Dark Horizons creator and editor Garth Franklin joins the show, as we look at some of the key films of this month, including THE HATEFUL EIGHT, ROOM and CREED. In the wake of the deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, they then examine how we mourn beloved film icons, and how their legacies interact with their defining performances. Then, Garth takes us through the career and filmography of one of the horror cinema’s most important directors, John Carpenter.
Sophie and Lee sit down for their first ever face-to-face episode, recorded just north of London. They look back at the key film of December 2015, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, and eschew both the past UK and future Australian release dates for Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s STEVE JOBS biopic. They then compare notes on their respective five favourite films of 2015, but will there be any common ground in these wildly different lists? Finally, they take a look at the short filmography of a filmmaker who was far better known in the music world: Belgian singer Jacques Brel, whose two films as director are little-known, but undeniably brilliant.
Film and arts journalist Tom Clift joins the show this month as we look over some of the key films of November 2015, including THE DRESSMAKER, CAROL, BRIDGE OF SPIES and JUNUN. They then examine the different forms of streaming and digital distribution channels that are suddenly available, and the ways to curate your viewing in this new landscape. Then Tom introduces us to the weirdly brilliant and deeply funny films of independent animator Don Hertzfeldt.
Sydney-based writer and film critic Blake Howard joins Sophie and Lee to look back at the key films of October 2015, including THE WALK, LEGEND and MACBETH. They then tackle the perennial issue of film vs digital, and look at where the debate stands in 2015. Then Blake takes us through the career and films of the great US auteur Michael Mann.
UK film critic and author Sophie Mayer joins Hyphenates for this special bumper episode that begins with an big announcement regarding the show! Then Sophie, Paul and Lee look back over some of the key films of this month, including LONDON ROAD, THE MARTIAN and A SECOND CHANCE. They end with an epic look back at the films of groundbreaking horror auteur, George A Romero.
Film critic and author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas joins the show to look at three new films: IRRATIONAL MAN, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM and A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE. We then return to our semi-regular mini-Hyphenate segment to look at the fascinating career of Herk Harvey, director of the cult horror classic CARNIVAL OF SOULS. Then, Alex takes us through the cinema of the legendary Italian giallo filmmaker, Dario Argento.
Philippa Hawker, film critic for The Age and Fairfax Media, joins the Hyphenates to look over some of the key films of this month: MAGIC MIKE XXL, WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED and ANT-MAN. Then, with Marvel’s “phase two” coming to an end, we look at the Marvel Studio model, and the unprecedented way in which it’s influencing the rest of Hollywood. Then Philippa takes us through the works and careers of one of French cinema’s most innovative and influential filmmakers, Agnès Varda.
Exactly five years after his first appearance, film critic and festival programmer Thomas Caldwell rejoins us to talk some key films of June 2015, ask whether there’s a cinematic god passing moral judgement on characters, and unravel the strange and unique filmography of director David Lynch.
Screenwriter Mark Protosevich (The Cell, I Am Legend, Thor, Oldboy) joins the Hyphenates to talk the key films of May 2015, ask how accurate the writing credits on Hollywood productions actually are, and look at the extraordinary films of the underrated Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi.
Filmmaker Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays) joins the Hyphenates as we look at this month’s new releases, ask if independent dramas need a high-concept hook to attract attention in the current media landscape, and explore the works of the legendary trans-Tasman auteur Jane Campion.