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14 January 2015
In the first show of the new run, Claudia and Danny review Whiplash
(2014/I), Testament of Youth
(2014) and American Sniper
20 January 2015
There are reviews of Ex Machina
(2015), A Most Violent Year
(2014), animated film Big Hero 6
(2014), and remake The Gambler
27 January 2015
Claudia and Danny review Kingsman: The Secret Service
(2014/I), Inherent Vice
(2014), and Australian prison drama Son of a Gun
4 February 2015
There are reviews of Selma
(2014), Shaun the Sheep Movie
(2015), 3D fantasy Jupiter Ascending
(2015), and Still Life
12 February 2015
There is a report from the Berlin premier of Fifty Shades of Grey
(2015), and reviews of Cake
(2014/II), and Love Is Strange
(2014). Danny Leigh also interviews Julianne Moore
18 February 2015
There are reviews of Michael Mann's Blackhat
(2015) and lesbian S&M drama The Duke of Burgundy
(2014). There is also a look at this weeks upcoming Oscars.
25 February 2015
In the last of the current run there are reviews of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(2015), Still Alice
(2015/II), and the sexually charged horror It Follows
4 November 2015
Claudia and Danny return with reviews of Brooklyn
(2015), Kill Your Friends
(2015) and He Named Me Malala
(2015), plus Danny interviews Aaron Sorkin
11 November 2015
There are reviews of Steve Jobs
(2015), The Lady in the Van
(2015), transgender comedy Tangerine
(2015) and Irish horror The Hallow
(2015) (under it's release title The Hallow).
18 November 2015
There are reviews of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
(2015), Gaspar Noé
(2015/II), and The Dressmaker
(2015/I), plus Danny interviews Steven Spielberg
25 November 2015
There are reviews of Bridge of Spies
(2015), Black Mass
(2015) and The Good Dinosaur
(2015). Plus Danny interviews Carol director Todd Haynes
2 December 2015
There are reviews of Victor Frankenstein
(2015), The Night Before
(2015/II), and Sunset Song
(2015). Plus an interview with director Ron Howard
looking at his new film In the Heart of the Sea
9 December 2015
There are reviews of Grandma
(2015), By the Sea
(2015), and Hector
(2015), Plus a look back at the genesis and making of the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
16 December 2015
There are reviews of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
(2015/I), The Revenant
(2015), The Danish Girl
(2015) and Room
20 January 2016
In the first of a new run there are reviews of The Big Short
(2015), Our Brand Is Crisis
(2015), The Assassin
(2015) and Dark Places
27 January 2016
There are reviews of Spotlight
(2015/I), The 33
(2015), plus Danny interviews Michael Caine
about his career and new film Youth
(2015/I) which is also reviewed.
3 February 2016
There are reviews of Trumbo
(2015), remake of TV sitcom Dad's Army
(2016), A Bigger Splash
(2015) and Goosebumps
10 February 2016
In this week's edition there are reviews of Zoolander 2
(2016), super hero flick Deadpool
(2015), and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
17 February 2016
Guest host Antonia and gang review Triple 9
(2016), The Finest Hours
(2016), horror western Bone Tomahawk
(2015), and Freeheld
24 February 2016
In this Oscars special there are reviews of The Brothers Grimsby
(2016), and Secret in Their Eyes
(2015). Plus there is a look ahead at the upcoming Oscars.
1 March 2016
In the last edition before the break there are reviews of Hail, Caesar (2016), Truth
(2015), animated Anomalisa
(2015), and Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy
2 November 2016Zoë Ball
, Danny Leigh
and Ellen E. Jones
take a critical look at Nocturnal Animals
(2016), The Accountant
(2016) and The Light Between Oceans
(2016). Director Damien Chazelle
talks about his new musical La La Land
9 November 2016
16 November 2016Mariella Frostrup
, Danny Leigh
and Tim Robey
review Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
(2016), Paul Schrader
's Dog Eat Dog
(2016/I) and Philip Roth
(2016). Also, director John Singleton
discusses the importance of Sidney Poitier
and In the Heat of the Night
23 November 2016
30 November 2016
18 January 2017Zoë Ball
, Danny Leigh
and Chris Hewitt
discuss biopic Jackie
(2016/V), adoption drama Lion
(2016) and M. Night Shyamalan
's psychological thriller Split
(2016/IX). Director Alice Lowe
talks about the movies that influenced her directorial debut Prevenge
25 January 2017Charlie Brooker
, Danny Leigh
and Ellen E. Jones
review Danny Boyle
's long-awaited sequel T2 Trainspotting
(2017), animated musical Sing
(2016), biographical drama Christine
(2016/I) and Holocaust courtroom drama Denial
1 February 2017Lauren Laverne
is joined by Danny Leigh
and Peter Bradshaw
to review crime adventure Gold
(2016/I), period love story Loving
(2016), British slasher comedy Prevenge
(2016) and German-Austrian comedy-drama Toni Erdmann
(2016). Plus a tribute to acting legend John Hurt
8 February 2017Clara Amfo
and critics Danny Leigh
and Chris Hewitt
review The LEGO Batman Movie
(2017), Mike Mills
's 20th Century Women
(2016), and Ang Lee
's war drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
15 February 2017Nihal Arthanyake
, Danny Leigh
and Rhianna Dhillon
discuss a trio of Oscar-nominated dramas - Moonlight
(2016/I), Hidden Figures
(2016) and Fences
(2016), based on August Wilson
's Pulitzer Prize-winning play - and McDonald's origin story The Founder
23 December 2001
6 December 1978
28 December 2006Jonathan Ross
, Michael Sheen
and Alice Eve
discuss the films of 2006.
