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Critical Attention: MIFF Critics Campus 2017

August 30, 2017

Critical Attention is produced by Areej Nur, and co-presented by The Rereaders and Kill Your Darlings. In episode three, we chat to the film critics of tomorrow about their experiences inside Critics Campus, the Melbourne International Film Festival’s week-long intensive critical incubator.

The Rereaders MIFF 2017 Special

August 15, 2017

In this week’s podcast we head to the Melbourne International Film Festival and watch swooning Americano-Italiano love story Call Me by Your Name. Then, we roller-dance into 1970s and ’80s Venice Beach in the Australian-directed documentary, Roller Dreams. And finally, we watch I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary portrait of writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin.

The Rereaders on The Descent of Man, Growing Up Gracefully and Dream Daddy

August 2, 2017

In this week’s podcast we read artist Grayson Perry’s new book The Descent of Man, which critiques the awfulness of masculinity. Then it’s femininity’s turn under the microscope as we watch the ABC TV series Growing Up Gracefully. And finally, from gender studies to gendered studs, we play the dating simulation game Dream Daddy.