In this week’s podcast we head to the Melbourne International Film Festival, sharing all manner of festival gossip and banter. First, we watch swooning Americano-Italiano love story Call Me by Your Name. Then, we roller-dance into funky Venice Beach of the 1970s and ’80s in the Australian-directed documentary, Roller Dreams. And finally, we remain in the landscape of American black civil rights with I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary portrait of writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin.
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.
In this week’s podcast we read Angie Thomas’s politically powerful young adult novel, The Hate U Give. Then we listen to Lorde’s second album Melodrama. And finally, we hit the mat with GLOW, Netflix’s drama exploring the spandex-clad world of 1980s women’s wrestling.
In this week’s podcast we watch the ABC TV comedy series Ronny Chieng: International Student. Then we do some serious adulting with Briohny Doyle’s book Adult Fantasy. And, as the NGV’s winter blockbuster Van Gogh and the Seasons draws to an end, we muse on what seasons really mean in Australian art and culture.