28 October 2008
15 August 1972
11 September 1972
25 September 1972
28 November 1972
16 January 1973
29 May 1973
5 June 1973
Barry Norman looks at the new films, including Billy Wilder 's Avanti!
(1972) starring Jack Lemmon, and Steelyard Blues
(1973) starring Jane Fonda.
7 August 1973
18 September 1973
13 November 1973
11 December 1973
8 January 1974
19 February 1974
19 March 1974
26 March 1974
16 April 1974
9 July 1974
6 August 1974
6 September 1974
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17 September 1974
Barry Norman reviews The Internecine Project
(1974) starring James Coburn, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
(1974) starring Clint Eastwood, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder 's prize-winning Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
(1974), and talks to Lillian Gish about D. W. Griffith , whose films will be shown in the late-night season at a new London cinema, The Gate.
12 November 1974
17 December 1974
2 January 1976
The films "Lucky Lady" and "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother" are featured with interviews with the films stars.
9 May 1976
Gideon Bachman talks to Liza Minnelli for a behind the scenes look at the filming of "A Matter of Time" in Rome; movie posters; adult films.
9 January 1977
Barry Norman presents a New Year round-up of reviews, previews and interviews from the movie worlds. Raid on Entebbe: Charles Bronson and Peter Finch star in one of three current film versions of last year's Israeli rescue of hijacked hostages. The Pink Panther Strikes Again
(1976): Peter Sellers for the last time plays the world's most bumbling detective, Chief Insp Clouseau. Airport '77
(1977): James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland, Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant and Christopher Lee are interviewed in Hollywood during the making of the year's first disaster movie.
6 November 1977
18 December 1977
Barry Norman presents a round-up of films and film books for Christmas. The Gauntlet - Clint Eastwood, star and director, talks in New York about his latest film in which he plays a loner cop who is framed by a corrupt superior. Star Wars - Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness star in director George Lucas 's space fantasy which has already become the world's biggest box-office attraction. Rollercoaster - George Segal plays a safety inspector turned detective, Henry Fonda his boss and Richard Wid mark a special agent in the latest disaster sensurround movie set in an American amusement park. The Deep - Jacqueline Bissett, Robert Shaw and Nick Nolte star in a film version of Peter (Jaws) Benchley's book about a search for treasure in the waters off Bermuda. The Entertainers - Hirschfeld's book of drawings features such stars as Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, Mae West and Elvis Presley.
29 October 1978
Barry Norman presents a round-up of news, reviews and interviews from the movie world. Death on the Nile
(1978): Peter Ustinov is the new Hercule Poirot with Bette Davis, David Niven, Mia Farrow and Maggie Smith as co-stars in a film version of Agatha Christie 's famous thriller. The Greek Tycoon: Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Quinn star in a thinly-disguised film biography of Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis. The Thirty-nine Steps: actor Robert Powell , producer Greg Smith and director Don Sharp explain why they are re-making an already successful 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock.
27 May 1979
Barry Norman with his final programme in the present series. Moonraker - Roger Moore in Rio de Janeiro for the forthcoming James Bond movie, talks about his career as 007. Plus interviews with his co-star Lots Chiles, director Lewis Gilbert and producer Albert R. ('Cubby') Broccoli. Days of Heaven - Richard Gere plays a migrant worker in Texas who harvests wheat for an aristocratic farmer. Director Terrence Malick 's new film recently won an Oscar for Best Cinematography. Big Wednesday - Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt and Gary Busey play three Malibu surfers in director John Milius ' latest film, set in the 1960s.
10 September 1979
Barry Norman returns with a weekly round-up of news, reviews and interviews from the movie world. Alien
(1979): a galactic horror story including some of the most spectacular special effects ever filmed. The Main Event: Barbra Streisand co-stars with Ryan O'Neal in this film about the world of boxing, billed as 'a glove story'. Dracula
(1979): Frank Langella portrays the famous vampire as a romantic Byronic figure in this latest adaptation of Bram Stoker s novel, also starring Laurence Olivier and Kate Nelligan. Deauville : a report from the Fifth Festival of American Cinema - showcase for current American films, attended by many of the stars and directors involved.
