Brendan Fraser, Darren Aronofsky, The Whale, Knock at the Cabin, EO, & Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Kermode & Mayo’s Take

Feb 3 2023 • 1 hr 20 mins

Telegraph critic Robbie Collin stands in for Simon this week as he’s unwell. Mark reviews ‘EO,’ Jerzy Skolimowski’s harrowing new film about a donkey that encounters happiness and sorrow along his journey through life, ‘Knock at the Cabin’ - M Night Shyamalan’s apocalyptic film – which tells the story of a same sex couple who are held hostage and asked to make an unthinkable choice, from the Shrek family ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Florence Pugh, and ‘The Whale’ - adapted from stage to screen, the film tells the sad tale of a reclusive and obese man named Charlie who wishes to reconnect with his estranged daughter. You can also hear Simon’s interview with The Whale actor, Brendan Fraser, and director, Darren Aronofsky, with more from them both in Take 2. Mark and Robbie go through this week’s Top 10 and your correspondence. Time Codes (relevant only when you are part of the Vanguard): 10:55 EO Review 18:00 Box Office Top 10 36:20 Darren Aronofsky and Brendan Fraser 48:29 The Whale Review 57:44 Laughter Lift 01:00:28 Knock at the Cabin Review 01:07:43 What’s On 01:09:09 Puss in Boots: The Last Wish EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! You can contact the show by emailing or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at and follow us @sonypodcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email Learn more about your ad choices. Visit