The PrePost Film Review

The PrePost Film Review

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In each episode of The PrePost Film Review hosts Jon Asquith and Matt Stephenson discuss a film over two distinct periods.


Episode 87 - Joker (plus Midsommar, It Chapter 2 & Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
Oct 28 • 109 min
After another hiatus the PrePost is back with an episode chock full of filmy goodness. Join Jon and Matt as they dive in to the polarising new superhero film Joker and then stick around as the guys run through three other recent releases - Midsommar, It…
Episode 86 - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Apr 14 • 57 min
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review Jon and Matt are looking at the third and final film in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. Both the guys loved the first two films, so going into this expectaions are high. If The Hidden World can stick the…
Episode 85 - Glass
Mar 24 • 65 min
After a mini hiatus, we’re happy to announce The PrePost is back! It’s been a busy few months due to various work/travel/life commitments - but we’re happy to be back and making (probably wrong) predictions and sharing our film reviews. Thanks for…
84 - Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Oct 4, 2018 • 77 min
Matt & Jon discuss their predictions for Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Then later - after the film has been released - they return to discuss the feature itself.
Bonus Ep - Incredibles 2
Sep 12, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review Jon and Matt delve into Incredibles 2 - the long awaited sequel to Bard Bird’s beloved 2004 superhero film.
83 - Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
Aug 13, 2018 • 33 min
Jurassic World is back baby! But is that really something to celebrate? After a lukewarm reception to the first film, Jon and Matt return to discuss the sequel.
Bonus Ep - Hereditary
Jul 1, 2018 • 34 min
In this bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review join Jon and Matt for a discussion of Hereditary.
Bonus Ep - A Quiet Place
Jun 26, 2018 • 22 min
In this bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review join Jon and Matt for a well overdue discussion of A Quiet Place.
82 - Solo: A Star Wars Story
Jun 10, 2018 • 56 min
Jon and Matt return to discuss the latest entry into the Star Wars franchise - Solo: A Star Wars Story.
81 - Annihilation
Mar 30, 2018 • 45 min
Bypassing cinemas and landing directly on Netflix, Annihilation - one of both Jon and Matt’s most anticipated films of the year - is finally here.
Bonus “Catch Up” Ep - The Post & The Shape of Water
Mar 19, 2018 • 38 min
In another bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, Matt and Jon catch up on some recent Oscar nominees (and winners!) with a discussion about The Post & The Shape of Water.
80 - Phantom Thread
Mar 17, 2018 • 33 min
Join Matt & Jon as they discuss their predictions and expectations for Phantom Thread. Then - after the film has been released - they return to discuss the feature itself..
79 - 2017 Year In Review
Feb 15, 2018 • 45 min
Join Matt and Jon in annual year end episode as they look back on 2017 and decide what their favourites and most disappointing films/trailers were!
Bonus Ep - London Film Festival 2017
Jan 27, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review join Jon and Matt for a well overdue recap of the 2017 London Film Festival.
78 - Star Wars Episode 8 - The Last Jedi
Jan 2, 2018 • 83 min
It’s December! (Or perhaps January by the time you read this) That means it’s time for everyone to hop into their X-Wings, fly to the cantina, order some blue milk with vodka and start discussing the latest Star Wars film.
77 - Thor: Ragnarok
Dec 7, 2017 • 41 min
Another day, another Marvel film. In this episode of The PrePost Film Review the guys tackle the 3rd film in the Thor series and the 17th (!) film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
76 - Blade Runner 2049
Nov 10, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review Jon and Matt discuss the “impossible sequel” that is Blade Runner 2049.
75 - mother!
Oct 29, 2017 • 35 min
In this semi-informal episode Jon and Matt are tackling the latest divisive film from Darren Aaronofsky.
74 - MIFF 2017
Oct 17, 2017 • 40 min
In this bonus episode of the PrePost Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss some of the films Jon saw at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival.
73 - It
Oct 9, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review Jon and Matt continue exploring the dark and twisted mind of Stephen King with the new adaptation of everyone’s favourite creepy clown novel - It.
72 - The Dark Tower
Sep 13, 2017 • 41 min
Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” books have had a rough relationship with Hollywood over the past decade, with many different writers and directors attached to adapt the series throughout the years.
71 - War for the Planet of the Apes
Sep 2, 2017 • 42 min
Those damn dirty apes are back in this episode of The PrePost Film Review as Jon and Matt discuss the third and final chapter in the latest Planet of the Apes trilogy - War for the Planet of the Apes.