3 December 1979
Barry Norman presents a weekly round-up of news, reviews and interviews from the movie world. The Outsider
(1979): a controversial story of an Irish-American Vietnam veteran (Craig Wasson), who joins the IRA in Ireland, and is exploited by both sides in the conflict. Fedora
(1978): Billy Wilder 's latest film is featured in a retrospective season at the National Film Theatre. Somewhere in Time
(1980): a location report from Canada, in which Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer comment on their roles in this time travel love story.
17 December 1979
Barry Norman presents a Christmas round-up of news, reviews and interviews from the movie world. Apocalypse Now
(1979): Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen star in Francis Ford Coppola 's epic film about the Vietnam war. The Black Hole
(1979): this Walt Disney space adventure stars Maximilian Schell, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine and a blood-red, man-mashing robot. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
(1979): based on the classic science-fiction TV series and featuring television regulars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
14 April 1980
17 November 1980
1 December 1980
A weekly round-up of news, reviews and interviews from the world of cinema. Jason Robards stars as the leader of an American expedition to "Raise the Titanic", and Sir Alec Guinness plays an octogenarian survivor of the 1912 disaster. Sam Neill and Lisa Harrow talk on location in St Austell about making "The Final Conflict" - the second and final "Omen" sequel. The competition this week - 'Groucho gags' - is based on the humour of the Marx Brothers.
8 December 1980
A progress report on the continuing saga of the fall and rise of the British film industry, including two current British releases, Breaking Glass and Babylon. Stars Alec Guinness and Ricky Schroder and director Jack Gold, on location at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, talk about their remake of Little Lord Fauntleroy
26 January 1981
News, reviews, interviews from the cinema world. Bette Midler , filmed in concert, demonstrates her raunchy singing and comic abilities in Divine Madness. Burt Lancaster stars as a small-time hood in Atlantic City, French director Louis Malle 's romantic thriller set against the gambling background of this famous American resort. Producer David Puttnam, actors Dennis Christopher, Brad Davis and Ian Charleson talk on location at Liverpool about Chariots of Fire, this year's royal film, which is based on the true story of a group of athletes and their bid for Olympic glory in 1924.
28 December 1981
Barry Norman looks back at the films of 1981 and selects his 12 best. Will Robert Redford 's directorial debut, Ordinary People, make the final list? How does Raiders of the Lost Ark compare with Superman II? How does Burt Lancaster 's performance in Atlantic City rate with Robert de Niro's in Raging Bull? How will British films Chariots of Fire and The Long Good Friday fare?
28 March 1983
Including regular reviews of current releases and news of the latest films in production and the personalities involved. Lovesick
(1983): Dudley Moore plays a successful psychiatrist who commits the cardinal sin of falling in love with one of his patients, played by Elizabeth McGovern. 48 Hrs.
(1982): Nick Nolte , as a tough American cop, teams up with a street-wise convict who has been sprung from prison to catch his former gang. Invitation to the Wedding
(1983): John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson are interviewed on the location of their latest film, in which Gielgud plays an American evangelist and Richardson a leather-clad vicar.
6 June 1983Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
(1983): the saga continues in the third film of the Star Wars series. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher reunite for a further space adventure. David Bowie comes under the spell of The Hunger
(1983) - Catherine Deneuve, a woman with the power to bestow the gift of everlasting life on the ones she loves. In the last of the current run, a look at some films opening over the summer months, including, Superman III
(1983) and Psycho II
30 January 1984Sudden Impact
(1983): Clint Eastwood returns to the screen as Dirty Harry Callahan , the tough San Francisco cop, after a gap of seven years. Gorky Park
(1983): William Hurt stars as a Moscow detective obsessed with solving a triple murder, and Lee Marvin plays his American adversary, in this film adaptation of the best selling thriller. The Dresser
(1983): Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay talk on location in Bradford about their roles in director Peter Yates 's film version of the award-winning play, chosen for this year's Royal Film Performance.
6 February 1984Scarface
(1983): Al Pacino plays the Cuban who begins a spectacular rise to power from a refugee camp in America to become a ruthless gangster, in this remake of the 1932 classic. Including a rare interview with Pacino. Daniel
(1983) : Timothy Hutton stars as the child of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, an American couple sentenced to death for spying for the Russians, in this drama, directed by Sydney Lumet, loosely based on the true story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who were executed in 1953. The Virgin Story: a report on the move into feature film production by Virgin, the record company headed by entrepreneur Richard Branson.
