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The new home of Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo. They’re back, and it’s bigger, and better and larger-er and more-er. Film reviews, TV reviews, and all your conversation around movie and non-movie related stuff. Plus a whole bunch of recommendations to watch in cinemas, on all streaming services and on physical media. As well as the film and TV reviews, Mark and Simon will be talking about anything and everything. Punctuation, Thunderbirds, obscure German pop music, fax machines, subtitles, MRI scans, magic, school assemblies, Scandinavia, and don’t forget the dad jokes. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Want more Kermode & Mayo? Subscribe to Kermode & Mayo’s Extra Takes for ad-free listening plus access to our subscriber-exclusive show - TAKE TWO, new episodes every Monday. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts by clicking try free at the top of our show page. If you’re not a fruit-based person, never fear! Subscribe at to get access on your preferred podcast platform. There's more to discover at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Episode Date
Fly Me to the Moon, Hundreds of Beavers, Longlegs & Despicable Me 4
Jul 11, 2024
Jul 09, 2024
Ti West, Maxxxine, Blue Lock The Movie – Episode Nagi & Kill
Jul 04, 2024
TYRION LANNISTER knows how to play the Game...of Thrones SHRINK THE BOX
Jul 02, 2024
Jesse Plemons and Yorgos Lanthimos, Kinds of Kindness, A Quiet Place: Day One, Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1
Jun 27, 2024
SYDNEY from THE BEAR: when will she reach her boiling point? SHRINK THE BOX
Jun 25, 2024
Asif Kapadia & Joe Sabia, Federer: Twelve Final Days, Green Border, The Exorcism & The Bikeriders
Jun 20, 2024
CHANDLER BING: could it BE any more complicated? SHRINK THE BOX
Jun 18, 2024
Jeff Nichols, Freud’s Last Session, Arcadian & Inside Out 2
Jun 13, 2024
MICHAEL SCOTT invites you into The Office: SHRINK THE BOX
Jun 11, 2024
Richard Linklater, Hit Man, The Dead Don’t Hurt & Bad Boys: Ride or Die
Jun 06, 2024
Jun 04, 2024
Benedict Cumberbatch, Eric, The Beast & Sting
May 30, 2024
LARRY DAVID: Curb star who falls out with everyone in SHRINK THE BOX
May 28, 2024
George Miller, Furiosa, In Flames & The Garfield Movie
May 23, 2024
TOMMY SHELBY: We Peek Behind the Blinders in SHRINK THE BOX
May 21, 2024
Vicky McClure, If, Two Tickets to Greece & Hoard
May 16, 2024
May 14, 2024
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and John Krasinski, Made in England, La Chimera & Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
May 10, 2024
FRASIER CRANE: Inside the mind of the Seattle psychiatrist on this week’s SHRINK THE BOX
May 07, 2024
Josh O’Connor, La Chimera, Love Lies Bleeding, The Idea of You & The Fall Guy
May 03, 2024
Ordinary Angels, Boy Kills World, I.S.S., Challengers & The American Society of Magical Negroes
Apr 26, 2024
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Highlights and Lowlights so far this year
Apr 19, 2024
Kirsten Dunst & Alex Garland, Civil War, The Teachers’ Lounge, The First Omen & Back to Black
Apr 12, 2024
Dev Patel, Monkey Man, Evil Does Not Exist, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire & Seize Them!
