Best Film Ever
Episode 11 - Some Like It Hot (Feat: Lil’ Bitch Podcast) - Audience Selection

Episode 11 - Some Like It Hot (Feat: Lil’ Bitch Podcast) - Audience Selection

May 18, 2020

AUDIO GREMLINS AGAIN - LIAM'S MIC VANISHES FOR 90 SECONDS BUT I PROMISE IT DOES COME BACK

I Wanna Be Loved By You - no that's not us begging for a 5* review, that's Marilyn Monroe in the 1959 classic, Some Like It Hot.  Join your favourite Transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - to review our oldest film to this point.  This week we're delighted and honoured to welcome Marshall & Dan from the Lil' Bitch Podcast to discuss the film, which was Dan's suggestion to us.  We're joined once again by our permaguests, Ellie & Georgia to discuss Billy Wilder's second pairing with Marilyn Monroe after 'Some Like It Hot.'  It's a type-O 11th episode as we discuss:

  • How Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon tested their female costume & make-up in the real world
  • The studio's original choice of casting for the part of Gerry
  • If Marilyn Monroe is actually a good actor.  What makes a good actor?
  • Which member of the cast was not invited to the wrap party
  • How a line thrown into the script as a placeholder became one of the most infamous lines of all time
  • If "Some Like It Hot" the Best Film Ever?
Episode 10 - Chicago

Episode 10 - Chicago

May 11, 2020

THERE IS 20 SECONDS OF SILENCE IN THE OPENING AND THEN IT'S ALL GOOD

Give 'em the old razzle dazzle, razzle dazlle 'em.  Join your favourite Transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - to review our first Academy Award Winner for Best Picture in Chicago.  We're joined once again by our permaguests, Ellie & Georgia to discuss Rob Marshall's theatrical directorial debut and consider how he spun a meeting with Miramax over a different musical to a 6-Time Academy Award winner.  It's a jazz-filled 10th episode as we discuss:

  • Original casting desires for Roxy, Billy, and Mamma
  • Who Harvey Weinstein wanted to play Kitty
  • How Catherine Zeta-Jones auditioned for the role she would win her Oscar for
  • Who from the 1975 and 1996 stage shows make their way into the film
  • If Chicago is the Best Film Ever?
Episode 9 - Star Wars (A New Hope)

Episode 9 - Star Wars (A New Hope)

May 4, 2020

May the Fourth Be With You... Always.  Just as Disney Plus releases the film that ends the Skywalker Saga, there is no better time for your favourite Transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - to review the film that started it all with Star Wars (A New Hope).  We're joined by our good friend and special guest Ethan from 'Talking The Mickey' alongside our permaguests, Ellie & Georgia.  It's an epic 9th episode as we consider:

  • Just how bad was the first cut of Star Wars?
  • Which studios turned down George Lucas' 'Untitled Space Opera'
  • Which cast member once paid another cast member £20 to go away
  • Can you write a good story without writing a good script?
  • Is Star Wars the Best Film Ever?
Episode 08 - Moulin Rouge (with Debbie)

Episode 08 - Moulin Rouge (with Debbie)

April 28, 2020

Spectacular, Spectacular - those are the only two words to describe this week's review of Moulin Rouge, brought to us by our very special guest, Debbie.  Listen along to your favourite transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - as we follow Christian & Satinne, another dynamic pairing at the turn of the 20th Century. Join our permaguests, Ellie & Georgia around the digital roundtable. It's a Bohemian 8th episode as we consider:

  • Just exactly how many songs were mashed-up in Elephant Love Medley
  • Does it add or take away from our experience when the director purposefully jars us from our immersion in the film
  • Who never forgave Baz Luhrman over not being cast in the film
  • Is Moulin Rouge the Best Film Ever
Episode 07 - The Princess Bride

Episode 07 - The Princess Bride

April 20, 2020

A deeper dive than this on 'The Princess Bride'?  INCONCEIVABLE!  Join your favourite transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - as we let Grandpa Columbo regale us with the tale of Westley, Buttercup, Inigo, Fezzik & co. Join our special guests, Ellie & Georgia around the digital roundtable. It's a wish-filled 7th episode as we consider:

  • What Mandy Patankin used as his motivation to play Inigo Montoya
  • Which actor thought he was being fired every time Rob Reiner shouted 'cut'
  • Who did Billy Crystal use as inspiration for the make-up on Miracle Max
  • Is The Princess Bride the Best Film Ever?
Episode 6 - The Theory of Everything

Episode 6 - The Theory of Everything

April 14, 2020

Join your favourite transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - as we wind back the clock on the story of Jane & Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'. Join our special guests, Ellie & Georgia around the virtual roundtable. It's a heartbreaking 6th episode as we consider:

  • Is this film actually the tale of 2 love stories?  (Three?)
  • What is it about Tide that makes a bowtie sparkle under UV light?
  • How much credence do we give those telling the story when it comes to its authenticity?
  • Is The Theory of Everything the Best Film Ever?
Episode 5 - Joker

Episode 5 - Joker

April 8, 2020

We live in a society, or at least that's what Arthur Fleck tells us.  Join your favourite transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - as we tackle our 2nd Oscar winning portrayal of the Joker in as many weeks. Join our special guests, Ellie & Georgia around the virtual roundtable. It's an epic 5th episode as we consider:

  • How close is too close for a mother and son?
  • What is it about a gun that makes you want to take your shirt off and dance?
  • What if the entire film never actually happened.  Was it worth watching it?
Episode 4 - The Dark Knight

Episode 4 - The Dark Knight

March 31, 2020

If you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain, we hope we're solidly in the hero phase.  Join your favourite transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam as we tackle what is arguably Christopher Nolan's masterpiece with a special guest (Ellie) and Georgia in fact-check corner. It's an epic 4th episode as we learn:

  • One of our members finds Batman dull
  • The Jim Gordon's plan is crazier than anything The Joker comes up with
  • Which character is 'The Dark Knight' about really?
Best Film Ever - Episode 3 - In Bruges

Best Film Ever - Episode 3 - In Bruges

March 22, 2020

International travel may be on lockdown but join your favourite transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - as we engage on a Belgian work-vacation with our friend Ellie in fact-check corner.  It's a fun third episode as we learn:

  • How many times you have to see a film before you can say you like it
  • That Liam really likes Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Whether or not In Bruges is in fact, the Best Film Ever
Best Film Ever - Episode 2 - Amelie

Best Film Ever - Episode 2 - Amelie

March 17, 2020

If you're looking for a little optimism in these uncertain times, join your favourite transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - as we engage on a Parisian vacation with our friend Georgia in fact-check corner.  It's a fun second episode as we learn:

  • The particulars of urinal etiquette
  • Which of our hosts would prefer a comforting lie over a harsher truth
  • Whether or not Amelie is in fact, the Best Film Ever