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Danny Huston joins me to talk about directing and starring in The Last Photograph - the man born on a film set also shares precious family and personal movie memories, such as the day he fell in love with Ava Gardner. I look at the Oscar results, talk Paddington vs Kane and recommend a new show about Tupac. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/priv…
 
Film maker Lisa Rovner switches us on to Sisters with Transistors, her doc about the pioneering but forgotten women of early electronic music. Lisa faces the SAGFL Ten questions with answers including Chungking Express and Desperately Seeking Susan. I make some bold Oscar predictions and recommend an all-Oscar Three To See. Music by Lee Rosevere. S…
 
Rising star Olivia Cooke tells us about her multi- nominated new film Sound of Metal, rocking out with Riz Ahmed and how Phantom Thread changed her life; doc makers Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin piece together the life and music of Tina Turner for their triumphant portrait Tina and recommend the doc Collective; I pay a belated visit to The Forty Year O…
 
We delve into the worlds of Terry Gilliam, Sherlock Holmes and George Segal. Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe discuss their beautiful 'making of' doc He Dreams of Giants, about Gilliam's final tilt at Don Quixote; starring as Holmes in Netflix's The Irregulars, Henry Lloyd-Hughes talks Tom Thumb and Les Miserables; and my Three to See is dedicated to clas…
 
Kidulthood creator and Bullet Proof star Noel Clarke joins me to sift the diverse BAFTA noms and celebrate his inspirations from Pulp Fiction to Octavia Spencer. Reviews include Judas and The Black Messiah and there’s a peak at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out info…
 
Fresh from her triumph at the Golden Globes, the producer of Pixar masterpiece Soul, Dana Murray, is my guest, telling how she reached the top rungs of the animation powerhouse and the films that inspired her. Plus, I recommend Mexico's I'm No Longer Here and tender punk memoir Poly Styrene: I Am Cliche. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy…
 
Jazz legend Branford Marsalis talks about his score for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, composing for the late Chadwick Boseman, working with Spkie Lee and his life watching movies. Plus I have news of a thrilling new doc about Brazilian great Pele, a tribute to Jean Claude Carrière and the new Black Panther. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy …
 
The man who plays Malcolm X in One Night in Miami is my guest: Kingsley Ben-Adir takes us through his movie loves and film memories and I look at The Capote Tapes and the Golden Globe nominations. 21 Grams (12.42) The Usual Suspects (15.12) In America (18.20) Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
I've given the show a title tweak for the new season. We are now called Seen Any Good Films Lately? It's what I get asked all the time and I found that my guests just come alive when talking about their movie loves, past and present…I ask them what they’re up to and what they’re watching and I run down a few of the films I've seen and to look out f…
 
In the first show of the new season there’s a title tweak and a brilliant guest: Stacy Martin is first up on Seen Any Good Films Lately? She discusses her roles in British sci-fi Archive and in the stylish and creepy TV series The Serpent, about hippie killer Charles Sobhraj. Stacy talks about her status in both French and English cinema and her fi…
 
Diane Lane brings Hollywood glamour and watches A Clockwork Orange; German musician Nils Frahm on Jacques Tati and in concert; I run down my Top Tens of 2020 in Film and TV. Diane Lane: Downton Abbey (09:30) A Clockwork Orange (12.13) Nils Frahm: Mon Oncle (30.21) Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Two faces of Christmas- gorgeous singing star Katherine Jenkins shares talks about her new film career, her favourite carols and Hamilton; punk director Julien Temple goes a few rounds with Shane MacGowan and dives into the romance of Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Jonathan Coe discusses why he based his new novel around a Billy Wilder shoot, his admiration for Elizabeth Moss and and a date to see Bill Forsyth’s Housekeeping; actor Craig Fairbrass flexes his talent in new film Muscle and talks Lee Marvin, Helen Mirren and handling Hollywood. Jonathan Coe: The Invisble Man (12.41) The Crown (13.06) Craig Fairb…
 
Oscar nominee and Lord of the Rings hero Viggo Mortensen talks about his directing debut Falling and seeing Lawrence of Arabia with his Mum (he liked the camels); Ashley Madekwe discusses her role in tough British film County Lines, meeting Mary J Blige and not returning her Return To Oz video. Viggo Mortensen: A Special Day (13.33) Lawrence of Ara…
 
Mangrove star Shaun Parkes talks Small Axe, working with Steve McQueen and loving Baraka; director James Erskine riffs on Billie Holiday, Betty Blue and Liverpool FC’s title win. Shaun Parkes: Gomorrah (36.52) The Leftovers (37.14) Baraka (38.40) James Erskine: Unorthodox (08.48) Minari (09.14) Three Colours (12.07) Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast…
 
This Is England star Thomas Turgoose reveals how he got his career back on track and how Stephen Graham inspires him; photographer Gered Mankowitz remembers snapping Jimi Hendrix and queuing for movies in Leicester Square. Thomas Turgoose: Kingdom 10.53 Race Across The World 11.52 Line of Duty 12.21 Gered Mankowitz: White Riot (28.42) Moscow Noir (…
 
Broadcaster and film maker Jonny Owen talks about making his football history doc The Three Kings on Bill Shankly, Matt Busby and Jock Stein plus his love of Mad Men, Jimmy Stewart and watching Line of Duty with his Missus (yes, she’s Vicky McClure). Cobra Kai (11.41) Mad Men (20.16) Quadrophenia (26.11) Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy…
 
