We're back from a two-month absence with a jam-packed podcast, focusing on the big juggernauts of this year's awards season, as well as the seventh instalment of a certain sci-fi franchise. We tackle Steven Spielberg's latest moody historical drama "Bridge of Spies," claustrophobic double-hander "Room," and Todd Haynes' lesbian tale "Carol," which had to hurdle prickly preconceptions from Pete about one of its main stars. We give our verdict on Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's forest-set revenge tale "The Revenant," Thomas McCarthy's journalism drama "Spotlight," and the biggest film of 2015, "The Force Awakens," while we may have had a few choice words to say about the use of Margot Robbie in fancied finance crisis comedy "The Big Short." Elsewhere, we predict this year's Academy Award nominations (happening tomorrow!), we mourn the death of the great David Bowie, there's a digression on the films of 1988, and a listener question prompts an upheaval of The Pootsition.
Opening Segment: Discussing the film career of musician, actor, and all-around legend David Bowie, who sadly passed away this week
[1:40 - 9:30]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 27:40 - 37:24 Bridge of Spies 37:25 - 45:36 Carol 45:37 - 51:53 The Revenant 51:54 - 1:04:14 Room 1:08:10 - 1:16:41 The Big Short 1:16:42 - 1:24:12 Spotlight 1:24:13 - 1:31:46 Closing Segment: Previewing this week's Academy Award nominations!
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