Episode 167: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This week, Despite all obstacles from 2020, somehow or other we came just the same to bring you our Christmas Special and a review of Ron Howard’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In our news segment, we discuss the plethora of content releases recently announced by Disney. We also discuss The Christmas Chronicles 1 & 2, Krampus, Dope, The Shallows, Black Christmas, Scrooged and The Queen’s Gambit.

Music:

Intro – Stealing Christmas by Jim Carrey

Outro – Lonely Christmas Eve by Ben Folds

Other Music:

Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano

Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Waltz of the Flowers by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

March by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Russian Dance by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Episode 166: Mank

This week, The monkeys are reviewing Mank, the work of organ grinder David Fincher. We also reflect on the recent ending to this year’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! as well as The Walking Dead, One of These Days, Sun Children and, since the season ’tis upon us, a couple of Christmas films…

Music:

Intro – Scenes from Election Night by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Outro – All This Time by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Episode 165: Anne at 13,000 ft and The Columnist – LIFF 2020

This week, we’re exercising our rights to free speech by jumping straight into our Leeds International Film Festival special with a double review of Anne at 13,000 ft and The Columnist (Spoilers: 1:09:12 – 1:20:53). We also discuss The US Office, School of Rock and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. Plus, we’re bringing back the news in a fun new segment…

 

Episode 164: The Trial of the Chicago 7

This week, we are presenting our case to the jury over Aaron Sorkin’s latest film, The Trial of the Chicago 7 (spoilers: 1:02:04 – 1:27:57). The lads also discuss the 20th series of a Film Night favourite, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Plus there’s a chat over a number of Halloween watches including The Fly, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Babadook, Trick ‘r Treat, The Thing and Halloween. There’s also scathing criticism of 28 Days Later and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm by Jack and Woody respectively.

Music:

Intro – Chicago by Graham Nash

Outro – Hear My Voice by Celeste

Episode 163: Saint Maud

This week, Halloween’s been and gone before we had a chance to save your souls with our Halloween Special Review of Saint Maud (spoilers 52:05 – 1:45:50). We also review other watches such as The Bodyguard, The Witch, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and Jack’s horrifying exploration into the Welcome to the Blumhouse features.

Music:

Intro – Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett

Outro – Thriller by Michael Jackson

Episode 162: The Devil All the Time

This week, The folks at Film Night are under no delusions as they reckon they doin’ the good Lord’s work by reviewin’ The Devil All the Time. In other news, Henry challenges Jack on his enjoyment of Ready Player One and the lads have a discussion on the release delays of No Time To Die and the fate of cinema in general.

Music:

Intro – Dream by The Pied Pipers

Outro – Honeycomb by Jimmie Rodgers

Episode 161: I’m Thinking of Ending Things

This week, we are thinking of ending friendships as we review Charlie Kaufman’s new film, I’m Thinking of Ending Things (spoilers: 22:20 – 1:28:04). We also discuss the plethora of films we have been watching over the week including Gemini Man, Daphne and Sexy Beast. In addition to this, Knives Out raises its head just one last time!

Music:

Intro – Elephant Music by Croon

Outro – Lonely Room by Jesse Plemons

Episode 160: Tenet

We’re sorry.

Things don’t always go the way we plan so,

This episode is very late,

Which is why,

It’s obvious we spend too much time making clever descriptions,

Because our review of Tenet is what’s important,

We apologise if you read this backwards.

 

(Spoilers: 51:59 – 1:18:16). Also returning for further heated discussion is the much disputed Knives Out, as well as  Zodiac, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, Karate Kid and A Beautiful Mind.

Episode 156: Rosemary’s Baby

For the first time in three years, the Film Night gang are back under one roof, performing their weekly ritual with a review of Rosemary’s Baby (spoilers: 17:58 – 1:03:52). We also discuss the group’s other watches including Gummo, Bowling for Columbine, The Wrestler and Nirvanna the Band the Show.

Music:

Intro – Rosemary’s Lullaby by Krzysztof Komeda

Outro – Last Kiss by Pearl Jam