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Episode 51: SWITCH's Academy Awards 2020 Special!
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Ashley deep dive into everything Oscars-related, from our verdict on the nominees to our opinions on all the controversies. Plus we’ll share our predictions on who’ll be walking away with a statue this year - and we’re offering you the chance to go head-to-head with the SWITCH brains trust with your picks to win a massive prize!
Best Picture Nominees
Ford v Ferrari (3:09)
The Irishman (7:07)
Jojo Rabbit (11:02)
Joker (15:09)
Little Women (18:11)
Marriage Story (22:36)
1917 (27:04)
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (31:44)
Parasite (34:57)

Click here to check out the entire list of Academy Awards 2020 nominees.

News
▸ This year, the talk from so many awards ceremonies has been the lack of females in the directing category - and when the same faux pas happened once again with the Oscars, nominee host Issa Rae commented, "Congratulations to those men." That's just the tip of the iceberg in regards to missed opportunities - so who else was snubbed in this year's nominations? (37:59)
▸ The Academy Awards are, without a doubt, the highlight of the cinematic awards season - but after 92 years, they could do with a breath of fresh air. So - if the SWITCH team had carte blanche of the Oscars, what would we do to make it more appealing? (42:12)
▸ So with that all said and done, what are the SWITCH team's predictions for the top Academy Award categories? (46:34)

Comps
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Episode 50: Best Films of 2019, Best Films of the Decade, Most Anticipated Films of 2020
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Brent look at the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future - the SWITCH team has been feverishly compiling their top films of not just 2019, but the past decade! Now they're ready to share these tough decisions, and hear from you about your favourites.

Plus we’ll be looking ahead to 2020 to find out what’s on the horizon - from superhero epics to good-old-fashioned musicals to hidden indie gems, we’ll share SWITCH's most-anticipated films for the new year.

News
▸ 2019 has been a bit of a rough year for cinephiles, with true gems few and far between over the past 12 months. The SWITCH Team share their top five films of the year - with some surprising responses. (1:53)

Click here to read the SWITCH team's entire list of the best films of 2019.

▸ It’s time to get nostalgic and cast our gaze back over the decade that’s been. 2010 to 2019 has been a period full of indie classics, raucous comedies, tear-jerking dramas and out-of-this-world sci-fi epics. So this is going to be a tough one - with so many movies to choose from, everyone’s sure to have varied opinions. (17:19)

Click here to read the SWITCH team's entire list of the best films of the past decade.

▸ It’s just a matter of days until the New Year is upon us, as well as a brand new slate of film releases. With 2020 offering the chance for a fresh start, there’s plenty due in cinemas for you to get excited about. You can already find reviews for a slew of upcoming films on our website, including 'Little Women', '1917' and 'The Peanut Butter Falcon' - but what else is on the horizon? (33:54)

Click here to read Daniel's complete list of the must-see films of 2020.

Comps
We want to know your favourite film of 2019 and why! Did ‘Parasite’ get under your skin? Did you fall in love with ‘Marriage Story’? Was ‘Godzilla’ your king of the monsters? Whatever your opinion, we want to know your top flick and why - and in exchange, you could win a massive prize pack!

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Episode 49: Jojo Rabbit, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Jumanji: The Next Level, Cats, Sorry We Missed You, The Truth
Charlie, Jess, Ashley and Lily review every single film hitting cinemas this Boxing Day! Plus the controversies at the SAG and Golden Globe Awards - and the one thing about Disney+ that's gotten the streaming service into hot water.
Reviews
Jojo Rabbit (1:34)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (7:00)
Jumanji: The Next Level (10:38)
Cats (14:56)
Sorry We Missed You (19:42)
The Truth (21:42)

News
▸ As 2019 comes to an end, it means one very exciting thing - awards season is just around the corner! But along with it comes controversies and problems. The Golden Globe nominations inspired a lot of confused looks - especially for the lack of females in the directing category for the second year in a row. (25:36)
▸ Also on the awards front - critical darling ‘Parasite’ got a nod at the SAG awards for best ensemble cast - but why is it the first time an international film has entered the category in 21 years? (28:02)
▸ One of the most exciting things to happen on the entertainment front in 2019 is the launch of Disney+. The new streaming service is packed with film and TV old and new - but Disney has copped a bit of flack after it was discovered certain unsavoury parts of movies have been removed. But should distributors be allowed to re-write history? (30:17)