Celebrating Back to the Future Day, I talk to the film's co-writer Bob Gale about creating a classic, Johnny B Goode, and all the greats that influenced his own screenplay. And you can win a 4k Ultra HD box set of the trilogy. And Oscar winner Tim Robbins tells me about making his first podcast - a Presidential satire called Bobbo Supreme - as well…
 
Best-selling author David Nicholls talks about adapting his novel Us for TV, British horror and his love of French movies; doc maker Yemi Bamiro talks Michael Jordan, sneakers, basketball and 90s hip hop. David Nicholls: Rocks (08.44) Saint Maud (11.29) Mayflies (17.54) Yemi Bamiro: The Social Dilemma (37.50) Dynasty (38.53) Music by Lee Rosevere. …
 
Actress Morfydd Clark talks about the films and roles that influenced her performance in British horror Saint Maud and her love for TV show Black Sails. Documentary maker Kirsten Johnson discusses making her Netflix film about her father Dick’s dementia and death - starring her Dad. And she reveals a recent female film maker discovery... Morfydd Cl…
 
Music writer and author David Hepworth tells me about the shaggy-haired, wonky-teethed Brit bands who made it big in America with The Beatles, discussing his book Overpaid, Oversexed and Over There; plus why box set TV is the new LP... Actor and director Tim Plester recounts his American folk music road trip musical in Southern Journey (Revisited);…
 
I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns can be seen in later-life romcom 23 Walks, opposite Alison Steadman and some cute dogs. He tells me about his life in comedy, from running clubs in Newcastle to winning at Cannes, his first sex scenes and singing with fishermen in Cornwall. Actor Parker Sawyers, who played Barack Obama in Southside With You, now star…
 
The creators of instant London classic Rocks talk about how they collaborated on and workshopped the movie and its music - and what inspired it: director Sarah Gavron and writers Claire Wilson and Theresa Ikoko join me. Plus, as award winning documentary White Riot roars into cinemas, I discuss racism, punk and culture clash in 70s Britain with its…
 
Jason heads to the Lido for the first actual film festival in the world since COVID struck. He meets stars including Stacy Martin, Jim Broadbent and Romola Garai and asks everyone at Venezia 77 if they’ve Seen Anything Good Lately? Stacy Martin Succession (17.29) Roger Michell John Ford films (29.59) Romola Garai Floating Weeds (42.16) Music by Lee…
 
Joining me for episode 9 is documentary giant Stanley Nelson to talk about his superb film, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. Listen, and you can win a copy of it on Blu-Ray - how jazzy cool is that? Director Coky Giedroych is my other guest, on her lively film adaptation of Caitlin Moran's How To Build A Girl, who's on her hero wall and what's in he…
 
Author Charlotte Philby has created new sub-genre of feminist spy fiction, about young mothers torn between family and espionage. She discusses her latest novel A Double Life, recommends LA-set detective show Bosch but doesn't care so much for Killing Eve. Directors Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui follow up their fashion doc McQueen with a savagely …
 
Two superb live performers join me this week. Jazz star Zara McFarlane explains the stories and Jamaican folk rhythms behind her fabulous new album Songs of an Unknown Tongue and tells me of her obsessions for watching true crime and matchmaking shows. Comedian and podcaster Ian Stone talks about his debut book To Be Someone, about his teenage obse…
 
In an episode dedicated to female film-making, award-winning Indian director Mira Nair talks about her “6 hour film” adaptation of A Suitable Boy for the BBC and recommends her influences from the photography of Dayanita Singh to Visconti’s The Leopard and the cultural history of Lucknow. Documentary maker Mark Cousins discusses his 14-hour epic Wo…
 
It's true - Woody Allen is my guest on this episode of the podcast. As his new film A Rainy Day in New York comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray, Woody tells me about his admiration for basketball and the Netflix doc The Last Dance, how he plays along to jazz greats on his record player, and his obsession with true crime stories.... Plus you can win a copy…
 
One of the fastest-rising stars on British TV, Paapa Essiedu joins me to talk about his amazing work as Kwame in I May Destroy You, as well as his performance in Gangs of London. Paapa reveals his love of theatre, his responsibilities as a young black Londoner, and where he got those great little beanie hats. Kelly O'Sullivan wrote herself a star r…
 
Joining the growing list of SAGLers is one of my favourite British actors, David Thewlis. As he reaches a glorious career 100 of films, he remembers winning at Cannes with Naked and talks about his latest film, Guest of Honour, playing a restaurant inspector, for Canada's Atom Egoyan. David's been enjoying Peep Show - late to the party on that one …
 
What a thrill to have these two as my guests. Not only do I love their work but they are both smart, funny people who love their culture and love to talk about it. Perfect for SAGL. Anne Marie Duff can be seen on BBC iPlayer at the moment starring in The Salisbury Poisonings, a brilliantly gripping reconstruction drama about the Novichok incident i…
 
On Episode 1, I’m joined by brilliant writer and screenwriter Emma Jane Unsworth who turned her own book Animals into a movie and then followed it up with the hit book Adults. She tells me about writing in lockdown, working on a new TV series, buying expensive mustard and what she’s been watching. And my second guest is Hollywood actress Alexandra …
 
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