The Senses of Cinema Podcast

By Senses of Cinema

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.

Category: Film Reviews

Open in Apple Podcasts

Open RSS feed

Open Website

Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 17
Reviews: 0


Intelligent film discussion, interviews and debates

Episode Date

In this episode, regular host Alexia is joined by Monash University lecturer Felicity Chapman to discuss the work of writer, director and actor Julie Delpy. Later, Djoymi talks with Shelley Stamp from the University of California Santa Cruz to celebrate the work of film pioneer Lois Weber. Alexia chats with director Beth Elise Hawk on her documentary film Breaking Bread, and finally Cary McQueen, founder of Art with Impact, sends us a postcard from San Francisco. Listen in and subscribe!

Aug 18, 2021
First Cow, News of the World

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, while Senses of Cinema editor Michelle Carey brings us a postcard from Paris. To wrap things up, we'll give our recommendations on what we’ve been watching over the previous month. Listen in and subscribe! 

Jun 09, 2021
Feminists on Film

In this first episode for 2021 hosts Alexia, Kirsten and Djoymi take a look at feminists on screen, talking Amy Poehler’s film Moxie, as well as  Johanna Demetrakas’  Feminists: what were they thinking and Catherine Dwyer’s Brazen Hussies. Then, Stuart Richards talks to David O’Donnell about his film Under My Skin, Kirsten speaks with Senses of Cinema editor Michelle Carey and RMIT The Capitol’s Ghita Loebenstein about their retrospective program for Melbourne Design Week – Past Futures. We  have a postcard from Maša Peče from Retrosex  in Ljubljana, and to wrap things up, we share our recommendations on what we’ve been watching. Listen in and subscribe!

Apr 27, 2021
AACTA Awards 2019

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. Listen in and subscribe!

Dec 27, 2019
The Irishman

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 discussion of The Irishman and reflect on the career of Martin Scorsese.

Dec 02, 2019
Senses Anniversary Special

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!

Nov 06, 2019
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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 that impacted the life and career of indigenous footballer Adam Goodes. We wrap up of course with our recommendations, and for the patrons of Senses of Cinema, Mark and Kisten look back at the life and career of the recently departed Peter Fonda.

Sep 08, 2019

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 documentary, Rolling Thunder Revue. Listen and subscribe!

Aug 04, 2019
Game of Thrones Finale

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 recommendations for the month of May, and in our bonus for our patrons, Michelle Carey files a special report from the Cannes Film Festival. It's a great show, so download, subscribe and enjoy.

Jun 05, 2019

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 of the romantic comedy. We conclude as always with our recommendations for April, and for our wonderful patrons Liz, Kirsten and Mark discuss the best films to watch over Easter. 

Apr 28, 2019
Captain Marvel

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 patrons our bonus segment features a discussion of the the screen items we finally caught up with over the New Year break.

Mar 30, 2019
World Poll 2018

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.

Mar 02, 2019
Kent Jones and Adam Elliot

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 Uncle, through to his acclaimed feature Mary and Max. Enjoy these interviews with two incredibly talented artists, and we'll be back with the World Poll edition of the podcast in February.

Jan 25, 2019
Roma and Contemporary Latin Cinema

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 themselves in 2018. We end as always on our recommendations, and for those who have signed up to our Patreon account, we're looking at the people we lost in 2018 whose passing made the film world a little less bright.

Dec 15, 2018
A Star is Born

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 present, and his obsession with public aerobics. Then we end with our recommendations for the month of October, 2018. And for our patrons, and in honour of Halloween, we talk our favourite scary movies. Listen and subscribe!!

Oct 31, 2018
A Simple Favour

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 exclusively for patrons of the podcast, we return to the career of Paul Feig and look at his success with actors such as Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne.

Oct 04, 2018

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 BlacKkKlansman and figure out where it sits within the wider career of Spike Lee. Listen and subscribe!

Aug 30, 2018
MIFF Special

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 podcast, we talk to Michelle about how she came to lead a major international film festival, and what the future holds for her.

Jul 28, 2018
Ocean's 8

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.

Jun 22, 2018
Picnic at Hanging Rock

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 recommendations for the month of May, and for our patron bonus we discuss the Cinema and the Museum dossier published in the March issue of Senses of Cinema.

May 23, 2018
Isle of Dogs

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.

Apr 28, 2018

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 things we discovered in the month of March.

Mar 24, 2018
Sweet Country

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. 

Feb 23, 2018
World Poll 2017

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.

Jan 26, 2018
Lady Bird

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.

Dec 15, 2017
The Ornithologist

In our November episode, we are joined by writer Joanna Di Mattia in our 3rd chair. We discuss Joao Pedro Rodrigues's festival favourite The Ornithologist, and work our way through the scandals that have recently rocked the American film industry. We finish with a tribute to the films of Gloria Grahame, and of course, our recommendatrions for the best of the month of November 2017.

Nov 22, 2017
1. Blade Runner 2049

In our very first episode of the Senses of Cinema podcast, we are joined by Cesar Albarran Torres in our rotating 3rd chair. We're talking Blade Runner 2049, the cinema of Jacques Tourneur, and screen representation of the Mexican narco wars, along with our choices for the best in screen culture for October 2017.

Oct 22, 2017
Welcome to the Senses of Cinema Podcast

Senses of Cinema: The Journal is now also Senses of Cinema: The Podcast. Here's how to subscribe!

Sep 22, 2017