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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: 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: 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: 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: Leonardo DiCaprio
Mark and Simon’s guest is LEONARDO DICAPRIO who stars in The Wolf of Wall Street. Mark reviews 12 Years A Slave, The Railway Man, Delivery Man, Kiss The Water and 1:Life on the Limit.
Friday, 10-Jan-14 16:29 UTC
Kermode: Idris Elba and David O. Russell
Edith Bowman and James King stand in for Simon and Mark. James speaks to Idris Elba about Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, while Edith chats to David O. Russell, director of American Hustle. Plus reviews of Last Vegas, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,
Friday, 03-Jan-14 16:13 UTC
Kermode: Review of the Year
Highlights of the year's film reviews including Pain & Gain, Gravity, Iron Man 3 and Despicable Me 2. The best of the guests with Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench and more. Plus Mark's Top 10 of 2013.
Friday, 27-Dec-13 16:00 UTC
Kermode: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd & Neil Brand, 20 December 13
Pianist & composer Neil Brand joins Wittertainment for some festive musical frivolity. Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd talk about Anchorman 2, which Mark also reviews. He'll also give us his views on American Hustle, The Harry Hill Movie, Moshi Monsters: The M
Friday, 20-Dec-13 10:59 UTC
Kermode: Martin Freeman, 13 December 13
Our guest this week is MARTIN FREEMAN who plays Bilbo Baggins in the new Hobbit film, which Mark also reviews. Mark gives us his thoughts on Fill the Void, Tamla Rose & The Christmas Candle. Plus the shortlist for Well Done U, our short film competition i
Friday, 13-Dec-13 16:54 UTC
Kermode: Harvey Weinstein, 6 December 13
Our guest is Harvey Weinstein, who talks about the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom royal premiere and reflects on Nelson's life. Mark reviews Big Bad Wolves, Frozen, Getaway, Homefront, Kill Your Darlings, Nebraska and Oldboy.
Friday, 06-Dec-13 16:42 UTC
Kermode: Daniel Radcliffe 29 Nov
Simon chats to Daniel Radcliffe about playing Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings and Mark reviews Saving Mr. Banks, Carrie, Free Birds, Jeune et Jolie, The Best Man Holiday, Day of the Flowers and Leviathan. Plus TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 29-Nov-13 17:10 UTC
Kermode: Emma Thompson, 22 November 13
Mark interviews Emma Thompson, who stars in Saving Mr. Banks with Tom Hanks. Mark reviews The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Flu, The Family, Computer Chess, Vendetta and Parkland.
Friday, 22-Nov-13 10:57 UTC
Kermode: Jennifer Lawrence, 15 November 13
Reviews of The Butler, The Counsellor, Dom Hemingway, Don Jon, Pandora’s Promise and Utopia. Plus Jennifer Lawrence talks to Simon about her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Friday, 15-Nov-13 10:04 UTC
Kermode: Jude Law, 8th Nov 13
Mark and Simon return. Interview with Jude Law, reviews of Gravity, Seduced and Abandoned, How to Survive a Plague and In Fear.
Friday, 08-Nov-13 14:00 UTC
Kermode: David Morrissey, 1 November 13
David Morrissey and James King sit in for Simon and Mark. David talks to Joseph Gordon-Levitt about his directorial debut, Don Jon, and James speaks to Alfonso Cuaron about his much-anticipated sci-fi thriller Gravity. Plus reviews of Thor: The Dark World
Friday, 01-Nov-13 09:59 UTC
Kermode: Tom Hiddleston, 25 October 13
Loki! Loki! Loki! Tom Hiddleston chats to Mark and Simon about Thor: The Dark World, and Mark reviews Ender’s Game, One Chance, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, Closed Circuit, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Selfish Giant and more. Plus TV Movie o
Friday, 25-Oct-13 09:53 UTC
Kermode: Dame Judi Dench, 18 Oct 13
Simon speaks to Judi Dench about her role in Philomena, while Mark reviews Captain Phillips, Escape Plan, Turbo, Enough Said and more. Plus DVD and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 18-Oct-13 10:53 UTC
Kermode: Tom Hanks & Paul Greengrass, 11 Oct 13
Simon speaks to Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass about hijacking drama Captain Phillips. Mark reviews The Fifth Estate, Romeo and Juliet, Baggage Claim, Le Week-End, Machete Kills and more. Plus DVD and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 11-Oct-13 08:41 UTC
Kermode: James McAvoy, 04 Oct 2013
Simon speaks to James McAvoy and Mark reviews Filth, Sunshine on Leith, For Those In Peril, How I Live Now, Thanks For Sharing, Emperor and more. Plus the long awaited launch of the Wittertainment short film competition, Well Done U, and DVD and TV Movie
Friday, 04-Oct-13 15:44 UTC
Kermode: Dexter Fletcher, 27th Sept 13
Dexter Fletcher is live in the studio to discuss his second film as director, the Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith, and Mark Kermode reviews Blue Jasmine, Prisoners, Runner Runner, Girl Most Likely, Austenland and Mister John.
Friday, 27-Sep-13 15:51 UTC
Kermode: Cate Blanchett, 20th Sept 13
Simon speaks to Cate Blanchett about her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, while Mark reviews Diana, R.I.P.D, The Call, Cold Comes The Night, Metro Manila and more.
