This fortnight, Nick and Alastair are back to scraping at the cultural coalface of this pandemic era – Netflix movies! Specifically, Space Sweepers and The Dig.
But first, Alastair’s begun his annual Oscar movies viewing festival with Minari, while Nick’s trying to read prose again, beginning with Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, House of Government by Yuri Slezkine and A Closed And Common Orbit by Becky Chambers.
Then it’s away to the outer reaches of the galaxy with Space Sweepers (11:01), the new Netflix space movie for fans of family-friendly adventures yet also sudden death.
Lastly, they get down and dirty with The Dig (26:40), an emotionally affecting period archaeology movie with bonus sexual tension. If you’d like to check out the very good Book to Screen Club podcast episode Nick mentions and get a little more about the film’s context in both book and reality, their show is available from these links.