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Every month we discuss a current film and a connecting retrospective film. We look at technical aspects in each film, how they exemplify their genre/director/subject matter and then how each film fits into the wider cinema landscape. Enjoy!

Every month we discuss a current film and a connecting retrospective film. We look at technical aspects in each film, how they exemplify their genre/director/subject matter and then how each film fits into the wider cinema landscape. Enjoy!
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Location:

New Zealand

Description:

Every month we discuss a current film and a connecting retrospective film. We look at technical aspects in each film, how they exemplify their genre/director/subject matter and then how each film fits into the wider cinema landscape. Enjoy!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 30: Crazy Rich Asians and My Big Fat Greek Wedding

9/22/2018
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Culture clash wedding films. Sarah Watt, Jeremy Downing and William Chen discuss Crazy Rich Asians and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, two romantic comedies that have broken Box Office records. Our discussion begins with acknowledging that My Big Fat Greek Wedding has not aged very well, so we try and find redeemable qualities in the film. We burst out in outrage at the poor Health and Safety protocols of John Corbett's teacher character. As teachers, we were not amused. The film is not pretty to...

Duration:00:45:59

Episode 29: Mission Impossible Fallout and Top Gun

8/26/2018
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Tom Cruise action films. Sarah Watt, Jeremy Downing and William Chen discuss Mission: Impossible - Fallout and Top Gun. We jump straight into a discussion about the Mission: Impossible films, highlighting the strength of the director talent for each of the films, comparing it to the James Bond and Harry Potter films. Our chat then moves to Top Gun and how out of date the film feels in retrospect. Gender representation, hard-body masculinity and homoerotica is talked about in regards to Top...

Duration:00:46:05