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Fade To Black

By Amon Warmann, Hanna Flint, and Clarisse Loughrey
Fade To Black is a weekly film culture podcast co-hosted by film critics Hanna Flint (@hannaflint), Clarisse Loughrey (@clarisselou) and Amon Warmann (@amonwarmann). It takes a deep dive into the latest movie news, hot cinema takes and reviews the best new releases all in one place.

It also gives listeners a chance to hear from some of the brightest stars of cinema through exclusive interviews with major talent. The podcast champions inclusivity by covering a broad spectrum of film and culture topics so that listeners can discover a diverse range of movies to seek out.
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Episode 67: Good Luck To You Leo Grande, Lightyear, Spiderhead, Pleasure, with Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack
This week: Amon spoke to Good Luck To You Leo Grande stars Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack (07:54), and the pod team discuss the sex positive film (28:58); we go to infinity and beyond with Pixar’s Lightyear (42:00); get experimented on by Chris Hemsworth in Netflix’s Spiderhead (56:44), and seek Pleasure with Ninja Thyberg’s startling debut (01:09:39). … and in our ‘Hot Take, we discuss Hollywood’s open letter urging Hollywood to reconsider how guns are depicted on screen (01:26:47). If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:42:49
June 19, 2022
Episode 66: Jurassic World Dominion, All My Friends Hate Me, Hustle, Swan Song, Ms Marvel, with DeWanda Wise
This week: were they so preoccupied with whether or not they could make Jurassic World Dominion, that they didn’t stop to think if they should? Clarisse talks to a new addition to the dino squad, DeWanda Wise (06:58), and we debate the latest sequel in the franchise (29:04). It’s a dark comedy made for the woefully insecure in Andrew Gaynord’s feature debut All My Friends Hate Me (45:13), and Adam Sandler takes to the court in Netflix sports drama Hustle (01:00:43). Plus – Udo Kier plays a hairdresser rediscovering his sparkle in indie drama Swan Song (01:20:03) and in our ‘Hot take’ (01:28:59), we take on the fandom queen herself, Ms Marvel, as the first episode of her new Disney+ show drops.  If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:46:30
June 12, 2022
Episode 65: Men, DASHCAM, Bergman Island, Fire Island
This week: ahhhhhhhhhhh! It’s Alex Garland’s surrealist horror MEN (04:50), director Rob Savage takes us on a wild ride in horror DASHCAM (25:25), Vicky Krieps takes a journey into the world of patriarchal filmmaking in Mia Hansen-Løve’s BERGMAN ISLAND (39:25), and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is given a modern-day, LGBTQ+ spin in romcom FIRE ISLAND (58:02) Plus, in our HOT take, we tackle racism in the Star Wars fandom, after Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram opened up about her experiences on social media (01:07:40). If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:24:45
June 05, 2022
Episode 64: Top Gun: Maverick, Bob’s Burgers Movie, Obi-Wan Kenobi
This week: is Maverick’s ego still writing cheques his body can’t cash? We review the new Top Gun movie (07:23), Bob’s Burgers heads to the big screen in The Bob’s Burgers Movie (39:29), and we say hello there to Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new Star Wars series (54:44). Plus in our ‘Hot Take’ (01:25:30), we give our verdict on the new Mission: Impossible and Thor: Love and Thunder trailers. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:53:01
May 29, 2022
Episode 63: Emergency, Benediction, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, with RJ Cyler
This week… Amon sits down with star RJ Cyler to break down Emergency (13:37), while the pod team discuss the satirical thriller (36:53), Terence Davies’s portrait of a poet Benediction (55:05), and Disney+’s reboot of Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (01:11:24). Plus in our ‘Hot Take’ (01:28:56), we try to figure out why everyone’s getting so heated over sex scenes in cinema. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:42:10
May 22, 2022
Episode 62: Everything Everywhere All At Once, Vortex, Eleven Days In May, with the Daniels
This week… Amon caught up with writer-director duo the Daniels to chat about Everything Everywhere All At Once (06:30), and the pod team discuss the Michelle Yeoh multiverse movie (28:04). Then we enter the Vortex with Gasper Noe’s latest (50:43), and take a look at Michael Winterbottom’s new documentary effort Eleven Days In May (01:04:01). Plus in our ‘Hot Take’ (01:17:02), we talk about PG-13/12A ratings: Is there too much violence? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:47:00
May 15, 2022
Episode 61: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Moon Knight, with Benedict Wong
This week… we Scooby-Doo this shit and go in on Marvel’s big and small screen offerings! Amon talks to Benedict Wong about Wong and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (08:01) before we review the superhero sequel (21:38). Then we talk about that Moon Knight finale (53:31) and finish off with our spoilerific hot takes on Doctor Strange 2 (01:22:33). If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:51:29
May 08, 2022
Episode 60: Downton Abbey: A New Era, Casablanca Beats, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe
This week… we get our pinkies up for Downton Abbey: A New Era (10:20) as the popular franchise returns to screens for yet another victory lap; we get down to some Casablanca Beats (23:23), for Nabil Ayouch’s musical drama; and thanks to a new Netflix documentary, we try to solve The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes (34:06). Plus, in this week’s Hot Take (45:27), what’s the point of critics? We dive into the biggest question of them all. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:06:11
May 01, 2022
Episode 59: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Happening, Playground, with Tom Prior
This week… Clarisse talks to Tom Prior, star, co-writer, and co-producer of Cold War-era romance Firebird (06:38). Then the pod team tackle The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (27:21), Audrey Diwan’s unflinching look at abortion in 1960’s France in Happening (50:57), and Laura Wandel’s claustrophobic, schooltime drama Playground (01:06:25). Plus, in this week’s Hot Take (01:20:50), THOR, BLIMEY – we break down the first trailer for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:39:18
