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The Playlist is an entertainment podcast from SBS Australia, in which hosts Fiona Williams and Ben Nguyen explore the movies and TV shows that are worth your time. Join them as they canvas the week in culture and highlight the best of what’s streaming at SBS On Demand.

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The Playlist is an entertainment podcast from SBS Australia, in which hosts Fiona Williams and Ben Nguyen explore the movies and TV shows that are worth your time. Join them as they canvas the week in culture and highlight the best of what’s streaming at SBS On Demand.

    The Playlist 117: 92nd Academy Awards recap

    The Playlist 117: 92nd Academy Awards recap

    We don't know what to do with ourselves when the best picture actually wins the Best Picture Oscar. It's bold new territory for Fiona and Ben as they regroup after an historic 92nd Academy Awards telecast. Join them as they discuss the winners, losers, and importantly, how much of the outcome they predicted. 

    • 45 min
    The Playlist 116 - Oscar picks / Richard Stanley talks new Nicolas Cage flick 'Color Out Of Space' / 'Married At First Sight'

    The Playlist 116 - Oscar picks / Richard Stanley talks new Nicolas Cage flick 'Color Out Of Space' / 'Married At First Sight'

    As the Oscar competition heats up Fiona and Ben make their predictions as to what will win ahead of next week’s awards, Fiona talks to Richard Stanley, director of the new Nicolas Cage sci fi horror flick 'Color Out Of Space', on the popularity of H.P. Lovecraft and his attempts to revisit 'The Island of Doctor Moreau', and they unpack the latest season of Nine's ratings bonanza 'Married At First Sight'.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Playlist 115 - Marielle Heller talks 'A Beautiful Day...' and Oscar snubs / 'Little Women' / What We've Been Watching

    The Playlist 115 - Marielle Heller talks 'A Beautiful Day...' and Oscar snubs / 'Little Women' / What We've Been Watching

    Ben and Fiona are back to talk 'Little Women', and 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood', both of which have been overlooked in the Best Director category of the Oscars. Fiona then interviews Marielle Heller, director of the latter, about celebrating the legacy of a childhood icon, and about the industry's bias against movies directed by women in awards season ("I guess I can't ignore how blatant this is").  

    • 40 min
    The Playlist 114 - 77th Golden Globes recap

    The Playlist 114 - 77th Golden Globes recap

    Ben and Fiona return from holidays to spend their first day back at work watching and recapping the 77th Golden Globes ceremony. They analyse the hits and misses of the lengthy broadcast, still agree to disagree about 'Joker', and make a case for SBS to adopt as the network tagline, director Bong Joon-ho's impassioned ode to the subtitle. 

    • 39 min
    The Playlist 113 - Best movies and TV shows of 2019 / Celine Sciamma interview - 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'

    The Playlist 113 - Best movies and TV shows of 2019 / Celine Sciamma interview - 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'

    As we count down the days remaining in 2019, join Ben, Fiona, and special guest John, as they count down their favourite movies and TV shows the year. They laugh, they disagree, and they realise there's not as much crossover on their lists as they expected (*especially when they make up their own rules about what constitutes the 'best' in a 'best of' list). Fiona is joined by special guest, Celine Sciamma, director of 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire', which is in cinemas on Boxing Day and which also - spoiler - rates pretty highly on Fiona's best of 2019 movies list.  Fiona also reviews the full list of Boxing Day releases, as Ben and John reveal what they'll be watching over summer. It's a big episode to cap off a big year. Happy holidays to all and see you again in 2020. 

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Playlist 112 - 'The Mandolorian' / 'Knives Out' / Timothy Spall on 'Mrs Lowry & Son'

    The Playlist 112 - 'The Mandolorian' / 'Knives Out' / Timothy Spall on 'Mrs Lowry & Son'

    Fiona and Ben are back in The Playlist studio after a break, to review  Disney+ and its launch juggernaut The Mandolorian. FIona has been watching Knives Out, and Ben has been previewing Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over. FIona catches up with legendary British actor Timothy Spall, in Australia for the release of Mrs Lowry & Son. 

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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Fabulous reviews and analysis

Love listening and so glad I found this wonderful podcast. Great reviews of movies, TV and documentaries with great interviews of those connected such as directors and actors.

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