Truth & Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
James Richardson discusses the latest movie releases with the film experts at Little White Lies. Truth & Movies has all your film needs covered, reviewing the latest releases big and small, keeping you across important industry news, and reassessing great films from days gone by with the Truth & Movies Film Club. All brought to you by the people behind Little White Lies, the world's most beautiful film magazine. email: email@example.com twitter: @LWLies www.lwlies.com www.about.7digital.com
Truth & Movies #128 - Martin Scorsese’s mobster elegy plus the man DeLoreanNov 7, 2019 00:43:36
Before it arrives on Netflix later this month, Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited mob epic The Irishman makes its way into UK cinemas this week – Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Sophie Monks Kaufman get in early on the action, assessing the de-aging job on Robert De Niro and whether the film glorifies the Mafia. Also this week, wigs and wackiness abound in the auto-themed thriller Driven, about the unmaking of famed American car designer John DeLorean, while in Film Club we revisit one of Scorsese’s lesser-seen works, 1999’s Bringing Out the Dead.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Truth & Movies #127 - Return to the Overlook Hotel plus a Ken Loach call to armsOct 31, 2019 00:51:39
With another UK election looming, what better time to welcome back the foremost custodian of social-realist cinema on these shores, Ken Loach. His new drama Sorry We Missed You arrives in cinemas this week, and Michael Leader, Anton Bitel and Hannah Woodhead are on hand to deliver their verdicts. Also this week, there’s a pair of belated horror sequels in the shape of Doctor Sleep, starring Ewan McGregor as an adult Danny Torrance, while in Film Club, Anthony Perkins returns for Psycho II.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Truth & Movies #126 - Arnie’s back (and he’s not the only one) plus Matthew McConaughey hits the beach.Oct 23, 2019 00:47:00
This week on Truth & Movies, James Cameron gets the old gang back together for director Tim “Deadpool” Miller’s Terminator sequel Dark Fate, while onetime enfant terrible Harmony Korine shows his mellow side in the sun-kissed slacker comedy The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey as fun-loving stoner poet Moondog. Michael Leader, Matt Thrift and Steph Watts team up to tackle those new releases, before submerging themselves in James Cameron’s deepwater mystery adventure The Abyss.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Truth & Movies #125 – Zom-rom-com gets a belated sequel, plus we speak to the inventor of the iPod.Oct 17, 2019 00:47:25
Did 2009's Zombieland really need a sequel ten years later? Does Olivier Assayas' new film, Non-Fiction, reveal all about the world of publishing and e-books? What does the inventor of the iPod have to say about life in Silicon Valley and the future of movies? The host with the most Michael Leader is joined in the studio by Elena Lazic and David Jenkins, with film club this week is Assayas' 90s classic, Irma Vep.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Truth & Movies #124 - Big Willie’s back plus a Chris Morris misfireOct 9, 2019 00:49:29
Déjà vu, doppelgängers and political discourse are on the T&M agenda this week, as Michael Leader, Darren Richman and Adam Woodward team up to tackle Ang Lee’s action sci-fi Gemini Man, in which Will Smith faces off against... himself, and The Day Shall Come, Chris Morris’ long-awaited return to the political satire fold. In Film Club there’s another serving of Big Willie style in the shape of Six Degrees of Separation, one of his earliest (and arguably best) big screen roles. Rounding off the show, we offer some tips for what to watch at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival, which wraps up on Sunday.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Truth & Movies #123 – Joaquin Phoenix’s sick joke plus a Judy Garland showstopperOct 2, 2019 00:58:30
DC’s clown prince is back in action this week courtesy of director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix – but is Joker a harmless supervillain origin story or something more insidious? Michael Leader, Pamela Hutchinson and Hannah Woodhead cut through the #discourse before turning their attentions to Judy, Rupert Goold’s tender portrait of Hollywood’s tragic entertainer. And in Film Club, 1954’s A Star Is Born, which features arguably Judy Garland’s finest performance.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 122 - The Goldfinch / The Last Tree / BirthSep 25, 2019 00:33:33
This week, the Truth & Movies team tackle the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's art world doorstop, The Goldfinch, as well as The Last Tree, the intriguing second feature from up-and-coming British talent, Shola Amoo. And in Film Club this week, we rake over the genteel New York weirdness of Jonathan Glazer's 2004 film, Birth. On the panel we have LWLies regular Sophie Monks Kaufman and T&M debutant Rogan Graham, while marshalling proceedings once again is host, Michael Leader.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 121 - Ad Astra / The Farewell / SolarisSep 18, 2019 00:46:22
In this week's episode we're blasting off to the outer echelons of the galaxy to join Brad Pitt on a journey to Neptune in Ad Astra, and spending some time on a Russian space station to pick apart dreams and reality in Andrei Tarkovsky's classic Solaris. Then it's back down to earth for Lulu Wang's culture clash family comedy The Farewell, with Michael Leader in the presenter's chair, and David Jenkins and Matt Thrift his guests.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 120 - For Sama / Hustlers / ShowgirlsSep 11, 2019 00:47:10
On T&M this week, Michael Leader is joined by David Jenkins and Sophie Monks Kaufman to explore the extreme poles of modern cinema. At one end we have the harrowing but vital documentary For Sama, and at the other, it's the glossy, entertaining crime flick Hustlers (starring an on-form Jennifer Lopez). And for Film Club, look at the strange, ever-changable legacy of of Paul Verhoeven's 1994 Razzie magnet, Showgirls.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Venice Film Festival Special 2Sep 6, 2019 00:20:27
It's our second Truth & Movies special live from the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Reporting from the Lido is LWLies editor David Jenkins and critic Christina Newland, and we pick apart four big titles: Todd Phillips' divisive Joker, Stephen Soderbergh's Panama Papers movie, The Laundromat, Roy Andersson's poetic About Endlessness, and Shakespearean battle epic, The King.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 119 - IT: Chapter 2 / Rojo / Midnight CowboySep 5, 2019 00:43:01
This week, Truth & Movies heads back down the storm drain to tackle Pennywise the clown once more in IT: Chapter 2. There's political and legal anxieties in Argentina for Benjamín Naishtat's festival darling Rojo, and for Film Club, we tramp the sidewalks of 1960s New York City in culture clash classic, Midnight Cowboy. Joining host Michael Leader in the studio is Anton Bitel and Kelli Weston.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Venice Film Festival Special 1Aug 30, 2019 00:18:23
Put on your sunglasses and mosquito repellant as Truth & Movies are coming to you this week live from the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Little White Lies editor David Jenkins and film writer Christina Newland pick apart Seberg, a biopic of tragic actor Jean Seberg starring Kristen Stewart, an epic comic two-hander with Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story, and a voyage into deep space with Brad Pitt in Ad Astra.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 118 - The Souvenir / Bait / Straw DogsAug 28, 2019 00:40:50
This week sees the release of not one but two British classics-in-the-making. Michael Leader is joined by Adam Woodward and T&M first-timer Ian Mantgani of Badlands Collective fame to espouse the myriad virtues of Joanna Hogg’s intimate relationship drama, The Souvenir, and Mark Jenkin’s experimental monochrome culture-clash drama Bait. Capping off this episode, we revisit Sam Peckinpah’s notorious home invasion thriller from 1971, Straw Dogs, a film that has lost none of its ability to shock.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Films Of Joanna HoggAug 26, 2019 00:42:18
To celebrate the release of Joanna Hogg’s masterful new film, The Souvenir, which graces the cover of the summer issue of Little White Lies, we’ve put together a special pod tribute to the British filmmaker. Regular Truth & Movies host Michael Leader is joined by Sophie Monks Kaufman and Hannah Woodhead for an in-depth look back at the writer/director’s three previous features, Unrelated, Archipelago and Exhibition, which are all available to rent now via Curzon Home Cinema.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 117 - Pain & Glory / Hail Satan? / All About My MotherAug 21, 2019 00:41:08
This week sees the return of one of our favourite living filmmakers: Pedro Almodóvar reunites with Spanish stars Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz for the semi-autobiographical late-career highlight Pain & Glory. Also on this episode of Truth & Movies, US documentary maker Penny Lane investigates the curious rise of the Satanic Temple in Hail Satan?. Michael Leader, Kambole Campbell and Beth Webb discuss those, plus your pick for the best ever Almodóvar film, 1999’s All About My Mother.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 116 - Transit / Once Upon a Time in Hollywood / The Wrecking CrewAug 14, 2019 00:54:10
There’s a throwback feel to this week’s Truth & Movies as Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Hannah Woodhead are transported back to 1969 care of Quentin Tarantino’s end-of-an-era elegy Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In Film Club, our critics check out a largely forgotten ’60s comedy which Tarantino tips his hat to, the Dean Martin-Sharon Tate espionage caper The Wrecking Crew. Plus there’s plaudits aplenty for German filmmaker Christian Petzold’s alluring riff on the classic World War Two-era romance, Transit.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 115 - Blinded By The Light / Opus Zero / NotoriousAug 7, 2019 00:39:23
From the Badlands to the Backstreets, this week’s episode kicks off with a look at the Gurinder Chadha’s Bruce Springsteen-inspired coming-of-ager Blinded by the Light, which comes endorsed by The Boss himself. Host Michael Leader is joined by Sophie Monks Kaufman and pod newcomer Mike McCahill, who also offers their thoughts on Opus Zero, an auteurist curio starring Willem Dafoe, and in Film Club, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1946 noir Notorious, which is dusted off for a long-overdue theatrical re-release.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 114 - Hobbs & Shaw / Animals / Do the Right ThingAug 2, 2019 00:52:10
The boys are back in town this week as Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw crashes into cinemas. Michael Leader, David Jenkins and, making her Truth & Moves debut, Steph Watts, give this testosterone-fuelled blockbuster a good going over before turning their attentions to Sophie Hyde’s portrait of a young female friendship, Animals. Then in Film Club, we check in with Spike Lee’s era-defining 1989 feature Do the Right Thing.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 113 - The Current War / Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love / OldboyJul 24, 2019 00:44:57
