PODCAST: ABC 774 – 4th September

This week on Friday Film, Raf and I discuss the documentary Best of Enemies, which focuses on the 1968 televised debates between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal, and the Joel Edgerton-helmed psychological thriller, The Gift. Plus, talkback on ‘greatest screen adversaries’ on Drive with Rafael Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne.

PODCAST: ABC 774 – 6th February

Friday Film returned for 2015 this week with a discussion of the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper. Plus, talkback on the ‘politics of the War film’ on Drive with Rafael Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne.

PODCAST: Plato’s Cave – April 7th

In this week’s Plato’s Cave show the team review the wonderfully animated The LEGO Movie, How I Live Now (DVD) and the latest in the Marvel Franchise, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. With Josh Nelson, Tara Judah and Thomas Caldwell. Plato’s Cave – April 7th Episode (.MP3)

FEATURE: The Perils of Pop Culture Politics

Hollywood cinema has long occupied a space along the fault lines of America’s political divide; producing films that occasionally challenge, but more commonly reinforce various dominant ideological beliefs. It is, after all, the town that practically invented the ‘happy ending’, an industry founded on an unwavering belief that no matter how bad things get, good […]

FEATURE: Home of the Brave?

In case you hadn’t noticed, 2007 is quickly becoming the year of the political drama, and not just at the cinema. It may be more than a year before the next U.S. presidential elections, but you’d hardly know it the way senators Clinton and Obama have already taken to the campaign trail. And theirs is […]