Actor and filmmaker Kate Hardie joins the Hyphenates this month, as we look at some of the key films released in April 2016, including Jamie Adams’ improvised comedy Black Mountain Poets, Sebastian Schipper’s single-take feature Victoria and Hirokazu Koreeda’s comedy/drama Our Little Sister. Kate, Sophie and Lee then look at the films of legendary documentarian Shirley Clarke for our semi-regular mini-Hyphenates segment. Finally, Kate takes us through the career of her filmmaker of the month – a filmmaker Kate worked with on many occasions – the brilliant Antonia Bird.
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 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.
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.
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.
Actress, filmmaker and TV presenter Kristy Best joins the Hyphenates to debate the films of 2013, celebrate the career of writer/director Adrienne Shelly, and delve into the filmography of Danish auteur Susanne Bier.
Film critic and commentator Jeremy Smith (Mr Beaks on Ain’t It Cool News) joins the Hyphenates to debate the films of April 2013, discuss the all-too-brief career of filmmaker Fabián Bielinsky, and explore the expansive and surprising filmography of director Brian De Palma.
Film lecturer and life-long cinephile George Viscas joins the Hyphenates to talk to the films of January 2013, look at the criminally-short filmography of Elaine May, and examine the career of Italian maestro Luchino Visconti.