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Theo Neumann is a 8 year podcast veteran/film critic and you will find him on twitter @OC_Film. Ben Woodiwiss is a Director/Writer and you will find him @BenWoodiwiss. You will hear us globetrotting to Festivals around the world as well as delving into the National Film Awards from a whole host of different countries. Come join us! Share and subscribe to a podcast dedicated to movies outside of the mainstream.
 
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A podcast that features conversations with creative documentary filmmakers whose films are making rounds in festivals and (virtual) cinemas ✨We are an artist-run initiative that operates ad-free. If you would like to support us, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe so that more documentary film lovers can find us.
 
In Pop Fiction Women we deep-dive into the complicated women of books, movies and TV shows, along with the women that bring them to life behind the scenes. Think Fleabag and Phoebe Waller Bridge, Normal People and Sally Rooney, and so much more. In each episode you can expect us to: * Break down the protagonist as we ask what makes her complicated? * Identify the best scenes, which can mean sweetest, funniest, or most badass. Anything we love. * Recount the cringiest scenes. The ones that ma ...
 
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PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Christian Bräuer, President of CICAE. To listen to the interview, click on the ► icon on the right, just above the picture A conversation with Christian Bräuer, President of CICAE, the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas. Here, Bräuer talks about the history and mission statement of CICAE and talks about…
 
The designer Henry Holland and writers Stephanie Merritt and Tahmima Anam review House of Gucci, The Every by Dave Eggers and Adele's new album 30.In the run up to the Turner Prize, Front Row is hearing from the artists’ collectives nominated for the award. Tonight, we hear from Array, a Belfast based collective who use their art to draw attention …
 
As her first major retrospective in the UK opens in Manchester, the distinguished American artist Suzanne Lacy discusses a career which has seen her standing at the junction of aesthetics and activism, filmmaker Camille Griffin on her Christmas comedy horror - Silent Night, and a postcard from Bishop Auckland as the town undergoes a philanthropic a…
 
Welcome to The Last Thing I Saw. I’m your host, Nicolas Rapold. Back in the spring, I watched The Scary of 61st through the Berlin film festival, where it had its world premiere. I had to watch it on my laptop, holed up at home, with pandemic anxiety in the air. Somehow the mood was appropriate for experiencing the film, which tells a wild story th…
 
John and Max are catching up on some of the buzzed-about titles of 2021. First, they discuss the trailer event for the new Spider-Man movie. Then, some of the massive blockbusters that have come out in 2021. Happy Thanksgiving! Blockbusters: Dune, F9, Shang-Chi Indie Darlings: Licorice Pizza, Parallel Mothers, Bergman Island, Passing Musicals: tick…
 
The eleventh episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1999 features our producer David Rosen’s pick, Mike Judge’s Office Space. Written and directed by Mike Judge and starring Ron Livingston, David Herman, Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole, Diedrich Bader and Ajay Naidu, Office Space was Judge’s first live-action film. The contemporary reviews …
 
During the pandemic Andrew Lloyd Webber has been more of a campaigner than a composer. He talks to Samira Ahmed how to keep theatres open now, taking his show Cinderella to Broadway and his latest ambition - to write a musical about the refugee crisis. The Costa Book Awards (formerly the Whitbread) celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. Front …
 
We have a very special episode in honor of our two-year anniversary. Today we are having the most complicated conversation of all...we are interviewing one another. So welcome to Complicated Conversations: Carinn & Kate Take The Mic. That’s right, we are each taking the mic and asking the other questions. By the end, you’re either going to love us …
 
Jane Campion is famous for The Piano and a baby grand plays a crucial role in her new film The Power of the Dog, in which Benedict Cumberbatch plays a heavy smoking, unwashed and deeply troubled rancher in 1920s Montana. Briony Hanson reviews the film for Front Row and considers the lengths to which actors will go to create a character. All the nom…
 
New movie King Richard stars Will Smith and focuses on the father of Venus and Serena Williams. The Wife of Willesden is the first play by Zadie Smith. And Wheel of Time is a new fantasy series on Amazon Prime Video. Ashley Hickson-Lovence and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh join Samira to review all three.Moira Buffini on her darkly comic new state of the nat…
 
‘A spiritual enquiry into what it is to be human’ is how Ralph Fiennes describes T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. On the eve of the opening in the West End he tells presenter Elle Osili-Wood about his stage presentation and his relationship with the poems.An exhibition that was a smash hit in Australia has come to Plymouth. “Songlines: Tracking the Sev…
 
