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Films on Trial

Five lads from Liverpool, talking about films

About the show

Do you like films? Do you like debating whether a film is a cinematic triumph, or if it’s a big hot mess? Well, we’ve got a just the podcast for you. We aim to settle those raging debates once and for all, as we put Films on Trial

We’re five lads from Liverpool and each week we will act as judge, prosecution, defence and witness, as we recreate a courtroom scenario, and decide whether a much loved (or hated) film should end up on the Hit List or not. Film trivia, quizzes, banter, terrible impressions, musical interludes, and lots of debating.

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Episodes

  • The Bodyguard

    September 20th, 2021  |  57 mins 45 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week The Bodyguard is on trial.

  • The Postman

    September 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week The Postman is on trial.

  • Waterworld

    August 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week Waterworld is on trial. Is it a lifeline or a sinking ship?

  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    August 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is on trial. Okay Is it robbing from the rich to give to the poor? Or is it robbing from the poor to give to the rich?

  • The Suicide Squad

    August 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    The Suicide Squad (2021) is in the hot seat this week. Does James Gunn hit the bullseye or has he jumped the shark?!

  • Seven

    August 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Se7en is on trial this week. A blessing to behold or a terrible transgression?!

  • Clue

    August 2nd, 2021  |  58 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week, Clue is on trial. Is it a board game adaptation? Or a bored game adaptation?

    Dave is defending and states that this zany comedy is elevated by its tremendous cast of comedy greats. But Gav is prosecuting and argues that the film doesn't channel the spirit of the game and is screwball comedy instead of a good whodunnit.

    There are failed attempts of impersonating Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd, and a quiz all about movie butlers!

  • Knives Out

    July 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Knives Out is in the hot seat this week. A cut above the rest or a stab in the dark?

  • Akira

    July 9th, 2021  |  57 mins 9 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Akira is in the hot seat this week. Does it put the pedal to the metal or is it a bumpy ride?

    Joel and Alex defend, bringing up the fact that the groundbreaking animation and gloriously bloody action made this the first anime film to cross over to western audiences. Gav and Dave argue that the plot is not easy to figure out and being hugely influential does not necessarily make for a great watch.

    All this and a quiz about anime films. Which is the highest grossing anime of all time? Tune in to find out!

  • 50 First Dates

    July 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    50 First Dates is in the dock this week. Something to bear in mind or completely forgettable?

    Ausy and Alex defend, saying that this is a solid Adam Sandler vehicle with a unique premise and good lead actors. Dave does not agree, saying the the plot is morally questionable and many of the jokes morally bankrupt.

    All this with an impression of Adam Sandler and a quiz about romance and Hawaii!

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    June 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week Sleepless in Seattle is on trial. Is it a peaceful nights sleep, or is it a bad case of insomnia?

    Alex and Dave argue that the film is a timeless classic, with a brilliant and funny script. Gav and Ausy disagree and say that it's not funny or romantic, and has dated very badly.

    There's a Six Degrees of Separation quiz, impressions of Cary Grant, and a very lively debate.

  • The Proposal

    June 18th, 2021  |  54 mins 4 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    The Proposal is on trial this week. An acceptable romcom or just indecent?

    Gav defends, saying that Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds lead a classic romcom that is exactly what you expect. Dave and Joel argue it is a little too predictable with a dud script holding the cast back.

    All this with an impression of Betty White as well!