Comps
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'Rockabul' director Travis Beard and 'Thunder Road' actor/writer/director Jim Cummings Interviews
Charlie and Ashley present a special episode of SWITCHCast, with interviews with Travis Beard, the director of 'Rockabul', and the writer, director and star of 'Thunder Road', Jim Cummings.
Interviews
Travis Beard is an Aussie who lived in Afghanistan for seven years. As a music lover, he was also fascinated by Kabul’s music culture - or lack of. Imagine your favourite genre - pop, rock, R&B, country - well, there’s a good chance it’s shunned there, and potentially punishable by death. Travis befriended a group of locals who formed District Unknown, Afghanistan’s first heavy metal band. He followed their growth, from their genuinely terrible first performance through to their international success - and that footage formed the documentary ‘Rockabul’. Charlie spoke to travis ahead of the film’s Australian release.

More of Charlie's interview with Travis
Read Charlie's review of 'Rockabul'
▸ For more information on screenings and Q&A's, visit 'Rockabul's' Facebook page

Character studies on struggling male protagonists are a dime a dozen, but none in recent memory have captured the hearts of audiences quite like 'Thunder Road’. The film is a passion project for Jim Cummings, the film's writer, director and lead actor. Ashley spoke to Jim about the stress of single-handedly creating a feature film, and how he ended up befriending Bruce Springsteen along the way.

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Episode 48: The House With a Clock in Its Walls, Ladies in Black, Johnny English Strikes Back, Smallfoot, Ghosthunter, I Am Paul Walker
Charlie, Jess and Daniel discuss the week's films, plus we lay shit on the single-worst thing that has ever happened in the history of cinema, ever.
Reviews
The House With a Clock in Its Walls (0:32)
Ladies in Black (4:49)
▸ Johnny English Strikes Back (10:08)
Smallfoot (14:34)
▸ Ghosthunter (17:33)
▸ I Am Paul Walker (18:53)

Trailer Wrap
First Man (21:00)

News
▸ If you want to piss off any reputable film buff, you just need to say two words - motion smoothing. It’s that function on your TV which smooths out the image to apparently make it look closer to real life, but just ends up making it look like a shitty video game. Well, purveyors of all things traditional, Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson, are making it their mission to get audiences to grab their remotes and send this bullshit function to the pits of hell where it belongs. (25:06)

Comps
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Episode 47: The Predator, Searching, A Simple Favour, Beast, Christopher Robin, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, Won't You Be My Neighbour?
Charlie, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, plus tragedy for the sake of entertainment - should we be "enjoying" cinema which exploits historical atrocities?
Reviews
The Predator (0:32)
Searching (8:01)
A Simple Favour (13:50)
Beast (20:08)
▸ Christopher Robin (22:41)
▸ Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (23:47)
▸ Won't You Be My Neighbour? (24:59)

Trailer Wrap
Halloween (26:12)

News
▸ There’s no end to films that are “based on a true story” - where real-life situations are turned into films for public enjoyment. While stories like ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘12 Years a Slave’ were critically acclaimed, it poses the question - should we be entertaining ourselves with historical atrocities, and how soon is too soon? (30:01)

Comps
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▸ Reviews of 'The House with a Clock in its Walls', 'Ladies in Black', 'Smallfoot' and 'I Am Paul Walker'
Episode 46: The Nun, McQueen, You Were Never Really Here, The Miseducation of Cameron Price, Hearts Beat Loud, Juliet Naked, The Merger, Wayne
Charlie, Jess and Jake discuss the week's films, plus the battle of the streaming services - can Netflix stand up to the newcomers, and is there enough room in the market for more players?
Reviews
The Nun (0:28)
McQueen (2:42)
You Were Never Really Here (7:50)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (13:18)
Hearts Beat Loud (17:34)
▸ Juliet, Naked (22:30)
▸ The Merger (26:37)
▸ Wayne (28:02)

Trailer Wrap
Bad Times at the El Royale (29:07)

News
▸ There’s a hoard of new streaming services looming on the horizon, ready to compete with Netflix. The biggest contender seems to be Disney, who are preparing to launch their own platform at the end of 2019, with a huge catalog of content. Is there room for more on demand services on the market? And will this start to limit the content available on existing platforms? (33:51)

