Weekly cultural nourishment with Monocle 24’s international critics in the fields of art, music, theatre, literature, film and television. Enjoy conversations with the directors, artists, authors and musicians and minds behind it all.
The grand finale
45:00In the last ever episode of the ‘Monocle Arts Review’, Robert Bound is joined by writer Lucy Jones and Toby Earle, TV editor for ‘The Evening Standard’ and London Live, to discuss some of the latest films and series to hit streaming services. Plus we meet multi-Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones.
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From the stage to the bookshelf
45:00We get to grips with this week’s theatre openings in London with the critic Matt Wolf and leaf through some new book releases with John Mitchinson, publisher at Unbound. Plus: we visit an exhibition in Dublin that examines our relationship with authenticity and all things fake. Andrew Mueller presents.
Film: from the Berlinale to the Oscars
45:00Film critics Tim Robey and Jason Solomons recap their highlights from this year’s Berlin Film Festival and predict what they think might happen at this weekend’s Oscars. Plus we review ‘A Fantastic Woman’ and ‘Red Sparrow’, and learn about the history of cross-dressing in a new exhibition in London.
Page-turners, podcasts and pop
42:20Ted Hodgkinson, senior programmer for literature and spoken word at the Southbank Centre, and Fiona Sturges, critic for ‘The Guardian’, join Matt Alagiah to discuss what they’ve been reading and listening to. Plus we learn about the Italian music festival that inspired Eurovision.
Having a ball
45:00We take a trip around Europe to discover some of the best exhibitions in Barcelona, Vienna and Milan this month with Ossian Ward, head of content at the Lisson gallery, and writer and curator Francesca Gavin. Plus: we don our gladrags and head to Austria for Vienna’s ball season.
45:00With the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards announced this week, Ben Rylan and film critics Anna Smith and Tim Robey discuss their hopes for this year’s prizes. Plus: we find out how to show your film at Sundance without being officially selected and discover a brand new Vincent Van Gogh drawing in the Netherlands.