Jane Campion’s new film The Power of the Dog first shapes up as a kind of Western family feud in the making. Two brothers, Phil and George Burbank, run things together peaceably, with Phil (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) the alpha male, and George (played by Jesse Plemons) more of a strong silent type. When George gets married and brings home his …
 
In this episode, I am joined with filmmaker and dear friend, Venice Atienza ahead of her traveling to IDFA where we review the program. IDFA is one of the largest Documentary Events, and their extensive programming is energizing for the international documentary film community but it’s also very overwhelming with over 260 titles and only ten days. …
 
The tenth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1999 features the Academy Awards Best Picture winner, Sam Mendes’ American Beauty. Directed by Sam Mendes from a script by Alan Ball and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari and Chris Cooper, American Beauty was nominated for eight Oscars and won fi…
 
Céline Sciamma’s last film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, won awards worldwide after its release in 2019. Now the French filmmaker is back with Petite Maman – a meditative film set in the French countryside in which an eight year old girl, while helping her parents clear her mother’s family home, meets a mysterious girl of the same age in the woods. …
 
Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his debut as film director with a cinematic retelling of the stage musical - tick, tick…Boom! The film stars Andrew Garfield as a musical theatre composer desperate to succeed in his chosen field before his 30th birthday.In the aftermath of COP 26, with progress made but pledges watered down, how should fiction respond to c…
 
PODCAST | Francesca Raffi interviews Rocío Bernabé Caro, Deputy Head of the Professional College of Translation and Interpreting of the SDI in Munich (Germany) and tenured lecturer at the SDI University of Applied Languages. To listen to the interview, click on the ► icon on the right, just above the picture From easy-to-read as an enabler of multi…
 
Tori Amos plays live and tells presenter Tom Sutcliffe about going from rock bottom to renewal in her lockdown album conceived on the Cornish coast, Ocean to Ocean.The Courtauld Gallery in London, renowned in particular for its collection of Impressionist art, reopens after a major 3-year refurbishment. Reviewers Waldemar Januszczak and Subhadra Da…
 
Welcome to The Last Thing I Saw. I’m your host, Nicolas Rapold. A while back I had a conversation with critic Nicholas Russell about the portrayal of law enforcement in movies. The general idea was that the demonstrations and marches for justice in 2020 seemed to open the possibility of a paradigm shift on many fronts. So we looked at movies featur…
 
For many years Shetlanders with ambitions to become artists had to leave to train and work. Not any longer, and young artists are also returning to the islands. Jen Stout reports on the ancient and modern arts in Shetland.Nigerian novelist Timothy Ogene tells Kirsty about the experiences that led him to write Seesaw, his satirical novel about the t…
 
Today we have the pleasure of chatting with Tracey Garvis Graves, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestselling author of contemporary fiction, to discuss her new novel, Heard It In A Love Song. Tracy begins by telling us about how she wrote the book she wanted to read about how to start over again after a divorc…
 
The ninth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1999 features the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner, Chris Smith’s American Movie. Directed by Chris Smith and featuring Mark Borchardt, American Movie won the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. The contemporary reviews quoted in this episode…
 
The unique cultural heritage of Venice is under threat from increasingly frequent flooding and rising sea levels. Anna Somers Cocks OBE, founding editor of the Art Newspaper and Fellow of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, signed a letter appealing to the Italian Prime Minister to safeguard the city, on the eve of COP 26. She’s joined…
 
British filmmaker, singer-songwriter and music producer Jeymes Samuel AKA The Bullitts discusses his new film The Harder They Fall.Finnish-Estonian author Sofi Oksanen on her new novel Dog Park.Jon Gilchrist, Executive Director of Home in Manchester and incoming president of UK Theatre, on the state of regional theatre this autumn.And in the latest…
 
On Episode 121 of Drink in the Movies Michael & Taylor discuss their First Impressions of: House of Gucci & C'mon C'mon(04:23). Then dig into three New Releases: Lamb(14:21), The Last Duel(29:45), and No Time to Die(1:00:14). Visit us at https://drinkinthemovies.com or connect with us on your preferred Social Media Platform Letterboxd, Twitter, Ins…
 
Alan Cumming discusses his autobiography, Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life. This volume chronicles some of his career highs after Hollywood came calling, including working with Stanley Kubrick, filming with the Spice Girls and holidaying with Gore Vidal.Front Row critics Alexandra Shulman and Leila Latif review this week's cultural highlight…
 
Max is joined by guest Ethan Warren (@Ethan_Warren_) of Bright Wall/Dark Room to talk about Paul Thomas Anderson and Warren's upcoming book, The Cinema of Paul Thomas Anderson. First, they discuss the confirmation of Dune: Part Two, then dive into PTA. Finally, reviews for Last Night in Soho and Nine Days finish the episode. Website: itsthepictures…
 