Apr 05, 2024
Ewan McGregor, A Gentleman in Moscow, Mothers’ Instinct & Silver Haze
Mar 29, 2024
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Immaculate & Late Night with the Devil
Mar 22, 2024
Cate Blanchett, The New Boy, Monster & Drive Away Dolls
Mar 15, 2024
Ava DuVernay, Origin, The Inventor & High and Low – John Galliano
Mar 08, 2024
Oscars 2024 Best Picture Special
Mar 04, 2024
Denis Villeneuve & Hans Zimmer, Dune: Part Two, Four Daughters & Lisa Frankenstein
Mar 01, 2024
Jonathan Glazer, Perfect Days, Madame Web, Shoshana & Wicked Little Letters
Feb 23, 2024
Michael Winterbottom, Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son, Bob Marley: One Love & The Taste of Things
Feb 16, 2024
Steve McQueen and Bianca Stigter, Occupied City, Your Fat Friend & The Iron Claw
Feb 09, 2024
Jeffrey Wright, Cillian Murphy, American Fiction, Oppenheimer Revisited, The Zone of Interest in & Argylle
Feb 02, 2024
Andrew Haigh, All Of Us Strangers, Baghead & The Color Purple
Jan 26, 2024
Daniel Kaluuya, The Kitchen, The End Where We Start From & The Holdovers
Jan 19, 2024
Emma Stone and Ramy Youssef, Poor Things, The Disappearance of Shere Hite & The Boys in the Boat
Jan 12, 2024
James Hawes, One Life, Night Swim & Good Grief
Jan 05, 2024
Raging Grace, Priscilla & Scala!!!, BEST and WORST films of 2023
Dec 29, 2023
Zack Snyder, Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire, The Boy and the Heron & Ferrari
Dec 22, 2023
Taika Waititi and Jaiyah Saelua, Next Goal Wins, What Happens Later, The Three Musketeers: Milady & Godzilla Minus One
Dec 15, 2023
Paul King & Simon Farnaby, Wonka, Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain & Leave the World Behind
Dec 08, 2023
George Mackay, Femme, Jason Isaacs, Archie & Eileen
Dec 01, 2023
Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby, Jodie Whittaker, Napoleon, One Night & The Eternal Daughter
Nov 24, 2023
Todd Haynes, May December, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, The Marvels & Saltburn
Nov 17, 2023
Emerald Fennell, The Automat, Anatomy Of A Fall & Dream Scenario
Nov 10, 2023
Gabriel Byrne, Dance First, How To Have Sex, Bottoms & The Killer
Nov 03, 2023
Thelma Schoonmaker, Peeping Tom, Typist Artist Pirate King, Cat Person & Five Nights at Freddy’s
Oct 27, 2023
Listen Now: Ghost Story
Oct 23, 2023
Errol Morris, The Pigeon Tunnel, Foe & Killers of the Flower Moon
Oct 20, 2023
Laura Linney, The Miracle Club, Blackberry, Silver Dollar Road & The Fall of the House of Usher
Oct 13, 2023
Gareth Edwards, The Exorcist: Believer, The Burial, The Great Escaper
Oct 06, 2023
Craig Gillespie, Dumb Money, The Creator & Saw X
Sep 29, 2023
Introducing… Out To Lunch Season 9 – NEW HOST ALERT
Sep 22, 2023
Alice Troughton, The Lesson, Dumb Money & Expend4bles
Sep 22, 2023
Timothy Spall, Bolan's Shoes, A Haunting in Venice & Brother
Sep 15, 2023
Celine Song, Past Lives, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 & The Nun 2
Sep 08, 2023
Ira Sachs, Passages, Antoine Fuqua, The Equalizer 3 & Sound of Freedom
Sep 01, 2023
Louis Garrel, Scrapper, The Innocent, Theater Camp
Aug 25, 2023
Harris Dickinson, Strays, Lie With Me & Blue Beetle
Aug 18, 2023
Neill Blomkamp, Gran Turismo, Haunted Mansion & Meg 2: The Trench
Aug 11, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Shrink the Inbox
Aug 08, 2023
Nicole Holofcener, Heartstopper S2, You Hurt My Feelings & Joy Ride
Aug 04, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Shrink the Inbox
Aug 01, 2023
Ben Whitehair, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, The Beanie Bubble & Talk To Me
Jul 28, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: The Bear - Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto
Jul 25, 2023
Greta Gerwig, Oppenheimer, Barbie & The Bear
Jul 21, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Sex Education - Otis, Eric and Adam
Jul 18, 2023
Simon Pegg, Medusa, Squaring the Circle & While We Watched
Jul 14, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Sex Education - Maeve Wiley
Jul 11, 2023
