Senses of Cinema: The Podcast covers a wide ranging discussion of contemporary cinema, retrospectives on films and filmmakers and lively, intelligent debate on the world of cinema and screen. Hosted by editors and writers at the Senses of Cinema journal, the podcast gives readers the chance to take the same smart intelligent discussion from the journal into a mobile, audio format.
First Cow, News of the World
In this episode, regular hosts Kirsten and Djoymi are joined by and University of Melbourne lecturer Janice Loreck to discuss westerns News of the World, directed by Paul Greengrass, and First Cow, directed by Kelly Reichardt. Later, Kirsten talks with screen historian Stephen Gaunson and Olympia Barron from the AFI Research Collection on the 50th anniversary of Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout and Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright. Djoymi speaks with Adrian Danks, curator of Melbourne Cinematheque, while Senses of Cinema editor Michelle Carey brings us a postcard from Paris. To wrap things up, we'll give our recommendations on what we’ve been watching over the previous month. Listen in and subscribe!
Feminists on Film
In this first episode for 2021 hosts Alexia, Kirsten and Djoymi take a look at feminists on screen, talking Amy Poehler’s film Moxie, as well as Johanna Demetrakas’ Feminists: what were they thinking and Catherine Dwyer’s Brazen Hussies. Then, Stuart Richards talks to David O’Donnell about his film Under My Skin, Kirsten speaks with Senses of Cinema editor Michelle Carey and RMIT The Capitol’s Ghita Loebenstein about their retrospective program for Melbourne Design Week – Past Futures. We have a postcard from Maša Peče from Retrosex in Ljubljana, and to wrap things up, we share our recommendations on what we’ve been watching. Listen in and subscribe!
AACTA Awards 2019
In this month's end-of-year episode Kirsten and Mark are joined by the wonderful Sian Mitchell to discuss the winners from the recent AACTA Awards ceremony. Then we follow that with a look back at 2019 when we identify the key moments or images from a year on screen culture, as well as identifying those we felt emerged this year, and we eulogise those that we lost. For patrons of the Senses of Cinema podcast, we discuss our recommendations for the best films to watch over the Christmas break. Listen in and subscribe!
In this months Senses of Cinema podcast, Kirsten and Mark are joined by Cesar Albarran Torres, and we talk The Irishman, Netflix and fantasies of de-aging. Then we move onto a new Australian release, Mirrah Foulkes' perspective on panto stalwarts, Judy and Punch. And then we take a look at the AACTA nominations for 2019, and make some choices as to who we think will walk away with the awards. We'll round out as always with our recommendations for November, and for out patrons, we extend our discussion of The Irishman and reflect on the career of Martin Scorsese.
Senses Anniversary Special
Senses of Cinema is 20, and Kirsten and Mark are celebrating 20 years of great writing, insightful criticism and challenging film discourse in this special anniversary episode. We've got dossiers and features, and special correspondents Danny Fairfax and Michelle Carey report on the film festival tradition and it's relationship to our journal. And in our bonus for patrons, Kirsten and I dive into our favourite Great Directors. It's a bumper anniversary episode, so listen and subscribe!
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
In this month's Senses of Cinema Podcast Kirsten's back, and along with Mark we are joined by Irina Herschner and Luke McCarthy, so it's four hosts for the price of one. We start out by tackling Quentin Tarantino's nostalgic look back at the 60s with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and follow that up with a look at all of the great cinema that played out across MIFF 2019. Then we move onto The Australian Dream, the powerful documentary by Daniel Gordon that looks at the extraordinary events that impacted the life and career of indigenous footballer Adam Goodes. We wrap up of course with our recommendations, and for the patrons of Senses of Cinema, Mark and Kisten look back at the life and career of the recently departed Peter Fonda.