Close-Up Culture Podcast

Close-Up Culture

Anna and James talk about the films they've seen this week and whatever else pops into their heads.

All Episodes

Anna and James give their thoughts on Spencer, Princess Diana, the Royals, Kristen Stewart's performance, and much more.

Nov 21

40 min 41 sec

Anna and James review films from this year's Raindance Film Festival.    

Nov 20

28 min 15 sec

Anna reviews Dune, the feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel.   

Nov 6

6 min 31 sec

James gives his thoughts on the Edgar Wright film, Last Night In Soho.

Nov 6

6 min 4 sec

Anna reviews the new Wes Anderson film, The French Dispatch.

Nov 4

8 min 8 sec

Anna and James review short films from the 2021 BFI London Film Festival. 

Oct 19

28 min 23 sec

In this Tasty Debrief, Anna talks to Steph McNeil, an actor and creator, about mental health and how it can be affected by acting, social media, the entertainment industry and everyday life.

Sep 3

1 hr 12 min

Anna and James review He's All That & Free Guy.

Sep 2

54 min 55 sec

James gives his quick thoughts on the trailer for Pablo Larraín's film, Spencer.

Sep 2

5 min 10 sec

Anna reviews Janicza Bravo's film, Zola.

Aug 31

4 min 13 sec

Anna reviews the true-life spy thriller, The Courier. 

Aug 16

3 min 29 sec

Anna and James give their thoughts on Black Widow and Old.

Aug 1

39 min 53 sec

Anna gives her thoughts on the 2015 film, People Places Things.

Jul 26

5 min 45 sec

Anna and James talk about A Quiet Place Part II, How I Live Now and much more.

Jun 28

51 min 49 sec

Anna gives her thoughts on the new Disney film, Cruella.

Jun 21

10 min 28 sec

James gives some quick thoughts on The Woman In The Window.

Jun 19

4 min 34 sec

Anna and James review Promising Young Woman and Nomadland.

Jun 3

50 min 3 sec

Anna reviews the 2019 film, Ready Or Not.

Jun 3

5 min 47 sec

Anna talks about the 2020 Christmas movie, Happiest Season.

Jun 1

5 min 19 sec

Anna reviews Olivia Rodrigo's debut album, Sour.

May 26

15 min 53 sec

Anna gives her thoughts on The Mitchells Vs. The Machines.

May 26

6 min 11 sec

James returns to the cinema and gives his thoughts on Godzilla V Kong.

May 25

7 min 20 sec

Anna gives her thoughts on the Nick Hornby book, About A Boy.

May 14

4 min 28 sec

Anna and James discuss Sound Of Metal and Palm Springs.

May 6

46 min 15 sec

Anna gives her thoughts on Taylor Swift's re-recorded version of her 2008 album, Fearless.

Apr 9

5 min 5 sec

Topics include: - I Care A Lot - Jennifer's Body - Misery - Suicide Squad 2 Trailer - The Flight Attendant - Temptation Island - Apostle - The Hunt

Apr 4

20 min 34 sec

Anna gives her thoughts on Robert Harris' book, The Second Sleep.

Mar 27

4 min 7 sec

Anna reviews Gillian Flynn's book Dark Places.

Mar 26

4 min 49 sec

It's the first episode of the Tasty Debrief! James gives his mini review of the TV show, Your Honor.

Mar 24

7 min 1 sec

Anna and James discuss the Amy Poehler film, Moxie.

Mar 23

43 min 8 sec

It's the 100th episode special! Join Anna and James as they reminisce about the podcast and name some of their favourite moments.

Mar 16

2 hr 19 min

Anna and James give their thoughts on The Dig.

Mar 11

36 min 8 sec

Anna and James give their thoughts on Malcolm & Marie.

Mar 7

31 min 43 sec

Anna and James discuss books and other ideas they'd like to see turned into films.

Feb 25

35 min 58 sec

Anna and James review Disaster Movie (2008).

Feb 20

27 min 19 sec

Anna and James review the Amazon Prime film, Songbird.

Feb 10

32 min 55 sec

Anna and James review One Night In Miami.

Feb 7

21 min 32 sec

Anna and James review Euphoria: F**k Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob.

Jan 31

24 min 7 sec

Anna and James review the Netflix film Saint Frances.

Jan 23

33 min 34 sec

Anna and James review the Netflix film Pieces Of A Woman.

Jan 17

29 min 44 sec

Anna and James review Hillbilly Elegy.

Jan 10

34 min 59 sec

Anna and James discuss their favourite - and least favourite - things to come out of 2020.

Dec 2020

43 min 48 sec

Anna and James share their favourite Christmas movies. 

Dec 2020

35 min 4 sec

Anna and James answer some Christmassy questions.

Dec 2020

35 min 25 sec

Anna and James review Euphoria: Trouble Don't Last Always.

Dec 2020

18 min 36 sec

Anna and James pitch their fantasy Christmas movies and a TV special.

Dec 2020

52 min 26 sec

Anna and James try to decode a selection of badly explained movie plots.

Nov 2020

34 min 36 sec

Anna and James review Charlie Kaufman's film I'm Thinking Of Ending Things.

Nov 2020

44 min 24 sec

Anna goes solo to review some short films from the 2020 Raindance Film Festival.

Nov 2020

14 min 52 sec

Anna and James review the new David Bowie biopic, Stardust.

Nov 2020

40 min 51 sec