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The Final Cut

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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

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


Home Again, The Pink House, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries the movie

10/19/2017
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The new Reese Witherspoon rom-com Home Again doesn't conform to the stereotype we see in movies about older women dating younger men. A documentary about the oldest brothel in Kalgoorlie, and the crowdfunding campaign hoping to turn Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries into a feature film.

Duration: 00:25:31


The Harvey Weinstein scandal, Benny Safdie on Good Time, The Meyerowitz Stories

10/12/2017
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Could the Harvey Weinstein scandal represent a culture change for Hollywood? Benny Safdie talks about his heist thriller Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson, and The Meyerowitz Stories, a new New York movie from Noah Baumbach with an A-list cast.

Duration: 00:25:31


Blade Runner 2049, Adelaide Film Festival, Wake in Fright

10/5/2017
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Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford is the Hollywood sequel we didn’t need. Adelaide Film Festival opened this week and I chat with the artistic director Amanda Duthie. Plus, a look at Channel Ten's remake of the 1971 classic Wake in Fright.

Duration: 00:25:31


The Round Table: Cinema Under the Digital Influence

9/29/2017
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The second instalment of our semi-regular audio extra of round table critics discussions. In this episode, Jason Di Rosso discusses how the digital age is changing the way images are made and received, and how this might be affecting cinema. Guest panellists are Guy Lodge, critic for Variety whose work also appears in The Observer, The Guardian, Newsweek and Time Out. Simran Hans writes for The Observer and Sight and Sound, and Eric Hynes, Associate Curator of Film at the Museum of the...

Duration: 00:37:21


Battle of the Sexes, Cinema Under the Digital Influence and The Go-Betweens: Right Here

9/28/2017
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Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in Hollywood's dramatisation of the infamous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, Battle of the Sexes. A panel discussion with international guest critics about cinema under the digital influence, and Kriv Stenders' new documentary about Brisbane band The Go-Betweens.

Duration: 00:25:31


Nocturama, Mountain

9/21/2017
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Actor Willem Dafoe is my guest, along with Australian director Jennifer Peadom, to talk about their new documentary collaboration, Mountain. And, a French film that people loved when it travelled the festival circuit. It’s my film of the week – it’s about terrorism, it’s called Nocturama.

Duration: 00:25:31


Mother! Patti Cake$, I Am Not Your Negro

9/14/2017
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Why Darren Aronofsky's Mother! is a big waste of time. An interview with Australian star on the rise, Danielle Macdonald. She talks about playing the lead role in Patti Cake$, a film about a plus-size white girl from New Jersey and her unlikely quest to become a famous rapper, and after a successful festival run, the brilliant I Am Not Your Negro is now screening around the country.

Duration: 00:25:31


It, Twin Peaks, Namatjira Project, That's Not Me

9/7/2017
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This week, a round table discussion on the finale of Twin Peaks, which came to its breathtaking conclusion on Australian pay TV earlier in the week. Some small Australian films releasing this week that are worth checking out, and Andres Musichietti’s new adaptation of the Stephen King horror, It.

Duration: 00:25:31


Ali's Wedding, God's Own Country

8/31/2017
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Set in suburban Melbourne's working-class Shia community, Ali's Wedding takes a look at love in a very different setting for an Australian film. Plus, an interview with the Yorkshire based filmmaker Francis Lee, who’s coming of age romance about a young farmer who falls in love with a Romanian worker is a profound Brexit statement.

Duration: 00:25:31


The Lost City of Z, American Made, Killing Ground

8/24/2017
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James Gray's The Lost City of Z is a grand, colonial adventure starring Charlie Hunnam as early 20th century British surveyor Percy Fawcett, who made several expeditions into the Amazon. Tom Cruise has reunited with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman in the film American Made, and a new Australian outback thriller about some very unhappy campers.

Duration: 00:25:31


Top of the Lake: China Girl - a critics' round table discussion

8/17/2017
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Themes of motherhood, misogyny and surrogacy are ever present in the latest season of Jane Campion's Top of the Lake.

Duration: 00:25:31


Logan Lucky, Luc Besson and an Iranian TV phenomenon

8/10/2017
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An interview with French film director Luc Besson about his latest film, a sci-fi thriller starring Cara Delevigne. Plus, Steven Soderbergh has come out of retirement with a heartfelt heist movie, and an Iranian TV hit.

Duration: 00:25:31


Studio Ghibli celebration, Atomic Blonde, The Trip to Spain

8/3/2017
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Why do the animated films about aviator pigs, talking sea creatures and flying houses from Japan’s Studio Ghibli manage to cast such a powerful spell? Plus, reviews of The Trip to Spain and Atomic Blonde.

Duration: 00:25:32


War for the Planet of the Apes, women in focus at MIFF and Kiki, Love to Love

7/27/2017
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The third instalment of the Planet of the Apes franchise is more of a thoughtful film than you might expect. The artistic director of the Melbourne International Film Festival talks through some of her highlights from this year's program which puts female directors in the spotlight, plus, the Spanish remake of the Australian sex comedy The Little Death.

Duration: 00:25:31


Dunkirk, Paris Can Wait, George Romero

7/20/2017
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Eleanor Coppola’s husband Francis is one of the most celebrated directors of his generation, her children Sofia and Roman have also received critical acclaim as filmmakers. What made her, at 80, decide to join them? Hear her discuss her debut narrative feature, Paris Can Wait. Plus a review of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, and an interview from the archives with horror master George Romero, who died this week.

Duration: 00:25:32


The Beguiled, A Ghost Story, The Cremator and Baby Driver

7/13/2017
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Sofia Coppola's atmospheric remake of The Beguiled is unsurprisingly defined by her attentiveness to the feminine gaze. Director David Lowery discusses his post-horror film A Ghost Story, starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, and a discussion on Juraj Herz's surrealist horror masterpiece from 1969, The Cremator.

Duration: 00:25:31

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