The PrePost Film Review
By The PrePost Film Review
In each episode of The PrePost Film Review hosts Jon Asquith and Matt Stephenson discuss a film over two distinct periods.
First - brief, spoiler free impressions of a trailer upon its release. Followed by a spoiler-filled review recorded months later once the film hits cinemas.
A thoughtful and occasionally funny look at how trailers represent films.
First - brief, spoiler free impressions of a trailer upon its release. Followed by a spoiler-filled review recorded months later once the film hits cinemas.
A thoughtful and occasionally funny look at how trailers represent films.
Episode 87 - Joker (plus Midsommar, It Chapter 2 & Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
After another hiatus the PrePost is back with an episode chock full of filmy goodness. Join Jon and Matt as they dive in to the polarising new superhero film Joker and then stick around as the guys run through three other recent releases - Midsommar, It Chapter 2 and One Upon a Time in Hollywood...
October 28, 2019
Episode 86 - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review Jon and Matt are looking at the third and final film in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. Both the guys loved the first two films, so going into this expectaions are high. If The Hidden World can stick the landing, the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy could go down as one of the best in recent cinema history. But if it is a stinker, the legacy could well be ruined. Tune in to see how it pans out!
April 14, 2019
Episode 85 - Glass
After a mini hiatus, we're happy to announce The PrePost is back! It's been a busy few months due to various work/travel/life commitments - but we're happy to be back and making (probably wrong) predictions and sharing our film reviews. Thanks for sticking with us. Join Matt & Jon as they discuss their predictions for Glass. Then later - after the film has been released - they return to discuss the feature itself.
March 24, 2019
Ep 84 - Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Matt & Jon discuss their predictions for Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Then later - after the film has been released - they return to discuss the feature itself.
October 04, 2018
Bonus Ep - Incredibles 2
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review Jon and Matt delve into Incredibles 2 - the long awaited sequel to Bard Bird's beloved 2004 superhero film.
September 12, 2018
Ep 83 - Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World is back baby! But is that really something to celebrate? After a lukewarm reception to the first film, Jon and Matt return to discuss the sequel.
August 13, 2018
Bonus Ep - Hereditary
In this bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review join Jon and Matt for a discussion of Hereditary.
July 01, 2018
Bonus Ep - A Quiet Place
In this bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review join Jon and Matt for a well overdue discussion of A Quiet Place.
June 26, 2018
Ep 82 - Solo: A Star Wars Story
Jon and Matt return to discuss the latest entry into the Star Wars franchise - Solo: A Star Wars Story.
June 10, 2018
Ep 81 - Annihilation
Bypassing cinemas and landing directly on Netflix, Annihilation - one of both Jon and Matt's most anticipated films of the year - is finally here.
March 30, 2018
Bonus "Catch Up" Ep - The Post & The Shape of Water
In another bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, Matt and Jon catch up on some recent Oscar nominees (and winners!) with a discussion about The Post & The Shape of Water.
March 20, 2018
Ep 80 - Phantom Thread
Join Matt & Jon as they discuss their predictions and expectations for Phantom Thread. Then - after the film has been released - they return to discuss the feature itself..
March 17, 2018
Ep 79 - 2017 Year In Review
Join Matt and Jon in annual year end episode as they look back on 2017 and decide what their favourites and most disappointing films/trailers were!
February 15, 2018
Bonus Ep - London Film Festival 2017
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review join Jon and Matt for a well overdue recap of the 2017 London Film Festival.
January 27, 2018
Ep 78 - Star Wars Episode 8 - The Last Jedi
It's December! (Or perhaps January by the time you read this) That means it's time for everyone to hop into their X-Wings, fly to the cantina, order some blue milk with vodka and start discussing the latest Star Wars film.
January 02, 2018
Ep 77 - Thor: Ragnarok
Another day, another Marvel film. In this episode of The PrePost Film Review the guys tackle the 3rd film in the Thor series and the 17th (!) film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
December 07, 2017
Ep 76 - Blade Runner 2049
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review Jon and Matt discuss the "impossible sequel" that is Blade Runner 2049.
November 11, 2017
Ep 75 - mother!
In this semi-informal episode Jon and Matt are tackling the latest divisive film from Darren Aaronofsky.
October 29, 2017
Ep 74 - MIFF 2017
In this bonus episode of the PrePost Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss some of the films Jon saw at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival.
October 17, 2017
Ep 73 - It
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review Jon and Matt continue exploring the dark and twisted mind of Stephen King with the new adaptation of everyone's favourite creepy clown novel - It.