School’s out and the mercury is rising – so what better time to escape to the dark, cool shelter of the cinema? In the T&M host seat this week is Beth Webb, who’s joined by Kambole Campbell and Hannah Woodhead to discuss two fairly low-key new releases. The Current War sees Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon duke it out over the world’s electricity supply, although this historical drama is more stimulating than its synopsis suggests. Then it’s on to Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, in which documentarian Nick Broomfield charts the romantic life of Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen. Finally, we revisit Park Chan-wook’s cephalopod-bothering revenge classic Oldboy ahead of its re-release next week.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 112 - The Lion King / Varda by Agnès / The Beaches Of AgnesJul 17, 2019 00:38:21
Disney’s The Lion King stampedes into cinemas this week, but Hannah Woodhead and Kelli Weston aren’t feeling the love for this latest “live-action” reboot from the House of Mouse. There’s lots of praise from team T&M for another new release though – Varda by Agnès sees the late French cinema icon reflect on her remarkable career, while in Film Club we revisit the film’s companion piece from 2008, Beaches of Agnès.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 111 - The Dead Don't Die / Our Time / Dead ManJul 10, 2019 00:39:30
On this week’s Truth & Movies, Michael Leader is joined by regular guests David Jenkins and Matt Thrift, who take a collective bite out of Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die before sampling the latest from maverick Mexican auteur Carlos Reygadas, Our Time. Then in Film Club, we slip back into the Jarmusch groove for long overdue look back at the director’s spiritual monochrome western from 1995, Dead Man.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Truth And Movies: A British cinema specialJul 5, 2019 00:50:52
You may know Little White Lies from our weekly Truth & Movies podcast, but we also make a magazine, and its 80th issue is currently on shelves. Inside, we explore an alternative history of British cinema with a list of 100 mould-breaking movies, and on this special episode, host Michael Leader is joined by special guests Will Fowler, curator at BFI and co-author of new book on the underground British visual culture, The Bodies Beneath, and Rowan Woods, who works for British Council and BFI, to delve into the British cinema, past, present and future. LWLies editor, David Jenkins, is also in the mix, with each panelist bringing two of their favourite British films to the table.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 110 - Spider-Man: Far From Home / Midsommar / Witchfinder GeneralJul 3, 2019 00:40:47
Young love and break ups are the flavour of the day on this episode of Truth & Movies, as the MCU goes to the EU in Spider-Man: Far From Home and Hereditary writer/director Ari Aster heads to rural Sweden for his solstice-set freakout Midsommar. Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Adam Woodward offer their thoughts on these new releases, while in Film Club we trace the folk horror genre’s origins back to Michael Reeves 1968 masterpiece Witchfinder General.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 109 - Yesterday / In Fabric / A Hard Day's NightJun 26, 2019 00:42:52
It’s Beatles week on Truth & Movies, as Michael Leader samples Danny Boyle’s crowd-pleasing fantasy comedy, Yesterday, with a little help from his friends David Jenkins and Sophie Monks Kaufman. Later in the episode, the podders revisit the Fab Four’s breezy big screen debut from 1964, A Hard Day’s Night. Before that, we enter the bizarre realm of Peter Strickland’s In Fabric, an absurdist ghost story about a killer dress.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 108 - Toy Story 4 / Child's Play / Seed Of ChuckyJun 20, 2019 00:37:47
The toys are back in town. On the show this week, Michael Leader, Anton Bitel and Caitlin Quinlan team up to offer their thoughts on two new releases from opposite ends of the genre spectrum. First up is Toy Story 4, which sees Woody, Buzz and co reunite for one last adventure (probably), before the T&M gang turn their attentions to the reboot of the cult 1988 slasher Child’s Play. And in Film Club, the pint-sized serial killer gets another run out in 2004’s Seed of Chucky.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
# 107 - Men In Black: International / Men In Black / Diego MaradonaJun 12, 2019 00:41:36
Joining Michael Leader in the studio this week are Carl Anka and Adam Woodward, two ’90s kids and self-confessed football fanatics who accordingly are well placed to discuss director Asif Kapadia’s latest celebrity exposé, Diego Maradona. Before that we take a look at Men in Black: International, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as the slick-suited galaxy defenders, and, in Film Club, the original – and still best – Men in Black from 1997.
# 106 - X Men: Dark Phoenix / Gloria Bell / Kind Hearts And CoronetsJun 5, 2019 00:43:12
Like a mythical bird rising from the ashes, the X-Men return to our screens this week hoping to undo the damage caused by 2016’s Apocalypse – but does Dark Phoenix catch fire or simply fizzle out? Michael Leader, Simran Hans and Kambole Campbell are on hand to help you decide whether it’s worth the trip, while also offering their thoughts on Sebastián Lelio’s muted midlife crisis drama, Gloria Bell, starring Julianne Moore and John Turturro. Lastly, the classic Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets is reappraised ahead of its 70th anniversary re-release in our Film Club.
# 105 - Godzilla: King Of The Monsters / BooksmartMay 29, 2019 00:36:46
After the dizzying highs of the Cannes Film Festival, Truth & Movies comes back down to earth with a thud this week. Michael Leader, Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward are on hand to wade through the murky CG waters of Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, a colossal misfire which kicks off the summer blockbuster season with a whimper, before things take a decidedly more enjoyable turn with Olivia Wilde’s triumphant teen comedy Booksmart. There’s no Film Club this week, but we’re back to our regular scheduled programme next.
Cannes 2019 Special # 5May 22, 2019 00:17:52
Looking beyond the main competition, Michael Leader is joined by special guest Charles McDonald to offer a publicist’s perspective on the ins and outs of the world’s glitziest film festival. In a little over three decades of attending Cannes, Charles has worked with everyone from Jim Jarmusch and Lynne Ramsay to Ken Loach and here reveals how the festival – and the movies themselves – have changed down the years.
Cannes 2019 Special # 4May 22, 2019 00:19:13
Once upon a time in Cannes... Quentin Tarantino returns to the Croisette with his hotly-anticipated ninth feature, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as an ageing TV star and his stunt double sidekick respectively. We’ve got our own A-list double act in the form of Michael Leader and Adam Woodward to offer their reaction on that, plus Bong Joon-ho’s blistering social parable Parasite, both of which are serious Palme d’Or contenders.
Cannes 2019 Special # 3May 20, 2019 00:19:38
In our latest dispatch from Cannes, Michael Leader and Hannah Woodhead recap the best of the weekend’s action. Tales of forbidden female desire, crises of faith and nautical purgatory abound in Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life and Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse respectively – all major new works which have successively raised the bar at this year’s festival.
Cannes 2019 Special # 2May 16, 2019 00:13:08
With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, Michael Leader is joined by Little White Lies’ US correspondent Charles Bramesco to round up the best of the action on day two. In the main competition there’s the bizarre and bloody Bacarau from Brazilian directing pair Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, and over in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar, Jean Dujardin dons the jacket of his dreams in Quentin Dupieux’s agreeably psychotic Deerskin.
Cannes 2019 Special # 1May 15, 2019 00:10:26
Truth & Movies is on tour for the next two weeks, reporting live from the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. In this first bite-sized dispatch, Michael Leader and Adam Woodward discuss the opening film, Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die, and preview our most anticipated films across the official selection on Day 2.
# 104 - High Life / Detective Pikachu / Trouble Every DayMay 9, 2019 00:58:19
On this bumper edition of Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward venture to the outer reaches of the galaxy for Claire Denis’ awe-inspiring sci-fi opus High Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche. We also hear from the director herself, who discusses meeting the cast for the first time. Then it’s back down to earth with a thud, as Detective Pikachu puts a surprising twist on the Pokémon franchise, with Ryan Reynolds voicing the titular diminutive private eye. Returning to the world of Claire Denis, we revisit the French luminary’s esoteric art-house horror from 2001, Trouble Every Day, for Film Club, before Adrienne Groen joins us to talk about her work curating an expansive new Stanley Kubrick exhibition currently running at the London Design Museum.
# 103 - Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile / Vox Lux / The PaperboyMay 1, 2019 00:41:15
Serial murder, high school massacre and a double dose of Zac Efron – just another week in the world of Truth & Movies. On this week’s show, Michael Leader is joined by David Jenkins and Caitlin Quinlan to review Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring the once squeaky clean Disney alum as notorious killer Ted Bundy, and Vox Lux, in which Natalie Portman plays a jaded pop star. Then in Film Club, we revisit one of Efron’s early ‘serious’ roles, Lee Daniels’ strange Southern potboiler The Paperboy.
# 102 - Avengers: Endgame / Eight Grade / Captan America: The Winter SoldierApr 25, 2019 00:52:34
In today’s epic edition of Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, Kambole Campbell and Hannah Woodhead assemble for the mother of all blockbuster showdowns – but does Endgame bring a satisfying close to the Avengers saga? Also in cinemas this week is Eighth Grade from YouTube comedian-turned-filmmaker Bo Burnham, which finally arrives in the UK having earned plaudits across the pond. Then it’s back to the MCU for Film Club and the movie you voted as the best yet from Marvel Studios, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
# 101 - Dragged Across Concrete / Greta / Dirty HarryApr 18, 2019 00:41:30
This week’s episode of Truth & Movies is double hard-boiled, as Michael Leader, Sophie Monks Kaufman and Adam Woodward inspect S Craig Zahler’s button-pushing slowburn procedural, Dragged Across Concrete, and, in Film Club, Don Siegel’s classic cop thriller from 1971, Dirty Harry. Sandwiched in between is an altogether less serious film, Neil Jordan’s New York psychodrama Greta, in which Isabelle Huppert stalks an unsuspecting Chloë Grace Moretz.
