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JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2021 and reviews of NO TIME TO DIE and THE POWER OF THE DOG

Flick Ford and Cerise Howard are joined by Japanese Film Festival Programmer Simonne Goran for a chat about this year's event. Plus, reviews of two titles in Melbourne cinemas now: NO TIME TO…

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival and Queer Screen Culture Digital Magazine Sissy Screens

Flick Ford and Cerise Howard are joined by Melbourne Queer Film Festival Program Director Spiro Economopoulos for a chat about this year's event. Cerise and Spiro pick out some of their festival highlights…

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Interview with THE KILLING OF TWO LOVERS director Robert Machoian plus reviews of THE LAST DUEL and NITRAM

Flick Ford interviews Robert Machoian about his latest feature THE KILLING OF TWO LOVERS (2020). Lisa Kovacevic is joined by guest film critic Stuey Richards to review Ridley Scott's new medieval drama THE…

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Melbourne documentaries at SFF plus LAMB and THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Flick Ford talks with directors Eddie Martin and Jeff Daniels about their respective new documentaries THE KIDS and TELEVISION EVENT, both screening at this year's Sydney Film Festival, and their nominations for the…

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Spotlight on Halloween prequels

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined by guest film critics Emma Westwood and Sally Christie for a Halloween special revisiting three prequels: THE EXORCIST III dir. William Peter Blatty (1990), HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF…

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Spotlight on New Australian TV Drama Serials

Flick Ford and guest critics Lisa Kovacevic and Will Cox spotlight new Australian TV drama serials, interviewing NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN director Corrie Chen, and reviewing THE NEWSREADER (Emma Freeman, 2021), FIRES (Michael Rymer…

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Spotlight on Environmental Film Festival of Australia and Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia and new releases

Flick Ford, special guest critic Cerise Howard and Melbourne film creative Kelsey Pettifer spotlight the Environmental Film Festival of Australia – including a live chat with Screen Manager Natalie May – and the…

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Spotlight on emerging Melbourne filmmakers

Presenter Flick Ford and guest film critic Lisa Kovacevic, interview emerging filmmakers, Suban Kamal, Oskar Weimar and Holly Bates. They also interview Artist Film Workshop co-founded, Richard Tuohy and Andrew O’Keefe, the Victorian…

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Women and Power

Presenter Flick Ford, guest film critic Lisa Kovacevic, and writer and academic Dr Tresa Leclerc, spotlight women and power on screens, including an interview with Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion, the showrunners of…

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Prestige TV Special

Presenters Flick Ford, Lisa Kovacevic and Swinburne University media academic Dr Andrew Lynch spotlight prestige television, including reviews of SUCCESSION and MR INBETWEEN.

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Music Documentary Special

Flick Ford and Cerise Howard are joined by filmmaker Grace Moore for a music documentary special. Includes reviews of THE MAGIC VOICE OF A REBEL dir. Olga Sommerová (2014), GURRUMUL dir. Paul Damien…

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Irish Film Festival Special

Presenters Paul Anthony Nelson and Flick Ford are joined by guest critic Lisa Kovacevic to review highlights of this year's Irish Film Festival, including WOLFWALKERS dir. Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart (2020), BOYS FROM…

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Lockdown Escapist Delights

Presenter Flick Ford and guest reviewers Daniel James and Will Cox look at three escapist delights: PADDINGTON 2 dir. Paul King (2017), SIDEWAYS dir. Alexander Payne (2004) and EDGE OF TOMORROW dir. Doug…

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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 SPECIAL: PART 2

Part 2 of a Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2021 review special. Presenter Paul Anthony Nelson invites special guest reviewers Cerise Howard and Emma Westwood to share their highlights from this year's program…

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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 SPECIAL: PART 1

Part 1 of a Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2021 review special. Presenter Paul Anthony Nelson invites special guest reviewers Cerise Howard and Emma Westwood to share their highlights from this year's program…

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Reviews of GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE, BLOOD RED SKY and JOLT

Paul Anthony Nelson and Flick Ford are joined this week by guest film critic Fi Wright to review three new releases: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE dir. Navot Papushado (2021), BLOOD RED SKY dir. Peter Thorwarth…

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The Olympics on Film

Presenter Paul Anthony Nelson is joined by guest reviewers Nadine Whitney and Adam Ross from the Australian Film Critics Association for an Olympics review special featuring CHARIOTS OF FIRE dir. Hugh Hudson, 1981…

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Netflix trilogy FEAR STREET

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined by guest critics Mel Begg from the Melbourne Horror Film Society and festival programmer and critic Tiana Stefanic to review new Netflix horror trilogy FEAR STREET.

