Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to talk about the most memorable female icons of the silver screen; and how the ever-changing nature of cinema has altered the way we view the Hollywood A-List.
In this episode: Lillian Gish, Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence.
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss the best male filmmakers to date.
In this episode: D.W. Griffith, Buster Keaton, Alfred Hitchock, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Satyajit Ray, David Lean, Francois Truffaut, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss the best female filmmakers to date. In this episode, James chooses a grand total of 21 female directors: from Dorothy Arzner, the very first woman ever to direct a film with sound; to Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Director in 2010. They also talk about why Hollywood still has a lot of work to do when it comes to providing equal opportunities to women behind the camera.
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to take a trip down memory lane as they discuss some of the most formative children’s films in cinematic history.
In this episode: The Wizard of Oz (1939), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Mary Poppins (1964), The Railway Children (1970), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Goonies (1985), Home Alone (1990), Babe (1995), Millions (2004).
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to talk all things quirky. They discuss what makes a “quirky” film, and Vicky reveals a particular favourite of hers.
In this episode: O Lucky Man! (1973), How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989), The Truman Show (1998), Being John Malkovich (1999), Raising Arizona (1987), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Amélie (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss his favourites in the Biopic genre. They talk about the recent trend for Oscars going to Biopic actors and actresses, and discover an interesting trend in Australian actresses playing English monarchs – some on multiple occasions!
In this episode: The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Serpico (1973), Raging Bull (1980), Shine (1996), Elizabeth (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), Lincoln (2012), I, Tonya (2017), Vice (2018).
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential “Rom Com” films ever made. Plus, Vicky shares an unpopular opinion on Four Weddings and a Funeral, and some strong feelings about Tom Hanks.
In this episode: It Happened One Night (1934), Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), The Apartment (1960), Annie Hall (1977), Gregory’s Girl (1981), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), There's Something About Mary (1998), Notting Hill (1999).
Sue Dougan is joined by Loretta Minghella OBE, the first woman to hold the post of First Church Estates Commissioner with the Church of England. Having studied at Clare College, Cambridge, she started her career as a criminal lawyer – but her experience of a very tough case started her thinking of a different route. As a result, Loretta has worked in the Department for Trade and Industry as a legal advisor and held senior roles at the Securities and Investments Board, and later became Chief Executive of Christian Aid and served as a trustee at the Disasters Emergency Committee. Tune in to this episode of Track Record to find out more!
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential Science Fiction films ever made. Plus, James risks his reputation among his film critic peers with his claim that Blade Runner 2049 is better than the original!
In this episode: Metropolis (1927), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Solaris (1972), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Star Wars (1977), Blade Runner (1982), Gravity (2013), Interstellar (2014), Arrival (2016), Blade Runner 2049 (2017).
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential Comedy films of all time. With an eclectic selection, from Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. (1924) to Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat (2006), there’s something for everyone!
In this episode: Sherlock Jr. (1924), A Night at the Opera (1935), Some Like it Hot (1959), The Odd Couple (1968), Young Frankenstein (1974), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Airplane! (1980), Raising Arizona (1987), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006).