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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

Talking TV, A Fantastic Woman, Genre Busting and Barbara

2/21/2018
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Jason is joined by TV critics Lauren Carroll Harris and Craig Mathieson for a discussion on a couple of show's everyone seems to be talking about, The Good Place and Queer Eye. Are they both Trump era retorts?

Duration:00:53:51

Marvel's Black Panther, In demand director Kate Dennis, Pilot Season 101 and South African film The Wound

2/14/2018
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We review and discuss Marvel's new black super-hero film Black Panther. Plus, Jason meets in-demand Australian director Kate Dennis, she earned an Emmy nomination for The Handmaid's Tale. We cross to L.A. for a Pilot Season 101. And, The Wound, a South African love story in an unusual setting.

Duration:00:53:52

The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Lady Bird, a new wave for Nordic TV and Melbourne Cinémathèque

2/7/2018
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We're talking The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Greta Gerwig's beautiful Lady Bird, a new wave for TV from Scandinavia and take a look at Melbourne Cinémathèque's 2018 program.

Duration:00:53:52

Jessica Chastain turns poker princess, Paul Thomas Anderson on Phantom Thread and why TV keeps looking to the past

1/31/2018
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TV reboots – we discuss the new wave of 90s television remakes coming our way and take a close look at one show resurrected from the 90s sitcom graveyard. Plus, a conversation with Oscar nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson about his new film Phantom Thread, and Jessica Chastain on Molly’s Game, a thriller about real life character Molly Bloom.

Duration:00:53:52

Margot Robbie, Warwick Thornton, Agnes Varda and Talking TV

1/24/2018
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Margot Robbie on her Oscar nominated role in I, Tonya. Warwick Thornton speaks about his new film Sweet Country, which releases this week. Talking TV with critics Lauren Carroll Harris and Craig Mathieson, and veteran of French cinema Agnes Varda about the documentary Faces Places.

Duration:00:53:51

Swinging Safari: review and interview with writer-director Stephan Elliott

1/18/2018
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This film works best as a raucous, high energy pastiche – but needed a script edit to bring out the plot’s true potential.

Duration:00:18:04

Sweet Country

1/18/2018
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Warwick Thornton tackles the Western, a genre well suited to examining issues of race and colonisation. It's a reflective, often beautiful film.

Duration:00:07:29

Sweet Country, Swinging Safari

1/18/2018
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This is the last episode of The Final Cut and I'm going out with two new Australian films. Swinging Safari is the new one from Priscilla Queen of the Desert director Stephan Elliott, who’s my guest this week. Plus, Warwick Thornton's Western about a black man who kills a white man in self defence, it's called Sweet Country.

Duration:00:25:31

Darkest Hour, The Young Pope

1/11/2018
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Gary Oldman displays astonishing range as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, exactly what's needed in a film that conveys the power of a formidable parliamentarian, and a panel discussion on Paolo Sorrentino's The Young Pope.

Duration:00:25:32

All the Money in the World, Lady Macbeth

1/4/2018
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Screenwriter David Scarpa discusses All the Money in the World and cinematographer Ari Wegner discusses her award winning work on Lady Macbeth.

Duration:00:25:31

God's Own Country: review and interview with director Francis Lee

12/28/2017
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God’s Own Country is a subtle film of intense emotions and a wider political reach that extends beyond the frame.

Duration:00:25:31

Downsizing, Call Me By Your Name, Twin Peaks

12/21/2017
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In this special summer episode, a panel discussion on one of my favourite shows of 2017, Twin Peaks: The Return. Plus, a couple of films releasing on Boxing Day - Downsizing, a film about big people who become very small, and a coming of age story set in Italy in the 1980's from director Luca Guadagnino.

Duration:00:25:30

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Florida Project

12/14/2017
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an enthralling, often funny and at times achingly beautiful galactic adventure. And, writer-director Sean Baker on his new film The Florida Project, about a small community of families living in a budget motel in the shadow of Walt Disney World.

Duration:00:25:31

AACTA Awards, Analysing Christmas in Film

12/7/2017
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A panel discussion on this week's AACTA awards, from the big winners like Lion, to the films and TV series that were perhaps overlooked. Plus, a look at how Christmas is portrayed in film with guest critic Lauren Rosewarne, who watched almost 1000 festive films in the name of research.

Duration:00:25:31

Only the Brave, Call my Agent! The French TV wave

11/30/2017
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A review of bombastic action thriller Only The Brave, based on the true story of a crew of firefighters known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who fought a devastating fire in Arizona in 2013. Plus, a discussion on the rise of French screen production, including the wonderful Netflix series Call my Agent! about a group of passionate Parisian talent agents.

Duration:00:25:31

The Disaster Artist, Greg Sestero, Asia Pacific Screen Awards

11/23/2017
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What's the first film that comes to mind when you think of the worst movie ever made? If it’s Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, you’re not alone, yet it regularly screens to audiences around the world. What do people see in it? This question is at the heart of James Franco's new tribute to the film, The Disaster Artist, which is based on a book by one of the original cast members, Greg Sestero. He's in the studio this week. Plus, a panel discussion on this week’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Duration:00:25:31

The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Starstruck, The Teacher, Justice League

11/16/2017
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Something new from Greek writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos, who makes oblique films about the human condition. An exhibition of Australian film stills at the National Portrait Gallery, an interview with Slovak actress Zuzana Mauréry, and Justice League, one of the most expensive films ever made.

Duration:00:25:31

Jungle, Matthew Deaner, Stranger Things

11/9/2017
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Jungle, an Australian film about a real life Israeli backpacker who got lost in the Amazon in the early 1980s, surprisingly sees Daniel Radcliffe in the lead. A discussion on the magic and nostalgia of Stranger Things, and Matthew Deaner, CEO of Screen Producers Australia, shares thoughts on issues facing the screen industries.

Duration:00:25:32

Detroit, School Life, Three Summers

11/2/2017
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I catch up with actors Will Poulter and Anthony Mackie who star in Detroit, a thriller set in the summer of 1967 when the city's neighbourhoods erupted in now infamous riots. A charming documentary from Ireland about boarding school, and Three Summers, a new comedy from Ben Elton.

Duration:00:25:31

Thor Ragnarok, Amat Escalante on The Untamed, Suburbicon

10/26/2017
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Thor Ragnarok is an extraordinary new film from Marvel. Mexican filmmaker Amat Escalante discusses his unconventional sci-fi thriller The Untamed. Plus, a crime-comedy set in 1950s American suburbia, directed by George Clooney.

Duration:00:25:31

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