Are sex scenes hotter than porn? And if so, why? These are the questions we discuss in detail on this episode of Sexy Sunday!
This week we dive into Anouchka's favourite show Weeds, and the surprisingly raunchy number of sex scenes. We discuss our favourite scenes, as well as how much we can understand about the characters from just their sex …
Anouchka and Jess discuss the multitude of sex scenes in the hit period drama, Bridgerton. This includes a chat about the strange sex appeal of …
Anouchka and Jessica talk about 'will they or won't they?' on-screen couples, starting with the disappointing climax to How I Met Your Mother.
This week we look at American Psycho, a cult classic and Anouchka's favourite movie! Be prepared to know all the American Psycho trivia, as well as a …
Why do all these fanfiction movies romanticise abusive relationships? And why is there always the "bad boy who's actually sensitive" and "plain girl that everyone fancies" trope in these films? These are the questions …
Join us as we look at Joe's creepy sexual conquests, discussing in detail which love interest we preferred (spoiler alert: it wasn't Beck) and where we have lots of fun dissecting all the hot sex scenes.
This week we join the new graduates at Pierpoint as they navigate their new high-stress jobs and their sexual relationships. And there are many sexual conquests to explore, especially lots of exciting build-up and …
Anna and James say goodbye (for now) as they review the Netflix documentary, The Tinder Swindler.
Join us as we dissect Fleabag's sexual escapades in all their awkward glory! And, of course, where we show our love to the Hot Priest and all the juicy sexual tension.
This week we go ALL IN on the new Gossip Girl, a reboot that (in our opinion) is simultaneously boring and gives you whiplash! But how do we feel …
Join us this week as we discuss the Polish show "Sexify", where we lust after Polish Timmy, revel in the antics of the Easter episode, and dissect …
This week we journey back to the early 2000s and dive into the sex scenes of Entourage, looking at how the show has aged and whether the characters are purely misogynistic or a critique of misogyny. Or perhaps a bit of …
Join us as we dissect the awkward sex lives of Moordale's own, discussing in detail what impact the sex scenes have on the storylines and whether this show is as subversive as it thinks it is.
Close-Up Culture is five years old! James and Anna celebrate this special birthday by talking about the quirks and perks of running a website.
James gives his take on Dexter: New Blood and the controversial finale.
Anna and James give their candid thoughts on the Shrek and Princess Diana musicals.
Anna reviews the Paul Thomas Anderson film, Licorice Pizza.
Anna and James get jolly with two Christmas movies.
Anna and James give their thoughts on Spencer, Princess Diana, the Royals, Kristen Stewart's performance, and much more.
Anna and James review films from this year's Raindance Film Festival.
Anna reviews Dune, the feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel.
James gives his thoughts on the Edgar Wright film, Last Night In Soho.
Anna reviews the new Wes Anderson film, The French Dispatch.
Anna and James review short films from the 2021 BFI London Film Festival.
In this Tasty Debrief, Anna talks to Steph McNeil, an actor and creator, about mental health and how it can be affected by acting, social media, the entertainment industry and everyday life.
Anna and James review He's All That & Free Guy.
James gives his quick thoughts on the trailer for Pablo Larraín's film, Spencer.
Anna reviews Janicza Bravo's film, Zola.
Anna reviews the true-life spy thriller, The Courier.
Anna and James give their thoughts on Black Widow and Old.
Anna gives her thoughts on the 2015 film, People Places Things.
Anna and James talk about A Quiet Place Part II, How I Live Now and much more.
Anna gives her thoughts on the new Disney film, Cruella.
James gives some quick thoughts on The Woman In The Window.
Anna and James review Promising Young Woman and Nomadland.
Anna reviews the 2019 film, Ready Or Not.
Anna talks about the 2020 Christmas movie, Happiest Season.
Anna reviews Olivia Rodrigo's debut album, Sour.
Anna gives her thoughts on The Mitchells Vs. The Machines.
James returns to the cinema and gives his thoughts on Godzilla V Kong.
Anna gives her thoughts on the Nick Hornby book, About A Boy.
Anna and James discuss Sound Of Metal and Palm Springs.
Anna gives her thoughts on Taylor Swift's re-recorded version of her 2008 album, Fearless.
