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March 15, 2024 78 mins
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 You can contact the show by emailing or you can find us on social media, @KermodeandMayo EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at and follow us @sonypodcasts To advertise on this show contact: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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