70 - Dunkirk
Aug 19, 2017 • 39 min
Christopher Nolan has returned to cinema screens with his World War II epic - Dunkirk.
69 - Baby Driver
Aug 6, 2017 • 40 min
Edgar Wright is back, baby. Both Jon and Matt are huge Wright fans, in fact his new action/musical hybrid Baby Driver was Matt’s most anticipated film of 2017. So the stakes for this episode are high.
Bonus Ep - Eraserhead
Jul 26, 2017 • 29 min
In another bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, Matt and Jon continue their informal David Lynch retrospective and discuss his 1977 debut feature Eraserhead.
68 - Wonder Woman
Jul 3, 2017 • 33 min
The DC Cinematic Universe is back, this time with the origin story of Wonder Woman - the iconic hero who briefly popped up in the train wreck that was Batman Vs. Superman.
67 - The Mummy
Jun 15, 2017 • 38 min
Universal Pictures are trying to play cinematic universe catch-up with the reintroduction of their “Dark Universe” and the first film in its series The Mummy (they did already try with Dracula Untold, but that seems to have been swept under the rug).
66 - Alien: Covenant
May 30, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode Jon and Matt are tackling the latest entry into one of the greatest Sci-Fi franchises of all time - Alien: Covenant.
Bonus Ep - Raw
May 8, 2017 • 27 min
In another bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, Matt and Jon discuss the critically acclaimed French “horror” film Raw.
65 - The Great Dictator
Apr 23, 2017 • 31 min
Join Jon and Matt on trip back to 1940, when war is raging, the world is in political turmoil and Charlie Chaplin has made his first “talkie” - a little film by the name of The Great Dictator.
64 - Ghost in the Shell
Apr 15, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode of PrePost the guys are doing something a little different. In preparation for the new Ghost in the Shell Hollywood remake starring Scarlett Johansson Jon and Matt have watched (or re-watched) the original 1995 anime on which it is based.
63 - Kong: Skull Island
Apr 1, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode of PrePost the guys jump in some helicopters and travel to Skull Island to talk about the new King Kong film.
62 - Logan
Mar 19, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode of PrePost the guys dive into the new Wolverine film, or is it an X-Men movie?
61 - Silence
Mar 4, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode of PrePost the guys dive into Scorsese’s long awaited passion project Silence.
Bonus Ep - Singin’ In The Rain
Feb 10, 2017 • 21 min
With the recent passing of Debbie Reynolds, Matt and Jon decide to take a look back at the Hollywood classic Singin’ In The Rain.
60 - Split
Feb 5, 2017 • 42 min
Split marks the second film, after last years The Visit, in the unlikely mini-comeback that is seemingly being staged by director M. Night Shyamalan.
59 - Jackie
Jan 28, 2017 • 33 min
With the US political system dominating headlines at the moment, it seems appropriate that Pablo Larrain’s film Jackie is in cinemas. A movie that seems to promise a larger than life performance from Natalie Portman, with themes of grief, legacy and…
58 - 2016 Year In Review
Jan 21, 2017 • 47 min
Join Matt and Jon in annual year end episode as they look back on 2016 and decide - live on the podcast - what their favourites and most disappointing films/trailers were!
Bonus Ep - La La Land
Jan 18, 2017 • 34 min
In another bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, Matt and Jon discuss the latest film from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle.
57 - Moana
Jan 14, 2017 • 48 min
With Disney riding high on a series of outstanding animated feature films Jon and Matt spend this episode diving into their newest offering - Moana.
56 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Dec 24, 2016 • 95 min
The Disney Empire has bestowed their annual Star Wars film to us for 2016! This time around, it’s Rogue One - the first standalone film in the franchise.
55 - Blue Velvet
Dec 18, 2016 • 41 min
With Blue Velvet back in cinemas to celebrate its 30th anniversary what better time for Jon and Matt to look back and discuss one of Lynch’s most iconic films.
54 - London Film Festival 2016
Dec 11, 2016 • 24 min
In this episode of the Pre Post Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss some of the films Matt saw at the 2016 London International Film Festival.
53 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Dec 5, 2016 • 49 min
It’s been five years since the audiences were last whisked away to the wizarding world of Harry Potter and clearly JK Rowling believes it’s time to return, she has recruited Potter veteran David Yates to helm the first in a planned new magical franchise -…
52 - Arrival
Nov 28, 2016 • 48 min
Director Denis Villeneuve delivered the highly praised thriller Sicario in 2015 and has returned in 2016 with his first foray into Sci-Fi.
