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The Screen Show

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Reviews and in-depth conversations with leading film and TV directors, actors and screenwriters from Australia and around the world.

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Reviews and in-depth conversations with leading film and TV directors, actors and screenwriters from Australia and around the world.

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The Screen Show

Latest release on Jan 15, 2020

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Reviews and in-depth conversations with leading film and TV directors, actors and screenwriters from Australia and around the world.

Rank #1: The Screen Show 9 May

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Director of the sublime Australian film Acute Misfortune joins us in the studio. Lauren Carroll Harris checks out the new season of British comedy Fleabag. An interview with Bulgarian filmmakers Milko Lazarov and Veselka Kiryakova about arctic love story Ága, and Jason Di Rosso reviews The Hustle.

May 09 2019

53mins

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Rank #2: Jordan Peele's Us, Gregg Araki on Now Apocalypse, Disney's takeover of Fox, Apple TV +

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A panel discussion on Get Out director Jordan Peele's new film Us, a psychological horror that follows a family faced with a group of evil doppelgangers. We talk with highly acclaimed director Gregg Araki about his new TV series Now Apocalypse. Plus, a discussion on Disney's takeover of 21st Century Fox and the launch of Apple TV +.

Mar 27 2019

54mins

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Rank #3: Nadav Lapid on Synonyms, Modern Love, Dark Arts, Pain and Glory

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French-Israeli drama Synonyms won the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. Jason speaks to director Nadav Lapid about his work in which a young Israeli man travels to Paris to flee his nationality. Lauren checks out Modern Love, an anthology series based on The New York Times beloved column that sees the rom-com genre firmly placing itself in the TV landscape, film curator at the Art Gallery of New South Wales talks about their latest series, and Jason reviews Pedro Almodóvar's Pain and Glory.

Oct 30 2019

54mins

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Rank #4: Joel Edgerton in The King, Nostalgia, Reg Watson, Sophie Hyde

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Joel Edgerton talks about historical drama The King, which he co-wrote with David Michôd and also stars in, about a wayward English prince played by Timothée Chalamet who is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father's death. Lauren Carroll Harris presents a package on how nostalgia is shaping the television landscape, and director Sophie Hyde reveals a pretty indie Top Shelf of film.

Oct 16 2019

53mins

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Rank #5: The Crown, By the Grace of God, Judy and Punch, Dylan River

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We look at Netflix's new season of The Crown which released this week with an entirely new cast and in a new time in history. Jason reviews François Ozon's By the Grace of God which follows three survivors of a Catholic priest's abuse. An interview with Australian director Mirrah Foulkes about her debut feature Judy and Punch, and filmmaker Dylan River shares his Top Shelf.

Nov 20 2019

53mins

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Rank #6: Ken Loach, The Irishman, Morning Wars

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This week, British director Ken Loach talks about his new film set in the dog eat dog world of the gig economy. Jason reviews Martin Scorsese's mob epic The Irishman, a film that makes most sense as a late career exploration of some of Scorsese's life long obsessions, and with Apple TV+ the latest streaming platform launching in an increasingly competitive market, TV Critic Lauren Carroll Harris will be discussing the studio's flagship show Morning Wars.

Nov 13 2019

53mins

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Rank #7: Martin Scorsese, James McAvoy, Armistead Maupin, Julianne Moore

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Daniel Browning presents the program this week as we revisit highlights from the year including interviews with Hollywood stars James McAvoy and Julianne Moore, and the creator of Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin. We've also dug into the archives to bring you Jason Di Rosso's 2017 interview with veteran director Martin Scorsese.

Nov 06 2019

52mins

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Rank #8: Mindhunter, Bruce Lee, Dogman, Lulu Wang

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Jason Di Rosso reviews Dogman, a new Italian thriller about an unassuming dog groomer who goes feral on a neighbourhood thug. An interview with Bruce Lee biographer Matthew Polly about what made Lee such an important figure in the history of action movies, and Lauren Carroll Harris on Netflix's serial killer thriller Mindhunter.

Aug 22 2019

54mins

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Rank #9: Unbelievable, Ad Astra, Birds of Passage

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A look at new Netflix series Unbelievable, a fact-based drama about the costs of not believing rape survivors starring Toni Collette. Jason reviews James Gray's space thriller Ad Astra with Brad Pitt in the lead on a mission across an unforgiving solar system, and Oscar nominated director Ciro Guerra speaks about his new film Birds of Passage, a sweeping crime drama about the Colombian drug trade.

