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FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA

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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Reviews of CHALLENGERS and EVIL DOES NOT EXIST

This week, one of Australia's foremost music supervisors Jemma Burns is in the Triple R studio to share what her job involves and the creative process behind music from tv shows like HEARTBREAK…

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Reviews of LA CHIMERA, CIVIL WAR and an interview about BACK TO BLACK.

In this week’s episode of Primal Screen, Flick Ford is accompanied by Cerise Howard, as they delve into Alice Rohrwacher's newest film, La Chimera. The movie features a compelling cast including Josh…

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Reviews of MONKEY MAN and PERFECT DAYS

This week Flick Ford is joined by festival programmer Thomas Caldwell and local filmmaker / video editor Jack Ralph.
Together they review Dev Patel's directorial debut MONKEY MAN, in which Patel also wrote…

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Into the Archives: Molly Manning Walker, Ivan Sen, and Simon Baker

This week on Primal Screen, join Flick Ford as we delve into our archives, bringing to the forefront some of the most engaging and thought-provoking conversations from 2023.

Kicking things off, we take…

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LOVE LIES BLEEDING and interview about Melbourne Women in Film Festival

Flick Ford is joined tonight by film critic Nadine Whitney, Co-Chair of the Australian Film Critics Association and a member of The Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Together they review the new film…

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Oscars re-cap plus interviews for THE GREAT ESCAPER and TAKE THE STEPS

Flick Ford is joined by AIDC's Conference Programmer Alice McShane, as they recap the highs and lows of the 2024 Oscars ceremony.
Will Cox catches up with Oliver Parker to dive deep into…

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Interview with IMAX General Manager Jeremy Fee and a review of DUNE: PART TWO and award-winning Documentary FOUR DAUGHTERS

“The future of cinema is IMAX and the large formats. The audience wants to see something that they cannot have at home, that they cannot have on streaming. They want to experience an

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Reviews of THE ZONE OF INTEREST, DRIVE AWAY DOLLS and an interview about MARUNGKA TJALATUNU

“Marungka Tjalatunu exposes and weaves together those tender and difficult threads of living in multiple worlds–worlds which are your own, full of loss and love, of trauma and survival–and worlds which are thrust

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In conversation with Hugo Weaving

This week, Flick Ford is in conversation with acclaimed actor Hugo Weaving!
Celebrated for his iconic roles in THE MATRIX, LORD OF THE RINGS, V FOR VENDETTA and many more.

Over the course…

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Film review of THE HANDOVERS, and a discussion about film screenings SCREAMS ON SCREEN and SEVENTH CINEMA


“Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers is not the kind of film you would expect to contain a dose of movie magic, but there it is, right there in the lead performance by Paul Giamatti.”

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MAY DECEMBER and MR AND MRS SMITH

This week on Primal Screen, Flick Ford and our wonderful guest hosts, Thomas Caldwel and Vyshnavee Wijerkumar discuss Todd Haynes’ newest film, MAY DECEMBER but not before exploring Haynes' distinguished directorial portfolio, including…

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Reviewing ANATOMY OF A FALL and taking a brief look at the Oscars and what it all means...

Aaaand we're back!

For the first Primal Screen show of 2024, Flick Ford and special guest reviewer, Will Cox unravel Justine Triet's captivating French legal drama thriller, ANATOMY OF A FALL. Fear not…

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BEST FILMS AND TV OF 2023

In the studio for the last Primal Screen show of the year, our wonderful host Flick Ford is joined by Primal Screen legend Paul Anthony Nelson, who brings a very special briefcase containing…

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SPARK-TACULAR EXTRAVAGANZA

Following our October 23rd "Spark-centric" episode, Cerise Howard is in the driver's seat once again as we continue this extraordinary SPARK-TACULAR EXTRAVAGANZA. This time, guest presenter Maudie Osbourne rides "shotgun" in the…

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Interview with Fred Schepisi (DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND) and Jasper Cohen Hunter reviews REBEL WITH A CAUSE and AUDREY NAPANANGKA

Flick Ford is joined by Jasper Cohen Hunter, host of the Mirring Yalingwa podcast, as co-host this week. They interview Fred Schepisi about his debut film DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND and Jasper reviews the documentaries…

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Interview with Kitty Green (THE ROYAL HOTEL) and NAPOLEON review

Flick Ford interviews Australian director Kitty Green on her latest film, THE ROYAL HOTEL, about two American backpackers (Julie Garner and Jessica Henwick) navigating the workplace culture in an Outback pub.

Later, Flick…

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SALTBUSH and SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF

Flick Ford and guest reviewers Anthony Carew and Will Cox discuss Emerald Fennell's psychological thriller SALTBURN, and Netflix's latest animated series SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF.

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MQFF, ALL OF US STRANGERS, MONSTER, POOR THINGS and ONLY THE RIVER FLOWS

Guest host Stuart Richards speaks to CEO of Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) David Martin Harris and Program Director Cerise Howard ahead of the festival launch on Thursday. Plus emerging critics Sid Christie…

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DEAD OF NIGHT, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, and TRICK 'R TREAT

Guest host Paul Anthony Nelson and reviewers Emma Westwood and Caitlin Koller discuss DEAD OF NIGHT, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, and TRICK 'R TREAT for a Halloween special. 

