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Episode 32: Black Panther, Lady Bird, Stronger, NT Live: Follies, Beuys: Art As A Weapon, Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars
Charlie, Daniel, Jake and Chris discuss the week's films, take a look at the Mardi Gras Film Festival as it kicks off in Sydney today, discuss whether Netflix's release of 'The Cloverfield Paradox' is game-changing or trickery, and get their nerd on as they reveal their favourite film-related books.
Reviews
Black Panther
Lady Bird
Stronger
National Theatre Live: Follies
▸ Beuys: Art As A Weapon
▸ Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars

Trailers
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Venom
I Feel Pretty

News
▸ The 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival kicks off in Sydney today - and this year’s line-up is huge! Running for 15 days, it has something for everyone. For tickets and more info, head to www.queerscreen.org.au.
▸ Netflix surprised everyone during the Super Bowl, by announcing the release of the latest ‘Cloverfield’ instalment… and then releasing it at the end of the game. Quality of the film aside, this is (i’m sorry for the pun) game changing, using the franchise to once again redefine the way a film is publicised. So what kind of effect will this unconventional release approach have?
▸ All of us here at SWITCH are just a bunch of massive nerds, really, and that takes a surprising amount of work. In one of our recent episodes, Chris cheated in our recommendations by choosing a book rather than a film, so now it's time for a bunch of nerds to choose their favourite books about films for filmmakers or filmmaking - because why just spend hundreds of hours watching films, when you can spend thousands of hours reading about them?

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▸ Reviews of 'A Fantastic Woman', 'Game Night', 'Finding Your Feet' and '2:22'
Episode 31: Fifty Shades Freed, Happy End, The Wound, Insidious: The Last Key, The 15:17 To Paris, Menashe
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, check out the winner of the Director's Guild of America Awards and find out what they could mean for the Oscars, take a look at the top film scores of the 21st century, and find out why Nicolas Cage is set to appear in more new (and old) films.
Reviews
Fifty Shades Freed
Happy End
The Wound
▸ Insidious: The Last Key
▸ The 15:17 To Paris
Menashe

Trailers
Ant-Man And The Wasp
Unsane
Disobedience

News
▸ This past weekend the gongs continued to sound out as the Directors Guild of America Awards took to the stage. How could the outcome affect the Oscars?
▸ Recently, the writers at Indiewire named their top 25 film scores of the 21st century, a list that includes some of the biggest films of the last two decades along with some unexpected surprises. Film music has changed dramatically in the last 17 years, from even richer orchestral scores to experimental work from some of the best music artists in the world. So what are some of our picks for best scores of this century?
▸ Ever wanted to see Nicolas Cage as Luke Skywalker, or Scarlet O’Hara? Wonder Woman? Even Oskar Schindler? Well, you’re in luck. A little piece of software called FakeApp uses an algorithm which makes it possible to scan a celebrity’s face and glue it over preexisting video content. Finally, a positive use for all the fancy, high-tech deep learning technology!

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Episode 30: Phantom Thread, Molly's Game, Den Of Thieves, Father Figures
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Chris discuss the week's films, share their favourite Oscar nominations and the most heinous snubs, and ask whether the Razzies are lighthearted fun or a dated hate ceremony?
Reviews
Phantom Thread
Molly's Game
▸ Den Of Thieves
▸ Father Figures

Trailers
Gurrumul
▸ I Kill Giants
▸ The Hurricane Heist

News
▸ With last week’s announcement of the Oscars nominations and the Oscars themselves a mere 32 days away, there is a veritable pantheon of things to talk about: Netflix has nabbed itself 8 nominations, there have been surprise nominations and even bigger and more shocking snubs. There are campaigns to run and win and hearts to fill and break. So with so much to digest over the next few weeks, let’s take a first bite!
▸ With every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Therefore with the Oscar nominations comes the Razzie nominations, with the ceremony to be held the day before the Oscars. Now in its 38th incarnation, what was once a fun tongue-in-cheek anti-Oscars now seems like a vicious attack on easy targets such as the 'Transformers' franchise, the 'Fifty Shades' films, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. So is there still a place in the season for the Razzies, or does the award for worst film awards go to the the Golden Raspberries?

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▸ Reviews of 'Fifty Shades Freed', 'Menashe', 'Happy End' and 'The Wound'
Episode 29: I Tonya, Sweet Country, Faces Places, The Jungle Bunch, Manifesto
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week's films, Daniel gives his candid (and frequently very animated) response to the Oscars nominations announcement, and Jess checks out the glitz, glamour and girl power of this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Reviews
I, Tonya
Sweet Country
Faces Places
▸ The Jungle Bunch
▸ Manifesto

Trailers
▸ Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot
▸ Beast Of Burden
That's Not My Dog!

