Dissecting movies fun and exaggerated
There are so many great movies coming out over summer, it’s hard to know what to choose to watch.
But never fear, pod pickers, there are some great movie review podcasts to help.
Kermode and Mayo: This podcast features the longrunning BBC radio duo of Simon Mayo and movie reviewer Mark Kermode.
Eachweek, these two produce a longer version of their radio show for podcast, and their reviews of the latest flicks are full of sass from Kermode and sensible chat from everyman Mayo.
They also have great interviews with prominent movie people, including actors, directors and producers.
The special part of this podcast is the relationship between the two hosts and their hilariously realistic views of the movie world.
The Rewatchables revisits popular movies such as Speed, Die Hard, Jaws and Face/Off, and, through a lively, accessible discussion, recounts what makes them great.
This pod is a lot of fun, and episodes discuss the plot of the movie, the casting of actors and the debate over what makes each movie worth watching more than once.
Notable episodes include Taken, which looks at whether Liam Neeson kick-started a golden age of middle-aged dude action heroes. The hosts exaggerate a lot, but that’s part of the fun, and there’s a real sense that these discussions are conversations you would have with friends.
Notable mention goes to Movie Review in 20 Qs – a Kiwi podcast that dissects popular movies using 20 funny, weird or poignant questions. Lots to learn about movies you might have watched before and can now hear about in a new light.