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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:


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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.