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Film Stories with Simon Brew

Oct 8, 2018

In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at a pair of blockbusters that both hit troubles.

Eraser (1996) felt like an unexpected turning point in Arnold Schwarzenegger's career, and reportedly had a rather chaotic and bloated production.

World War Z (2013), meanwhile, had a whole new...


Oct 1, 2018

In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at a pair of comedies from the 1990s, one of which is more fondly remembered than the other.

Groundhog Day (1993) is one of the best comedies of the decade, but also, there were two offers to make the film, and one of them would have taken it down a much...


Sep 26, 2018

A Film Stories special podcast, where Simon talks about new opportunities he's trying to offer for both filmmakers, and people who want to write about film. Find out about them all here first - and if you're interested, please help spread the word!

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at


Sep 24, 2018

In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at two films of very different sizes!

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) was a film that came together - after years of umming and aahing - ridiculously quickly. And what's more, a main character was adding after filming had begun!

Then there's the...


Sep 20, 2018

In a special episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon chats with director Paul Feig about his new thriller, A Simple Favour

They chat about genre, Anna Kendrick, music, thrillers, and whether reviews and box office actually matter.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at