Greetings programs! This week we’re getting caught up in the fascination that is gripping the nation. That’s right, it’s the Barbenheimer episode! Both Oppenheimer and Barbie are being hailed as being some of the best filmmaking of the year. Do we agree? Yes, yes we do, and listen in to find out why!Continue reading “Podcast: Oppenheimer & Barbie”
Greetings programs! This week on the show, we’re catching up with two more 2022 films, the IFC Midnight produced Shudder exclusive Burial and the latest film in the Shrek franchise, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. One of these movies is a little more divisive than the other here at Awesome Friday HQ; listen to find out which!Continue reading “Podcast: Burial & Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”
Greetings programs! This week on the show, we have a Florence Pugh doubleheader. First, we look at the now-streaming Don’t Worry Darling by director Olivia Wilde. When it was released, this one was laden with controversy, but is it a good movie? Only one way to find out! Following that, we have the new Netflix release, The Wonder, from Sebastien Lelio, who previously won an Oscar for A Fantastic Woman.
Join us!Continue reading “Podcast: Don’t Worry Darling & The Wonder”
Yup, you read the headline right. We’re podcasting again, and we have a new episode for you!Continue reading “Awesome Friday Movie Podcast Episode 1: ‘Black Widow’ & ‘Loki’”
Marvel Studios has become an unstoppable cultural behemoth. Under normal circumstances, their films routinely make a billion dollars at the box office, the kind of money that every other studio on the planet has been chasing ever since the 2012’s The Avengers proved that the interconnected universe of films is a thing that could work.
It’s a shame that these aren’t normal circumstances then, because with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic pushing Black Widow –the film so many fans have been waiting for for years– into a hybrid release, it probably won’t make a billion dollars at the box office. To be clear: that’s a shame because it’s excellent.Continue reading “Review: ‘Black Widow’ is a great, character-driven action-adventure”
Well, folks here we are at the end of the year, and what a year it has been. As always, it’s been a particularly good year for film because it’s always a good year for film.
I have seen more than eighty films from 2019’s slate and believe you-me it is hard to pin down my favourites to just ten, so I have narrowed it down to twelve. This didn’t actually help much, and I still had to leave a ton of films out.
I’m also going to do something a little different this year and highlight a few performers who really blew me away this year. So without any further ado, let’s get into the best of 2019Continue reading “Matt’s Favourite Films & Performers of 2019”