News
▸After months of speculation, arguments and crossing of fingers and toes, the Oscar nominations have finally been announced. With so many wonderful films in contention, there were bound to be a few shocks and surprises, and what better way to experience this rollercoaster than capturing Daniel's initial, high-pitched, hyperbole-laiden reactions as they happened?
▸ The ladies rocked this year’s SAG awards with a host for the very first time - Kristen Bell, along with all-female presenters. Jess has the breakdown of all the highlights, winners and losers.

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Episode 28: The Shape Of Water, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, The Commuter, Swinging Safari, Mary And The Witch's Flower, The Final Year
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Jake discuss the week's films, discuss how actors without a disability are cast in roles that require them to portray one, and ask why 'Black Panther' has become Marvel's fastest-selling movie in history?
Reviews
The Shape Of Water
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
The Commuter
▸ Swinging Safari
Mary And The Witch's Flower
▸ The Final Year

Trailers
▸ Break In
▸ Flower
▸ The Female Brain

News
▸ With the release of ‘The Shape Of Water’, it seems prudent to discuss casting, and how actors without a disability are cast in roles that require them to portray one. Sally Hawkins’ Eliza is mute, relying on American Sign Language to communicate with those around her, and this casting decision has been met with criticism from the deaf community, with notable deaf celebrities like Nyle DiMarco (winner of America’s Next Top Model) talking about how the signs she uses, while correct, aren’t how someone who natively signs would use the language. With technology the way it is and society almost as progressive as we’d like it to be, do we have any excuses to not allow differently abled actors to play their own disability or be cast more often?
▸ Marvel’s next highly-anticipated movie, 'Black Panther', which is due to hit Australian movie theatres on February 15, has already broken an impressive record: it is now the number one pre-sale movie in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, toppling the previous record holder, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, which debuted the character. To say Marvel fans are excited for 'Black Panther' is an understatement - but why are ticket sales so high on this instalment?

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Episode 27: The Post, Darkest Hour, The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Brent discuss the week's films, take a look at the Golden Globe winners and dissect the hell out of them, ask why bad movies get even worse sequels, and discuss what crazy 24-hour TV channels we'd like to see come to fruition.
Reviews
The Post
Darkest Hour
▸ The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

Trailers
Early Man
Slender Man
▸ Death Wish

News
▸ The biggest film news this week was the announcement of the Golden Globes, which kicks the awards season into a new gear. With their very passionate opinions, Daniel and Chris dissect the night's best moments and all of the winners.
▸ We all know how the model works: a film is slightly successful (or very successful) and the studios decide to capitalise on this and create a sequel. So now we have 20 'Fast And Furious' movies and a second 'Pacific Rim' film - and now, even the very mediocre ‘Bright’ has been confirmed for a follow-up on Netflix. So why do we keep getting sequels to generally considered bad movies?
▸ This week saw the release of a controversial new book about the inside of the White House during Donald Trump’s first year in office. A fake except of this book has since gone viral, explaining Trump’s obsession with a non-existent 24 hour Gorilla Channel. Which got us thinking - what 24 hour channel would you like to see come to fruition?

Comps
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▸ Reviews of 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure', 'Mary And The Witch's Flower', 'The Commuter' and 'The Shape Of Water'
Episode 26: All The Money In The World
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Brent discuss the week's films, look at the secret behind A24, the distribution company responsible for some of the biggest indie hits of the past few years, plus ask when will Marvel get a female-led film?
Reviews
All The Money In The World

News
▸ After garnering awards attention and critical praise, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut ‘Lady Bird’ has become the highest earning film for U.S. film distribution company A24. Casual filmgoers might not know that name, but they’ve been responsible for some of the best films of the past few years, including ‘The Disaster Artist’, ‘The Witch’ and Oscar winner ‘Moonlight’. So who is this little company-that-could, and how have they changed the way Hollywood works?
▸ Karen Gillan - who you might remember as Amy Pond from ‘Doctor Who’ or Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - is continuing her push for an all-female Marvel film. Not only is it a great idea, there's nothing holding back the studios anymore who claim that female action films don’t make money - ‘Wonder Woman’, anyone? So what would make this film work?

