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.
Actor Pollyanna McIntosh (Burke and Hare, The Woman, Filth) joins us this month as we look over a couple of the key films of March 2015, dive into the groundbreaking works of choreographer-turned-filmmaker Bob Fosse, and look at the incredible films of writer/director Nicole Holofcener.
Writer/Director/Actor Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) joins the Hyphenates as they look at some of the key films of February 2015, ask whether screenwriters are unfairly sidelined as the authors of films, and talk about the postmodern high-concept works of Charlie Kaufman.
Author, editor and film critic Jess Lomas joins the show to talk the films of January 2015, and look back over the legendary and varied films of versatile Hollywood Golden Age director Vincente Minnelli.
Arts journalist and broadcaster Richard Watts guest hosts this episode of Hyphenates, talking about the films of December 2014, comparing notes on the best films of the year, and looking at the films and career of indie filmmaker and key figure in the New Queer Cinema movement, Gregg Araki.
Filmmaker Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood, Machete Maidens Unleashed, Patrick, Electric Boogaloo) joins the show to talk the new releases of November 2014, ask whether nostalgia ever trumps critical thinking, and explore the filmography of little-known genre director John Hough.