Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews

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.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Paul Bettany, 23 January 15

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    117 mins

    Our guest is Paul Bettany who stars in Mortdecai with Johnny Depp. Mark reviews Ex Machina, A Most Violent Year, Beyond Clueless & The Gambler.

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  • Domhnall Gleeson

    Fri, 16 Jan 15

    124 mins

    Our guest is star of Ex Machina Domhnall Gleeson. Mark reviews Whiplash, American Sniper, Testament of Youth, Wild & Paper Souls.

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  • Meryl Streep & Steve Carell, 9 January 15

    Fri, 9 Jan 15

    106 mins

    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.

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  • Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne

    Fri, 2 Jan 15

    103 mins

    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.

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  • Best of 2014, 26 December14

    Fri, 26 Dec 14

    105 mins

    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.

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  • Down the Pub Special, 19 December 14

    Fri, 12 Dec 14

    104 mins

    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.

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  • Martin Freeman, 12 December 14

    Fri, 12 Dec 14

    107 mins

    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.

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  • Jude Law & Kevin MacDonald, 5 December 14

    Fri, 5 Dec 14

    108 mins

    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.

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  • Hugh Bonneville, 28 November 14

    Fri, 28 Nov 14

    114 mins

    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

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  • Mick Jagger, 21 November 14

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

    116 mins

    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.

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