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The Final Cut is your guide to films worth talking about, big and small—from Hollywood blockbusters to the outer reaches of world cinema. Presented by Jason Di Rosso.

The Final Cut is your guide to films worth talking about, big and small—from Hollywood blockbusters to the outer reaches of world cinema. Presented by Jason Di Rosso.
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Melbourne, VIC

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The Final Cut is your guide to films worth talking about, big and small—from Hollywood blockbusters to the outer reaches of world cinema. Presented by Jason Di Rosso.

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English

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The Final Cut ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 02 8333 2821


Episodes

Bohemian Rhapsody, Joel Edgerton, , The Heiresses, Mark Humphries

10/31/2018
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Our critics panel weigh in on whether the new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is actually any good. Paraguayan director Marcelo Martinessi on his debut feature The Heiresses. Joel Edgerton is in the studio discussing Boy Erased, a film he wrote, directed and stars in opposite Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, and TV host Mark Humphries shares five TV shows that he loves.

Duration:00:54:07

Jamie Lee Curtis and Jason Blum on Halloween, Beautiful Boy, The Haunting of Hill House

10/24/2018
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Hollywood actor Jamie Lee Curtis and producer Jason Blum are on our shores for the premiere of the latest installment of ultimate horror movie, Halloween, they join us in the studio. Plus, Netflix's new series The Haunting of Hill House and a review of Beautiful Boy, the story of a son struggling with drug addiction, starring Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell.

Duration:00:54:23

Bradley Cooper, Bojack Horseman, Adelaide Film Festival

10/17/2018
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Hollywood star Bradley Cooper joins us to talk about his first time directing with a Star is Born, and what it was like to work with Lady Gaga. As absurdist animated comedy Bojack Horseman returns for its fifth season, we get the low-down on what it's all about, and Jason Di Rosso is on the ground at the Adelaide Film Festival.

Duration:00:54:09

Doctor Who, Westwood, She Who Must Be Loved, First Man

10/10/2018
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A Whovian special as Jodie Whittaker explains how she intends to leave her mark as the first female Doctor Who, and media academic Liz Giuffre weighs in on her performance. We'll hear why Vivienne Westwood is not a fan of the documentary made about her, and meet Freda Glynn, founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association who is also the subject of a new documentary premiering at Adelaide Film Festival.

Duration:00:54:08

American Animals, Mr Inbetween, Wajib

10/3/2018
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Writer, director and actor Scott Ryan is in the studio to talk about his new TV series Mr Inbetween. British documentary filmmaker Bart Layton has blended fact and fiction in his art heist movie American Animals, and we meet Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir.

Duration:00:53:59

Jirga, Pose, Gus Van Sant, China Love

9/26/2018
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Benjamin Gilmour's Jirga is a breathtakingly shot film about a former Australian soldier looking to make amends in Afghanistan. We meet some stars from TV drama Pose, about the underground queer and trans Ball scene in New York in the eighties, and Gus Vant Sant on his ode to cartoonist John Callahan.

Duration:00:53:57

Deborah Riley on her Emmys win, Bruce Beresford, Prague Spring, Custody

9/19/2018
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Game of Thrones designer Deborah Riley on her Emmys win. Plus, Bruce Bereford talks about his new film Ladies in Black, and how cinema echoed the hopes and disappointments of The Prague Spring like no other artform.

Duration:00:53:59

Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk, Desktop films, A Very English Scandal, Beast

9/12/2018
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Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk says his role as the antihero in the series was a lucky break. We look at a new subgenre in film, and a new BBC miniseries starring Hugh Grant tells the true story of a political scandal.

Duration:00:53:59

Venice Film Festival, Jeremy Sims on his documentary about Wayne Gardner, Emmys predictions

9/5/2018
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We check in with Variety critic Jessica Kiang at Venice Film Festival. Jeremy Sims is in the studio talking about his new documentary Wayne, about the incredible life and career of motorcycle world champion Wayne Gardner, and Vulture magazine's Jen Chaney talks Emmys predictions.

Duration:00:53:57

Three Identical Strangers, Crazy Rich Asians, Anne with an E, What Is Music?