Comps
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▸ Reviews of 'Searching', 'Beast' and 'The Predator'
Episode 45: Crazy Rich Asians, Three Identical Strangers, The Insult, Kin, Luis and the Aliens, The Flip Side, Mile 22
Charlie, Jess and Brent discuss the week's films, and the Aussie director twins behind 'Kin', Jonathan and Josh Baker, join SWITCHCast to chat about working with James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, Dennis Quaid and Jack Reynor.
Reviews
Crazy Rich Asians (0:47)
Three Identical Strangers (7:25)
The Insult (11:38)
Kin (16:24)
Luis and the Aliens (21:28)
▸ The Flip Side (24:45)
▸ Mile 22 (25:51)

Trailer Wrap
Suspiria (26:56)

Interview
▸ It takes a lot of work to put together a debut feature film - even more so when you convince big-name stars like James Franco, Zoë Kravitz and Dennis Quaid to come on board. Two Aussie directors - who are twins, no less - managed just that for ‘Kin’. Charlie spoke to them about how they turned their dream into a reality. (30:41)

'Kin' is in cinemas from today - to find out more, head to www.kinmovie.com.au.

Comps
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▸ Reviews of 'Hearts Beat Loud', 'The Nun', 'McQueen' and 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post'
Episode 44: Book Club, Leave No Trace, The Happytime Murders, Mirai, West of Sunshine, Slender Man
Charlie, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, and the SWITCH team reveal their top picks from the Melbourne International Film Festival and share their favourite films to look forward to in cinemas.
Reviews
Book Club (0:36)
Leave No Trace (4:57)
The Happytime Murders (6:47)
Mirai (11:34)
West of Sunshine (14:35)
▸ Slender Man (16:21)

Trailer Wrap
What Men Want (19:55)

News
▸ Celebrating its 67th year, the Melbourne International Film Festival featured its largest program ever - 374 Films from over 80 countries, 254 features, 120 shorts, 19 VR movies, 27 world premieres, 168 Australian premieres, and 90 female directors featured. That adds up to a mammoth amount of diverse films, with something for everybody. It was also the eighth and final festival for artistic director Michelle Carey - and there was one cool as fuck marathon for Nicolas Cage. So what did we watch? And what did we wish we had watched? (23:15)

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▸ Reviews of 'The Insult', 'Kin', 'Crazy Rich Asians' and 'Luis and the Aliens'
▸ Charlie chats to the Aussie director twins behind 'Kin' about working with James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, Dennis Quaid and Jack Reynor
Episode 43: Breath, The Gateway, National Theatre Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week's films, and share their predictions of the year's biggest upcoming films that were glimpsed at this year's CinemaCon.
Reviews
Breath (0:32)
▸ The Gateway (8:24)
National Theatre Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (11:38)

Trailers
Crazy Rich Asians (19:29)
Woman Walks Ahead (23:48)
Whitney (26:42)

News
▸ Just wrapping up over in the states is CinemaCon, which is essentially the world’s largest cinema trade show, where film studios and cinema owners come together to showcase their upcoming films. With studios hawking all their wares, we get our very first looks at some of the most anticipated films coming down the pipeline. Stars! Stunts! Cher singing ABBA! Films we all thought sounded terrible that might actually be good! So what were all our highlights? (32:13)

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▸ Reviews of 'Deadpool 2', 'Tully' and 'On Body and Soul'
Episode 42: Avengers: Infinity War, Unsane, Gurrumul, Last Flag Flying, Loveless, Double Lover
Charlie, Daniel, Jake and Chris discuss the week's films, and look at what's next for superhero films with 'Avengers: Infinity War' bringing this chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a close.
Reviews
Avengers: Infinity War (0:31)
Unsane (7:30)
Gurrumul (14:55)
Last Flag Flying (21:44)
Loveless (27:37)
Double Lover (32:03)

Trailers
Tea With The Dames (34:20)
American Animals (37:12)

News
▸ With the release of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ this week, the superhero genre has reached a long-awaited turning point. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been moving towards since the beginning, and it’s easily the biggest film of both the series and the genre. So... where to next? What is there left for the superhero genre to do, and what exciting directions could it go next? (39:55)

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▸ Reviews of 'Breath' and National Theatre Live's 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'
Episode 41: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I Am Not A Witch, Super Troopers 2, The Song Keepers, I Feel Pretty
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, Daniel speaks to the director of 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' Mike Newell about the making of the film, and we join the battle between Netflix and Hollywood's heavyweights as the streaming service's feud with Cannes Film Festival divides opinions.
Reviews
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (0:42)
▸ I Am Not A Witch (7:40)
Super Troopers 2 (8:23)
▸ The Song Keepers (17:11)
I Feel Pretty (18:52)