13 February 1984
Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman and Joanna Cassidy star in Under Fire
(1983) as American journalists caught up in the revolutionary war in Nicaragua. Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft talk about To Be or Not to Be
(1983), a comedy set in Poland during the Second World War, in which they star together for the first time.
20 February 1984Curse of the Pink Panther
(1983): Twenty years after the original Pink Panther, David Niven and Robert Wagner are reunited in the seventh film of the series with Ted Wass of Soap playing the bumbling New York detective in the Clouseau mould. The Big Chill
(1983): Kevin Kline stars in this story of a group of Americans who as students formed a close circle and are brought together again by an untimely death. Kevin Kline and Lawrence Kasdan, the director, are interviewed in the studio.
27 February 1984Rumble Fish
(1983): Francis Ford Coppola 's adaptation of S. E. Hinton 's novel about teenage alienation, starring Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke as the two misfits. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
(1984) - on location with director Hugh Hudson 's new interpretation of Edgar Rice Burroughs 's much-filmed story. Newcomer Christopher Lambert plays the title role.
5 March 1984
Champions: John Hurt stars as Bob Champion , the top steeplechase jockey, who at the height of his career discovered he had cancer and despite all odds overcame his illness to win the Grand National in 1981. Over the Brooklyn Bridge: Elliott Gould and Margaux Hemingway play an ill-matched couple, battling against family opposition to their romance. On location with award-winning Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski on his new film, Success is the Best Revenge, starring Michael York.
12 March 1984
Including regular reviews of current releases and news of the latest films in production and the personalities involved. Vertigo: James Stewart stars as the detective with a fear of heights and Kim Novak is the girl who leads a double life in this classic Hitchcock thriller. Risky Business: Tom Cruise stars in this comedy about a college boy who finds that all his teenage fantasies come true.
19 March 1984
Including regular reviews of current releases and news of the latest films in production and the personalities involved. Terms of Endearment
(1983): this drama-comedy explores the stormy relationship between Shirley MacLaine, a domineering mother, and Debra Winger as her defiant daughter. Including an interview with Debra Winger, who has been nominated for an Oscar as best actress for her role in this film. Never Cry Wolf: the true story of a young biologist whose lonely trek through the Arctic to live among the wolf-packs leads to alarming discoveries.
7 June 1984
19 March 1985
David Lean's film adaptation of A Passage to India
(1984) has garnered 11 Academy Award nominations. Set in India during the Raj, it stars Judy Davis, Peggy Ashcroft and Victor Banerjee. Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones wrote and star in Morons from Outer Space
(1985) which is mainly about.... morons from outer space. Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek star as husband and wife in The River
(1984). Set in Tennessee, it tells the story of a small town fighting to save its farms from flooding to make way for a hydroelectric scheme.
23 April 1985
20th Century Fox celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The studio produced such diverse films as The Grapes of Wrath, The Sound of Music and Star Wars, and its contract stars included Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Henry Fonda and Gregory Peck. Tab Hunter, teen idol of the 50s, has recently produced and stars in Lust in the Dust, a spoof Western. He talks in Hollywood about his career and his new film. Peter Richardson directs The Comic Strip's first feature Supergrass. Nigel Planer, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders and Robbie Coltrane talk about their new venture.
14 May 1985
Michael Keaton and Marilu Henner star in Johnny Dangerously, an affectionate spoof of 30s gangster movies. Sylvia Kristel plays the title role of the oriental femme fatale in Mata Hari. Deborah Kerr talks on location in South Wales about her new film, The Assam Garden, and her return to the big screen after an absence of 14 years.
17 September 1985
Introduced by Barry Norman in its new regular time slot, the programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema. Cocoon
(1985) - the surprise hit of the summer in America, this science fantasy features a host of veteran film stars including Don Ameche and Maureen Stapleton. Desperately Seeking Susan
(1985) - Rosanna Arquette and Madonna play contrasting characters in this offbeat comedy. Rambo: First Blood Part II
(1985) - in which Sylvester Stallone re-creates his role as a Vietnam war veteran. A report on the phenomenal success of this film and the impact it has had on both sides of the Atlantic.
3 December 1985
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema. Back to the Future
(1985) - Steven Spielberg is the producer of the year's biggest hit in America. Barry Norman interviews him tonight as the film has its Royal Premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in the presence of The Prince and Princess of Wales. Legend
(1985) - a fantasy adventure set in a timeless world; real-life action is combined with fairy-tale creatures. Its director is Ridley Scott, who also made Alien.
28 January 1986
Interviews with Julien Temple
, Patsy Kensit
, 'Eddie O'Connell' and Stephen Woolley
from the set of the musical Absolute Beginners
18 February 1986
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema. Commando
(1985) - Arnold Schwarzenegger pairs up with Rae Dawn Chong in pursuit of a deadly Latin neo-dictator. Mr Love - a gardener has spent 28 years tending the gardens of Southport. The one thing missing from his life is love - and yet, 12 beautiful women appear at his funeral. Bette Davis - a few days before receiving a Life Achievement award in France, the legendary actress talked to Film 86 and reflected on her life and career.
