FMP Ep. 057 – ‘Skyfall’ / ‘Lincoln’

Lincoln, Skyfall Podcast (2012)

Alex and Phil review two films about men in charge on this week’s episode. The first is Skyfall, the 23rd installment in the James Bond franchise and the second is Lincoln from Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis. Included is a conversation on what makes a good Bond villain and a slight disagreement over the direction for the Bond series. We also announce the winners of the recent Thanksgiveaway contests.

Show Schedule:

  • 00:32 – 02:47 – Introduction
  • 02:47 – 25:10 – Review of Skyfall
  • 27:08 – 36:51 – Contest Winners and Question of the Week
  • 37:40 – 57:24 – Review of Lincoln
  • 59:04 – 1:03:53 – Contact Information and Recommendations


  • Music for Episode 57 was from various Bond movie theme songs.
  • Tracks included “Skyfall” by Adele, “Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey, “A View to a Kill” by Duran Duran, and “Thunderball” by Tom Jones.

Show Notes:

  • Read Justin Jagoe’s review of Lincoln here.
  • We would love you to review us on iTunes.

Question of the Week:

  • Which December release are you most anticipating? [Vote in the Poll]

Next Week:

  • Next week we will be reviewing the new film Holy Motors.
  • We will also be discussing the current state of the Oscar race.

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  • I can’t wait for the next episode, Holy Motors is my favorite movie of the year so far.

  • I swear, one of these days I’m going to sit down and listen to every Film Misery podcast and give a ranked list, maybe for the two year anniversary? You guys do the most spectacular work keeping the conversation going and not avoiding the tough questions.

    I actually enjoyed ‘Skyfall’ for all those playful touches. The light relationship with Naomie Harris, the prickly transgressions between Judi Dench and Daniel Craig, and the hilariously inserted Komodo Dragons.

    I agree with many of the things you had to say about ‘Lincoln’, though the events of the film felt rather preempted to me. The stakes weren’t raised enough in my opinion, and that cost the film its ultimate payoff at the very end if you ask me. I also don’t like the way Lincoln’s death was portrayed so insensitively, also like an afterthought. In the interest of keeping the peace, though, I’ll spare you my vicious Sally Field rant.

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