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Truth & Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

Truth & Movies has all your film needs covered, reviewing the latest releases big and small, keeping you across important industry news, and reassessing great films from days gone by with the Truth & Movies Film Club. All brought to you by the people behind Little White Lies, the world's most beautiful film magazine. email: truthandmovies@tcolondon.comtwitter: @LWLieswww.lwlies.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Truth & Movies #129 - Ford versus Ferrari plus Driver versus Johansson

On this week’s show Michael Leader, Manuela Lazic and Adam Woodward try to keep the motoring puns to a minimum as we gear up (sorry, sorry!) for Le Mans ’66, starring Matt Damon and a Brummie Christian Bale as American car designer Carroll Shelby and British racing driver Ken Miles respectively. And, in Film Club, Steve McQueen’s fascinating early ’70s passion project Le Mans. Before all that, we settle down for a bittersweet take on the relationship drama with Marriage Story, courtesy of Noah Baumbach. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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# 55 - Solo: A Star Wars Story / Zama

We’re back from Cannes and straight into Han this week, as Michael Leader, Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward give Solo: A Star Wars Story a spin – is it a fun jaunt across a galaxy far, far away or a lacklustre spin-off? We also review Lucrecia Martel's spellbinding South American epic Zama, about a Spanish officer cast adrift in 18th century Paraguay. There's no Film Club this week, but plenty to satisfy your movie cravings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

23 May 2018

Rank #2

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#13 - Dunkirk / City of Ghosts / A Matter of Life And Death

This pod means war... James Richardson is joined by Adam and David of Little White Lies to find out if Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is worthy of the rave reviews it's getting. In film club it's the Powell & Pressburger 1946 classic also set during the Second World War - A Matter of Life And Death. And also City of Ghosts, a new documentary from Matthew Heineman about the citizen journalists reporting on contemporary warfare in Syria.e: truthandmovies@tcolondon.comt: @LWLieslwlies.comabout.7digital.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40mins

20 Jul 2017

Rank #3

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# 116 - Transit / Once Upon a Time in Hollywood / The Wrecking Crew

There’s a throwback feel to this week’s Truth & Movies as Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Hannah Woodhead are transported back to 1969 care of Quentin Tarantino’s end-of-an-era elegy Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In Film Club, our critics check out a largely forgotten ’60s comedy which Tarantino tips his hat to, the Dean Martin-Sharon Tate espionage caper The Wrecking Crew. Plus there’s plaudits aplenty for German filmmaker Christian Petzold’s alluring riff on the classic World War Two-era romance, Transit.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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# 64 - Mission: Impossible – Fallout / Apostasy / Maurice

In an action-packed episode of Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, Elena Lazic and Adam Woodward salute an enduring and ever-durable Hollywoodicon, Tom Cruise, who’s back for his sixth run out as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Also this week, Daniel Kokotajlo’s Apostasy offers a deeply personal and at times harrowing look inside a Jehovah’s Witnesses community. And in Film Club, the Ivory-Merchant romantic classic Maurice gets a welcome appraisal ahead of a 4K theatrical re-release. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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# 84 - Roma / The House That Jack Built / The Last Movie

On this week’s show the podders heap praise on world cinema heavyweights Alfonso Cuarón and Lars von Trier. Joining host Michael Leader to discuss Roma and The House That Jack Built – two very different but similarly astonishing works – are David Jenkins and Matt Thrift, who also find time to reassess 1971’s The Last Movie for our Film Club. Is it Dennis Hopper’s most under-appreciated role, or simply one to forget? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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# 102 - Avengers: Endgame / Eight Grade / Captan America: The Winter Soldier

In today’s epic edition of Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, Kambole Campbell and Hannah Woodhead assemble for the mother of all blockbuster showdowns – but does Endgame bring a satisfying close to the Avengers saga? Also in cinemas this week is Eighth Grade from YouTube comedian-turned-filmmaker Bo Burnham, which finally arrives in the UK having earned plaudits across the pond. Then it’s back to the MCU for Film Club and the movie you voted as the best yet from Marvel Studios, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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#19 - God's Own Country / Patti Cake$ / The King of Comedy

A Yorkshire-based agricultural romance, some New Jersey hip-hop, and a fame-hungry psychotic comedian are on the menu this week. James Richardson is joined by Adam Woodward and Sophie-Monks Kaufman to discuss what many are calling the British film of the year (God's Own Country), a film that received a 10 minute standing ovation at Cannes (Patti Cake$), and a 1982 Scorsese classic in honour of the late great Jerry Lewis (The King of Comedy). e: truthandmovies@tcolondon.com t: @LWLies lwlies.com about.7digital.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42mins

31 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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#3 - Alien: Covenant

James Richardson asks Sophie Monks Kaufman and David Jenkins for their thoughts on the latest Alien film, Alien: Covenant. The debut feature from Hope Dickson Leach The Levelling also gets reviewed and Alien 3 is dissected in this week's Little White Lies Film Club. Plus - a look ahead to the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. @LWLiestruthandmovies@tcolondon.comlwlies.comabout.7digital.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42mins

11 May 2017

Rank #9

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#21 - Mother! / Victoria & Abdul / Requiem For A Dream

In this thrilling instalment of the movie podcast, James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies duo Adam Woodward and David Jenkins to discuss two of the week's biggest releases; namely Darren Aronosky's nightmarish film noir Mother! and Stephen Frears' Victoria & Abdul. And for this week's Film Club, they chew over Aronofsky's second film, the visceral and visually stunning Requiem For A Dream. e: truthandmovies@tcolondon.comt: @lwlieslwlies.comabout.7digital.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41mins

