Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema Season 1

Premiere Date, Episode List

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema season 1 started airing on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Subscribe below for season One fan alert to get a short reminder email the day of the season finale: Aug 14, 2018. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to where we’ll have season recap and discussion.

List of Episodes

S1E1 The Romcom

S1E2 The Heist

S1E3 Coming of Age

S1E4 Science Fiction

most recent episode S1E5 Horror

How many episodes are in season 1 of Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema?

The season consists of 5 episodes.


Film critic Mark Kermode presents a fresh and very personal look at the art of cinema by examining the techniques and conventions behind some classic genres: rom-coms, heist movies, coming of age stories, science fiction and horror. In each episode, Mark uncovers the ingredients needed to make a great genre film and keep audiences coming back for more.

Critics Reviews

    That’s not just a pithy comment, for two reasons. Firstly, although the series is based around the character of David Haller (Dan Stevens), an exceptionally powerful mutant, by the end of the first episode he’s joined up with a team who are based at an educational facility that teaches mutants how to use their powers, in part so they can fight for their rights against humans who want <...> - according to 100 Films in a Year [Richard Nelson]


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