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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. There are also regular sections on news, trailer/poster of the week, film trivia and quizzes. Plus banter, terrible impressions, musical interludes, and lots of debating.

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Episodes

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    September 28th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  55 mins 13 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week the gang put 2001: A Space Odyssey on Trial. Is it the dawn of man? Or the end of days?

  • The Predator

    September 25th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  56 mins 46 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week the gang put The Predator on Trial. If it bleeds, should we kill it?

  • Romeo and Juliet (1996)

    September 7th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo.
    Yes it’s Romeo and Juliet this week.
    Is this a film that you would die to see it one last time, or would you give it a few stabs to make sure the job is done before heading home to watch a good film?

  • Machinist

    August 30th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  55 mins 48 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Does an apple a day keep the doctor at bay? probably provided you eat other foods to fulfil your dietary requirements and not just an apple!
    Is the machinist a full portioned film, or much like its star Christian Bale is it just lacking meat on the bones?

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    August 23rd, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 11 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Yes, that's right! This week we have Hacksaw Ridge on trial and the team do their best to judge the film on its own merits and not on the deplorable views and actions of its director.
    Can Joel convince Gav that this is a tasteful retelling of a true story that manages to capture the essence of the war and deliver real context and compassion for the horrors of war? Can Alex persuade Gav that this is an extension of the directors views and is just an excuse to show gratuitous violence and explosions while feeding into the stereotypes created during the WW2 propaganda regime.

  • The Meg

    August 16th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  57 mins 22 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    The Meg is on trial this week. Has it bitten off more than it can chew? or is this a satisfying sea feast?

  • The Greatest Showman

    August 9th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 2 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Is it the greatest show on earth or does it make a spectacle of itself?

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    August 2nd, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 6 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Does this film soar into the sky or are there strings attached?

  • Incredibles 2

    July 26th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  59 mins 25 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies, pixar

    Is the Incredibles 2 a super movie or is it an incredible fail?

  • Donnie Darko

    July 19th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 9 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    An innovative mix of sci-fi, horror and commentary on suburban life, or do we wish the world had ended 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 11 seconds sooner?

  • Prometheus

    July 12th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 1 min

    Is this a confused mess that probably shouldn't have been made or does it make our chests burst with happiness?

  • Gravity

    July 5th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  54 mins 57 secs

    This week the gang put Gravity on Trial. Is it interstellar or lost in space?