Shortlisted authors Anuk Arudpragasam, Damon Galgut, Patricia Lockwood, Nadifa Mohamed, Richard Powers and Maggie Shipstead join Samira Ahmed live in Broadcasting House's Radio Theatre for the announcement of the winner of the 2021 Booker Prize.Last year's winner Douglas Stuart is in conversation with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. And 30 years on fr…
 
The eighth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1999 features Jason’s personal pick, Wes Anderson’s Rushmore. Directed and co-written (with Owen Wilson) by Wes Anderson and starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams and Mason Gamble, Rushmore premiered at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival before going into wid…
 
Little Amal, a giant puppet of a refugee girl, will complete her epic journey from Gaziantep on the Turkey/Syria border to Manchester tomorrow. Theatre director David Lan discusses what the project has achieved. Euripides’ tragedy Herakles was first performed in 416BC. The poet Anne Carson’s new translation mentions contemporary artist Anselm Kiefe…
 
Meet the anagrammatical Orbis Rex, Queen Dido, Blind Dom’nic, as they battle a wet and withered bat from Wuhan in Front Row as Armando Iannucci, Samira Ahmed’s guest, reads from and talks about Pandemonium, his new mock-heroic epic poem written in response to the Covid pandemic and the times we live in.The sights and sounds of Liverpool are evoked …
 
Carinn and Kate are joined by special guest and friend, Caro Burke, a writer whose MFA thesis examined the portrayal of both target and perpetrator of sexual assault in contemporary literature. We are thrilled to have her with us to discuss this game-changer of a movie. ** Bait and switch? We start by discussing what our expectations were for this …
 
Welcome to The Last Thing I Saw. I’m your host, Nicolas Rapold. This year marks the 20th anniversary of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, a movie that has never been too far from best-of lists. But Inland Empire, Lynch’s three-hour digitally shot follow-up, which came out five years later, has sometimes gone overlooked. So it was great news to hear t…
 
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…
 
Critics Michael Donkor and Jan Asante review actor Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut feature film Passing and the series Colin in Black and White, about former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.In the fifth of our Booker Prize Book Groups, listeners put their questions to author Richard Powers, shortlisted for the second time for his novel Bewilderment. H…
 
Front Row visits Truro to report on the re-opening of the Hall for Cornwall after a 3 year, £26million refurbishment. The new 1300 auditorium complements the granite of the old building, and the Cornish landscape. And the opening show – the world premiere of the Fisherman’s Friends musical, of course.We hear from Matt Hemley, News Editor for The St…
 
This special Halloween episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1999 features Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez’s found footage horror movie The Blair Witch Project. Written and directed by Myrick and Sanchez and starring Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard, The Blair Witch Project premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film F…
 
Patricia Lockwood is the latest author to join our Booker Prize Book Groups. Three listeners will ask her about No One Is Talking About This, a novel that’s been described as “ferociously original”, exploring a relationship with the online world and how it changes when an incredibly moving event happens in real life.The Science Museum has come in f…
 
In the first instalment of our new series, Inside the Songs, Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of ten key lyrics, beginning with The Beatles’ classic All My Loving.Poet Paul Muldoon discusses working with Paul McCartney on his intimate and revealing new book, The Lyrics, and explains why he sees McCartney as a g…
 
Thelma & Louise is a true classic that not only holds up thirty years later, but actually still feels fresh and relevant. We’re not sure how to feel about that fact as women, but for purposes of the podcast we were amazed by how much this movie resonated with us still. ** Complicated Women: Thelma and Louise. Thelma saw the most growth and change f…
 
Welcome to The Last Thing I Saw. I’m your host, Nicolas Rapold. Right at the tail end of the New York Film Festival, I caught up with Jon Dieringer, editor and publisher of Screen Slate. We talked about highlights from the festival and also some terrific titles shown in a Screen Slate series at the Roxy Cinema that helped kick off the moviegoing se…
 
On Episode 120 of Drink in the Movies Michael & Taylor Rescreen Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo the Influence and provide a First Impression of the next Rescreening episode title, Max Ophüls Letter from an Unknown Woman. Visit us at https://drinkinthemovies.com or connect with us on your preferred Social Media Platform Letterboxd, Twitter, Instagram, and …
 
John and Max are joined by Dede Crimmins (@dedecrim) to talk about all things horror including Halloween and Halloween Kills. Listen in for more of Dede's suggestions of what to watch this spooky season. Website: itsthepicturespodcast.com itsthepictures.substack.com Download the episode today and tweet at John and Max (@itsthepicpod). Like the show…
 
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…
 
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