Episodes
In this episode, regular hosts Kirsten and Djoymi are joined by and University of Melbourne lecturer Janice Loreck to discuss westerns News of the World, directed by Paul Greengrass, and First Cow, directed by Kelly Reichardt. Later, Kirsten talks with screen historian Stephen Gaunson and Olympia Barron from the AFI Research Collection on the 50th anniversary of Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout and Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright. Djoymi speaks with Adrian Danks, curator of Melbourne Cinematheque,...
Published 06/09/21
Published 04/27/21
In this month's end-of-year episode Kirsten and Mark are joined by the wonderful Sian Mitchell to discuss the winners from the recent AACTA Awards ceremony. Then we follow that with a look back at 2019 when we identify the key moments or images from a year on screen culture, as well as identifying those we felt emerged this year, and we eulogise those that we lost. For patrons of the Senses of Cinema podcast, we discuss our recommendations for the best films to watch over the Christmas break....
Published 12/27/19
Published 12/27/19
In this months Senses of Cinema podcast, Kirsten and Mark are joined by Cesar Albarran Torres, and we talk The Irishman, Netflix and fantasies of de-aging. Then we move onto a new Australian release, Mirrah Foulkes' perspective on panto stalwarts, Judy and Punch. And then we take a look at the AACTA nominations for 2019, and make some choices as to who we think will walk away with the awards. We'll round out as always with our recommendations for November, and for out patrons, we extend our...
Published 12/02/19
Senses of Cinema is 20, and Kirsten and Mark are celebrating 20 years of great writing, insightful criticism and challenging film discourse in this special anniversary episode. We've got dossiers and features, and special correspondents Danny Fairfax and Michelle Carey report on the film festival tradition and it's relationship to our journal. And in our bonus for patrons, Kirsten and I dive into our favourite Great Directors. It's a bumper anniversary episode, so listen and subscribe!
Published 11/06/19
In this month's Senses of Cinema Podcast Kirsten's back, and along with Mark we are joined by Irina Herschner and Luke McCarthy, so it's four hosts for the price of one. We start out by tackling Quentin Tarantino's nostalgic look back at the 60s with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and follow that up with a look at all of the great cinema that played out across MIFF 2019. Then we move onto The Australian Dream, the powerful documentary by Daniel Gordon that looks at the extraordinary events...
Published 09/08/19
This month we bring you two guest hosts to join Mark - Tim O'Farrell and Dan Edwards. We discuss Bong Joon-ho's Cannes winning film Parasite, and then discuss the work of guest of MIFF, Peter Strickland. The we take a look at the Melbourne International Festival's program, and suggest a few films that will be worth chasing down. We end of course with our recommendations for the month, and for our patrons, the bonus segment this month features a discussion on Martin Scorsese's new Bob Dylan...
Published 08/04/19
In the May episode of the Senses of Cinema podcast, Kirsten and Mark tackle the final season of Game of Thrones and debate who indeed deserved to be seated on the Iron Throne. Then we are joined by our third chair, the wonderful Eloise Ross, who returns to help us discuss the life and career of Doris Day, who died this month at the age of 97. And then we talk the Netflix series Dead to Me where two best friends are drawn together by one dead husband. We finish as always with our...
Published 06/05/19
In the April 2019 edition of the Senses of Cinema podcast, Kirsten and Mark are joined by producer and academic Liz Burke to talk about Lee Chang-dong's enigmatic festival favourite Burning. Then we discuss the life and career of the sorely missed Agnes Varda, and Liz talks about the time she visited the studio of this incredible filmmaker. And then following on from Sucheta Chakraborty's excellent interview with Elizabeth Sankey in our latest issue, we discuss the strengths and frustrations...
Published 04/28/19
In the March edition of the Senses of Cinema podcast we welcome Kirsten Stevens to the mic as our new co-host. Also joining us is Liam Burke in our third chair, as we all take on the secret history of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel. Then we discuss Barry Jenkins' adaptation of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk, and we round out with a look at the cinema of Guillermo del Toro, who is featured in the current issue of the journal. We end on our recommendations as always, and for our...
Published 03/30/19
It's our annual World Poll edition! Mark, Eloise and our third chair David Heslin discuss their favourite films for 2018, and pick out the very best of the Senses of Cinema World Poll. It's a global sweep across the year in cinema. And in our bonus segment for patrons of Senses of Cinema, we talk the films that we felt were overlooked in the 2018 poll.
Published 03/02/19
It's the Senses of Cinema podcast Holiday Edition! While Eloise is getting ready for a busy work year, and Mark is finalising the Senses World Poll, we've got something very special to brighten your New Year. Contributor Nicholas Godfrey has a tremendous interview with Kent Jones, the incredibly talented critic, programmer, editor and filmmaker. And then we follow that with Mark's interview with Oscar winning animator Adam Elliot, whose career has stretched from his early stop-motion film...
