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Apr 12, 2012

Parallax Podcast: Sean Penn’s reinvention, the bombast of Battleship, Tintin on DVD and more

Luke Buckmaster — Writer, Critic and The Daily Review Journalist

Luke Buckmaster

Writer, Critic and The Daily Review Journalist

Click here to listen to The Parallax Podcast 

Has Sean Penn reinvented himself? Is Penn’s performance in his new film This Must be the Place his weirdest yet? And is the big budget bombast of Battleship — based on a board game — as dumb as it looks?

These questions and more are debated in this fortnight’s episode of The Parallax Podcast featuring myself, co-host Rich Hardy and cult film expert Zak Hepburn. Every fortnight we discuss the latest flicks at the cinema and on DVD in Australia.

In this episode Rich and I cover off on:

  • Sean Penn’s super strange turn in This Must be the Place;
  • the sound and fury of Battleship, reporting straight from the premiere;
  • Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Herge’s Tinin; and
  • the acclaimed Melancholia from provocateur Lars von Trier.


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