13 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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Truth & Movies Oscars Special

With the 91st Academy Awards almost upon us, Truth & Movies tackles the key issues surrounding this year’s ceremony, as well as giving our predictions for whose acceptance speech will be cut short this year. Joining regular host Michael Leader is The Telegraph’s chief film critic and Oscars pundit Robbie Collin, who offers expert insight into Hollywood’s awards machine – while fielding some pressing questions and conspiracy theories from our own David Jenkins. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr

19 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Truth & Movies #139 - The return of Harley Quinn plus another quality Bong hit

On this week’s show Michael Leader is joined by Hannah Woodhead and, making her T&M debut, Anna Bogutskaya to discuss DC’s female-fronted anti-superhero movie Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Also in cinemas Friday is Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winning social satire Parasite – will it triumph at the Oscars next week? Besides those new releases, we take in another quality Bong hit in the shape of his post-apocalyptic 2013 thriller Snowpiercer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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#20 - IT / Wind River / Martha Marcy May Marlene

James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies Digital Editor Adam Woodward and theatre and film director Nadia Latif to discuss this week's big releases, namely the much anticipated new Stephen King adaptation IT, and acclaimed screenwriter Taylor Sheridan's directorial debut Wind River. And in honour of Elizabeth Olsen's starring role, we look back at her film debut in Film Club the 2011 "cult" thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene.e: truthandmovies@tcolondon.comt: @lwlieslwlies.comabout.7digital.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

7 Sep 2017

Rank #13

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#10 - Baby Driver / Okja / Le Samourai

This week James Richardson is joined by Little White Lies' Adam Woodward and David Jenkins to chew over Edgar Wight's new movie, Baby Driver. They'll also discuss Bong Joon-hos' Netflix funded Okja. And for the Little White Film Club, this week they revisit the Jean-Pierre Melville cult classic, Le Samourai. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

28 Jun 2017

Rank #14

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#16 - Atomic Blonde / A Ghost Story / Under The Skin

In this week's Truth & Movies, James Richardson and colleagues look at the Charlize Theron fronted action thriller, Atomic Blonde. Plus there's the lowdown on the meditative and existential A Ghost Story as directed by David Lowery... who also joins the team for the Film Club, to talk about his love for Under The Skin. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

9 Aug 2017

Rank #15

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#11 - Spider-Man: Homecoming / Song to Song / The Tree of Life

Nick Duncalf, Elena Lazic, and David Jenkins discuss the latest Spider-Man iteration, along with Terrance Malick's new film Song to Song, starring Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling - and to prepare for Malick's latest release, this week we've all re-watched his Palme D'Or winning and Oscar nominated 2011 film The Tree of Life. e: truthandmovies@tcolondon.com t: @lwlies lwlies.com / about.7digital.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

6 Jul 2017

Rank #16

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# 104 - High Life / Detective Pikachu / Trouble Every Day

On this bumper edition of Truth & Movies, Michael Leader, Hannah Woodhead and Adam Woodward venture to the outer reaches of the galaxy for Claire Denis’ awe-inspiring sci-fi opus High Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche. We also hear from the director herself, who discusses meeting the cast for the first time. Then it’s back down to earth with a thud, as Detective Pikachu puts a surprising twist on the Pokémon franchise, with Ryan Reynolds voicing the titular diminutive private eye. Returning to the world of Claire Denis, we revisit the French luminary’s esoteric art-house horror from 2001, Trouble Every Day, for Film Club, before Adrienne Groen joins us to talk about her work curating an expansive new Stanley Kubrick exhibition currently running at the London Design Museum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58mins

9 May 2019

Rank #17

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# 43 - Black Panther / Lady Bird / Space Is The Place

In this episode of the finest film podcast, broadcaster and film critic Stuart Reid is joined by Little White Lies' social producer Hannah Woodhead and journalist, writer and podcaster Carl Anka, This week they look at Black Panther, the eighteenth Marvel offering, but one that's quite, quite different from its predecessors. There's also Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, the partly autobiographical coming of age tale Lady Bird. And for Film Club, to tie-in with Black Panther's Afro-futurism, there's a look at Sun Ra's 1972 freeform jazz head trip, Space Is The Place. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #18

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# 74 - Venom / A Star Is Born / Spawn

This week’s Truth & Movies sees Tom Hardy climb back into the superhero movie saddle for Venom, quite possibly the strangest odd couple comedy of the year. Elsewhere Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga hit all the right notes in the melancholy musical drama A Star is Born. Adam Woodward, Elena Lazic and Hannah Woodhead offer their thoughts on all that before taking a dip into the murky CGI waters of 1997’s comic book folly, Spawn, for Film Club. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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# 110 - Spider-Man: Far From Home / Midsommar / Witchfinder General

Young love and break ups are the flavour of the day on this episode of Truth & Movies, as the MCU goes to the EU in Spider-Man: Far From Home and Hereditary writer/director Ari Aster heads to rural Sweden for his solstice-set freakout Midsommar. Michael Leader, David Jenkins and Adam Woodward offer their thoughts on these new releases, while in Film Club we trace the folk horror genre’s origins back to Michael Reeves 1968 masterpiece Witchfinder General. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #20