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.
Hayley Inch, film programmer and writer, joins the Hyphenates for October 2014 as we look back at the month’s key releases, discuss the films of French auteur Jacques Tati, and delve into the unique works of Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin.
Filmmaker Lynn Shelton (Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister, Laggies) joins us for this episode as we talk the new releases of September 2014, examine whether we’re less enamoured by directors who are more stylistically experimental, and delve into the works of French auteur Claire Denis.
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.