9 June 1987
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema. Nobody's Fool - an odd-ball love story starring Rosanna Arquette and Eric Roberts as a couple of quirky characters with dubious pasts. This last programme of the current series looks ahead at the films opening over the summer months, both here and in America. They include Superman IV, Mel Gibson 's Lethal Weapon and the new James Bond film, The Living Daylights.
7 September 1987
28 September 1987
30 November 1987
8 December 1987
Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases. The Dead
(1987) is the last film from director John Huston
, who died in August. Based on a short story by James Joyce
, the film stars the director's daughter Anjelica Huston
. Harry and the Hendersons
(1987) is a comedy starring John Lithgow
and Don Ameche
, whose hunt for the bizarre 'Bigfoot' turns into a quest for its preservation. Little Dorrit
(1987) is an epic adaptation of the Dickens novel, featuring the cream of British acting talent, notably Alec Guinness
, Derek Jacobi
and Joan Greenwood
15 March 1988
29 March 1988
5 April 1988
Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases. Broadcast News
(1987) - this is set in the cut-throat world of TV news. The rivalry, loves and problems of a group of fiercely ambitious newsgatherers provide the focus for this film. It is heavily tipped for the honours at next week's Oscar ceremony, including Best ' Actor for William Hurt. 3 Men and a Baby
(1987) - Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson are carefree bachelors sharing a flat when a baby comes into their lives and creates havoc with their wayward lifestyle. Bette Davis is 80 this week. Film 88 looks back at the career of one of Hollywood's legends.
13 June 1988
21 November 1988
20 December 1988
10 October 1989
16 January 1990
24 April 1990
1 May 1990
19 July 1990
19 February 1991Pacific Heights
(1990) is a psychological thriller from director John Schlesinger, with Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine and Michael Keaton. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
(1990) stars Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in a family saga set in the 40s. And The Russia House
(1990), the John Le Carre spy thriller with Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer.
13 May 1991
25 January 1993
18 May 1993
27 September 1993
This Boy's Life features Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin in the true life story of Tobias Wolf, a wild and reckless boy struggling to survive in Washington; and Like Water for Chocolate, which has become a surprise "art house" hit in America. Based on the highly-acclaimed Mexican love story, the film combines culinary magic with a tale of romance. Director Tony Scott talks about his new film True Romance, starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, and written by Quentin Tarantino, director of the controversial Reservoir Dogs. Plus a look at the re-release of the classic oldie An Affair to Remember, starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant.
28 February 1994
Tonight's programme is given over to an interview with one of the film industry's best known outsiders, Robert Altman. In a frank discussion that covers his beliefs and work ethics, Altman explains how he has survived the Hollywood jungle (don't worry the accountants and they won't worry you) and describes how he has been in and out of favour with the film industry since he made MASH in 1970. When Barry Norman suggests to Robert Altman that he is a maverick, the film director denies it but says "not everything has to be done the same way". Since MASH, Altman has made 30 films including Nashville, Popeye and, in 1992, The Player. He says he is proud of them all though: "these films are like children to me and you tend to love your least successful child the most". His latest film, Short Cuts, has just earned him an Oscar nomination for best director.
7 November 1994
1 May 1995
15 January 1996
22 January 1996
29 January 1996
5 February 1996
19 February 1996
11 March 1996
22 April 1996
13 May 1996
24 February 1997
Films reviewed include The Crucible
(1996), starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. Plus a look at Mars Attacks!
(1996), Tim Burton 's comedy about a Martian invasion; The Portrait of a Lady
(1996), in which Nicole Kidman stars as an American heiress in 19th-century Europe; and romantic comedy Jerry Maguire
(1996), starring Tom Cruise. Tom Brook meets Woody Harrelson and Milos Foreman , who talk about The People vs. Larry Flynt
(1996), based on the true account of the porn king.
3 March 1997
Pierce Brosnan joins Barry Norman in the LA studio to discuss the change of fortune in his acting career since becoming the latest James Bond. Brosnan is top billed in Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!
(1996) on current release, a comedy about Martians invading earth, and will soon begin filming the next Bond movie. His latest film, Dante's Peak
(1997), opens later this month. Brosnan plays a volcano expert sent to a small town to check on seismic tremors.
