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Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews
Mark Kermode discusses the latest film releases with Simon Mayo. Lively, controversial and unmissable movie discussion. Broadcast live on Fridays at 2pm on BBC Radio 5 live.
Podcast, English, London, UK Genres: Films and Shows, TV and film

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Kermode: Martin Freeman, 12 December 14
Our guest is Martin Freeman who is starring in the last instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. Mark also reviews Merchants of Doubt, Electricity and Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.
Friday, 12-Dec-14 13:48 UTC
Kermode: Jude Law & Kevin MacDonald, 5 December 14
Our guests this week are Jude Law & Kevin MacDonald, star and director of Black Sea. Mark also reviews Penguins of Madagascar, St. Vincent, The Pyramid, Men, Women and Children, Get Santa and The Grandmaster.
Friday, 05-Dec-14 16:12 UTC
Kermode: Hugh Bonneville, 28 November 14
Hugh Bonneville is Mark and Simon`s studio guest, talking about his role as Mr Brown in Paddington. Mark reviews the film plus Horrible Bosses 2, Stations Of The Cross, Kajaki, Hockney, Concerning Violence and 2001
Friday, 28-Nov-14 16:00 UTC
Kermode: Mick Jagger, 21 November 14
Our guest is Mick Jagger, producer of Get On Up. Mark reviews The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, My Old Lady, The Homesman, Winter Sleep & What We Do In the Shadows.
Friday, 21-Nov-14 13:51 UTC
Kermode: Benedict Cumberbatch, 14 Nov 14
Our guest is star of The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch. Mark reviews The Drop, Diplomacy, Life Itself, Third Person & of course, Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!
Friday, 14-Nov-14 11:43 UTC
Kermode: Christopher Nolan, 7 November 14
Our guest is the director of the highly anticipated sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar CHRISTOPHER NOLAN. Other reviews are The November Man, The Skeleton Twins, Say When, Set Fire to the Stars and Leviathan.
Friday, 07-Nov-14 16:10 UTC
Kermode: Mike Leigh, 31 October 14
Sanjeev Bhaskar guest hosts. Mike Leigh talks to James King about his new film Mr. Turner, and James reviews Nightcrawler, Ouija, Horns, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman & more.
Friday, 31-Oct-14 10:22 UTC
Kermode: Toby Jones
Toby Jones joins Simon and Mark to talk about Serena. Mark reviews the film plus Fury, Love Rosie, Babadook and This Is Where I Leave You.
Friday, 24-Oct-14 15:34 UTC
Kermode: Robert Downey Junior, 17 October 14
Our guest is star of The Judge, Robert Downey Junior. Mark reviews that film, CitizenFour, Northern Soul, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, United We Fall & The Best of Me.
Friday, 17-Oct-14 15:33 UTC
Kermode: Hugh Grant, 10 October 14
Our guest is Hugh Grant. Mark reviews The Rewrite, '71, Annabelle, Effie Gray, The Maze Runner and The Calling.
Friday, 10-Oct-14 15:18 UTC
Kermode: David Fincher, 3 October 14
David Fincher, director of Gone Girl, is Simon and Mark's guest. Mark reviews the film plus Dracula Untold, Life After Beth, Dolphin Tale 2, Soul Boys Of The Western World, Draft Day and more.
Friday, 03-Oct-14 15:43 UTC
Kermode: Rosamund Pike, 25 September 14
Mark and Simon's guest is Rosamund Pike, star of What We Did On Our Holidays. Mark reviews The Equalizer, Maps to the Stars, Honeymoon & I Origins.
Thursday, 25-Sep-14 14:55 UTC
Kermode: The Riot Club, 19 September 14
In a shortened show, Mark reviews Riot Club, Walk Among the Tombstones, Magic in the Moonlight and 20,000 Days on Earth.
Friday, 19-Sep-14 13:57 UTC
Kermode: Bill Nighy, 12 September 14
Our guest is BILL NIGHY. Mark reviews Pride, In Order of Disappearance, A Most Wanted Man, Boxtrolls and more.
Friday, 12-Sep-14 12:46 UTC
Kermode: Nicole Kidman, 5 September 14
Mark and Simon's guest is Nicole Kidman. Mark reviews Before I Go To Sleep, Sex Tape, The Guest, Hundred Foot Journey and Life of Crime.
Friday, 05-Sep-14 08:19 UTC
Kermode: Jon Hamm, 29 August 14
Mark and Simon are back. Our guest is Jon Hamm and Mark reviews Million Dollar Arm, Let's Be Cops, If I Stay, Night Moves, Mystery Road and Obvious Child.
Friday, 29-Aug-14 15:12 UTC
Kermode: Daniel Radcliffe, 22 August 14
Edith and Robbie's guest is Daniel Radcliffe. Robbie reviews What If, Deliver Us From Evil, Lucy, Into The Storm, Two Days One Night, God Help The Girl and Sin City 2.
