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“BRIT FLIX with Kelly, Paul and (Two Buck) Chuck!”
Former BBC Comedy star, Kelly Monteith and Host/Entertainer Paul Boland, review the best in classic British films – and films that feature British talent – all while enjoying a glass (or three) of Two Buck Chuck. Or, as one would say in Britain, ‘Two Quid Charles”. Don’t forget to suggest future films you’d like to see us review! PLUS Check Out our NEW “Movie Night with BritFlix”: Full movies followed by our reviews!
The Brit Flix Guys
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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION | Criticism of TV/FILM | EPS 17 & 18
BRIT FLIX EPISODE 18
THE THIRD MAN (1948)
Originally Streamed July 31, 2019
Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, “The Third Man” stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a “third man” present at the time of Harry’s death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry’s grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).
BRIT FLIX EPISODE 17
Originally Streamed: February 17, 2019
Audrey Hepburn stars as Regina Lampert, a woman who falls for a dashing Peter Joshua, played by Cary Grant, on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, then discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband’s World War II cronies, Tex (James Coburn), Scobie (George Kennedy) and Gideon (Ned Glass), who are after a quarter of a million dollars the quartet stole while behind enemy lines. But why does Peter keep changing his name? Paul and Kelly discuss this 1963 classic directed by Stanley Donen.
BRIT FLIX EPISODE 16
The Lady Killers
The Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedy crime film directed by Alexander Mackendrick for Ealing Studios. It stars Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Jack Warner and Katie Johnson as the old lady, Mrs. Wilberforce.William Rose wrote the screenplay, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay and won the BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay. He claimed to have dreamt the entire film and merely had to remember the details when he awoke.
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BRIT FLIX Episode 15
The Brit Flix Guys really enjoyed taking a look back at 1981’s Arthur. Written and directed by Steve Gordon. Starring Dudley Moore as the wealthy but lovable New York City playboy Arthur Bach who is perpetually drunk and completely rudderless. Dutifully supported by his sharp-tongued and quick-witted butler, Hobson – played brilliantly by John Gielgud who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor – Arthur reluctantly prepares to enter into an arranged marriage with heiress Susan Johnson (Jill Eikenberry). When he meets Linda Marolla (Liza Minnelli), a waitress from Queens, he falls head over heels in love, but if he backs out of his engagement with Susan, he may lose his fortune.
BRIT FLIX Episode 14
Lavender Hill Mob
The Lavender Hill Mob is a 1951 from Ealing Studios, written by T. E. B. Clarke, directed by Charles Crichton, starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway and featuring Sid James and Alfie Bass. The title refers to Lavender Hill, a street in Battersea, a district of South London, in the postcode district SW11, near to Clapham Junction railway station.
The British Film Institute ranked The Lavender Hill Mob the 17th greatest British film of all time. The original film was digitally restored and re-released to UK cinemas on 29 July 2011 to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
BRIT FLIX Episode 13
The Brit Flix guys salute one of the greatest comedies of all time, Young Frankenstein! British comedy actor, Marty Feldman joins Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman and Peter Boyle! Laugh along with Kelly Monteith, Paul Boland and Chuck, as we resurrect this comedy classic!
NEW ON BRIT FLIX! FULL MOVIE NIGHTS!
Join The Brit Flix Guys, Paul and Kelly, as they launch a NEW feature: Brit Flix: A Night @TheMovies where they will be streaming FULL movies! First up will be the classic 1946 Sherlock Holmes film, “Dressed To Kill” starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Also on the schedule will be Alfred Hitchcock’s “39 Steps” and the classic Cary Grant/Audrey Hepburn film, “Charade”. Grab a bucket of pop corn and join Kelly Monteith and Paul Boland as they uncork FULL movie versions of these classics.
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BRIT FLIX Episode 12
It’s holiday time for the Brit Flix Guys and all is not mistletoe and egg nog for Kelly and Paul who seem to be on opposite sides of the opinion poll where “Love Actually” is concerned. Richard Curtis directs an all-star British cast in a story of nine intertwined lives which examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: LOVE. Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Martine McCutcheon and Laura Linney (the lone American) make-up this incredibly talented cast. What does Paul and Kelly think of Love Actually? You won’t believe it!
BRIT FLIX Episode 11
“The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Starring: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg and William Hartnell
Directed By: Jack Arnold
An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don’t go according to plan.
BRIT FLIX Episode 10
In this episode Kelly and Paul take a look at two Michael Powell classics.
“A Matter of Life and Death” and “Peeping Tom”
“Matter of Life and Death” Starring: David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kim Hunter and Marius Goring.
