Phil Sharman’s Worst & Best of 2015

Before the results of the Failed Critics Awards are published here in writing, Phil Sharman (one of our contributors to the end of year podcast) has created this beautiful document, highlighting which films he enjoyed and not-so-enjoyed last year. (Seriously, it’s pretty darn gorgeous and combines the use of spreadsheets and fantastic writing to read like something right out of … Continue reading Phil Sharman’s Worst & Best of 2015

Failed Critics Podcast: Sharman & Other Filth

Welcome to another edition of the Failed Critics podcast. This week, hosts Steve Norman and Owen Hughes are joined by Paul Field (making his first appearance since the Corridor of Praise: Danny Dyer episode) and Phil Sharman, one third of the award nominated comedy podcast Wikishuffle. On top of the news about Danny Boyle confirming … Continue reading Failed Critics Podcast: Sharman & Other Filth

Failed Critics Podcast: Netflix Original Part 1 & 2

This week’s Failed Critics Podcast is a two-part Netflix Original special as hosts Steve Norman and Owen Hughes are joined by guests Chris Haigh and Phil Sharman. Similar in format to our TV specials, this episode is all about the Netflix – with very little chill. Some chill. A bit of chill. But not a lot … Continue reading Failed Critics Podcast: Netflix Original Part 1 & 2

The Rise of Netflix

Ahead of this week’s Netflix Original special edition of the Failed Critics Podcast, Owen Hughes guides us through why exactly Netflix is becoming such a dominant force. In 1997, I don’t think I even had a computer at home. I, like most people back then, rented films that I wanted to watch from Blockbuster or … Continue reading The Rise of Netflix

Failed Critics Podcast in 2015 Recap

As 2015 draws to a close, let’s take a look back over some of the best podcasts we’ve produced over the past 12 months. JANUARY – The Pod In The Machine In tandem with the release of Ex Machina, Matt Lambourne joined Steve and I for a special ‘Artificial Intelligence’ themed episode. On top of reviewing … Continue reading Failed Critics Podcast in 2015 Recap

Failed Critics Podcast: End of Year Awards 2015

Votes have been counted, booze has been consumed and a resulting two hour long podcast has been produced, examining each of the winners (and some of the losers) in this year’s Failed Critics Awards. With Steve Norman absent, it’s up to Matt Lambourne to step in and host our final podcast of the year as Owen … Continue reading Failed Critics Podcast: End of Year Awards 2015

Owen’s 2015 In Film: Part 11 – No(tmanyfilms)vember

In the penultimate entry to Owen’s 2015 in review series that has been looking back on all of the movies he’s watched during each month of the year, he discusses a few of the films he’s seen in November. by Owen Hughes (@ohughes86) If October was my busiest movie-watching month of the year, watching at least one horror film … Continue reading Owen’s 2015 In Film: Part 11 – No(tmanyfilms)vember

Failed Critics Podcast: The Crimson Halloween Beasts

All of you that have never listened before and have seen your family die [from laughing], huh, you now have something that stands for you! That would be the Failed Critics Podcast: Halloween special. OK, so it is a couple of weeks early, but think of all that extra time we’ve given you to source the … Continue reading Failed Critics Podcast: The Crimson Halloween Beasts

Failed Critics Podcast: Legend, The Visit and Award Winning Comedy

Do you want to hear a magic trick? How many C’s are there in Failed Critics? Answer: Four! Specifically, Owen Hughes, Phil Sharman, Andrew Brooker and special guest host, Jack Stewart. I will leave it to your imagination to work out what the ‘C’ stands for… …All right, it was ‘critics’, of course! Failed ones, … Continue reading Failed Critics Podcast: Legend, The Visit and Award Winning Comedy

Failed Critics Podcast: Ted 2, Dear White People & Song of the Sea

Welcome to another edition of the Failed Critics Podcast where Steve Norman and Owen Hughes are joined by not one, not two, but three guests in Jack Stewart, Chris Wallace and Phil Sharman from the excellent Wikishuffle podcast! The last time you might have heard Wikishuffle appear on our podcast was back in April during the Quizcast and, … Continue reading Failed Critics Podcast: Ted 2, Dear White People & Song of the Sea

Failed Critics Podcast: The Failed Black Wikishuffle Hole Quizcast

Welcome to the Failed Critics podcast– or should I say, “quizcast”! For the first time in Failed Critics history, we’re teaming up with some fellow podcasters for 60 minutes of quizzing. With our regular host Steve Norman in the quiz master’s chair, it was up to Owen Hughes and Matt Lambourne to represent Failed Critics. Up against … Continue reading Failed Critics Podcast: The Failed Black Wikishuffle Hole Quizcast

Failed Critics Podcast

The Failed Critics Podcast is our slightly shambolic weekly entertainment podcast where we chat about the films that we’ve seen lately. Each week, hosts Steve Norman and Owen Hughes invite a variety of guests onto the show to review the latest cinema releases, talk about what else they’ve been watching in the past seven days, and … Continue reading Failed Critics Podcast