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In this season finale, the stars of Netflix film Passing discuss race, colour and movies. Ruth Negga worries about playing Lady Macbeth; Moonlight star Andre Holland remembers The Wizz, Diahann Carroll and living in Harlem. I also talk to Oscar-winning director of Free Solo, Chai Vasarhelyi, about her breath-taking doc reconstruction of the cave di…
 
As BBC drama Ridley Road reaches its finale, writer Sarah Solemani joins me to talk about making it, Anglo-Jewish trauma, and her favourite film moments, from Life Is Beautiful to Oliver! and a sexy night with Volver. In film-related activities, I review new play The Shark Is Broken and tour round The French Dispatch exhibition. Music by Lee Roseve…
 
On this episode I'm joined by podcaster and LFF first-timer Ygraine to review some of our highlights from the 65th edition of the festival: amid the voices and sounds of the festival listen out for news of Belfast, The Phantom of the Open, Last Night in Soho, Spencer, The Wolf Suit, Hit The Road, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon and many more... Music …
 
LFF preview with Tricia Tuttle. As the 65th BFI London Film Festival begins, I talk to its Artistic Director Tricia Tuttle about her life as a curator and about the films she’s loved and been inspired by. Plus I introduce a new star, Agnes O’Casey, from BBC One drama Ridley Road. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
This week, it's Seen Any Bond Films Lately? On a brilliant Bond takeover, I'm joined by Bond guardians/producers Barbara Broccoli, Michael G Wilson and five-time Bond composer Don Black to talk about their favourite Bond songs, cars, locations, posters. It's about family, film and the Daniel Craig-era finale. Plus I deliver the first review of No T…
 
This episode is dedicated to director Roger Michell. This Is England actress Jo Hartley discusses her role as a Mum in lovely new British coming-of-age movie Sweetheart, shares her love of Grease and tells all about a first date with a future member of Take That. I review French gem Gagarine and give some recommendations for the upcoming BFI London…
 
Ruth Wilson stars in Venice movie True Things, discussing the benefits of an intimacy advisor and the perils of love. Rounding up the big movies at Venice 78, I look at the awards contenders jostling for the spotlight and re-examine British classic The Servant. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Director Paul Weiland tells how he turned the nightmare of his own Bar Mitzvah clashing with England's 1966 World Cup Final into much-loved, belated hit comedy Sixty Six; and I'm on the Lido with the first reviews from the 78th Venice Film Festival. Music bt Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Scottish director Michael Caton-Jones talks about his latest film Our Ladies, his memories of Scandal and his Hollywood career with Bruce Willis, De Niro and Sharon Stone in a fascinating interview that also takes in Lee Marvin, The Seven Samurai and Monument Valley. I review The Nest, The Last Bus and The Toll and trumpet the doc I made at Green M…
 
A major exclusive as Johnny Depp joins me in his only UK broadcast interview to discuss what’s next for his career, his music and his latest performance as Life photographer Eugene Smith in Minimata. I also preview my first festival line-up for the Cinedrome at Green Man Festival. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
For my 50th episode, multi-million selling novelist Jojo Moyes joins me to talk about the film adaptation of The Last Letter From Your Lover and the films that have influenced her chart-topping romances, from Wong Kar Wai to The Black Stallion. I also review The Most Beautiful Boy in the World and Night of the Kings. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acas…
 
My second Cannes Film Festival Special is a bumper show which stars Black Widow baddie and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko; I meet new sensations in Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsvie and the amazing Agathe Rousselle who stars in the shock Palme D’Or winner Titane; there’s the lovely British actor Adeel Akhtar from Ali & Ava; I give you a run down…
 
A delicious edition with the directors of gorgeous doc The Truffle Hunters, Michael Dwek and Gregory Kershaw; and actor Jasmine Batchelor talks about her Brooklyn indie gem The Surrogate and answers the SAGFL Questions with Whoopi, Whitney and Love Jones. I review Black Widow and Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast…
 
Prolific British director Ben Wheatley tells me about making the UK's first Covid-era production, his freak-out mushroom trip movie In The Earth. Ben also takes us through his movie moments, from Yentl to the Temple of Doom and Annie's Song; doc maker Marc Isaacs talks us through the wry observations of his home life - and British life - in The Fil…
 
