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The Cinema Show

Monocle 24’s carefully curated selection of the best in cinema. Hear from film-makers, critics and legends of the craft as we shine a spotlight on everything from revivals and the restoration of vintage cuts to European film and the role of the auteur. ‘The Cinema Show’ is brought to you in association with MUBI.

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Olivier Assayas and ‘Personal Shopper’:

Olivier Assayas, last year’s winner of the Best Director award at Cannes, discusses his spooky new genre-defying film ‘Personal Shopper’ and Kristen Stewart’s high-fashion wardrobe. Plus: a look back at one of Assayas’ favourite ghost stories, 1961’s ‘The Innocents’.

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22 Mar 2017
15 min

BONUS – Kelly Reichardt and ‘Certain Women’: 

Kelly Reichardt’s new film ‘Certain Women’ stars Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern in the story of three women forging their own paths in small-town America. The director discusses her life and career with Ben Rylan.

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6717 Mar 2017
30 min

Olivier Assayas and ‘Personal Shopper’: 

Olivier Assayas, last year’s winner of the Best Director award at Cannes, discusses his spooky new genre-defying film ‘Personal Shopper’ and Kristen Stewart’s high-fashion wardrobe. Plus: a look back at one of Assayas’ favourite ghost stories, 1961’s ‘The Innocents’.

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16 Mar 2017
20 min

BONUS – Q&A with Lav Diaz: 

Since Rodrigo Duterte came to power in the Philippines many people have voiced alarm at the impact of his leadership, including some from the nation’s arts scene. Recorded at the Regent Street Cinema in London we present a special Q&A with Filipino “slow cinema” filmmaker Lav Diaz.

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6610 Mar 2017
30 min

“Elle” and “The Love Witch”: 

Isabelle Huppert’s Oscar-nominated performance in “Elle” is stunning but what can we make of the sexual politics at play? We ask film critic Tara Judah. Plus: bizarre Freudian psychosexual drama ‘The Love Witch’ and an analysis of the films of Paul Verhoeven.

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9 Mar 2017
4 min

BONUS – Trespass Against Us: 

Michael Fassbender’s new film takes us inside the family dynamic in a true-crime story. In this bonus edition of ‘The Cinema Show’ director Adam Smith explains his approach to the story.

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653 Mar 2017
30 min

Before and after ‘Moonlight’: 

Has the success of ‘Moonlight’ altered the way that we see sex on screen? We ask two curators of London’s BFI Flare. Plus: the censoring of Mae West, a visit to Vienna’s Film Museum and the secrets of programming a film festival.

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6424 Feb 2017
30 min

‘Moonlight’ and Xavier Dolan: 

We look at the sensational ‘Moonlight’ and its creators Barry Jenkins and Tarrell Alvin McCraney. Plus: Xavier Dolan discusses his latest film ‘It’s Only the End of the World’ and we examine the colourful dreams of Italian horror auteur, Dario Argento.

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23 Feb 2017
7 min

BONUS – Patriot's Day: 

Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese found himself face to face with one of the Boston Marathon bombers during a police operation following the attack. He recalls his story as depicted in the new film ‘Patriot's Day’, in which he’s played by actor JK Simmons.

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6317 Feb 2017
30 min

Berlin Film Festival: 

We’re in Berlin for one of Europe’s most celebrated film festivals. Kitty Green discusses her new documentary ‘Casting JonBenet’, which cleverly sets itself apart from the flurry of tabloid archival retreads of the US child-murder case. Plus: new films from Bruce LaBruce, Cate Shortland and Stanley Tucci.

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6210 Feb 2017
30 min

Mike Mills and ‘20th Century Women’: 

Mike Mills explains how he spun recollections from his childhood into his new film, ‘20th Century Women’, starring Annette Bening. Plus: ‘Thumbsucker’ author Walter Kirn and we write a letter of appreciation to Ferris Bueller’s sidelined sister.

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613 Feb 2017
30 min

‘Toni Erdmann’ and ‘Gaslight’: 

‘New Republic’ magazine’s Tim Grierson discusses the politically charged finale of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Plus: how clever marketing made some people think ‘The Blair Witch Project’ was real, the new German comedy ‘Toni Erdmann’ and a look at the 1944 film that coined the term “gaslighting”.

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6027 Jan 2017
30 min

Sundance: 

Among the films playing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is the documentary ‘Nobody Speak’, which examines the fall of Gawker and Donald Trump’s effect on the media; we’ve got a preview. Plus: an apocalyptic horror featuring an all-deaf cast, the luxury brands competing to stamp their name on the festival and a tribute to Mary Tyler Moore.

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25 Jan 2017
8 min

BONUS – Before JFK: 

In the year preceding the death of US president John F Kennedy, two political films offered a starkly different view of Washington. In this special bonus episode we look at 1962’s ‘Advise & Consent’ and ‘The Manchurian Candidate’.

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5920 Jan 2017
30 min

‘Jackie’ and the 1960s: 

A year before the US lost its president in 1963, Hollywood lost its most famous film star. We discuss Natalie Portman’s new film ‘Jackie’ and bestselling author Dana Thomas reflects on a decade of Marilyn, JFK and Jackie.

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5813 Jan 2017
30 min

Dear Meryl, we’re sorry: 

A record win for ‘La La Land’, a political protest and an angry rebuke from the soon-to-be president: this year’s Golden Globes was certainly memorable. Plus: The White House apology letter that probably won’t actually be written, a word from film-maker Eugène Green and standing on the famed ‘Evita’ balcony in Buenos Aires.

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