney+ and Marvel Studios’ latest and much delayed theatrical release, Black Widow.
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    Episode 67 - Army of the Dead (2021).

    1:44:49

    On Episode 67 of The Film ‘89 Podcast, Neil and Skye are joined by one of their favourite co-hosts from episodes past, filmmaker, film commentator and co-host of the brilliant I Don’t Get It Podcast, the venerable Mr Bill Scurry who makes his long overdue return to Film ‘89.As they’re still without the cinema as a means of film nourishment, the guys are aiming their sights at Netflix’s latest big offering, Zack Snyder’s zombie action film, Army of the Dead, starring Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, who, following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, leads a group of mercenaries on a heist to recover £200 million from a hotel casino vault before the US government level the walled off city with a tactical nuke. The guys give their spoiler-filled, in-depth analysis of the second of two big Zack Snyder films in 2021. Is Army of the Dead a worthy addition to the already vast horde of zombie films, television shows and video games we’ve been besieged by these last two decades or so, or is it a shuffling corpse that brings nothing new to the zombie sub-genre? As well as Army of the Dead, the guys discuss Snyder’s directorial career, the new type of delivery method of films that’s currently filling in for cinema’s absence and lots more besides.
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    Episode 66 - The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (2021).

    1:30:00

    On Episode 66 of The Film ’89 Podcast, Neil, Richie & Skye discuss Marvel Studios’ second series for Disney+, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Daniel Bruhl, Emily VanCamp and a host of familiar and new faces as Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes deal with life in a world without Captain America. As well as discussing all aspects of this new show, the guys go further back into the MCU to give some long-overdue attention to a film that’s a key influence on this latest Marvel show and a firm favourite amongst the Film ’89 Team, 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
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    Episode 65 - Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021).

    1:56:53

    On Episode 65 of The Film ’89 Podcast, Neil, Richie and Skye discuss a film that’s been miraculously resurrected from the realms of mediocrity and given a new lease of life. That film is of course 2017’s Justice League which, through a combination of ancient alien technology, dark magic and unprecedented fan pressure, has been brought back to life, rejuvenated in a new form, Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The guys give their usual in-depth take on not just the new cut of the film but also the controversy surrounding the the original theatrical version and the remarkable set of circumstances that led to Zack Snyder being given the opportunity to assemble the film as he originally intended.
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    Episode 64 - WandaVision (2021).

    2:15:28

    On Episode 64 of The Film ’89 Podcast, Richie, Skye & Neil head to Westview, New Jersey to investigate the strange goings on in Marvel Studio’s first series for Disney+, WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their roles of Wanda Maximoff and Vision. The guys go in-depth in their analysis of this hugely successful foray into serialised television for Marvel Studios as the long-running franchise is taken into new territory, paving the way for the much anticipated slate of Marvel shows set to follow in its wake.

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