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

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    • TV & Film

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

    Corruption, hipsters and Hitchcock

    Corruption, hipsters and Hitchcock

    Colombian director Franco Lolli talks about casting his own mother in his intelligent relationship drama Litigante. Cinematographer Jonathan Furmanski on his work behind the camera on hipster hit Search Party, and academic Bruce Isaacs has explored Hitchcock's notion of 'pure cinema.'

    • 53 min
    Family, community and love in the time of lockdown

    Family, community and love in the time of lockdown

    Shannon Murphy's debut Babyteeth is one of the most important Australian films of the year, she joins us. Plus, an online series filmed entirely in lockdown in Spain and a bold and timely work from U.S. filmmakers The Ross Brothers.

    • 53 min
    Isolation, loss and a new history of film

    Isolation, loss and a new history of film

    We meet writer Meg O'Connell and actor Pallavi Sharda, some of the creatives behind lockdown series Retrograde, a review of Judd Apatow's The King of Staten Island, and a new history of the movies from an environmental perspective. 

    • 54 min
    Ambiguous takes on noir, history and horror

    Ambiguous takes on noir, history and horror

    An Australian theme runs through the show as Jason meets directors Tony McNamara (The Favourite, The Great) and Natalie Erika James (Relic), plus Icelandic filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason talks about his unexpected take on Nordic noir.

    • 54 min
    Moral dilemmas, quirky Dickens and global tensions

    Moral dilemmas, quirky Dickens and global tensions

    Jason speaks with the directors of three films releasing in cinemas this week, Tunisian director Mehdi Barsaoui, British satirist Armando Iannucci and Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman.

    • 54 min
    Cinemas reopen, space and scandals

    Cinemas reopen, space and scandals

    A look at the state of play regarding cinemas reopening. Jason meets the director of space movie Proxima, and former Quizmaster Mark Humphries on a new BBC miniseries about the real life scandal that hit the UK's Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

    • 54 min

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