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▸ Reviews of 'The Post' and 'Darkest Hour'
Episode 25: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Pitch Perfect 3
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week's films, count down the best and worst films of 2017, and reveal what they're most looking forward to in cinemas next year.
Reviews
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Pitch Perfect 3

News
▸ It’s time to look back on the last year in cinema, with all of SWITCH’s members sharing their top five films of 2017. so - let the controversy begin!
▸ We also have plenty to look forward to in the year ahead… so we thought we’d share a few of the films we’re anticipating in 2018! Awards season is already looking great, with the previously mentioned ‘Three Billboards’, ‘I, Tonya’ ‘The Shape Of Water’, ‘The Post’, ‘Phantom Thread’ and ‘Lady Bird’, but what else is on the horizon?
▸ Just a few short weeks ago Jess claimed SWITCH’s first ever half-star review with Woody Allen’s 'Wonder Wheel' - making it the lowest rated film in our history... and it’s now sparking our worst films of 2017 debate. There are plenty of potentials, but what are the biggest stinkers of 2017?

Comps
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Episode 24: The Florida Project, Paddington 2, Call Me By Your Name, Coco, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, The Greatest Showman, Downsizing, Breathe, Just To Be Sure
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris have every review for every Boxing Day film for 2017! From the best films of the year to some total stinkers, you'll be surprised by our favourites for the biggest day at Australian cinemas.
Reviews
The Florida Project
Paddington 2
Call Me By Your Name
Coco
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
The Greatest Showman
Downsizing
Breathe
Just To Be Sure

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▸ We look back at the best of 2017 - we each reveal our top five films of the year… so get ready for some controversy!
Episode 23: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ferdinand, Slack Bay
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Jake discuss the week's films, check out the Golden Globe nomination highlights and snubs, discuss why 'Annihilation' is being pulled from cinemas and released straight to Netflix, things get hot as we debate our picks for the best sex scenes on film, and all the feels at 10,000 feet - how strange locations change how we react to movies.
Reviews
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
▸ Ferdinand
▸ Slack Bay

Trailers
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Breath
Alita: Battle Angel

News
▸ Hollywood awards season is already on the horizon, when the rich and beautiful gather to crown the year’s most talented. The Golden Globe nominations are out now - and we have all the highlights and, of course, the snubs.
▸ Alex Garland’s latest directorial feature, ‘Annihilation’, based on the book by Jeff Vandemeer and starring Natalie Portman, has had its global release drastically altered - only being given a traditional “theatrical release” in America, Canada and China, ‘Annihilation’ will be released to the rest of the world on Netflix mere days after it appears in cinemas. So with a seemingly foolproof team, solid source material and huge name in Natalie Portman involved in the film’s creation, why the change? And is this something we can expect more of from Hollywood going forward?
▸ It’s getting hot in here - IndieWire have taken it upon themselves to rank the best sex scenes of the 21st century. The SWITCH team take a peek at some glaring omissions, and rank our sauciest scenes in explicit detail.
▸ Brent is back from Europe - and you know what that means... more emotional plane trips. What did he get teary over this time, and how do unusual locations change how films affect you?

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▸ Every single review of the films hitting cinemas for Boxing Day 2017
Episode 22: Wonder Wheel, In This Corner Of The World, The Secret Scripture
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, plus we start off the silly season with our favourite festive films - we each share a Christmas classic, and an alternative that's not so family friendly.
Reviews
Wonder Wheel
In This Corner Of The World
▸ The Secret Scripture

Trailers
Avengers: Infinity War
▸ Love, Simon
Mary Magdalene
All The Money In The World

News
▸ Christmas is upon us - the lights are on the tree, there’s glitter and wrapping paper off-cuts everywhere, and 'Love Actually' will inevitably be gracing our TV screens any day now. So what are your top Christmas movie picks?

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Episode 21: The Disaster Artist, Only The Brave, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Wonder, Shot Caller, The Star, Sweet Virginia, National Theatre Live: Peter Pan
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, share their secret shames by declaring the bad movies they love, and debate whether the duration of Hollywood blockbusters is getting too long.
Reviews
The Disaster Artist
Only The Brave
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Wonder
Shot Caller
▸ The Star
▸ Sweet Virginia
National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

Trailers
Smallfoot

News
▸ Australia is known for many achievements, and some not so known achievements - the funniest being we possess the biggest fandom of ‘The Room’, thanks to constant sellout monthly screenings at independent cinemas for the last 5 years... yes, we should be proud. This got us thinking - if the worst movie ever made can be beloved by millions, then what other terrible gems are we secretly (or not-so-secretly) loving?
▸ Have you ever been in a movie and felt like it’s just dragged on forever? Particularly with Hollywood blockbusters over the past few years, there’s been a misguided notion that people want to go to the movies for a long time, not a good time - with many movies pushing the three hour mark. There’s been a recent effort to reign in those exorbitant run times - but does a tight film make a good film?