October 09, 2017
Ep 72 - The Dark Tower
Stephen King's "Dark Tower" books have had a rough relationship with Hollywood over the past decade, with many different writers and directors attached to adapt the series throughout the years.
September 13, 2017
Ep 71 - War for the Planet of the Apes
Those damn dirty apes are back in this episode of The PrePost Film Review as Jon and Matt discuss the third and final chapter in the latest Planet of the Apes trilogy - War for the Planet of the Apes.
September 02, 2017
Ep 70 - Dunkirk
Christopher Nolan has returned to cinema screens with his World War II epic - Dunkirk.
August 20, 2017
Ep 69 - Baby Driver
Edgar Wright is back, baby. Both Jon and Matt are huge Wright fans, in fact his new action/musical hybrid Baby Driver was Matt's most anticipated film of 2017. So the stakes for this episode are high.
August 06, 2017
Bonus Ep - Eraserhead
In another bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, Matt and Jon continue their informal David Lynch retrospective and discuss his 1977 debut feature Eraserhead.
July 26, 2017
Ep 68 - Wonder Woman
The DC Cinematic Universe is back, this time with the origin story of Wonder Woman - the iconic hero who briefly popped up in the train wreck that was Batman Vs. Superman.
July 03, 2017
Ep 67 - The Mummy
Universal Pictures are trying to play cinematic universe catch-up with the reintroduction of their "Dark Universe" and the first film in its series The Mummy (they did already try with Dracula Untold, but that seems to have been swept under the rug).
June 15, 2017
Ep 66 - Alien: Covenant
In this episode Jon and Matt are tackling the latest entry into one of the greatest Sci-Fi franchises of all time - Alien: Covenant.
May 30, 2017
Bonus Ep - Raw
In another bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, Matt and Jon discuss the critically acclaimed French "horror" film Raw.
May 08, 2017
Ep 65 - The Great Dictator
Join Jon and Matt on trip back to 1940, when war is raging, the world is in political turmoil and Charlie Chaplin has made his first "talkie" - a little film by the name of The Great Dictator.
April 23, 2017
Ep 64 - Ghost in the Shell
In this episode of PrePost the guys are doing something a little different. In preparation for the new Ghost in the Shell Hollywood remake starring Scarlett Johansson Jon and Matt have watched (or re-watched) the original 1995 anime on which it is based.
April 15, 2017
Ep 63 - Kong: Skull Island
In this episode of PrePost the guys jump in some helicopters and travel to Skull Island to talk about the new King Kong film.
April 01, 2017
Ep 62 - Logan
In this episode of PrePost the guys dive into the new Wolverine film, or is it an X-Men movie?
March 19, 2017
Ep 61 - Silence
In this episode of PrePost the guys dive into Scorsese's long awaited passion project Silence.
March 04, 2017
Bonus Ep - Singin' In The Rain
With the recent passing of Debbie Reynolds, Matt and Jon decide to take a look back at the Hollywood classic Singin' In The Rain.
February 11, 2017
Ep 60 - Split
Split marks the second film, after last years The Visit, in the unlikely mini-comeback that is seemingly being staged by director M. Night Shyamalan.
February 05, 2017
Ep 59 - Jackie
With the US political system dominating headlines at the moment, it seems appropriate that Pablo Larrain's film Jackie is in cinemas. A movie that seems to promise a larger than life performance from Natalie Portman, with themes of grief, legacy and power. Do all of these elements come together to form a compelling film?
January 28, 2017
Ep 58 - 2016 Year In Review
Join Matt and Jon in annual year end episode as they look back on 2016 and decide - live on the podcast - what their favourites and most disappointing films/trailers were!
January 21, 2017
Bonus Ep - La La Land
In another bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, Matt and Jon discuss the latest film from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle.
January 18, 2017
Ep 57 - Moana
With Disney riding high on a series of outstanding animated feature films Jon and Matt spend this episode diving into their newest offering - Moana.
January 14, 2017
Ep 56 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Disney Empire has bestowed their annual Star Wars film to us for 2016! This time around, it's Rogue One - the first standalone film in the franchise.
December 24, 2016
Ep 55 - Blue Velvet
With Blue Velvet back in cinemas to celebrate its 30th anniversary what better time for Jon and Matt to look back and discuss one of Lynch's most iconic films.
December 18, 2016
Ep 54 - London Film Festival 2016
In this episode of the Pre Post Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss some of the films Matt saw at the 2016 London International Film Festival.
