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Reel Ramblin'

Christopher Jovanovic

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A podcast for movie-lovers! Relaxed conversations about the themes, genres, and memorable moments that make up movie history. In a world of passionate reviews and progressively intensifying fandoms, let's get back to basics. Let's get ramblin'!
 
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Queen of Cannes Juliette Binoche joins me to discuss Between Two Worlds and the tough working life of an actor; director Mia Hansen Love completes a Cannes double with Bergman Island last year and now the gorgeous One Fine Morning with Lea Seydoux. Plus Norway’s Thomas Robsahm talks A-ha - The Movie. Take on me indeed. Music by Lee Rosevere. See ac…
 
Whether you were born in the decade or just appreciate it's magnificence, the 1980's is one of the most impactful times for movies and pop culture. Listen in on this conversation between guest Zack Hofstad and I, as we look back to our own memories and discuss the impact of the 80's in modern storytelling. Enjoy! Do you have a question about someth…
 
Review discussions and apocalyptic hypotheticals are just some of what's in store on this Earth-themed episode! Join me as I walk through "Armageddon" and "Melancholia", as well as give tips on gratitude for our shared home. Happy belated Earth Day! Do you have a question about something from this or a previous episode? Do you have thoughts you wan…
 
Dublin director Colm Baread celebrates the first-ever wide release for an Irish-language feature film; The Quiet Girl. A haunting and beautiful adaptation of author Clare Keegan’s story, Foster. I review Call My Agent remake Ten Percent and look at Gaspar Noé’s minor masterpiece Vortex. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o…
 
I talk to director Roland Joffe about working with Ennio Morricone on The Mission, as featured in the new documentary Ennio - Roland also recalls Saturday morning cinema, winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and falling in love with Julie Christie. And I meet director Nabil Ayouch, creator of lovely film Casablanca Beats about a bunch of Moroccan kids…
 
Venice-winning director Audrey Diwan joins me to talk about her brilliant, breathless abortion thriller Happening, starring French film's Most Promising Newcomer, Anamaria Vartolomei; billionaire property developer and film producer Charles Cohen reveals his love of classic pictures, his adoration of classic cinemas and why he's restoring more sacr…
 
On this episode of the podcast, I answer the classic question "have you seen any good movies lately?" Spoiler, the answer is yes! Give a listen to hear my detailed thoughts on this along with other submitted questions. Have fun, give me some feedback, and keep enjoying movies! Do you have a question about something from this or a previous episode? …
 
I talk to Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen about his Cannes-winning Russian train romcom Compartment No 6; and I meet director John Madden at The Chiswick Cinema to discuss Operation Mincemeat, war films and working with Colin Firth for the first time in over 20 years. Plus I review Viking epic The Northman and lesbian nun movie Benedetta. Music by …
 
In this Season 3 opener, you'll hear me reflect on how and why I entered into the sprawling fandom of Star Wars as a kid. Plus, some fun hopes, predictions, and other scattered thoughts await you. All levels of interest are welcome to the conversation. Enjoy! Don't forget to leave me any thoughts, questions, or conversation ideas on social media or…
 
Acclaimed writer and actress Alexis Zegerman joins me to discuss her new play at Hampstead Theatre, The Fever Syndrome and takes me through her work with Mike Leigh, her favourite film memories and some Dirty Dancing. Joe Cole talks accents in indie film One if These Days and not doing Michael Caine in The Ipcress File. I review Mexican drama Praye…
 
Director Harry Wootliff talks about sex in British movies and falling in love with Ruth Wilson making True Things; I meet our risingest new star Nicôle Lecky from hit new BBC Three show Mood; and visit BFI Flare Closing Film Tramps! with director Kevin Hegge; plus some Oscar predictions ahead of Sunday's big night in Hollywood. Music by Lee Rosever…
 