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Episode 20: The Butterfly Tree, Better Watch Out, Goodbye Christopher Robin, The Teacher, Daddy's Home 2, Tulip Fever
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, debate whether 'Get Out' deserves to be submitted to the Golden Globes comedy category, count down the best cameos of all time, and speak to the writer and director of 'The Butterfly Tree', Priscilla Cameron, about her near-decade long endeavour to bring the film to life.
Reviews
The Butterfly Tree
Better Watch Out
Goodbye Christopher Robin
The Teacher
▸ Daddy's Home
Tulip Fever

Trailers
The Mercy
Deadpool 2
Rampage

News
▸ With the award season starting up, studios are getting their ‘For Your consideration’ campaigns into gear. In a surprise move, Universal have submitted acclaimed horror classic ‘Get Out’ in the comedy category of the Golden Globes, with director Jordan Peele’s approval, causing many people to scratch their heads in confusion. How on earth could the supreme horror film of 2017 possibly be classed as a comedy? And has this happened before?
▸ It’s been a few weeks now since the release of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, and it’s made a gazillion dollars, so it's no spoiler that Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth and Sam Neill all have hilarious cameos in the film together. Matt Damon is no stranger to awesome cameos, with 'Eurotrip', 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' and a very secretive turn in 'Intersellar', just to mention a few. So what are the greatest cameos seen on the big screen?

Interview
‘The Butterfly Tree’ is finally in cinemas, after debuting at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival. Jake spoke to the movie’s writer and director, Priscilla Cameron, about the process of bringing the script to life, assembling a stellar cast and filming on Mount Tamborine.

Make sure you catch ‘The Butterfly Tree’ from today - it’s opening in cinemas across the country, so to find a screening near you, head to www.facebook.com/butterflytreefilm and check out the upcoming events.

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▸ Reviews for 'The Disaster Artist', 'Wonder', 'The Man Who Invented Christmas', National Theatre Live's 'Peter Pan' and 'Only The Brave'
Episode 19: Justice League, Lucky, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Blade Of The Immortal, Louis Theroux: Heroin Town
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, discuss why we still haven't seen a queer superhero character, ask what actors should be erased from films à la Kevin Spacey, and speak to a former spy to sort out the on-screen fact from fiction.
Reviews
Justice League
Lucky
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Blade Of The Immortal

Trailers
The Post
The Leisure Seeker
Game Night

News
▸ Amidst the praise being directed at ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, actor Tessa Thompson revealed that she played her character Valkyrie as bisexual. Marvel then confirmed that a scene that makes this more obvious was actually cut from the film. Marvel seemed to think it deserved kudos for including a queer superhero character - but does it? Does revealing this character information after the fact earn them the points for representation, or is this piecemeal offering actually more insulting when you can’t even see this in the final film, especially when Disney have already been woefully guilty of this in the past twelve months?

▸ The hits just keep on coming in the wake of the Hollywood sexual assault scandal. Oscar winner Kevin Spacey is the latest to crumble beneath the avalanche of accusations, with Netflix not only cutting ties with the actor, but also cancelling the highly popular series ‘House Of Cards’. Further to this, just five weeks out from release, Ridley Scott has made the extreme decision to replace Spacey from his latest film ‘All The Money In The World’ with fellow Oscar winner Christopher Plummer. This last-minute scramble is a huge gamble for the film as is enters awards season, which makes us reflect on other pictures that have made such dramatic 11th hour changes, and ask if you could erase any actor from a film, what would it be?

Interview
To celebrate the release of 'Atomic Blonde' on home entertainment, Jess was invited to attend Atomic Spy School. There she were privileged to be instructed in the ways of espionage by former Australian Secret Intelligence Service and MI6-trained spy Warren Reed.

'Atomic Blonde’ is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital.