Peter Sohn, Elemental, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One & Name Me Lawand
Jul 07, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Jamie Tovell - Top Boy
Jul 04, 2023
James Mangold, Indiana Jones & La Syndicaliste
Jun 30, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Mitch and Cam - Modern Family
Jun 27, 2023
Aisling Bea & Lara McDonnell, No Hard Feelings, Nimona & Asteroid City
Jun 23, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Wendy Byrde - Ozark
Jun 20, 2023
Andy & Barbara Muschietti, The Flash, Extraction 2 & Pretty Red Dress
Jun 16, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Ghosts - Mike Cooper
Jun 13, 2023
Kelvin Harrison Jr. & Lucy Boynton, Chevalier, Medusa Deluxe & Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Jun 09, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Seinfeld - George Costanza
Jun 06, 2023
Reality, Rob Savage, The Boogeyman, Spider-man: Across The Spider-Verse
Jun 02, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Happy Valley - Catherine Cawood
May 30, 2023
Master Gardener, Hypnotic, The Gallows Pole, Shane Meadows + Sophie McShera
May 26, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Schitt’s Creek - David and Alexis Rose
May 23, 2023
Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, Fast X, Beau Is Afraid, Louis Leterrier
May 19, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: The White Lotus - Tanya McQuoid
May 16, 2023
Plan 75, Still: A Michael J Fox Movie, Book Club: The Next Chapter, Summer Preview
May 12, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Better Call Saul - Jimmy McGill
May 09, 2023
Ari Aster, Return to Seoul, Blue Kaftan and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
May 05, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Shrink the Inbox
May 02, 2023
Penelope Wilton, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Little Richard: I Am Everything, Polite Society & Top 10 including Pope's Exorcist
Apr 28, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Shrink the Inbox
Apr 25, 2023
Rachel Weisz and Alice Birch, Dead Ringers, Evil Dead Rise & How To Blow Up A Pipeline
Apr 21, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Succession - Shiv Roy
Apr 18, 2023
Nicholas Hoult, Renfield, One Fine Morning, Obsession
Apr 14, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Friends - Ross & Monica Geller
Apr 11, 2023
Mia Hansen-Løve, Lola, Godland, & Air
Apr 07, 2023
Bonus Episode: Best Road Trip Films (brought to you by heycar)
Apr 04, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Killing Eve - Eve Polastri
Apr 04, 2023
Emily Watson, God’s Creatures, Dungeons & Dragons, and Law of Tehran
Mar 31, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Bloodlines - Danny Rayburn
Mar 28, 2023
Keanu Reeves, Chad Stahelski, Infinity Pool, The Beasts & John Wick: Chapter 4
Mar 24, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: I May Destroy You - Arabella Essiedu
Mar 21, 2023
Daveed Diggs, Pearl, Rye Lane, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, 80 for Brady & Extrapolations
Mar 17, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Wandavision - Wanda Maximoff
Mar 14, 2023
Andy Serkis, Luther: The Fallen Sun, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, Scream VI, & Champions
Mar 10, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Mad Men - Don Draper
Mar 07, 2023
Michael B. Jordan, Creed III, Close, Project Wolf Hunting and Electric Malady
Mar 03, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Fleabag - Fleabag
Feb 28, 2023
Hugh Jackman, Cocaine Bear, What’s Love Got To Do With It, The Independent, Broker
Feb 24, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: The Wire - Omar Little
Feb 21, 2023
Michael Douglas, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, The Son & Nostalgia
Feb 17, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: The Queen's Gambit - Beth Harmon
Feb 14, 2023
Danielle Deadwyler, Women Talking, Epic Tails, Blue Jean, & Magic Mike’s Last Dance
Feb 10, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: Breaking Bad - Walter White
