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The Rereaders on the Melbourne International Film Festival

August 16, 2014

In this week’s podcast we focus in on the Melbourne International Film Festival, taking in three screenings. We look at The 50 Year Argument, a documentary about the New York Review of Books from Martin Scorsese. Then we watch Devil’s Playground, the unusual mini-series sequel to Fred Schepsi’s 1970s Australian new wave classic. Finally, we scare the shit out of ourselves with teen horror film It Follows.

The Rereaders on The Recruit, The Selfish Giant and Crategate

August 2, 2014

In this week’s podcast we watch Foxtel’s The Recruit, a new reality TV competition whose winner gets a guaranteed position to play with the AFL. Then we look at The Selfish Giant, the sensitive new film from British director Clio Barnard. Finally, we chat about the Crategate controversy, a story of public art plagiarism. The […]

The Rereaders on Salad Days, The Sweetwater Inn and Masterchef

July 19, 2014

In this week’s podcast we’re all about food, as we chat to author Ronnie Scott about his debut book Salad Days. Then we look at the concept of Australian cuisine with a trip to Melbourne’s Sweetwater Inn, which is serving up its version of rustic Australiana. Finally we look at the latest season of Reality […]