Tag: Film Weekly

Movie Podcasts review part 1: UK podcasts

There are dozens of sites out there providing the internet with movie themed podcasts. Too many to listen to with so little time available. I have created a list, in no particular order, of the ones that I listen to on a regular basis. The list is obviously not a best of the net list as I haven’t the time to investigate very far. Most of the podcasts came to my attention through web site recommendations, iTunes reviews and recommendations from other podcasts. All of the mentioned podcasts can be found on iTunes or via the links below.

Film weekly from the Guardian newspaper is hosted weekly from London by the journalist Jason Solomons. In its 45 minute format it generally features a couple of  interviews with a film maker, film star of other significant film name. There is a review section where Jason is joined by another Guardian journalist, usually Xan Brooks, to review the pick of the weeks releases. It is very informative with the obvious enthusiasm Jason has for cinema shines through. Most of the major European film festivals are covered by Jason with insights on the red carpet events and anything of note. Continue reading “Movie Podcasts review part 1: UK podcasts” »

The Artist

I first heard about The Artist in 2011.  As an avid listener to Jason Solomons on the Film Weekly podcast from the Guardian, I heard a glowing review of the film as it premiered at the Cannes film festival.  Both Jason and his fellow Journalist Xan Brookes discussed the film at length and heaped praise on it. Usually that is a sign of a film that will interest me as I have sought out films in the past on their recommendation. Since then the buzz around the film has grown. The distribution rights to the film were picked up by the mighty Weinstein group, putting the film in the international spotlight with the inevitable awards buzz. Now here we are in 2012, the film has been given a UK cinema release and has just won three Golden Globes for best Musical/Comedy, best actor and best original score.

So is the hype surrounding this film justified ? I think you will find that it is.

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