Feb 07, 2023
Brendan Fraser, Darren Aronofsky, The Whale, Knock at the Cabin, EO, & Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Feb 03, 2023
SHRINK THE BOX: The Sopranos - Tony Soprano
Jan 31, 2023
Shrink The Box, Plane, Unwelcome, All The Beauty and The Bloodshed, & The Fabelmans
Jan 27, 2023
Cate Blanchett, Babylon, Holy Spider, More Than Ever & Alice Darling
Jan 20, 2023
Sam Mendes, Empire of Light, Enys Men, Tár & M3gan
Jan 13, 2023
Mary McCartney, Till, If These Walls Could Sing, Piggy & A Man Called Otto
Jan 06, 2023
Dec 30, 2022
Daniel Craig and Rian Jonson, The Pale Blue Eye, The Enforcer, I Wanna Dance with Somebody & Corsage
Dec 23, 2022
Avatar: The Way of Water, The Nutcracker and the Magic Flute, The Unofficial Science of Home Alone & Le Pupille
Dec 16, 2022
Jerry Bruckheimer, Nocebo, The Silent Twins, Rimini, & Anonymous Club
Dec 09, 2022
Gary Oldman, Slow Horses, White Noise, Nil By Mouth, Tori & Lokita, & Violent Night
Dec 02, 2022
Emma Thompson, Matilda the Musical, Bones and All, She Said & Pinocchio
Nov 25, 2022
Paul Mescal, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, The Menu, Aftersun and Armageddon Time
Nov 18, 2022
Florence Pugh, Sebastián Lelio, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Crown, No Bears, A Bunch of Amateurs
Nov 11, 2022
Aimee Lou Wood, Lena Dunham, Living, Terrifier 2, Queer for Fear
Nov 04, 2022
Harris Dickinson, Triangle of Sadness, The Wonder, Bros, Barbarian
Oct 28, 2022
Martin McDonagh, Black Adam, Decision to Leave, Matriarch, The Banshees of Inisherin
Oct 21, 2022
Emma Mackey, Frances O'Connor, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Emily, Halloween Ends and All Quiet on the Western Front
Oct 14, 2022
Sally Hawkins, The Bear, Amsterdam, Vengeance and The Lost King
Oct 07, 2022
Christian Bale, Smile, The Woman King, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris and Flux Gourmet
Sep 30, 2022
Charlotte Rampling, Blonde, Don’t Worry Darling, Catherine Called Birdy and Juniper
Sep 23, 2022
Introducing…This Is History: A Dynasty To Die For, with Dan Jones
Sep 22, 2022
Pam Grier, Moonage Daydream, Ticket to Paradise, Pinocchio, and Jackie Brown
Sep 16, 2022
Johnny Flynn, See How They Run, Bodies Bodies Bodies, Crimes of the Future and The Score
Sep 09, 2022
Timothy Spall, It Snows in Benidorm, The Forgiven, Blackbird and Three Thousand Years of Longing
Sep 02, 2022
The Best of TAKE 2, Part I: Volume A
Aug 26, 2022
Hugh Bonneville, Bad Sisters, House of the Dragon, My Old School and Fisherman’s Friends: One and All
Aug 19, 2022
Jordan Peele, Nope, Eiffel, Five Days at Memorial and Blind Ambition
Aug 12, 2022
Alicia Vikander Bullet Train, Irma Vep, The Harder They Come (reissue)
Aug 05, 2022
Ron Howard, DC League of Super-Pets, Hit the Road, Thirteen Lives, Fire of Love
Jul 29, 2022
Daisy Edgar-Jones, Where the Crawdads Sing, Notre Dame on Fire, She Will, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time
Jul 22, 2022
Sheridan Smith, The Railway Children Return, McEnroe, The Gray Man, The Good Boss
Jul 15, 2022
Taron Egerton, Thor: Love and Thunder, Brian and Charles, Black Bird, Futura
Jul 08, 2022
Minions: The Rise of Gru, Nitram, and Tigers
Jul 01, 2022
Rowan Atkinson, Elvis, The Black Phone, Man vs. Bee, and Wings of Desire
Jun 24, 2022
Tom Hanks, Lightyear, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Everything Went Fine, and Spiderhead
Jun 17, 2022
Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic World: Dominion, Swan Song, All My Friends Hate Me, Reel Britannia
Jun 10, 2022
Danny Boyle, Men, Pistol, The Midwich Cuckoos
Jun 03, 2022
Rory Kinnear, Top Gun Maverick, Stranger Things and Bob’s Burgers
May 27, 2022
Miles Teller, Benediction, Emergency, The Innocents
May 20, 2022
Everything Everywhere All at Once, Gaspar Noé, The Essex Serpent
May 13, 2022
Introducing: Extra Takes and Take Two
May 09, 2022
The one with Tom Hiddleston, Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Cabaret
May 06, 2022
Introducing Kermode & Mayo’s Take
Apr 01, 2022