Trailers
Hot Summer Nights (26:26)
Mary Shelley (30:20) - you can also read Jake's 'Mary Shelley' review here
The Meg (35:21)

News
▸ The new-school world of movie streaming and the old-school world of movies in theatres are now at war - and at the centre of that war is a feud between Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival. It all kicked off at the end of March, when Cannes announced that Netflix movies would be banned from competing at the festival because of the streamer's refusal to embrace old-fashioned theatrical rollouts. Last week, Netflix announced that it was pulling out of Cannes completely - not just the competitions - to protest the decision. No films with Netflix distribution will play in any section at Cannes this year. This conflict is really about two very different cinema cultures - the French perspective, which sees cinema as a communal experience devoted to an art that is meant to be projected onto a big screen - and the American one, which values choice and individual taste and looks at a movie as something that’s the same no matter the size of the screen and the viewing conditions under which you see it. Now, with an increasing amount of directors, actors and film critics weighing into the Netflix vs Cannes debate... who is right and who is wrong? (40:21)

Interview
▸ With the release of ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ this week, Daniel had the chance to chat with acclaimed director Mike Newell about his experiences making the film, dealing with a relatively unknown moment in the history of the Second World War, and to ask him - is a potato peel pie really as bad as it sounds? (47:48)

‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ is in cinemas now - for more information and to buy tickets, head to www.guernseymovie.com.au.

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▸ Reviews of 'Avengers: Infinity War', 'Gurrumul', 'Double Lover', 'Loveless', 'Unsane' and 'Last Flag Flying'
Episode 40: Isle of Dogs, Rampage, Truth or Dare, The Party, National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Chris discuss the week's films, follow in Molly Ringwald's footsteps and ask if we can still cherish the films we grew up with when watched with today’s socially sensitive eye, and celebrate Meryl Streep joining the 'Big Little Lies' cast by looking at other Hollywood stars who have made a leap to the small screen.
Reviews
Isle of Dogs (0:42)
Rampage (10:12)
▸ Truth or Dare (14:27)
The Party (17:57)
▸ National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar (24:35)

Trailers
Night School (25:47)
▸ Farenheit 451 (29:10)
Johnny English Strikes Again (34:02)

News
▸ Esteemed director John Hughes' muse, Molly Ringwald, wrote an essay for the New Yorker describing her view of her most famous films and the scenes in them that today, and in light of the #MeToo movement, will now be seen as sexist, misogynistic and homophobic. So it poses the question - should we judge past films by today’s moral standards? (38:13)

Click here to read Molly Ringwald's article in the New Yorker.

▸ Around a month ago, dogs across Australia had a near-death experience thanks to the piercing sounds of Chris' terrifyingly high-pitched screams in response to the news that Meryl Streep would be joining the cast of 'Big Little Lies' Season 2. With the just released first image of Meryl and Nicole Kidman, AKA two of the greatest living actresses in character in the one frame, we thought we’d celebrate la Streep’s return to television for the first time in over a decade by looking at the big Hollywood names taking the plunge into the golden age of television. (44:41)

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▸ Reviews of 'The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society', 'I Feel Pretty' and 'Super Troopers 2'
Episode 39: A Quiet Place, Walking Out, Have You Seen The Listers?, Pop Aye, Hitler Versus Picasso
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, ask whether politically correctness is destroying the Australian film industry, and Daniel delves down the rabbit hole for the upcoming exhibition at Melbourne's ACMI that explores all things Alice, Wonderland.
Reviews
A Quiet Place (0:38)
Walking Out (8:35)
▸ Have You Seen The Listers? (15:31)
Pop Aye (16:57)
▸ Hitler Versus Picasso (18:12)

Trailers
Cargo (19:32)
First Reformed (24:09)
Terminal (28:01)

News
▸ It’s no secret that the world has gone PC mad. Not a joke, an idea, nor an anonymous user comment in free from offence. But what about film? A recent ABC Australia article suggests that local cinema is pandering of late. With audiences sparse when it comes to Australian movies anyway, is the industry so scared to alienate even a single moviegoer that they’re forcing themselves to make nothing but rehashes of ‘The Castle’ and anything the reflects a quote “politically correct ideology”? (32:21)

Interview
▸ For the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Daniel put his obsession with the novel to good use and threw together an article for SWITCH about the history of Alice on film. Well, you can imagine the shrill noises when Melbourne’s Australian Centre for the Moving Image announced their new exhibition ‘Wonderland’, a look at the relationship between the beloved classic and cinema. Daniel went along to check out the exhibition, and had a chance to chat with curator Jess Bram about how it came about. (37:55)

For an extended version of the interview, visit SWITCH's YouTube channel.