Directed By: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
British Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is on his way home to England from a World War II bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane into the ocean, he contacts June (Kim Hunter), an Allied radio operator with whom he shares what he believes to be his final moments on Earth. But Peter survives, finds June and they fall in love. A problem arises when a divine messenger (Marius Goring) arrives to escort Peter to heaven to rectify his wrongful survival.
“Peeping Tom” Starring: Carl Boehm, Anna Massey
Directed By: Michael Powell
Loner Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm) works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he’s making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen (Anna Massey), the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he tells her vaguely about the movie he is making. She sneaks into Mark’s apartment to watch it and is horrified by what she sees — especially when Mark catches her.
Congratulations Paul and Kelly!
2015 & 2014 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award FINALISTS
“Best Broadcast Critics”
BRIT FLIX CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
A bit of holiday cheer from the Brit Flix Guys discuss the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol starring Alistair Sim!
“A Christmas Carol”
Starring: Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Michael Hordern
Directed By: Brian Desmond Hurst
Crotchety Victorian businessman Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) has no use for festivity, even at Christmas. After resentfully allowing timid clerk Bob Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) to have the holiday to spend with his loving wife (Hermione Baddeley) and family, Scrooge is swept into a nightmare. The ghost of his late partner, Jacob Marley (Michael Hordern), appears, warning that Ebenezer will be visited by three more spirits who will show the coldhearted man the error of his parsimonious behavior.
BRIT FLIX Episode 8
“Withnail and I”
Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann
Directed By: Bruce Robinson
Two out-of-work actors…anxious, luckless Marwood (Paul McGann) and his acerbic alcoholic friend, Withnail (Richard E. Grant)…spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday ‘by mistake’ at the country house of Withnail’s flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty (Harry Potter’s Richard Griffiths), they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.
SoCal Journalism WINNER, NAEJ Award NOMINEE
BRIT FLIX Episode 7
“Monty Python & The Holy Grail”
Starring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and
Eric Idle and More!
Directed By: Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.
NAEJ Award Nominee
BRIT FLIX Episode 6
Starring: Albert Finney
Directed By: Tony Richardson
Tom Jones (Albert Finney), a bastard foundling raised by the kindly Squire Allworthy (George Devine), loves the beautiful Sophie Western (Susannah York), but cannot marry her due to the difference in their stations. When the villainous Blifil (David Warner) tricks the squire into casting Tom out of his household, the young man goes forth into the world on a series of high-spirited adventures, including heroic sword fights, mistaken identities, good deeds and lusty women.
NAEJ Award NOMINEE
BRIT FLIX Episode 5
(First Streamed: Nov. 17, 2014)
Starring: Michael Caine
Directed By: Lewis Gilbert
Set in postwar London, “Alfie” features Michael Caine as a chauffeur bent on promiscuity. After impregnating his girlfriend he takes off on vacation. He continues his life of womanizing, but he can’t hide forever. A misfortune strikes and Alfie is forced to face the product of his ways.
BRIT FLIX Episode 4
(First Streamed: Oct. 5, 2014)
“The Captains Paradise”
Starring: Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo
Directed By: Anthony Kimmins
Captain Henry St. James (Alec Guinness) heads a ferryboat that regularly moves between Gibraltar and North Africa, and he has a different life in each location. In Gibraltar, he is married to Maud (Celia Johnson), a subdued and dedicated housewife. In Morocco, he has another wife, the tempestuous Nita (Yvonne De Carlo), who enjoys the fast-paced nightlife. Henry enjoys this arrangement, with neither woman knowing of the other, until both women become dissatisfied with their one-sided lives.
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BRIT FLIX Episode 3
(First Streamed: Aug. 13, 2014)
“Kind Hearts and Coronets”
Starring: Alec Guinness
Directed By: Robert Hamer
When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother’s death by attempting to murder every family member (all played by Alec Guinness) who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love (Joan Greenwood) and the widow of one of his victims (Valerie Hobson), his plans go awry.
BRIT FLIX Episode 2
“School for Scoundrels”
Starring: Alastair Sim, Terry-Thomas Directed
By: Robert Hamer
A school that teaches one-upmanship enables a chronic loser (Ian Carmichael) to embarrass a rival (Terry-Thomas) and woo the woman he loves.
BRIT FLIX Episode 1
“A Hard Days Night”
Starring: The Beatles
Directed By: Richard Lester
The Beatles in their feature film debut, one of the greatest rock-and-roll comedy adventures ever. The film has a fully restored negative and digitally restored soundtrack. The film takes on the just-left-of-reality style of mock-documentary, following “a day in the life” of John, Paul, George, and Ringo as fame takes them by storm.