Macbeth, The Martian, Putuparri and the Rainmakers10/01/15
Australian director Justin Kurzel discusses his radical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Filmmaker Nicole Ma discusses Putuparri and the Rainmakers, a documentary about indigenous man Tom ‘Putuparri’ Lawford and his struggle to keep the traditions...
The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Sicario, Cut Snake
Adolescence is complicated at the best of times, let alone when you’re sleeping with your mum’s boyfriend. Guest critic Kate Jinx and Luke Goodsell discuss the warts and all indie movie The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and reflect on the tradition of...
M. Night Shyamalan, Rufus Norris, 'Everest'
M. Night Shyamalan discusses The Visit, his thriller about a brother and sister who uncover a house of horrors on a trip to the grandparents, and video the whole thing. Plus British director Rufus Norris discusses his adaptation of the award winning...
Tangerine, Office, Life
Australian writer Luke Davies discusses how his friendship with Heath Ledger before stardom helped inspire his latest project - a film called Life - about the photographer behind those iconic images of James Dean wearing an overcoat in Times Square....
Straight Outta Compton, Gayby Baby, Force of Destiny
Rapper Ice Cube discusses the film about his old band NWA that’s been the biggest hit of the year in the US - Straight Outta Compton, plus filmmaker Maya Newell reflects on what it was like to be the centre of a storm over her documentary about same...
Joel Edgerton on The Gift, Crystal Moselle on The Wolfpack
Joel Edgerton discusses his love of psychological thrillers and how a boomerang on a psychologist's wall inspired him to write and direct his first feature film, The Gift. Plus filmmaker Crystal Moselle describes how a chance meeting in a New York...
Ricki and the Flash, Holding the Man
Actress Mamie Gummer discusses Ricki and the Flash, Jonathan Demme's wonderful new drama in which she plays the daughter of an aging rock star, played by her real-life mum, Meryl Streep. Co-star Rick Springfield also chats about the film. Plus...
Girlhood, Umrika, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
French director Celine Sciamma talks race, gender and aesthetics in her coming of age film Girlhood, director Prashant Nair discusses how his upbringing as a diplomat’s son inspired his Indian migration fable Umrika. Plus, the verdict on Guy Ritchie’s...
Last Cab to Darwin, New Argentine Cinema, Trainwreck
Australian actor Michael Caton discusses his new film, a comedy-drama about euthanasia, Last Cab to Darwin, film scholar Tamara Falicov unpacks New Argentine Cinema twenty years on, plus Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck.
Rogue Nation, Caroll Spinney, Music films at MIFF
The verdict on the mix of self parody and hyper masculinity in Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation, plus Caroll Spinney, the master puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Big Bird discusses the doco about his life and programmer Al Cossar picks some...
Far From Men, Remembering Omar
Before Omar Sharif was discovered by David Lean in Lawrence of Arabia, he already had a sizable body of work in Egypt. Cairo based Australian film scholar Ifdal Elsaket discusses the late actor’s early years before Hollywood. Plus, director David...
Ruben Guthrie, New Indies at MIFF, Women He's Undressed
Director Gillian Armstrong discusses her new documentary Women He's Undressed about an Australian cinema pioneer, the Kiama born Hollywood costume designer Orry-Kelly. Plus the verdict on Aussie comedy Ruben Guthrie and Melbourne International Film...
Magic Mike XXL, Jack Thompson, Mad Dog Morgan
Guest critics Philippa Hawker and Stephen Russell discuss the Magic Mike sequel. Plus, Jack Thompson and film scholar Jake Wilson discuss the 1970s bushranger classic starring Dennis Hopper, Mad Dog Morgan.
Is nostalgia ruining Hollywood? Terminator Genisys, Amy
Guest critic Cameron Williams wonders if a nostalgia wave is making Hollywood blockbusters boring. Plus Perth International Revelation Film Festival program director Jack Sargeant discusses three Australian premieres.
Mia Hansen-Løve, Far From The Madding Crowd, The Tales of...
Mia Hansen-Løve discusses her House music coming of age film Eden, critic David Stratton praises the newly restored classic The Tales of Hoffmann, plus a review of Far From The Madding Crowd.
The Crisis of Women In Film, Alex Gibney
Why are there so few women directors, producers and writers working in film and television? Film scholar Monica Davidson and director Gillian Armstrong give their views. Plus Alex Gibney discusses Going Clear, his documentary about the Church of...
Why should we engage with difficult cinema?
In this special edition, a panel discussion from the Sydney Film Festival about difficult cinema, and how one person’s 'difficult' is another person’s popcorn movie...
Strangerland, Slow West, Entourage
Director Kim Farrant discusses her debut feature Strangerland, the first lead role for Nicole Kidman in an Australian independent film for two decades. Plus ex-rock musician turned filmmaker John MacClean discusses his Scottish-New Zealand-Australian...
Tomorrowland, Partisan, Sydney Film Festival Preview Part 2
The verdict on Disney's ambitious teen sci fi adventure Tomorrowland, plus Australian director Ariel Kleiman discusses his debut feature Partisan and Sydney Film Festival documentary programmer Jenny Neighbour picks her favourites from the line-up.
Spy, Woman In Gold, Sydney Film Festival preview
Paul Feig directs Melissa McCarthy in their best comedy yet, Spy. Plus director Simon Curtis discusses The Woman Gold in which Helen Mirren is a Jewish refugee who reclaims a painting stolen by the Nazis and Sydney Film festival director Nashen...
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