‘Wonderland’ is now open as ACMI’s contribution to Melbourne’s Winter Masterpiece season, so head to acmi.net.au for more details.

You can read Daniel's cinematic adventure with Alice here.

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▸ Reviews of 'Isle of Dogs', 'Rampage' and 'The Party'
Episode 38: Ready Player One, Early Man, Love Simon, Blockers, A Wrinkle In Time, The Other Side Of Hope, The Death Of Stalin, Paul Apostle Of Christ, Sherlock Gnomes
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week's films, look at the impact of 'Love, Simon', the first film ever released by a major Hollywood studio with a queer main character, and discuss the filmography of Steven Spielberg to celebrate the release of 'Ready Player One' and Chris' article ranking all 31 of his movies.
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Ready Player One (1:12)
Early Man (6:58)
Love, Simon (13:00)
Blockers (22:27)
A Wrinkle In Time (30:00)
The Other Side Of Hope (36:47)
The Death Of Stalin (38:37)
▸ Paul, Apostle Of Christ (45:02)
▸ Sherlock Gnomes (46:19)

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Deadpool 2 (49:51)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (54:14)
Under The Silver Lake (57:28)

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▸ If you’ve been checking in with the website over the past week, then you may have had a chance to read Chris' gigantic ranking of the entire filmography of Steven Spielberg. In the lead-up to the release of ‘Ready Player One’, he spent the past six months working on this retrospective, going through all of the director's 31 films in chronological order. Now that this behemoth is up and out there in the world, we count down our favourites and discuss what makes Spielberg arguably the greatest director of our times. (1:02:12)

You can read Chris' countdown of the Spielberg biography here.

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▸ Reviews of 'A Quiet Place', 'Walking Out' and 'Pop Aye'
▸ Daniel delves into Alice's world with interviews from ACMI's new exhibition Wonderland

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Episode 37: Pacific Rim Uprising, Peter Rabbit, Mary Magdalene, The Endless, The Divine Order, Buena Vista Social Club: Adios, Earth: One Amazing Day
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Brent discuss the week's films, look at the dangers of criticism and backlashes for films before audiences have even seen them, and ask whether Australia would benefit from an in-cinema film subscription service.
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Pacific Rim Uprising
Peter Rabbit
Mary Magdalene
▸ The Endless
The Divine Order
▸ Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
Earth: One Amazing Day

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Eighth Grade

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▸ In the lead-up to its release, social media was awash with people damning Steven Spielberg’s upcoming ‘Ready Player One’ before anyone has even seen it, only for it to receive glowing reviews after its premiere. This practice of ripping a film to pieces en masse based on even just its existence is becoming an even more prevalent trend, in some cases affecting the success of the film on release. So why on earth are we proclaiming a film the antichrist before anyone on the planet has seen the damn thing?
▸ Most of us have Netflix, and some of us might even luxuriate in the divine presence of Stan. It’s safe to say that subscription services are on the rise, and have revolutionised the home entertainment market. So what about the out-of-home market? Founded in 2011, Moviepass is a service in the U.S. that lets you see one film a day in the cinema for a mere $9.95 per month - that’s basically less than a single ticket! With a similar service to supposedly launch in the UK, is it time Australia followed suit, and would you sign up for it?

