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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

  • Pet Sematary

    October 31st, 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    It’s the last of our Halloween Horror Month picks. Gav’s choice is Pet Sematary.

    Is this a terrifically scary film or is it destined for the litter tray?

  • Final Destination

    October 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week the gang put Final Destination. Is it a well executed film? Or is it a film that should be executed?

  • Woman in Black

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

    This week the gang put Woman in Black on Trial. Is it a triumphant return for Hammer? Or a horrific hammer blow?

  • Interview With The Vampire

    October 12th, 2018  |  57 mins 46 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Film number 2 in Halloween Horror Month! This week the gang put Interview with the Vampire on Trial. Is it bloodthirsty? Or does it just plain suck?

  • Venom

    October 11th, 2018  |  58 mins 19 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    This week the gang put Venom on Trial. Is it venomous or tedious?

  • Hocus Pocus

    October 4th, 2018  |  1 hr 27 secs
    cinema, cinemaphile, films, movie lover, movie review, movies

    Its Halloween Horror Month! and what better way to kick it off than by watching ... Hocus Pocus?!?

    Is it hubble bubble? Or is it toil and trouble?

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    September 28th, 2018  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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?