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Film Buff's Forecast is a 2-hour weekly program devoted to the world of film. The show has been a RRR staple since beginning in its current format back in 1981. Regular reviewers include Mark Hartley, Ian Thompson, Nick Matteo, Simone Ubaldi, Gary Hillberg, Brian McFarlane, Thomas Caldwell and Paul Byrne.




Film Buff's Forecast - 4 March 2017

Today's guest: Matthew Holmes spoke about his self-financed feature The Legend Of Ben Hall, screening this week at Croydon Cinemas, Today's reviews: Paul Byrne and Nick Matteo talk about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Hidden Figure. Eloise Ross reports on the recent Sundance Film Festival plus reviews of the Alliance Francais French Film Festival from Jessica Nicholas.

Duration: 01:27:13

Film Buff's Forecast - 25 February 2017

On today's show ... Nick Matteo reviewed: Film Critics Circle of Australia AwardsAquarius James Heiwson gave us an update on what's happening at ACMI and a look at his recent trip to the Berlin Film Festival. Brian McFarlane reviewed: The FamilyA Street Cat Named Bob Andrew Wiseman, CEO & Conference Director of the upcoming Australian International Documentary Conference came in to talk about the event. The conference runs from 5 - 8 March and bookings can be made via the conference...

Duration: 01:27:54

Film Buff's Forecast - 13 February 2017

On today's show ... Nick Matteo reviewed the new Martin Scorsese film Silence, starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, as well as the Jerry Seinfeld webseries Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee which is now screening on Netflix. Melbourne actor Damian Walshe-Howling dropped by to talk about his film Messiah which is screening as part of this year's Flickerfest. Bernie Clifford paid us a visit to promote Geelong's Pivotonian Cinema. The cinema screens hand-picked films and has a licensed...

Duration: 01:30:51

Film Buff's Forecast - 17 December 2016

Today's guests: Paul spoke with two Australian expatriate filmmakers; Kieran Darcy-Smith (The Duel) and Justin Kurzel (Assassin's Creed) about their experiences. Today's reviews: Nick Matteo: PatersonLa La LandDon't Blink: Robert FrankThe Exorcist Brian MacFarlane: JackieThe Golden YearsLittle Men

Duration: 01:34:06

Film Buff's Forecast - 10 December 2016

A review of the year that was 2016 in Film Buff's Forecast. Interviews with Brian McFarlane from Swinburne University as well as Paul Byrne, Nick Matteo, Eloise Ross, Tanya Farley discuss their highs and lows of the year in film. Justin King, Steven Vagg, Mark Hartley join Paul in the second half of the show.

Duration: 01:35:39

Film Buff's Forecast - 3 December 2016

Today's guests: Paul had a yarn with director, cinematographer and producer, David Parker about his latest film, The Menkoff Method. Today's reviews: Eloise Ross: Queen of Katwe Nick Matteo and Paul Byrne: The Crown (series)Bill Lynn's Long Halftime WalkMorganMagnifica 70 (series) Stephen Vagg:

Duration: 01:23:11

Film Buff's Forecast - 26 November 2016

Regular reviewer Nick Matteo has been to see Amiel Courtin-Wilson's latest film Ruin which is currently screening at ACMI. Dominique Mathisen, producer of the new film Drama, came in to talk about the production which was made entirely via crowdfunding and private equity and filmed in Paris and London. The film was released in cinemas and for download at the same time and is now available via iTunes and Google Play. Director Mattie Do, who's visiting Melbourne for this year's...

Duration: 01:26:49

Film Buff's Forecast - 19 November 2016

On today's show, Brian McFarlane has been to see what many are describing as one of the 'must see' films of 2016 Ken Loach's latest 'I, Daniel Blake'. Jessica Nicholas made a return to Film Buffs and shared her thoughts on the sc-fi film Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. And we were joined by award winning actor Frank Ferrante about his show An Evening with Groucho, which is playing at Chapel Off Chapel. Film Buff's Forecast is hosted by Paul Harris.

Duration: 01:10:54

Film Buff's Forecast - 12 November 2016

On today's show regular reviewer Paul Byrne gives us his thoughts on Elle, The Accountant and Dr Strange. All are currently screening around Melbourne. Tanya Farley reviews the new Mel Gibson war epic Hacksaw Ridge, Alicia Vikander's latest film The Light Between Oceans, and Westworld, currently screening on Foxtel. Director Jesse Moss talks about his latest film The Bandit, a look at the 70s Burt Reynolds classic, Smokey and the Bandit. Book reviewer Stephen Vagg has been reading a few...

Duration: 01:26:24

Film Buff's Forecast - 05 November 2016

Lisa Deathridge gives us a run down of some of the films screening as part of Classic French Film Festival. Lisa highly recommends the classics Viva Maria, starring Brigette Bardot; the Jean-Luc Goddard film Breathless; and Lovers Like Us with Catherine Deneuve. The festival is on at the Astor Cinema from 4 - 6 November. Eloise Ross shares her thoughts on a few films currently screening around tow including Nocturnal Animals and American Honey. Simone Ubaldi has been to see The Light...