April 24, 2022
Episode 58: The Northman, The Lost City, Benedetta
This week… the pod team ride to Valhǫll in Robert Eggers’ historical epic The Northman (10:03), swoon over Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock in The Lost City (33:43), and get thees to a nunnery for Paul Verhoeven’s steamy Benedetta (52:48).  Plus, in this week’s 'Hot Take' (01:07:52), we try to unpack exactly what DC’s cinematic future will bring us.  If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:28:11
April 17, 2022
Episode 57: All the Old Knives, Compartment No. 6, with Robert Eggers
This week… Clarisse geeks out over 10th-century chamber burials and Viking bowl cuts with The Northman director, Robert Eggers (16:49), plus we chat about Amazon’s new spy thriller All the Old Knives (31:57) and the train-based meet cute in Compartment No. 6 (45:58). Plus, in this week’s Hot Take (01:01:05), you may have noticed that we’re not covering Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore on the Fade to Black pod. We talk about why. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:24:11
April 10, 2022
Episode 56: Morbius, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, The Bubble, True Things, Moon Knight, with Pierre Perifel
This week… Clarisse talks to director Pierre Perifel about making mischief with the new DreamWorks animated film The Bad Guys (13:19). Then the pod team tackle Marvel’s new vampire antihero, Morbius (39:29), sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (55:50), Judd Apatow’s pandemic comedy The Bubble (01:04:58), and Harry Wootliff’s relationship drama True Things (01:17:59). Plus, in this week’s Hot Take (01:32:29), we ask whether Moon Knight can really distinguish between our waking lives and Marvel dreams. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:49:22
April 03, 2022
Episode 55: Peacemaker, Ambulance, The Worst Person in the World, with James Gunn
This week… Amon speaks to Peacemaker creator, showrunner, and writer James Gunn (12:03) and the pod team review The Suicide Squad’s spin-off show (26:00). We also talk Michael Bay’s new action heist extravaganza Ambulance (41:10), and figure out which one of us is truly The Worst Person in the World (01:07:27). Plus, in this week’s Hot Take (01:23:20), we discuss the performances that ultimately missed out on Oscar recognition but were wholly deserving of it. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:50:09
March 27, 2022
Episode 54: Deep Water, Fresh, The Phantom of the Open, Paris, 13th District
This week… get your armbands out because we are diving into deep water with Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas (07:34); Disney+ serves up some meaty rom-com troubles in Fresh starring Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones (be warned: this chat is a bit spoilery) (31:12); Craig Roberts returns to the director’s chair with irreverent biopic The Phantom of the Open (47:51); and crack open your Google Maps because we take a trip to Paris, 13th District (01:01:53). Plus, in this week’s Hot Take (01:18:15), we break down the brand new trailer for Disney+ Marvel series Ms.Marvel! If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:36:49
March 20, 2022
Episode 53: Turning Red, The Adam Project, Red Rocket
This week… the pod team discuss Pixar’s new animation Turning Red (13:29), a double dose of Ryan Reynolds in time travel adventure The Adam Project (35:20), and Sean Baker’s seventh film Red Rocket (47:19). Plus, in this week’s Hot Take (01:03:47), with Disney, plus Warner Bros and Universal’s parent companies, all donating to politicians backing the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill in Florida, we ask: can you separate the art from the corporation? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:18:43
March 13, 2022
Episode 52: The Batman, Lucy & Desi, Ali & Ava with Matt Reeves and Claire Rushbrook
This week… Claire Rushbrook (7:34) speaks to Hanna about finding love in a lonely place with Adeel Ahktar in Clio Barnard’s Ali & Ava (20:06); Amy Poehler’s documentary Lucy & Desi (40:36) gives us the real story behind two of comedy’s greatest icons and Amon speaks to Matt Reeves (57:52) about The Batman before we dive into our spoiler-free (1:12:55) and spoiler-filled HOT TAKES (1:37:00) about the latest outing for the Caped Crusader. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:53:26
March 06, 2022
Episode 51: Cyrano, The Duke, La Mif, with Erica Schmidt
This week… Clarisse speaks with Cyrano writer Erica Schmidt about adapting her stage show for the screen (08:57), and the pod team discuss the latest iteration of the literary classic (27:09); Jim Broadbent gets caught up in an art heist in The Duke (50:58); And we take a look inside a Swiss care home with La Mif (01:07:00). Plus, in this week’s Hot Take (01:19:28), we weigh in on the Oscars ceremony after a new criteria limits the number of televised awards. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:36:52
February 27, 2022
Episode 50: Dog, Kimi, The Real Charlie Chaplin, Here Before
This week, Channing Tatum is a doggone American hero in his directorial debut, Dog (07:40). We find out what happens when a smart speaker is the only witness to a violent crime in Steven Soderbergh’s Kimi (15:52). A new documentary hopes to answer the question: who was The Real Charlie Chaplin? (29:43). And Andrea Riseborough catches a case of creepy horror child in Stacey Gregg’s debut Here Before (44:34). Plus, in this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (52:55), we breakdown the biggest trailers of this year’s Super Bowl. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:21:23
February 20, 2022
Episode 49: Flee, Marry Me, Death on the Nile, Uncharted, with Jonas Poher Rasmussen
This week, Hanna has a chat with Flee director Jonas Poher Rasmussen (10:44) about his animated journey down memory lane for one former refugee from Afghanistan, and then the team discusses the Oscar-nominated film (23:22). Owen Wilson accidentally pops the question to Jennifer Lopez in Marry Me (34:02), Kenneth Branagh returns with colonial pizzazz as Hercule Poirot in the grimly anticipated Death on the Nile (50:14), and Tom Holland is searching for his brother and lost treasure in video game adaptation Uncharted (01:09:14). Also, ‘Hot Take’ returns this week (01:35:18) with our Boba Fett finale conclusions and 2022 Oscar nomination musings. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:54:45
