Two friends talk about films old and new (but mostly old). Richard Di Gregorio is an award-winning filmmaker who also happens to watch films. Greg Ralph is a film watcher who also happens to...well, watch films. Together they are a couple of guys who love the movies. This podcast invites you to share that love and go back to favourite films - or those you never got round to seeing (like them).
Film Maker / Film Watcher 2021 Xmas Episode
Season 4 has been bookended by THREE Christmas episodes – so “seasonal” greetings are in order. Richard and Greg keep with tradition and review three Christmas films – including a musical about a Christmas zombie invasion (which is just SO in keeping with the spirit of the last year). But what Christmas prop will Greg bring in this year to keep Richard in line?Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) https://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-xmas-anna The Bishop’s Wife (1947) https://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-xmas-bishop A Sunburnt Christmas (2020) https://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-xmas-sunburnt
Film Maker / Film Watcher S04 E10
Melbourne has gone from the world’s most livable city to the most locked-down – and our Season 4 has stretched across this period. Way back in “the early days”, we held a Friday Quarantine Film Night festival to restore the shared film-watching experience to our audience. Now that we’re (finally! hurray!) coming out of lockdown, we bookend Season 4 with reviews of three of those FQFN feature films as a pretty-darn-obvious exercise in nostalgia.Heartbreaker (2010) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-10-breaker Departures (2008) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-10-departures A Matter of Life and Death -- also known as “Stairway to Heaven” (1946) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-10-matter
Film Maker / Film Watcher S04 E09
Our reviewers seek lockdown escapism through films based on Disneyland rides, despite the fact that one of them has never been on these rides. But they sidestep the obvious choice – as Richard was born on “Talk Like a Pirate Day” (and needs no encouragement to perform) and Greg’s afraid of Caribbean planks.The Haunted Mansion (2003) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-09-mansion Jungle Cruise (2021) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-09-jungle Tomorrowland (2015) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-09-tomorrow
Film Maker / Film Watcher S04 E08
Richard and Greg leave the Confessional to push deeper into the spiritual realm. They sample three ghostly films across different genres (horror, comedy, and existential exploration). Of course, one reviewer’s “existential exploration” can be another’s snoozefest. The abiding philosophical question is: Which reviewer felt which?Extra Ordinary (2019) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-08-extraA Ghost Story (2017) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-08-storyPoltergeist 2: The Other Side (1986) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-08-side
Film Maker / Film Watcher S04 E07
It’s Greg’s turn in the FMFW Confessional and there are significant gaps in his Film Watching CV. Although he makes an interesting myth diagnosis of “Pretty Woman”, our first two films are but pitstops on the way to the Big Question – has Richard’s beloved “Rocky” improved Greg’s opinion of Sylvester Stallone since our Season 1 review of “Cliffhanger”? Perhaps that’s why our middle film is “Great Expectations”…Pretty Woman (1990) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-07-pretty Great Expectations (1946) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-07-expect Rocky (1976) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-07-rocky
Film Maker / Film Watcher S04 E06
Here at the FMFW Podcast, we like to play a little game – are there well-known films that our reviewers “confess” to not yet seeing? This episode, Richard steps into the FMFW Confessional. Will his sins of omission be original (or merely venial)? More importantly, will Greg ever forgive Richard his opinion of a favoured film?Galaxy Quest (1999) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-06-quest Dolores Claiborne (1995) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-06-dolores Twelve Angry Men (1957) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-04-06-twelve
Great perspectives and laughs
These guys love their movies and have great, often divergent perspectives on the films. For Australians who were fans of David and Margaret, this has a similar feel with laughs and mutual admiration often needed when they can’t quite agree on the score for a film. For movies you’ve seen, they often bring a new dimension for you to consider and for those you haven’t they take great care not to spoil and encourage you to make up your own mind. I’ve watched films I would never have known about without this podcast. Lots of fun!
The hosts are great. Really fun. Their film discussion is really insightful and easy to listen too. A pleasure.
Brave and New Approach
Increasingly interesting flow of words. A different approach to movie analysis.