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Marvel Studios special

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined this week by special guests, Stephen A. Russell and Lee Zachariah for a Marvel Studios special with reviews of BLACK WIDOW dir. Cate Shortland (2021), IRON MAN 3…

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Reviews of LITTLE JOE, WEREWOLVES WITHIN and HERSELF

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined this week by guest film critics Fi Wright and Will Cox to review three new releases: LITTLE JOE dir. Jessica Hausner (2019), WEREWOLVES WITHIN dir. Josh Ruben (2021)…

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Reviews of IN THE HEIGHTS, THE SPARKS BROTHERS and THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined this week by guest film critics Kate Fitzpatrick and Stephen A. Russell to review three new releases: IN THE HEIGHTS dir. Jon M. Chu (2021), THE SPARKS BROTHERS…

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Reviews of BO BURNHAM: INSIDE, THE MOLE AGENT and THREE SUMMERS

Special guest reviewers Fi Wright, Stuey Richards and Will Cox look at three new releases in BO BURNHAM: INSIDE dir. Bo Burnham (2021) THE MOLE AGENT dir. Maite Alberdi (2020) and THREE SUMMERS…

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Spotlight on “Locked In” films

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined this week by guest film critics Will Cox and Fi Wright to review one new and two classic claustrophobic thrillers: OXYGEN dir. Alexandre Aja (2021), CUBE dir. Vincenzo…

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Films turning 80

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined by special guest reviewers, Lee Gambin and Eloise Ross to review a trio of classic films from 1941: The Lady Eve dir. Preston Sturges (1941), The Wolf Man

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Reviews of A QUIET PLACE PART II, MY NAME IS GULPILIL and FIRST LOVE

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined this week by guest film critics Kate Fitzpatrick and Stephen A. Russell to review three new releases: A QUIET PLACE PART II dir. John Krasinski (2020), MY NAME…

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Reviews of WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, I BLAME SOCIETY and THE GODMOTHER

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined by guest film critics Stuey Richards and Fi Wright to review three new releases: WOMAN IN THE WINDOW dir. Joe Wright (2021), I BLAME SOCIETY dir. Gillian Horvat…

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Female Vampires in Cinema

Paul Anthony Nelson and Sally Christie are joined by special guest, horror filmmaker Isabel Peppard, for a discussion on female vampires in cinema. Reviews of CARMILLA dir. Emily Harris (2019), A GIRL WALKS…

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Films Turning 40

This week Paul Anthony Nelson and special guest reviewers Emma Westwood and Lee Gambin look over a trio of cult 1981 films turning 40 this year: THE FUNHOUSE dir. Tobe Hooper (1981), THE…

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New release reviews of FIRST COW, LAND and WRATH OF MAN

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined this week by special guest film critics Kate Fitzpatrick and Stephen A. Russell to review three new releases in FIRST COW dir. Kelly Reichardt (2019), LAND dir. Robin…

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Primal Screen: An Evolving Film Industry

A special episode of Primal Screen for Melbourne Knowledge Week, featuring guests Anthony Grundy, Distribution Manager for Screen Australia, Kristy Matheson, ACMI Director of Film, and Zak Hepburn, film critic, programmer and General…

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New release reviews of COLLECTIVE, SUPERNOVA and GUNDA

Paul Anthony Nelson is joined this week by guest film critics Will Cox and Glenn Dunks to review three new releases in COLLECTIVE dir. Alexander Nanau (2019), SUPERNOVA dir. Harry Macqueen (2020) and…

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Spotlight on the films of Pixar animation studio

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Pixar studios, Paul Anthony Nelson and Flick Ford are joined by special guest, Melbourne animator Kelsey Pettifer, to review three classic films from the Pixar vault: TOY…

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New release reviews of THE FATHER, THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF and NOBODY.

Reviews of new releases THE FATHER dir. Florian Zeller(2020), THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF dir. Benjamin Ree (2020) and NOBODY dir. Ilya Naishuller (2021). With presenters Flick Ford, Paul Anthony Nelson, Lisa Kovacevic…

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Sally Christie's final week on Primal Screen

To commemorate Sally Christie's final show before heading off on maternity leave, the crew reviews three of her all-time favourite films with co-hosts Paul Anthony Nelson and Flick Ford. Included in this episode…

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Reviews of JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH, FRENCH EXIT and MOXIE

Presenters Flick Ford and Sally Christie are joined by guest reviewer Will Cox to discuss three new releases: JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH dir. Shaka King (2021), FRENCH EXIT dir. Azazel Jacobs (2020)…

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival Artistic Director Spiro Economopoulos and review of Roy Andersson's ABOUT ENDLESSNESS

In this week's episode, presenters Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Cerise Howard are joined by Artistic Director of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Spiro Economopoulos, for a chat about this year's MQFF…

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IWD special with reviews of NOMADLAND (2020) and 3 WOMEN (1977)

Reviews of Robert Altman's 1977 dreamy desert drama, 3 Women and a new release in Chloe Zhao's highly anticipated Nomadland (2020). With presenters Flick Ford, Sally Christie, and Cerise Howard.

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Spotlight on films turning 50 with special guests Emma Westwood and Lee Gambin

Paul Anthony Nelson and special guests Emma Westwood and Lee Gambin review a trio of classic 1971 films turning 50 this year; FIDDLER ON THE ROOF dir. Norman Jewison (1971), THE BEGUILED dir…

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Director Simon Maxwell Johnson & reviews of HIGH GROUND, FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE

Flick Ford, Paul Anthony Nelson and special guest, Daniel James (presenter of Triple R's 'The Mission') interview director Simon Maxwell Johnson and review his new film HIGH GROUND (2020) as well as new…

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MINARI, ANOTHER ROUND and IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE with special guest, Jamie Tram

Paul Anthony Nelson, Flick Ford and special guest, co-host, local film academic, screenwriter and critic Jamie Tram, review two new releases in MINARI dir. Lee Isaac Chung (2020) and ANOTHER ROUND dir. Thomas…