Inside Total Film

Inside Total Film

Inside Total Film brings you movie news, reviews and insider info from the team behind the smarter movie magazine.

All Episodes

Total Film 00.00– 03.50 intro  06.30 – 21.30 Ridley Scott interview 21.32 – 32.55 Review of House Of Gucci  33.00 – 41.00 Review of Encanto 41.05 – 47.40 Review of A Boy Called Christmas 47.45 – 54.05 Review of Pirates 54.10 – 1.00.20 Review  of Lapwing 1.00.25 – 1.14.00 Review of JFK: Revisited: Through The Looking Glass 1.14.05 – 1.22.00 Reader’s question – Who’s your favourite director to interview?- Followed by Outro

Nov 25

1 hr 21 min

Total Film 00.00– 03.50 intro  03.55 – 17.00 Review of Ghostbusters 17.05 – 24.40 Review of Power of the Dog 24.45 – 25.30 Plain talking – Time to dissect some film set lingo 25.45 – 31.30 Review of King Richard 31.35 – 32.40 Alternative line reading  32.45 – 37.40 Review of Petit Maman 37.45 – 44.30 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Nov 18

44 min 32 sec

Total Film 00.00– 03.50 intro  03.55 – 13.40 Review of Tick Tick Boom! 13.45 – 22.15 Review of Mothering Sunday 22.20 – 25.40 Plain talking – Time to dissect some film set lingo 25.45 – 35.00 Review of Becoming Cousteau 35.05 – 37.20 Alternative line reading  37.25 – 47.40 Review of Home Sweet Home Alone 47.45 – 50.45 What’s in the new issue of Total Film 50.50 – 55.30 Reader’s question and Outro

Nov 11

55 min 8 sec

00.00– 01.25 intro 01.30 – 10.15 Review of Eternals 10.20 – 31.00 Review of Spencer including an exclusive interview with the film’s director Pablo Larrain 31.05 – 32.05 Plain talking – Time to dissect some film set lingo 32.10 – 38.50 Review of The Card Counter 38.55 – 46.45 Review of Bull 46.05 – 54.15 Review of Red Notice 54.20 – 57.00 Reader’s question -followed by Outro

Nov 4

56 min 58 sec

00.00– 07.30 Intro and what the panel have been watching this week 07.35 – 18.45 Review and Panel discussion of Last Night In Soho 18.40 – 30.00 Review and Panel discussion of Passing 30.05 – 33.05 Plain talking – Time to dissect some film set lingo 33.10 – 39.30 Review and Panel discussion of Antlers 39.35 – 41.00 Alternative line reading – Can you guess the famous movie quote being delivered in the incorrect emphasis and accent?  41.05 – 52.05 Review and Panel discussion of The Nowhere Inn 52.10 – 59.00 Reader’s question -  What’s a scary moment in film that still gets you every time?

Oct 28

59 min 5 sec

00.00– 04.30 Intro 04.35 – 23.40 Review of Dune 23.45 – 32.10 Review of The French Dispatch 32.15 – 33.00 Plain talking  33.05 – 40.00 Review aof Dear Evan Hansen 40.05 – 42.30 Alternative line reading  42.35 – 52.05 Review of CryptoZoo 52.10 – 57.00 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Oct 21

56 min 52 sec

Total Film 00.00– 04.35 Intro 04.40 – 17.55 Review of Halloween Kills 18.00 – 24.55 Review of Venom: Let There Be Carnage 25.00 – 31.45 Review of Ron’s Gone Wrong 31.50 – 32.30 Plain talking 32.35 – 44.00 Review of The Last Dual 44.05 – 51.55 Review f The Beta Test 52.00 – 57.10 Looking at this month’s new issue 57.15 – 1.06.00 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Oct 15

1 hr 5 min

Jane Crowther, Matt Maytum and Matthew Leyland discuss No Time To Die in spoiler detail as well as the way forward for the franchise, the chances of seeing a 007/Wallace & Gromit mash-up, Bond's bad parking and the legacy line that was cut from the film. Obviously don't listen unless you've seen Mr B's latest caper. Otherwise you'll be crying like a Bond woman stuck in a strafed Austin Martin in Matera. 

Oct 7

45 min 56 sec

01.25 – Daniel Craig and Lashana Lynch interview 04.35 – Lea Seydoux  interview 07.05 –  Cary Joji Fukunaga interview  19.40 – No Time To Die non-spoiler review 48.00 - Who should be the next bond?

