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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.
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.