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Barbican Cinema

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From the iconic to the independent, art-house to the award-winning, listen to our incredible archive of ScreenTalks and discussions from the most unique film programme in London

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From the iconic to the independent, art-house to the award-winning, listen to our incredible archive of ScreenTalks and discussions from the most unique film programme in London

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It’s good but too many phone call-ins with bad audio

By masterbluestar - Dec 13 2015
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I generally like this podcast but they’re having people call in and mumble on bad phone lines with bad audio which is really hard to listen to and enjoy. They need to have more live people come in a do a recording in the studio.

iTunes Ratings

5 Ratings
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3
1
0
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1

It’s good but too many phone call-ins with bad audio

By masterbluestar - Dec 13 2015
Read more
I generally like this podcast but they’re having people call in and mumble on bad phone lines with bad audio which is really hard to listen to and enjoy. They need to have more live people come in a do a recording in the studio.
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Barbican Cinema

Latest release on Jun 26, 2019

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From the iconic to the independent, art-house to the award-winning, listen to our incredible archive of ScreenTalks and discussions from the most unique film programme in London

Rank #1: Barbican Film: Brady Corbet / The Childhood of a Leader

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We catch up with the actor Brady Corbet (Mysterious Skin, Funny Games) to talk about his directorial debut, the dramatic story of a young boy who grows up to be a tyrant. The excellent cast includes Liam Cunningham, Berenice Bejo and Stacy Martin, and there’s an astonishing score by the great Scott Walker.

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Aug 19 2016

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Rank #2: March 2015: The Face of an Angel, Cinderella, Focus Film Festival 2015 and Hip-Hop Matters

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This month, we talk to composer Harry Escott about making music for Michael Winterbottom's The Face of an Angel; introduce Focus Film Festival 2015, programmed for teens; and find out why Hip-Hop Matters with BFI’s Dylan Cave and journalist Emerson Forde. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 05 2015

30mins

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Rank #3: Lynne Ramsay / You Were Never Really Here

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Living legend of British cinema Lynne Ramsay joins us to talk about this year’s release You Were Never Really Here, her process of adaptation, working with Joaquin Phoenix, and what she’s up to next.

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Aug 15 2018

14mins

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Rank #4: Claire Denis / Let the Sunshine In

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Legendary French director Claire Denis joins us to discuss the many kinds of love we experience in life, and the refusal to settle, explored in her latest film, Let the Sunshine In, starring Juliette Binoche.

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Apr 11 2018

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Rank #5: Mia Goth / Suspiria

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Acclaimed Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino follows up with something entirely different, a reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1970s horror classic. We speak to British actor Mia Goth who stars as one of dancers at a Berlin company with some very dark secrets.


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Nov 21 2018

13mins

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Rank #6: Jennifer Peedom / Mountain

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We talk to director Jennifer Peedom about what drew her to the mountains, how she gathered the footage, and collaborating with Robert MacFarlane and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. 

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Dec 08 2017

9mins

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Rank #7: December 2014: Paddington, Mania Akbari and alternative Christmas films

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We discover the origins of London’s most loved bear, Paddington; speak to Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari about cine-letters and living in exile; and we round up the best alternative Christmas films for the season, including our own Freezing Cold Movies For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 28 2014

28mins

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Rank #8: Amma Asante/A United Kingdom & Petr Václav/We Are Never Alone

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We talk to Amma Asante about her epic story of love, politics and race starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, and Czech director Petr Václav tells us about his black comedy, set in a small Czech town inhabited by a cast of strange and bizarre characters.

Plus, we caught up with Paul Schrader, Maren Ade and Olivier Assayas to finish our London Film Festival overview. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 16 2016

21mins

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Rank #9: Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman/ Loving Vincent

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We catch up with the co-directors to find out how they accomplished the creation of the first painted feature film, recasting the death of Van Gogh as a murder mystery and why someone flew from Japan to London just for a chance at taking part.

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Oct 11 2017

14mins

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Rank #10: All about Anomalisa with Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

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We spoke to co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson about their amazing Oscar-nominated animated film. In Anomalisa, David Thewlis and Jennifer Jason Leigh play two lost souls finding each other in a sea of similar faces (all played by Tom Noonan.) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 10 2016

14mins

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Rank #11: Louis Garrel & Stacy Martin / Redoubtable

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This week, we meet the lead actors in Redoubtable, the Jean-Luc Godard biopic: Louis Garrel, who plays the master of the French New Wave himself, and Stacy Martin, who plays the 17-year-old actress Anne Wiazamesky, who enters Godard’s life in the midst of his existential crisis before they fall in love and elope.