Duration: 01:17:51

Film Buff's Forecast - 29 October 2016

Australian cinematographer Darrell Martin speaks about his work on the Jerry Lewis documentary Man Behind the Clown. The film screens as part of the Jewish Film Festival at the Classic Cinema on Sunday 30 October. Dr Lisa Deathridge reviews films screening at the Jewish Film Festival including Sand Storm. The festival runs until 23 November. Bill Mechanic, producer of the new Mel Gibson film Hacksaw Ridge talks about his work on the film and his career. Gary Hillberg takes a look at the...

Duration: 01:29:14

Film Buff's Forecast - 22 October 2016

In this episode, Paul Byrne gives us his thoughts on the new Ton Hanks / Ron Howard installment of a Dan Brown Novel. This time it's Inferno, which is currently screening around town. Paul also went to see Francophonia, a film about protecting artworks from the Nazis in WW2. Francophonia is now screening in selected cinemas. Simone Ubaldi reviews the latest Pedro Almodovar film Julietta which stars Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suarez. Julietta is screening in selected cinemas across...

Duration: 01:08:55

Film Buff's Forecast - 15 October 2016

On today's show, Lisa Deathridge talked about Collisions, an immersive virtual reality experience to remote South Australia. Collisions is part of the Melbourne Festival and runs until 23 October at ACMI. Eloise Ross has been to see a couple of films screening as part of the Greek Film Festival: Blind Sun, which screens on Tuesday 18 October at the Palace Como, and Suntan, which has its final festival screening on Saturday 22 October. Paul and regular guest Mark Hartley, were joined...

Duration: 01:35:55

Film Buff's Forecast - 08 October 2016

On today's show, Nick Matteo takes a look at Joe Cinque's Consolation, an adaptation of the Helen Garner novel of the same name. The film is screening in limited release around Melbourne. Paul speaks with with Tom McKeith, director of the film Beast, which is screening at ACMI until 12 October. Mark Hartley reviews the remake of the Magnificent Seven and the new Tim Burton film Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. Both are now screening around town. And Tanya Farley checks out...

Duration: 01:21:44

Film Buff's Forecast - 01 October 2016

Nick Matteo hosts the show today while Paul Harris took a short break. Nick is joined by Eloise Ross and reviews two films from the Lavazza Italian Film Festival: AriannaThe Space between Nick interviews Trish Lake Producer of new Australian / Canadian co production 'Early Winter' directed by Michael Rowe. The film (the third part of a trilogy) won an award for best independent film at Venice Film Festival 2016. Brian Mc Farlane reviews the new release 'Bridget Jones' Baby' Nick...

Duration: 01:11:47

Film Buff's Forecast - 24 September 2016

On this episode of Film Buff's Forecast, Peter Kemp and Nick Matteo have been to the Lavazza Italian Film Festival. Films they reviewed were Assola (Solo), Un Bacio (One Kiss). The festival is screening at Palace Cinemas until 9 October. The guys also chat about the new Beatles documentary 8 Days A Week, directed by Ron Howard, is now screening. Paul talks to long time Filmbuffs reviewer Ian Thompson about shutting up shop at Video Zone in North Carlton. Nick Matteo jumps on the phone...

Duration: 01:29:47

Film Buff's Forecast - 17 September 2016

On today's program we have Nick Matteo previewing the Czech & Slovak Film Festival. Films now showing include Eva Nova and The Cleaner. We also have Paul Byrne who looks at Who's Gonna Love Me Now?, screening now at the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Film Festival. Tanya Farley reviews Tickled and joins the team to preview this year's Lavazza Italian Film Festival. Films showing include The Confessions, Italian Race and Perfect Strangers. Eloise Ross talks about Tom Hanks' new...

Duration: 01:19:30

Film Buff's Forecast 10 September 2016

Brian McFarlane has been to see RIcky Gervais' new David Brent mockumentary 'Life On The Road' and the Terrence Davies film 'Sunset Song'. He also recommended the film 'Indignation' based on the novel by Philip Roth. Cerise Howard, Artistic Director of the Czech and Slovak Film Festival, dropped by to talk about the event which opens this Thursday, 15 September at ACMI. Cerise mentioned a few of the films screening as part of the festival including opening night film The Noonday Witch,...

Duration: 01:35:44

Film Buff's Forecast - 13 August 2016

Director of the new Cine Latino Film Festival, the first national film festival dedicated to exploring Latim American cinema. The festival starts on 17 August and screens at the Palace Cinemas. Regular reviewer Nick Matteo has been to the Indian Film Festival to see a couple of films:Ottaal, a re-telling of Anton Chekov's short story Vanka and For The Love Of A Man, about Rajinikanth, a man literally worshipped as a deity by people across Tamil Nadu. Paul Byrne reviewed the new DC Comics...

Duration: 01:26:28

Film Buff's Forecast - 23 July 2016

This weeks Film Buff's Forecast features Adrian Wootton, a guest speaker of the upcoming MIFF. As the former director of the London Film Festival, Adrian shares his wealth of knowledge on film adaptations of Shakespeare's classics. We also hear from Brian McFarlane's of Swinburne University and his thoughts on the recent release, Our Kind Of Traitor, a film adaptation of John le Carre's 2010 novel. RRR family member Paul Shea makes an appearance to talk about his contribution to Open...

Duration: 01:35:19

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