246: Asteroid City

Let’s start with a big thank you to you, all our listeners.

The previous show, our rather explosive Challengers review, has proven to be a great download success. The confrontation between Jeff and Phil has proven so popular we have made the controversial decision to go back into our archives and expose a review we thought we couldn’t release.

At the Flicks · 246: Asteroid City

Asteroid City.

Regular listeners know that Phil and Jeff very rarely agree, especially when a Wes Anderson film is involved. This one got so heated we thought we could not inflict it upon you. However, after the feedback we have received from our Challengers show and some extremely clever editing from Graham (resulting in a few nights without sleep), we present to you our latest review show.

As you will expect, Phil is once again championing the talent that is Wes Anderson, while Jeff is fully hyped ready to attack what he calls self-indulgence. In fact, he didn’t say just use that expression, he also said *** ******, words we cannot print, let alone broadcast without at least three lawsuits coming our way (one of which from team member Neil).

But this one is not just the Phil and Jeff show. The whole team are here – Darren, Declan, Graham and Neil. Sometimes they can even get a word in above the shouting. Just who is for and who is against this one? Check it out, you may find it surprising when one member of the team reluctantly agrees Jeff might be right this time. I stress that word “reluctantly”.

If you haven’t seen Asteroid City yet, and our review encourages you to do so, then it can be rented from most streaming channels. Please let us know your views on this one – are you team Phil or team Jeff?

Coming soon is the start of a new At The Flicks series, until then see you At The Flicks


Official Trailer

Alien Scene

The Making of Asteroid City

Film List

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

  • Asteroid City
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The French Dispatch
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Fantastic Mr Fox
  • Isle Of Dogs
  • Rebel Without A Cause
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • The Meg
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Rushmore
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • A Man Called Otto


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