# 100 - Mid90s / Wild Rose / KidsApr 10, 2019 00:41:11
This week marks our 100th episode, and we’re celebrating with a song – not from our critics, Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Beth Webb, but star-on-the-rise Jessie Buckley, who gives a scintillating lead turn as an aspiring country singer in Wild Rose. That’s bookended by Jonah Hill’s coming-of-ager Mid90s, about a hard-knocks skate crew in Los Angeles, and Larry Clark’s controversial 1995 drama Kids, for Film Club.
# 99 Pet Sematary (89) / Pet Sematary / The Sisters BrothersApr 3, 2019 00:44:46
On the latest Truth & Movies we take a side-by-side look at a pair of Stephen King adaptations: Mary Lambert’s 1989 Pet Sematary and the 2019 reincarnation from co-directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. Host Michael Leader and guest critics Anton Bitel and Elena Lazic also check out Jacques Audiard’s side-splitting sibling western The Sisters Brothers, starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly. And we hear from Laika animation studios’ Chris Butler, whose latest stop-motion gem Missing Link is also in cinemas this week.
# 98 - Dumbo / Lords Of Chaos / Mars Attacks!Mar 27, 2019 00:40:37
There’s a distinctly gothic flavour to this week’s Truth & Movies, as we check in with Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo remake before setting a course to Norway circa the early 1990s, where there’s all kinds of devilry afoot in Jonas Åkerlund’s black metal biopic Lords of Chaos. Michael Leader, Adam Woodward and – making his T&M debut – Charles Bramesco are on hand to offer their thoughts on those, and there’s a welcome return to Burton’s retro-camp alien invasion caper, Mars Attacks!, for Film Club.
# 97 - Us / Minding The Gap / The BirdsMar 21, 2019 00:40:26
Doppelgänger is the word of the week on Truth & Movies, as Michael Leader is joined by Manuela Lazic and Sophie Monks Kaufman to unpack Jordan Peele’s eerie new horror Us. They also look at Peele’s hero Hitchcock and offer a reappraisal of his 1963 invasion classic The Birds, and journey to Rockford, Illinois for Bing Liu’s moving documentary portrait of youth in revolt, Minding the Gap.
# 96 - Under The Silver Lake / Girl / The Long GoodbyeMar 13, 2019 00:45:48
There’s an LA noir flavour to this week’s Truth & Movies, as Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Hannah Woodhead unpick the myriad mysteries of David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake, starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough, before diving into Robert Altman’s ice-cool classic, The Long Goodbye, for Film Club. Sandwiched in between is Lukas Dhont’s affecting – and somewhat divisive – coming-of-age drama, Girl, about a young trans teenager who dreams of becoming a ballerina.
# 95 - Captain Marvel / Ray & Liz / SupergirlMar 6, 2019 00:37:16
In this episode of Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, Simran Hans and Beth Webb assemble to discuss Captain Marvel, the 21st film in the MCU – and the studio’s only feature-length offering to date to be fronted by a female character. That’s followed by a look at British kitchen sink drama Ray & Liz, from photographer-turned-filmmaker Richard Billingham, and lastly our female superhero-themed Film Club pick for this week, 1984’s Supergirl.
# 94 - Fighting With My Family / The Hole In The Ground / RingFeb 26, 2019 00:41:18
On this week’s show, Michael Leader, Greg Evans and Adam Woodward have the final word on the 91st Academy Awards before looking ahead to two brand new releases. Florence Pugh grapples with challenges in and out of the wrestling ring in Stephen Merchant’s crowd-pleasing Fighting with My Family, while in Irish horror The Hole in the Ground a single mother makes a disturbing discovery about her young son. There’s still more horror on offer in Film Club, as we revisit Hideo Nakata’s Ring (albeit through partially covered eyes) ahead of its 20th anniversary re-release.
# 93 - On The Basis Of Sex / Capernaum / Deep ImpactFeb 22, 2019 00:42:33
On Truth & Movies this week, Michael Leader, Elena Lazic and Hannah Woodhead preside over a pair of very different courtroom dramas. First in the dock is On the Basis of Sex, Mimi Leder’s Hollywood biopic of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer, followed by Nadine Labaki’s Cannes-winning Capernaum, about a young Lebanese boy who sues his parents for neglect. In Film Club, Leder’s 1998 disaster movie Deep Impact – at the time the highest budget given to a female director – gets a long-overdue reappraisal.
Untitled EpisodeFeb 21, 2019 00:42:33
On Truth & Movies this week, Michael Leader, Elena Lazic and Hannah Woodhead preside over a pair of very different courtroom dramas. First in the dock is On the Basis of Sex, Mimi Leder’s Hollywood biopic of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer, followed by Nadine Labaki’s Cannes-winning Capernaum, about a young Lebanese boy who sues his parents for neglect. In Film Club, Leder’s 1998 disaster movie Deep Impact – at the time the highest budget given to a female director – gets a long-overdue reappraisal.
Truth & Movies Oscars SpecialFeb 19, 2019 01:00:45
With the 91st Academy Awards almost upon us, Truth & Movies tackles the key issues surrounding this year’s ceremony, as well as giving our predictions for whose acceptance speech will be cut short this year. Joining regular host Michael Leader is The Telegraph’s chief film critic and Oscars pundit Robbie Collin, who offers expert insight into Hollywood’s awards machine – while fielding some pressing questions and conspiracy theories from our own David Jenkins.
# 92 - The Kid Who Would Be King / A Private War / The Lady EveFeb 13, 2019 00:37:42
Wizardry, war and wisecracks are on the T&M menu this week, as Michael Leader, Matt Thrift and Adam Woodward chew the fat over Joe Cornish’s youthful modern twist on the Arthurian legend, The Kid Who Would Be King, followed by Matthew Heineman’s A Private War, starring Rosamud Pike as the late war correspondent Maria Colvin. And with the BFI’s Barbara Stanwyck season in full swing, we revisit arguably the finest performance of her glittering career, in Preston Sturgess’ 1941 screwball classic The Lady Eve.
# 91 - If Beale Street Could Talk / Boy Erased / Black OrpheusFeb 7, 2019 00:44:52
How do you follow-up an Oscar-winning breakthrough like Moonlight? That’s the question on our lips this week as Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Kelli Weston weigh up Barry Jenkins’ hotly-anticipated third feature If Beale Street Could Talk, adapted from James Baldwin’s celebrated novel. This week also sees the release of Australian actor-turned-director Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, based on a true account of a young man’s experience at a gay conversion therapy centre. And in Film Club, we explore one of Jenkins’ key inspirations for Beale Street, 1959’s Black Orpheus by French master Marcel Camus.
# 90 - Can You Ever Forgive Me? / Burning / Ghostbusters (2016)Jan 31, 2019 00:42:18
Two of LWLies’ favourite films of 2018 are finally released in UK cinemas this week – and Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Beth Webb are on hand to offer their thoughts on both. First up is Marielle Heller’s true crime saga with a twist, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, starring Oscars hopefuls Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant. That’s followed by the majestic mystery romance that is Burning, South Korean director Lee Chang-dong’s spellbinding Murakami adaptation. And in Film Club, we revisit 2016’s Ghostbusters “she-boot” in light of the recent announcement of an all-new sequel to the beloved original.
# 89 - Vice / Destroyer / The Manchurian CandidateJan 23, 2019 00:40:42
Physical transformation is the name of the game on this week’s Truth & Movies, as Christian Bale dons a bald wig and rubber chin to play former US VP Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s unconventional biopic, Vice, before Nicole Kidman ditches her signature blonde locks to play a hard-boiled detective in Karyn Kusama’s noir procedural, Destroyer. Michael Leader, Sophie Monks Kaufman and Hannah Woodhead dissect all of that and look back at a classic of the Cold War era, 1962’s The Manchurian Candidate, for Film Club.
# 88 - Glass / Beautiful Boy / The Sixth SenseJan 17, 2019 00:43:49
It’s an M Night Shyamalan special on this week’s show – but don’t let that put you off. Host Michael Leader is joined by Manuela Lazic and Kambole Campbell, to discuss Glass, the director’s sequel-of-sorts to Unbreakable and Split, before revisiting his breakout feature from 1999, The Sixth Sense, in Film Club. Between that, we check in with star-on-the-rise Timothée Chalamet, who’s been earning plaudits for his portrayal of a young meth addict in Beautiful Boy, with Steve Carell playing his long-suffering dad.
# 87 - Stan & Ollie / Colette / 24 Hour Party PeopleJan 9, 2019 00:44:41
Strained relationships are the flavour of the day on this week’s Truth & Movies, as we weigh up the respective merits of Stan & Ollie, a Laurel and Hardy biopic starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, and Colette, in which Keira Knightley plays the eponymous French popular author alongside a larger-than-life Dominic West. Forming a more harmonious union are host Michael Leader and regular critics Simran Hans and David Jenkins. Then it’s back to the halcyon Hacienda days of early ’90s Manchester for our Film Club, Michael Winterbottom’s 24 Hour Party People.
# 86 - The Favourite / Welcome To Marwen / Barry LyndonJan 3, 2019 00:46:02
In the first Truth & Movies of 2019 we hitch a ride back to the heady days of Queen Anne care of Greek absurdist Yorgos Lanthimos. Michael Leader, Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward are on hand to heap praise on The Favourite’s cast, in particular the sublime Olivia Colman, before turning their attentions to Robert Zemeckis’ less successful – but no less strange – Welcome to Marwen, starring Steve Carell and Leslie Mann. Then in Film Club, it’s back to ye olde England for a welcome look back at Stanley Kubrick’s classic aristocracy satire, Barry Lyndon.