1 December 1997
7 April 1998
21 June 1998
Barry Norman ends his 26-year association with the film programme with reviews of The Object of My Affection
(1997), and Girls' Night
14 April 1999
26 October 1999
16 November 1999
11 April 2000
9 May 2000
5 October 2000
2 November 2000
10 August 2001
22 October 2001
14 January 2002
18 September 2002
21 October 2002
11 March 2003
17 November 2003
13 January 2004
20 January 2004
27 January 2004
3 February 2004
10 February 2004
17 February 2004
24 February 2004
29 February 2004
20 September 2004
27 September 2004
11 October 2004
18 October 2004
25 October 2004
1 November 2004
8 November 2004
15 November 2004
14 March 2005
26 September 2005
3 October 2005
10 October 2005
17 October 2005
31 October 2005
7 November 2005
14 November 2005
21 November 2005
28 November 2005
5 December 2005
12 December 2005
29 December 2005
4 January 2006
16 January 2006
23 January 2006
30 January 2006
6 February 2006
13 February 2006
20 February 2006
27 February 2006
6 March 2006
13 March 2006
27 March 2006
11 September 2006
18 September 2006
25 September 2006
2 October 2006
9 October 2006
16 October 2006
23 October 2006
30 October 2006
6 November 2006
13 November 2006
20 November 2006
27 November 2006
4 December 2006
11 December 2006
8 January 2007
15 January 2007
22 January 2007
29 January 2007
5 February 2007
12 March 2007
15 January 2008
22 January 2008
19 February 2008
26 February 2008
23 September 2008
3 March 2009
Jonathan Ross reviews Watchmen, the long-awaited adaptation of the best-selling graphic novel by Alan Moore, along with historical pageant The Young Victoria, indie drama Wendy and Lucy, and wartime thriller Flame & Citron. There is a report on the skills of the Foley artist and sound designer and a news item on the 15th Bradford International Film Festival. Ross also previews Hush, The Damned United and Is Anybody There?
10 March 2009
Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson discuss their roles in their new film Marley and Me, with behind the scenes footage of Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan and Kimberley Nixon on the set of their new film Cherrybomb.
13 October 2010
27 October 2010
3 November 2010
Includes an examination of Steve McQueen
's enduring legend.
17 November 2010
8 December 2010
15 December 2010
12 January 2011
19 January 2011
Reviews of Morning Glory, Black Swan, Neds and Get Low.
26 January 2011
Disney give Rapunzel a make over in Tangled 3D, and Clint Eastwood returns to the director's chair for Hereafter, written by Peter Morgan and starring Matt Damon. Also reviews of Biutiful and Barney's Version. There is also a look at the Oscar nominations and an interview with Aaron Sorkin.
1 February 2011
There are reviews of Rowan Joffe's remake of Brighton Rock, plus The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams, Sanctum 3D, and Nicole Kidman's new film Rabbit Hole. Also a look at the making of Silence of the Lambs, on it's 20th anniversary. Nick Frost answers questions in the Film 2011 Questionnaire.
9 February 2011
There are reviews of the Coen Brothers' remake of True Grit, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost in Paul, and Keira Knightley & Carey Mulligan in Never Let Me Go. There is a look this year's awards season and Sharlto Copley answers the Film 2011 Questionaire.
16 February 2011
Reviews of No Strings Attached, documentary Inside Job, Howl, and Confessions. There is also a chat with Harry Potter producer David Heyman and a look at on and off screen love affairs.
23 February 2011
There are reviews of The Rite, Animal Kingdom, and West is West. Plus there is a look at this years Oscar ceremony and the main nominations.
2 March 2011
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in Sci-Fi thriller The Adjustment Bureau. Also reviews of Archipelago, The Tempest with Helen Mirren as Prospera, and Ironclad. Plus a chat with Joe Cornish about his movie Attack the Block.
9 March 2011
There are reviews of Battle Los Angeles, Fair Game with Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, the Farrelly Brothers new film Hall Pass, Ben Affleck in The Company Men, and Norwegian Wood. Plus there is a look at the subculture of the 'Midnight Movie'.
16 March 2011
In the last of the current run there are reviews of Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Ken Loach's Route Irish, and Submarine. Plus a look at this year's summer movies.
19 October 2011
Reviews of Steven Soderbergh's Contagion; Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's The Adventures of Tintin; The Help; and Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin.
25 October 2011
Claude and Danny review George Clooney's new film The Ides Of March; Anonymous; girl gang movie Sket; and Miss Bala; plus a look at Top Gun for it's 25th anniversary.
2 November 2011
There are reviews of Tower Heist, the US set remake of Straw Dogs, Phillip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut Jack Goes Boating, Weekend, & The Future. Plus a look at the two 1971 movies Straw Dogs and A Clockwork Orange, & MGM Musicals.
9 November 2011
There are reviews of Rum Diary, British ghost story The Awakening; a new adaptation of Wuthering Heights, Arthur Christmas plus a look at Sightseers. Guest Grace Dent helps review documentaries Tabloid and The British Guide to Showing Off.