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

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Win one of five copies of 'Atomic Blonde' on Blu-ray
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▸ Reviews for 'Goodbye Christopher Robin', 'The Butterfly Tree', 'Better Watch Out' and 'Tulip Fever'
▸ Jake chats to 'The Butterfly Tree' director Priscilla Cameron about her decade-long endeavour to bring the film to life
Episode 18: Murder On The Orient Express, Detroit, Professor Marston And The Wonder Women, Brad's Status, Conor McGregor: Notorious
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week's films, take a look at the pros and cons of big Hollywood films heading down under, debate whether film or book trilogies are better, and get the lowdown on the Japanese Film Festival from the director, Margarett Cortez.
Reviews
Murder On The Orient Express
Professor Marston And The Wonder Women
Conor McGregor: Notorious

Trailers
Fifty Shades Freed
I, Tonya

News
▸ It’s been a great year for filmmaking in Australia - with a record $1.3 billion spent on making movies and TV series for the 2016-17 financial year. We’ve had a big boost from runaway productions like ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, a thriving animation and post-production industry, and original content from local streaming services. With a competitive Australian dollar against the U.S. and great government incentives, isn’t it nice seeing the local film industry doing well while we get a little slice of Hollywood down under?

▸ Trilogies are kind of a given these days, every successful film frantically trying to expand itself into a three-part epic whether it was supposed to or not. Research student Kaylin Walker has taken a far more academic look at the trilogy format, and after scouring through Goodreads and IMDb, has come up with a fascinating conclusion: that “movie trilogies get worse, losing favour with each film, while book trilogies secure higher ratings for book two and maintain them for book three.”

Interview
The Japanese Film Festival is in full swing in Australia right now, with audiences across the country flocking to catch a huge range of films. Charlie spoke to the director of the festival, Margarett Cortez, about what we can expect.

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

For a full list of films and to purchase tickets, visit japanesefilmfestival.net.

Comps
Win one of five double passes to the Cine Latino Film Festival
Win one of three copies of Ken Burns' Emmy award-winning 'The Civil War' on Blu-ray
Win one of five double passes to see 'Blade Of The Immortal' in cinemas

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▸ Reviews for ‘Blade Of The Immortal’ and ‘Professor Marston And The Wonder Women’
▸ Jess heads off to Atomic Spy School to learn the skills to become an MI6 agent
Episode 17: Loving Vincent, Bad Moms 2, Jigsaw, The Ornithologist, Three Summers, My Little Pony: The Movie, Salomé
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week's films, and discuss how to deal with cinematic classics when key crew members such as Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen or Roman Polanski are involved in their creation.
Reviews
Loving Vincent
The Ornithologist
Salomé

Trailers
▸ Mudbound
Winchester
Den Of Thieves

News
▸ Over the last few weeks, the foundations of Hollywood have been rocked with the industry’s worst-kept secret finally being exposed - Harvey Weinstein’s reign as the most powerful and prolific producer has come to an end, as has his reign of sexual aggression and intimidation. As the voice of more and more actors lend themselves to this revolution, Weinstein’s name isn’t the only one burning in the flames. These are bad people whose careers and reputations are now ruined - but what of their legacies? These men have undoubtedly done great work over the years, but can we now look at ‘Pulp Fiction’ the same way? Or ‘Shakespeare In Love’? or ‘Lion’, for that matter? And what about those who came before and will come after Harvey Weinstein?

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Win one of five 'A Monster Calls' prize packs
Win one of ten double passes to see 'Three Summers' in cinemas

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▸ Reviews for ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ and ‘Professor Marston And The Wonder Women’
Episode 16: Thor: Ragnarok, Suburbicon, The Midwife, Brigsby Bear, The Untamed, Ingrid Goes West
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, share their favourite classic, modern and family horror films for Halloween, and take a look at some of the most respected female directors of the horror genre.
Reviews
Thor: Ragrarok
Suburbicon
Brigsby Bear
Ingrid Goes West

Trailers
Black Panther
Phantom Thread
I, Tonya
▸ Snake Outta Compton

News
▸ With Halloween around the corner, the crew at SWITCH is delving deep into the recesses of their souls to bring you some of their scary movie picks: an old-school classic, a modern classic and a creepy film you can watch with the family.

Interview
▸ Classics, modern and scary movies for the entire family - we offer a lot of Halloween suggestions to listeners in this podcast. But with recent scary movies like 'Raw', 'A Girl Walks Home At Night' and 'The Babadook', what about scary movies directed by women? We'd be negligent if we didn't touch on the gender landscapes of horror filmmaking. We asked Briony Kidd, director of Stranger With My Face International Film Festival, for her top five picks.

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For even more great horror films from female directors, visit the Stranger With My Face International Film Festival website.