Friday, 20-Sep-13 15:15 UTC
Kermode: Richard Curtis, 30 Aug 13
Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo are joined by Richard Curtis, who talks about his new film About Time. Plus reviews of The Way, Way Back, Pain & Gain, One Direction - This Is Us and Neil Brand discusses his new three-part series Sound Of Cinema: The Music Tha
Friday, 30-Aug-13 13:00 UTC
Kermode: Amanda Seyfried, 16 August 13
James King and Jo Whiley stand in for the doctors this week. They are joined by Amanda Seyfried, who stars in forthcoming biopic Lovelace & Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, writers, directors and stars of The Way, Way Back. Reviews are Bachelorette, Planes, 2 Guns,
Friday, 16-Aug-13 15:45 UTC
Kermode: Chloe Moretz & Ruth Wilson, 9 August 13
Zoe and James are joined by Lone Ranger star Ruth Wilson and Hit Girl Chloe Grace Moretz. James reviews The Lone Ranger, Grown Ups 2, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Foxfire and Looking for Hortense. Plus the UK Box Office Top
Friday, 09-Aug-13 13:00 UTC
Kermode: Mark Kermode's Fifty Years of Film
To celebrate his 50th birthday, 5 live tells the story of Mark Kermode's lifetime in film.
Monday, 29-Jul-13 16:07 UTC
Kermode: Armando Iannucci, 26 July 13
Al Murray hosts and James King stands in for Mark. Armando Iannucci joins them live in the studio to talk about the forthcoming Alan Partridge movie, and James reviews The Wolverine, Viramundo, Frances Ha, Blackfish, Dial M for Murder & Days of Grace.
Friday, 26-Jul-13 10:26 UTC
Kermode: Pegg, Frost, Edgar Wright, 19 July 13
Our guests are the director, the two writers and the leads in THE WORLD’S END, Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost. Mark will review their latest offering of their Cornetto trilogy, plus Easy Money, Breathe In, Blancanieves & Wadjda.
Friday, 19-Jul-13 09:41 UTC
Kermode: Guillermo del Toro, 12 July 13
Simon and Mark talk to director Guillermo del Toro. Mark reviews Pacific Rim, Monsters University, We Steal Secrets, Trap for Cinderella & Citadel.
Friday, 12-Jul-13 15:37 UTC
Kermode: One Hour Show, 5 July 13
Mark and Simon review Now You See Me, The Internship, A Field in England, The Bling Ring, Bula Quo! And Out in the Dark.
Friday, 05-Jul-13 09:07 UTC
Kermode: One Hour Show, 28 June 13
Mark and Simon review Despicable Me 2, This is the End, Stand Up Guys, Hummingbird, The Battle of the Sexes, The East, The Stories We Tell & The Act of Killing. Plus your box office top ten and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 28-Jun-13 09:33 UTC
Kermode: Robert Carlyle & Billie Jean King 21 June 13
It’s an Edinburgh International Film Festival show as Mark and Simon are joined by Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Ken Hay, actor Robert Carlyle and former tennis world number 1 Billie Jean King. Mark reviews World War Z, Snitch, Like Someone In L
Friday, 21-Jun-13 15:00 UTC
Kermode: Joss Whedon and Henry Cavill
Our guests are the legend that is JOSS WHEDON, who joins Simon and Mark in the studio and HENRY CAVILL, who plays Superman in Man of Steel. Mark reviews Much Ado About Nothing, Man of Steel, Admission, Summer in February, Stuck in Love & Paradise: Love.
Friday, 14-Jun-13 08:41 UTC
Kermode: Michael Douglas, 7 June 13
Our guest this week is Michael Douglas who stars in Liberace movie Behind the Candelabra. As well as that movie, Mark will review The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, Will Smith’s After Earth, Michael Shannon in The Iceman, The Last Exorcism Part II and Thérès
Friday, 07-Jun-13 10:11 UTC
Kermode: Michael Shannon & Shane Meadows, 31 May 13
Zoe Ball and James King stand in for Simon and Mark this week. Zoe talks to Michael Shannon who stars in The Iceman, and James chats to Shane Meadows, director of forthcoming Stone Roses film Made of Stone. Reviews of Blood, Byzantium, Everybody Has a Pla
Friday, 31-May-13 09:57 UTC
Kermode: Saoirse Ronan, 24 May 13
Our guest is Saoirse Ronan who stars in the forthcoming vampire flick Byzantium. Mark will review animated adventure Epic, The Hangover Part III, Grave of the Fireflies , My Neighbour Totoro, Something in the Air and The Big Wedding. Plus your correspond
Friday, 24-May-13 09:38 UTC
Kermode: Jason Isaacs, 17 May 13
We say "Hello to Jason Isaacs" as the great man himself joins Simon and Mark live in the studio. Mark reviews The Great Gatsby, The Liability, Beware of Mr. Baker, Fast & Furious 6 and The Stoker. Plus Jason Isaacs' TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 17-May-13 18:23 UTC
Kermode: JJ Abrams, 10 May 13
JJ Abrams, director of Star Trek Into Darkness joins Simon and Mark to discuss the movie. Mark will also review Deadfall starring Eric Bana, Mud, which stars Matthew McConaughey, Mira Naira's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Our Children and A Hijacking. Als
Friday, 10-May-13 09:22 UTC
Kermode: Pedro Almodovar 03 May 13
Our guest this week is Pedro Almodovar, who joins us to talk I’m So Excited. We’ll also have reviews of 21 And Over, Dead Man Down, Gimme The Loot and All Stars. Plus the UK Box Office Top Ten, DVD of the Week and TV Movie of the Week
Friday, 03-May-13 15:40 UTC
Kermode: Gwyneth Paltrow, 26 April 13
Our guest this week is Gwyneth Paltrow, who joins us to talk Iron Man 3. We'll have reviews of Bernie, The Look of Love, White Elephant, In the Fog and The ABCs of Death. Plus your UK Box Office Top Ten, DVD of the Week and TV Movie of the Week.
Friday, 26-Apr-13 15:48 UTC
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