December 11, 2016
Ep 53 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
It's been five years since the audiences were last whisked away to the wizarding world of Harry Potter and clearly JK Rowling believes it's time to return, she has recruited Potter veteran David Yates to helm the first in a planned new magical franchise - scripted by Rowling herself - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
December 06, 2016
Ep 52 - Arrival
Director Denis Villeneuve delivered the highly praised thriller Sicario in 2015 and has returned in 2016 with his first foray into Sci-Fi.
November 28, 2016
Bonus Ep - Sausage Party Spoiler Review
In another bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, Matt and Jon discuss the raunchy animated comedy Sausage Party.
November 13, 2016
Bonus Ep - Tickled Spoiler Review
In this bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, the guys dive in to a full, spoiler filled, discussion of the recent documentary Tickled.
October 30, 2016
Ep 51 - Kubo And The Two Strings
Animation studio Laika have returned to the silver screen with their latest stop-motion feature Kubo And The Two Strings. Laika have consistently delivered beautifully crafted, critically admired films that have never quite lived up to box office expectations.
October 20, 2016
Ep 50 - MIFF 2016
In this bonus episode of the PrePost Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss some of the films Jon saw at the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival.
September 21, 2016
Ep 49 - Finding Dory
Pixar have a surprisingly good run with sequels. The Toy Story films have consistently risen to new exciting and dramatic heights, with Toy Story 3 arguably being the best closing chapter of any film trilogy (we're not so sure Toy Story 4 is needed guys) Monsters University was a pleasant surprise to boot.
August 31, 2016
Bonus Ep - The Jungle Book
In this bonus episode of the Pre Post Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss the latest Disney live-action-remake The Jungle Book. Helping them pick apart the trailer and joining them in the review is special guest - trailer editor Ben Holmes. You can find some of his work at www.benholmestrailers.com
August 26, 2016
Ep 48 - The BFG
Featuring one of the greatest ever filmmakers, adapting the work of one of the most cherished children's authors for one of the most beloved movie studios, The BFG sure has some credentials. And with both Jon and Matt being enthusiastic Spielberg fanboys the stakes are high.
August 14, 2016
Ep 47 - Ghostbusters
With remakes, reboots, reimaginings and rehashes all the craze in Hollywood Jon and Matt strap on their Proton Packs and prepare to tackle the latest franchise to be resuscitated for a new audience - Ghostbusters.
August 11, 2016
Ep 46 - The Conjuring 2
Director James Wan has returned to his seemingly favourite genre - horror - and unleashed The Conjuring 2 upon us. The first film received high praise from critics and film goers alike for its slow, precise pacing, interesting character development and solid tension building (not to mention the scares). Can The Conjuring 2 live up to the expectations set by its predecessor?
June 26, 2016
Ep 45 - Green Room
Having wowed critics with Blue Ruin in 2013 Jeremy Saulnier is back with his new, similarly colour-themed, film - Green Room.
June 18, 2016
Bonus Ep - Disneyland
In this bonus episode of the Pre Post Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss Disneyland Paris and Disneyland in general. Having recently met up in Paris, Matt & Jon spent a day at the theme park and thought it would be interesting to chat about their specific experiences with Disney parks, the creative philosophy behind them and wonder what the future might hold. Will we see the classic Disneyland slowly disappear underneath the weight of Star Wars and Marvel attractions? We'll be back soon with a regular episode discussing The Jungle Book!
May 15, 2016
Ep 44 - Zootopia
Following in the footsteps of Tangled, Frozen and Big Hero 6 Disney's newest animated feature Zootopia has a lot to live up to.
April 29, 2016
Ep 43 - 10 Cloverfield Lane
10 Cloverfield Lane - the feature debut of director Dan Trachtenberg, is not a sequel to Cloverfield...or is it? With an extremely mysterious premise, the marketing for the film has been incredibly spoiler free. What secrets does the film hold and is it worth all the hype?
April 10, 2016
Ep 42 - Hail, Caesar!
The Coen Brothers return with an ode to classical Hollywood cinema in Hail, Caesar! A comedy packed full of so many big name stars it boggles the mind.
April 03, 2016
Ep 41 - Spotlight
After the critically panned The Cobbler Tom McCarthy has miraculously made amends with Spotlight, a critically acclaimed procedural in the vein of All the President's Men that just picked up the Best Picture Oscar.
March 15, 2016
Ep 40 - The Revenant
Following the enormous success of Birdman, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has returned with The Revenant - a truly epic endeavour. Much has been made of the gruelling filming conditions and "naturally lit" cinematography, but does all of this effort result in a film worth watching? Or is The Revenant all style and no substance?
