245: Challengers

Welcome to our new format At The Flicks review show.

The big change is that we now concentrate on one film per show, not five. Don’t forget, we are mainly senior citizens and reviewing five at a time was just proving too much for us in our advanced state! Especially when you factor in all the toilet breaks we have to have when watching in the cinema (except Neil who has his own catheter).

At the Flicks · 245: Challengers

Also, these shows are going to be far more random (who said, “what’s new there”?). So we are calling them pop up review shows – you never know what film we will review next – a new release, a classic or something you have never heard of or when. Some months we could have three reviews, other times none.

Apart from the shows being a lot shorter, we want to do something other movie review shows don’t. We will sometimes bring in an expert on the subject matter of the movie we are discussing for their take, or we may want to emphasis some aspect that most reviewers are missing, or, and most likely, where we have very different perspectives. That last category applies to this show, our review of Challengers.

Challengers. The recent film about tennis starring Zendaya, Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor (local lad to us). Phil and Graham loved it, Jeff hated it (nothing new there). Welcome to our own take on Challengers – Phil against Jeff (although no kissing is involved here).

Please accept our apologies in not being able to pronounce the director’s name!

After listening to the show, are you team Jeff or team Phil, please let us know. For those interested in Phil’s original non interrupted review, please see the link below..

Finally, if anyone wants to join us for one of these pop reviews (and remember it doesn’t have to be a new release you may want to talk about), then write to us with your suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Until then, see you At The Flicks.

Trailers and Links

Challengers trailer

Challengers Interviews

Phil’s Challenger Review

Film List

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

  • Bones And All
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Challengers
  • Empire Of Light
  • Iron Claw
  • Mad Max : Furosia
  • Malcolm And Marie
  • Players
  • Rebel Moon
  • Soul
  • Spiderman Across The Spiderverse
  • Tarzan The Apeman
  • Teenage Mutant Turtles : Mutant Mayhem
  • The Crown (TV)
  • The Killer
  • The Whale
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street
  • Watchmen (TV)
  • West Side Story
  • Wimbledon
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League


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