For the third online edition of MK3D, Mark welcomes five fascinating guests to the screen to chat about their careers and current projects.
Mark kicks off the show with a Q&A, answering questions from the Patreon page. He reveals the theme of his new book, discusses remakes, and considers rewatching Kansas City (1996).
For ‘Coming Attractions’, Mark’s first guest is Sam Riley, a winner of the prestigious (“better than an Oscar!”) Kermode Award for his role in Control (2007). Sam discusses co-starring opposite Rosamund Pike as the physicists Pierre and Marie Curie in the new biopic Radioactive. He also hints at what to expect from the upcoming remake of Rebecca.
Next up are Fyzal Boulifa, writer and director of Lynn + Lucy, and Roxanne Scrimshaw, who plays Lynn. The film tells the story of two school friends who fall out when one loses her child. Fyzal reveals the inspiration behind his tragic tale and Roxanne talks about the experience of being cast in her first professional role.
As Noel Clarke‘s self-proclaimed “biggest fan” Mark is delighted to talk to him in the wake of the second season of the hit detective series Bulletproof, which Noel created and stars in. They look back at the successes and challenges of Noel’s career so far, from Kidulthood (2006) to Doctor Who to Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). And as Mark hails Noel as “a one man film industry”, Noel reveals why this phrase highlights pressing problems within the British film industry. Finally, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Noel discusses his own experiences of discrimination and racial profiling.
There is no shortage of brilliant guests as Mark welcomes Caitlin Moran to talk about her new, semi-autobiographical film, How To Build A Girl. Starring Beanie Feldstein as a working-class teenager from Wolverhampton, this coming-of-age story follows her boldly try to find her feet in the masculine world of ’90s music journalism. Caitlin cringes as Mark reminds her about the first time they met when she was just 16. She goes on to tell outlandish true stories behind How To Build A Girl and reveals that her next film will be sci fi with a twist.
Finally, ending with the usual celebration of sound and vision, Mark chooses a clip from Control showcasing Sam Riley’s unique rendition of Joy Division’s “Transmission”. For extended versions of tonight’s interviews, check out the Kermode On Film podcast on all platforms, or on Twitter and Instagram @kermodeonfilm.