Kermode & Mayo’s Take

Cate Blanchett, The New Boy, Monster & Drive Away Dolls

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Episode notes

This week, the one and only Cate Blanchett joins Mark and Simon for a chat about her drama ‘The New Boy’, which follows a young Aboriginal Australia orphan, who is brought into a Christian monastery, run by a renegade nun, begin to question his faith and loyalty to his heritage.

Mark gives his take on the film, as well as reviewing ‘Monster’, a Japanese psychological mystery thriller about a mother who confronts a teacher after noticing disturbing changes in her son’s behaviour; and ‘Drive Away Dolls’, an Ethan Coen-helmed road trip caper about two lesbian friends who get caught up in crime.

Plus, Mark and Simon keep us abreast of the cinematic events happening around the country.

Timecodes (relevant only for the Vanguard - who are also ad-free!):

08:23 Monster review

23:27 Box Office Top 10

37:28 Cate Blanchett interview

52:03 The New Boy review

57:23 Laughter Lift

01:02:48 Drive-Away Dolls review

01:09:23 What’s On

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