1917 & The Gentlemen – The Movie Robcast

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Episode 79 sees Robs Daniel & Wallis review both the ridiculous and the, not sublime, but well-crafted.

The ridiculous is Guy Ritchie’s dated, mean-spirited gangster fluff The Gentlemen, starring Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding and Michelle Dockery, all of whom should know better. Wanna see a film where cash-poor, land-rich aristos are the real victims? No, us neither, but we did so we could warn you off it.

Much better is Sam Mendes’ 1917, his World War I epic made to resemble one continuous real-time shot. A fusion of Dunkirk, Saving Private Ryan, Gallipoli and Paths of Glory, it is a film of some pretty lofty ambition and success. See it on the biggest screen you can find.

Our intrepid casters in pod also lament Little Women’s snub at the Baftas and the Golden Globes. So cheer them up by going to see the movie (and listening to this podcast, of course…).

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