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May 09 2018

11mins

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Rank #12: Michael Giacchino / Up!

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To coincide with the release of Pixar’s Incredibles 2, we delve into our ScreenTalk archive and hear from the film’s composer, Michael Giacchino. In October 2017, the Barbican hosted Giacchino in conversation following a screening of Up!, for which he won the Best Original Score Oscar®.

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Jul 18 2018

25mins

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Rank #13: April 2015: Noah Baumbach, Jon Ronson, Ruben Östlund, This Made Me Laugh and ReCollections

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We talk to Noah Baumbach about smart comedy While We’re Young starring Ben Stiller and Adam Driver; Ruben Östlund discusses avalanche drama Force Majeure; Jon Ronson talks comedy and we explore collecting with Zoe Mendelson and Johanna Sunder-Plassmann. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 31 2015

36mins

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Rank #14: Nuri Bilge Ceylan / The Wild Pear Tree

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We speak to director Nuri Bilge Ceylan about his latest film – an engrossing portrait of a young Turkish writer at odds with his hometown and family.

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Nov 30 2018

14mins

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Rank #15: Ruben Östlund / The Square

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Swedish director Ruben Östlund discusses the concept behind his audacious Best Foreign Language Film-nominated work The Square, and the contribution that stars such as Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West brought to the set.

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Feb 28 2018

12mins

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Rank #16: ScreenTalk Archive: Amma Asante / Belle

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The most high profile black female director working today, Amma Asante made her directorial debut in 2004 with, A Way of Life, winning her 17 international awards including a BAFTA for ‘Outstanding Debut by a British Filmmaker’. More recently, she won the hearts of critics and audiences with her interracial love story, A United Kingdom.

In this ScreenTalk, Asante talks to film critic Catherine Bray about her second feature, costume drama, Belle.
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Jan 23 2017

28mins

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Rank #17: Craig Gillespie and Steven Rogers / I, Tonya

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We talk to director Craig Gillespie and writer Steven Rogers about how they pulled off the Winter Olympics stunts and Allison Janney's BAFTA-winning performance.

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Feb 21 2018

14mins

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Rank #18: Nicholas Hault, Joe Alwyn & Mark Gatiss / The Favourite

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We speak with three male actors who make up the supporting cast of Yorgos Lanthimos’ weird and wonderful period romp The Favourite. Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Mark Gatiss dish on the creation of this Oscar® season favourite and what it’s like to see Olivia Colman at work.

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Jan 04 2019

15mins

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Rank #19: June 2016 Special: Love & Friendship with Kate Beckinsale

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To mark the release of Whit Stillman’s hilarious Jane Austen adaptation, Love & Friendship, we caught up with actress Kate Beckinsale, who stars as the silver-tongued Lady Susan, a recently windowed socialite who is after a rich, advantageous match for both her daughter and herself. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 01 2016

16mins

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Rank #20: Charlie Plummer / Lean on Pete

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We speak to emerging actor Charlie Plummer about his role in horse drama Lean on Pete alongside Steve BuscemiLatest from director Andrew Haigh (director of Weekend and 45 Years), our podcast host Ben Eshmade describes the film as 'a beautiful piece of cinema … wide-eyed wonder'.

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Apr 24 2018

14mins

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In Fabric/Peter Strickland

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British auteur Peter Strickland joins us to discuss his new strange tale about a haunted red dress. He tells us how he was inspired by charity shops, how he realised there was a comic thread running through the story, Marianne Jean Baptiste’s ‘elevated’ performance and the peculiar foibles of living in England. 

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Jun 26 2019

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High Life/Claire Denis

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We catch up with the inimitable Claire Denis on the release of her new sci-fi – and first English language – feature, to discuss why no-one is ever really innocent, which classic sci-fi films she was (and wasn’t) inspired by, and why there aren’t ever villains in her films. 

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May 12 2019

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Science on Screen: Whiplash / Professor Elaine Chew

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What does our heartbeat have to do with Damian Chazelle’s film Whiplash? We speak with Professor Elaine Chew, to better understand how music and rhythm allows us to study heartbeats, why music moves us and the influence of our internal rhythm. Presented in partnership with the London Mathematical Laboratory

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May 01 2019

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Yuli / Paul Laverty

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Ahead of the release of the new film on ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, we talk with the I, Daniel Blake screenwriter Paul Laverty about why traditional biographies are boring, the remarkable vitality of Cuba, how he used his own experience to inform Acosta’s story, working across cultures, and the most important thing he learnt from filmmaker Ken Loach. 