Sep 30

55 min 51 sec

Total Film 00.00– 00.45 Intro 00.50 – 08.20 Review of Midnight Mass 08.25 – 17.20 Review of Green Knight 17.25 – 24.30 Review of Sweetheart 24.35 – 25.30 Alternative line reading  25.35 – 30.25 Review of Birds of Paradise 30.30 – 31.20 Plain talking – Time to dissect some film set lingo 31.25 – 37.40 Review of Dune (1984) 37.45 – 41.40 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Sep 23

41 min 39 sec

Total Film 00.00– 03.55 Intro 04.00 – 11.25 Review of Prisoners of The Ghostland 11.30 – 21.45 Review of Everyone’s Talking About Jamie 21.50 – 30.30 Review of Gunpowder Milkshake 30.35 – 37.00 Alternative line reading   37.05 – 43.40 Review of Rose Plays Julie 43.45 – 46.00 Plain talking  46.05 – 57.10 Review of The Mad Woman’s Ball 57.15 – 59.20 Reader’s question and outro

Sep 16

59 min 24 sec

It's all about Marvel's latest big screen treat this week, with Jane Crowther, Jack Shepherd and Jordan Farley unpacking all the details of Shang Chi. There will be spoilers so no listening unless you've seen the film and witnessed the pig-chicken thing...

Sep 9

40 min 37 sec

00.00– 08.25 Intro 08.30 – 20.00 Review of Shang Chi 20.05 – 28.40 Review of Annette 28.45 – 30.00 Alternative line reading 30.05 – 37.40 Review of Wildfire 37.45 – 41.00 Plain talking 41.05 – 49.00 Review of Misha and the Wolves 49.05 – 53.00 Reader’s question followed by outro

Sep 2

53 min 4 sec

00.00– 05.25 Intro 05.30 – 15.55 Review of Candyman 16.00 – 24.30 Review of The Nest 24.35 – 25.35 Alternative line reading  25.40 – 35.10 Review of Our Ladies 35.15 – 36.20 Plain talking  36.25 – 47.05 Review of Souad 47.10 – 55.40 Review of Vacation Friends 55.45 – 59.55 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Aug 27

59 min 54 sec

00.00– 03.35 Intro 03.40 – 13.55 Reminiscence review 14.00 – 21.55 Censor review 22.00 – 23.40 Alternative line reading – Can you guess the famous movie quote being delivered in the incorrect emphasis and accent?  23.45 – 29.15 Snake Eyes review 29.20 – 38.10 People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan review 38.15 – 40.25 Plain talking – Time to dissect film set lingo 40.30 – 51.15 The Night House review 42.05 – 49.00 Pig review 49.05 – 54.50 Reader’s question - Which movie animal would you most like as a pet?

Aug 19

54 min 45 sec

Jamie Graham, Leila Latif and Matt Maytum rate the week's new releases, including Free Guy, Coda, New Order and The Courier. Plus, a heated debate on the best book-to-film adaptation.

Aug 12

56 min 56 sec

00.00– 02.40 Intro 02.45 – 13.20 Review of Stillwater 13.25 – 14.40 Alternative line reading  14.45 – 25.00 Review of Zola 25.05 – 42.00 Spoiler chat on The Suicide Squad  42.05 – 44.10 Reader’s question followed by outro

Aug 5

44 min 10 sec

Total Film 00.00– 05.20 Intro  05.25 – 20.20 Review of The Suicide Squad 20.25 – 34.15 Review of Jungle Cruise 34.20 – 36.20 Alternative line reading  36.25 – 42.10 Review and Panel discussion of Limbo 42.15 – 43.35 Plain talking  43.40 – 51.10 Review of The Most Beautiful Boy in the World 51.15 – 56.15 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Jul 29

56 min 6 sec

00.00– 03.15 Intro 03.20 – 10.35 Interview with Loki director Kate Herron 10.40 – 17.40 Review of Old 17.45 – 25.15 Review of Jolt 25.20 – 26.35 Alternative line reading  26.40 – 32.30 Review of The Masters of the Universe: Revelation 32.35 – 40.00 Review of Rides of Justice 40.05 – 42.50 Plain talking  42.55 – 51.25 Review of The World to Come 51.30 – 56.35 Reader’s question –what’s the best movie song or soundtrack? - Followed by Outro

Jul 23

56 min 37 sec

Matt Maytum, Matthew Leyland and Jane Crowther mull over what Loki means for the Marvel universe and cast an older generation Thor. 

