US indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas) joins the Hyphenates for our August 2014 edition, as we talk over the new releases of the past month, look at whether independent filmmakers can forge a career in the new media landscape, and check out the filmography of the influential and underrated director Paul Mazursky.
Director Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone) joins us for our 50th episode, as we look at the films of July 2014, ask whether thoughtful dramas are now the domain of television instead of cinema, and look over the career of the groundbreaking Caribbean filmmaker Euzhan Palcy.
Special guest Michael Altman joins us to talk about the epic filmography of his father, directing legend Robert Altman, in a live show recorded at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival.
Sarah Caldwell joins the Hyphenates to talk about the films of May 2014, ask why Hollywood is so obsessed with destroying cities at the moment, and look over the filmography of US indie writer/director Jim Jarmusch.
HitFix film critic Drew McWeeny joins the show to talk the films of April 2014, look at why the rest of the world is increasingly getting Hollywood blockbusters before the US, and pay tribute to the great Harold Ramis as we explore his directorial career.
Critic and film programmer Zak Hepburn joins us to debate the films of March 2014, ask whether cult movies can still exist in the age of the internet, and explore the surreal films of Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Good Game’s Stephanie Bendixsen, aka Hex, joins the show to talk the films of February 2014, ask whether video games should be made into movies, and check out the career of French action maestro Luc Besson.
Cinephile, critic and festival programmer Ian Barr joins the show to talk the films of January 2014, discover the groundbreaking career of the pioneering Alice Guy-Blaché, and look over the films directed by legendary comedian Albert Brooks.
Journalist, author and critic Mel Campbell joins the Hyphenates to talk the films of December 2013, compare notes on best-of-the-year lists, and examine the films of director Kathryn Bigelow.
TV presenter, actress and comedian Julia Zemiro (RockWiz, Eurovision, Home Delivery, QI) joins the show to look at the new releases of November 2013, ask why prose in films is so frequently terrible, and check out the fascinating career of director Ang Lee.