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Cinema Royale

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The official podcast of BFCA and WAFCA film critic, Travis Hopson!

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On this week's Cinema Royale, we're talking Suicide Squad spinoff BIRDS OF PREY, and why the return of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn may have been stumped by toxic masculinity. Plus we've got major updates on DOCTOR... more

On this week's show, we're talking about the Blake Lively revenge thriller THE RHYTHM SECTION, the first non-007 movie from the James Bond producers. Does this increase or hurt the chances of their ever being a female Bond... more

Travis Hopson talks with writer/director Justin Simien from the Sundance Film Festival about his latest film, the horror satire BAD HAIR! Simien talks about everything that has changed since his directorial debut, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE,... more

Travis flies solo on this abbreviated episode of Cinema Royale. Martin Lawrence was finally able to convince Will Smith to retrn for BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, but was the wait worth it? While Robert Downey Jr.'s passion project DOLITTLE finally... more

It's the first show of the new year, and the perfect time to look back at the best and worst movies of 2019! Plus, we'll talk about what some of the top movies of the past decade were, along with a review of THE GRUDGE reboot, and lots... more

Travis Hopson talks with Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns about their groundbreaking WWI film 1917, the difficulties shooting in one continuous take, and the lessons learned from... more

If there was anything that could get Cinema Royale back to doing full episodes, it was the end of the Skywalker Saga! The Punch Drunk Critics, Travis Hopson and John Nolan breakdown Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, what worked, what... more

Oscar nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten joins Travis Hopson and Tim Gordon to talk about his latest film, THE TWO POPES, starring screen legends Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. They play Pope Francis and Pope... more

In a special interview, Travis Hopson and Tim Gordon talked with WAVES director Trey Edward Shults, along with stars Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Taylor Russell about their acclaimed drama. The film also stars Sterling K. Brown, Renee Elise... more