Bonus Ep - Sausage Party Spoiler Review
Nov 13, 2016 • 21 min
In another bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, Matt and Jon discuss the raunchy animated comedy Sausage Party.
Bonus Ep - Tickled Spoiler Review
Oct 30, 2016 • 19 min
In this bonus episode of The PrePost Film Review, the guys dive in to a full, spoiler filled, discussion of the recent documentary Tickled.
51 - Kubo And The Two Strings
Oct 20, 2016 • 47 min
Animation studio Laika have returned to the silver screen with their latest stop-motion feature Kubo And The Two Strings. Laika have consistently delivered beautifully crafted, critically admired films that have never quite lived up to box office…
50 - MIFF 2016
Sep 21, 2016 • 41 min
In this bonus episode of the PrePost Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss some of the films Jon saw at the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival.
49 - Finding Dory
Aug 31, 2016 • 44 min
Pixar have a surprisingly good run with sequels. The Toy Story films have consistently risen to new exciting and dramatic heights, with Toy Story 3 arguably being the best closing chapter of any film trilogy (we’re not so sure Toy Story 4 is needed guys)…
Bonus Ep - The Jungle Book
Aug 26, 2016 • 59 min
In this bonus episode of the Pre Post Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss the latest Disney live-action-remake The Jungle Book. Helping them pick apart the trailer and joining them in the review is special guest - trailer editor Ben Holmes. You can…
48 - The BFG
Aug 14, 2016 • 36 min
Featuring one of the greatest ever filmmakers, adapting the work of one of the most cherished children’s authors for one of the most beloved movie studios, The BFG sure has some credentials. And with both Jon and Matt being enthusiastic Spielberg fanboys…
47 - Ghostbusters
Aug 11, 2016 • 36 min
With remakes, reboots, reimaginings and rehashes all the craze in Hollywood Jon and Matt strap on their Proton Packs and prepare to tackle the latest franchise to be resuscitated for a new audience - Ghostbusters.
46 - The Conjuring 2
Jun 26, 2016 • 33 min
Director James Wan has returned to his seemingly favourite genre - horror - and unleashed The Conjuring 2 upon us. The first film received high praise from critics and film goers alike for its slow, precise pacing, interesting character development and…
45 - Green Room
Jun 18, 2016 • 42 min
Having wowed critics with Blue Ruin in 2013 Jeremy Saulnier is back with his new, similarly colour-themed, film - Green Room.
Bonus Ep - Disneyland
May 15, 2016 • 29 min
In this bonus episode of the Pre Post Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss Disneyland Paris and Disneyland in general. Having recently met up in Paris, Matt & Jon spent a day at the theme park and thought it would be interesting to chat about their…
44 - Zootopia
Apr 29, 2016 • 37 min
Following in the footsteps of Tangled, Frozen and Big Hero 6 Disney’s newest animated feature Zootopia has a lot to live up to.
43 - 10 Cloverfield Lane
Apr 10, 2016 • 51 min
10 Cloverfield Lane - the feature debut of director Dan Trachtenberg, is not a sequel to Cloverfield…or is it? With an extremely mysterious premise, the marketing for the film has been incredibly spoiler free. What secrets does the film hold and is it…
42 - Hail, Caesar!
Apr 3, 2016 • 43 min
The Coen Brothers return with an ode to classical Hollywood cinema in Hail, Caesar! A comedy packed full of so many big name stars it boggles the mind.
41 - Spotlight
Mar 15, 2016 • 32 min
After the critically panned The Cobbler Tom McCarthy has miraculously made amends with Spotlight, a critically acclaimed procedural in the vein of All the President’s Men that just picked up the Best Picture Oscar.
40 - The Revenant
Mar 7, 2016 • 38 min
Following the enormous success of Birdman, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has returned with The Revenant - a truly epic endeavour. Much has been made of the gruelling filming conditions and “naturally lit” cinematography, but does all of this effort…
39 - The Hateful Eight
Feb 16, 2016 • 47 min
Quentin Tarantino is back with his “8th” film, the appropriately titled The Hateful Eight. Filmed on glorious 70mm celluloid, Tarantino seems determined to revitalise audiences passion for grand, theatrical films.