Friday, 22-Aug-14 09:21 UTC
Kermode: Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson, 15 August 14
Robbie Collin joins Edith Bowman this week. He’ll review The Expendables 3, Hector & the Search for Happiness, The Congress, The Rover, The Unbeatables & Blood Ties.
Friday, 15-Aug-14 12:29 UTC
Kermode: Kermode Uncut - Dick Smith
Mark Kermode pays tribute to Hollywood makeup artist Dick Smith.
Friday, 15-Aug-14 11:19 UTC
Kermode: Kermode Uncut: My Worst Ten Films Of The Year - Part 2
We are halfway through 2014 and here is the second half of my bottom ten of the year, from January to June.
Tuesday, 12-Aug-14 11:52 UTC
Kermode: Kermode Uncut - Best Ten Films of 2014 (Pt 2)
Mark Kermode with his top five films of the year so far.
Friday, 08-Aug-14 12:22 UTC
Kermode: Christina Hendricks, 8 August 14
Edith Bowman and James King’s guests are Christina Hendricks and John Slattery. James will be reviewing God’s Pocket, Planes 2, Welcome to New York, Lilting & All this Mayhem.
Friday, 08-Aug-14 08:26 UTC
Kermode: Kermode Uncut: My Worst Ten Films of 2014 (pt1): 05 Aug 14
Mark reveals the first five of his worst ten movies, from January to June.Remember, you can watch Kermode Uncut every Tuesday and Friday at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/markkermode/
Tuesday, 05-Aug-14 15:00 UTC
Kermode: Kermode Uncut: My Top Ten Films of 2014 (pt1), 01 Aug 14
While Mark and Simon are off on the Wittertainment summer cruise we'll bring you audio versions of Mark's twice-weekly film blog: Kermode Uncut.In this blog Mark reveals the first half of his top ten films of the year, from January to June.Remember, y
Friday, 01-Aug-14 15:00 UTC
Kermode: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 18 July 14
Mark reviews Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Pudsey The Dog: The Movie & Supermensch.
Friday, 18-Jul-14 08:26 UTC
Kermode: Keira Knightley, 11 July 14
Keira Knightley talks to Simon Mayo. Mark reviews Begin Again, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Boyhood, Bastards, Goltzius Goltzius And The Pelican Company & Mr Morgan’s Last Love.
Friday, 11-Jul-14 15:20 UTC
Kermode: Transformers: Age of Extinction, 04 July 14
Reviews of Tammy, The Anomaly, The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Plus Box Office Top 10 and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 04-Jul-14 09:57 UTC
Kermode: 27 June 14
Reviews of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, Chef, Walking on Sunshine, Cold in July, Seve and The Golden Dream, plus the Box Office Top 10 and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 27-Jun-14 14:56 UTC
Kermode: Ansel Elgort, 20 June 14
Simon speaks to Ansel Elgort about his role in The Fault In Our Stars, while Mark reviews Jersey Boys, 3 Days To Kill, The Art of the Steal, Miss Violence and more. Plus the usual Box Office and TV Movie of the Week chat.
Friday, 20-Jun-14 12:25 UTC
Kermode: 13 June 14
Reviews of Belle, T.S.Spivet, Devil’s Knot, Oculus and Of Horses and Men. Plus Box Office Top 10 and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 13-Jun-14 13:14 UTC
Kermode: Amma Asante and Tom Wilkinson, 6 June 14
Mark and Simon return with reviews of 22 Jump Street, Grace of Monaco, Fruitvale Station, Cheap Thrills & more. Plus an interview with Amma Asante and Tom Wilkinson, director and star of Belle.
Friday, 06-Jun-14 13:05 UTC
Kermode: Angelina Jolie & Seth MacFarlane
James King and Edith Bowman stand in for Mark and Simon. They talk to Angelina Jolie and Seth MacFarlane and review Maleficent. A Million Ways to Die in the West, Edge of Tomorrow, Jimmy’s Hall and more…
Friday, 30-May-14 15:27 UTC
Kermode: Patrick Stewart, 23 May 14
Simon Mayo chats to Sir Patrick Stewart about X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST and Mark reviews Blended, Fading Gigolo, Postman Pat The Movie, The Punk Singer and Heli. Plus Top Ten and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 23-May-14 15:22 UTC
Kermode: Gareth Edwards, 16 May 14
Gareth Edwards returns to the show to discuss his new film Godzilla, and Mark reviews The Two Faces of January, In Secret, A Touch of Sin and Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist.
Friday, 16-May-14 15:14 UTC
Kermode: Stephen Mangan, 9 May 14
Mark and Simon are joined by Stephen Mangan, who provides the voice of Postman Pat in the new big screen adaptation. Plus reviews of Frank, Sabotage, The Wind Rises and The Canyons. Plus UK Box Office Top 10 and TV Movie and DVD of the Week.
