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The Screen Show

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The Screen Show brings you an informed look at screen culture. In an age of 'peak TV' where the world’s best actors, producers and directors increasingly fluctuate between the small screen and the big, explores the best that both film and television have to offer.

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The Screen Show brings you an informed look at screen culture. In an age of 'peak TV' where the world’s best actors, producers and directors increasingly fluctuate between the small screen and the big, explores the best that both film and television have to offer.

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The Screen Show

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The Screen Show brings you an informed look at screen culture. In an age of 'peak TV' where the world’s best actors, producers and directors increasingly fluctuate between the small screen and the big, explores the best that both film and television have to offer.

Rank #1: Jordan Peele's Us, Gregg Araki on Now Apocalypse, Disney's takeover of Fox, Apple TV +

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A panel discussion on Get Out director Jordan Peele's new film Us, a psychological horror that follows a family faced with a group of evil doppelgangers. We talk with highly acclaimed director Gregg Araki about his new TV series Now Apocalypse. Plus, a discussion on Disney's takeover of 21st Century Fox and the launch of Apple TV +.

Mar 27 2019

54mins

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Rank #2: Terry Gilliam, Pen15, Geraldine Hakewill

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Terry Gilliam joins us to talk about directing The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a film plagued with disaster. We meet the creators and stars of teen comedy Pen15, and Australian actor Geraldine Hakewill shares her Top Shelf of film and TV.

Apr 11 2019

53mins

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Rank #3: Hotel Mumbai, Solange, Sometimes Always Never

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An interview with director Anthony Maras and star Dev Patel about the new Australian film Hotel Mumbai. We take a look at a new experimental film from artist Solange, which reflects the way the music industry is changing its approach to the moving image. Marcus Graham reveals his Top Shelf, and a review of Sometimes Always Never, the debut film of Carl Hunter, starring Bill Nighy.

Mar 13 2019

54mins

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Rank #4: Unbelievable, Ad Astra, Birds of Passage

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A look at new Netflix series Unbelievable, a fact-based drama about the costs of not believing rape survivors starring Toni Collette. Jason reviews James Gray's space thriller Ad Astra with Brad Pitt in the lead on a mission across an unforgiving solar system, and Oscar nominated director Ciro Guerra speaks about his new film Birds of Passage, a sweeping crime drama about the Colombian drug trade.

Sep 19 2019

54mins

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Rank #5: Pet Sematary, Round the Twist, Awavena, Vale Agnes Varda

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A critics panel on the latest film adaptation of Stephen King's eighties horror novel Pet Sematary. Lauren Carroll Harris looks back at groundbreakiing Australian kids TV show Round the Twist with its creator Paul Jennings, Emmy award winning artist and director Lynette Wallworth on her VR work Awavena, and Vale Agnes Varda, a leading figure of the French New Wave.

Apr 03 2019

54mins

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Rank #6: Elia Suleiman, Succession, Senses of Cinema, Blinded by the Light

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Palestinian director Elia Suleiman talks about his latest film It Must Be Heaven, an elegant, inventive work and the opening night film at the Palestinian Film Festival. Lauren and Jason on the stunning season finale of HBO's grand melodrama Succession. A lookback at the last decade in film with the editors of the Senses of Cinema film journal, and a review of Gurinder Chadha's coming of age film Blinded by the Light.

Oct 23 2019

54mins

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Rank #7: Joker, The Politician, Michal Aviad, Joe Murphy

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Jason reviews problematic thriller Joker, an origin story that follows Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City. A discussion on Netflix's new big release The Politician, with a star-studded cast it highlights high school as the perfect breeding ground for politics, and an interview with Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad about her unsettling drama Working Woman.

Oct 03 2019

55mins

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Rank #8: Podcast extra: Stop Everything x The Screen Show's Oscar wrap

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The Screen Show's Jason Di Rosso and Lauren Carroll Harris pair up with Stop Everything's Beverley Wang and Benjamin Law with a hot off the press Oscars special podcast. We break down the winners, the losers, the memorable speeches and how the hostless Academy Awards played out.

Feb 25 2019

29mins

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Rank #9: Better Things, Australia's forgotten Hollywood star, The House That Jack Built

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A new book sheds light on the career of an all but forgotten Hollywood star who was one of Australia's most promising exports in the 1930's. Vulture critic Jen Chaney joins us from the U.S. to talk about the TV series Better Things by long-time Louis C.K. collaborator Pamela Adlon, and a discussion on Lars von Trier's latest work, an ultra confronting film about a serial killer played by Matt Dillon.