Jul 15

34 min 17 sec

Total Film 00.00– 02.45 Intro 02.50 – 14.10 Review of Black Widow 14.15 – 19.50 Review of Freaky 19.55 – 21.00 Alternative line reading  21.05 – 29.30 Review of Another Round 29.35 – 34.00 Review of French Exit 34.05 – 36.20 Plain talking – Time to deconstruct film set lingo 36.25 – 44.05 Review of Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story 44.10 – 50.30 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Jul 1

50 min 28 sec

Total Film 00.00– 02.30 Intro 02.35 – 18.45 Review of Fast and Furious 9  18.50 – 27.30 Review of Supernova 27.35 – 28.35 Alternative line reading 28.40 – 32.00 Plain talking – Time to deconstruct film set lingo 32.05 – 43.30 Review of Sweat 43.35 – 48.35 James’s trip to the Jungle Cruise film set followed by outro

Jun 24

48 min 35 sec

00.00– 03.15 Intro 03.15 – 13.30 Review of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard 13.35 – 24.00 Review of In The Heights 24.05 – 34.10 Review of In The Earth 34.15 – 38.00 Alternative line reading  38.05 – 45.00 Review of Luca 45.05 – 52.00 Review of Monster Hunter 52.05 – 56.45 Reader’s question followed by outro

Jun 17

56 min 41 sec

00.00– 03.00 Intro 03.05 – 11.20 Review of The Father 11.25 – 12.30 Alternative line reading  12.35 – 41.50 Review and spoilers of the first episode of Loki on Disney+ 41.55 – 45.00 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Jun 10

44 min 54 sec

Total Film 00.00– 05.00 Intro 05.05 – 19.00 Review of A Quiet Place Part 2 19.05 – 30.00 Review of Nobody 30.00 – 33.10 Alternative line reading 33.15 – 41.00 Review of Land 41.05 – 45.00 Plain Talking - Learning the on-set lingo. 45.05 – 51.00 Review of After Love 51.05 – 59.00 Review of Dream Horse 59.05 – 1.06.15 Review of Shiva Baby 1.06.20 – 1.09.00 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Jun 3

1 hr 9 min

00.00– 05.45 Intro 05.50 – 19.00 Review of Cruella 19.05 – 26.00 Review of The Conjuring; The Devil Made Me Do It 26.05 – 29.30 Alternative line reading  29.35 – 38.00 Review of Drunk Bus 38.05 – 47.30 Review of Surge 47.35 – 56.20 Review of First Cow 56.25 – 1.00.00 Reader’s question followed by Outro

May 27

1 hr

00.00– 03.25 Intro 03.30 – 11.00 Review of Army of the Dead 11.05 – 18.00 Review of Rare Beasts 18.05 – 21.05 Alternative line reading – Can you guess the famous movie quote being delivered in the incorrect emphasis and accent?  21.10 – 26.10 Review of My New York Year 26.15 – 29.00 Plain Talking - Learning the on-set lingo. 29.05 – 35.30 Review Alex Ferguson: Never Give In 35.35 – 38.30 Reader’s question and outro

May 20

38 min 28 sec

00.00– 04.55 Intro 05.00 – 12.00 Review and Panel discussion of Nomadland 12.05 – 21.00 Review and Panel discussion of Those Who Wish Me Dead 21.05 – 24.05 Alternative line reading – Can you guess the famous movie quote being delivered in the incorrect emphasis and accent?  24.10 – 30.30 Review and Panel discussion of Sound of Metal 30.35 – 41.30 Review and Panel discussion of Spiral 41.35 – 47.50 Reader’s question –As we might start to return to our offices, which movie office would you like to work in? - Followed by Outro

May 13

47 min 50 sec

This week Jane Crowther, Matt Maytum, Matthew Leyland and Jack Shepherd review The Bad Batch and preview the big blockbusters heading to big screens this year when cinemas reopen this month. Plus Matthew's kitten makes an appearance. (Not a euphemism)

May 6

1 hr 7 min

00.00– 00.35 Intro 00.40 – 08.35 Looking back at last weekend’s Oscars 08.40 – 16.30 Review and Panel discussion of Without Remorse 16.35 – 19.00 Set life lingo. Find out what a “A Hard Out” is 19.05 – 26.30 Review and Panel discussion of Wild Mountain Thyme 26.35 – 27.30 Alternative line reading – Can you guess the famous movie quote being delivered in the incorrect emphasis and accent?  27.35 – 34.30 Review and Panel discussion of The Mitchells v The Machines 34.35 – 42.00 Review and Panel discussion of Beast Beast 42.05 – 47.00 Reader’s question –Which film have you never seen the end of and why?