February 13, 2022
Episode 48: The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Moonfall, Jackass Forever, The Souvenir: Part II with Michael Ajao
In episode 48 of the Fade to Black podcast, the pod team look into The Eyes of Tammy Faye (10:43), tackle the ludicrousness of Moonfall (24:29); declare Jackass Forever (33:00), and revisit Joanna Hogg’s world of toxic relationships and film school dreams in The Souvenir: Part II  (47:48). Plus, we introduce a new feature called “Be Kind Rewind” (1:02:06), where we revisit some of the releases from the past year as they hit home entertainment - and ask ourselves whether the gift of hindsight has maybe changed how we feel about them. Our first pick is Edgar Wright’s retro-nightmare Last Night in Soho, and Amon spoke to one of its stars, Michael Ajao. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:26:56
February 06, 2022
Episode 47: Sing 2, Parallel Mothers, Amulet, with Garth Jennings and Romola Garai
In episode 47 of the Fade to Black podcast, Hanna speaks to Sing 2 director Garth Jennings (12:12) and the pod team grab their mics to discuss the animated sequel (25:18); we chat Penélope Cruz, Pedro Almodóvar, and Parallel Mothers (39:53); and Clarisse speaks with Amulet director Romola Garai (55:03) before the team discuss her spooky debut (01:09:59).  Plus, in this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (01:21:43), we ask: how much should the personal views of Hollywood types impact their careers? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:43:37
January 30, 2022
Episode 46: Nightmare Alley, Mass, Belfast, Memory Box, with Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan
In episode 46 of the Fade to Black podcast, Amon has a brief chat with Denzel Washington, Dana Canedy, and Michael B. Jordan about A Journal For Jordan (16:29). Then the pod team get their freak on with Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley (23:05), grieving parents come together after a school shooting in Mass (40:50), Kenneth Branagh takes us back to his Troubles’ youth in Belfast (49:44), and a mother and daughter connect through teen diaries in Memory Box (01:04:15). Plus, in this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (01:15:37), in the wake of Matt Reeves’ The Batman being confirmed to be nearly three hours long, we talk about movie run times: is there a perfect length? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:32:52
January 23, 2022
Episode 45: Scream, Cow, Memoria
In episode 45 of the Fade to Black podcast, critics Hanna Flint, Amon Warmann and Clarisse Loughrey talk the ever-bloody and metatextual Scream (08:16), the bovine tête-à-tête that is Andrea Arnold’s new documentary Cow (26:00), and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest, Memoria (37:50). Plus in this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (57:40), we ask whether it’s time for critics and audiences to reevaluate how we talk about the cinematic experience. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us at @FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:16:43
January 16, 2022
Episode 44: Licorice Pizza, The 355, Boiling Point, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
In episode 44 of the Fade to Black podcast, critics Hanna Flint, Amon Warmann and Clarisse Loughrey talk Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza (9:45), espionage romp The 355 (26:47), one-shot wonder Boiling Point (38:51), and the cat-tastic The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (53:41). Plus in this week’s Hot Take (1:10:20), we come together for our round-up of the year, sharing some of our favourite memories and movies. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:25:14
January 02, 2022
Episode 43: The Matrix Resurrections, Don't Look Up, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Titane, The King's Man
In episode 43 of the Fade to Black podcast, critics Hanna Flint, Amon Warmann and Clarisse Loughrey talk Matthew Vaughn’s WWI-set prequel The King’s Man (08:41), satire Don’t Look Up (19:26), Julia Ducornau’s latest horror Titane (32:24), Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth (47:42), and rebooted franchises with The Matrix Resurrections (01:06:28). Plus in this week’s Hot Take (01:28:16), we dive right into The Matrix Resurrections spoilers and chat about those big, big reveals. Is it a self-aware take on franchises and nostalgia, or just more of the same? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:47:23
December 26, 2021
Episode 42: Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Lost Daughter, Swan Song
In episode 42 of the Fade to Black podcast, critics Hanna Flint, Amon Warmann and Clarisse Loughrey talk Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The Lost Daughter (04:57), it's double the Mahershala Ali, double the existential crisis in sci-fi drama Swan Song (15:51), and Spider-Man, Spider-Man, is doing crossovers like no one can in Spider-Man: No Way Home (29:42).  Plus in this week’s Hot Take (52:58) we dive straight into those Spider-Man: No Way Home spoilers we’ve been dying to talk about, but have not been able to under threat of death by way of Mickey Mouse. Also, we have our own post-jingle scene so stick around until the end! If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:28:58
December 19, 2021
Episode 41: West Side Story, Being the Ricardos, Lamb, with Noomi Rapace
This week… Clarisse chats with Lamb star Noomi Rapace (07:26), and the pod team discuss the surreal Icelandic drama about a lamb-human hybrid (22:49), Steven Spielberg delivers a fresh take on a classic musical with West Side Story (35:14), and Aaron Sorkin goes behind the scenes on a beloved, American sitcom with Being the Ricardos (01:03:44). Plus in this week’s Hot Take (01:18:28), we debate the casting of actors in roles outside their race and culture. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:34:59
December 12, 2021
Episode 40: Encounter, C’mon C’mon, Boxing Day, Silent Night, with Michael Pearce