# 85 - Mary Poppins Returns / Little White Lies Top Ten Films Of 2018Dec 19, 2018 00:57:36
In this special end of year episode of Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Hannah Woodhead look back over the past 12 months of moviegoing to select their 10 favourite films of the year. Before that, there’s just one more new release to review – and it’s a big one. Mary Poppins Returns does exactly what it says on the tin, with Emily Blunt in the iconic title role, but is it the cockle-warming singalong we were hoping for?
# 84 - Roma / The House That Jack Built / The Last MovieDec 13, 2018 00:49:53
On this week’s show the podders heap praise on world cinema heavyweights Alfonso Cuarón and Lars von Trier. Joining host Michael Leader to discuss Roma and The House That Jack Built – two very different but similarly astonishing works – are David Jenkins and Matt Thrift, who also find time to reassess 1971’s The Last Movie for our Film Club. Is it Dennis Hopper’s most under-appreciated role, or simply one to forget?
# 83 - The Old Man And The Gun / Sorry To Bother You / The StingDec 6, 2018 00:40:29
To mark Robert Redford’s retirement from acting, this week’s Truth & Movies is dedicated to the veteran Hollywood icon. Alongside host Michael Leader this week are Manuela Lazic and Adam Woodward, who give their thoughts on David Lowery’s The Old Man & the Gun, starring Redford as an ageing bankrobber who’s on the run but nearing the end of the road. Next up is Boots Riley’s urgent, endlessly inventive social satire Sorry To Bother You, which may just be a little too thematically-dense for its own good. And in Film Club, the gang revisits 1973’s Best Picture winner The Sting, starring Redford and Paul Newman – two screen icons at the absolute peak of their powers.
# 82 - Creed II / The Wild Pear Tree / AliNov 28, 2018 00:40:13
It’s gloves off on Truth & Movies this week as Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Christina Newland weigh in with their thoughts on Creed II, the eighth film in the Rocky franchise and sequel to 2015’s surprise hit. That’s followed by one of our highlights from this year’s Cannes Film Fesitval, Turkish writer/director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s sweeping drama The Wild Pear Tree. And in Film Club, our critics go toe-to-toe with Michael Mann’s Muhammed Ali biopic from 2001, the succinctly named Ali.
# 81 - The Girl In The Spider's Web / Shoplifters / Tokyo StoryNov 21, 2018 00:37:21
On Truth & Movies this week Michael Leader, Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward give The Girl in the Spider’s Web a spin. Claire Foy stars as punk Scandi hacker Lisbeth Salander, but how does she compare to the Rooney Mara and Noomi Rapace versions of the girl with the dragon tattoo? Next up is Hirokazu Koreeda’s delightful family drama Shoplifters, which took top honours at the Cannes Film Festival this year. And in Film Club we celebrate another poignant slice of life from a powerhouse Japanee filmmaker, Yasujirō Ozu’s Tokyo Story.
# 80 - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald / Suspiria / 9 To 5Nov 14, 2018 00:39:09
We’re spellbound on Truth & Movies this week, as Michael Leader, Simran Hans and Kelli Weston cast their verdicts on not one but two dark arts fables. First up is the JK Rowling-penned sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald, which sees Eddie Redmayne reprise his role as ‘magizoologist’ Newt Scamander. There’s witchcraft and plenty of weird goings on too in Luca Guadagnino’s reinterpretation of Dario Argento’s seminal horror Suspiria. And in Film Club we salute working women everywhere with a look back at the classic 1980 comedy 9 to 5, which is back in cinemas this week.
# 79 - Widows / Wildlife / ShameNov 8, 2018 00:43:19
Michael Leader is back in the hot seat this week as we heap praise on not one but two Steve McQueen movies. David Jenkins and Sophie Monks Kaufman are on hand to dissect the British writer/director’s red-hot heist thriller, Widows, followed by Paul Dano’s charming ’50s set character study, Wildlife. And in Film Club, we give McQueen’s New York sex addict drama from 2011, Shame, a second spin.
# 78 - Peterloo / Mirai / NakedOct 31, 2018 00:51:33
On this week's podcast, Nick Duncalf welcomes regular contributor Beth Webbe and a debut appearance from Kambole Campbell who tackle another trio of films. First up, it's Mike Leigh's latest, the historical political drama Peterloo. And in Film Club, they look back at Leigh's nihilistic drama Naked from 1993, featuring a powerhouse but disturbing turn from David Thewlis. And finally, there's the charming anime feature Mirai from Mamoru Hosoda.
# 77 - Bohemian Rhapsody / Possum / The Evil DeadOct 26, 2018 00:55:29
Easy come, easy go. On this week’s episode, Nick Duncalf, Ella Kemp and Hannah Woodhead assess the highs and lows of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek as the late Queen frontman. Next up is Possum from write/director Matthew Holness, who joins us for a brief chat about his bleak psychological thriller. And in Film Club, continuing our recent run of scary movies, there’s a welcome look back at Sam Raimi’s low-budget classic The Evil Dead, which is back in cinemas this week in a new 4K restoration.
# 76 - Halloween / Dogman / Halloween III: Season Of The WitchOct 18, 2018 00:46:46
Guest host Nick Duncalf is in the hot seat this week as Truth & Movies gets spooky... First up is David Gordon Green’s Halloween, a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s iconic ’70s slasher, which sees Jamie Lee Curtis face her old foe one more time. There’s plenty of violence and tension too in Neapolitan crime drama Dogman from Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone. And lastly Nick, Adam Woodward and Hannah Woodhead gleefully carve up this week’s Film Club selection, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which is neither a Halloween film nor about witches.
# 75 - Mandy / First Man / The Right StuffOct 11, 2018 00:49:36
One small step for Truth & Movies, one giant leap for podcast kind... On this episode, David Jenkins, Anton Bitel and Hannah Woodhead orbit Damien Chazelle’s Moon landing saga First Man, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, and Panos Cosmatos’ heady backwoods horror Mandy, which sees Nicolas Cage journey to hell and back on a nightmarish revenge mission. And in Film Club, we ask whether 1983’s The Right Stuff is the best film about astronauts ever made.
# 74 - Venom / A Star Is Born / SpawnOct 4, 2018 00:36:21
This week’s Truth & Movies sees Tom Hardy climb back into the superhero movie saddle for Venom, quite possibly the strangest odd couple comedy of the year. Elsewhere Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga hit all the right notes in the melancholy musical drama A Star is Born. Adam Woodward, Elena Lazic and Hannah Woodhead offer their thoughts on all that before taking a dip into the murky CGI waters of 1997’s comic book folly, Spawn, for Film Club.
# 73 - The Wife / Skate Kitchen / Fatal AttractionSep 27, 2018 00:39:00
This week’s Truth & Movies sees Michael Leader, Manuela Lazic and Hannah Woodhead sing the praises of veteran leading lady Glenn Close, who’s on unbeatable form in Björn Runge’s marital drama The Wife, alongside Jonathan heady tale of female friendship and skate culture, Skate Kitchen. And for Film Club the podders reappraise Close’s Oscar-nominated performance in the 1987 “bunny boiler” classic Fatal Attraction.
# 72 - The Little Stranger / Climax / The Big LebowskiSep 20, 2018 00:39:52
Michael Leader is in the host’s chair this week as Truth & Movies gets spooky with director Lenny Abrahamson’s gothic ghost story The Little Stranger. There’s still stranger goings on in Climax, a drug-addled danse macabre from Argentine provocateur Gaspar Noé. Adam Woodward and David Jenkins are on hand to offer their thoughts, and they’re joined by special guest Sharm Murugiah, illustrator of the brilliant new gift book ‘Where’s The Dude? The Great Movie Spotting Challenge’ – inspired by this week’s Film Club pick, the Coen brothers’ 1990s cult classic The Big Lebowski.
# 71 - Lucky / The Predator / Kiss Kiss Bang BangSep 13, 2018 00:39:21
On the show this week, Michael Leader, Matt Thrift and David Jenkins scope out Shane Black’s loose sequel to ’80s action-horror classic Predator, starring Boyd Holbrook and Trevante Rhodes. Also on the docket is Harry Dean Stanton’s swansong, Lucky, in which the late acting icon gives one of the finest performances of his career. And in Film Club, the gang revisits Shane Black’s directorial debut from 2005, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, with Robert Downey Jr.
# 70 - The Miseducation Of Cameron Post / American Animals / But I'm A CheerleaderSep 5, 2018 00:39:14
On the latest Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, Rowan Woods and James Luxford take in two new releases about the pitfalls of youth. First up is Desiree Akhavan’s sparkling second feature, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, set in a conversion therapy camp in the early 1990s, followed by Bart Layton’s unconventional heist caper, American Animals. And continuing the conversion therapy theme, this week’s Film Club offering is Jamie Babbit’s cult LGBT comedy, But I’m a Cheerleader.
# 69 - Cold War / The Happytime Murders / Meet the FeeblesAug 30, 2018 00:44:42
This week, we kick things off by chatting to Pawel Pawlikowski, director of swooning black and white romance, Cold War, before discussing the film. Then we take out our critical knives for Brian Henson's already much-maligned rude puppet cop comedy, The Happytime Murders, which co-stars Melisa McCarthy alongside a rabble of felt creations. Then we cast our minds back to 1989 when Peter Jackson was whisking movies out of the air and on a shoe-string budget: X-rated puppet opus Meet the Feebles is our Film Club selection. With us this week are Sophie Monks Kaufman and Hannah Woodhead, who also preview their forthcoming trip to the Toronto International Film Festival.
