March 10, 2013
James Franco is the Wizard of Oz. Mark Wahlberg is Mark Wahlberg. In this fortnight's The Parallax Podcast, Luke Buckmaster and Rich Haridy review Oz: The Great and Powerful, Broken City and a trio of strange DVD releases.
February 26, 2013
Cloud Atlas baffles. Arnie returns in The Last Stand. On DVD, we find Sugarman and review John Hillcoat's Lawless. This and more from myself and Rich Haridy in our fortnightly show The Parallax Podcast.
January 27, 2013
Back with a bang! In the first episode of The Parallax Podcast for 2013, myself and co-host and Rich Haridy race through the nine feature films nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. Which film will win? Which should win? And does Martin Lawrence appear in any of them?
November 26, 2012
Skyfall and The Master are the top two items on the menu for this fortnight's The Parallax Podcast, hosted by myself and Rich Haridy. We also chat about The Sapphires, Killer Joe and Filipino Bond parody For Your Height Only.
November 9, 2012 2
John Safran joins myself and Parallax Podcast co-host Rich Haridy for a wide-reaching discussion about truth and ethics in documentaries, exploring key issues and revealing some tricks of the trade.
October 29, 2012
Is Ben Affleck's acclaimed drama Argo as good as the hype suggests? Is Dredd 3D as bad as it looks? Was I too hard on Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. Myself and co-host Rich Haridy explore these questions and more in this fortnight's The Parallax Podcast.
October 14, 2012
Australian dramedy Mental is "good fun," I say. It's "a total mess," retorts my co-host Rich Haridy. This fortnight on The Parallax Podcast we argue about Mental, fawn over Oliver Stone's latest film, Savages, and get a report on this year's Fantastic Fest from cult film guru Zak Hepburn. Plus we review two new DVD releases: Margaret and Piranha 3DD.
October 1, 2012
In the latest episode of The Parallax Podcast, myself and co-host Rich Haridy ponder the Bruce Willis/Joseph Gordon-Levitt time travel flick Looper plus On the Road and an assortment of old and new films — including a novel approach to reviewing Adam Sandler’s latest ‘comedy’ That’s My Boy. We thought we should do something a bit […]
September 17, 2012
Click here to listen to the latest episode of The Parallax Podcast Is director Behn Zeitlin’s acclaimed festival favourite Beasts of the Southern Wild a rousing drama or…poverty porn? Is Ruby Sparks, a rom-com from the makers of Little Miss Sunshine, the best film Woody Allen never directed? All this, a double Jason Segel DVD special and more on […]
September 4, 2012
Click here to listen to the latest episode of The Parallax Podcast In this episode of The Parallax Podcast, myself and co-host Rich Haridy ask: has Wes Anderson become a parody of himself? We discuss his latest, Moonrise Kingdom, then French director Leos Carax’s art-on-steroids romp Holy Motors. On DVD we cover off on Rampart, starring Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop, and writer/director Ti […]
August 20, 2012
Click here to listen to the latest episode of The Parallax Podcast This episode of The Parallax Podcast launches a new semi-regular series featuring special guests — notable Australians discussing a film-related theme of their choice. Myself and co-host Rich Haridy are joined by veteran comedian and broadcaster Lawrence Mooney, who elected to discuss the subject of positive male role models in cinema. With […]
August 3, 2012
Click here to listen to the latest episode of The Parallax Podcast Has Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson gone from himbo to highbrow? In this episode of The Parallax Podcast, myself and Rich Haridy discuss Pattinson’s latest film, Cosmopolis. We also chat about Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper movie Magic Mike (now playing in cinemas) and stylistic action flick Haywire (now on DVD), plus Bruce Robinson’s The Rum […]
July 21, 2012
Click here to listen to the latest episode of The Parallax Podcast When did superhero movies become so dark and disturbing? In the words of Heath Ledger’s Joker: “why so serious?” In this episode of The Parallax Podcast, myself and Rich Haridy discuss The Dark Knight Rises, Rolf de Heer’s The King is Dead!, Shame and […]
July 6, 2012
Click here to listen to the latest episode of The Parallax Podcast Spider-Man returns to cinemas, swinging from buildings and firing gunk from his wrists in The Amazing Spider-Man. A teddy bear comes to life and grows into a heavy drinking bong smoking layabout in Ted. It’s a Parallax Podcast mutant animal special!
June 22, 2012
Click here to listen to the latest episode of The Parallax Podcast Director Rupert Sanders takes a bite out of the remake/reboot/re-adaptation apple with a fresh take on Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. Bob Hoskins appears as one of the seven dwarves and looks…rather drugged out. Meanwhile, Michelle […]
June 9, 2012
Click here to listen to the latest episode of The Parallax Podcast In this episode of Crikey’s fortnightly movie podcast, myself and co-host and Rich Hardy discuss (spoiler free) Ridley Scott’s mega-budget epic Prometheus, Mel Gibson’s latest — Get the Gringo — plus two new DVDs (Chronicle and Marthy Marcy May Marlene). Then, live from a secret (ish) location, […]
May 28, 2012
Click here to listen to the latest episode of The Parallax Podcast In this episode of Crikey’s fortnightly movie podcast, myself and co-host and Rich Hardy discuss two new cinema releases (Men in Black 3 and The Dictator), two new DVDs (The Cave of Forgotten Dreams and The Yellow Sea) then have a chat with cult […]