Cate Blanchett, Babylon, Holy Spider, More Than Ever & Alice Darling

Kermode & Mayo’s Take

Jan 20 2023 • 1 hr 18 mins

Cate Blanchett is the star of  ‘Tár’ and is tipped to win big at the awards this year; in this episode you’ll hear Cate talk to Simon about the impact the film has had on her. Mark reviews Damien Chazelle’s latest film ‘Babylon’ - set in the decedent and depraved world of 1920’s Hollywood, ‘Holy Spider’ a Persian-language crime thriller directed by Iranian director Ali Abbasi, ‘More than Ever’ -  a heartfelt drama starring Vicky Krieps and Gaspard Ulliel in the penultimate film before his death, and ‘Alice Darling’ - directed by Mary Nighy, and starring Anna Kendrick - the film tells the story of a young woman who is pushed to the brink by her psychologically abusive boyfriend.    Time Codes (relevant only when you are part of the Vanguard):   09:55 Alice, Darling Review  18:44 Box Office Top 10  35:12 Cate Blanchett interview  51:58 Laughter Lift   53:55 Holy Spider Review   58:23 More Than Ever Review  01:02:04 What’s On  01:03:45 Babylon Review     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