Mar 06 2019

54mins

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Rank #10: Joel Edgerton in The King, Nostalgia, Reg Watson, Sophie Hyde

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Joel Edgerton talks about historical drama The King, which he co-wrote with David Michôd and also stars in, about a wayward English prince played by Timothée Chalamet who is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father's death. Lauren Carroll Harris presents a package on how nostalgia is shaping the television landscape, and director Sophie Hyde reveals a pretty indie Top Shelf of film.

Oct 16 2019

53mins

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Rank #11: The Emmy Awards, The Goldfinch, Su Friedrich, Rodd Rathjen

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Jason and Lauren unravel the 71st Emmy Awards. A review of the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's epic blockbuster The Goldfinch. An interview with filmmaker Su Friedrich about her online survey of female film editors, and director Rodd Rathjen joins us for Top Shelf.

Sep 26 2019

53mins

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Rank #12: The Screen Show 28 February

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Lauren Carroll Harris speaks to the creators of the ABC's bold new soap opera The Heights, in particular their aim for innovating the genre, and a lookback at the history of Australian soapies with academic Sue Turnbull. Jason Di Rosso speaks to director Gabrielle Brady about her documentary Island of the Hungry Ghosts and comedians Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney join us for our Top Shelf segment.

Feb 27 2019

54mins

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Rank #13: James McAvoy, The Farewell, Lulu Wang, American Factory

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Hollywood star James McAvoy talks about his role in IT: Chapter 2 and reveals what it was like meeting and working with Stephen King. Jason Di Rosso reviews The Farewell, Lulu Wang's beautiful film about family, grief and migration, and Lulu Wang tells us about some screen works that have inspired her. Lauren Carroll Harris, Jason Di Rosso and guest critic Eric Hynes talk American Factory, the first film acquired by Barack and Michelle Obama's film company.

Sep 05 2019

53mins

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Rank #14: The Nightingale, Succession, Amazing Grace

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In this episode, we meet the director and star of The Nightingale, the internationally acclaimed, bloody and horrific colonial thriller set in Tasmania that has divided local audiences. A discussion on Amazing Grace, the concert film Aretha Franklin didn't want audiences to see, and we look at Succession, HBO's satire of big money and mean family starring Australia's Sarah Snook.

Aug 29 2019

53mins

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Rank #15: Mindhunter, Bruce Lee, Dogman, Lulu Wang

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Jason Di Rosso reviews Dogman, a new Italian thriller about an unassuming dog groomer who goes feral on a neighbourhood thug. An interview with Bruce Lee biographer Matthew Polly about what made Lee such an important figure in the history of action movies, and Lauren Carroll Harris on Netflix's serial killer thriller Mindhunter.

Aug 22 2019

54mins

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Rank #16: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Younger

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A critics' panel on Quentin Tarantino's nostalgic blockbuster Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and an inside look at the writers' room on hit U.S. TV show Younger.

Aug 15 2019

53mins

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Rank #17: TV in Iceland, Buoyancy, Palm Beach, Claudia O'Doherty

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A look at the TV landscape in Iceland and how the tourism and fandom connected to it is affecting very small and isolated communities. An interview with writer-director Rodd Rathjen about his first feature film Buoyancy. Claudia O'Doherty fills us in on her favourite films and TV shows, and a review of Rachel Ward's plush comedy Palm Beach.

Aug 08 2019

53mins

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Rank #18: Big Little Lies, The Cost of Art, Diego Maradona

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As season 2 of Big Little Lies wraps, our panel of critics weigh in on one of TV’s most spectacular recent critical successes, and the significance of recent reports of a tangle for creative control. Plus, Australian directors Zoe Pepper, Alena Lodkina and Corrie Chen share their experience of how filmmakers make a living.

Jul 25 2019

54mins

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Rank #19: Apollo 11, The Lion King, E. Bennett Walsh, Robbie Hood

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The archival producer of Apollo 11 tells us what it was like to stumble into NASA's treasure trove of secrets. Mortal Kombat producer E. Bennett Walsh explains why Hollywood producers are choosing to work in cities like Adelaide, Disney's remake of The Lion King reviewed, and a sweet new TV series from Alice Springs.

Jul 18 2019

54mins

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Rank #20: Acute Misfortune, Julianne Moore, Rosehaven, The Letdown, Mark Humphries

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Director of Acute Misfortune Thomas M. Wright discusses his debut feature. Julianne Moore talks about her role in Sebastian Lelio's Gloria Bell. Lauren Carrol Harris meets the creators of Australian dramedies Rosehaven and The Letdown, and Mark Humphries shares his favourite TV shows.

Jul 11 2019

54mins

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