Monocle 24: The Cinema Show

Monocle 24: The Cinema Show


Tune in every week to a brand new show on Monocle 24 devoted to the best in cinema. Hear from filmmakers, critics and students of the genre as we shine a spotlight on everything from revivals and the restoration of vintage cuts, to Hollywood's golden age and the role of the auteur. Hear feature length interviews with the biggest names, roundtable discussions, special reports and more as Monocle 24 delves into the rich history of the silver screen. The Cinema Show is brought to you in association with MUBI.


BONUS – Kelly Reichardt and ‘Certain Women’  

Kelly Reichardt’s new film ‘Certain Women’ stars Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern in the story of three women forging their own paths in small-town America. The director discusses her life and career with Ben Rylan.

Olivier Assayas and ‘Personal Shopper’  

Olivier Assayas, last year’s winner of the Best Director award at Cannes, discusses his spooky new genre-defying film ‘Personal Shopper’ and Kristen Stewart’s high-fashion wardrobe. Plus: a look back at one of Assayas’ favourite ghost stories, 1961’s ‘The Innocents’.

“Elle” and “The Love Witch”  

Isabelle Huppert’s Oscar-nominated performance in “Elle” is stunning but what can we make of the sexual politics at play? We ask film critic Tara Judah. Plus: bizarre Freudian psychosexual drama ‘The Love Witch’ and an analysis of the films of Paul Verhoeven.

BONUS – Trespass Against Us  

Michael Fassbender’s new film takes us inside the family dynamic in a true-crime story. In this bonus edition of ‘The Cinema Show’ director Adam Smith explains his approach to the story.

Before and after ‘Moonlight’  

Has the success of ‘Moonlight’ altered the way that we see sex on screen? We ask two curators of London’s BFI Flare. Plus: the censoring of Mae West, a visit to Vienna’s Film Museum and the secrets of programming a film festival.

‘Moonlight’ and Xavier Dolan  

We look at the sensational ‘Moonlight’ and its creators Barry Jenkins and Tarrell Alvin McCraney. Plus: Xavier Dolan discusses his latest film ‘It’s Only the End of the World’ and we examine the colourful dreams of Italian horror auteur, Dario Argento.

BONUS – Patriots Day  

Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese found himself face to face with one of the Boston Marathon bombers during a police operation following the attack. He recalls his story as depicted in the new film ‘Patriot's Day’, in which he’s played by actor JK Simmons.

Berlin Film Festival  

We’re in Berlin for one of Europe’s most celebrated film festivals. Kitty Green discusses her new documentary ‘Casting JonBenet’, which cleverly sets itself apart from the flurry of tabloid archival retreads of the US child-murder case. Plus: new films from Bruce LaBruce, Cate Shortland and Stanley Tucci.

Mike Mills and ‘20th Century Women’  

Mike Mills explains how he spun recollections from his childhood into his new film, ‘20th Century Women’, starring Annette Bening. Plus: ‘Thumbsucker’ author Walter Kirn and we write a letter of appreciation to Ferris Bueller’s sidelined sister.

‘Toni Erdmann’ and ‘Gaslight’  

‘New Republic’ magazine’s Tim Grierson discusses the politically charged finale of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Plus: how clever marketing made some people think ‘The Blair Witch Project’ was real, the new German comedy ‘Toni Erdmann’ and a look at the 1944 film that coined the term “gaslighting”.


Among the films playing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is the documentary ‘Nobody Speak’, which examines the fall of Gawker and Donald Trump’s effect on the media; we’ve got a preview. Plus: an apocalyptic horror featuring an all-deaf cast, the luxury brands competing to stamp their name on the festival and a tribute to Mary Tyler Moore.

BONUS – Before JFK  

In the year preceding the death of US president John F Kennedy, two political films offered a starkly different view of Washington. In this special bonus episode we look at 1962’s ‘Advise & Consent’ and ‘The Manchurian Candidate’.

‘Jackie’ and the 1960s  

A year before the US lost its president in 1963, Hollywood lost its most famous film star. We discuss Natalie Portman’s new film ‘Jackie’ and bestselling author Dana Thomas reflects on a decade of Marilyn, JFK and Jackie.

Dear Meryl, we’re sorry  

A record win for ‘La La Land’, a political protest and an angry rebuke from the soon-to-be president: this year’s Golden Globes was certainly memorable. Plus: The White House apology letter that probably won’t actually be written, a word from film-maker Eugène Green and standing on the famed ‘Evita’ balcony in Buenos Aires.

World tour  

Join us on a global tour to some of the world’s most fascinating film locations. We visit an exhibition in San Francisco celebrating the artist Bruce Conner, stroll the beaches of Mar de Plata in Argentina, speak to Czech film-maker and Berlin Film Festival favourite Petr Vaclav and hear from two stars of London’s Russian Film Week.

2016's most fascinating film-makers  

We discuss our favourite titles of 2016 and the film-makers to watch out for in the new year. Plus: the year’s most fascinating film identities, including Xavier Dolan, Ken Loach, Todd Solondz, Ben Wheatley and Peter Greenaway.

Festive films  

Monocle’s editors and correspondents share their favourite cinematic picks for the festive season. Plus: Christmas at some of the world’s most spectacular cinemas and a look back at some bizarre Christmas specials.

‘Meet Me in St Louis’ and Lucy Raven  

Artist Lucy Raven discusses her curation of films at London’s Serpentine Gallery, including the strange and disturbing 1932 Betty Boop short ‘Minnie the Moocher’. Plus: why ‘Meet me in St Louis’ is the quintessential Christmas movie and our gift guide for film-lovers.

BONUS – Kirk Douglas’s screen debut  

In celebration of Kirk Douglas’s 100th birthday, we look back at his first screen role in the 1946 noir melodrama ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’.

‘The Eagle Huntress’ and ‘Fashion in Film’  

Soaring above the peaks of Mongolia on the back of a golden eagle, director Otto Bell discusses his stunning new documentary ‘The Eagle Huntress’. Plus: Christopher Laverty on his book chronicling the role of clothing in cinema and we admire the new colour-in ‘Star Wars’ cover from ‘Little White Lies’.

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