Oscar winner Sir Christopher Hampton discusses making and writing The Father with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman and he takes us through his life in movies as he faces the SAGFL questions. We talk writing in fountain pen, Fred Astaire, The Graduate, Bunuel's cocktails, and what to do during a 15-minute standing ovation at Cannes. Meanwhile, I re…
 
Sheffield DocFest begins with my film of the year Summer of Soul, so festival head Cintia Gil tells us what else to expect and takes us through her SAGFL cinema memories. And debut director Aleem Khan tells us the personal stories behind his new film After Love. Music by Lee Rosevere See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
New York film maker Ira Sachs talks about working with Isabelle Huppert on location in Portugal and takes us through his movie life, from Fantasia trauma to the pleasure of Jimmy Cagney and the music of Claire Denis. I review Cruella and Tilda, and tantalise you with one of the best concert docs ever made... Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/pri…
 
Ella Fitzgerald is the subject and my guest is revered British documentary maker Leslie Woodhead with his film about the Queen of Jazz - it's called Just One of Those Things and plays at the re-opened BFI Southbank. Leslie recalls a life in film, including working with the elusive Terence Malick, the shock of DA Pennebaker's Primary and years spent…
 
Leading European director Agnieszka Holland joins me to talk about her new film Charlatan, the new success of female film makers and her memories of cinema growing up in Poland. And as the grand re-opening of cinemas is nearly upon us, I talk to Jason Wood, creative director of HOME in Manchester about what what films will tempt us back to the big …
 
Camp and classy today, with husband and husband directors David Ebersole and Todd Hughes on their highly entertaining fashion doc House of Cardin, while Lisa Immordino Vreeland discusses her doc Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation about two of America's greatest 20th century writers. I react to the Noel Clarke stories and recommend Raoul P…
 
Danny Huston joins me to talk about directing and starring in The Last Photograph - the man born on a film set also shares precious family and personal movie memories, such as the day he fell in love with Ava Gardner. I look at the Oscar results, talk Paddington vs Kane and recommend a new show about Tupac. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/priv…
 
Film maker Lisa Rovner switches us on to Sisters with Transistors, her doc about the pioneering but forgotten women of early electronic music. Lisa faces the SAGFL Ten questions with answers including Chungking Express and Desperately Seeking Susan. I make some bold Oscar predictions and recommend an all-Oscar Three To See. Music by Lee Rosevere. S…
 
Rising star Olivia Cooke tells us about her multi- nominated new film Sound of Metal, rocking out with Riz Ahmed and how Phantom Thread changed her life; doc makers Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin piece together the life and music of Tina Turner for their triumphant portrait Tina and recommend the doc Collective; I pay a belated visit to The Forty Year O…
 
We delve into the worlds of Terry Gilliam, Sherlock Holmes and George Segal. Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe discuss their beautiful 'making of' doc He Dreams of Giants, about Gilliam's final tilt at Don Quixote; starring as Holmes in Netflix's The Irregulars, Henry Lloyd-Hughes talks Tom Thumb and Les Miserables; and my Three to See is dedicated to clas…
 
Kidulthood creator and Bullet Proof star Noel Clarke joins me to sift the diverse BAFTA noms and celebrate his inspirations from Pulp Fiction to Octavia Spencer. Reviews include Judas and The Black Messiah and there’s a peak at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out info…
 
Fresh from her triumph at the Golden Globes, the producer of Pixar masterpiece Soul, Dana Murray, is my guest, telling how she reached the top rungs of the animation powerhouse and the films that inspired her. Plus, I recommend Mexico's I'm No Longer Here and tender punk memoir Poly Styrene: I Am Cliche. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy…
 
Jazz legend Branford Marsalis talks about his score for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, composing for the late Chadwick Boseman, working with Spkie Lee and his life watching movies. Plus I have news of a thrilling new doc about Brazilian great Pele, a tribute to Jean Claude Carrière and the new Black Panther. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy …
 