Sep 19 2019

54mins

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Rank #10: Elia Suleiman, Succession, Senses of Cinema, Blinded by the Light

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Palestinian director Elia Suleiman talks about his latest film It Must Be Heaven, an elegant, inventive work and the opening night film at the Palestinian Film Festival. Lauren and Jason on the stunning season finale of HBO's grand melodrama Succession. A lookback at the last decade in film with the editors of the Senses of Cinema film journal, and a review of Gurinder Chadha's coming of age film Blinded by the Light.

Oct 23 2019

54mins

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Rank #11: Kore-eda Hirokazu, The Commons, The Two Popes

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Cannes winning director Kore-eda Hirokazu talks about his film The Truth, his first film set outside of Japan with a cast including Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke. Brazilian film director Fernando Meirelles on The Two Popes, a bio-drama set behind the Vatican Walls, and Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt.

Dec 04 2019

53mins

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Rank #12: The Screen Show

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Today, a deep dive into Game of Thrones.

Our expert panel -- food writer and mega-fan Adam Liaw, and Fairfax critic Craig Mathiesen join TV critic Lauren Carroll Harris and host Jason Di Rosso to dissect the GOT super-industry, where the fantasy genre is going next, and whether endings always do violence to stories. And we talk to Pia Borg--Australia's only filmmaker whose work screened at Cannes this year, about her short film, Panic.

May 23 2019

53mins

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Rank #13: Hotel Mumbai, Solange, Sometimes Always Never

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An interview with director Anthony Maras and star Dev Patel about the new Australian film Hotel Mumbai. We take a look at a new experimental film from artist Solange, which reflects the way the music industry is changing its approach to the moving image. Marcus Graham reveals his Top Shelf, and a review of Sometimes Always Never, the debut film of Carl Hunter, starring Bill Nighy.

Mar 13 2019

54mins

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Rank #14: The Nightingale, Succession, Amazing Grace

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In this episode, we meet the director and star of The Nightingale, the internationally acclaimed, bloody and horrific colonial thriller set in Tasmania that has divided local audiences. A discussion on Amazing Grace, the concert film Aretha Franklin didn't want audiences to see, and we look at Succession, HBO's satire of big money and mean family starring Australia's Sarah Snook.

Aug 29 2019

53mins

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Rank #15: Terry Gilliam, Pen15, Geraldine Hakewill

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Terry Gilliam joins us to talk about directing The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a film plagued with disaster. We meet the creators and stars of teen comedy Pen15, and Australian actor Geraldine Hakewill shares her Top Shelf of film and TV.

Apr 11 2019

53mins

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Rank #16: Joker, The Politician, Michal Aviad, Joe Murphy

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Jason reviews problematic thriller Joker, an origin story that follows Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City. A discussion on Netflix's new big release The Politician, with a star-studded cast it highlights high school as the perfect breeding ground for politics, and an interview with Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad about her unsettling drama Working Woman.

Oct 03 2019

55mins

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Rank #17: Pet Sematary, Round the Twist, Awavena, Vale Agnes Varda

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A critics panel on the latest film adaptation of Stephen King's eighties horror novel Pet Sematary. Lauren Carroll Harris looks back at groundbreakiing Australian kids TV show Round the Twist with its creator Paul Jennings, Emmy award winning artist and director Lynette Wallworth on her VR work Awavena, and Vale Agnes Varda, a leading figure of the French New Wave.

Apr 03 2019

54mins

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Rank #18: Timothy Spall, Watchmen, Knives Out, Abe Forsythe

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Actor Timothy Spall talks about his role in Mrs Lowry and Son, a bio-drama chronicling the life of artist L. S. Lowry. Osman Faruqi discusses HBO's take on superhero comic series Watchmen, a review of Hollywood Blockbuster Knives Out, and Abe Forsythe's top shelf.

Nov 27 2019

53mins

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Rank #19: James McAvoy, The Farewell, Lulu Wang, American Factory

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Hollywood star James McAvoy talks about his role in IT: Chapter 2 and reveals what it was like meeting and working with Stephen King. Jason Di Rosso reviews The Farewell, Lulu Wang's beautiful film about family, grief and migration, and Lulu Wang tells us about some screen works that have inspired her. Lauren Carroll Harris, Jason Di Rosso and guest critic Eric Hynes talk American Factory, the first film acquired by Barack and Michelle Obama's film company.

Sep 05 2019

53mins

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Rank #20: The Screen show 16 May

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We talk to film Maker Mike Leigh about his new film Peterloo, how well the story is known and what it might speak to in our contemporary political landscape.

And a new version of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 is streaming on Stan.

How does it stack up against the orginal film made in 1970?

May 16 2019

53mins

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Renee Zellweger, Joel Edgerton, Total Control, RJ Mitte

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In a summer highlights edition Renee Zellweger talks about her dazzling performance as Judy Garland in the biopic Judy. Joel Edgerton discusses The King, a film he co-wrote with director David Michod and also stars in. Producer Darren Dale talks about the ABC TV series Total Control, and Breaking Bad alumni RJ Mitte with his Top Shelf.

Jan 15 2020

53mins

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Bong Joon-ho, Sophie Hyde, Rosehaven, Lulu Wang, Sue Maslin

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In a summer highlights edition we revisit interviews with Cannes winning director Bong Joon-ho and Adelaide director Sophie Hyde, who made the 2019 film Animals with Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger. The creators and stars of Rosehaven are in, and Lulu Wang shares her Top Shelf.

Jan 08 2020

53mins

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63 Up, Arctic Noir, Juliette Binoche, Ewen Leslie

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In a summer highlights edition, we revisit a conversation with the director behind the Up series on the latest instalment 63 Up. Plus, a look at how Arctic Noir is influencing the television landscape, and an interview with Juliette Binoche from Paris.

Jan 01 2020

53mins

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Rocketman, Round the Twist, Karyn Kusama, Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney

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In a summer highlights edition we revisit a conversation with director of Rocketman Dexter Fletcher, plus a lookback at Round the Twist, an interview with Karyn Kusama on her L.A. Noir film Destroyer, and Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney share their Top Shelf.

Dec 25 2019

53mins

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Younger, Claudia O'Doherty

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In a summer highlights edition we revisit a critics' panel on Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, an interview with screenwriter Joe Murphy from the TV show Younger, and actor and comedian Claudia O'Doherty's Top Shelf.

Dec 18 2019

53mins

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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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British director Nick Broomfield on his documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, a chronicle of the muse-artist relationship between Marianne Ihlen and Leonard Cohen that begins on the Greek island of Hydra in the 1960s. French-Canadian actor Théodore Pellerin talks to us about his dynamic performance as a devotee of a pyramid scheme in the series On Becoming a God in Central Florida, and French filmmaker Céline Sciamma on her striking period drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Dec 11 2019

53mins

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Kore-eda Hirokazu, The Commons, The Two Popes

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Cannes winning director Kore-eda Hirokazu talks about his film The Truth, his first film set outside of Japan with a cast including Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke. Brazilian film director Fernando Meirelles on The Two Popes, a bio-drama set behind the Vatican Walls, and Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt.

Dec 04 2019

53mins

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Timothy Spall, Watchmen, Knives Out, Abe Forsythe

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Actor Timothy Spall talks about his role in Mrs Lowry and Son, a bio-drama chronicling the life of artist L. S. Lowry. Osman Faruqi discusses HBO's take on superhero comic series Watchmen, a review of Hollywood Blockbuster Knives Out, and Abe Forsythe's top shelf.

Nov 27 2019

53mins

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The Crown, By the Grace of God, Judy and Punch, Dylan River

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We look at Netflix's new season of The Crown which released this week with an entirely new cast and in a new time in history. Jason reviews François Ozon's By the Grace of God which follows three survivors of a Catholic priest's abuse. An interview with Australian director Mirrah Foulkes about her debut feature Judy and Punch, and filmmaker Dylan River shares his Top Shelf.

Nov 20 2019

53mins

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Ken Loach, The Irishman, Morning Wars

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This week, British director Ken Loach talks about his new film set in the dog eat dog world of the gig economy. Jason reviews Martin Scorsese's mob epic The Irishman, a film that makes most sense as a late career exploration of some of Scorsese's life long obsessions, and with Apple TV+ the latest streaming platform launching in an increasingly competitive market, TV Critic Lauren Carroll Harris will be discussing the studio's flagship show Morning Wars.

Nov 13 2019

53mins

Play

Martin Scorsese, James McAvoy, Armistead Maupin, Julianne Moore

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Daniel Browning presents the program this week as we revisit highlights from the year including interviews with Hollywood stars James McAvoy and Julianne Moore, and the creator of Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin. We've also dug into the archives to bring you Jason Di Rosso's 2017 interview with veteran director Martin Scorsese.

Nov 06 2019

52mins

Play

Nadav Lapid on Synonyms, Modern Love, Dark Arts, Pain and Glory

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French-Israeli drama Synonyms won the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. Jason speaks to director Nadav Lapid about his work in which a young Israeli man travels to Paris to flee his nationality. Lauren checks out Modern Love, an anthology series based on The New York Times beloved column that sees the rom-com genre firmly placing itself in the TV landscape, film curator at the Art Gallery of New South Wales talks about their latest series, and Jason reviews Pedro Almodóvar's Pain and Glory.

Oct 30 2019

54mins

Play

Elia Suleiman, Succession, Senses of Cinema, Blinded by the Light

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Palestinian director Elia Suleiman talks about his latest film It Must Be Heaven, an elegant, inventive work and the opening night film at the Palestinian Film Festival. Lauren and Jason on the stunning season finale of HBO's grand melodrama Succession. A lookback at the last decade in film with the editors of the Senses of Cinema film journal, and a review of Gurinder Chadha's coming of age film Blinded by the Light.

Oct 23 2019

54mins

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Joel Edgerton in The King, Nostalgia, Reg Watson, Sophie Hyde

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Joel Edgerton talks about historical drama The King, which he co-wrote with David Michôd and also stars in, about a wayward English prince played by Timothée Chalamet who is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father's death. Lauren Carroll Harris presents a package on how nostalgia is shaping the television landscape, and director Sophie Hyde reveals a pretty indie Top Shelf of film.

Oct 16 2019

53mins

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Renee Zellweger, Total Control, Hustlers

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An interview with Hollywood star Renee Zellweger about her lead role in Judy, a biographical drama about iconic actress and singer Judy Garland, highlighting her most gruelling years. Lauren Carroll Harris looks at new ABC political drama Total Control with producer Darren Dale, and a discussion on Hustlers, a film about high end strippers who fleece their clients to cope with the fall in business after the GFC.

Oct 09 2019

53mins

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Joker, The Politician, Michal Aviad, Joe Murphy

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Jason reviews problematic thriller Joker, an origin story that follows Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City. A discussion on Netflix's new big release The Politician, with a star-studded cast it highlights high school as the perfect breeding ground for politics, and an interview with Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad about her unsettling drama Working Woman.

Oct 03 2019

55mins

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The Emmy Awards, The Goldfinch, Su Friedrich, Rodd Rathjen

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Jason and Lauren unravel the 71st Emmy Awards. A review of the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's epic blockbuster The Goldfinch. An interview with filmmaker Su Friedrich about her online survey of female film editors, and director Rodd Rathjen joins us for Top Shelf.

Sep 26 2019

53mins

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Unbelievable, Ad Astra, Birds of Passage

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A look at new Netflix series Unbelievable, a fact-based drama about the costs of not believing rape survivors starring Toni Collette. Jason reviews James Gray's space thriller Ad Astra with Brad Pitt in the lead on a mission across an unforgiving solar system, and Oscar nominated director Ciro Guerra speaks about his new film Birds of Passage, a sweeping crime drama about the Colombian drug trade.

Sep 19 2019

54mins

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Sophie Hyde on Animals, Shrill, Ewen Leslie talks Goodfellas

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Adelaide director Sophie Hyde talks about her Irish/Australian co-production Animals, a film about turning points and the intensity of female friendships starring Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger. Lauren Carroll Harris looks at Shrill, a new comedy featuring SNL and Girls' star Aidy Bryant, and actor Ewen Leslie explains why Scorsese's Goodfellas is one of his favourite films.

Sep 12 2019

53mins

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James McAvoy, The Farewell, Lulu Wang, American Factory

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Hollywood star James McAvoy talks about his role in IT: Chapter 2 and reveals what it was like meeting and working with Stephen King. Jason Di Rosso reviews The Farewell, Lulu Wang's beautiful film about family, grief and migration, and Lulu Wang tells us about some screen works that have inspired her. Lauren Carroll Harris, Jason Di Rosso and guest critic Eric Hynes talk American Factory, the first film acquired by Barack and Michelle Obama's film company.

Sep 05 2019

53mins

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