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90s Vampire Special

A special on 90s vampire movies including Neil Jordan's INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994), Abel Ferrara's THE ADDICTION (1995) and Franicis Ford Coppola's BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992). With presenters Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally…


Director Kitty Green & reviews of THE ASSISTANT and DA 5 BLOODS

Interview with Kitty Green, director of THE ASSISTANT (2020) and a review of Spike Lee's DA 5 BLOODS (2020). With presenters Flick Ford, Paul Anthony Nelson, and Sally Christie.

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Made in Melbourne Part 2: Patrick, Mad Max and The Club

Part 2 of our 'Made in Melbourne' special looks at the films PATRICK (1978) dir. Richard Franklin; MAD MAX (1979) dir. George Miller; and THE CLUB (1980) dir. Bruce Beresford. With presenters Paul…


Director's Spotlight: Warwick Thornton & New Normal International Film Festival creators

A director's spotlight with a focus on two films from Warwick Thornton; Samson & Delilah (2009) and Sweet Country (2017). Also includes an interview with Cerise Howard, Amelia Leonard and Jaie McGuiness, from…


Cinema Nova CEO Kristian Connelly & Astor Theatre General Manager Zak Hepburn

Cinema Nova's Kristian Connelly and The Astor Theatre's Zak Hepburn talk about the impact of lockdown on cinemas; and reviews of Cory Finley's BAD EDUCATION (2019) and Michael Winterbottom's THE TRIP TO GREECE…


Director Spotlight: Taika Waititi - Eagle Vs Shark (2007), BOY (2010) and What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Spotlighting three films from New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi: Eagle Vs Shark (2007), Boy (2010) and What We Do In The Shadows (2014). With presenters Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Flick Ford.


True Crime doc special: Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer; The Imposter; and Blood & Flesh

A True Crime documentaries spotlight with a focus on three films; Nicholas Broomfield's Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2004), Bart Layton's The Imposter (2012) and David Gregory's Blood & Flesh:


Made in Melbourne spotlight - Death in Brunswick, On the Beach and Body Melt

A made in Melbourne spotlight with a focus on three films; John Ruane's Death in Brunswick (1990), Stanley Kramer's On the Beach (1959) and Philip Brophy's Body Melt (1993). With presenters Paul Anthony…


Primal Screen - The Films of Kathryn Bigelow

A director's spotlight, with a focus on three films from Kathryn Bigelow:  Near Dark (1987), Point Break (1991) and Detroit (2017). With presenters Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Flick Ford. 


Primal Screen - Kicking And Screaming; Bottle Rocket; The Virgin Suicides

A 90s retrospective, with reviews of: Noah Baumbach's feature film debut, Kicking and Screaming (1995), Wes Anderson's comedy film, Bottle Rocket (1996) and Sofia Coppola's teen-drama The Virgin Suicides (1999). With presenters Paul…

About this program

Primal Screen 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. Presented by film critics Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Flick Ford. With occasional guests Cerise Howard, Emma Westwood and Stuey Richards.

Panel Operator: Karl Chapman


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