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Win one of five copies of ‘The Beguiled’ on Blu-ray

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▸ Reviews for ‘Loving Vincent’ and ‘The Ornithologist’
Episode 15: The Snowman, Home Again, Geostorm, The Son Of Bigfoot, The Limehouse Golem, Big Time
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, ask whether modern trailers are spoiling new films, and look at the next phase of cinema that’s just been unveiled in Korea.
Reviews
The Snowman
Home Again
Geostorm
The Limehouse Golem

Trailers
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The New Mutants
▸ Newness

News
▸ Amidst all the excitement over the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, Daniel was pretty hesitant to actually watch it, partly because the film itself is just around the corner, but mostly because the art of the film trailer has slipped so drastically that many films are ultimately ruined by trailers that insist on revealing too much. ABC Australia’s Paul Verhoeven wrote about the validity of trailers as a marketing tool for major films like ‘The Last Jedi’, and the degree to which they spoil the plot of the impending film. It’s a double-edged sword though, with some blaming the devastating failure of ‘Blade Runner 2049’ at the box office for the ambiguity of a trailer campaign that didn’t reveal enough. So are trailers still something to get excited about, or have they become something to fear?
▸ The cinema landscape has once again taken a step toward the future, with Samsung unveiling the first ever commercial cinema LED screen in Korea. At nearly 10.3 metres wide, it “accommodates a variety of theatre configurations while ensuring superior levels of technical performance, reliability and quality.” With the lines between television and cinema blurring more and more with time, is this simply the next step in the inevitable evolution of them becoming one in the same, and how will film purists feel about watching future projects on what is essentially a giant TV screen?

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Win one of five copies of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ on Blu-ray
Win one of five double passes to the Cunard British Film Festival
Win one of five copies of ‘Cult Of Chucky’ on Blu-ray
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▸ Reviews for ‘Brigsby Bear’, ‘Ingrid Goes West’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
▸ We share our favourite Halloween films
Episode 14: The Mountain Between Us, This Beautiful Fantastic, Good Time, Tom Of Finland, Blue, The Only Living Boy In New York, The Foreigner, What If It Works?, Yerma
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Chris discuss the week's films, plus does Netflix deserve a shot at the Oscars? Things get heated between the team as they discuss the eligibility and quality of the streaming service.
Reviews
The Mountain Between Us
This Beautiful Fantastic
Good Time
Tom Of Finland
Blue
The Foreigner
What If It Works?

Trailers
▸ Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Pacific Rim Uprising
▸ The Babysitter

News
▸ The next time that we hear “and the Oscar goes to...” - it could be going to a Netflix film for the very first time. It seems the streaming service is making its first serious push to be in the running for Best Picture. While the move might have some Hollywood studios concerned, it’s more than just an award for Netflix - it’s validation that its work is as good as any other. But does it deserve to compete for this illustrious award?

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Win one of ten $20 Dendy Direct gift cards
Win one of five copies of ‘Blue Heelers’ Collection 3 on DVD
Win one of five copies of ‘Chicago PD’ Season 4 on DVD

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▸ Reviews for 'Home Again' and ‘Geostorm'
Episode 13: Blade Runner 2049, Song To Song, Final Portrait
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Chris discuss the week's films and reveal their most-anticipated films for the upcoming awards season, plus Jess visits one of Sydney’s oldest and most iconic cinemas to meet the man bringing your most beloved movies back to the big screen.
Reviews
Blade Runner

Trailers
Annihilation
▸ Gotti
Pitch Perfect 3

News
▸ As we enter a desert on the film release calendar, there is a glorious oasis not so far off on the horizon - awards season is looming. Coming off of the recent trifecta of international film festivals - Telluride, Venice and Toronto - there are some really exciting films making themselves known. So what are we all looking forward to?

Interview
As much as we love sitting in our PJs in the comfort our our own home, scrolling through Netflix, nothing beats the cinema experience. Jess sat down with Lachlan McLeod - the man behind the new retro programming at Ritz Cinema in Randwick, Sydney, to talk about the good old days, the changing cinema audience and what they have in store for their fancy 70mm projector.

For more full details on the Ritz’s upcoming screenings, head to ritzcinema.com.au.

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

Comps
Win one of five copies of ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ on Blu-ray
Win one of five copies of ‘Urban Legend The Trilogy’ on Blu-ray
Win one of five copies of the 40th anniversary edition of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ on Blu-ray

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Next week's episode
▸ Reviews for ‘The Mountain Between Us’, ‘Good Time’, ‘This Beautiful Fantastic’, ‘Blue’, ‘The Foreigner’, ‘Tom Of Finland’ and ‘What If It Works?’

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