The Footscray Film Circle Podcast

The Footscray Film Circle Podcast

THE Australian movie podcast! Unpretentious (but just wanky enough), the Footscray Film Circle podcast is the podcast that deep dives into the world of Australian movies, be they beloved classics, forgotten failures, overlooked gems or outright fiascos. Join hosts Daniel and David as they chat, critique and over-analyze a different Australian movie selection each month.

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March 3, 2024 73 mins

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Daniel and David talk about the charming low budget Australian indie film, My First Summer. How does this one stand apart from other queer cinema? Is it successful in tapping into the feelings of first love? What is your favourite type of flavoured milk? Please enjoy. 

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David and Daniel talk about one of the big guns of Australian cinema - Strictly Ballroom. Famously Baz Luhrmann's debut feature, but is it still, to date, his best film? Does Paul Mercurio have the wildest list of film credits in the years following this movie? Why didn't Tara Morice get higher profile roles after this film's success? Is love truly in the air? Please enjoy.

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November 26, 2023 82 mins

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Daniel and David talk about Yahoo Serious' 1993 movie, Reckless Kelly, the not-so-easy to navigate "second album" after his hugely successful debut. Did lightning strike twice for Mr. Serious? Does he make the best of his incredibly stacked cast? Are "boing- boing" sound effects your kind of comedy jam? Please enjoy.

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October 16, 2023 39 mins

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 David and Daniel curate the next ten episodes of the podcast - ranging between a beloved classic, a notorious misfire, a contemporary sleeper hit and a bunch curious looking indies. Please enjoy. 

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September 24, 2023 101 mins

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Daniel and David (and Roy) talk about Simon Wincer's 1990 western Quigley Down Under. Can a movie strike a balance between fun adventure and real life colonial horror?  Will there ever be another screen villain as great as Alan Rickman? Is Mendo actually in this movie? Please enjoy.

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August 6, 2023 95 mins

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David and Daniel talk about Peter Weir's one of a kind debut film, The Cars That Ate Paris. Is this movie a comedy? A satire? A horror film? Is Peter Weir Australia's finest filmmaker? Is Terry Camilleri's Arthur Waldo the most passive protagonist in cinema? Is it possible to make into your fifth decade of life and NOT know that John Meillon was the voice of the VB television commercials? Pleas...

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June 10, 2023 66 mins

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Daniel and David talk about Phillip Noyce's 1978 film Newsfront. Is it, as some top critics claim, the greatest Australian film ever made? Is it a critique of the growing American influence over Australia in the post-war years? Is Wendy Hughes the most glamorous star Australia has ever produced? Just how old do YOU think Bill Hunter's character is? Please enjoy. 

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April 29, 2023 80 mins

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David and Daniel talk about the romantic comedy (even though it kind of isn't...), Thank God He Met Lizzie. Does an early role for Cate Blanchett offer any indication of the movie star she's about to become? Why didn't we get more Frances O'Connor movies? Something something Richard Roxburgh? What exactly should you do when you encounter a pregnant cat? Please enjoy.

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March 19, 2023 82 mins

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Daniel and David talk about Australian genre master Brian Trenchard Smith's 1983 kids adventure BMX Bandits. How refreshing is it to see a kids movie that is determined to deliver thrills, stunts and a good time for all. Not to mention, innuendo and hi-jinx that would not fly today because, you know, the 80s. Plus, the early work of not just one but TWO future Academy Award winners. Please enjoy.

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February 27, 2023 86 mins

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David and Daniel talk about Warwick Thornton's award winning 2018 western, Sweet Country. Please enjoy.

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January 28, 2023 81 mins

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Daniel and David talk about Let's Get Skase - a screwball comedy about the fictional apprehension of real life Australian scoundrel, Christopher Skase (if you're under 30, don't sweat, we explain who he is in the episode...). Did writer/star Lachy Hulme wring laughs out of his escalation of Skase to a Bond-level villain? Did Skase get the last laugh on the filmmakers by dying weeks before this ...

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December 18, 2022 88 mins

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David and Daniel talk about the financially successful, but lesser loved, sequel to Paul Hogan's juggernaut success, "Crocodile" Dundee II. This time, Mick Dundee takes on a Colombian drug cartel, Gus Mercurio and some really tough fish. Please enjoy.

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November 26, 2022 92 mins

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Daniel and David discuss the 2020 film Babyteeth - a movie that won all of the awards... but unfortunately couldn't beat the pandemic during it's release. Bringing together beloved old school stars such as Mendo and Essie Davis,  up and comers Eliza Scanlen and Toby Wallace, with debut director Shannon Murphy - we ask the question, "should this movie have made more of a dent in the wider Austra...

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October 21, 2022 93 mins

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David and Daniel discuss the 1996 comedy - and sort of tragedy - Children of the Revolution. It certainly brings the cast... but does it bring the goods? Please enjoy.


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September 17, 2022 35 mins

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Daniel and David announce the next ten Australian movies to be discussed on the podcast, ranging from the biggest box office hit of it's year of release to a movie David had to check actually existed in real life (spoiler: it does... and it looks good!). Please enjoy.

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September 10, 2022 97 mins

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Are you lookin' or dreamin'??
David and Daniel discuss the well remembered and (by us anyway) well loved 1990 teen comedy The Big Steal. Is it really that much of a shock that stars Ben Mendelsohn and Claudia Karvan went on to have such long and respected careers? Is Steve Bisley's Gordon Farkas one of the all-time great Australian comedic foils? Have YOU ever seen a Nissan Cedric out in th...

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August 21, 2022 94 mins

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Daniel and David head back to 1899 (via 1979) to discuss Gillian Armstrong's incredibly assured and highly entertaining debut film, My Brilliant Career. For added authenticity, David's audio sounds like it could have been recorded in 1899. Please enjoy.

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July 22, 2022 89 mins

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David and Daniel discuss the criminally under-seen Australian schlock comedy The Roly Poly Man. Please enjoy. 

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July 6, 2022 104 mins

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Daniel and David discuss Greg McLean's under appreciated 2007 killer croc movie, Rogue. Please enjoy. 

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June 29, 2022 80 mins

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David, Daniel and their microphone bumps discuss Rolf De Heer's provocative (you'll hear plenty of variations of that word) domestic thriller Alexandra's Project from 2003. Please enjoy. 

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