Episode Description

Craig & David have access to the BFI London Film Festival 2021, and what a fabulous experience it was. What are the boys reviewing today? Let's take a look...

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Spencer

The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. SPENCER is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

Directed by Pablo Larraín
Written by Steven Knight
Starring Kristen Stewart , Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall , Sean Harris, Jack Farthing
Produced by Juan de Dios Larraín, Jonas Dornbach, Paul Webster, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade
Director of Photography Claire Mathon
Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas
Editor Sebastián Sepúlveda
Original Music by Jonny Greenwood
Costume Designer Jacqueline Durran

King Richard

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's neglected tennis courts--rain or shine--the girls are shaped by their father's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, "King Richard" follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world's greatest sports legends.

Directed By Reinaldo Marcus Green
Produced By Tim White, Trevor White, Will Smith
Starring Will Smith as Richard Williams, Aunjanue Ellis as Oracene "Brandy" Price, Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton as Serena Williams, Tony Goldwyn as Paul Cohen ,Jon Bernthal as Rick Macci, Dylan McDermott as Will Hodges, Mikayla LaShae Bartholomew as Tunde Price, Danielle Lawson as Isha Price, Layla Crawford as Lyndrea Price, Andy Bean as Laird Stabler, Kevin Dunn as Vic Braden, Craig Tate as Bells, Vaughn W. Hebron as Monsta.

Belfast

Belfast is a movie straight from Branagh's own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain.

Directed By Kenneth Branagh
Produced By Kenneth Branagh, Laura Berwick, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas
Starring Jude Hill as Buddy, Caitríona Balfe as "Ma", Buddy's mother, Jamie Dornan as "Pa", Buddy's father, Judi Dench as "Granny", Buddy's grandmother, Ciarán Hinds as "Pop", Buddy's grandfather, Colin Morgan as Billy Clanton, Lara McDonnell as Moira, Gerard Horan as Mackie, Conor MacNeill as McLaury, Turlough Convery as Minister, Gerard McCarthy as Bobby Frank, Lewis McAskie as Will, Olive Tennant as Catherine, Victor Alli as Soldier, Josie Walker as Aunt Violet.
Cinematography By Haris Zambarloukos
Music By Van Morrison

The Power Of The Dog

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Directed By Jane Campion
Written By
Jane Campion
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank, Kirsten Dunst as Rose Gordon, Jesse Plemons as George Burbank, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Peter Gordon, Thomasin McKenzie as Lola, Genevieve Lemon as Mrs. Lewis, Keith Carradine as Governor Edward, Frances Conroy as Old Lady, Peter Carroll as Old Gent, Adam Beach as Edward Nappo.
Music By Johnny Greenwood

The Tragedy Of Macbeth

A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.

Directed By Joel Coen
Produced By Joel Coen, Frances McDormand, Robert Graf
Starring Denzel Washington as Lord Macbeth, Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth, Corey Hawkins as Macduff, Brendan Gleeson as King Duncan, Harry Melling as Malcolm, Bertie Carvel as Banquo, Alex Hassell as Ross, Kathryn Hunter as the witches, Moses Ingram as Lady Macduff, Ralph Ineson as The Captain, Sean Patrick Thomas as Monteith, Stephen Root as The Porter, Brian Thompson as Young Murderer, Richard Short as Siward.
Cinematography Bruno Delbonnel

Hit The Road

A chaotic, tender family is on a road trip across a rugged landscape, but to where? In the back seat, Dad has a broken leg, but is it really broken? Mom tries to laugh when she’s not holding back tears. The kid keeps exploding into choreographed car karaoke. All of them are fussing over the sick dog and getting on each others’ nerves. Only the mysterious older brother is quiet.

Directed By Panah Panahi
Written By Panah Panahi
Starring Pantea Panahiha as Mom, Hasan Majuni as Dad, Rayan Sarlak as Little Brother, Amin Simiar.

This episode was presented by Craig Fields & David Long

Produced by Craig Fields & David Long

Episode Transcript

Craig Fields

Presenter & Producer

Craig has been developing his skills in the podcasting world since starting the podcast in 2018 with David. Craig loves nothing more than seeing films on the big screen and talking about them on the show. Craig is the technical guru of the show.

David Long

Presenter & Producer

David is a passionate individual when it comes to the cinema. He's been honing his presenting skills and developed his own spin off show, called ROAD TO THE OSCARS. When David isn't in the cinema, he can be found at his local gambling establishment.