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SPARKS OF JOY AMONG OTHER THINGS

Join us in an unconventional yet fabulous episode as Flick Ford takes the passenger seat, inviting self-proclaimed film fanatic and program director for the upcoming Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Cerise Howard. The prime…

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DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF MINIMUM WAGE?

Flick Ford is joined by feminist techno science researcher Thao Phan and Australian screenwriter Clem Bastow. The three discuss a wide range of topics including parallels between The Writers Guild strike of America…

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Reviews of SICK OF MYSELF and COBWEB + Overshare Festival

Flick speaks to Jen Atherton and Andrè Shannon from Garden Reflexxx  about Overshare, a free film festival for Melbourne Fringe. Then Flick and guest reviewer Thomas Caldwell discuss two new comedies: Kristoffer Borgli's…

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IT LIVES INSIDE and CASSANDRO

Flick Ford has ACMI’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisor, Vyshnavee Wijekumar, and Melbourne-based critic, Anthony Carew, in the studio for this weeks reviews.

Starting out with IT LIVES INSIDE, they dissect the East…

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THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS and A HAUNTING IN VENICE

Co-director Charlotte Vandermeersch of THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS joins Flick and talks about her film, friendships, and learning Italian. Stuart Richards also joins to review A HAUNTING IN VENICE and talk about his new…

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Interview with Rachel Ward on RACHEL'S FARM and Jack Ralph on THE ROLLER SKATER

Flick interviews actor-director Rachel Ward about her documentary on regenerative farming, RACHEL'S FARM. Plus local filmmaker Jack Ralph joins Flick to review horror series THE CHANGELING and talk about his short film THE…

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Reviewing TALK TO ME and RMIT Social Science Week Screening Series

Flick is joined by guest reviewer Stephen A. Russell plus RMIT academics Dr Jessica Balanzategui, and Dr Sarah Polkinghorne to reviewi Australian horror hit TALK TO ME and discuss  RMIT's screening series for…

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Radiothon Extravaganza 2023

It’s a full house at Primal Screen to celebrate the start of Radiothon at Triple R! Flick invites special guests Cerise Howard, Thomas Caldwell, Emma Westwood, Will Cox, Eloise Ross, Stuart Richards, and…

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Reviews of GODLAND, ASTEROID CITY, and SANCTUARY

Flick Ford and guest reviewer Thomas Caldwell discuss three new releases: Hlynur Pálmason's GODLAND, Wes Anderson's ASTEROID CITY,  and Zachary Wigon's SANCTUARY.

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MIFF: HOW TO HAVE SEX and MEMORY FILM

Flick Ford speaks with writer/director of HOW TO HAVE SEX Molly Manning Walker about her teen holiday drama that explores the sexual politics of young adulthood. And later, discusses gender, motherhood, and colonisation…

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MIFF Special: THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG and COLD WATER

Flick Ford and guest reviewer Thomas Caldwell discuss highlights from the Melbourne International Film Festival. Plus interviews with Thomas Charles Hyland (THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG), and Jay & Shaun Perry (COLD…

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Books about Movies

Flick Ford is joined by Simon Miraudo (author of Book of the Banned: Devilish Movies, Dastardly Censors and the Scenes That Made Australia Sweat), Sam Twyford-Moore (author of Cast Mates: Stories of Australians…

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BARBENHEIMER: Reviewing Barbie and Oppenheimer

Flick Ford is joined by Melbourne Cinematech lecturer Eloise Ross, and film journalist/Greta Gerwig scholar, Claire White, to discuss the cinematic phenomenon “Barbenheimer”. Together, they compare Barbie and Oppenheimer through the lens of…

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Writer's Strike, What's to come at MIFF, Jessie Scott's film Rainbow Video

Flick Ford discusses the writer’s strike happening in the states with cultural researcher Clem Bastow and chats about what’s hotly anticipated at MIFF with screen lecturer Eloise Ross. Filmmaker Jessie Scott is also…

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Interview with Sophie Linnenbaum & Reviews of Mission: Impossible 7, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, & More

Flick Ford  interviews Sophie Linnenbaum about her film The Ordinaries. Ford also speaks with guest film critic Will Cox and cinema studies lecturer Dr. Lexie Kannas about big releases Mission: Impossible -

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New Boy film and review of Indiana Jones & Reality

Flick Ford chats to award winning director Warwick Thornton about his new film New Boy, starring Cate Blanchett and newcomer Aswan Reid. Guest critic Will Cox joins Flick for reviews on the new…

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Gay24 Films and review of All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Flick Ford speaks to co-curators, Sam Eckhardt and Jini Maxwell, about their queer screening event Gay24 Films. Plus, guest critics Sally Christie and Stephen A. Russell join for a review of Laura Poitras'…