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The Bike Riders and Kinds of Kindness.

This week, Flick is joined by film buffs Maudie Osborne and Anthony Carew to review the latest from Jeff Nichols, who is also known for Take Shelter (2011) and Mud (2012).


Spotlighting Kelly Reichardt (CERTAIN WOMEN, SHOWING UP)

This week in the studio, Jack Ralph and Kelsey Pettifer join Flick Ford in the 3RRR studio to delve into the subtle yet profound body of work created by Kelly Reichardt.

They discuss…



Joining Flick in the studio are Vyshnavee Wijekumar and Thomas Caldwell, where they'll be reviewing two new releases hot off the metaphorical press. The first film they're be reviewing is THE PROMISED LAND…


Reviews of AM I OKAY? and BRIDGERTON

Joining Flick in the studio is Thomas Caldwell, Artistic Director of the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) and the wonderful Vyshnavee Wijekumar. They discuss the 2024 program, running from June 8th to July…


Interview with Molly Reynolds on A PORTRAIT OF LOVE, Timothy Despina Marshall discusses their debut feature IN THE ROOM WHERE HE WAITS and in conversation with film collective Dogmilk Films.

This weeks show is focusing on Melbourne’s film scene. In the first of three interviews, Flick will chat with Director Molly Reynolds to discuss her film A PORTRAIT OF LOVE.

For over twenty…


Reviewing Jim Jarmusch's 1999 classic GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI

KinoTopia’s co-founders Digby Houghton and Andrew Tobacco joined Flick in the studio on Monday to revisit GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI.

Listen back to hear a review of Jim Jarmusch's 1999…



Melanie Ashe (Monash PhD student) joins Flick in studio to discuss the guzzoline-fuelled relentless romp that is FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA.

Investigating the significance of place and land in the MAD MAX…


Interview with Goran Stolevski (HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS)

We're lucky enough to be joined by Macedonian-Australian director Goran Stolevski in studio to discuss his newest feature HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS.

Having just finished his third film in three years, Stolevski joined Flick…


Spotlight on Nicole Kidman's career (EYES WIDE SHUT, MOULIN ROUGE, DOGVILLE and many more)

Join Flick Ford and guest reviewer Alice McShane as they dive into the world of Nicole Kidman, freshly honored with the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute—the first Australian ever to…


Interview with Nick Pinkerton (THE SWEET EAST) and BABY REINDEER review.

In studio, Flick is joined by film critic and screenwriter Nick Pinkerton to chat about the screenplay he wrote for Sean Price Williams' debut feature THE SWEET EAST. The surrealist road film follows…

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Primal Screen is a show all about screen culture - from movies on the big screen to whatever you're streaming. It's a mix of new releases and retrospective film and television reviews, plus interviews with film practitioners and industry professionals.

Hosted and produced by Flick Ford.
Podcast editing and social media by Kelsey Pettifer.

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