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.
The last competition we ran got such a great response, we thought we’d run another. Because giving you things gives us joy. Joy.
This September past we had the wonderful filmmaker Lynn Shelton on the show. Thanks to Madman Entertainment, we have a DVD set featuring three of Lynn’s films: Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister and Touchy Feely. But that’s not all! In that particular episode of Hyphenates, we reviewed the brilliantly funny New Zealand horror-comedy What We Do In The Shadows, and because Madman is so great, they’re also throwing that into the mix. We know. You’re like, “But that’s too much great stuff in one single competition!”, but we’re all about pleasure overload here at Hi4H HQ.
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In the September 2014 episode of Hell Is For Hyphenates, Lynn Shelton mentions the name of a film that is “absolutely in my top five list of films ever”. Which film is it and who directed it?
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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.