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  • A very British podcast about very British movies...with the occasional hint of professionalism
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  • Aug 1 2022

    Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism.

    This week, join Scott and Steven as they review Mike Leigh's tale of twins, pineapples, burger vans and and chocolate coated sex.

    Life Is Sweet (1990)

    The working-class malaise of suburban London is captured in this comedic drama, which focuses on twin sisters Natalie (Claire Skinner) and Nicola (Jane Horrocks) and their parents: easygoing Andy (Jim Broadbent) and his optimistic wife, Wendy (Alison Steadman). While Natalie has a plumbing job, and tends to take after her mom with her bright outlook, Nicola is on the dole and perpetually dwells on the negative. Will the cloud over Nicola's head ever lift?

    "Take my word for it - that is an evil spoon."

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    email: reelbritannia@gmail.com

     

    #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #lifeissweet #mikeleigh 

     

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    Scott and Steven

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    59 mins
  • Jul 24 2022

    Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism.

    Murder and voyeurism are the order of the day this week as Scott is joined by his Stinking Pause Podcast co hosts, Paul and Charlie to chat about Michael Powell's classic movie:

    Peeping Tom (1960)

    Loner Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm) works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he's making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen (Anna Massey), the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he tells her vaguely about the movie he is making. She sneaks into Mark's apartment to watch it and is horrified by what she sees -- especially when Mark catches her.

    "Do you know what the most frightening thing in the world is? It's fear."

    You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts

    Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod

    Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you

     

    email: reelbritannia@gmail.com

     

    #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #peepingtom

     

    Thanks for listening

    Scott, Paul and Charlie

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    57 mins
  • Jul 4 2022

    Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism.

    Surreal schoolboy shenanigans this week as Scott, Steven and Anthony uncover the very dark side of public school in the sixties.

    If (1968)

    Lindsay Anderson’s If.... is a daringly anarchic vision of British society, set in a boarding school in late-sixties England. Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis, who, along with his school chums, trumps authority at every turn, finally emerging as a violent savior in the vicious games of one-upmanship played by both students and masters. Mixing color and black and white as audaciously as it mixes fantasy and reality, If…. remains one of cinema’s most unforgettable rebel yells.

    "Education in Britain is a nubile Cinderella: sparsely clad and much interfered with."

     

    You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts

    Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod

    Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you

     

    email: reelbritannia@gmail.com

     

    #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #if #ifmovie 

     

    Thanks for listening



    Scott, Steven and Anthony

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    59 mins

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