This week… Hanna chats with Encounter director Michael Pearce (08:11) and the pod team discuss the film (24:14), which stars Riz Ahmed as an army vet on the run with his sons in fear of an alien parasitic invasion. Joaquin Phoenix is the antithesis of Joker in C’mon C’mon (35:38), and we’ve got two Christmas movies for you: Aml Ameen writes, directs and stars in Boxing Day (47:02), while Keira Knightley takes the lead in Silent Night (01:07:37). Plus in this week’s Hot Take (01:22:45), we discuss the always controversial “Best Of” movies list: a great way to champion the year’s creme de la creme or do they just reinforce the biases of the outlets who publish them? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:36:38
December 05, 2021
Episode 39: Bruised, Encanto, House of Gucci, with Reggie Yates, Reda Elazouar, Elliot Edusah, and Jordan Peters
This week… Amon talks to  Reggie Yates, Reda Elazouar, Elliot Edusah, and Jordan Peters about mega-90s throwback Pirates (07:41); Halle Berry leaps into the ring in order to make her directorial debut Bruised (21:09); the year of Lin-Manuel Miranda takes its victory lap with Disney’s Encanto (35:02); and it’s a dynastic struggle like no other in House of Gucci (49:53). Plus, in this week’s Hot Take we welcome Miss Kate Bishop to the MCU and dive into the first two episodes of Disney+’s Hawkeye (01:06:32). If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:21:14
November 28, 2021
Episode 38: The Power of the Dog, King Richard, Petite Maman, Ghostbusters: Afterlife
This week… we’re barking up Jane Campion’s tree with The Power of the Dog (04:32); serving up some opinions about Will Smith in King Richard (18:21); looking at the childlike wonder of Celine Sciamma’s Petite Maman (32:12); and there’s something strange in the neighbourhood so we’re calling Ghostbusters: Afterlife (40:30). PLUS, in this week’s Hot Take we ask if dead actors should be brought back to life on screen (54:16). If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:06:02
November 21, 2021
Episode 37: Tick, Tick… Boom!, Mothering Sunday, Natural Light
This week… it’s a theatre kid takeover with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s adaptation of the Jonathan Larson musical Tick, Tick… Boom! (6:25), Odessa Young and Josh O’Connor star in period drama Mothering Sunday (21:18), and Dénes Nagy takes us to the occupied Soviet Union in WWII, and the depth of hell, in his narrative feature debut Natural Light (34:22). Plus in this week’s Hot Take (46:25), we break down the Marvel reveals that occurred on DisneyPlus Day including Moon Knight, She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:07:59
November 14, 2021
Episode 36: Eternals, Spencer, The Card Counter, Red Notice
This week… Kristen Stewart takes on the monarchy with Spencer (08:30), Oscar Isaac does his best poker face in The Card Counter (26:44), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson finds another excuse to be in the jungle in heist comedy Red Notice (39:45), and Chloé Zhao enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the all-star Eternals (51:32). Plus in this week’s Hot Take (01:11:32), we talk about mega pop stars becoming actors: is this nothing more than stunt casting, or is there some merit in it? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do subscribe, leave a review and rate us too!
01:30:54
November 07, 2021
Episode 35: Passing, Last Night in Soho, Antlers, Army of Thieves, with Ruth Negga
This week… Ruth Negga chats with Hanna about new black and white Netflix film Passing (06:39) and then the pod team discuss Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut (22:58), Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho (31:04), Guillermo del Toro produced horror Antlers (44:46), and Netflix prequel Army of Thieves (55:35). Plus in this week’s Hot Take (01:11:26), we offer some recommendations for your Halloween viewing! If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:22:08
October 31, 2021
Episode 34: The French Dispatch, Dune, Dear Evan Hansen, The Harder They Fall, with Léa Seydoux
This week… Léa Seydoux chats with Clarisse about Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch (09:23), and the pod team discuss the journalistic cinematic endeavour (23:39); Timothée Chalamet pops up again in Denis Villeneuve’s blockbuster adaptation of Dune (37:39); The Age of Musicals continues with Dear Evan Hansen but is the Broadway adaptation golden? (01:02:32); And finally, the Old West is back and it’s Black in Jeymes Samuel’s The Harder They Fall (01:21:22). Plus in this week’s Hot Take (01:37:38), we dissect The Batman trailer! If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:49:01
October 24, 2021
Episode 33: The Last Duel, Halloween Kills, Ron’s Gone Wrong, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with Jim Cummings, Sarah Smith, and Peter Baynham
In episode 33 of the Fade to Black podcast, the gauntlet has been thrown down for a trial by combat in The Last Duel (31:43), Ridley Scott’s French historical drama starring Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck. The killing continues in Halloween Kills (47:03), and Ron’s Gone Wrong (59:12) in Disney’s latest animation about one boy and his robot. The bromantic superhero movie Venom returns to face a new symbiotic threat in Let There be Carnage (01:19:58), and for this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (01:36:01) we dissect that Venom: Let There Be Carnage end credit scene so be prepared for spoilers! Clarisse also speaks with The Beta Test’s star and filmmaker Jim Cummings (11:24), and Ron’s Gone Wrong co-director and co-writers Sarah Smith & Peter Baynham (59:33). If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:51:02
October 17, 2021
Episode 32: No Sudden Move, John and the Hole, Muppets Haunted Mansion
In episode 32 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Move (5:02), eerie American drama John and the Hole (15:04), and Disney+ Halloween special, Muppets Haunted Mansion (26:49). Plus a little chit chat on The Addams Family 2 and the What If…? season finale. Plus, for this week’s HOT TAKE, is anyone still looking forward to Fantastic Beasts? Does anyone want this? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:03:03
October 10, 2021
Episode 31: No Time To Die, The Guilty, Bingo Hell, My Name is Pauli, with Julie Cohen and Betsy West
