All posts by Laurie

Downsizing, Early Man & 12 Strong

Three non-Oscar films this week to mix it up! Laurie saw Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, Eddie Redmayne in Nick Park’s latest stop-motion feature Early Man, and Chris Hemsworth attempting to sound American in Nicolai Fuglsig’s directorial debut 12 Strong. No Phil this week, it’s a sort-of-pilot for a change-up in format – tell us what you think at and @superbaileybros. Thanks for listening!

Coco, The Post, 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Darkest Hour, The Commuter & A Woman’s Life

So many films to chat about! Phil saw The Post, Coco, 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and even Darkest Hour to boot – while Laurie saw all o’ thems plus The Commuter and A Woman’s Life. A veritable cinematic bonanza of reviews and chuckles this week, plus some news about a format change going forwards! Thanks for emailing and tweeting, especially while we’ve had to be slightly irregular over the last couple of months. Keep your thoughts coming to and @superbaileybros – thanks for listening!

with Jon Spira: Elstree 1976 & The Last Jedi

Laurie met Director Jon Spira in glamorous central London to talk about The Last Jedi and his critically acclaimed documentary following the strange life experiences of extras from the original Star Wars trilogy, Elstree 1976. We covered a huge range of topics and got into the nitty gritty of the film industry itself, from Jon’s perspective as a filmmaker and scriptwriter. Get in touch with your thoughts on our discussion at and @superbaileybros on Twitter, and make sure to check out his films – including the famous documentary about Oxford’s music scene, Anyone Can Play Guitar.