March 08, 2016
Ep 39 - The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino is back with his "8th" film, the appropriately titled The Hateful Eight. Filmed on glorious 70mm celluloid, Tarantino seems determined to revitalise audiences passion for grand, theatrical films.
February 16, 2016
Ep 38 - The Good Dinosaur
Pixar is back with its second film in the space of 12 months - The Good Dinosaur. Imagining what might have happened if dinosaurs and humans coexisted this looks to be a return to the tried and true road movie formula that has served the studio well in the past.
February 03, 2016
Ep 37 - 2015 Year In Review
Join Matt and Jon in this festive episode as they look back on the cinematic year that was 2015 and decide - live on the podcast - what their favourites and most disappointing films/trailers were!
January 18, 2016
Ep 36 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
It's finally here. Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
January 05, 2016
Ep 35 - London International Film Festival 2015
In this bonus episode of the Pre Post Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss some of the films Matt saw at the 2015 London International Film Festival.
December 23, 2015
Ep 34 - Bridge of Spies
Steven Spielberg! He's back. One of the true masters of the cinematic medium is re-teaming with semi-frequent collaborator Tom Hanks to bring us Bridge of Spies - an old-school Cold War drama about the defence of a Russian spy caught on American soil.
December 19, 2015
Ep 33 - Sicario
There seems to be an odd discrepancy in the marketing for Sicario with some trailers painting the film as a dark psychological thriller, and others as a bombastic action adventure. Just which of these two takes on the film is accurate? And how will these trailers influence the way Jon and Matt see the film?
November 25, 2015
Bonus Ep - The Witch Spoiler Review
In this spooky bonus episode of The Pre Post Film Review, the guys dive in to a full, spoiler filled, discussion of the new horror darling - The Witch.
November 07, 2015
Ep 32 - The Martian
Ridley Scott, arguably one of the great, and certainly one of the most iconic, filmmakers of our time is returning to the genre that has brought him the most success: Science Fiction. Adapting the wildly popular novel The Martian, Scott is setting out to answer one simple yet incredibly evocative question: Just how the hell can a man survive, alone, on Mars?
October 27, 2015
Ep 31 - The Visit
The Visit has been touted by some as a "comeback" of sorts for M.Night. With a low budget, a small crew and a general indie vibe to the production - there's a feeling Night has stepped away from Hollywood and rebooted his career. Is this true? Could this be the first time the guys really disagree on a film?
October 08, 2015
Ep 30 - The Gift
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review, Jon and Matt discuss the directorial debut of Aussie actor Joel Edgerton - The Gift.
September 27, 2015
Bonus Ep - MIFF 2015 Roundup
In this bonus episode of the Pre Post Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss some of the films Jon saw at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival.
September 16, 2015
Ep 29 - Trainwreck
After disappointing critics and audiences alike with his previous film - This Is 40 - Judd Apatow is back in familiar territory with Trainwreck: a wild, out of control lead stuck in arrested development learns to grow up through a new romantic relationship.
September 11, 2015
Ep 28 - Ant Man
Ant Man was once a promising different Marvel film, but with Wright no longer at the helm, is that still possible? How much of the movie remains from his version and what can Peyton Reed bring to the table?
August 26, 2015
Ep 27 - Inside Out
Will Inside Out harken back to the early Pixar that Jon and Matt adore? Or is this another in the recent spate of films from the studio that seem to suggest that they may have lost their touch?
August 12, 2015
Ep 26 - Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys, the fifth film in the Terminator franchise, hasn't been received well critically or commercially, however the return of Schwarzenegger to the series has piqued the interest of Jon and Matt.
August 01, 2015
Ep 25 - THX 1138
With Star Wars news pouring out of Comic Con what better time for Jon and Matt to look back to where Lucas' career began - THX 1138.
July 12, 2015
Ep 24 - Jurassic World
It's been 22 years since the original Jurassic Park hit cinemas and seeded a love for cinema in hosts Jon and Matt - now, with Spielberg long since leaving the Jurassic directing chair, newcomer Colin Trevorrow brings us Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic series.
June 30, 2015
Ep 23 - Tomorrowland
Bird has been given his passion project. Disney has handed him full creative control and a ton of money to create Tomorrowland a mysterious sci-fi blockbuster. Will this be another home run for Bird? Or has his luck finally run out?
June 13, 2015
Ep 22 - Inherent Vice
Better late than never right? Having finally overcome some stubborn technical difficulties, the long awaited Inherent Vice episode is finally here!
June 09, 2015
Ep 21 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
The unstoppable behemoth that is the Marvel brand continues to smash box office records with its latest film - Avengers: Age of Ultron. But is it any good?