Paris and Oslo are the destinations as two leading lights of European cinema come to town on BAFTA weekend. Actor, performer, musician Jehnny Beth is one of the stars of Jacques Audiard's Paris 13th District and she talks about young love in Paris. a thing for Truffaut and her teenage crush on Sophie Marceau. Norwegian producer Thomas Robsahm is ch…
 
As he takes on the docs at the BAFTAs and Oscars, debut director Questlove joins me from his office in 30 Rock to look at my favourite film of the last year. We talk about the goosebump moments of seeing the re-discovered concert footage from Harlem 1969 for the first time, why he opened with Stevie Wonder on the drums, and how Sesame Street stoppe…
 
It's the final episode of Season 2 for the Reel Rambin' podcast. The topic is Disney! Jon and Lindsey Ladd join me to relive the magic of memories with the films, parks, merchandise, and all. So put on your mouse ears (or favorite Star Wars T-shirt?) and join us for some history, highlights, trivia, and more! Do you have a question about something …
 
Fresh from her double BAFTA nomination, the star of Spielberg's West Side Story joins me to talk about playing the iconic role with original Anita, Rita Moreno, on set, hitting the high notes of Tonight, dancing the Mambo and meeting Stephen Sondheim; and star of 4-times BAFTA nominated Boiling Point Jason Flemyng talks about working in British ind…
 
Director Garth Jennings talks me through making a giant animated movie musical and reveals his love of Billy Wilder; debut film maker Sonita Gale discusses the brutal politics and necessary action around her doc Hostile. Among my recommendations are Riders of Justice and Parallel Mothers. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
 
It's question and answer time again on Reel Ramblin'! This time around, I recollect, I reflect, I even reach into the future, all in my rambling about dream sequels and inevitable choices made by movie characters! After enjoying the episode, be sure to join in the conversation by reaching out to me and giving me your own movie thoughts, questions, …
 
Romola Garai tells me about making her feature directing debut with horror film Amulet, and the films that inspired her along the way; award-winning artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige open up the secrets of their gorgeous film Memory Box, discussing their teenage years in Beirut, 80s mixtapes and the power of food; I review Nightmare Alle…
 
Chef Tobie Robinson, owner of "County Line Wood-Fired Pizza", joins me this week to talk about our love of food, cooking, and movies. We discuss the joys and challenges of the culinary world, as well as analyze three films: "Chef", "Burnt", and "Julie and Julia". All this plus an amateur table read of an iconic scene from the deliciously whimsical …
 
Andrea Arnold discusses farming and realism with Cow, her captivating study of the brutish life of a beautiful dairy cow called Luma; Chinese-America filmmaker Jessica Kingdon talks about shooting in Chinese factories - and eating duck - for her visually stunning doc Ascension. I review Drive My Car and Munich - The Edge of War and there’s Mary Pop…
 
Mat Whitecross tells me about re-capturing 80s America and putting capitalism and pugilism in the ring for his new Discovery doc series The Kings, with Hagler and Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran; director Phil Barantini explains how, why and where he made his amazing one-take restaurant movie Boiling Point with Stephen Graham; I review …
 
I run through the films that have stood out, sparked debate, and made an impact, from Bond to music docs. And I talk to director Tomas Alfredson and writer Peter Straughan about making Tinker Tailor and the films that have influenced their lives. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Put on your coziest sweater, grab a warm drink, and join me by the fireplace as I help share some love to favorite holiday titles. In addition, I ponder what truly makes a Christmas movie a "Christmas movie", AND who's winning the ugly Christmas sweater competition this year? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from Reel Ramblin'! Don't forget to j…
 
Scandi superstar Noomi Rapace is on sparkling form discussing her Icelandic roots, her new film Lamb and her movie loves; actress Joanna Vanderham reads out the London Critics' nominations, Wendy Mitchell joins me to react and I review Don't Look Up, The Lost Daughter and swoon over The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao. Music by Lee Rosevere. See …
 