16 November 2011
There is a celebration of the show's 40th anniversary with Jonathan Ross
& Barry Norman
plus reviews of Breaking Dawn, Take Shelter, Snowtown, and Justice.
23 November 2011
There are reviews of Brad Pitt's Moneyball, The Deep Blue Sea, cancer comedy 50/50, and war film Resistance. There's a look at the career of Cary Grant & Chris Hewitt lists his top five sports films.
30 November 2011
There are reviews of prequel The Thing, Romantics Anonymous, Bird Watching comedy The Big Year, Happy Feet 2, & We Have a Pope. Catherine Bray gives her top 5 John Carpenter moments, plus a look at the films of Ken Russell.
7 December 2011
There are reviews of New Year's Eve, Dreams of a Life, Another Earth, and Antonio Banderas in Puss in Boots 3D. Terry Gilliam talks about the making of his masterpiece Brazil & there is an interview with David Fincher.
14 December 2011
There are reviews of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, the US remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, plus a look at films to be released in the UK over the next month.
11 January 2012
There is chat with Steven Spielberg
, plus reviews of War Horse, Shame, Margin Call & A Useful Life. Also Top 5 addictions, 'CGI: good or bad?', and Tom Hooper's 'Questionnaire'.
18 January 2012
There are reviews J Edgar, Coriolanus, W.E., directed by Madonna, and Haywire. Plus Chris Hewitt's top 5 Movie Speeches, Catherine Bray celebrates the 25th anniversary of Fatal Attraction, & Terence Davies talks Distant Voices, Still Lives.
25 January 2012
There are reviews of The Descendants, Man on a Ledge, Like Crazy, & Bombay Beach. Danny talks to David Cronenberg
, & Catherine Bray runs down her top 5 Dysfunctional Families. Richard Curtis
answers the Questionaire.
1 February 2012
Jodie Foster & Kate Winslet star in Carnage, Charlize Theron stars in Young Adult, and Elizabeth Olsen in thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene. Plus Chronicle, Top 5 Dickensian moments, & Kermit and Miss Piggy answer the Questionnaire.
8 February 2012
There are reviews of The Muppets, new Hammer film The Woman in Black, David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, and The Vow. Plus Top 5 Scary Moments, a look at upcoming talent, and John Madden talks about 'Shakespeare in Love'.
15 February 2012
There are reviews of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Safe House, Red Dog, & The Woman in the Fifth. Plus Catherine Bray's Top 5 Chat Up Lines, & the 40th anniversary of Cabaret.
22 February 2012
There are reviews of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Judi Dench, Rampart, and Antonio Banderas in Black Gold. Plus top 6 Oscar Travesties & a look at this years Oscar ceremony.
29 February 2012
Reviews of This Means War, Project X, Wanderlust, and Carancho. Plus top 5 Teenagers, Charlie Higson
looks at James Bond, and Edgar Wright
looks at Shaun of the Dead.
7 March 2012
There are reviews of John Carter, Bel Ami, The Raven, and Trishna. Plus top 5 'Love Rats', a look at the 25th year of Blue Velvet, and 'Andrew Stanton' looks at Wall-E.
14 March 2012
There are reviews of 21 Jump Street, Mark Wahlberg in Contraband, We Bought a Zoo, and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. Plus Top 5 Teachers, a look at this summers Comic Book movies, and Olivia Williams
answers the Questionaire.
20 March 2012
There are reviews of The Hunger Games, The Pirates!, Wild Bill, and The Kid With a Bike. Plus top Blockbuster moments, a look at movies coming up over the next few months, and Terry Jones
looks at Life of Brian.
15 November 2012
Reviews of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt 2, Amour, Gambit, and The Master. Plus the top 5 Cult Leaders.
21 November 2012
Reviews of End of Watch, Silver Linings Playbook, Nativity 2 and The House I Live In. Plus a look at Top 5 Cop Duos.
27 November 2012
There are reviews of Trouble with the Curve, Sightseers, Mike Newell's Great Expectations, and The Hunt. Plus top Five Road Movies.
5 December 2012
Reviews of Celeste & Jesse Forever, Seven Psychopaths, Love Crime, and I, Anna. Plus Top Five Movie Psychopaths.
12 December 2012
Reviews of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Smashed and West of Memphis. Plus Top 5 Femme Fatales and an interview with Ang Lee
19 December 2012
In the last show of 2012, there are reviews of Life of Pi, Jack Reacher, Midnight's Children, and a look ahead to The Impossible, The Sessions, Cloud Atlas, Quartet, Django Unchained, Hitchcock, and Les Miserables.
9 January 2013
Reviews of Les Miserables, Gangster Squad, and What Richard Did. Plus Top 5 Scene Stealers and an interview with Quentin Tarantino
16 January 2013
There are reviews of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, The Sessions, The Wee Man, and Jennifer Lynch's Chained. Plus Top 5 Shoot Outs.
