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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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  • The Dark Knight

    April 4th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 12 mins
    batman, christian bale, christopher nolan, dark knight, heath ledger, the dark knight, the joker

    This week The Dark Knight enters the courtroom.

    Has this film died a hero, or lived long enough to be a villain?

    Dark knight

  • Face/Off

    March 27th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins
    dwayne johnson, face off, john travolta, nicolas cage, the rock

    Is Face/Off still an action classic or has it lost face?

  • Tomb Raider (2018)

    March 21st, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 16 mins
    alicia vikander, avengers:infinity war, lara croft, the rock, tomb raider

    This episode contains spoilers
    Did Tomb Raider bag the treasure or did it fall into a trap?

  • Breakfast Club

    March 13th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 10 mins
    halloween, the breakfast club, the rock

    It's the Breakfast Club! Is it a feast with a tasty plot, or more of a continental breakfast?

  • Blood Diamond

    March 8th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 9 mins
    blood diamond, leonardo dicaprio, movie review

    This week we put Blood Diamond on trial. Is this the film Rhianna was referring to when she told us to shine bright or is it merely a lump of worthless charcoal that failed to reach its potential?

  • Leon

    February 28th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 19 mins
    jean reno, leon, movie review, natalie portman

    Does Leon clean up, or does it need clearing out?

  • Field of Dreams

    February 6th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Field of dreams is on trial this week. Is this a home run or a swing and a miss?

    field of dreams

  • Episode 33: Bronx Tale

    January 30th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  56 mins 28 secs
    biopic, gangster movie, movie review, robert deniro

    Should it sleep with the fishes, or is it an outstanding directorial debut by De Niro?

  • Episode 32: Masters of the Universe

    January 23rd, 2018  |  Season 4  |  55 mins 51 secs
    awfulfilms, bills, heman, homoerotic, movie review, undies

    This week's film on trial is Masters of the Universe, and by all accounts, this film is truly from another world. Is it a cosmic masterpiece, or an intergalactic disaster?

  • Episode 31: Super Mario Brothers

    January 9th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 3 mins
    mario, mario brothers, ninendo, super mario

    Does this movie really get the waters flowing, or should it be flushed down the drain?


  • Episode 30: Pulp Fiction

    January 4th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  58 mins 36 secs
    action, john travolta, pulp fiction, royale with cheese, tarantino

    Happy 2018 everyone! We are back in court this week and we've got Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction in the dock.

    pulp fiction