In episode 31 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review documentary My Name Is Pauli, a look back at the empowering life of non-binary civil rights activist, lawyer and priest Pauli Murray (16:54); Gigi Saul Guerrero takes us to Bingo Hell in the latest “Welcome to the Blumhouse” film series (28:22); Jake Gyllenhaal is hanging on the telephone in The Guilty (44:03); and after an 18 month delay, Daniel Craig’s final outing as Bond, James Bond is finally here in No Time To Die (01:04:13). My Name Is Pauli Directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West talk to Hanna about making the documentary (07:23), plus we share our ‘Hot Takes’ on the future of the 007 franchise (01:23:10). The takes are hot and full of SPOILERS! If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:41:35
October 03, 2021
Episode 30: The Green Knight, The Many Saints of Newark, The Starling, The Man Who Sold His Skin, with Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen
In episode 30 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Arthurian adaptation The Green Knight (26:20), Netflix drama The Starling (45:02), Kaouther Ben Hania’s The Man Who Sold His Skin (56:43), and Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark (01:11:37). Clarisse also speaks to directors Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen (12:43), the team behind The Alpinist, a new climbing documentary that is truly not for the faint-hearted. And, in our ‘Hot Take’ (01:30:15), we ask: do you have to be familiar with a film’s source material to truly *get it*? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:48:30
September 26, 2021
Episode 29: Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Gunpowder Milkshake, Rose Plays Julie, Prisoners of the Ghostland
In episode 29 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review documentary-turned-West End show adaptation Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (09:19); Karen Gillan plays an assassin with mummy issues in Gunpowder Milkshake (26:20); Ann Skelly plays a trainee vet with, er, mummy issues in dark thriller Rose Plays Julie (38:51); and Nicolas Cage is on a mission in Sion Sono’s Prisoners of the Ghostland (51:17). Plus in this week’s 'Hot Take' (01:08:29), we discuss the uber demands Christopher Nolan has for his next World War 2 movie which Universal has acquiesced to. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod
01:22:26
September 19, 2021
Episode 28: Respect, Herself, Copshop, Copilot
In episode 28 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Aretha Franklin biopic Respect (9:07), Dublin-based drama Herself (23:37), Gerard Butler actioner Copshop (31:27), and 9/11 relationship drama Copilot (41:15). Plus in our ‘Hot Take’ (53:18), with Malignant not being screened for critics, we ask – what difference do critics actually make? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:07:32
September 12, 2021
Episode 27: Shang-Chi, Annette, Misha and the Wolves, Wildfire
In episode 27 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Marvel’s first Asian led superhero blockbuster Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (07:53), Leos Carax’s original (and super weird) musical Annette (30:12), literary docudrama Misha and the Wolves (46:46), and Irish drama Wildfire (57:55). Plus in our ‘Hot Take’ (01:15:47), we decide once and for all – what’s the best adaptation of Cinderella out there? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:31:22
September 05, 2021
Episode 26: Our Ladies, The Nest, Souad, Candyman
In episode 26 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Scottish teen drama Our Ladies (08:13), Jude Law and Carrie Coon two-hander The Nest (21:47), Ayten Amin’s second feature Souad (34:33), and try desperately not to say that name five times while talking about Mandycan (46:01). Or Candyman. It’s definitely one of the two. Plus in our ‘Hot Take’ (1:02:36), we talk about the record-breaking trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, which teases multiverse shenanigans with Doctor Strange, Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, and more. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:11:14
August 29, 2021
Episode 25: Snake Eyes, Reminiscence, Pig, Censor with Prano Bailey-Bond & Niamh Algar
In episode 25 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Nicolas Cage-led Pig (58:18), Henry Golding’s Snake Eyes (33:57), Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson’s recent team-up in Reminiscence (49:29), People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan (40:21) and Censor (26:09) with a special interview from Clarisse with writer-director Prano Bailey-Bond and star Niamh Algar (5:54). Plus in our ‘Hot Take’ (1:06:48), we talk Denis Villeneuve’s strong words about screening vs streaming. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:16:20
August 22, 2021
Episode 24: Free Guy, CODA, Wendy with Siân Heder, People Just Do Nothing's Kurupt FM
In episode 24 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds (20:45), Benh Zeitlin’s Wendy (33:08), and Sundance winner CODA (1:07:12). For our ‘Hot Take’ (01:23:44), we chat Q&A etiquette – when is a question really more of a comment? Plus, Hanna talks to Allan “Seapa” Mustafa and Hugo Chegwin, AKA MC Grindah and DJ Beats about People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan (06:54) - the big screen adaptation of the BBC comedy series which we’ll be reviewing next week - and Amon speaks to CODA director Siân Heder about deaf representation on film (49:30). If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:40:36
August 15, 2021
Episode 23: Stillwater, Zola, The Last Letter From Your Lover, Vivo with Kirk Demicco, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Benh Zeitlin
In a jam-packed episode of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review four new releases; Stillwater starring Matt Damon (28:48), Janicza Bravo’s Zola (38:49), Jojo Moyes adaptation The Last Letter From Your Lover (50:41), and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s animated spectacular Vivo (01:21:27). For our ‘Hot Take’ (01:31:03), we discuss the shift Hollywood has made from building up movie stars to building up characters and IP’s. How does the traditional movie star even conceivably exist in an era where social media has made us demand absolute authenticity & accessibility from the people we admire? Plus, we’ve got not one, not two, not four, but three interviewees this week! Hanna chats with Benh Zeitlin (06:55) about his Peter Pan adaptation Wendy which we’ll be reviewing next week, and Amon chats with Vivo director Kirk Demicco and Vivo screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes (1:04:14). If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:52:07
