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Primal Screen's top films of 2020

A yearly wrap-up for Primal Screen as they discuss their favourite films of 2020 including both new releases and retrospectives.

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Director Sandra Wollner & reviews of THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN and MANK

Interview with Sandra Wollner, director of THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN (2020) and a review of David Fincher's MANK (2020). With presenters Sally Christie, Flick Ford and special guest Emma Westwood.

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POSSESSOR, AMERICAN UTOPIA and TENET

With cinemas gradually reopening here in Melbourne, the team review some new hotly-anticipated new releases in POSSESSOR dir. Brandon Cronenberg (2020), AMERICAN UTOPIA dir. Spike Lee (2020) and TENET dir. Christopher Nolan (2020)…

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Director Spotlight: Peter Strickland

An interview one of the world's most exciting filmmakers, UK writer-director Peter Strickland, followed by reviews of Strickland's films KATALIN VARGA (2009), BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (2012), THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (2015) and IN…

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Spotlight on films turning 40 years old

Reviews of the films CRUISING (1980), ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980), and MANIAC (1980). With presenters Sally Christie, Paul Anthony Nelson, and special guest, film historian and author Lee Gambin.

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Spotlight on Bruce Lee

A special focus on martial arts mega-star, Bruce Lee. The team discuss the life and career of the kung-fu icon, as well as his the films: THE BIG BOSS (1971), FIST OF FURY…

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Director’s spotlight: Stephen Page

A spotlight with Stephen Page, an award-winning filmmaker, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre. Stephen talks about his 2015 film SPEAR, choreography work in BRAN NUE DAE and THE SAPPHIRES…

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Women in Horror Special with Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

A spotlight on three horror films directed by female filmmakers, and special guest reviewer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas joining the team to discuss BEDEVIL dir. Tracey Moffatt (1993), THE INVITATION dir. Karyn Kusama (2015) and…

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TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 & HUBIE HALLOWEEN

With cinemas still closed in Melbourne, we discuss new release films available via home streaming services; TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL dir. Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan, Suzanne Hillinger (2020); THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7…

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Halloween without the Horror

We spotlight three films set during Halloween, that aren't horror: DONNIE DARKO dir. Richard Kelly (2001), THE KARATE KID dir. John G. Avildsen (1984) and MEAN GIRLS dir. Mark Waters (2004). With presenters…

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Director's spotlight: Amiel Courtin-Wilson

A spotlight on the works of Melbourne filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson, featuring an interview with Amiel and reviews from his filmography including BASTARDY (2008) and HAIL (2011). With presenters Flick Ford, Sally Christie and

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Spotlight on Films Turning 50 Years Old

We spotlight three films turning 50 from the year 1970; LE CERCLE ROUGE dir. Jean-Pierre Melville (1970), TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA dir. Don Siegel (1970) and PERFORMANCE dir. Nicolas Roeg and Donald…

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THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME, I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS and HOST.

With cinemas closed, the team discuss new release films available to view at home via streaming services; THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME dir. Antonio Campos (2020), I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS dir. Charlie…

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Women Make Film Special

We spotlight three films directed by three female filmmakers: AMERICAN PSYCHO, dir. Mary Harron (2000), THE YEAR OF THE CANNIBALS dir. Liliana Cavani (1970) and TONI ERDMANN dir. Maren Ade, (2016). With presenters…

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Film Editor Spotlight: Jill Bilcock

A spotlight on the work of the film editor Jill Bilcock, featuring an interview with Jill, and reviews from her filmography of ROMEO + JULIET dir. Baz Luhrmann (1996) and THE DISH dir…

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Director's spotlight: Alan Parker

A director's spotlight on three films from English director, Alan Parker; FAME (1980), SHOOT THE MOON (1982) and MISSISSIPI BURNING (1988). With presenters Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie, Flick Ford, and special guest…

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MIFF 2020 Special, Part Two

Part two of Primal Screen's Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2020 reviews, with a focus on SHE DIES TOMORROW dir. Amy Seimetz (2020), LA LLORONA dir. Jayro Bustamente (2019) and WOMEN MAKE FILM…

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MIFF 2020 Special, Part One

Part one of Primal Screen's Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2020 reviews, with a focus on FIRST COW dir. Kelly Reichardt (2020), WELCOME TO CHECHNYA dir. David France (2020), THE GO-GO'S dir. Alison…

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Music Documentary Special

A special focus on music documentaries with reviews of films AUTOLUMINESCENT: ROWLAND S. HOWARD dir. Lynn-Maree Milburn, Richard Lowenstein (2011); BLANK CITY dir. Céline Danhier (2012); and RYUICHI SAKMOTO: CODA dir. Stephen Nomura…

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Made in Australia - a retrospective on the 1990s Glitter Cycle

During this Made In Australia special, the team review some big guns of Australian cinema. STRICTLY BALLROOM dir. Baz Luhrmann (1992), THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT dir. Stephan Elliott (1994)…

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Epics, with special guests Richard Morrison and Christian Kloukinas

Richard Morrison, General Manager of IMAX Melbourne, and Christian Kloukinas, Village Cinemas Senior Film Programmer, join the team to talk about the impact of lockdown on cinema. They also contribute reviews to two…

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Spotlight on Korean New Wave cinema

A spotlight on three films from Korea's New Wave cinema movement, with a focus on MOTHER dir. Bong Joon-ho (2009), THE HANDMAIDEN dir. Park Chan-wook (2016) and TRAIN TO BUSAN dir. Yeon Sang-ho…

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Spotlight on Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2020 & director Ursula Woods

A spotlight on the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF) 2020, and an interview with director Ursula Woods about her MDFF film CLOCKUMENTARY. Plus reviews of MDFF films FORMAN VS. FORMAN dir. Jakub Hejna…

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Pride Month Special

Celebrating Pride Month 2020, the team hone in on Sean Baker's film, TANGERINE (2015), Camille Vidal-Naquet's SAUVAGE (2018) and Desiree Akhavan's APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR (2014). With presenters Paul Anthony Nelson, Flick Ford, and Stuey…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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:

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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…

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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. 

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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…

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Primal Screen discuss Swallow, The Platform, & Come To Daddy - 13 April 2020

Discussed are Carlo Mirabella-Davis' creepy feature film debut, SWALLOW (2019); Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia's science-fiction Spanish horror flick, THE PLATFORM (2019) and Ant Timpson's latest effort, the black-comedy COME TO DADDY (2019). With presenters Paul…

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Primal Screen - 6 April 2020 - Our favourite comfort movies

We're all about comfort movies this week! Movies that provide solace and warm the cockles of ye heart! 
Join Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Flick Ford as they discuss their favourite comfort…

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Primal Screen - Aus retro special: Mystery Road; Welcome to Woop Woop; Celia

With cinemas closed, the team discuss Australian films available to view at home via streaming services: Ivan Sen's 2013 neo-Western, MYSTERY ROAD; Stephan Elliott's 1997 cult comedy classic, WELCOME TO WOOP WOOP, and…

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Primal Screen - 23 March 2020

Join Paul Anthony Nelson and Flick Ford for this week's episode of PRIMAL SCREEN as they review Jeff Baena's film HORSE GIRL (2020), Flick's retro pick for this week in Pedro Almodóvar's 2011…

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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…

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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…