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Apr 03 2019

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Ralph Fiennes and Oleg Iveko / The White Crow

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We sit down with Ralph Fiennes, who acts, directs and produces this new film about legendary Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev and star of the film, ballet dancer-turned-actor Oleg Ivenko to discuss the artists’ vocation, how Nureyev’s defection was personal rather than political and why Fiennes had to fight to cast the dancer he wanted. 

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Mar 20 2019

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Young Programmer Yassmine Betioui & Joshua Magor / We Are Thankful

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One of the Young Programmers curating this year’s Chronic Youth Film Festival, guest host Yassmine Betioui speaks with We Are Thankful director Joshua Magor about his unique docu-drama charting Joshua’s encounter with a young aspiring actor.

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Feb 20 2019

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Regina King / If Beale Street Could Talk

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We speak to Regina King about her Oscar-nominated role in Barry Jenkins's sumptuous adaptation of James Baldwin's novel of love and prejudice in 1970s New York.

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Feb 13 2019

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Nadine Labaki / Capernaum

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We talk with Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki, the only female director nominated at this year’s Oscars, about her Best Foreign Language Film-nominated Capernaum, a deeply human story of a boy who is suing his parents for bringing him into a poverty-stricken life of suffering.

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Feb 11 2019

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Richard E. Grant / Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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We talk with Richard E. Grant on the day of his Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, in which he plays the best friend to Melissa McCarthy’s Lee Israel, a celebrity biographer who falls on hard times.

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Jan 30 2019

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Jon S. Baird / Stan & Ollie

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We speak to Scottish director Jon S. Baird about taking on the story of Laurel and Hardy, cinema’s greatest comedic duo, in Stan & Ollie, starring John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan in titular roles.

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Jan 09 2019

13mins

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Wash Westmoreland / Colette

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The prolific director of Still Alice, Wash Westmoreland’s latest feature is a sensual biopic of 19th century writer Colette. He talks to us about Keira Knightley’s love of period films, the film’s unusual score, and his motivation to tell the story of a woman fighting for her place in a creative industry in the wake of the #metoo movement.

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Jan 08 2019

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Nicholas Hault, Joe Alwyn & Mark Gatiss / The Favourite

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We speak with three male actors who make up the supporting cast of Yorgos Lanthimos’ weird and wonderful period romp The Favourite. Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Mark Gatiss dish on the creation of this Oscar® season favourite and what it’s like to see Olivia Colman at work.

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Jan 04 2019

15mins

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Craig William Macneill / Lizzie

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We speak to director Craig William Macneill about the enduring power of Lizzie Borden, and how to humanise the woman behind the almost mythic violence.

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Dec 12 2018

9mins

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David Lowery / The Old Man and the Gun

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Rising star David Lowery (A Ghost Story) speak to us about directing Robert Redford in what he claims is his last acting role, in The Old Man and The Gun, the story of a 70-year-old jailbreaker who embarks on a series of unprecedented heists.

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Dec 05 2018

15mins

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan / The Wild Pear Tree

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We speak to director Nuri Bilge Ceylan about his latest film – an engrossing portrait of a young Turkish writer at odds with his hometown and family.

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Nov 30 2018

14mins

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Sebastián Lelio / Disobedience

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We speak with Sebastián Lelio, the Oscar®-winning director of A Fantastic Woman, on his latest film: the story of a New York photographer (Rachel Weisz) who returns home to North London Orthodox Jewish community than shunned her.

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Nov 30 2018

15mins

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Mia Goth / Suspiria

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Acclaimed Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino follows up with something entirely different, a reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1970s horror classic. We speak to British actor Mia Goth who stars as one of dancers at a Berlin company with some very dark secrets.


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Nov 21 2018

13mins

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Paul Dano / Wildlife

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This week we speak to actor-turned-director Paul Dano on his searing portrait of family problems 1960s Montana starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. His impressive directorial debut was co-written by his wife Zoe Kazan.

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Nov 14 2018

15mins

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Mike Leigh / Peterloo

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Legendary British director Mike Leigh is our guest this week, to discuss his ambitious historical epic Peterloo, depicting a little-known massacre by British forces on a peaceful protest in set in Manchester.

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Oct 31 2018

13mins

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Matteo Garrone / Dogman

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This week Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah) tells us about his latest film, a stunning Cannes-winning depiction of working class Italy told through the eyes of gentle dog groomer who becomes involved with a violent boxer who terrorises the neighbourhood. 

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Oct 17 2018

12mins

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iTunes Ratings

5 Ratings
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1

It’s good but too many phone call-ins with bad audio

By masterbluestar - Dec 13 2015
Read more
I generally like this podcast but they’re having people call in and mumble on bad phone lines with bad audio which is really hard to listen to and enjoy. They need to have more live people come in a do a recording in the studio.