Published 01/25/19
In the Christmas edition of the Senses of Cinema podcast, Eloise and Mark are joined by the marvelous Cesar Albarran Torres to talk about Alfonso Cuaron's incredible new film Roma, which has released in cinemas, and now appears streaming on Netflix. Then we discuss the state of Latin Cinema with the upcoming dossier edited by Cesar that drops with the latest issue of the journal. Then we figure out who impressed us the most this year, as we each identify the film talent that really announced...
Published 12/15/18
In the October podcast we're doing (almost) all things A Star is Born. We are joined by friend of the podcast Craig Martin as we dive into the new Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper version of this classic film. Then we go back in time and look at the previous entries in the A Star is Born canon, and we talk Babs, Judy and Janet and the importance of one last look. Then we change direction and spend some time with the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul and his love for the blending of the past and...
Published 10/31/18
In the Senses of Cinema podcast for September 2018, along with our special guest Jessica Balanzategui, we take a look at Paul Feig's latest film A Simple Favour, and then turn our attention to Carl Dreyer's incredible experimental horror film Vampyr from 1932. And then, leading into a tremendous season at the Melbourne Cinemateque, we talk about the career of Ida Lupino, and discuss some of her greatest films, including The Hitch-Hiker, The Bigamist and Outrage. And for our bonus segment...
Published 10/04/18
In the August edition of the Senses of Cinema podcast, Eloise returns from her travels and friend of the pod Stuey Richards returns as our 3rd chair. We talk Spike Lee's provocative BlacKkKlansman, launch into an analysis of a recent survey identifying the 25 best Australian films of the 21st Century, and Eloise fills us in on the Ritrovato Festival in Bologna. And as always, we end with the best that we've seen in the month of August. And for our patrons we extend the discussion of...
Published 08/30/18
This month we take a close look at the Melbourne International Film Festival, and Mark is joined by Artistic Director of MIFF, and fellow Senses editor Michelle Carey along with programmer and writer Tim O'Farrell. We talk through the depth of the incredible MIFF program, and cast a spotlight on two key features: Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here, and Isabella Eklof's Holiday. We finish up as always with our recommendations for the month of July, and in our bonus for patrons of the...
Published 07/28/18
For the June edition of the Senses of Cinema podcast, we're joined by academic and franchise aficionado Tara Lomax. We'll be talking about Oceans 8 and the relationship between the film and its predecessors. And to coincide with its revival through the BFI, we return to GW Pabst's classic Pandora's Box. Then we look at the state of the franchise, and discuss superheroes, hunger games and sparkly vampires. And, as always we'll end on the best things we've seen in the month of June.
Published 06/22/18
On the Senses of Cinema podcast Eloise and Mark are joined once again by our brand new editor Cesar Albarran Torres. We're talking the re-imagining of Peter Weir's classic film with Picnic at Hanging Rock the mini-series and then we talk abattoirs, deer and shared dreams in Ildiko Enyedi's On Body and Soul. Finally we celebrate the career of Anne V Coates and we discuss her incredible editing work on films such as Lawrence of Arabia and The Elephant Man. We end as always with our...
Published 05/23/18
In the April episode of the Senses of Cinema podcast, we take on Wes Anderson's latest stop motion feature Isle of Dogs, and with the release of Sally Potter's new film The Party, we discuss it in relation to the rest of Potters career. In conjunction with the latest dossier on Senses of Cinema, we talk about the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at ACMI, and in a bonus for our patrons, we talk the range of film iterations of Lewis Carroll's classic tale.
Published 04/28/18
The March episode of the Senses of Cinema podcast has Mark, Eloise and third chair Craig Martin discussing Alex Garland's latest film Annihilation. Eloise then gets an exclusive interview with Soda_Jerk, who speak with her about their latest film Terror Nullius, and then Eloise, Craig and Mark talk through the debate over Netflix's decision to release selected films on their streaming service rather than favouring global theatrical exhibition. And of course we end this episode with the best...
Published 03/24/18
This month we are joined by our third chair Stuart Richards to discuss Warwick Thornton's film Sweet Country which won the Special Jury Prize at Venice and our complicated feelings about this year's Oscar race. Then we reflect on the career of cinematographer Roger Deakins, and round out our episode with the things we have loved in February 2018. 
Published 02/23/18
It's time for the World Poll of 2017, Senses of Cinema's huge global film survey. This month on the podcast, Eloise and Mark are joined by Senses editor David Heslin in a bumper World Poll edition where we cover a tonne of movies and lists that caught our eye.
Published 01/26/18
In our December episode, Eloise and Mark are joined by producer and academic Liz Burke in our third chair. We talk about Greta Gerwig's film Lady Bird and discuss with Liz the history of disability activism and her documentary Defiant Lives. We farewell 2017 with our very own Senses of Cinema Profit/Loss Statement, and of course, with our recommendations for the best of the month.
Published 12/15/17