# 68 Somerset House Live Special - The Children Act / BlacKkKlansman / She's Got To have ItAug 23, 2018 00:54:48
This week we’re joining by special guest Bart Layton, director of the upcoming heist caper American Animals. He previews the film ahead of its UK premiere at Film 4’s Sumer Screen at Somerset House, where this episode was recorded. Up for review are Richard Ayre’s high court drama, The Children Act, and Spike Lee’s white supremacist-skewering BlacKkKlansman. Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Hannah Woodhead also look back at Lee’s hit comedy from 1986, She’s Gotta Have It, for Film Club.
# 67 - The Equaliser 2 - The Eyes Of Orson Welles - F For FakeAug 15, 2018 00:39:44
Secrets and lies abound in this episode of Truth & Movies, as in Film Club we revisit arguably the greatest trick Orson Welles ever pulled, the 1973 essay film F for Fake. In cinemas this week, documentarian Mark Cousins pens a personal ode to his filmmaking idol in The Eyes of Orson Welles. And in The Equalizer 2, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua return to the scene of their hit 2014 vigilante thriller. Michael Leader, Darren Richman and Adam Woodward are on hand to dissect three very different films.
# 66 - The Meg / The Heiresses / HeathersAug 9, 2018 00:45:13
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cinema... this week’s show sees Jason Statham take on an epically-sized shark in sci-fi schlock-buster The Meg, while a Paraguayan aristocrat embarks on a journey of self-discovery in Marcelo Martinessi’s debut feature The Heiresses. Michael Leader, Beth Webb and Hannah Woodhead are on board to offer their thoughts on all that, plus we take a look back at the classic ’80s black comedy, Heathers.
# 65 - Ant-Man And The Wasp / The Escape / Cléo from 5 to 7Aug 3, 2018 00:45:17
In an action-packed episode of Truth & Movies, Michael Leader is joined by two debutants - Ella Kemp and Kellie Weston - to review the week's film news and reviews. Up for consideration are the twentieth Marvel movie, Ant-Man And The Wasp, which - incredibly - unites Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas and Laurence Fishburne together on screen for the first time ever. There's also The Escape, a moving character study fronted by Gemma Arterton And for Film Club, there's Agnes Varda's French classic, Cléo from 5 to 7
# 64 - Mission: Impossible – Fallout / Apostasy / MauriceJul 27, 2018 00:44:49
In an action-packed episode of Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, Elena Lazic and Adam Woodward salute an enduring and ever-durable Hollywood
icon, Tom Cruise, who’s back for his sixth run out as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Also this week, Daniel Kokotajlo’s Apostasy offers a deeply personal and at times harrowing look inside a Jehovah’s Witnesses community. And in Film Club, the Ivory-Merchant romantic classic Maurice gets a welcome appraisal ahead of a 4K theatrical re-release.
# 63 - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again / A Prayer Before Dawn / MoonstruckJul 20, 2018 00:39:37
There’s something in the air in this week’s Truth & Movies... Adam Woodward, Manuela Lazic and Hannah Woodhead confess their love for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the long-awaited sequel to 2008’s hit ABBA musical, before taking a less approving look at Thai prison drama A Prayer Before Dawn, starring British rising star Joe Cole. Finally, we sing the praises of 1987’s classic Cher-fronted rom-com, Moonstruck, in our Film Club.
# 62 - First Reformed / Incredibles 2 / Skyscraper / Light SleeperJul 14, 2018 00:50:40
It’s an action-packed Truth & Movies this week, as Michael Leader, Matt Thrift and Hannah Woodhead get to grips with the latest Dwayne Johnson blockbuster, Skyscraper, as well as Brad Bird’s long-awaited sequel to his 2004 Pixar animated feature The Incredibles. Before that, the gang sing the praises of Paul Schrader’s searing exploration of faith in America, First Reformed, starring a career-best Ethan Hawke. In Film Club, another superlative Schrader effort, 1992’s Light Sleeper, gets a long overdue reappraisal.
# 61 - Whitney / Ideal Home / The Deer HunterJul 5, 2018 00:45:40
On this week’s episode of Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, Hannah Woodhead and Rowan Woods mull over two very different new releases –
Kevin Macdonald’s docu-profile of the late American singer and sometime actor Whitney Houston, which features some big tunes and even
bigger revelations, and the eye-brow raising gay bromance comedy Ideal Home, starring Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan. And in Film Club, the team sets Michael Cimino’s much-vaunted Vietnam drama The Deer Hunter in their collective crosshairs.
# 60 - Sicario 2: Soldado / Leave No Trace / Winter's BoneJun 27, 2018 00:42:03
Benicio Del Toro joins us on the Truth & Movies sofa to discuss his role in the cartel crime saga Sicario 2: Soldado, the second part of a proposed trilogy. Michael Leader, Adam Woodward and Manuela Lazic are on hand to offer their thoughts on that film, as well as Debra Granik’s tender father-daughter survival story Leave No Trace, starring Ben Foster and impressive newcomer Thomasin McKenzie. It’s Granik’s first narrative feature since 2009’s Winter’s Bone, which gets a second pass from our expert panel in this week’s Film Club – just how good is Jennifer Lawrence’s breakout performance?
# 59 - Ocean's 8 / Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ElizabethJun 20, 2018 00:34:35
It’s the sequel to the remake of one of the all-time great ensemble capers – but what will our resident panel of film experts, Michael Leader and Beth Webb, make of so-called “she-boot” Ocean’s 8? Also reviewed on Truth & Movies this week are Boom for Real, an intimate new docu-profile of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and, for Film Club, the 1998 prestige drama Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett in the role that made her Hollywood royalty.
# 58: Hereditary / The Happy Prince / The PianoJun 15, 2018 00:44:27
There’s something spooky afoot in this week’s Truth & Movies, as Michael Leader, Hannah Woodhead and Elena Lazic brave Ari Aster’s much-hyped psychological horror movie Hereditary. Similarly shocking, but in ways not necessarily intended, is Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince, in which the English actor plays one of Ireland’s most iconic literary figures, Oscar Wilde. And for Film Club, the team revisits Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning The Piano just in time for its 25th anniversary re-release.
# 57 - Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom - McQueen - The FlyJun 7, 2018 00:39:42
A podcast 68 million years in the making... in this latest episode of Truth And Movies, guest host Michael Leader is joined by Matt Thrift and Adam Woodward to size up the latest Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom. Next up the gang swap Science Fiction for high fashion in the intimate documentary McQueen, about the life and times of maverick dressmaker Alexander McQueen. And finally this week's Film Club offers a reappraisal of David Cronenberg's 1986 body horror The Fly, starring peak-career Jeff Goldblum.
# 57 - Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom - McQueen - The FlyJun 7, 2018 00:39:42
A podcast 65 million years in the making... In this latest episode of Truth & Movies, guest host Michael Leader is joined by Matt Thrift and Adam Woodward to size up the latest Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Next up the gang swaps science fiction for high fashion in the intimate documentary McQueen, about the life and work of maverick dressmaker Alexander McQueen. And finally, this week’s Film Club offers a reappraisal of David Cronenberg’s 1986 body horror classic The Fly, starring peak-career Jeff Goldblum.
# 56 - My Friend Dahmer / Ismael's Ghosts / Killer Klowns from Outer SpaceMay 31, 2018 00:41:45
On Truth & Movies this week, Micheal Leader, David Jenkins and Elena Lazic get psychoanalytical with a look at serial killer drama My Friend Dahmer. The gang also rejoice over romantic thriller Ismael’s Ghosts from renowned French fillmmaker Arnaud Desplechin, plus there’s still more murderous antics in cult sci-fi-comedy Killer Klowns from Outer Space, which gets the Film Club treatment ahead of its 30th anniversary.
#55: Solo: A Star Wars Story / ZamaMay 23, 2018 00:33:13
We’re back from Cannes and straight into Han this week, as Michael Leader, Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward give Solo: A Star Wars Story a spin – is it a fun jaunt across a galaxy far, far away or a lacklustre spin-off? We also review Lucrecia Martel's spellbinding South American epic Zama, about a Spanish officer cast adrift in 18th century Paraguay. There's no Film Club this week, but plenty to satisfy your movie cravings.
Cannes Special # 7May 18, 2018 00:19:08
The last in a mini series of special edition Truth & Movies podcasts, coming to you live from the Cannes Film Festival. Little White Lies editors David Jenkins and Adam Woodward are now on the home stretch and taking a glance back at all the cinematic delights they’ve sampled over the last ten days.
In this edition, we’re putting forward some suggestions as to who might pick up prizes at the climactic awards ceremony, and which film might be in line for the big one: the Palme d’Or. Will it be Alice Rohrwacher’s magical realist fable on modern slavery, Happy as Lazzaro? Or maybe Spike Lee’s powder keg comedy, BlacKkKlansman? Or possibly the amazing Burning, by South Korean director Lee Chang-dong? Listen in and all will be revealed…
Cannes Special # 6May 17, 2018 00:20:55
In the 6th episode of a series of special podcast from Cannes, Michael Leader and Sophie Monks Kaufman chew over the latest news and reviews, including David Robert Mitchell's Under The Silver Lake and Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Cannes Special # 5May 15, 2018 00:18:35
It's day eight of the 71st Cannes Film Festival and there's an uneasy feeling in the air. That's because Lars von Trier is back with a new film, The House That Jack Built, a dark serial killer thriller that ranks among the Danish director's most challenging works to date. On this episode David Jenkins and Adam Woodward also review Spike Lee's riotously entertaining BlacKkKlansman and the enigmatic noir story Long Day's Journey Into Night, from Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan.
Cannes Special # 4May 14, 2018 00:18:49
On this fourth instalment of our Cannes podcast special, David Jenkins and talks to Mubi's editorial director Danny Kasman about 50 years of the Director's Fortnight, a new party streetdance horror movie by French enfant terrible, Gaspar Noé, and the latest from French cinema's cigar-chomping godhead, Jean-Luc Godard.