38 - The Good Dinosaur
Feb 2, 2016 • 35 min
Pixar is back with its second film in the space of 12 months - The Good Dinosaur. Imagining what might have happened if dinosaurs and humans coexisted this looks to be a return to the tried and true road movie formula that has served the studio well in…
37 - 2015 Year In Review
Jan 18, 2016 • 51 min
Join Matt and Jon in this festive episode as they look back on the cinematic year that was 2015 and decide - live on the podcast - what their favourites and most disappointing films/trailers were!
36 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jan 5, 2016 • 65 min
It’s finally here. Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
35 - London International Film Festival 2015
Dec 23, 2015 • 35 min
In this bonus episode of the Pre Post Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss some of the films Matt saw at the 2015 London International Film Festival.
34 - Bridge of Spies
Dec 19, 2015 • 51 min
Steven Spielberg! He’s back. One of the true masters of the cinematic medium is re-teaming with semi-frequent collaborator Tom Hanks to bring us Bridge of Spies - an old-school Cold War drama about the defence of a Russian spy caught on American soil.
33 - Sicario
Nov 25, 2015 • 43 min
There seems to be an odd discrepancy in the marketing for Sicario with some trailers painting the film as a dark psychological thriller, and others as a bombastic action adventure. Just which of these two takes on the film is accurate? And how will these…
Bonus Ep - The Witch Spoiler Review
Nov 7, 2015 • 32 min
In this spooky bonus episode of The Pre Post Film Review, the guys dive in to a full, spoiler filled, discussion of the new horror darling - The Witch.
32 - The Martian
Oct 27, 2015 • 42 min
Ridley Scott, arguably one of the great, and certainly one of the most iconic, filmmakers of our time is returning to the genre that has brought him the most success: Science Fiction. Adapting the wildly popular novel The Martian, Scott is setting out to…
31 - The Visit
Oct 8, 2015 • 48 min
The Visit has been touted by some as a “comeback” of sorts for M.Night. With a low budget, a small crew and a general indie vibe to the production - there’s a feeling Night has stepped away from Hollywood and rebooted his career. Is this true? Could this…
30 - The Gift
Sep 27, 2015 • 45 min
In this episode of The PrePost Film Review, Jon and Matt discuss the directorial debut of Aussie actor Joel Edgerton - The Gift.
Bonus Ep - MIFF 2015 Roundup
Sep 16, 2015 • 33 min
In this bonus episode of the Pre Post Film Review, the guys sit down to discuss some of the films Jon saw at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival.
29 - Trainwreck
Sep 11, 2015 • 32 min
After disappointing critics and audiences alike with his previous film - This Is 40 - Judd Apatow is back in familiar territory with Trainwreck: a wild, out of control lead stuck in arrested development learns to grow up through a new romantic…
28 - Ant Man
Aug 26, 2015 • 39 min
Ant Man was once a promising different Marvel film, but with Wright no longer at the helm, is that still possible? How much of the movie remains from his version and what can Peyton Reed bring to the table?
27 - Inside Out
Aug 12, 2015 • 60 min
Will Inside Out harken back to the early Pixar that Jon and Matt adore? Or is this another in the recent spate of films from the studio that seem to suggest that they may have lost their touch?
26 - Terminator Genisys
Aug 1, 2015 • 53 min
Terminator Genisys, the fifth film in the Terminator franchise, hasn’t been received well critically or commercially, however the return of Schwarzenegger to the series has piqued the interest of Jon and Matt.
25 - THX 1138
Jul 12, 2015 • 55 min
With Star Wars news pouring out of Comic Con what better time for Jon and Matt to look back to where Lucas’ career began - THX 1138.
24 - Jurassic World
Jun 30, 2015 • 80 min
It’s been 22 years since the original Jurassic Park hit cinemas and seeded a love for cinema in hosts Jon and Matt - now, with Spielberg long since leaving the Jurassic directing chair, newcomer Colin Trevorrow brings us Jurassic World, the fourth film in…
23 - Tomorrowland
Jun 13, 2015 • 59 min
Bird has been given his passion project. Disney has handed him full creative control and a ton of money to create Tomorrowland a mysterious sci-fi blockbuster. Will this be another home run for Bird? Or has his luck finally run out?
22 - Inherent Vice
Jun 9, 2015 • 42 min
Better late than never right? Having finally overcome some stubborn technical difficulties, the long awaited Inherent Vice episode is finally here!
21 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 15, 2015 • 50 min
The unstoppable behemoth that is the Marvel brand continues to smash box office records with its latest film - Avengers: Age of Ultron. But is it any good?
20 - Chappie
Apr 30, 2015 • 42 min
After a brief hiatus the PrePost Film Review is back! We’re playing catch up on a couple of big movies that were released over the past month. First up is Neil Blomkamp’s Chappie.