The man who plays Malcolm X in One Night in Miami is my guest: Kingsley Ben-Adir takes us through his movie loves and film memories and I look at The Capote Tapes and the Golden Globe nominations. 21 Grams (12.42) The Usual Suspects (15.12) In America (18.20) Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
I've given the show a title tweak for the new season. We are now called Seen Any Good Films Lately? It's what I get asked all the time and I found that my guests just come alive when talking about their movie loves, past and present…I ask them what they’re up to and what they’re watching and I run down a few of the films I've seen and to look out f…
 
In the first show of the new season there’s a title tweak and a brilliant guest: Stacy Martin is first up on Seen Any Good Films Lately? She discusses her roles in British sci-fi Archive and in the stylish and creepy TV series The Serpent, about hippie killer Charles Sobhraj. Stacy talks about her status in both French and English cinema and her fi…
 
Diane Lane brings Hollywood glamour and watches A Clockwork Orange; German musician Nils Frahm on Jacques Tati and in concert; I run down my Top Tens of 2020 in Film and TV. Diane Lane: Downton Abbey (09:30) A Clockwork Orange (12.13) Nils Frahm: Mon Oncle (30.21) Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Two faces of Christmas- gorgeous singing star Katherine Jenkins shares talks about her new film career, her favourite carols and Hamilton; punk director Julien Temple goes a few rounds with Shane MacGowan and dives into the romance of Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Jonathan Coe discusses why he based his new novel around a Billy Wilder shoot, his admiration for Elizabeth Moss and and a date to see Bill Forsyth’s Housekeeping; actor Craig Fairbrass flexes his talent in new film Muscle and talks Lee Marvin, Helen Mirren and handling Hollywood. Jonathan Coe: The Invisble Man (12.41) The Crown (13.06) Craig Fairb…
 
Oscar nominee and Lord of the Rings hero Viggo Mortensen talks about his directing debut Falling and seeing Lawrence of Arabia with his Mum (he liked the camels); Ashley Madekwe discusses her role in tough British film County Lines, meeting Mary J Blige and not returning her Return To Oz video. Viggo Mortensen: A Special Day (13.33) Lawrence of Ara…
 
Mangrove star Shaun Parkes talks Small Axe, working with Steve McQueen and loving Baraka; director James Erskine riffs on Billie Holiday, Betty Blue and Liverpool FC’s title win. Shaun Parkes: Gomorrah (36.52) The Leftovers (37.14) Baraka (38.40) James Erskine: Unorthodox (08.48) Minari (09.14) Three Colours (12.07) Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast…
 
This Is England star Thomas Turgoose reveals how he got his career back on track and how Stephen Graham inspires him; photographer Gered Mankowitz remembers snapping Jimi Hendrix and queuing for movies in Leicester Square. Thomas Turgoose: Kingdom 10.53 Race Across The World 11.52 Line of Duty 12.21 Gered Mankowitz: White Riot (28.42) Moscow Noir (…
 
Broadcaster and film maker Jonny Owen talks about making his football history doc The Three Kings on Bill Shankly, Matt Busby and Jock Stein plus his love of Mad Men, Jimmy Stewart and watching Line of Duty with his Missus (yes, she’s Vicky McClure). Cobra Kai (11.41) Mad Men (20.16) Quadrophenia (26.11) Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy…
 
Celebrating Back to the Future Day, I talk to the film's co-writer Bob Gale about creating a classic, Johnny B Goode, and all the greats that influenced his own screenplay. And you can win a 4k Ultra HD box set of the trilogy. And Oscar winner Tim Robbins tells me about making his first podcast - a Presidential satire called Bobbo Supreme - as well…
 
Best-selling author David Nicholls talks about adapting his novel Us for TV, British horror and his love of French movies; doc maker Yemi Bamiro talks Michael Jordan, sneakers, basketball and 90s hip hop. David Nicholls: Rocks (08.44) Saint Maud (11.29) Mayflies (17.54) Yemi Bamiro: The Social Dilemma (37.50) Dynasty (38.53) Music by Lee Rosevere. …
 
Actress Morfydd Clark talks about the films and roles that influenced her performance in British horror Saint Maud and her love for TV show Black Sails. Documentary maker Kirsten Johnson discusses making her Netflix film about her father Dick’s dementia and death - starring her Dad. And she reveals a recent female film maker discovery... Morfydd Cl…
 
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