Cannes Special # 3May 11, 2018 00:18:09
On the second instalment of our Cannes podcast special, David Jenkins and Michael Leader round up the latest celeb sightings, news from the Croissette, offer up some reviews on the latest films they've seen. They also do their best to offer an insight into Cannes somewhat idiosyncratic system of film passes.
Cannes Special # 2May 10, 2018 00:14:17
On the second instalment of our Cannes podcast special, David Jenkins and Michael Leader round up the latest news from the Croissette, and offer their thoughts on two very different Palme d’Or hopefuls, Leto and Yomeddine.
Cannes Special # 1May 9, 2018 00:15:36
The first in a series of special edition of Truth & Movies coming to you live from the Cannes Film Festival. Little White Lies editors David Jenkins and Adam Woodward are on hand to preview the various cinematic delicacies they’ll be sampling over the next two weeks, including new films by Asghar Farhadi, Spike Lee, Alice Rohrwacher and Jean-Luc Godard. Stay tuned for regular bitesized dispatches throughout the festival.
# 54 - Tully / Mary And The Witch’s Flower / Something WildMay 2, 2018 00:42:36
On this week's show guest host Michael Leader is joined by Little White Lies editor David Jenkins and regular contributor Manuela Lazic to assess the latest theatrical releases. There's motherhood-based larks in Tully, from the tried and trusted director-screenwriter combo of Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, plus charming animated fantasy in Mary and the Witch's Flower, the first film from Japan's Studio Ponoc. And for Film Club, to commemorate the one year anniversary of Jonathan Demme's passing, we revisit his cult screwball comedy from 1986, Something Wild.
# 53 - Avengers: Infinity War / Beast / HulkApr 26, 2018 00:41:06
With Infinity War out this week, we've assembled a suitably epic ensemble: James Richardson is joined by writer and broadcaster Carl Anka and Hannah Woodhead from Little White Lies. As well as Marvel's superhero extravaganza, the team turn their attentions to Michael Pearce's impressive debut feature Beast, a rural serial killer thriller set on the storied isle of Jersey. Lastly, we revisit pre-MCU flopbuster The Incredible Hulk, from otherwise acclaimed Hollywood director Ang Lee.
# 52 - Let The Sunshine In / The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society / Beau TravailApr 19, 2018 00:42:58
This week we welcome the return of one of our favourite directors, Claire Denis, whose comedy-drama Let the Sunshine In features a career-best turn from Juliette Binoche. Also up for discussion is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – is it as clumsy and convoluted as its title suggests? James Richardson, David Jenkins and Sophie Monks Kaufman have their say, plus the gang revisits Denis' abstract odyssey from 1999, Beau Travail, for Film Club. And as we're celebrating a year since the very first Truth & Movies, some of the team pick their favourite films from the last 12 months.
# 51 - Rampage / Western / A Fistful of DollarsApr 13, 2018 00:35:39
Monkey business abounds in Truth & Movies this week, as James Richardson, Elena Lazic and Hannah Woodhead size up the skyscraper-toppling Dwayne Johnson vehicle Rampage. There's adventure of the more low-key variety in Valeska Grisebach's beautiful and poignant Western, and Sergio Leone's landmark Spaghetti western A Fistful of Dollars gets the Film Club treatment ahead of a special theatrical re-release.
# 51: Rampage / Western / A Fistful Of DollarsApr 12, 2018 00:35:39
In this week's episode, James Richardson is joined by Truth And Movies regulars, Hannah Woodhead and Elena Lazic. The films under scrutiny this week are The Rock fronted rollercoaster, Rampage and the intriguing German drama Western. And in tribute to Western, for Film Club, Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars is re-appraised, best known g Clint Eastwood's iconic turn as the man with no name and for Ennio Morricone's score.
# 50 - Ghost Stories / Thoroughbreds / A Quiet Place / Wonderstruck / Don't Look NowApr 5, 2018 00:39:09
Strange things are afoot in Truth & Movies this week, as we settle in for Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's terrifying horror triptych, Ghost Stories, starring Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse. Similarly disconcerting – but for entirely different reasons – is Todd Haynes' time-skipping melodrama Wonderstruck. Plus there are quick looks at Thoroughbreds and A Quiet Place. And there's still more mystery in Film Club, in which Nicolas Roeg's haunting exploration of grief, Don't Look Now, gets a welcome reappraisal.
# 49 - Ready Player One / Isle Of Dogs / HookMar 29, 2018 00:40:02
On the show this week, James Richardson is joined by Matt Thrift and Adam Woodward to discuss Steven Spielberg’s CG-fuelled nostalgia joy ride Ready Player One, as well as Wes Anderson’s doggy odyssey Isle of Dogs. And for Film Club, we turn the clock back to 1991 and Spielberg’s Peter Pan spin-off Hook - does it deserve its reputation as one of the director’s lesser efforts?
# 48 - A Wrinkle In Time / Unsane / Have A Nice Day / GaslightMar 22, 2018 00:43:48
Joining James Richardson this week are David Jenkins and Hannah Woodhead from Little White Lies. On the docket are Ava DuVernay’s
glossy Disney fantasy A Wrinkle in Time, Steven Soderbergh’s lo-fi iPhone psychodrama Unsane, and the brilliant animated crime drama Have
a Day Day, from Chinese filmmaker Liu Jian. As ever we’re dipping into the annals of movie history once more for our Film Club, which this
week centres on George Cukor’s seminal 1944 film noir Gaslight.
# 47 - Tomb Raider / The Square / Mary Magdalene / Annihilation / Street FighterMar 15, 2018 01:18:19
It's a bumper show this week, with T&M regulars Manuela Lazic and David Jenkins joining James Richardson to mull over the high-octane Alicia Vikander vehicle Tomb Raider, as well as Alex Garland's eco-conscious sci-fi Annihilation, not-quite Jesus biopic Mary Magdalene, and Ruben Östlund's agreeably barmy Palme d'Or winner The Square. And for Film Club, the podders give 1994's Street Fighter a spin – is it the most underrated video game movie in history?
#46 - You Were Never Really Here / Sweet Country / Mom And Dad / One Flew Over The Cuckoo's NestMar 8, 2018 00:56:30
In this, the latest episode of the movie podcast, James Richardson is joined by Hannah Woodhead and Sophie Monks Kaufman, to pick over the weeks film news and releases. And in another packed podcast, there's a look at the dark thriller, You Were Never Really Here, starring Joaquin Phoenix. There's also the widescreen Australian historic drama Sweet Country. Nic Cage returns, with Selma Blair in tow, in the quite frankly bonkers horror/thriller Mom And Dad; a film helmed by Brian Taylor, the man responsible for the equally gonzo Crank: High Voltage. And for Film Club there's a re-assessment of Milos Forman's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, starring Jack Nicholson, and famous for being one of only 3 films to have won all 5 of the major Academy Awards.
#45 - Red Sparrow / A Fantastic Woman / Game Night / King Of New YorkMar 1, 2018 00:53:39
In the latest thrilling bumper instalment of the movie podcast, Jams Richardson, along with Elena Lazic and David Jenkins, chews over the week's film releases and news. Up for discussion is the Soviet spy thriller, Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence. There's the much feted Chilean drama, A Fantastic Woman, and the Jason Bateman/Rachel Adams comedy thriller, Game Night. And for Film Club, the team reassess Abel Ferrara's gritty 1New York crime flick, King Of New York, starring Christopher Walker and Laurence Fishburne in defining and iconic roles.
# 44 - I, Tonya / Dark River / American BeautyFeb 22, 2018 00:49:53
In the latest episode of the finest film podcast, James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies' Adam Woodward and Hannah Woodhead to pick over the week's movie releases and news. Up for discussion this week is the biopic I, Tonya, the true story of the ice skating scandal surrounding Tonya Harding. There's the gritty Yorkshire thriller Dark River. And for Film Club there's a re-assessment of the once much lauded, but now little loved, American Beauty. But it.s a film which features an under appreciated performance from Allison Janney, who also shines in I, Tonya.
# 43 - Black Panther / Lady Bird / Space Is The PlaceFeb 15, 2018 00:56:32
In this episode of the finest film podcast, broadcaster and film critic Stuart Reid is joined by Little White Lies' social producer Hannah Woodhead and journalist, writer and podcaster Carl Anka, This week they look at Black Panther, the eighteenth Marvel offering, but one that's quite, quite different from its predecessors. There's also Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, the partly autobiographical coming of age tale Lady Bird. And for Film Club, to tie-in with Black Panther's Afro-futurism, there's a look at Sun Ra's 1972 freeform jazz head trip, Space Is The Place.
# 42 - The Shape Of Water / The Mercy / Loveless / Blade IIFeb 9, 2018 01:01:25
This week's podcast is a special, live from Shoreditch House, in which James Richardson is joined by David Jenkins and Matt Thrift, to discuss the week's major movie releases. There's Guillermo del Torro's The Shape Of Water, which ls being shown much love, not least from the Oscars where it leads the nominations. There's The Mercy, starring Colin Firth, a true story of one man's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race, and his outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea. Plus the bleak, but acclaimed, Russian thriller, Loveless. And in tribute to del Torro's latest release, for Film Club, the trio chew over his 2002 Wesley Snipes fronted vampire flick, Blade II.
# 41 - Phantom Thread / Journey's End / Makala / Funny FaceFeb 1, 2018 00:52:30
In the latest bumper episode of the marvellous movie podcast, James Richardson is joined by Beth Webb and David Jenkins to review the week's latest film releases. In a bumper episode, there's Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day Lewis, which is set to be his final film. There's the war drama, The Journey's End, based on the 1928 play which featured a young Laurence Olivier. There's also the documentary Makala, based around the trials and tribulation of a young farmer earning a living making and selling charcoal in Congo. And finally, for Film Club, the team look back at the 1957 Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn Stanley Donen musical, Funny Face.