- I Care A Lot
- Jennifer's Body
- Suicide Squad 2 Trailer
- The Flight Attendant
- Temptation Island
- The Hunt
Anna gives her thoughts on Robert Harris' book, The Second Sleep.
Anna reviews Gillian Flynn's book Dark Places.
It's the first episode of the Tasty Debrief! James gives his mini review of the TV show, Your Honor.
Anna and James discuss the Amy Poehler film, Moxie.
It's the 100th episode special! Join Anna and James as they reminisce about the podcast and name some of their favourite moments.
Anna and James give their thoughts on The Dig.
Anna and James give their thoughts on Malcolm & Marie.
Anna and James discuss books and other ideas they'd like to see turned into films.
Anna and James review Disaster Movie (2008).
Anna and James review the Amazon Prime film, Songbird.
Anna and James review One Night In Miami.
Anna and James review Euphoria: F**k Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob.
Anna and James review the Netflix film Saint Frances.
Anna and James review the Netflix film Pieces Of A Woman.
Anna and James review Hillbilly Elegy.
Anna and James discuss their favourite - and least favourite - things to come out of 2020.
Anna and James share their favourite Christmas movies.
Anna and James answer some Christmassy questions.
Anna and James review Euphoria: Trouble Don't Last Always.
Anna and James pitch their fantasy Christmas movies and a TV special.
Anna and James try to decode a selection of badly explained movie plots.
Anna and James review Charlie Kaufman's film I'm Thinking Of Ending Things.
Anna goes solo to review some short films from the 2020 Raindance Film Festival.
Anna and James review the new David Bowie biopic, Stardust.
Anna and James watch the new Netflix film, 'Rebecca'.
Anna and James head to Cineworld for the last time in a while to review Saint Maud.
Anna and James review 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan'.
Anna and James review a selection of short films from the BFI London Film Festival.
Anna and James review The Devil All The Time.
Anna and James fire up Netflix to review Enola Holmes.
Anna and James attempt to review Bill & Ted Face The Music.
Anna and James talk about two Shia LaBeouf films, Holes and Honey Boy.
.teneT ,mlif wen s'naloN rehpotsirhC weiver ot amenic eht ot kcab daeh semaJ dna annA
Anna and James head back to the cinema to review Christopher Nolan's new film, Tenet.
Anna and James review the final six episodes of May I Destroy You.
Anna and James chat about the first six episodes of the BBC series, May I Destroy You.
Anna and James review two more Studio Ghibli films, My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away.
Anna and James discuss their favourite films of all time, The Muppets and The Big Lebowski.
Anna and James review two more Studio Ghibli films, Kiki's Delivery Service & Howl's Moving Castle.
Anna and James chat about their mutual love of Kristen Stewart. They talk about her upcoming role as Princess Diana, 'Crickets', 'Clouds Of Sils …
Anna and James review two recommended bad films.
Anna interviews directors Tom Basis and Robert Summerlin about their short film, 'The Poet And The Plant'.
Read Anna's review: …
James and Anna share their thoughts on Twilight, lip twitches, vampire baseball, and much more.
James and Anna review October Kiss (2015) and Serenity (2019).
Anna and James build fantasy movies with a budget of £15 million. What will they dream up?
Anna pitches a horror starring Jack Nicholson and Barney …
Anna and James try to understand two critically panned films, Tall Girl and Little Man.
Anna and James debate and discuss a series of topics:
- Who is the best female character from an action movie?
- Which superhero would win the Hunger …
It is a battle of the brothers as Mark defends his Close-Up Culture Film Quiz crown against James.
Anna and James review two Studio Ghibli films that are currently streaming on Netflix, Porco Rosso and The Wind Rises.
Anna and James review two films on Netflix - Mid90s and Colette.
Anna takes on Mark in the second Close-Up Culture Podcast film quiz. Will Anna keep hold of the Pawny trophy?
Anna and James discuss two classic films starring the great Audrey Hepburn.
Anna and James keep a 6ft distance as they review 'All The Bright Places' and 'Midsommar'.
To celebrate the 50th episode of the podcast, Anna and James face off in a big film quiz. Who will emerge as the first Close-Up Culture Quiz Master.
Are you the creator of this podcast?
and pick the featured episodes for your show.
Connect with listeners
Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fansYes, let's begin connecting
Find new listeners
Understand your audience
Engage your fanbase