19 - Jupiter Ascending
Mar 25, 2015 • 52 min
The latest feature effort from the Wachowski siblings - Jupiter Ascending - feels like it has some importance riding on it.
18 - Citizenfour
Mar 7, 2015 • 41 min
Citizenfour gives viewers an inside look into the highly tense and nerve wracking moments when Edward Snowden - former Systems Administrator at the CIA - decides to blow the whistle on some top secret stuff the US government is doing. There’s no doubt…
17 - American Sniper
Feb 12, 2015 • 48 min
At a glance, Clint Eastwood’s latest film - American Sniper - seems like a solid war movie, ocassionally delving into heavy thematic material. But is this really the case?
16 - Birdman
Feb 1, 2015 • 48 min
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film Birdman has managed to sweep the awards season so far - with many potential Oscar wins in sight. However, the movie seems to be splitting movie goers down the middle.
15 - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Jan 18, 2015 • 77 min
With the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson’s cinematic journey through Middle Earth comes to an end. After spending 13 years in this world, does Jackson have anything new to add?
Bonus Ep - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
Jan 14, 2015 • 30 min
A new Star Wars trailer doesn’t come along very often. With the immense amount of hype and pressure placed upon Star Wars VII The Force Awakens - not to mention its distant release date - Matt & Jon decided to dedicate an entire bonus episode to their…
14 - 2014 Year in Review
Dec 22, 2014 • 49 min
Join Matt and Jon in this festive episode as they look back on the cinematic year that was 2014 and decide - live on the podcast - what their favourites and most disappointing films/trailers were!
13 - The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1
Dec 10, 2014 • 34 min
The Hunger Games films continue to raise ridiculously high amounts of money at the box office. At a glance, it’s easy to assume they’re standard Hollywood fare. Is it possible though, that there’s something a little deeper to explore in these movies other…
12 - Interstellar
Nov 26, 2014 • 58 min
Christopher Nolan’s science fiction epic has finally landed upon us (pun intended?). With an enourmous amount of hype and expectation preceding it, Interstellar has a lot to live up to.
11 - Whiplash
Nov 13, 2014 • 37 min
Whiplash: A drama centered around a music student with aspirations to become one of the best jazz drummers in history. It may not stir any great expectations to those of us who aren’t jazz obsessed, but the film has been almost universally praised by…
10 - Grave of the Fireflies
Oct 30, 2014 • 30 min
Matt and Jon take a slight trip back in time and discuss the 1988 Studio Ghibli animated classic Grave of the Fireflies.
09 - Gone Girl
Oct 16, 2014 • 44 min
The wait is over for the highly anticipated release of David Fincher’s thriller Gone Girl! Join Matt and Jon as they discuss the trailer, along with their concerns that it gives too much away.Later, upon its release, the guys return to the studio and…
08 - The Boxtrolls
Oct 1, 2014 • 38 min
The latest stop-motion animated feature from Laika - The Boxtrolls - has a lot to live up to. Laika’s two previous films, Coraline and Paranorman, were loved by both critics and fans for their incredible animation and captivating story. Is it possible for…
07 - Boyhood
Sep 23, 2014 • 41 min
In this episode, Matt and Jon discuss the highly anticipated Boyhood.
06 - Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 31, 2014 • 44 min
Matt and Jon discuss the four tonally varied trailers for the new Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. Later, after its release, they return to the studio and discuss the film itself.
05 - Snowpiercer
Aug 23, 2014 • 49 min
Matt and Jon discuss the strange, intriguing trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s latest film Snowpiercer. Later, after its release, they return to the studio and discuss the film itself.
04 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Aug 6, 2014 • 40 min
Expectations are high as Matt and Jon continue to catch up on 2014’s big summer films. This episode they share their love for the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer.
03 - How To Train Your Dragon 2
Jul 27, 2014 • 43 min
Matt and Jon discuss the seemingly spoiler-filled trailer for How To Train Your Dragon 2.Later, they return to the studio after the films release and discuss the movie itself.
02 - Edge of Tomorrow
Jul 18, 2014 • 40 min
Matt and Jon sit down to share their thoughts on the dark and moody trailer for the new Tom Cruise film Edge of Tomorrow.
01 - Godzilla (2014)
Jul 4, 2014 • 28 min
In this debut episode, Matt and Jon discuss the trailer for the highly anticipated Gareth Edwards Godzilla reboot.