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Reviews and in-depth conversations with leading film and TV directors, actors and screenwriters from Australia and around the world.

Reviews and in-depth conversations with leading film and TV directors, actors and screenwriters from Australia and around the world.


Melbourne, VIC


Reviews and in-depth conversations with leading film and TV directors, actors and screenwriters from Australia and around the world.




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A cinematic story of rebirth and retracing Homer's Odyssey

Warwick Thornton discusses his spellbinding new documentary The Beach. Warwick's son and fellow filmmaker Dylan River is in for Top Shelf, and Rob Brydon and Michael Winterbottom talk The Trip to Greece.


Mrs America and the king of rom-coms

Two conversations this week with two of the most prolific, talented and nicest people working in Hollywood - writer, producer, director and actor Paul Feig who heads up a new TV series called Love Life, and New Zealand born actress Melanie Lynskey who is currently starring in Mrs America.


A Gen Y remake, a smiling sociopath and directing Killing Eve

High Fidelity has been given a millennial makeover with a new TV series. Hugh Jackman plays a charismatic and corrupt figure in Bad Education, and Australian director Shannon Murphy on the thrill of working on Killing Eve.


Normal People, midnight in Mexico City and a legendary architect

We weigh in on the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People. U.S. filmmaker Luke Lorentzen on his doco that trails a family of paramedics in Mexico City, and a local documentary that puts the spotlight on an iconic architect.


An alternate America, Star Wars stunts and Pia Miranda for On Actors

A discussion on HBO's The Plot Against America. Pia Miranda talks about Sarah Jessica Parker for On Actors, and Hollywood stuntwoman Eunice Huthart talks Tom Cruise, Star Wars and Angelina Jolie.


The creator of Unorthodox, Damon Herriman and Beastie Boys Story

Anna Winger speaks to us about her Netflix hit Unorthodox. Actor Damon Herriman shares some career highlights including working with Tarantino and Fincher, and a review of Spike Jonze's doco on The Beastie Boys.


A fresh spin on the teen drama, On Actors and tropical gothic noir

Tayarisha Poe talks about her confident coming of age debut. Marta Dusseldorp on how Frances McDormand inspires her work, and director Wayne Blair on co-helming the new season of Mystery Road with Warwick Thornton.


New noir from Iceland, homegrown drama and beneath a pop fantasy

Has Netflix delivered with its icy new Scandi-noir The Valhalla Murders? Jason's critic's take on the Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana, and Jacqueline McKenzie talks about landing her dream role in Bloom and wider career.


Kate Mulvany, Nashen Moodley and some classic Bond

Australian actor Kate Mulvany on starring opposite Al Pacino in the series Hunters, Sydney Film Festival artistic director Nashen Moodley discusses the plight of festivals which have been cancelled or postponed and Dan Golding on a Bond classic.


Sundance winner Desiree Akhavan, the uncertain future of cinema and an iconic TV theme

A conversation with U.S. indie filmmaker Desiree Akhavan. Matthew Deaner explains the significant disruptions screen culture is facing, and Dan Golding on Alexander Courage's Star Trek theme.


Hypnotic, legal and toxic thrillers and Arctic Noir

Mark Sutton hosts the show this week and reviews Todd Haynes' legal thriller Dark Waters. Plus, Alejandro Landes' stunning new war drama and Australian filmmaker Miranda Nation on her debut feature.


Family dysfunction, fakes and 21st century screen culture

Lo-fi social-realist director Ben Wheatley talks about his latest film about a miserable family reunion. Plus, a look at Australian drama and this uncertain world of streaming, and a survey on cinema on the flim-flam.


Surrealism, dystopia and mythbusting streaming

Key British filmmaker Peter Strickland opens up about his new film, a surreal department store horror. Plus, a look at feel-bad TV and streaming in the global marketplace.


Monstrous men, late night stories and an Italian nostalgia trip

One of Australia's most successful genre filmmakers Leigh Whannell talks about his new film The Invisible Man, an allegory on gaslighting with Elisabeth Moss in the lead.


Themes of nationhood and race run through the show this week

Maya Newell's new film In My Blood It Runs is a sensitive, up-close portrait of Aboriginal life that asks questions about the Australian education system. Showrunner Elise McCredie talks about Stateless - the ABC's new star studded immigration drama, co-created by Cate Blanchett. Jason meets up with French director Bertrand Bonello in Paris, and a review of Clint Eastwood's new film Richard Jewell.


Pod Extra: Jason Di Rosso with Oscar winning director Bong Joon-ho

Jason Di Rosso speaks to Oscar winning director Bong Joon-ho fresh from his win at Cannes Film Festival, about his history making thriller Parasite.


South Korean director Bong Joon-ho makes history at the Oscars

As South Korean director Bong Joon-ho makes history at the Oscars, we take you back to his wonderful interview on The Screen Show talking about his winning film Parasite.


A critics' roundtable look at this year's Oscar contenders

Ahead of the 92nd Academy Awards, Jason Di Rosso and a panel of guest critics discuss this year's nominations, likely winners and snubs. Nakkiah Lui is in to talk about the latest series of Black Comedy, a funny take on what it's like to be black in modern Australia. Iconic French actress Fanny Ardant on her role in Nicholas Bedos' nostalgic film La Belle Époque.


Josh Thomas is back with a quirky American black comedy

After winning high praise for his series Please Like Me, Josh Thomas is back with a quirky American black comedy called Everything's Gonna Be Okay. Director Robert Eggers talks about the inspiration behind his moody thriller The Lighthouse, and a look at Benedict Andrews' Seberg in which Kristen Stewart takes centre stage as French New Wave actress Jean Seberg.


Essie Davis felt inspired working with her director husband Justin Kurzel on True History of the Kelly Gang

Essie Davis says her husband Justin Kurzel knew there was a role for her in True History of the Kelly Gang as soon as he read Pater Carey's novel of the same name.