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Movie and tech podcast with "Clueless" Andy Balaam and "Expert" Andy Cockerill

Movie and tech podcast with "Clueless" Andy Balaam and "Expert" Andy Cockerill


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Movie and tech podcast with "Clueless" Andy Balaam and "Expert" Andy Cockerill




s08e03 The Visit – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of The Visit. Andy B thinks it’s a sophisticated thriller starring Michelle Pfeifer, but Andy C explains it’s a fun, short creepy horror from good old M. Night Shyamalan. That podcast by our friends that we think


s08 Everybody Now (special)

Everybody Now – Climate Emergency and Sacred Duty The Good Robot Andys are proud to share with you: We’ve caused a turning point in the Earth’s natural history. Everybody Now is a podcast about what it means to be human


s08e02 Snowpiercer – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Snowpiercer. Andy B thinks it might be a live-action ear-piercing-as-a-metaphor-for-emotional-growth movie set in the Frozen universe, but Andy C patiently explains that it’s a Sci Fi where the last remnants of humanity live on a socially-divided


s08e01 Proxima – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Proxima, which is a story about an astronaut overcoming personal circumstances to train for a mission to Mars. Andy B speculates that it features a robot who eats human flesh, but Andy C puts him right:


s07e13 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which is a story without any nasty surprises about the nice man being horrible, but instead a chance to watch an angry man helped by being shown some kindness and


s07e12 The Invisible Man – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of The Invisible Man. We love Elisabeth Moss (and, it turns out later, Elisabeth Banks) and this stars her (Banks, that is) as a woman terrorised and gaslighted by a controlling husband who just happens to have


s07e11 The Lighthouse – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of The Lighthouse. From the title, Andy B thinks it’s a Finnish water-painted animation, with splashes of colour in the mist, but Andy C explains it’s a tense horror film with a couple of mermaids, but mainly


s07e10 Denis Villeneuve – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of the films of Denis Villeneuve, notably Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049. He seems to make dreamy and thoughtful films that are also visually interesting and action-filled enough to be popular. Check out Andy


s07e09 Jacob’s Ladder and Angel Heart – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Jacob’s Ladder and Angel Heart, two films that nearly made it into our series: best horror movies of the 20th century, but Andy C explains the flaws that kept them out. If you were at all


s07e08 Leave No Trace – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Leave No Trace. Andy B correctly guesses it involves woods, but is otherwise wrong. Andy C explains it’s a story of a father and daughter trying to operate as what they need in their lives begins


s07e07 Bait – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Bait. Andy B thinks it’s a mockumentary with a romantic comedy storyline running through it, an idea that Andy C find inexplicably difficult to understand. Finally, Andy C explains it’s a story of gentrification in Cornwall,


s07e06 Wes Anderson – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion of the highly-stylised films of Wes Anderson: Bottle Rocket Rushmore The Royal Tenenbaums The Life Aquatic The Darjeeling Limited Fantastic Mr. Fox Moonrise Kingdom The Grand Budapest Hotel Isle of Dogs Here is a summary of the places you


s07e05 Doctor Sleep – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Doctor Sleep. Andy B fails to summon the energy to even say something silly at the beginning, but things warm up after Andy C explains this is a classic Stephen King horror that is a clever


s07e04 Jojo Rabbit – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Jojo Rabbit. Andy B declares it features the worst performance by Emma Thompson in her career, but Andy C suggests that if he had seen the film he might understand that she is not in it,


s07e03 “Hope vs. Hate” – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion, tapping again into the wisdom of Frances Buontempo and inspired by Johan Norberg‘s book Progress about whether we can be hopeful about the future, or whether we are doomed. Also, if we are doomed will it be hatred, disease


s07e02 Booksmart – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Booksmart. Andy B hilariously thinks it’s a CGI animation about some books with personalities that ends in hopeless tragedy, but Andy C reveals he is getting nostalgic for teenagerhood because it’s another coming-of-age movie. This one


s07e01 Lady Bird – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Lady Bird. Andy B finally takes a punt on it being a rollicking Disney adventure, but it turns out it’s an authentic-feeling story of a really troubled mother-daughter relationship with amazing performances by several cast members.


s06e13 Midsommar – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Midsommar. Andy B is quite close to the mark about what type of film it is, but wildly predicts it stars Zammo, which it does not. In fact, it is folk horror with a great deal


s06e12 Mid90s – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Mid90s. Andy B suggests it’s a romantic comedy, but Andy C talks us through a comedy drama which has lightness, depth and texture, as well as nostalgia. The Good Robot Andys podcasts and web site by


s06e11 Ad Astra – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Ad Astra. Andy B suggests it’s a Studio Ghibli animation about a lost Roman boy, but Andy C painstakingly explains the plot of this Sci-Fi road movie with Brad Pitt being as good as ever. The