August 08, 2021
Episode 22: The Suicide Squad, Jungle Cruise, Limbo, with Janicza Bravo
In episode 22 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (35:54), Disney’s Jungle Cruise (51:06), and Ben Sharrock’s comedy-drama Limbo (1:07:59). Hanna also chats to Janicza Bravo (11:51), the director and co-writer of Sundance favourite Zola, which we’ll be reviewing next week.  Plus in this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (1:19:01), we talk LGBTQ representation in Disney films – why do they continue to fall so behind the other studios?  If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:34:30
August 01, 2021
Episode 21: Old, Riders of Justice, The World to Come, Night of the Kings
In episode 21 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Philippe Lacôte’s Night of the Kings (08:38), M. Night Shyamalan’s Old (20:42), lesbian drama The World to Come (34:33), and Mads Mikkelsen thriller Riders of Justice (41:15).  Plus in this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (54:48), we discuss the drama around the cancellation of The Green Knight’s UK release, and how it bodes for cinemas in 2021. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:07:56
July 25, 2021
Episode 20: Space Jam: A New Legacy, Fear Street: 1666, Escape Room 2, Deerskin, with Philippe Lacôte
In episode 20 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Space Jam: A New Legacy (25:43), Fear Street Part Three: 1966 (41:56), horror sequel Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (54:10), and French comedy Deerskin (1:03:25). Hanna also chats to Ivorian filmmaker Philippe Lacôte about his second feature, Night of the Kings (07:54), which we’ll be reviewing next week. And for this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (1:10:57), we’re dissecting the season finale of Loki & how it impacts the future of the MCU. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:42:23
July 18, 2021
Legally Blonde 20th Anniversary Special With Screenwriters Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith
In this extra special episode of the Fade to Black podcast, critics Hanna Flint and Clarisse Loughrey take a deep dive into the making of the iconic 2001 comedy Legally Blonde with screenwriters Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith (01:01). They discuss the writing process, cut gags, changed endings and casting Reese Witherspoon and Luke Wilson. The two writers also tease the Legally Blonde sequel they are currently working on for MGM, and share their thoughts on the film's cinematic legacy. Hanna and Clarisse are then joined by co-host Amon Warmann to discuss his thoughts on the film after watching it for the first time *this year* alongside entertainment journalist and Legally Blonde obsessive Lucy Jayne Ford (38:52), who famously went viral when she delivered her dissertation on the movie to Reese Witherspoon in 2018. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint, @lucyj_ford  If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:15:17
July 13, 2021
Black Widow Spoiler Special with OT Fagbenle
In this special spoiler special episode of the Fade to Black podcast, critics Hanna Flint, Amon Warmann, and Clarisse Loughrey chew the fat over Scarlett Johansson's final outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, take Taskmaster to task, and wax lyrical about Florence Pugh's Yelena. PLUS Hanna caught up with OT Fagbenle (01:27) who joins the MCU as Rick Mason, who discusses his deleted scenes, talks his S.H.I.E.L.D back story and confirms Mason's future in the franchise. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
51:50
July 12, 2021
Episode 19: Black Widow, The Surrogate, Fear Street Part 2, Jumbo, with Zoé Wittock
In episode 19 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review the Noemie Merlant-led romantic fantasy Jumbo (30:20), parenting drama The Surrogate (39:52), Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (50:01), and Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel solo outing Black Widow (59:39). Hanna also has a chat with Jumbo writer-director Zoé Wittock (08:29) about her approach to the initially strange, but ultimately affecting premise. And for this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (01:08:12), with Cannes underway we discuss the role of film festivals in the critical conversation. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:22:09
July 11, 2021
Episode 18: Another Round, Freaky, The Tomorrow War, Fear Street Part 1
In episode 18 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Oscar-winning drama Another Round (09:52), Blumhouse’s new body swap horror-comedy Freaky (20:25), futuristic sci-fi epic The Tomorrow War (33:46), and the first part of Netflix’s Fear Street horror trilogy (49:17). Plus, for this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (59:38), we’ll be discussing the controversy over Bruce Lee’s depiction in Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, after Quentin Tarantino not so politely told his critics to, uh, suck a dick. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:12:08
July 04, 2021
Fast 9 Spoiler Special with Justin Lin
In this Spoiler Special episode of the Fade to Black podcast, critics Hanna Flint, Amon Warmann and Clarisse Loughrey dissect F9, the latest instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise starring Vin Diesel, John Cena, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez and Sung Kang returning as Han! Plus Hanna chats to writer-director Justin Lin (02:00) about his return to the franchise having previously helmed Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast 5 and Fast and Furious 6.  If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint
54:21
June 29, 2021
Episode 17: Fast and Furious 9, Supernova, Sweat
In episode 17 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Magnus von Horn's exploration of social media stardom in Sweat (09:32), Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci in Supernova (23:20), and the return of Dom Toretto and his family in Fast and Furious 9 (37:03). Plus, for this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (50:43), we’ll be discussing Loki’s coming out as bisexual - a meaningful moment for LGBTQ representation, or is Disney doing the bare minimum? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:08:03
