239: Year End – Part 1

Welcome to the 2023 year end show.  

2023 I hear you say, we’ve almost reached Spring 2024! And that is true.  However, the At The Flicks team are like a vintage wine.  We reflect on our recordings and take time with the editing – our aim is to give you the best listening experience we can create.

At the Flicks · 239: End of Year Show – Part 1

Alternatively, being of a certain age, time moves differently for us.  Think of At The Flicks as the podcast equivalent of the movie Interstellar.  You remember the sequence when the crew are on the water planet and find out, when they return to the spaceship, what was minutes to them was years for everyone else.  That’s us.  Unfortunately, when you get to our age (especially Graham’s), time has no way of slowing back down, regardless of what measures you take.  So, what we think of as the end of December, is Easter for you guys! 

Either of the above alternatives are better than the spurious allegations that we let life get in the way of show preparations.  Baseless falsehoods put about by the younger members of the team.  All we have to say in reply is, don’t worry you will start having those senior moments soon enough! 

Enough preamble.  Let’s tell you, dear listener what is contained within this slightly delayed extravaganza.

As it is the first of two year end shows (don’t worry the second will be coming very shortly, honest), we have a couple of pleasant surprises for you:

1) Journalist Paul Rincon, who specialises in science and technology, is joining us to talk about the science fiction (and in one case, fact) films released during 2023
2) The Jeff and Phil feud over Billy Wilder vs Wes Anderson reaches new heights as they both give their views on Fedora (1978) and the Wes Anderson Netflix shorts. There was little room for Christmas or even New Year cheer in this Sunak v Starmer slugfest that gets down and dirty! 

The second half of the show, the At The Flicks film choices of 2023, is coming very shortly.  We promise to deliver this before the end of the year (notice I am not saying which year).

Until then, see you At The Flicks


The Creator




Film List

Below is a list of all the films and TV Shows referenced in this Podcast.

  • 65
  • Ace In Hole
  • A I : Artificial Intelligence 
  • Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumaina
  • Asteroid City
  • Back To The Future
  • Blue Beetle
  • Brazil 
  • Child’s Play
  • Delicatessen 
  • Dune Messiah 
  • Dune Part 1
  • Dune Part 2
  • Fedora
  • Furiosa : A Mad Max Saga
  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla Vs Kong : The New Empire
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Isle Of Dogs
  • Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • Logan’s Run
  • Madame Web 
  • Me3an
  • Monsters 
  • Oppenheimer
  • Planet Of The Apes
  • Poison 
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Spiderman Across The Spider Verse
  • Stalag 17
  • Star Wars : Rogue One 
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Tales Of The Unexpected (TV)
  • The Abyss
  • The Apartment
  • The Creator 
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • The Fantastic Mr Fox
  • The Flash
  • The Fortune Cookie
  • The Hunger Games : The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes
  • The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
  • The Meg
  • The Meg 2 : The Trench 
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • The Ratcatcher
  • The Running Man
  • The Shining
  • The Swan
  • The Wonderful World Of Henry Sugar
  • Top Gun
  • Twelve Monkeys


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