Episodes
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings draws on Chinese myths and legends, as well as the all-conquering Marvel Comics country. Featuring Chinese superstars Tony Leung and Michele Yeoh, and popular comedienne Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians).
Published 09/22/21
The Night House sees Rebecca Hall (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women) as a widow under siege in her new house from mysterious forces.
Published 09/22/21
Danish director Andreas Koefoed talks about his documentary about the shock to the art world when a new painting by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci shows up in New Orleans. But that's just the start of a story of art, greed, politics and scandal.
Published 09/22/21
Simon Morris signals his waning interest in the once all-conquering Marvel Cinematic Universe, and wonders if a new hero will turn the tide. He also looks at a good example of the traditional "haunted house" ghost story, and a documentary about the discovery and sale of the most expensive painting ever auctioned.
Published 09/22/21
Eiffel is the lightly-fictionalised story of the Frenchman behind the famous Tower, and the scandal that threatened to wreck the project. Starring Romain Duris (The beat that my heart skipped) and Emma Mackey (Sex Education).
Published 09/15/21
Reminiscence is set in a post-war future, where the seas have risen and the biggest drug on the market is nostalgia. Stars Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson and Thandiwe Newton, it's directed by Lisa Joy (Westworld).
Published 09/15/21
Respect is the story of the early career of singer Aretha Franklin, and how a failed recording artist became one of the greatest stylists in soul music. Stars Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker.
Published 09/15/21
Summer of soul is a documentary about a forgotten Harlem music festival. A month before the more famous Woodstock Festival, it boasted some of the top soul, pop and jazz artists of all time. Featuring B B King, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight, Mahalia Jackson and Nina Simone, it also marked the start of the "black is beautiful" movement.
Published 09/15/21
Simon Morris returns in a programme often about nostalgia.  Two films deal with some of the biggest musical stars of the late Sixties, a French biopic tells the story behind one of the most famous edifices in the world, and a sci-fi/film noir hybrid is about a world where memory can be bought and sold.   Respect is the story of the early career of singer Aretha Franklin, and how a failed recording artist became one of the greatest stylists in soul music.  Stars Jennifer Hudson and Forest...
Published 09/15/21
Dan Slevin suggests four options for at home lockdown viewing. He reviews the Netflix drama The White Tiger ; Amazon Prime's new version of Cinderella, from the creator of the Pitch Perfect trilogy; Neon's science-fiction series Raised by Wolves which has the first two episodes directed by Ridley Scott; and the documentary 9/11: Inside the President's War Room which streams on Apple TV+.
Published 09/08/21
Raised by Wolves is a 10-part science-fiction series streaming on Neon and the first two episodes are directed by Ridley Scott. Reviewed by Dan Slevin.
Published 09/08/21
Dan Slevin reviews Cinderella from Amazon Prime, a new version featuring a selection of repurposed pop songs from the last 40 years.
Published 09/08/21
The White Tiger is a drama based on a Booker Prize winning novel about a young Indian man trying to break down the economic and social barriers that hold him back. Reviewed by Dan Slevin.
Published 09/08/21
Dan Slevin suggests four options for at home lockdown viewing. He reviews the Netflix drama The White Tiger; Amazon Prime's new version of Cinderella, from the creator of the Pitch Perfect trilogy; Neon's science-fiction series Raised by Wolves which has the first two episodes directed by Ridley Scott; and the documentary 9/11: Inside the President's War Room which streams on Apple TV+.
Published 09/08/21
Dan Slevin reviews the classic Baseball magic realism film Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner.
Published 09/01/21
Steven Soderbergh's Let Them All Talk, which stars Meryl Streep as an author taking her oldest friends on a trip across the Atlantic. Reviewed by Dan Slevin.
Published 09/01/21
Dan Slevin reviews Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch, from the Royal National Theatre's "at home" showcase of their recent theatre productions.
Published 09/01/21
Count Me In is a Netflix music documentary about rock drummers. Reviewed by Dan Slevin.
Published 09/01/21
Dan Slevin suggests four options for at home lockdown viewing. He reviews the music documentary Count Me In which is on Netflix; Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch, from the Royal National Theatre's "at home" showcase of their recent theatre productions; Steven Soderbergh's Let Them All Talk, which stars Meryl Streep as an author taking her oldest friends on a trip across the Atlantic; and the classic Baseball magic realism film Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner.
Published 09/01/21
Dan Slevin reviews the ABC television satire series about a federal agency tasked with boosting Australia’s infrastructure. Reviewed by Dan Slevin.
Published 08/25/21
A documentary about the eight and a half hour ‘lullaby’ written by Max Richter and performed in front of an audience of sleeping people . Reviewed by Dan Slevin.
Published 08/25/21
Dan Slevin reviews a science fiction action vehicle for Chris Pratt who plays a Green Beret sent 30 years into the future to fight off an alien invasion.
Published 08/25/21
Gerard Butler stars in a disaster movie about an ordinary man trying to save his family from a planet killing comet. Reviewed by Dan Slevin.
Published 08/25/21
Dan Slevin watches three recent movies that have arrived online as well as an Australian comedy series that’s now on Netflix. He reviews the Gerard Butler disaster movie GREENLAND; THE TOMORROW WAR, a science-fiction film starring Chris Pratt as a former Green Beret sent 30 years into the future to fight off an alien invasion; the documentary MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP about the composer’s eight and a half hour ‘lullaby’; and the Australian satire UTOPIA about the fictional federal agency...
Published 08/25/21
The Man in the Hat (Stephen Warbeck interview) Stephen Warbeck won an Oscar for his score for Shakespeare in Love in 1998 but he’s just made his first film as a director: The Man in the Hat. Reviewed by Dan Slevin.
Published 08/18/21