23 January 2013
There are reviews of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Last Stand. Plus Top 5 Movie Mothers with 'Catherine Bray (III)'.
29 January 2013
There are reviews of Denzel Washington's Flight, Hyde Park on Hudson, Sylvester Stallone in Bullet to the Head, and horror Antiviral. Plus the Top 5 Movie Drunks.
6 February 2013
There are reviews of Hitchcock with Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, I Give it a Year, No, and Warm Bodies. Plus Chris Hewitt's Top 5 Movie Biopics.
13 February 2013
There are reviews of A Good Day to Die Hard, This is 40, Cate Shortland's Lore, and documentary Side By Side. Plus Catherine Bray's Top 5 Movie Sequels.
20 February 2013
Claudia and Danny review Cloud Atlas, Terence Malick's To The Wonder, and Song for Marion. Plus there is a look ahead to the upcoming 85th Oscars ceremony.
27 February 2013
In the last of the current short run there are reviews of Stoker, Broken City, Caesar Must Die, Arbitrage, plus a look at some of the films being released over the next few months.
6 November 2013
In the first of a new run there are reviews of Gravity, British horror In Fear, and documentary Seduced & Abandoned. Plus a chat with Steve Coogan
13 November 2013
There are reviews of The Counsellor, Don Jon, Dom Hemingway, and Blue is the Warmest Colour.
20 November 2013
There are reviews of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Parkland, Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer in The Family, Danny Dyer in Vendetta, and a quick look at Computer Chess.
27 November 2013
There are reviews of Saving Mr Banks, the remake of Carrie, and Jeune et Jolie, plus an interview with Nicolas Winding Refn
3 December 2013
There are reviews of Kill Your Darlings, Bruce Dern in Nebraska, Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy, and Homefront.
11 December 2013
There are reviews of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, All is Lost, and Fill the Void. Plus Alan Parker looks back at Angel Heart.
17 December 2013
In the last of the current run there are reviews of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, plus an interview with Ben Stiller
on his career and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Also a look at the films coming out over the next few weeks.
21 January 2014
Reviews of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
(2014), Inside Llewyn Davis
(2013), Grudge Match
(2013), and documentary The Armstrong Lie
30 January 2014
There are reviews of Lone Survivor
(2013), comedy That Awkward Moment
(2014), and Out of the Furnace
(2013). Plus Ralph Fiennes
is interviewed about The Invisible Woman
(2013) and his career.
5 February 2014
Claudia, Danny and Peter talk about the life and films of Philip Seymour Hoffman
, plus reviews of Dallas Buyers Club
(2013), the reboot RoboCop
(2014), The Invisible Woman
(2013), and an interview with John Ridley
about 12 Years a Slave
11 February 2014
There are reviews of George Clooney's The Monuments Men
(2014), Cuban Fury
(2014), computer romance Her
(2013), plus French film Bastards
19 February 2014
There are reviews of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
(2013) and Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
(2013), Winter's Tale
(2014), vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive
(2013), and The Book Thief
26 February 2014
There is a review on Non-Stop
(2014), plus Danny Leigh
interviews Wes Anderson
. There is also a detailed look at the films vying for glory in the weekend's upcoming Oscar ceremony.
5 March 2014
In the last edition of the latest run there are reviews of Wes Anderson
's The Grand Budapest Hotel
(2014), 300: Rise of an Empire
(2014), and Under the Skin
(2013/I). Plus there is a look ahead to the upcoming Spring and Summer movie releases.
5 November 2014
With Claudia absent due to a family accident, Antonia Quirke
takes over as host in the first of a new run. Featuring reviews of Interstellar
(2014), The Skeleton Twins
(2014), plus Benedict Cumberbatch
is interviewed about The Imitation Game
12 November 2014
Antonia again stands in for Claudia, and the team review The Imitation Game
(2014), The Drop
(2014), Third Person
(2013) and documentary Life Itself
19 November 2014
Antonia, Danny and guest critic Camilla review The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
(2014), The Homesman
(2014), biopic Get on Up
(2014) and My Old Lady
26 November 2014
Antonia and Danny review Paddington
(2014), Horrible Bosses 2
(2014), and The Grandmaster
(2013). Plus Antonia interviews Jude Law
about his career and new film Black Sea
2 December 2014
There are reviews of Black Sea
(2014), Men, Women and Children (2014), Get Santa
(2014) and The Pyramid
10 December 2014
Antonia and Danny review The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
(2014), Dumb and Dumber To
(2014), and Danny talks to Ridley Scott
about Exodus: Gods and Kings
17 December 2014
Claudia returns and in the final show of the year reviews The Theory of Everything
(2014), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
(2014), Into the Woods
(2014) and Unbroken
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