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Episode 36: Tomb Raider, That's Not My Dog!, Human Flow, Kangaroo, England Is Mine, The Strangers: Prey At Night, NT Live: Young Marx
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week's films, we look at controversial casting in comic book movies after the announcement of comedienne Kristen Wiig in 'Wonder Woman 2', and inspired by the team behind 'Juno' and 'Young Adult' reuniting for this year's 'Tully', discuss the best writer/director partnerships.
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Tomb Raider
That's Not My Dog!
Human Flow
▸ Kangaroo
▸ England Is Mine
▸ The Strangers: Prey At Night
National Theatre Live: Young Marx

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Mary Poppins Returns
Tully
The Grinch

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▸ This week, the internet exploded with news that funny girl Kristen Wiig has joined the ‘Wonder Woman 2’ cast as its villain, Cheetah. Keyboard warriors-slash-geeks immediately had their claws out, objecting to this casting choice with extreme prejudice - however, this is not the first time nor will it be the last that fans have been none-to-happy about those slipping into their favourite characters - only for them to surprise us all and rule the day. So who else has suffered this same wrath?
▸ After discussing Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody's ‘Tully’ in our trailer wrap, and the SWITCH team is getting excited about a reunion from the writer/director partnership behind 'Juno' and 'Young Adult'. We check out the best behind-the-scenes relationships throughout cinema history.

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Episode 35: In The Fade, 12 Strong, The Mercy, Westwind: Djalu's Legacy, Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Jake discuss the week's films, go in-depth for the drama, the intrigue and the outrage of the 90th Academy Awards, and take a look at some of the most useless yet intriguing facts about Hollywood and its stars.
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In The Fade
▸ 12 Strong
▸ The Mercy
▸ Westwind: Djalu's Legacy
Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

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▸ It was Hollywood's night of nights, with much on the menu. SWITCH was there for the (almost) four hours bringing you the happenings live - but to save you time, Jess has put together a handy little two-minute summary of the winners plus the less obvious highlights.
▸ Did you know that the “real mafia” did not allow the producers of 'The Godfather' to use the word mafia in the movie? And that the 40th President of the United States was denied the role of a president because he didn’t look presidential enough! There are so many useless yet endlessly entertaining facts about famous personalities - so we decided to share a few amongst ourselves.

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Episode 34: Red Sparrow, The Square, Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week's films, ask whether it was worth changing 'Lady Bird' to get it a lower classification rating, and share our hopes and dreams for this year's Oscar winners!
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Red Sparrow
The Square
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▸ Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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▸ In Australia, we’ve got a complicated history when it comes to film classifications and restrictions, and now the conversation's back thanks to 'Lady Bird'. With a particular perfect punchline mangled and a brief, emotionally resonant image of a penis removed, we get our Margaret Pomeranz on and talk about censorship.
▸ The most exciting date in the film buff calendar is only days away - but after one of the most exciting nomination line-ups in years, this year’s Academy Awards are looking to be a little predictable. So, to build our hopes, we’re going to name some of our dream Oscar winners from this year's nominees!

For the first time ever this year, we'll be broadcasting the Oscars live this year! Join Charlie, Jess and other SWITCH guests as we emote the highs and lows of this year's ceremony as they happen. Join us on Monday 5th March from 12pm AEDT by heading to www.maketheswitch.com.au.

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Episode 33: Game Night, Finding Your Feet, A Fantastic Woman, Winchester, 2:22, The BBQ
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week's films, check out the surprises at this year's BAFTA awards, revisit Oscars history to look at the most shunned movies we love, and ask if our pure imagination is ready for a third incarnation of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'.
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Game Night
Finding Your Feet
A Fantastic Woman
▸ Winchester
2:22
▸ The BBQ

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Incredibles 2
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society
The Breaker Upperers

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▸ Earlier this week, the BAFTA awards brought us to the final step before the Oscars, and the winners were quite predictable - in fact, in a lot of cases, they mirrored what happened with the Golden Globes. We look at the winners and ask whether the Oscars follow suit, or surprise everyone?
▸ A recent Indiewire article delved into the greatest films of the 21st century that somehow missed out on a single Oscar nomination in their respective years. Now, with the 90th Academy Awards getting closer and closer, we thought it’d be a fine time to talk about our favourite films and their most infuriating misses.
▸ In 1971, audiences were invited to “view paradise” with ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ - the first big screen adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic. It was a box office flop, but found its place in our hearts, home movie collections and pure imaginations in the decades that followed. Then in 2005, Tim Burton (and Johnny Depp in an Anna Wintour wig) gave kids a chance to score a golden ticket once again. It was the remake no one wanted or asked for - it made millions, but not the cultural impact of its predecessor. Now it’s 2018, and a third adaptation is in the works, this time helmed by ‘Paddington 2’ director Paul King. It's been 13 years since we’ve visited the Oompa Loompas - is it time to explore the chocolate factory again?

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