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.
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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.
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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'.
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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.
Anna and James review the last films they show before cinemas shut down for the foreseeable future.
In this bonus episode, Anna and James offer their film, TV and book suggestions for those stuck at home.
Anna and James take a trip down memory lane as they discuss films from their childhood. Warning: contains painfully embarrassing stories.
This week's episode of the podcast sees Anna and James take on 'Greed' and 'Uncut Gems'.
- The billionaire who inspired 'Greed'
- The …
James and Anna are back! This week they sit down to talk about 'Emma' and 'Sonic The Hedgehog'.
- Mini review of 'The Lighthouse'
- Sonic The Hedgehog video games
- Was the 'Sonic The Hedgehog' …
Mister Rogers and Harley Quinn are the talk of this week's podcast!Anna and James deep dive into 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood' and 'Birds Of …
Anna and James dedicate an entire episode of the podcast to talking about Bong Joon-Ho's Oscar-winning film, 'Parasite'.
- Anna vs the weather
- James' birthday
- Military Wives & Sharon Hogan
- The …
On this week's episode of the Close-Up Culture Podcast, Anna and James give their thoughts on 'Bombshell' and 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker'.
On this week's special edition of the Close-Up Culture Podcast, Anna and James give their picks and predictions for every category at the 92nd …
Anna takes a break from her hectic schedule to chat with James about 'Just Mercy' and 'The Personal History Of David Copperfield'.
Anna and James jump straight into the action with reviews of 'The Gentlemen' and '1917'.
Let's get weird... On this week's podcast, Anna and James dive into two of the most talked about films from recent weeks - Jojo Rabbit and Cats.
It's time for a post-Christmas catch up! Anna and James are back to talk about their holidays and review Greta Gerwig's Little Women.
In this epic two-part podcast, Anna and James take us through their decade in film.
In this epic two-part podcast, Anna and James take us through their decade in film.
As we prepare to say goodbye to 2019, Anna and James list off their favourite things (books, music, theatre and film) of the year.
Let's get festive! On this special episode of the podcast, Anna and James chat about Last Christmas and Frozen 2. They also share their favourite Christmas movies.
Crushes on Kristen Stewart, Daniel Craig's accent, and Ana de Armas' eyes are all topics of discussion on this week's episode of the podcast. Anna also gives her thoughts on 'A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg', while James …
Are you ready for something different? Anna and James draw questions from the mystery hat in this rather random episode of the podcast. Be prepared for AMSR, embarrassing stories, hypothetical questions, and much more.
In this travel themed episode, Anna and James sit down for a chat about 'The Aeronauts' and 'Le Mans '66' (known in some countries as 'Ford vs Ferrari'). They also talk about their recent trips to The Tate Modern.
In this week's episode, Anna and James try to wrap their heads around 'The Good Liar' and 'Luce'. Anna also catches us up on her recent trips to the theatre.
In this week's podcast, Anna and James jump straight into their reviews of Bart Freundlich's 'After The Wedding' and Ken Loach's 'Sorry We Missed You'.
Scaredy-cats Anna and James review two children's films - The Addams Family and Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil - to celebrate Halloween.
Shia LaBeouf, whistleblowers and professional wrestling are all topics of conversation as Anna and James give their thoughts on the films 'Official Secrets' and 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'.
Anna and James give their thoughts on a number of films from the 2019 BFI London Film Festival. The podcast includes reactions to "Judy & Punch", "Rocks", "The Other Lamb", "Western Stars" and "Ordinary Love".
Fresh from the BFI London Film Festival, Anna and James sit down to discuss a huge week for movies with the releases of 'Judy' and 'Joker'. Warning: This podcast includes in-depth spoilers!
Anna and James discuss a few of their favourite music videos, including ones by Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry, Courtney Barnett, Lily Allen and Tame Impala.
Join Anna and James as they record their thoughts on the go at this year's Raindance Film Festival.
Short films are back on the podcast menu! Anna and James chat about three shorts that are centred on relationships.
On the 20th episode of the Close-Up Culture Podcast, Anna and James talk about their experiences at film festivals. They also preview the upcoming …
On this week's episode of the podcast, our hosts try to make sense of The Informer and chat about Pain And Glory.
On this week's podcast, Anna and James tackle one of the biggest and most controversial TV shows of the year.
In the 17th episode of the podcast, Anna and James discuss an outrageous comedy and a family adventure movie.
Anna and James discuss 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' and rank their favourite Quentin Tarantino films.
Anna and James sit down to chat about 'Blinded By The Light' and 'Animals'.
Anna and James discuss all things Sharp Objects - the book and the TV series.
Did Anna enjoy her first time watching The Lion King? What annoyed James about The Current War? Find out on the latest episode of the Close-Up …
End Game? Booksmart? Midsommar? Anna and James chat about their favourite films of 2019 so far.
Anna and James follow up the 10th episode special by chatting about three shorts films.
It's the 10th episode special! Anna and James celebrate by chatting about 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' and 'Anna'.
Anna and James give their thoughts on two of the most eagerly anticipated films of the summer.
Anna and James have plenty to chat about as they catch up for the first time in a fortnight. The two also give their thoughts on the new Men In Black movie, Tessa Thompson, and Pawny.
Black Mirror newbies Anna and James dig their teeth into season five of the acclaimed series.
Laser tag, Millie Bobby Brown and Screen X are all topics of conversation as Anna and James share their thoughts on 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters' and 'The Secret Life Of Pets 2'.
Anna is back from holiday to talk about Aladdin, Rocketman and music biopics.
Anna and James mix things up by chatting about three short films currently on the festival circuit.
Anna and James sit down to chat about the finale of 'Game of Thrones', 'Detective Pikachu' (what scared Anna?), and 'The Hustle' (what annoyed James?).
Enjoy! - And beware of spoilers!
Anna and James are back for the second episode of the Close-Up Culture Podcast! This week they chat about 'Beats', 'Booksmart', 'A Dog's Journey' (if …
Anna and James review 'Long Shot', 'Tolkien', Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile', and 'You Go To My Head'.
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