# 40 - Downsizing / Last Flag Flying / Early Man / ElectionJan 25, 2018 00:50:55
James Richardson returns to helm his first podcast of 2018, and in the company of Adam Woodward and Hannah Woodhead from Little White Lies, the trio pick over four films. First up there's the Matt Damon fronted Downsizing, a quirky political sci-fi drama from Alexander Payne. There's Richard Linklater's latest, the drama Last Flag Flying, starring Steve Carrell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston. And also new out is Nick Park's latest animation Early Man. And for Film Club, up for discussion is Alexander Payne's much loved 1991 film Election, starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick.
# 39 - The Post / Coco / Absence Of MaliceJan 18, 2018 00:56:14
In the latest thrilling instalment of the marvellous movie podcast, Michael Leader once again hosts and is joined by regular guests Hannah Woodhead and Sophie Monks Kaufman. Up for review and discussion this week are the new Spielberg drama The Post, with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. There's Pixar's latest, Coco, the highest grossing film in Mexico ever. And for Film Club, to tie in with The Post, from 1981, there's Sydney Pollack's Absence Of Malice featuring Paul Newman and Sally Field. And like The Post, it's a gritty, journalism-based politcal thriller.
# 38 - Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing, Missouri / Darkest Hour / FargoJan 11, 2018 00:58:57
In the first episode of the New Year, critic and previous guest, Michael Leader welcomes David Jenkins from Little White Lies and Beth Webb, multi-platform editor for Channel 4's Random Acts. This week the trio pick over Martin McDonagh's crime drama, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, featuring remarkable performances from Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson. They also take a look at the Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour, starring an unrecognisable Gary Oldman. And for Film Club, another stellar performance from Frances McDormand in the Coen Brothers' Fargo, a darkly funny crime thriller.
# 37 - Edgar Wright joins the team for a best of 2017Dec 26, 2017 01:02:12
It's this final episode of 2017, James Richardson is joined by not only regulars David Jenkins, Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward, but also by a Hollywood hotshot: visionary director Edgar Wright of Baby Driver Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz fame. Between them, the team choose and chew over their favourite films of the past year, whilst Edgar talks at length about his own film Baby Driver, one of the most lauded and popular films of the year.
# 36 - Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle / The Greatest Showman / Molly's Game / House Of Games / Edgar Wright's Film ClubDec 21, 2017 00:54:58
In this week's episode of the premier podcast for films, James Richardson, in the company of Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward from Little White Lies, tackle a bumper episode. Up for discussion and dissection are the reboot of the Robin Williams classic Jumanji. There's the Hugh Jackman fronted PG Barnum music biopic, The Greatest Showman.. Plus there's Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut, Molly's Game, starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. The Film Club reappraises David Mamet's 1987 gambling thriller House Of Games. AND if that weren't enough, Edgar Wright (yes, that Edgar Wright) chooses a Film Club of his own for discussion: Walter Hill's The Driver, a film that very much influenced Edgar's own Baby Driver. Blimey - it's almost like Christmas!
# 35 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi / Mountains May Depart / BrickDec 14, 2017 00:58:49
In the latest thrilling instalment of the premier podcast for movies, James Richardson, in the company of David Jenkins from Little White Lies and Film 4's Michael, Leader review a trio of films. First up is the most anticipated movie of the year - the Rian Johnson helmed Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Next up is hangke Jia's epic romantic drama, the time-travelling Mountains May Depart. And to celebrate Rian Johnson's move to the big league, for Film Club the threesome re-assess his debut feature, the low-budget high school noir thriller Brick.
# 34 - The Disaster Artist / Blade Of The Immortal / Hudson HawkDec 7, 2017 00:49:03
In the latest episode of the premier movie podcast, James Richardson, in the company of Adam Woodward from Little White Lies, picks over the week's new movies and the latest film news. Under scrutiny this week is The Disaster Artist from the Franco brothers, an affectionate re-telling of the making of The Room; a cult film, but one often considered to be the worst film ever made. There's also the Japanese action film Blade Of The Immortal, which, remarkably, happens to be director Takashi Miike's 100th film. And for Film Club, the pair pore over the Bruce Willis fronted, Michael Lehmann directed mega-flop Hudson Hawk. Does its deserve the scorn and opprobrium heaped upon it? Tune in and find out.
# 33 - Wonder / Happy End / LeonNov 29, 2017 00:53:38
In this week's episode, James Richardson, in the company of Little White Lies' David Jenkins and Hannah Woodhead, casts a keen eye over the latest film releases. This week, they cover Stephen Chbosky's second literary adaption, the family drama, Wonder. They also pick apart another family drama, Happy End from Michael Haneke. And for the Film Club, Luc Besson's somewhat controversial action film Leon is reassessed.
# 32 - Battle Of The Sexes / Suburbicon / Good Night, And Good LuckNov 22, 2017 00:45:33
In the latest instalment of the most marvellous of movie podcasts, James Richardson welcomes both regular contributor Adam Woodward, but also, Hannah Woodhead who makes her debut. Up for discussion are the Emma Stone/Steve Carrell movie Battle Of The Sexes, an historic, but timely, look at the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. There's also a critique of George Clooney's 4th movie as director, Suburbicon, made in partnership with the Coen brothers. And for Film Club, there's a re-appraisal of Clooney's much acclaimed Good Night, And Good Luck, his second film as director. And much like Battle Of The Sexes, it's a fascinating watch in the current climate.
# 31 - Justice League / Good Time / Mudbound / Dog Day AfternoonNov 16, 2017 00:50:51
Joining James Richardson this week is David Jenkins from Little White Lies and Film4's Michael Leader. In a packed week of new releases, the trio pick apart the latest DC Comics blockbuster Justice League, helmed by Josh Whedon. There's also the Safdie Brothers low-budget but hi-octane thriller Good Time and Dee Rees' epic Mudbound, the story of two families coping with life - and racism - post World War 2. PLUS they also cover the new manga film Fireworks and Daddy's Home. And if that weren't enough to butter your muffin, for Film Club Sidney Lumet's 1975 classic bank heist thriller Dog Day Afternoon is scrutinised.
# 30 - Paddington 2 / The Florida Project / Mr Smith Goes To WashingtonNov 9, 2017 00:53:31
In this week's podcast, James Richardson is joined by Sophie Monks Kaufman and Adam Woodward to chew over the week's key film releases and news. In this episode they concentrate on the much anticipated, star-studded Paddington 2. Not only does director Paul King discuss the historic difficulty of creating a successful sequel, but he also chooses this week's Film Club - Frank Capra's 1939 classic, Mr Smith Goes To Washington. The team also review Sean Baker's latest film, The Florida Project.
# 29 - Murder On The Orient Express / The Killing Of A Sacred Deer / House Of The DevilNov 3, 2017 00:45:37
In this week's episode of the movie podcast, James Richardson is joined by film writer Elena Luzic and Adam Woodward from movie magazine Little White Lies. Up for discussion this week are Kenneth Brannagh's star-studded remake of the Agatha Christie classic Murder On The Orient Express. There's also Yorgos Lanthimos' psychological horror/drama The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, starring Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone and Nicole Kidman. And for the weekly Film Club, to tie-in with Halloween, the trio re-assess Ti West's cult classic The House Of The Devil.
# 28 - Thor: Ragnarock / Call Me By Your Name / Hunt For The WilderpeopleOct 26, 2017 00:56:23
Description:This week, James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies duo Adam Woodward and David Jenkins to mull over the week's new movie releases. This week, the trio look at the third instalment of Marvel Comic's Thor series, Thor: Ragnarock, Taiki Waititi's idiosyncratic take on Marvel's mythos. Then there's Luca Guadagnino's highly acclaimed (not least by Little White Lies) Call Me By Your Name. And to celebrate Waitiki's new blockbuster, for Movie Club the team re-assess his 2016 comedy drama, Hunt For The Wilderpeople. e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: @LWLies
#27 - The Death Of Stalin / I Am Not A Witch / BulworthOct 18, 2017 00:49:23
Description:In this latest episode of Truth & Movies, James Richardson is joined by regular contributor Adam Woodward, from Little White Lies, and making her debut is Beth Webb, the multi-platform editor for Channel 4's Random Acts. This week the trio cast a keen eye on Armando Iannucci's black comedy, The Death Of Stalin. There's also the somewhat surreal drama I Am Not A Witch, the debut film from Rungano Nyoni. And for Film Club, Warren Beatty's 1998 political satire Bulworth is re-watched and re-appraised. e: email@example.com t: @LWLies lwlies.com about.7digital.com
#26 - The Snowman / The Meyerowitz Stories / The Squid And The WhaleOct 12, 2017 01:09:46
Description:This week James Richardson is joined by David Jenkins and Manuela Lazic to chew over the latest film news and reviews. Up for discussion this week is Tomas Alfredson's star-studded Scandi-noir thriller The Snowman. Also assessed is Noah Baumbach's newie, The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) with an equally stellar cast. And to celebrate Baumbach's return, this week's Film Club looks back at his 2006 film, The Squid And The Whale. e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: @LWLies lwlies.com about.7digital.com
# 25 Blade Runner 2049 / The Reagan Show / A Scanner DarklyOct 6, 2017 01:03:54
Description:In this week's thrilling instalment, James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies' David Jenkins and Film 4's Michael Leader to chew over this week's film releases and news. First up is Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, a follow up to Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic. Also up for review is the documentary The Reagan Years, an archive footage based assessment of.the 40th American president. And for the Film Club, another Philip K Dick adaption (like Blade Runner) is picked over, namely Richard Linklater's visually arresting A Scanner Darkly. e: email@example.com t: @LWLies
#24 - Goodbye Christopher Robin / Daphne / Pretty in PinkSep 28, 2017 01:01:27
Description:James Richardson is joined by Elena Lazic and David Jenkins to discuss two of this week's releases - Goodbye Christopher Robin starring Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson, and Daphne starring Emily Beecham. Plus, with the recent passing of actor Harry Dean Stanton, Film Club turns to the 1986 John Hughes film Pretty in Pink in which he starred. e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: @LWLies lwlies.com about.7digital.com
#23 - Kingsman: The Golden Circle / On Body And Soul / Far From HeavenSep 22, 2017 00:57:13
Description:In the second episode of Truth & Movies this week (you lucky people), James Richardson, Adam Woodward and David Jenkins are back in the studio to pick over another trio of films. In this podcast, there’s the second instalment of the Kingsman franchise (The Golden Circle), plus off-beat Hungarian romance, On Body And Soul. And, for the Film Club, there’s Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven, his 2002 tip of the hat to 1950s Hollywood melodramas, starring Julianne Moore.
