REVIEW: David Lynch: The Art Life

“I had this idea that you drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes and you paint, and that’s it. Maybe girls come into it a little bit. But basically it’s the incredible happiness of working and living that life” – David Lynch on The Art Life David Lynch recently caused a stir when, in an interview with […]

PODCAST: ABC 774 – 9th October

In this week’s Friday Film segment I chat with Raf about the documentary The Wrecking Crew, and the Robert Zemeckis-directed The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as French high wire artist Philippe Petit. Plus, talkback on ‘musical documentaries’ on Drive with Rafael Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne.

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 – 28th August

In this week’s Friday Film segment I chat with Raf about the recent documentary The Wolfpack, and the new Australian romantic-drama Holding the Man, starring Ryan Corr and Craig Stott. Plus, talkback on ‘strangest screen families’ on Drive with Rafael Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne.

PODCAST: ABC 774 – 24th July

This week on Friday Film, Raf and I discuss a documentary about a Sesame Street stalwart, I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story, and chat to director Steve Thomas about his documentary Freedom Stories, focusing on the lives of refugees settled in Australia. Plus, talkback on ‘best cinematic puppet creations’ on Drive with Rafael […]

PODCAST: ABC 774 – 10th July

This week on Friday Film, Sally and I discuss the Brian Wilson biopic, Love & Mercy, starring Paul Dano and John Cusack, and an Australian documentary That Sugar Film, from actor-turned-director Damon Gameau. Plus, talkback on ‘Biopics’ on Drive with Sally Warhaft on 774 ABC Melbourne.

PODCAST: ABC 774 – 26th June

In this week’s Friday Film segment I chat with Raf about the animation prequel Minions, from director/voice artist Pierre Coffin, and the controversial documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief from filmmaker Alex Gibney, on Drive with Rafael Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne.

PODCAST: ABC 774 – 17th April

In this week’s Friday Film segment we discuss the French-Canadian melodrama from director Xavier Dolan, Mommy, and the Wim Wenders documentary, The Salt of the Earth, which explores the life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado. Plus, talkback on ‘Mothers on Film’ on Drive with Rafael Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne.

PODCAST: ABC 774 – 10th April

This week on Friday Film, Raf & I discuss the ‘wrecks, pecs and sex’ action-soap opera Furious 7, and the documentary Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me currently screening at ACMI, on Drive with Rafael Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne.

PODCAST: ABC 774 – 27th March

In this week’s Friday Film segment we discuss the political/action film ’71, starring Jack O’Connell and the IMAX film Journey to Space 3D, narrated by Patrick Stewart. Plus, talkback on ‘film narratives spanning 24 hours or less’ on Drive with Rafael Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne.