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26 January 2018

Episode 558

45 minutes

With the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards announced this week, Ben Rylan and film critics Anna Smith and Tim Robey discuss their hopes for this year’s prizes. Plus: we find out how to show your film at Sundance without being officially selected and discover a brand new Vincent Van Gogh drawing in the Netherlands.

26 January 2018

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Chapter 1

The Oscars

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Anna Smith and Tim Robey with their analysis of this year’s nominations. Who’s going to take home the big prizes and who has been snubbed?

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Crashing Sundance

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Every year thousands of film-makers from around the world apply to the Sundance film festival – and don’t get in. But reporter James Nelson made his way to the festival and found a rich vein of unofficial screenings…

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Film reviews

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Anna Smith and Tim Robey review three of this week’s releases: ‘Downsizing’, ‘Coco’ and ‘Early Man’.

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Finding a new Van Gogh

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Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum receives at least 200 requests a year to verify possible new works by the Dutch painter – and every now and then the real deal crops up. Venetia Rainey reports on a drawing that was unearthed from a private collection.

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The Global Countdown: Italy

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This week Monocle’s resident Italian, Chiara Rimella, counts down the top five singles from her home country.

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