05/21/2020
Mark Cousins and Women Make Film
Michael Leader hosts this week's episode of Truth and Movies, which sees LWLies' editor David Jenkins interviewing filmmaker, film scholar and dyed-in-the-wool cinephile Mark Cousins about his epic new series Women Make Film, which offers an alternative film school that draws exclusively on the work
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05/18/2020
The Joy of Wax
On our latest lockdown episode, Michael Leader is joined by Adam Woodward to discuss their most cherished vinyl film soundtracks from Ry Cooder’s iconic Paris, Texas slide guitar score, to Goblin’s chaotically eclectic composition for Dawn of the Dead.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in
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05/07/2020
Flintstones Viva Rock Vegas Special.
This week, LWLies editor David Jenkins is joined by Guardian journalist Tom Lamont as they discuss the various times they have come into contact with movie premieres, including the instance that led them to walk out of the ritzy London premiere of The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas in the year 2000.
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04/30/2020
The Joy of Magazine Subscriptions.
T&M host Michael Leader gathers Hannah Woodhead and David Jenkins around his digital fire via high-tech video conferencing to discuss the wonderful world of print magazines and the joys of subscribing to a beloved title. Film, video games, ancient history, role playing games and horses all make it i
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04/24/2020
Comfort Blanket Movies
In our latest lockdown episode, Michael Leader and Sophie Monks Kaufman discuss the never-more-pressing need for comfort blanket movies – those films you watch when you need a warm hug from a familiar source.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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04/17/2020
How to Curate Your Lockdown Viewing
In the second of our lockdown specials, Michael Leader is joined by Hannah Woodhead for a chat about quarantine viewing habits, and how to choose what to watch amid seemingly infinite streaming platformsSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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04/02/2020
What Films Will We Show Our Kids?
In this special edition of Truth & Movies, presenter Michael Leader and LWLies editor David Jenkins record a late night fireside chat (some are calling it a Dad Pod) about formative cinema experiences, and how those experiences will translate to their own young children.See acast.com/privacy for pri
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03/12/2020
David Lynch in 4K plus Sônia Braga’s last stand
After a week off, Truth & Movies is back and ready for another round of new releases. In Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles’ Bacurau, a remote Brazilian village comes under siege from a mysterious source, while And Then We Danced sees director Levan Akin tackle homophobia in Georgia via the
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02/27/2020
Truth & Movies #142 - Ruffalo’s chemical reaction plus a lesbian love story
On this episode of Truth & Movies we hear from the great French filmmaker Céline Sciamma about her sublime 18th century romance, Portrait of a Lady on Fire – as swooned over by regular host Michael Leader and guest critics Anna Bogutskaya and Claire Marie Healy. Also this week, Mark Ruffalo takes on
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02/20/2020
Truth & Movies #141 - Plant-based panic plus Steve Coogan’s false teeth
Greed is (kinda) good on this week’s Truth & Movies, as Michael Leader, Simran Hans and Matt Thrift sail away with Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan for their super-rich satire – just watch out for those false teeth! Also in cinemas is Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe, starring Emily Beecham as a bo
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02/13/2020
Truth & Movies #140 - Rapid rodents and Jane Austen reloaded
Truth & Movies levels up this week with not one but two video game movies, with Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Clarisse Loughrey forming our multiplayer superteam. New in cinemas, Sega’s rapid rodent Sonic the Hedgehog gets a long overdue run out courtesy of Paramount and director Jeff Fowler, wh
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02/06/2020
Truth & Movies #139 - The return of Harley Quinn plus another quality Bong hit
On this week’s show Michael Leader is joined by Hannah Woodhead and, making her T&M debut, Anna Bogutskaya to discuss DC’s female-fronted anti-superhero movie Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Also in cinemas Friday is Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winning social satire Parasite – w
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01/30/2020
Truth & Movies #138 - Classic Clint plus Willem Dafoe’s wicked smile