#22 - Live From The London Podcast FestivalSep 19, 2017 01:08:35
Description:In a special extra episode, recorded live at this year's London Podcast Festival, James Richardson, Adam Woodward and David Jenkins do their thing in front of a live audience. So in this podcast they review the new sports biopic Borg Vs McEnroe, as well as the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's ground-breaking Close Encounters Of The Third Kind; And in tribute to the visionary director. the trio choose and chew over a selection of their favourite Spielberg movies.
#21 - Mother! / Victoria & Abdul / Requiem For A DreamSep 14, 2017 00:51:31
Description:In this thrilling instalment of the movie podcast, James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies duo Adam Woodward and David Jenkins to discuss two of the week's biggest releases; namely Darren Aronosky's nightmarish film noir Mother! and Stephen Frears' Victoria & Abdul. And for this week's Film Club, they chew over Aronofsky's second film, the visceral and visually stunning Requiem For A Dream. e: email@example.com t: @lwlies lwlies.com about.7digital.com
#20 - IT / Wind River / Martha Marcy May MarleneSep 8, 2017 00:58:12
Description:James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies Digital Editor Adam Woodward and theatre and film director Nadia Latif to discuss this week's big releases, namely the much anticipated new Stephen King adaptation IT, and acclaimed screenwriter Taylor Sheridan's directorial debut Wind River. And in honour of Elizabeth Olsen's starring role, we look back at her film debut in Film Club the 2011 "cult" thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene. e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: @lwlies lwlies.com about.7digital.com
#19 - God's Own Country / Patti Cake$ / The King of ComedyAug 31, 2017 00:52:26
Description:A Yorkshire-based agricultural romance, some New Jersey hip-hop, and a fame-hungry psychotic comedian are on the menu this week. James Richardson is joined by Adam Woodward and Sophie-Monks Kaufman to discuss what many are calling the British film of the year (God's Own Country), a film that received a 10 minute standing ovation at Cannes (Patti Cake$), and a 1982 Scorsese classic in honour of the late great Jerry Lewis (The King of Comedy). e: email@example.com t: @LWLies lwlies.com about.7digital.com
#18 - Detroit / Logan Lucky / American Made / The LimeyAug 24, 2017 01:03:12
Description:A big week of big-name directors with Bigelow, Soderbergh, and Liman all releasing films. James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies digital editor Adam Woodward and film critic Manuela Lazic to discuss Detroit, Logan Lucky, and American Made. plus Film Club which looks back to Soderbergh's 1999 film about an English criminal who heads to LA to investigate his daughter's death - The Limey. e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: @LWLies wwww.lwlies.com www.about.7digital.com
#17 - The Hitman's Bodyguard / Quest / MiseryAug 17, 2017 00:49:16
Description:James Richardson and Little White Lies Editor David Jenkins discuss the week's releases, including the Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds buddy movie The Hitman's Bodyguard, and Quest, a Philadelphia-based documentary over a decade in the making. Plus, tying in with the release of The Dark Tower, listeners chose a Stephen King adaptation for Film Club - the 1990 Rob Reiner movie Misery. e: email@example.com t: @lwlies lwlies.com about.7digital.com
#16 - Atomic Blonde / A Ghost Story / Under The SkinAug 10, 2017 00:49:25
Description:In this week's Truth & Movies, James Richardson and colleagues look at the Charlize Theron fronted action thriller, Atomic Blonde. Plus there's the lowdown on the meditative and existential A Ghost Story as directed by David Lowery... who also joins the team for the Film Club, to talk about his love for Under The Skin.
#15 - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets / England is Mine / DuneAug 4, 2017 00:52:02
Description:This week the Truth And Movies podcast has something of a sci-fi theme to it, as Luc Besson's epic new film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comes under the spotlight, whilst the Film Club looks at David Lynch's fantastically flawed version of Dune. And closer to the home, there's also a preview of the Morrissey biopic, England Is Mine.
#14 - The Big Sick / Hounds of Love / Day of the DeadJul 27, 2017 00:54:32
Description:It's a big sick and horrific podcast this week - the latest rom-com from the Judd Apatow stable gets assessed, there's murderous Australian psycho-drama Hounds of Love, plus Zombie classic Day of the Dead is in the Film Club in memory of George Romero. e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: @lwlies lwlies.com about.7digital.com
#13 - Dunkirk / City of Ghosts / A Matter of Life And DeathJul 20, 2017 00:50:43
Description:This pod means war... James Richardson is joined by Adam and David of Little White Lies to find out if Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is worthy of the rave reviews it's getting. In film club it's the Powell & Pressburger 1946 classic also set during the Second World War - A Matter of Life And Death. And also City of Ghosts, a new documentary from Matthew Heineman about the citizen journalists reporting on contemporary warfare in Syria. e: email@example.com t: @LWLies lwlies.com about.7digital.com
#12 - War For The Planet Of The Apes / The Beguiled / Max Mon AmourJul 14, 2017 00:52:31
Description:Simian cinema this week - James Richardson, Manuela Lazic, and Adam Woodward discuss the third instalment in the latest Planet of the Apes trilogy, and revisit Oshima's 1986 film Max Mon Amour for the Little White Lies Film Club. Plus, Sofia Coppola's latest award winning film The Beguiled, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, gets assessed. e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: @lwlies lwlies.com / about.7digital.com
#11 - Spider-Man: Homecoming / Song to Song / The Tree of LifeJul 6, 2017 01:01:05
Description:Nick Duncalf, Elena Lazic, and David Jenkins discuss the latest Spider-Man iteration, along with Terrance Malick's new film Song to Song, starring Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling - and to prepare for Malick's latest release, this week we've all re-watched his Palme D'Or winning and Oscar nominated 2011 film The Tree of Life. e: email@example.com t: @lwlies lwlies.com / about.7digital.com
#10 - Baby Driver / Okja / Le SamouraiJun 29, 2017 00:49:54
Description:This week James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies' Adam Woodward and David Jenkins to chew over Edgar Wight's new movie, Baby Driver. They'll also discuss Bong Joon-hos' Netflix funded Okja. And for the Little White Film Club, this week they revisit the Jean-Pierre Melville cult classic, Le Samourai.
#9 - Transformers: The Last Knight / The Book Of Henry / The GraduateJun 22, 2017 00:46:20
Description:James Richardson is joined for this week's podcast by Adam Woodward and Michael Leader from Little White Lies to contemplate Michael Bay's latest installment in the Transformers series, and the family drama The Book of Henry. And on its 50th anniversary (and imminent re-release), The Little White Lies Film Club re-assesses The Graduate.
#8 - Gifted / Whitney: Can I Be Me / Withnail & IJun 15, 2017 00:50:19
Description:This week, James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies' David Jenkins and Simran Hans, to pick over the new drama "Gifted", starring Chris Evans. They'll also discuss Nick Broomfield's new documentary on Whitney Houston. And the focus of this week's Film Club is Bruce Robinson's uber-cult film, Withnail And I, which stars Richard E Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths and Ralph Brown.
#7 - The Mummy / My Cousin Rachel / Ghost WorldJun 9, 2017 00:42:32
Description:James Richardson is joined this week by Little White Lies' Adam Woodward and David Jenkins to dissect Tom Cruise's new blockbuster, The Mummy, a remake of the original Mummy franchise which began in 1932, and the first of the new Dark Universe series. They also pick over another re-make, this time My Cousin Rachel, adapted from a Daphne DuMaurier novel and first released on celluloid in 1952 and which starred Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton. And for the Film Club this week they choose the 2003 Scarlet Johannson, Thora Birch, Steve Buscemi cult classic, Ghost World.
#6 - Wonder Woman / My Life As A Courgette / The BeguiledJun 1, 2017 00:39:41
Description:James Richardson is joined in this episode by Little White Lies' David Jenkins and Adam Woodward to discuss the latest DC Comics blockbuster Wonder Woman, plus quirky French claymation film My Life As A Courgette. And for the Little White Lies Film Club, they dissect the cult 1971 Clint Eastwood film Beguiled, recently remade by Sofia Coppola and premiered at Cannes. e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: @LWLies f:facebook.com/littlewhitelies littlewhiteliesmagazine.com about7digital.com
#5 - Pirates of the Caribbean 5 / The Other Side of Hope / Animal KingdomMay 26, 2017 00:50:51
Adam Woodward (Little White Lies), Simran Hans (The Observer / Little White Lies), and Nick Duncalf (BBC Radio 2) discuss the fifth instalment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, along with the new film from Finland's Aki Kaurismäki The Other Side of Hope. Plus for this week's Little White Lies Film Club you've all been watching Animal Kingdom, the 2010 debut from Australian director David Michôd, ahead of the release on Netflix of his new movie War Machine starring Brad Pitt. We also hear from David at the Cannes Festival. e: email@example.com t: @lwlies f: facebook.com/littlewhiteliesmagazine lwlies.com about.7digital.com