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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, and defence 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

  • Matrix: Resurrections

    January 17th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week Matrix: Resurrections is on trial.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    January 1st, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week Spider-man: No Way Home is on trial.

  • West Side Story (1961)

    December 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week West Side Story (1961) is on trial.

  • Home Sweet Home Alone

    December 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Home Sweet Home Alone is on trial this week. Is it a fun-filled family adventure or a terrible insult to the memory of the late John Hughs?

    Opinions vary. Ausy and Alex argue a clever twist on the Home Alone formula and great performances by Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney make this a festive treat. Joel and Dave could not disagree more, saying that this is not only the worst Home Alone film, but is perhaps the worst film ever made.

    All this with a quiz based on home invasions in films!

  • Red Notice

    December 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Red Notice is on trial this week. Will it steal our heart or is it as thick as a thief?

    Gav defends, saying this deserves to be one of the most popular films on Netflix, with three stars at the top of their game and a fun-filled action plot to boot. Alex points out a story that twists itself into knots and that this much star power can be difficult to rein in.

    All this with a terrible Russian accent and a quiz at the end!

  • Jumanji: The Next Level

    November 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Jumanji: The Next Level is in the hot seat this week. King of the jungle or a piece of cake?

    Dave and Gav passionately defend, saying this expands on a winning formula, adding interesting new elements whilst keeping fans happy. Alex does not agree, saying that constant character swapping means you can't suspend your disbelief and that by the end you are fed up of actors doing a Danny Devito impression.

    All this with an impression of Danny Devito and an in-depth quiz based on the characters of Jumanji!

  • No Time To Die - Part 2: The Quiz

    November 22nd, 2021  |  51 mins 58 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week we conclude our 200th episode celebration with our bumper Films on Trial quiz

  • No Time To Die - Part 1: The Trial

    November 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 22 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week No Time To Die is on trial.

  • Free Guy

    November 8th, 2021  |  56 mins 34 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week Free Guy is on trial.

  • Don't Look Now

    November 1st, 2021  |  57 mins 43 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Don't Look Now is on trial this week. Does it keep it's head above the water or should we be on red alert?

    Dave and Alex defend, saying that it is a cinematic classic with intriguing performances and masterful direction. Gav and Joel say the symbolism becomes a dead weight and that it is severely lacking by modern horror standards.

    All this with an impression of an Italian bishop and a quiz all about films set in Venice.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    October 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week XXXX is on trial.

  • Eden Lake

    October 18th, 2021  |  58 mins 21 secs
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    This week Eden Lake is on trial. A happy meal or a happy slap?