8/29/2018
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Director Tim Wardle discusses his fascinating documentary about triplets separated at birth. Netflix's adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, a review of Crazy Rich Asians and what makes great film music.

Duration:00:53:56

Talking TV: Ozark and Rake, Oscar nominated film The Insult, Susan Prior's Top Shelf

8/22/2018
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Our TV panel is back to discuss Jason Bateman's dark turn in Netflix crime drama Ozark and the season return of Rake. Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri talks about his Oscar nominated film The Insult, and actor Susan Prior lists the films that sit on her top shelf.

Duration:00:53:43

Twin Peaks is coming to Australia, 25 Years of Screen Australia's Indigenous Unit, Blackkklansman

8/15/2018
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Sheryl Lee, who plays cult figure Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks is our guest. A review of Spike Lee's Blackkklansman, and a look back at 25 years of Screen Australia's Indigenous Unit.

Duration:00:53:58

Highlights from MIFF, Vida, The Wife, The Spy Who Dumped Me

8/8/2018
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Jason Di Rosso chats with a panel of guest critics about what they've seen at Melbourne International Film Festival. Girls' writer Tanya Saracho heads a new TV drama that focuses on family, community and queer identity, and reviews of The Wife and The Spy Who Dumped Me.

Duration:00:53:57

New documentaries about Whitney Houston, Alexander McQueen and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sundance Film Festival's Hussain Currimbhoy, Mission Impossible: Fallout

8/1/2018
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A review of Mission Impossible - Fallout, it's very, very good. We're also looking at some new documentaries about iconic figures that have recently hit cinemas, and meet Sundance Film Festival's documentary programmer.

Duration:00:53:57

Talking TV, Summer 1993, Melbourne International Film Festival

7/25/2018
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A look at a homegrown and an international crime drama, plus the final season of The Americans. Spanish director Carla Simón's debut feature is inspired by her own story. An overview of Melbourne International Film Festival, and a capsule review of quirky New Zealand comedy The Breaker Upperers.

Duration:00:53:58

Mamma Mia 2 review, David Nicholls, Queensland Film Festival, and a Handmaid's Tale second season spoiler free review

7/18/2018
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Screenwriter David Nicholls discusses the process of adapting Patrick Melrose from book to screen. A review of the sequel to Mamma Mia, top marks for the dancing and bonus points for a Cher cameo but the plot as a whole doesn't hit the mark. French film maker Valerie Massadian on her creative and hands off direction, an overview of the Queensland Film Festival from Director John Edmond and film critic Kate Jinx joins the studio to discuss the major themes in the second series of the...

Duration:00:53:51

Jill Bilcock, Skyscraper review, Japanese porno reboot and Natasha Wanganeen's top films

7/11/2018
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Australian editor Jill Bilcock reflects on her illustrious career. Plus a review of Dwayne Johnson's new film Skyscraper, Natasha Wanganeen's top five films, a Japanese porno reboot and a look at two Netflix comedy shows - Hannah Gadsby's Nanette and Jerry Seinfeld's Coffee in Cars with Comedians.

Duration:00:53:57

John Boyega, Soda Jerk, Kitty Green

7/4/2018
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Stars Wars actor John Boyega is in the studio, Video artists Soda Jerk explain the controversy surrounding their work Terror Nullius, and an interview with rising Australian filmmaker Kitty Green.

Duration:00:53:59

Sex and the City turns 20, Sara Driver's ode to Jean-Michel Basquiat, Omar Musa, Gillian Armstrong

6/27/2018
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Gillian Armstrong is in the studio talking about the restoration of My Brilliant Career, and what she thinks about gender representation in the industry right now. Plus, we mark the 20 year anniversary of the revolutionary TV series Sex and the City, and Sicario-2: Day of the Soldado reviewed.

Duration:00:53:51

AACTA Pitch, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Marcelo Martinessi, Ghosthunter

6/20/2018
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Marcelo Martinessi, winner of the Sydney Film Festival's top prize is in the studio, as well as the winners of the Documentary Australia Foundation Award. Plus, Jason reviews Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and an exciting opportunity for budding screen creators.

Duration:00:53:51