Joanna Hogg, Sing 2, A Journal for Jordan, The King’s Daughter, Amulet, Taming the Garden, Parallel Mothers and Flag Day.

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Joanna Hogg talks about her new film The Souvenir Part II. Mark reviews new animation Sing 2, about an anthropomorphic koala called Buster Moon and his friends who must persuade a reclusive rock star lion called Clay Calloway, played by Bono, to join them for the opening of a new show; Pedro Almodóvar directing Penelope Cruz and Rossy De Palma in Parallel Mothers, the story of two mothers who give birth on the same day; Amulet, about an ex-soldier, living homeless in London, and is offered a place to stay at a decaying house inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother; Flag Day, Sean Penn’s film about a father who lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and con man in order to provide for his daughter; Taming the Garden, a documentary following trees that are transported from the coast of the Republic of Georgia to the private garden of that country's former prime minister; Denzel Washington’s A Journal for Jordan, about a soldier who, before he is killed in action in Iraq, authors a journal for his son intended to tell him how to live a decent life despite growing up without a father; and the long-awaited The King’s Daughter, about King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leading him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force. Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release. Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’. Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app. We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment 00:00:00 Podcast starts 00:28:00 Top 10 00:53:00 Joanna Hogg 01:06:24 Taming the Garden 01:09:20 Amulet 01:23:02 Parallel Mothers 01:30:11 Flag Day 01:37:07 Sing 2 01:48:20 Journal for Jordan 01:51:46 The King's Daughter

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