For anyone who’s into film, a great movie-related podcast is a must. But with so much choice out there it’s always best to do a bit of research and get some good recommendations when looking for a new podcast to listen to. From reviews to Hollywood history to interviews, there’s something to suit every film buff!

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Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review

Kicking things off nicely is Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review which is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live and is also available to listen to as a podcast.

Each episode, film critic Mark Kermode and radio presenter Simon Mayo cover the latest releases as well as some older ones that will be available on subscription-free services that week. They are often joined by actors and other guests for a lively and witty show.

Top tip: Individual reviews are available in an A-to-Z directory on the Five Live website.

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Scriptnotes

For those who like to dig a little deeper, Scriptnotes, hosted by John August and Craig Mazin, dives into the world of screenwriting.

With an admirable guest list and extensive archive, there’s plenty to explore when it comes to the creation of films.

How Did This Get Made?

Perfect for those who like a laugh, How Did This Get Made? doesn’t celebrate the best movies of all time, rather, some of the worst.

Comedians and actors Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas pick apart the most renowned cheesy and terrible films.

We’d also like to make a special mention to Paul Scheer’s other podcast Unspooled, where he takes a more sophisticated approach, discussing undisputed classic films.

Off Camera with Sam Jones

Sam Jones’s TV series come podcast is a fantastic example of long-form conversational interview, and you’ll want to hear what they have to say!

Featuring an extraordinary array of actors, producers, directors and musicians, the conversations are honest, witty and revealing. Will Ferrell, Thandie Newton, Sienna Miller and Andrew Garfield are just a few of the huge names that may pique your interest.

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Filmspotting

Filmspotting will keep your recent release radar turning with a weekly review of a new film. Hosts Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen also read listener feedback which helps you to feel engaged, why not get involved yourself?

Some special episodes even include the hosts performing parts of scenes with the guests, notably the one where Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg perform a scene from The Professional!

You Must Remember This

With rave reviews, the You Must Remember This podcast is the passion project of author and journalist Karina Longworth.

In her own words, Longworth describes the podcast as ‘dedicated to exploring the secrets and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century’. From secrets and scandals to lost history, this podcast will both intrigue and fascinate.

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Honourable Mentions:

• The Rewatchables
• Black on Black Cinema
• The Qwipster Film Review Podcast
• The Frame
• Hollywood Babble On

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About the author – Julie Harlow

A self-confessed techno-geek, Julie loves nothing more than keeping up to date with the latest releases, rumours and gadgets. She has been researching and writing blogs for JL Audio Visual since May 2020.