Dallas and Lee dive into the controversey surrounding the latest Netflix movie 'Cuties' which has been the subject of a 'Cancel Netflix' campaign from American politicians, conservative provocateurs and QAnon supporters.
Directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, 'Cuties' is a French movie that critiques society’s sexualisation of girls. The movie follows an 11-year-old Senegalese girl living in Paris who dreams of joining a local dance clique. She decides to protest her parents’ strict household and join the other girls in dancing their way through competitions, trying to make a name for themselves.
With COVID bringing so many festivals to a close or going online, it was great relief that the 2020 Venice Film Festival went ahead with Dallas making the trip to Italy to enjoy a range of films. Dallas shares with us his unique experience of attending a festival during this period, the highlights of the festival and sharing his recommendations.
One of the best films of the year for both Dallas and Lee has been Scott Graham's 'Run' which is now available on digital download and DVD now. To celebrate its release and shine a light on the film after lockdown put a halt to its rollout in cinemas, we've decided to record an audio commentary looking at the making of the film, the fantastic casting, why it resonates with us, the soundtrack and breaking the movie down.
'The daily grind of working in a fish factory has got at 30-something Finnie (Mark Stanley). Taking on too much responsibility too young, he longs to be that arrogant, carefree teenager again, who spent his nights racing cars through Fraserburgh’s neon-soaked streets. When his own car racing teenage son Kid (Anders Hayward) gets his girlfriend Kelly (Marli Siu) pregnant, Finnie gains an inescapable reminder of where he thinks his own life went wrong. Unable to articulate his depression to his wife Katie (Amy Manson), he borrows Kid’s car for an after-dark joyride. It might lead to a new understanding of himself — or might just cost him everything.'
Check out our interviews with the talent behind 'Run', Scott Graham (writer/director) and Marli Siu
TENET is now beginning to open up around the world and Dallas and Lee share their initial reaction to the latest film from Christopher Nolan.
They also look at the news and trailers coming out of the DC FanDome event which previewed their upcoming slate of movies from The Batman to Wonder Woman 1984.
Cinemas in the UK are starting to open up again ahead of TENET's release on the 26th of August, Lee shares with Dallas his experience of returning to the cinema as they and audiences adapt to the new normal.