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28 Jan 2019
30 min

The Monocle Culture Show - ‘Vice’: 

Robert Bound, Ben Rylan and Karen Krizanovich discuss the politics and prosthetics of ‘Vice’, Adam McKay’s new biopic of former US vice-president Dick Cheney.

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14 Jan 2019
30 min

The Monocle Culture Show - ‘Colette’: 

We discuss sexuality, period drama, and Keira Knightley and Dominic West’s starring roles in our review of Wash Westmoreland’s ‘Colette’, with film critics Anna Smith and Tim Robey.

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16 Dec 2018
30 min

The Big Interview - Steve McQueen: 

For our season finale, we sit down with the British Turner prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning director of ‘12 Years a Slave’, ‘Shame’ and ‘Hunger’. He talks to Robert Bound about his latest film ‘Widows’ and focusing on the work, not the accolades.

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2 Dec 2018
30 min

The Big Interview - Barry Jenkins: 

The director of ‘Moonlight’, which won the Oscar for best picture in 2017, has been on an extraordinary journey to Hollywood. In conversation with Monocle’s Ben Rylan, he talks about everything from getting into filmmaking while growing up in a rough neighbourhood, to adapting James Baldwin to the screen in his new drama ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, and the responsibility that comes with having a voice.

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26 Nov 2018
30 min

The Monocle Culture Show - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: 

Up for discussion this week is the latest film by The Coen brothers, a series of beautiful Western vignettes. Robert Bound is joined by film critics Tim Robey and Terri White.

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19 Nov 2018
30 min

The Monocle Culture Show - Suspiria: 

Film critics Simran Hans and Jason Solomons review Luca Guadagnino's remake of the 1977 supernatural dance-school horror ‘Suspiria’ to see if it lives up to the original.

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11 Nov 2018
26 min

The Big Interview - Sally Field: 

She won an Oscar for best actress in ‘Norma Rae’ in 1980 and another in 1985 for ‘Places in the Heart’. She appeared in numerous sitcoms and Hollywood box-office hits: ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Mrs Doubtfire’ and ‘Lincoln’, to name a few. She has now written a memoir, ‘In Pieces’, and talks to Georgina Godwin about childhood trauma and losing herself in acting.

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28 Oct 2018
27 min

The Big Interview - Agnès Varda: 

French film director Agnès Varda was a key protagonist in the new wave of French cinema in the 1960s. Her signature films include ‘Cleo from 5-7’, ‘Vagabond’ and ‘The Gleaners and I’. At age 90, ‘Faces Places’ is her latest documentary about a road trip to rural France with world-renowned artist JR. She talks to Robert Bound about bringing attention to the ordinary, using cinema to build bridges and her trademark two-coloured haircut.

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24 Sep 2018
30 min

The Monocle Culture Show - ‘Crazy Rich Asians’: 

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has been hailed as the film that’s put Asian cinema on the western map but how does it hold up as a rom-com in its own right? Andrew Mueller puts this question to the film critics, Simran Hans and Tim Robey.

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13 Aug 2018
26 min

The Monocle Culture Show - ‘The Meg’: 

Robert Bound, Fernando Augusto Pacheco and film critic for ‘The Telegraph’ Tim Robey talk shark movies and see if this summer’s offering, ‘The Meg’, has any bite.

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22 Jan 2018
30 min

The Monocle Culture Show - How do you produce a documentary?: 

Robert Bound speaks to film director Greg Barker and producer John Battsek about their candid new documentary on Barack Obama’s last 12 months of presidency, ‘The Final Year’.

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22 Dec 2017
40 min

The Monocle Arts Review - Festive films: 

Film critics Jason Solomons and Anna Smith join Ben Rylan in the studio to discuss the films out this December and some of their festive favourites.

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20 Dec 2017
30 min

The Cinema Show - A year of cinema: 

A look-ahead at what we’ll be watching in 2018, what really constitutes a “film featuring a strong female lead”, and the highs and lows of 2017 at the box office.

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13 Dec 2017
30 min

The Cinema Show - How to dress a film: 

From sets and scenery to costume creation, we sit down with some of today’s leading voices for a lesson in crafting films’ visual identity. Sean Baker, director of ‘The Florida Project’, takes us inside the setting of his standout film, we step inside the workshop of Viennese costume designer Monika Buttinger and film critic Tim Grierson explores the architecture of Woody Allen’s 1979 film ‘Manhattan’.

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6 Dec 2017
30 min

The Cinema Show - Feeling festive: 

Grab yourself a glühwein as we get into the festive spirit with our favourite picks of the season. Tara Judah recalls some of her seasonal films, we touch down at the Rome Film Festival and embark on a tour of Alfred Hitchcock’s London.

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4 Dec 2017
30 min

The Monocle Culture Show - Something Old, Something New: Plan B and Ed Skrein: 

Platinum-selling musician Plan B and Hollywood actor Ed Skrein have long been friends since meeting in north London as DJs. They recall the films and albums that have influenced their careers on the screen and in the studio.

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8 Oct 2018
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 127: Community cinemas: 

Despite the arrival of streaming services and multiplex theatres, good independent cinemas are thriving. This week we examine the charm – and power – of the community cinema.

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23 Apr 2018
7 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 103: The Prince Charles Cinema: 

Almost every cinema is adopting a new gimmick in the hope of standing out from the crowd. But one cinema in London has such a unique history that it’s become as much of a cult hit as the films it presents.

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