Cinema Autopsy is back!

9 January 2010

While January is always a slow month for film releases I’ve decided it is time to crank Cinema Autopsy up again for another year. In 2010 I’ll be aiming to post two film reviews a week; one on the weekend and one mid-week.

Facebook and Twitter
I do see more films than I write full reviews about so I often post micro reviews and updates on both Cinema Autopsy‘s Facebook page and Twitter account. Both Facebook and Twitter are also great ways to get in touch with me.

On air
I’ll be back on Triple R (3RRR 102.7) next Wednesday 13 January 2010 at 8:15am to chat to the Summer Breakfasters about It’s Complicated. I’m also hoping to get some more Graveyard Shifts on Triple R this year to play my collection of film music throughout the dead of the night!

I resume co-hosting The Casting Couch on JOY 94.9 next Saturday 16 January 2010 at 5:00pm for a new season of weekly film reviews, interviews and conversation. The Casting Couch also has its own Facebook page.

The On Air page is regularly updated with details about what is coming up on The Casting Couch plus you can find links to the playlists from when I’ve selected the music and our podcasts.

Both Triple R and JOY can be streamed live via their respective websites but please note that all times are Melbourne, Australia daylight savings time (UTC/GMT +11).

Page to Picture: The Road
On Tuesday January 26 2010 at 3.30pm (public holiday) I will be moderating a panel discussion about John Hillcoat’s film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. A pre-release screening of The Road will precede the discussion. The panel are a diverse and impressive bunch (see the Cinema Nova website for more details) so hopefully I’ll be able to hold my own!

Top Films of the 2000s
I am planning to do a list of my favourite films of the decade that has just passed but am holding off until I see a few specific 2009 films that are yet to be released in Australia. Hopefully that list will be posted by late February but in the meantime have a look at my Top Ten films from 2009 (released in Melbourne, Australia) if you haven’t done so already.

Here’s to 2010 being a great year in the cinema!
Thomas


Interviews from The Casting Couch available as podcasts

15 September 2009

After a short absence The Casting Couch podcasts are up and running again so if you haven’t done so already you can subscribe to the podcasts by either clicking the link at the bottom of The Casting Couch program page or by going direct to the podcast hosting page. MP3s of the shows can also be played from these pages.

Podcast feed URL: http://www.cpod.org.au/feed.php?id=147

Some of the featured interviews from the show are also saved as separate audio files, which I’ve listed below:

Interview with Blessed director Ana Kokkinos from 5 September 2009
http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=1998

Interview with Balibo writer/director Robert Connolly from 15 August 2009
http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=1796

Interview with The 10 Conditions of Love director Jeff Daniels from 18 July 2009
http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=1621

Interview with My Year Without Sex writer/director Sarah Watt from 23 May 2009
http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=1525

Interview with Samson and Delilah writer/director Warwick Thornton and producer Kath Shelper. Recorded 10 March 2009 and broadcast 2 May 2009
http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=1660

Interview with Mary and Max writer/director Adam Elliot and producer Melanie Coombs from 4 March 2009
http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=1615

You can find more information about The Casting Couch and what is coming up each week on the On Air and Podcasts page.

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The Casting Couch is now being podcast!

20 July 2009

Every Saturday I host the film review and discussion show The Casting Couch with Mark Pace on JOY 94.9.

The Casting Couch is now being podcast, which means that you can now catch the show at a later date if you aren’t able to listen to it live on Saturdays.

Podcast feed URL: http://www.cpod.org.au/feed.php?id=147

You can subscribe to the podcasts by either clicking the link at the bottom of The Casting Couch program page or by going direct to the podcast hosting page. MP3s of the shows can also be played from these pages.

The last 5 episodes are currently available plus we’ve uploaded some of our major interviews from the year. At the moment you can hear our interviews with:

The 10 Conditions of Love director Jeff Daniels
http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=1621
My Year Without Sex writer/director Sarah Watt
http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=1525
Mary and Max director Adam Elliot & producer Melanie Coombs
http://www.cpod.org.au/download.php?id=1615

Our interview with Bastardy director Amiel Courtin-Wilson and subject Jack Charles is currently only available within the episode that went to air on 20 June 2009. Hopefully sometime over the next week or two we will also upload the interview that I did with Warwick Thornton and Kath Shelper (Samson and Delilah) in March.

Cheers
Thomas

PS There’s more information about what’s coming up on The Casting Couch and previous playlists on the On Air page.

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