004: Ready Quiet Dogs

“What is the future of cinema”? We look at other times cinema has been under threat and how lessons from those crisis points.

This month, At The Flicks asks, (and answers), the weighty question, “What is the future of cinema”? We look at other times cinema has been under threat and how the lessons from those crisis points, could shape the future of cinema as it faces new technical challenges.

Our reviews this month are Ready Player OneA Quiet Place and Isle Of Dogs. New this month are our recommendations of what else is worth watching if you enjoyed the three films under our review microscope.

As usual our Movie news section takes a rather irreverent look at what you can expect to see in cinemas next year, before we finish with another tough Movie question.

Mentioned in the Podcast

During Neil’s review of Isle of Dogs, Graham mentioned a YouTube video called “Honest Trailers – Every Wes Anderson Movie”! Here is that video.


  • This month Graham reviews Stephen Spielberg’s action blockbuster, Ready Player One, written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline’s 2011 novel of the same name. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance.
  • Jeff reviews the hit horror movie, A Quiet Place, written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and John Krasinski. Directed by John Krasinski, who stars alongside Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe.
  • Neil reviews, Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson’s latest stop motion animation adventure, set in Japan, where all the dogs of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island. Staring, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Jeff Goldblum.

Friends and Thanks

The At the Flicks team would like to thank the following groups, people and friends who make the show possible:

At The Flicks, are fans of the excellent Phil the Bear’s film review site, which can be found here. Highly recommended! If you enjoyed our reviews this month then check out Phil’s reviews of A Quiet Place, Ready Player One and Isle of Dogs.

For listeners living in the West Country, we would recommend; The Stroud Film Society. Information about this local group of film aficionados can be found here

Many thanks to the artist Silent Partner for our Podcast Music. You can find more by the exceptional Silent Partner on the YouTube Audio Library.

Films mentioned this month