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The Rereaders on Boyhood, Paul Kelly and How To Talk Australians

August 30, 2014

In this week’s podcast we look at Richard Linklater’s twelve years in the making Boyhood. Then we talk Paul Kelly as songwriter, as he launches his latest project, The Merri Soul Sessions. And finally we take some lessons in slang from the new comedy web series ‘How To Talk Australians’. This week’s episode was recorded live at the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival.

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 […]