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Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

BBC Four 2018

British film critic Mark Kermode presents his guide to cinema.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - S2E2

#1 - British History Movies

7.13

Season 2 - Episode 2

Sit back and enjoy a history lesson with a difference as Mark traces our national story as portrayed on the big screen. He’ll show why film-makers are repeatedly drawn to particular periods, themes and characters, whether it’s the frontier narrative of the Roman occupation, or the Mafia-like machinations of the Tudor court.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema from 16 votes.

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - S2E3

#2 - Spies

7.17

Season 2 - Episode 3

We’ll venture into a deadly world of jet-setting espionage, Cold War double agents and sinister conspiracies. Mark is the only person you can trust to share the secrets of surviving a spy movie, and to reveal the hidden forces that make this among the most thrilling of all cinema genres.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema from 12 votes.

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - S2E1

#3 - Superheroes

7.37

Season 2 - Episode 1

It’s the biggest genre of the moment, spawning record-breaking global hits. But as Mark explains, superheroes have a relationship with cinema that stretches back more than eight decades, and the genre taps deeply into timeless themes and storytelling traditions.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema from 19 votes.

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - S3E1

#4 - British Comedy

7.60

Season 3 - Episode 1

From side-splitting classics to overlooked gems, Mark Kermode shows how making fools of ourselves can make for seriously good cinema.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema from 5 votes.

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - S3E3

#5 - Cult Movies

7.67

Season 3 - Episode 3

Mark Kermode invites you on an entertaining journey into the weird and wonderful world of cult movies, filled with some of the strangest, most truly original and unexpected moments in cinema. Film-makers don’t decide what becomes a cult movie, argues Mark. We - the audience - do. Mark looks at the qualities a film needs to acquire cult status, and the main types of cult movie, from films that are so bad they’re good, to groundbreaking masterpieces of foreign language cinema. Some cult films set out to shock and break taboos; others are camp classics embraced by audiences who find new or hidden meanings in them. Mark also explores the strange phenomenon of cult films about actual cults, and looks at the future of cult cinema in an age when even the most obscure and offbeat movie is just a download away.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema from 6 votes.

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - S1E5
#6 - Horror
7.71
Season 1 - Episode 5

Mark Kermode reveals the cinematic tricks and techniques behind horror films.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema from 24 votes.

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - S3E2
#7 - Pop Music Movies
7.75
Season 3 - Episode 2

Rebellion, romance, anarchy, excitement. Mark shows how the fusion of pop music and movies are a double act like no other.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema from 4 votes.

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - S1E3
#8 - Coming of Age
7.90
Season 1 - Episode 3

Mark reveals the cinematic tricks and techniques behind coming of age films.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema from 20 votes.

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - S1E1
#9 - The Rom-Com
7.92
Season 1 - Episode 1

Mark Kermode examines the cinematic tricks involved in creating a classic romantic comedy.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema from 26 votes.

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema - S1E2
#10 - The Heist
8.04
Season 1 - Episode 2

Mark reveals the cinematic tricks and techniques behind classic heist movies.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema from 23 votes.

Last updated: jan 25, 2021

Comments

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I love cinema. And I have interest in how movies are made, why they are made and what were the intentions of the author. I always watch all the bonus features of a movie with keen interest. But I fell asleep several times while watching this show. Mark Kermode's monotone, lecturing talking style does that easily. Plus, he seemes to pick the movies to proof his pre-formed opinions. Critics oftentime do explain movies in a way that makes me think I haven't understand any movie I've ever watched. They are putting explanations in that I am not sure were there in the first place.

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I full on loved this series. Great examples with visualizations to follow along, great recommendations and comparisons too. It has started me watching lots more documentaries on the topic of film production and film history.

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