May 15, 2015
Ep 20 - Chappie
After a brief hiatus the PrePost Film Review is back! We're playing catch up on a couple of big movies that were released over the past month. First up is Neil Blomkamp's Chappie.
April 30, 2015
Ep 19 - Jupiter Ascending
The latest feature effort from the Wachowski siblings - Jupiter Ascending - feels like it has some importance riding on it.
March 25, 2015
Ep 18 - Citizenfour
Citizenfour gives viewers an inside look into the highly tense and nerve wracking moments when Edward Snowden - former Systems Administrator at the CIA - decides to blow the whistle on some top secret stuff the US government is doing. There's no doubt it's an important documentary, but is it a good one?
March 07, 2015
Ep 17 - American Sniper
At a glance, Clint Eastwood's latest film - American Sniper - seems like a solid war movie, ocassionally delving into heavy thematic material. But is this really the case?
February 12, 2015
Ep 16 - Birdman
Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest film Birdman has managed to sweep the awards season so far - with many potential Oscar wins in sight. However, the movie seems to be splitting movie goers down the middle.
February 01, 2015
Ep 15 - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
With the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson's cinematic journey through Middle Earth comes to an end. After spending 13 years in this world, does Jackson have anything new to add?
January 18, 2015
Bonus Ep - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
A new Star Wars trailer doesn't come along very often. With the immense amount of hype and pressure placed upon Star Wars VII The Force Awakens - not to mention its distant release date - Matt & Jon decided to dedicate an entire bonus episode to their discussion of the teaser.
January 14, 2015
Ep 14 - 2014 Year in Review
Join Matt and Jon in this festive episode as they look back on the cinematic year that was 2014 and decide - live on the podcast - what their favourites and most disappointing films/trailers were!
December 22, 2014
Ep 13 - The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1
The Hunger Games films continue to raise ridiculously high amounts of money at the box office. At a glance, it's easy to assume they're standard Hollywood fare. Is it possible though, that there's something a little deeper to explore in these movies other than love triangles and action scenes?
December 10, 2014
Ep 12 - Interstellar
Christopher Nolan's science fiction epic has finally landed upon us (pun intended?). With an enourmous amount of hype and expectation preceding it, Interstellar has a lot to live up to.
November 27, 2014
Ep 11 - Whiplash
Whiplash: A drama centered around a music student with aspirations to become one of the best jazz drummers in history. It may not stir any great expectations to those of us who aren't jazz obsessed, but the film has been almost universally praised by critics and film fans alike.
November 13, 2014
Ep 10 - Grave of the Fireflies
Matt and Jon take a slight trip back in time and discuss the 1988 Studio Ghibli animated classic Grave of the Fireflies.
October 30, 2014
Ep 09 - Gone Girl
The wait is over for the highly anticipated release of David Fincher's thriller Gone Girl! Join Matt and Jon as they discuss the trailer, along with their concerns that it gives too much away.Later, upon its release, the guys return to the studio and discuss the film itself.
October 16, 2014
Ep 08 - The Boxtrolls
The latest stop-motion animated feature from Laika - The Boxtrolls - has a lot to live up to. Laika's two previous films, Coraline and Paranorman, were loved by both critics and fans for their incredible animation and captivating story. Is it possible for the studio to hit a home run for the third time?
October 01, 2014
Ep 07 - Boyhood
In this episode, Matt and Jon discuss the highly anticipated Boyhood.
September 23, 2014
Ep 06 - Guardians of the Galaxy
Matt and Jon discuss the four tonally varied trailers for the new Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. Later, after its release, they return to the studio and discuss the film itself.
August 31, 2014
Ep 05 - Snowpiercer
Matt and Jon discuss the strange, intriguing trailer for Bong Joon-ho's latest film Snowpiercer. Later, after its release, they return to the studio and discuss the film itself.
August 23, 2014
Ep 04 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Expectations are high as Matt and Jon continue to catch up on 2014's big summer films. This episode they share their love for the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer.
August 06, 2014
Ep 03 - How To Train Your Dragon 2
Matt and Jon discuss the seemingly spoiler-filled trailer for How To Train Your Dragon 2.Later, they return to the studio after the films release and discuss the movie itself.
July 27, 2014
Ep 02 - Edge of Tomorrow
Matt and Jon sit down to share their thoughts on the dark and moody trailer for the new Tom Cruise film Edge of Tomorrow.
July 18, 2014
Ep 01 - Godzilla (2014)
In this debut episode, Matt and Jon discuss the trailer for the highly anticipated Gareth Edwards Godzilla reboot.
July 05, 2014