Is nostalgia ruining Hollywood? Terminator Genisys,...07/02/15
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...
Fury Road special with George Miller and John Seale
Director George Miller and cinematographer John Seale discuss the new Mad Max movie, Fury Road.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Ex Machina, the films of...
Film and music critic Anwen Crawford discusses the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane Freebury talks about her new ebook on Australian director Rolf de Heer, plus a review of the science fiction film Ex Machina.
Juliette Binoche, Clouds of Sils Maria, Unfriended
French actress Juliette Binoche discusses how fiction and real life collide in writer director Olivier Assayas's mysterious new film Clouds of Sils Maria. Plus the new found footage horror film set entirely on a teenager's computer desktop, Unfriended.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, Matias Pineiro
As the new Avengers movie hits cinemas, guest critic Cam Williams discusses how the Marvel Universe has changed the model for blockbuster franchises. Plus Argentine director Matías Piñeiro discusses how the hybrid culture of his country informs his...
It Follows, While We're Young, Dave Kehr
This week a review of the new Noah Baumbach/Ben Stiller comedy While We're Young, an interview with composer Rich Vreeland on his retro-synth score for the low budget horror It Follows, plus MOMA film curator and critic Dave Kehr discusses the...
Juliano Salgado, Xavier Dolan
Juliano Salgado discusses Salt of the Earth, a documentary he made with Wim Wenders about his photographer father Sebastião. French Canadian director Xavier Dolan discusses beauty, poverty and motherhood in Mommy.
Are cinemas dying? Furious 7, Dior and I
Three guests discuss the past, present and future of watching movies in public: Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos; audience researcher and film scholar Deb Verhoeven and Sydney based programmer for the Golden Age, Kate Jinx. Plus why Furious...
Leviathan, Alan Rickman
Leviathan producer Alexander Rodnyansky talks about how the film has sparked controversy in Russia. Actor and director of A Little Chaos Alan Rickman discusses how Robert Altman's Nashville influenced him.
Yann Demange talks '71, Alex Ross Perry discusses his...
British director Yann Demange discusses toxic masculinity and contested history in his thriller set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, '71, American indie wunderkind Alex Ross Perry talks about his influences, plus a review of Love Is Strange.
Chris Rock, Ghostbusters reboots, Deconstructing 'Lynchian'
American comedian Chris Rock discusses his new movie Top Five, guest critic Sarinah Masukor untangles the the term 'Lynchian', and media scholar Rosemary Overell discusses the gender controversy around the two Ghostbusters reboots.
Frederick Wiseman, Focus, Lucky Them, Red Sorghum
Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman talks about his latest film, National Gallery, curator Kristy Matheson discusses Red Sorghum and the new Gong Li, Zhang Yimou retrospective in Melbourne, plus reviews of Focus and Lucky Them.
Oscar Isaac on A Most Violent Year, Robin Campillo on...
American actor Oscar Isaac discusses the depiction of New York turning a corner in A Most Violent Year, French filmmaker Robin Campillo explains why he kept political convictions at arms length to make Eastern Boys.
Oscars, Maziar Bahari on Rosewater and A Girl Walks Home...
Guest critic Giles Hardie discusses this year's Oscar contenders, journalist Maziar Bahari talks about being the inspiration for Jon Stewart's debut film Rosewater, plus Iranian American vampire movie A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
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