June 27, 2021
Episode 16: In the Heights, Pixar’s Luca, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, In the Earth, with Corey Hawkins
In episode 16 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review musical In the Heights (14:36), Pixar’s Luca (26:41), action-comedy sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (41:35), and Ben Wheatley’s In the Earth (48:56). Hanna also has a chat with In the Heights star Corey Hawkins (08:16), who discussed his singing in the musical and teased his role in Joel Coen’s upcoming drama The Tragedy of Macbeth. Plus, this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (58:52) is a discussion of colourism in In the Heights, which has been criticised for its lack of dark-skinned, Afro-Latino actors amongst its leading roles. The issue was first brought up by The Root's Felice León, who also brought up those criticisms in conversation with the film's director, Jon M Chu, and other cast members. They didn’t have the best answer to it. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:11:31
June 20, 2021
Episode 15: Marvel Studios' Loki, The Father, Shiva Baby, Nobody, with Jerry O’Connell
In episode 15 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review The Father starring Anthony Hopkins (26:21), Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk (37:05), Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby (49:43), and Marvel Studios' new Disney+ series Loki (1:04:34). We also have an interview this week, as Hanna had a chat with the one and only Jerry O’Connell (08:47) to talk about Endangered Species, Sliders and Superman! Plus, this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (1:20:42) is a discussion of the recent report from Riz Ahmed and the USC Annenberg Institute on Muslim representation in film. SPOILER ALERT: It’s not great! Hollywood is making moves for diversity but the Muslim community has been vastly left behind - is this the push it needs to finally acknowledge and combat Islamophobia? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:39:34
June 13, 2021
Episode 14: A Quiet Place: Part II, Dream Horse, Gunda, After Love
In episode 14 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review horror sequel A Quiet Place: Part II (08:00), crowdpleasing comedy Dream Horse (22:23), doc Gunda (37:38), and Aleem Khan’s debut After Love (49:25).  Plus our ‘Hot Take’ (1:05:16) this week asks the question: when is muscly too muscly? We delve into Hollywood’s current fitness fad, where its male stars are expected to look so pumped up that a needle could pop them like a balloon.  If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:28:43
June 06, 2021
Episode 13: Disney’s Cruella, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, First Cow, with Mahin Ibrahim & Phillip Domfeh
In episode 13 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (24:29), Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow (40:35), and Disney’s Cruella starring Emma Stone (51:59). Amon also speaks with Disney’s Mahin Ibrahim and Phillip Domfeh about their new ‘Launchpad’ series which debuted on Disney+ this week (09:47).  Plus our ‘Hot Take’ (1:19:21) this week is on the wily beast that is Film Twitter: Will we ever be able to share film opinions without it descending into vitriol and chaos? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:38:47
May 30, 2021
Episode 12: Army of the Dead, Those Who Wish Me Dead, Rare Beasts, Undergods
In episode 12 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Angelina Jolie’s Those Who Wish Me Dead (07:56), Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead (21:31), and two feature directorial debuts: Billie Piper’s Rare Beasts (38:11) and Chino Moya’s Undergods (53:54). At the top of the show we have a little chat about the Channel 4 series We Are Lady Parts and Pedro Almodovar’s short film The Human Voice starring Tilda Swinton. Plus in this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (1:08:44), we take a look at Shrek 20 years on: swamp turd or an OG? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:28:33
May 23, 2021
Episode 11: The Woman in the Window, Spiral, Apples, The Underground Railroad
In episode 11 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review Netflix’s The Woman in the Window (04:52), Saw sequel Spiral (18:29), Greek weird wave film Apples (35:10), and Barry Jenkins’ new series The Underground Railroad (47:25). Plus in this week’s ‘Hot Take’ (1:08:40), we celebrate the return of cinemas by sharing our own personal codes of conduct! Do you race through your popcorn before the film starts? Can you talk during the trailers? And, most important of all, is it a mortal sin to check your phone? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:25:51
May 16, 2021
Episode 10: Mortal Kombat, The Bike Thief, Cowboys, Jupiter’s Legacy, with Alec Secareanu & Matt Chambers
In episode 10 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review the Mortal Kombat reboot, tender family drama Cowboys, intense British drama The Bike Thief, and new Netflix superhero show Jupiter’s Legacy. Clarisse also speaks with Alec Secareanu and Matt Chambers - star and director of The Bike Thief - about why we should be showing a little more appreciation for delivery drivers, now more than ever. Plus in this week’s ‘Hot Take’, we discuss DC’s decision to make their Black Superman Clark Kent rather than Calvin Ellis or Val-Zod. Is this the best way forward for the DCEU? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:39:54
May 09, 2021
Episode 9: Nomadland, The Mitchells vs The Machines, Wild Mountain Thyme, Without Remorse, with Anna Kerrigan
In episode 9 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint review newly minted Best Picture winner Nomadland, Netflix animation The Mitchells vs. The Machines, Michael B. Jordan actioner Without Remorse, and the film with the craziest ending of the year so far, aka Wild Mountain Thyme. Clarisse also speaks with director Anna Kerrigan about Cowboys, which we’ll be reviewing next week. PLUS in this week’s ‘Hot Take’, we discuss remakes - should we just leave that shit alone? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:24:29