Friday, 09-May-14 15:16 UTC
Kermode: Michael Fassbender, 2 May 14
Mark and Simon’s guest is Michael Fassbender, who stars in Frank. Mark reviews Pompeii, Tarzan, Bad Neighbours, Blue Ruin & A Thousand Times Goodnight.
Friday, 02-May-14 08:18 UTC
Kermode: Kit Harington, April 25 2014
Mark and Simon's guest today is Kit Harington, star of Game of Thrones and the forthcoming disaster epic Pompeii. Reviews of Transcendence, The Other Woman, Tracks & Exhibition, Looking for Light and We Are the Freaks. Plus the UK Box Office Top 10 and TV
Friday, 25-Apr-14 09:08 UTC
Kermode: Emma Stone, 11 April 2014
David Morrissey is in the chair this week and we see the return of Boyd & Floyd stepping in to Mark’s shoes for the week. They’ll be reviewing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Khumba, The Last Days on Mars, Calvary, The Quiet Ones, The Raid 2 and Half of a Yello
Friday, 11-Apr-14 08:22 UTC
Kermode: Darren Aronofsky, 4 April 2014
Our guest is Darren Aronofksy, director of Noah, which Mark reviews. He’ll also run the rule over Rio 2, Divergent, The Double and A Story of Children and Film.
Friday, 04-Apr-14 09:21 UTC
Kermode: Ricky Gervais, 28 March 2014
Our guest is Ricky Gervais, who stars in Muppets Most Wanted as Dominic Badguy. Mark reviews that film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 20 Feet from Stardom, The Borderlands, The Past & Afternoon Delight. And on Five Live's 20th anniversary we run th
Friday, 28-Mar-14 15:19 UTC
Kermode: Chris Evans, 21 March 14
Mark and Simon's guest is Chris Evans (no, not that one) who stars in Captain America: Winter Soldier. Mark reviews A Long Way Down, Labor Day, Starred Up & The Unknown Known. Mark is in Seattle so it also features some transcontintental bickering.
Friday, 21-Mar-14 15:22 UTC
Kermode: One Hour Show, 14 March 14
A one hour show this week. Mark reviews Under the Skin, The Zero Theorem, Need for Speed and The Stag.
Friday, 14-Mar-14 11:18 UTC
Kermode: Terry Gilliam, 7 March 14
Our guest this week is Terry Gilliam, director of upcoming movie The Zero Theorem. Mark reviews 300: Rise of an Empire, Bullet, Escape from Planet Earth, Grand Budapest Hotel, Paranoia & Wake In Fright.
Friday, 07-Mar-14 10:16 UTC
Kermode: Emily Watson, 28 February 14
Emily Watson is our guest this week. Mark reviews The Book Thief, As the Palaces Burn, Non Stop, Ride Along, Unforgiven & We Are What We Are.
Friday, 28-Feb-14 16:27 UTC
Kermode: Colin Farrell & John Hurt, 21 February 14
Edith and James sit in for Mark and Simon. They talk to Colin Farrell and John Hurt; the former stars in A New York Winter’s Tale and the latter in Only Lovers Left Alive. James will review those films along with Stalingrad, Stranger by the Lake & Nymph()
Friday, 21-Feb-14 10:14 UTC
Kermode: Matt Damon, 14 February 14
Our guest is MATT DAMON, who stars in The Monuments Men, a film about the allied plan to rescue art from the Nazis. Mark reviews the film, as well as Her, The Lego Movie, Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy, Cuban Fury and Endless Love. Plus your TV Movie of
Friday, 14-Feb-14 11:12 UTC
Kermode: Gary Oldman & Ralph Fiennes, 7 February 2014
Gary Oldman talks Robocop and Ralph Fiennes talks The Invisible Woman, plus Box Office Top 10 and reviews of The Dallas Buyers Club and Mr Peabody & Sherman.
Friday, 07-Feb-14 16:07 UTC
Kermode: Nick Frost, 31 January 14
Our guest is NICK FROST who stars in forthcoming dance comedy CUBAN FURY. Mark reviews Lone Survivor, That Awkward Moment, I, Frankenstein & The Armstrong Lie.
Friday, 31-Jan-14 10:18 UTC
Kermode: Sir Kenneth Branagh, 24 January 2014
Sir Kenneth Branagh joins Simon and Mark live in the studio. Mark reviews his film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, plus August: Osage County, Grudge Match and Inside Llewyn Davis.
Friday, 24-Jan-14 10:25 UTC
Kermode: Coen Brothers & Juliette Lewis
It’s triple guest time on Wittertainment as both Coens and Juliette Lewis join us. Mark will review Devil’s Due, Crystal Fairy, The Wolf of Wall Street and Tim’s Vermeer, plus a dollop of Oscars chat.
Friday, 17-Jan-14 10:46 UTC
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