#27: Mank, Citizen Kane, Mandalorian Season 2 Episodes 5 & 6, Warner Bros. and HBO Max news

In the longest (so far) instalment of our show we go back to the roots of cinema and we discuss a timeless classic - Orson Wells’ ‘Citizen Kane’. And that’s our starting point for a review of David Fincher’s ‘Mank’.

Large part of our news section is devoted to the fact that Warner Bros. will premiere all of their 2021 movies on HBO Go, not only in cinemas. What are the implication of that for the whole industry?

And finally, we dive into two recent episodes of adventures of galaxy’s favourite Child and his masked minder, aka ‘Mandalorian’.

Enjoy this episode responsibly!


00:00 F1 drama

09:00 Intro



11:30 Warner Bros. to debut 2021 movies on HBO Max

27:25 Conor's Disney Investor Day predictions

35:10 How 'The Bake Off' 2020 was made

38:10 Netflix will change Elliot Page’s name on their releases

40:30 Dave Chappelle & Netflix - watch video here 

44:40 David Prowse passed away at the age of 85

46:50 Hugh Keays-Byrne dies at the age of 73


What have we’ve been watching:


48:25 ‘The Hunt’ (Amazon Prime)

51:00 ‘The Late Late Toy Show ‘(RTE) - watch it here

56:55 Rado:

‘Salyut 7’ (Amazon Prime)

‘The Right Stuff’ (Disney +, TV series)

‘Kursk’ (Amazon Prime)

‘Yes, God, Yes’ (Netflix)

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Netflix)

‘Red, White and Blue’ (BBC, ‘Small Axe’ miniseries)

‘Tripping With Nils Frahm’ (Mubi)

‘Possessor’ + Q&A (Cinema)



1:07:00 ‘Mank’ (Netflix) and ‘Citizen Kane’ (BBC iPlayer)

Visual moments of ‘Citizen Kane’ and Seven surprising things about ‘Citizen Kane’

1:44:10 ‘Mandalorian’ Series 2, episodes 5 & 6 (Chapter 13 and 14)

2:18:50 Outro


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