Critical Attention is produced by Areej Nur, and co-presented by The Rereaders and Kill Your Darlings. In episode four, we chat to theatre-maker, cultural critic and e-newsletter queen Matilda Dixon-Smith.
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.
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.
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.