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The Vast of Night – The Electric Shadows Podcast

Episode 93 of The Movie Robcast sees our intrepid Robs looking to the skies to discuss The Vast of Night, now streaming on Amazon Prime. On this quest they are joined once again by Tessa Scott, back after a triumphant appearance on the Whiplash episode.

The trio give their verdict on Andrew Patterson’s debut, a glorious evocation of 50s sci-fi wonder and paranoia. They discuss the influence of The Twilight Zone, what impressed them and much more.

Rob Wallis also took one for the team and watched Artemis Fowl, the fell-at-the-starting-line wannabe franchise starter that has slunk out on to Disney+.


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Motherless Brooklyn

Director: Edward Norton

Writer: Edward Norton (script), Jonathan Lethem (novel)

Cast: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Suplee

Producers: Michael Bederman, Bill Migliore, Daniel Nadler, Edward Norton, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane, Robert F. Smith

Music: Daniel Pemberton

Cinematography: Dick Pope

Editor: Joe Klotz

Cert: 15

Running time: 144mins

Year: 2019



What’s the story: In 1950s New York, private eye and Tourette’s sufferer Lionel Essrog (Norton) takes it upon himself to solve the death of his mentor Frank Minna (Willis). His investigation partners him with city worker and activist Laura Rose (Mbatha-Raw), pitching him against real estate tyrant Moses Randolph (Baldwin).

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Carol

Carol-poster---Blanchett,-MaraDirector: Todd Haynes

Writer: Phyllis Nagy (screenplay), Patricia Highsmith (novel, The Price of Salt)

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, KK Heim

Cert: 15

Running time: 118mins

Year: 2015


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The lowdown: Heartbreaking and intoxicating, Carol is a majestic experience. Cate Blanchett is on Blue Jasmine-level form as Carol and Rooney Mara delivers her best performance to date as Therese, two women who fall for each other in 1950s New York. This threatens a custody battle in which society woman Carol is embroiled and store worker Therese’s relationship with her decent but dull boyfriend. Haynes has total control of the emotions and sumptuous visuals in a film that echoes Wong Kar-wai’s In The Mood For Love. No small praise indeed.

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