May 02, 2021
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Spoiler Special with Malcolm Spellman
In the first ever Fade To Black spoiler special, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint get into the great, the good, and the bad of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the second Disney+ series in the MCU. Amon also chats with showrunner Malcolm Spellman about the show's big reveals, prescient themes, and Sam Wilson's future in Captain America 4.   If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a 'Hot Take' for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:31:19
April 25, 2021
Episode 8: Black Bear, Stowaway, I Blame Society, with Gillian Wallace Horvat
In episode 8 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint give their screen, stream or skip verdict on psychological drama Black Bear, space mission gone wrong Stowaway, and dark comedy I Blame Society. Clarisse also chats with I Blame Society's director and star Gillian Wallace Horvat about her award-winning short films and the many bold themes of her debut feature.  Plus in this week’s 'Hot Take', we ponder whether fandom entitlement is getting a little too much with Tony Stark fans demanding he be #BroughtBackToLife! If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a 'Hot Take' for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:25:53
April 25, 2021
Episode 7: Promising Young Woman, Love and Monsters, The Banishing, The Power, with Corinna Faith
In episode 7 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint give their screen, stream or skip verdict on Dylan O’Brien’s Love and Monsters on Netflix, Emerald Fennell's much-debated Promising Young Woman, and a double whammy of ghost stories courtesy of Shudder with The Banishing and The Power. Amon also chats with The Power's writer-director Corinna Faith about crafting her debut feature.  PLUS in this week’s 'Hot Take', the team discuss if nominees should make more of an effort to attend awards shows after Frances McDormand and Anthony Hopkins failed to show up to win their BAFTA's at the Zoom ceremony. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:18:21
April 18, 2021
Episode 6: Sound of Metal, Palm Springs, Thunder Force
In episode 6 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint give their screen, stream or skip verdict on Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer superhero comedy caper Thunder Force, Groundhog Day-esque rom-com Palm Springs, and indie drama Sound of Metal.  PLUS in this week’s HOT TAKE we continue the conversation started this week on Twitter about what exactly makes a horror a horror? Journalist Elle Hunt made the mistake of asking tweeters to settle an argument she was having: is Alien a sci-fi or horror? She believes it’s a sci-fi because “Horror is predicated on the fear of the other, the unfamiliar in the world as we know it – space, we already don't know it.” Of course, because social media is rarely the forum to have calm, friendly conversations about movies without it descending into chaos, Elle was met with a barrage of patronising and toxic abuse from the far reaches of film twitter. We hate to see that but we do find the question Elle posed interesting and give our take on the subject. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:08:15
April 11, 2021
Episode 5: Godzilla vs Kong, Minari, The Mauritanian, Chaos Walking
In episode 5 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint take sides over Godzilla vs Kong, dissect awards season contenders Minari and The Mauritanian, and, give their verdict on Tom Holland's latest non Spider-Man outing Chaos Walking. Will they screen, stream or skip? Plus this week’s HOT TAKE asks what's going on at DC Films after the studio shelved Ava DuVernay's New Gods and James Wan's Aquaman spin-off The Trench. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:31:03
April 04, 2021
Episode 4: Tom & Jerry, Ammonite, Stray
In episode 4 of the Fade to Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint let off some steam about Ammonite, embrace the buttholes in Stray and share their wild confusion about Tom & Jerry. Will they screen, stream or skip? Plus this week’s HOT TAKE takes its cue from Disney’s latest move to release its films concurrently in cinemas and on Disney+ - Should studios be waiting until the pandemic is over to release them in cinemas instead? If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlackPod Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
57:31
March 28, 2021
Episode 3: Zack Snyder's Justice League, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, 2021 Oscar nominations
In episode 3 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint give their screen, stream or skip verdicts on Zack Snyder's Justice League, Infinitum: Subject Unknown, and the debut episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. They also share their thoughts on the 2021 Oscar nominations for the week’s Hot Take. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlack Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:09:37
March 21, 2021
Episode 2: Judas and the Black Messiah, Cherry, Locked Down
In episode 2 of the Fade To Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint give their screen, stream or skip verdicts on Judas and the Black Messiah, Apple TV+’s Cherry, Locked Down and The Columnist. The crew also dissect the BAFTA nominations for the week’s Hot Take. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadeToBlack Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:13:18
March 14, 2021
Episode 1: Disney’s Raya, Moxie, Coming 2 America, with Jermaine Fowler
In the debut episode of the Fade to Black podcast, critics Amon Warmann, Clarisse Loughrey and Hanna Flint give their screen, stream or skip verdicts on Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, Netflix’s Moxie, Prime Video’s Coming 2 America and WandaVision on Disney+. Jermaine Fowler, star of the Coming to America sequel, shares a little anecdote from his time shooting the movie, and this week’s Hot Take debate is spoiler culture. If you’d like to join the conversation or suggest a Hot Take for the gang to discuss tweet us with the hashtag #FadetoBlack Follow us: @amonwarmann, @clarisselou, @hannaflint If you like the show do leave a review and rate us too!
01:16:10
March 06, 2021