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Primal Screen - 16 March 2020

Did ya honestly think we'd let a virus get in our way? We're fully equipped with latex gloves this week folks! Join us for a trip to the movies [before they close that…


Primal Screen - 9 March 2020

On this week's episode of PRIMAL SCREEN, Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Flick Ford get murky in Todd Haynes' latest effort DARK WATERS (2019). Join them in all their sticky sweetness in…


Primal Screen - 2 March 2020

On this week's episode of PRIMAL SCREEN, Flick Ford, Sally Christie and Emma Westwood are spooked by Leigh Whannell's highly anticipated contemporary retelling of the H.G. Wells' classic, THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020). Also…


Primal Screen 24 February 2020

Join the lovely Flick Ford and the wonderful Emma Westwood (she's back for this episode folks!) for another weekly round up of cinematic news and new flicks to catch at the movies! Hold…


Primal Screen - 17 February 2020

Primal Screening your way into this week includes a review of the Oscar-nominated documentary, FOR SAMA (2019) Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts; an interview with Kirsten Stevens, deputy director of the Melbourne Women in…


Primal Screen - 10 February 2020

In this episode of PRIMAL SCREEN, Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Cerise Howard disuccsed THE LIGHTHOUSE (2019) dir. Robert Eggers, WHAT DID JACK DO? (2019) dir. David Lynch, UNCUT GEMS (2019) dir…


Primal Screen - 3 February 2020

On this episode of Primal Screen, 'Marriage Story' (2019), 'Jojo Rabbit' (2019), 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' (2019), 'Little Women' (2019), '1917' (2019) and 'The True Story of the Kelly Gang' (2020)…


Plato's Cave - 9 December 2019

It's the final show of 2019! We look back on the very best films of the decade. With Paul Anthony Nelson, Thomas Caldwell, Felicity Ford and a farewell to longstanding podcast producer…


Plato's Cave - 2 December 2019

We look back on our Top Ten Films of 2019, including some festival favourites. With Paul Anthony Nelson, Cerise Howard, Emma Westwood and Felicity Ford.


Plato's Cave - 25 November 2019

Judy & Punch, Sid and Nancy (1986) and Suzi Q were discussed. With Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Felicity Ford.

About this program

Primal Screen (formerly Plato's Cave) is a show about movies, from the ones on the big screen to the ones you stream. A mix of new release and retrospective film reviews and interviews with film practitioners. Featuring filmmakers and reviewers Flick Ford, Paul Anthony Nelson and Sally Christie. With recurring guests Cerise Howard, Emma Westwood and Lisa Kovacevic. 

Producer: Lisa Kovacevic
Panel Operator: Karl Chapman


The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.