Seadogs and scapegoats abound on this week’s Truth & Movies, as Michael Leader, Sophie Monks Kaufman and Adam Woodward pore over the latest releases. In The Lighthouse, Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe descend into madness in 19th century Maine, with director Robert Eggers joining us for a quick ch
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01/29/2020
Truth & Movies at the International Film Festival Rotterdam: Dispatch Three
To round off our pod-coverage at International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Truth & Movies team talk about an 18th century French sex comedy, a eerie British horror, an ambitious animne and we also talk triumphs and memorys with festival direcror Bero Beyer on the occasion of his final year in the t
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01/28/2020
Truth & Movies at the International Film Festival Rotterdam: Dispatch Two
Michael, David and Elena are back at International Film Festival Rotterdam's podcast corner to talk about a new movie called Happy Old Year which offers a take down of Marie Kondo-endorsed minimalism, and meets director An Tran to discuss her new documentary celebrating the art of cinematography. Se
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01/27/2020
Truth & Movies at the International Film Festival Rotterdam: Dispatch one
Greetings from sunny Rotterdam movie truthers! Michael Leader and David Jenkins have packed their mobile podcasting unit and are sampling the delights of the International Film Festival Rotterdam's 49th edition, bringing you hot takes of new movies and, in this first mini missive, an interview with
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01/23/2020
Truth & Movies #137 - Black Bonnie & Clyde plus top-drawer Dickens
British satirist Armando Iannucci adapts Charles Dickens in the crowd-pleasing, all-star The Personal History of David Copperfield, and up-and-coming director Melina Matsoukas puts a modern twist on Bonnie & Clyde in Queen & Slim. Michael Leader is joined by Leila Latif and Kambole Campbell to discu
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01/16/2020
Truth & Movies #136 - Keeping the faith with Terrence Malick, plus a faux-feminist fiasco
Michael Leader is joined by David Jenkins and Rogan Graham to preach the gospel according to Terrence Malick, whose rhapsodic A Hidden Life opens in cinemas Friday. Also out this week, the based-on-true-event Bombshell sees Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie tackle sexism in the newsro
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01/14/2020
Truth & Movies Special - Live from the Prince Charles Cinema
Following a special screening of Josh and Benny Safdie's first feature film, Daddy Longlegs, at London's Prince Charles Cinema, Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Hannah Woodhead took to the stage for a live edition of Truth & Movies. They chat about Daddy Longlegs, Uncut Gems and the woes of parenti
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01/09/2020
Truth & Movies #135 - Whimsical Hitler plus a “one-shot” WWI epic
There’s a wartime feel to the first Truth & Movies of the new year, as Michael Leader, Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward gear up for Sam Mendes’ immersive real-time World War One drama 1917, inspired by his own grandfather’s experiences. Next up, Kiwi funnyman Taika Waititi skewers the Führer in Joj
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12/27/2019
Uncut Gems Special – An Interview with Josh and Benny Safdie
We’re signing off 2019 with an in-depth chat with the makers of one of our favourite films of the year. With their sensational fourth feature, Uncut Gems, arriving in the UK on 10 January, the New York siblings took time out of their busy schedule to discuss making the step-up from their previous wo
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12/19/2019
Truth & Movies # 134 - Singing cats, well-read sisters plus a galaxy far, far away...
It’s a massive week for new releases, as two of the most anticipated films of 2019 are finally revealed. JJ Abrams brings the current Star Wars saga to a less-than-spectacular close with The Rise of Skywalker, while Tom Hooper orchestrates an all-star cast for his digitally-enhanced big screen versi
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12/12/2019
Truth & Movies # 133 - The Rock levels up plus heavy metal Attenborough
On this week’s Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, Steph Watts and Adam Woodward gear up for the fantasy adventure sequel Jumanji: The Nextl Level, featuring The Rock, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, while the nature film gets a heavy metal makeover in Viktor Kossakovsky’s water-themed eco doc Aquarela. An
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12/05/2019
Truth & Movies #132 - Shia LaBeouf’s daddy issues plus the French New Wave goes musical
Michael Leader is back in the T&M host’s seat this week as critics Hannah Woodhead and Pamela Hutchinson offer their thoughts on two new releases. Honey Boy sees Shia LaBeouf play his own father in a semi-autobiographical study of child stardom, while Wang Xiaoshuai surveys China’s recent social and
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