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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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Episodes

Kermode: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Star of San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson, joins Simon and Mark live in the studio. Mark reviews Tomorrowland, Poltergeist, Return to Sender, A Girl Walks Home Alone and We Are Many.
Friday, 22-May-15 10:14 UTC
Kermode: Emily Watson, 15 May 15
Our special guest Emily Watson talks about A Royal Night Out. Mark reviews the film plus Mad Max: Fury Road, A Fuller Life, Pitch Perfect 2 and The Clouds Of Sils.
Friday, 15-May-15 15:28 UTC
Kermode: Jon Stewart 7 May 15
Our special guest is Jon Stewart, presenter of The Daily Show, who has directed his first movie, Rosewater. Mark reviews the film, plus Top Five, Big Game, Girlhood, Spooks: The Greater Good, Phoenix, The Age Of Adaline and Stray Dogs.
Thursday, 07-May-15 15:24 UTC
Kermode: Carey Mulligan, 1 May 15
Our guest is Carey Mulligan, who plays Bathsheba Everdene in Thomas Vinterberg's new adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd. Mark reviews that film along with Unfriended, Two By Two, Monsters: Dark Continent & Anti-Social.
Friday, 01-May-15 11:02 UTC
Kermode: Scarlett Johansson & Mark Ruffalo, 24 April 15
Our guests are two stars of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlett Johansson & Mark Ruffalo. Along with that film, Mark will review The Falling, The Good Lie, Stonehearst Asylum, Emperor's New Clothes & Au revoir l'été.
Friday, 24-Apr-15 11:11 UTC
Kermode: Alan Rickman, 17 April 15
Edith Bowman and James King's guest is Alan Rickman, who stars in A Little Chaos. James reviews The Salvation, Child 44, The Town that Dreaded Sundown, Glassland, The Dark Horse and The Last Five Years.
Friday, 17-Apr-15 10:02 UTC
Kermode: Keanu Reeves, 10 April 15
Edith Bowman and Robbie Collin sit in for Simon and Mark. Special Guest Keanu Reeves talks about his new film John Wick. Plus reviews of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Lost River, Woman In Gold, Good Kill and Force Majeure.
Friday, 10-Apr-15 13:40 UTC
Kermode: Russell Crowe, 27 March 15
Our guest is director and star of The Water Diviner, Russell Crowe. We review The Face of an Angel, Wild Tales, Seventh Son, Spongebob Squarepants, Get Hard, The Signal & Robot Overlords.
Friday, 27-Mar-15 09:25 UTC
Kermode: Sir Kenneth Branagh, 20 March 15
Our guest is director of Cinderella, Sir Kenneth Branagh. Mark reviews Wild Card, Home, The Gunman, The Voices, Divergent: Insurgent and Mommy. Plus your TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 20-Mar-15 09:43 UTC
Kermode: One Hour Show, 13 March 15
Mark reviews X+Y, Suite Francaise and Run All Night.
Friday, 13-Mar-15 13:48 UTC
Kermode: Sean Penn, 06 Mar 15
Mark reviews Chappie, Still Alice, Unfinished Business and White Bird In A Blizzard. Special guest is Sean Penn.
Friday, 06-Mar-15 16:38 UTC
Kermode: Sigourney Weaver, 27 Feb 15
Mark reviews The Boy Next Door, The Second Best Marigold Hotel, It Follows, Focus, Catch Me Daddy & Tales of Hoffman. Plus special guest Sigourney Weaver.
Friday, 27-Feb-15 16:19 UTC
Kermode: Sidse Babett Knudsen, 20 February 15
Robbie Collin and Edith Bowman stand in for Mark and Simon this week. Robbie reviews The Duke of Burgundy, Project Almanac, Predestination, The Wedding Ringer and Cake. Plus our guest is Sidse Babett Knudsen.
Friday, 20-Feb-15 17:03 UTC
Kermode: 13 Feb 15 Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore joins Simon and Mark to talk about her new film Still Alice. Mark reviews Fifty Shades of Grey, Love Is Strange, Love Is All, Coherence, Snow In Paradise and Dancing In Jaffa.
Friday, 13-Feb-15 16:06 UTC
Kermode: David Oyelowo and Stephen Fry, 6 February 15
Mark reviews Selma, Jupiter Ascending, Shaun the Sheep Movie and The Interview. Our guests are David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr in Selma and Stephen Fry who tells us all about this year's BAFTAs.
Friday, 06-Feb-15 14:58 UTC
Kermode: Colin Firth, 30 January 15
Mark reviews Kingsman, Big Hero 6, Trash, Inherent Vice & Son of a Gun. Our interviewee is Colin Firth.
Friday, 30-Jan-15 13:15 UTC
Kermode: Paul Bettany, 23 January 15
Our guest is Paul Bettany who stars in Mortdecai with Johnny Depp. Mark reviews Ex Machina, A Most Violent Year, Beyond Clueless & The Gambler.
Friday, 23-Jan-15 13:54 UTC
Kermode: Domhnall Gleeson
Our guest is star of Ex Machina Domhnall Gleeson. Mark reviews Whiplash, American Sniper, Testament of Youth, Wild & Paper Souls.
Friday, 16-Jan-15 16:17 UTC
Kermode: Meryl Streep & Steve Carell, 9 January 15
Mark and Simon's guests are the stars of Into the Woods and Foxcatcher, both of which are reviewed by Mark along with Taken 3.
Friday, 09-Jan-15 12:40 UTC
Kermode: Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne
Sanjeev Bhaskar and James King sit in for Simon and Mark with guests Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne. Reviews of Birdman, The Theory Of Everything, The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death, Dying Of The Light and Enemy.
Friday, 02-Jan-15 15:55 UTC
Kermode: Best of 2014, 26 December14
Our highlights show featuring Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Toby Jones, David Fincher and Benedict Cumberbatch. Plus Mark's reviews of Pudsey: The Movie, Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, Transformer's Age of Extinction & Horrible Bosses 2.
Friday, 26-Dec-14 12:00 UTC
Kermode: Down the Pub Special, 19 December 14
We went to the pub for today's show. Our guests are Bill Paterson, Tim Burton, David Morrissey and Amma Asante. Mark reviews Exodus: GOds and Kings, Dumb & Dumber To, Annie, Big Eyes, Unbroken & Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
Friday, 12-Dec-14 16:43 UTC
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
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