Viet Kong: Aping America’s Heart of Darkness

“The word remake is anachronistic to the degree to which our awareness of the preexistence of other versions (previous films of the novel as well as the novel itself) is now a constitutive and essential part of the film’s structure: we are now, in other words, in “intertextuality” as a deliberate, built-in feature of the […]

PODCAST: Plato’s Cave – March 24th

In this week’s Plato’s Cave show the team review Rithy Panh’s extraordinary documentary, The Missing Picture, Wadjda and Michel Gondry’s The We and the I. With Josh Nelson, Tara Judah and Thomas Caldwell. Plato’s Cave – March 24th Episode (.MP3)

PODCAST: ABC 774 – November 1st

In this week’s Friday Film I chat with Raf about Captain Phillips, the latest film from director Paul Greengrass, and the recent Spanish Snow White adaptation, Blancanieves plus talkback on ‘Tom Hanks’ on Drive with Rafael Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne. ABC 774 – November 1st Episode (.MP3)

PODCAST: Plato’s Cave – March 4th

In this week’s episode of Plato’s Cave the team turn a critical eye over recent releases, The Paperboy, Cloud Atlas and The Imposter. With Josh Nelson, Tara Judah and Thomas Caldwell. Plato’s Cave – March 4th Episode (.MP3)

PODCAST: Plato’s Cave – February 11th

In this week’s episode of Plato’s Cave the team turn a critical eye over Louis Malle’s classic Elevator to the Gallows (1958), and recent releases, Flight and Lincoln. With Josh Nelson, Tara Judah and Thomas Caldwell. Plato’s Cave – 11th February Episode (.MP3)

PODCAST: ABC 774 – January 25th

In this week’s Friday Film, I chat to Lindy Burns about director Quentin Tarantino and some of the controversy surrounding the release of Django Unchained on Drive with Lindy Burns on 774 ABC Melbourne. ABC 774 – January 25th Episode (.MP3)

ANALYSIS: The White Man’s Journey: ‘On The Road’

More than half a century after it was first published and three decades since Francis Ford Coppola acquired the rights to the material, Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation novel On the Road (d. Walter Salles) has been adapted for the screen. Of the many challenges in reproducing Kerouac’s celebrated work (e.g. contending with the sprawling structure […]

PODCAST: Plato’s Cave – October 29th

This week on Plato’s Cave the team review Argo, Frankenweenie and The Intouchables plus we discuss the repackaging of mainstream films as art-house cinema. With Josh Nelson, Tara Judah and Thomas Caldwell. Plato’s Cave – October 29th Episode (.MP3)

PODCAST: Plato’s Cave – October 1st

It’s an Americana episode of Plato’s Cave this week as we explore Looper, On the Road and Shadows (1959), plus the team discuss the films of the Beat Generation. With Josh Nelson, Thomas Caldwell and Tara Judah. Plato’s Cave – October 1st Episode (.MP3)

PODCAST: Plato’s Cave – September 24th

This week on Plato’s Cave the team review Ruby Sparks, Hoop Dreams (DVD) and Lore plus we examine concepts related to otherness and the other. With Josh Nelson, Tara Judah and Thomas Caldwell. Plato’s Cave – September 24th Episode (.MP3)