Apr 29

47 min 8 sec

This week, Total Film's Matt Maytum, Jack Shepherd and Matthew Leyland are dissecting Marvel series, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, so go no further if you haven't watched all six episodes yet, as we're going into spoiler-y detail. SPOILERS AHEAD!

Apr 26

30 min 15 sec

Total Film 00.00– 03.45 Intro 03.50 – 09.30 Review of Black Bear 09.35 – 12.00 Set life lingo. “Grand Guignol”  12.05 – 19.20 Review of The Last Photograph 19.25 – 27.00 Review of Chick Fight 27.05 – 28.25 Alternative line reading   28.30 – 36.00 Review of House of Cardin 36.05 – 40.00 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Apr 22

39 min 42 sec

00.00– 03.15 Intro 03.20 – 14.10 Review of Promising Young Woman 14.15 – 17.50 Plain Talking: “Hot Set”  17.55 – 26.20 Review of Effie Grey 26.25 – 35.20 Review of Mare Of Easttown 35.25 – 36.55 Alternative line reading  40.00 – 42.30 Review of Steelers 42.35 – 48.30 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Apr 15

48 min 24 sec

00.00– 05.20 Intro 05.25 – 13.55 Review of Palm Springs 14.50 – 18.40 Plain talking 18.45 – 27.50 Review of Sound of Metal 27.55 – 38.50 Review of Thunder Force 38.55 – 40.25  Alternative line reading  40.30 – 49.00 Review of Brewmance 49.05 – 53.30 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Apr 9

53 min 33 sec

00.00– 00.55 Intro 01.00 – 13.55 Interview with Tahar Rahim and review of The Mauritanian 14.00 – 23.55 Review of Godzilla vs Kong 24.00 – 33.30 Review of Chaos Walking 33.35 – 42.00 Review of Minari 42.05 – 48.05 Review of The Dissident 48.15 – 53.05 Reader’s question – who is your favourite cinematic journalist? - Followed by Outro

Apr 1

53 min 3 sec

00.00– 00.20 Intro 00.25 – 07.00 Review of Tom and Jerry 07.05 – 15.30 Review of Ammonite 15.35 – 23.30 Review of Six Minutes to Midnight 23.35 – 32.10 Review of Made in Italy 32.15 – 36.35 Reader’s question followed by Outro

Mar 25

36 min 14 sec

00.00– 00.30 Intro 00.35 – 10.25 Oscar nominations 10.30 – 18.25 Review of the Snyder Cut Justice League 18.30 – 28.10 Review of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier 28.15 – 45.55 Review of The Little Things and an interview with Jared Leto 46.00 – 54.00 Review of Quo Vadis Aida? 55.35 – 59.35 Reader’s question and Outro

Mar 18

59 min 36 sec

This week Jane Crowther, Matt Maytum and SFX editor, Darren Scott are dissecting WandaVision so go no further if you haven't seen it or haven't finished. SPOILERS AHEAD!!

Mar 8

27 min 9 sec

00.00– 00.30 Intro 00.35 – 23.30 Review of Coming 2 America with interviews with Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes 23.25 – 41.00 Review of Raya and the Dragon with interviews co-directors Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada and writer Qui Nguyen 41.05 – 48.00 Review of Moxie 48.05 – 54.00 Review of The Columnist  54.05 – 59.35 Reader’s question and outro

Mar 4

59 min 25 sec

00.00– 00.30 Intro 00.35 – 03.40 Review of the latest episode of WandaVision 03.45 – 12.50 Review of I Care A Lot 12.55 – 21.25 Review of Music 21.30 – 28.35 Review of Barb and Star Visit Del Mar 28.40 – 35.20 Review of Pelé 35.25 – 40.00 Looking at Star on Disney 40.00 – 43.00 Reader’s question and outro

Feb 18

42 min 58 sec

00.00– 03.00 Intro; A look back at Sundance week. 03.00 – 13.55 Reviewing the Sundance movies that just missed out on Total Film’s top 5 Numbers 6-10 Passing, The Sparks Brothers, John and the Hole, Summer of Soul and Captains of Zataari Total Film’s Top 5 14.35 – 17.00 Review of Number 5; Coda 17.05 – 21.45 Review of Number 4; Prisoners of the Ghostland 21.50 – 27.45 Review of Number 3; Pleasure 27.50 – 32.25 Review of Number 2; Flee 32.30 – 38.55 Review of Number 1; On The Count Of Three 39.00 – 42.30 Listener question and outro

Feb 11

42 min 33 sec

00.00– 00.30 Intro 00.35 – 04.00 Reviewing the latest episode of WandaVision 04.05 – 13.30 Review and Panel discussion of Malcolm & Marie, including an interview with one of the stars of the film, Zendaya 13.35 – 18.35 Review and Panel discussion of Greenland 18.40 – 22.55 Review and Panel discussion of Rams 23.00 – 27.55 Review and Panel discussion of Bliss 28.00 – 38.00 Review and Panel discussion of A Glitch In The Matrix 38.05 – 39.50 outro

Feb 4

39 min 49 sec

Leila Latif and Jordan Farley join Jane Crowther to assess this week's releases; sci-fi Synchronic, docs The Capote Tapes and Assassins, arthouse drama Beginnings and horror Doom Room. 

Jan 28

47 min 41 sec

00.00– 00.40 Intro 00.45 – 09.00 Review of Wandavision 09.05 – 15.00 Review of The Rental 15.05 – 19.00 Review of 76 Days 19.05 – 22.45 Review of Bill & Ted 23.50 – 32.30 Favourite “buddy” movies  32.35 – 37.40 Listener question and outro

Jan 21

37 min 39 sec

00.00– 00.30 Intro 00.35 – 16.35 Interview with Kingsley Ben-Adir and review of One Night In Miami  16.40 – 26.00 Review of Stardust 26.05 – 31.30 Review of Blithe Spirit 31.35 – 40.20 Review of Archive 40.25 – 47.20 Review of MLK FBI 47.25 – 51.00 Listener question and outro

Jan 14

51 min 1 sec

00.00– 00.45 Intro 00:50 – 06.00 Christmas viewing 06.05 – 19.45 Interview with Vanessa Kirby + review of Pieces of a Woman  19.50 – 25.35 Review of Vanguard 25.40 – 32.25 Review of Robin’s Wish 32.30 – 37.00 Review of Mayor 37.05 – 42.30 Listener question – What is your movie new year’s resolution? - Followed by outro

Jan 7

42 min 29 sec

SPOILER ALERT! Jane Crowther, Jack Shepherd and Matt Maytum dissect Wonder Woman 1984, with spoilers. Did we mention spoilers?

Dec 2020

30 min 48 sec

00.00– 01.00 Intro 01:05 – 03.45 Top 10 Total Film movies of the year countdown – 10 to 6 03.50 – 09.20 Season 2 of The Mandalorian    09.25 – 11.00 Top TV shows in 2020 11.05 – 14.00 Top 10 Total Film movies of the year countdown – 5 14.05 – 17.05 Top 10 of the worst movies of 2020 17.10 – 21.00 Top 10 Total Film movies of the year countdown – 4 21.05 – 25.25 Total Film Man and Woman of the Year  25.35 – 31.15 Top 10 Total Film movies of the year countdown – 3 31.20 – 35.05 Top WTF moments in 2020 35.10 – 38.25 Top 10 Total Film movies of the year countdown – 2 38.30 – 45.50 Top 10 Total Film movies of the year countdown – 1 45.55 – 50.40 A look ahead to what is coming out in 2021 and outro

Dec 2020

50 min 49 sec

00.00– 00.35 Intro 00:35 – 05.50 Disney releases and Tom Cruise 05.55 – 23.00 Interview with Pixar's Pete Docter and review of Soul 23.05 – 30.00 Review of The Midnight Sky 30.05 – 39.20 Review of Wonder Woman 1984 39.25 – 48.00 Review of Let Him Go 48.05 – 52.00 Listener question and outro

Dec 2020

51 min 54 sec

00.00– 01.00 Intro 01.05 – 04.50 Discussion about the latest episode of The Mandalorian 04.55 – 09.00 Discussion about Warner Brother’s streaming 2021 slate 09.05 – 22.00 Interview with James Corden and review of Prom  22.05 – 29.50 Review of Dreamland 29.55 – 37.00 Review of David Byrne American Utopia 37.05 – 42.00 Review of Cocoon 42.05 – 48.00 Listener question and outro

Dec 2020

47 min 49 sec