For Screen and Country
Local Hero (#37)

Local Hero (#37)

May 20, 2019
The next fifth of the list begins with a quaint little character study/environmental film in Bill Forsyth's charming opus Local Hero. Brendan and Jason open their hearts to this film's tiny little Scotland locale and its vast array of charming characters, the fairy tale aspect to the story, Burt Lancaster's super bizarre aversion therapy and much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. Were you charmed by Local Hero? Does it capture small-town life pretty well?
 
 
 
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Awards and Official Rankings Episode #1

Awards and Official Rankings Episode #1

May 13, 2019
The first 20 movies are in the bag so Brendan and Jason are dishing out awards for their favourite performances, most uncomfortable scenes and so much more! The guys also provide their individual definitive ranking of the first 20 films covered thus far from Doctor Zhivago to Room at the Top.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week as part of the next crop of 20 movies. Where do YOU stand on the movies so far? How would you rank them on your personal list?
 
 
 
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Room at the Top (#32)

Room at the Top (#32)

May 6, 2019
It's time for yet another British tale about an Angry Young Man and class struggle as Laurence Harvey has trouble deciding between two lovely ladies in 1959's Room at the Top. Brendan and Jason dive deep into this kitchen sink drama and discuss many things including questioning if the main character truly loves either woman, Simone Signoret's dynamo Oscar-winning performance, the very depressing finale and much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. What do you think of these kitchen sink dramas? Are there too many on the list? Not enough? Any that the list is overlooking? Let us know!
 
 
 
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Sense and Sensibility (#62)

Sense and Sensibility (#62)

April 29, 2019
Jane Austen's work makes it to the BFI Top 100 as Brendan and Jason discuss #62 - Sense and Sensibility. From the story behind Emma Thompson's screenplay to Ang Lee's direction style to how the whole thing got off the ground, the background is nearly as interesting as the film! Besides all of that though, the guys also get into the nitty gritty of the movie itself including the great performances by literally everyone involved, the film taking something of a more balanced and almost feminist approach to the source material, one of the most emotionally gutwrenching crying scenes ever put to film and a whole lot more. This... this is a good one, folks.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. Where do you fall on the Jane Austen train? Fan? Not a fan? Is this the best adaptation of her work? If not, what is YOUR favourite? Let us know!
 
 
 
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Life is Sweet (#95)

Life is Sweet (#95)

April 22, 2019
It's all about sprawling, slice-of-life drama and dark comedy this week as Brendan and Jason explore Mike Leigh's 90s hit Life is Sweet. Because of the vast array of colourful characters and family drama, there is much to explore in the film from dealing with the subject of bulimia, the subtle political commentary, Timothy Spall's insane restaurant and Leigh's unique style of constructing his scripts.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. What do you think about this film or Mike Leigh in general? Are there any Leigh films that SHOULD be on the list? Let us know!
 
 
 
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The Go-Between (#57)

The Go-Between (#57)

April 15, 2019
This week, Brendan and Jason explore class struggle and forbidden love with 1971's The Go-Between. This is the third Julie Christie film being covered but do the guys still love her after THIS role? Does witchcraft really work in this film? And is this podcast about to get side-swiped with another bleak British movie finale? Find out!
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. We bet even less people have seen this film as opposed to This Sporting Life. PROVE. US. WRONG.
 
 
 
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This Sporting Life (#52)

This Sporting Life (#52)

April 8, 2019
This week, Brendan and Jason get back on track with the list as they discuss #52 - This Sporting Life. In this modern-day tragic tale, there is much to discuss like how to deal with one of the least likeable main characters in quite some time, the guys break down how this film fits into a Shakespearean tragedy narrative, they marvel at the two lead performances and much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. Have you ever seen This Sporting Life? Has anyone? We have our doubts.
 
 
 
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Mini-Episode - One Red Nose Day and a Wedding

Mini-Episode - One Red Nose Day and a Wedding

April 5, 2019
In a brief little bonus episode, Brendan and Jason travel back to when they were discussing Four Weddings and a Funeral to talk about the short-film sequel that premiered on March 15th for Red Nose Day. Most of your favourite characters are back, there are some surprises and some call-backs for fans of the original. Check it out.
 
Plus: The guys get back to business as usual on Monday with This Sporting Life. C'mon back now, ya hear?
 
 
 
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The Avengers (1998)

The Avengers (1998)

April 1, 2019
Brendan and Jason took a break from the dice roll this week to discuss a film that has them flabbergasted... that it never made the BFI Top 100. The guys discuss Jeremiah S. Chechik's masterpiece in 1998's The Avengers. They discuss what Shakespearean anecdote from the film is their favourite, Uma Thurman's rigorous studying with her dialect coach, the amazing work by the background extras in the final scenes and much more.
 
Plus: The guys will get back on track with the list with next week's episode on This Sporting Life (as rolled during the previous episode).
 
 
 
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The Madness of King George (#42)

The Madness of King George (#42)

March 25, 2019
It's back to royalty as Brendan and Jason dissect 1994's The Madness of King George and talk all about the way in which the film depicts the silliness of the upper class, the treatment of mental illness and its associating stigma, the quiet moments involved in Nigel Hawthorne's tortured lead performance and much, much more.
 
Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they'll be covering next week. What did you think about The Madness of King George? Have you seen it? How does it compare to other "royal family" type period pieces?
 
 
 
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