Category: Films

Crave! episode 80: Dumbo, Daffodils, Us, and Hozier’s new album Wasteland, Baby

Another film-heavy episode, and this week Simon and Steve are in agreement about Dumbo, a heavyweight of a film that fails to take off. Daffodils, the new New Zealand film featuring the songs that Kiwis grew up with over the…

Dumbo: you’ll see an elephant fly, but this film fails to soar

There is, presumably, a question to be asked when approaching the re-making of a classic film like Dumbo. Should the updated version cleave closely to the original, retaining story, and characters, or should it simply identify what was the heart…

Crave! episode 79: Leaving Neverland, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bryan Adams, Captain Marvel

Alleged paedophilia isn’t really the stuff entertainment review podcasts thrive on, but Leaving Neverland, the new HBO-produced doco about the allegations surrounding Michael Jackson, is a compelling — a very tough, but compelling — watch, and Simon and Steve have…

Crave! episode 77: Roma, If Beale Street Could Talk, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Simon and Steve’s Oscar picks, and Simon’s interview with Avalanche City’s Dave Baxter

Oscar season is approaching, and so it’s time for Steve and Simon’s Academy Award predictions. Roma features highly, although Simon rates it just a little more than Steve does. Both of our reviewers have plenty of good things to say…