A big fortnight, as not only is it Christmas, but there’s a new Star Wars film out! Fortunately, the new Moderate Fantasy Violence format has two sections for just such occasions.
Before the main features, though, we talk about our recent consumptions – Moon Dust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth by Andrew Smith and new movie The Disaster Artist. Both hosts have seen the latter, so that breaks out into a bit of a mini-review.
Then, at last, Nick and Alastair review Star Wars: The Last Jedi (8:16), the eighth episode in the decades-spanning saga and perhaps the most controversial one since the franchise returns in its current Disney incarnation. Where do they stand on all the big issues? (And beware, it’ll take full spoilers to get to the bottom of this.)
And then it’s Christmas party time, as our festive heroes ask: what makes a great Christmas film? (30:28) And will it still seem quite so jolly once Team MFV have analysed it to death? Only one way to find out.