62 episodes

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 Richard Di Gregorio & Greg Ralph

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

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 2023 Xmas Episode

    Film Maker / Film Watcher 2023 Xmas Episode

    Holy Kris Kringle!  Can it be that our dynamic duo of Richard and Greg find the Christmas Feels in a new round of movies?  Will they declare “Batman Returns” a Christmas movie?  Just what exactly is at the heart of the mysterious Christmas parcel?  And is there really a “rapidly approaching Season 5”?  For the answers to these and other questions, tune in today – same Pod-Time, same Pod-Channel!There’s Something in the Barn (2023) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-05-xmas-barn Spirited (2022) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-05-xmas-spirited Batman Returns (1992) http://tinyurl.com/fmfw-05-xmas-batman 

    • 48 min
    Film Maker / Film Watcher 2022 Xmas Episode

    Film Maker / Film Watcher 2022 Xmas Episode

    It’s been a long break between episodes – a whole Christmas cycle in fact.  Following tradition, Richard and Greg get their reviewing skates on with three Christmas movies, as a lead-in to our rapidly approaching Season 5.  Are they rusty?  Are the films Christmassy enough for Greg?  And has he brought another seasonal sound effect to antagonise Richard?  There’s ho-ho-only one way to find out…The Shop Around the Corner (1940)  https://tinyurl.com/fmfw-05-xmas-corner National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)  https://tinyurl.com/fmfw-05-xmas-lampoon Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)  https://tinyurl.com/fmfw-05-xmas-antoine 

    • 35 min
    Film Maker / Film Watcher 2021 Xmas Episode

    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 

    • 41 min
    Film Maker / Film Watcher S04 E10

    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 

    • 57 min
    Film Maker / Film Watcher S04 E09

    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 

    • 44 min
    Film Maker / Film Watcher S04 E08

    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

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

JustCurious3008 ,

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!

OkJay2112 ,

Great Podcast!!

The hosts are great. Really fun. Their film discussion is really insightful and easy to listen too. A pleasure.

Gordianus110BC ,

Brave and New Approach

Increasingly interesting flow of words. A different approach to movie analysis.

Top Podcasts In TV & Film

Goalhanger Podcasts
So Dramatic!
9Podcasts
The Ringer
iHeartPodcasts
Planet Broadcasting