In this supercharged adventure, I'm joined by Jon Ladd (known in some circles as Jon 117) to converse about the world of video games and their movie adaptations. We review the good, the bad, and the why of it all. Join the conversation by reaching out to me on social media or sending your ideas, thoughts, and questions to reelramblin@gmail.com!…
 
Fresh from the first awards bash of the season, I catch up with winners from the British Independent Film Awards - Celeste Bell who carried of two prizes including Best Documentary for Poly Styrene: I Am Not a Cliche about her Mum, Poly Styrene, the late lead singer of former punk band X-Ray Spex; and Breakthrough Performance winner Nell Barlow, fr…
 
Here's the trailer to Season 3 of Seen Any Good Films Lately? on which I'll be focusing on the awards season, from the BIFAs to the Oscars. I'll bring you the latest news and interviews with nominees and winners and the newest reviews so you know exactly which films to catch up with to be in the know during all the clamour and glamour of the red ca…
 
On a special episode from the archives, I'm joined by my brother-in-law, Joe, and his wife, Mikayla, for a healthy dose of venting. That's right! Reel Ramblin' breaks form and ditches the positivity (at least for this conversation). From actors that annoy us, to overused movie tropes, to screen adaptations gone bad, it's one big complain fest! Don'…
 
This week, I'm joined by my friend, Zack Hofstad. Zack is an attorney and a darn good one too! He shares his career journey, before we spend some time discussing the world of John Grisham film adaptations. Join us in the courtroom! Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast, share with friends, and head over to reelramblin.com for more movie conversa…
 
In this season finale, the stars of Netflix film Passing discuss race, colour and movies. Ruth Negga worries about playing Lady Macbeth; Moonlight star Andre Holland remembers The Wizz, Diahann Carroll and living in Harlem. I also talk to Oscar-winning director of Free Solo, Chai Vasarhelyi, about her breath-taking doc reconstruction of the cave di…
 
As BBC drama Ridley Road reaches its finale, writer Sarah Solemani joins me to talk about making it, Anglo-Jewish trauma, and her favourite film moments, from Life Is Beautiful to Oliver! and a sexy night with Volver. In film-related activities, I review new play The Shark Is Broken and tour round The French Dispatch exhibition. Music by Lee Roseve…
 
On this episode I'm joined by podcaster and LFF first-timer Ygraine to review some of our highlights from the 65th edition of the festival: amid the voices and sounds of the festival listen out for news of Belfast, The Phantom of the Open, Last Night in Soho, Spencer, The Wolf Suit, Hit The Road, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon and many more... Music …
 
LFF preview with Tricia Tuttle. As the 65th BFI London Film Festival begins, I talk to its Artistic Director Tricia Tuttle about her life as a curator and about the films she’s loved and been inspired by. Plus I introduce a new star, Agnes O’Casey, from BBC One drama Ridley Road. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
This week, it's Seen Any Bond Films Lately? On a brilliant Bond takeover, I'm joined by Bond guardians/producers Barbara Broccoli, Michael G Wilson and five-time Bond composer Don Black to talk about their favourite Bond songs, cars, locations, posters. It's about family, film and the Daniel Craig-era finale. Plus I deliver the first review of No T…
 
This episode is dedicated to director Roger Michell. This Is England actress Jo Hartley discusses her role as a Mum in lovely new British coming-of-age movie Sweetheart, shares her love of Grease and tells all about a first date with a future member of Take That. I review French gem Gagarine and give some recommendations for the upcoming BFI London…
 
Ruth Wilson stars in Venice movie True Things, discussing the benefits of an intimacy advisor and the perils of love. Rounding up the big movies at Venice 78, I look at the awards contenders jostling for the spotlight and re-examine British classic The Servant. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Season 1 concludes with Part 2 of the favorite movies discussion. Jon Ladd and I run through some honorable mentions before revealing and reflecting on each of our top 2 favorite movies of all time! Thank you for your listenership throughout the launch and beginnings of Reel Ramblin'. Plenty more seasons, episodes, and topics to come later this fal…
 
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