Bonus Episode 1: Oscar Prediction Special

Oscars 2013We couldn’t squeeze everything into episode 15 this week so here’s our first bonus episode: predicting the Oscars. The worthiness of Argo, Life of Pi, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables, Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild are discussed plus a quick look at the Razzie nominations for 2013.

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Episode 14: West of Memphis, The Imposter, The Sweeney

West of MemphisAfter three HBO documentaries on the West Memphis Three, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh take on the cause with their new analysis, West Of Memphis. Also reviewed: The Imposter, The Sweeney, Berberian Sound Studio, The Girl, Frankenweenie, A Thousand Words, End Of Watch, Your Sister’s Sister, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, The Broadway Melody.

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Episode 13: Lincoln, Nixon

LincolnUS Presidential special with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln backed with Oliver Stone’s Nixon. We look at how these two fared compared to the somewhat lower-reaching Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Also reviewed: The Last Emperor, The Punisher, Five Graves To Cairo, The Long Good Friday.

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Episode 12: Zero Dark Thirty, Flight

Zero Dark ThirtyZero Dark Thirty, the dramatisation of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, is our feature review this week along with another new release, Flight, Robert Zemeckis’ first live-action film since Cast Away. The AACTA awards are covered plus new Bluray releases. Also reviewed: 10 Things I Hate About You, Commando, Shane, The Life Of Emile Zola, The Expendables 2.

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Episode 11: Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, The Impossible

Django UnchainedThree new feature reviews this week: Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Oscar contender Silver Linings Playbook and Boxing Day Tsunami film The Impossible. Also reviewed: West Side Story, Brave, Paris When It Sizzles and Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story Of 007.

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Episode 10: This Is 40, Knocked Up

This Is 40Back to our normal routine of news, classic and crap corners, honourable mentions and reviews this week. New release This Is 40 gets reviewed along with a retrospective look at the film that it is a “sort-of sequel” to, Knocked Up. Also reviewed: Wings, Take This Waltz, Dredd, Magic Mike and Hope Springs.

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Episode 9: Gangster Squad, Hitchcock, Paranorman

Gangster SquadAnother big week for new releases. We catch up with them all and review the hilarious stop-animation film Paranorman, Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren as well as the biggest feature release this week, Gangster Squad. Also reviewed: Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight and A King In New York.

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