The Curb | Australian Culture, Film Reviews, Interviews, and More...

The Curb | Australian Culture, Film Reviews, Interviews, and More...

Welcome to The Curb. A show that's all about Australian culture, film reviews, interviews, and a whole lot more... Here, you'll find discussions with Australian creatives about their work and their role in Australian culture. To find out more about what this podcast and website is about, head over to this post. Support The Curb on Patreon, and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Get in contact with us via our email.

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November 9, 2021 41 min

Filmmaker and award-winning journalist Yaara Bou Melhem makes their documentary debut with their impressive new film, Unseen Skies. Following artist-activist-writer-musician Trevor Paglen as he makes art out of the plentiful black op sites around the world, Unseen Skies interrogates what it means to be surveilled, what is happening with the wealth of data being collected from us, and more. It's a visually stunning film with a ...

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Over six years, a couple battles to stay together as one of them transitions genders; confronting the effects of new body parts, changing gender roles as well as navigating their own evolving sexual identities.

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Filmmaker JJ Winlove has managed an impressive feat for Australian film: having two films released in the same year. With the emotional June Again featuring a trio of excellent performances from Noni Hazelhurst, Claudia Karvan, and Stephen Curry, joining the immersive cinematic experience Crossing Paths, an interactive journey through Sydney as the audiences decides which of the twelve characters stories to follow. Screening to so...

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With blood, guts, and a whole bunch of indie filmmaking gusto, genre-fiends brother duo Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner flipped the Aussie film industry on its with the outback-zombie flick Wyrmood: Road of the Dead in 2014. With sci-fi follow up Nekrotronic under their belts, they turned their attention to the hotly anticipated and equally bloody follow-up, Wyrmwood: Apocalypse. Continuing on this post-apocalyptic mayhem journey wh...

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Shahn Devendran is the series creator and producer of the powerful Amazon and LADbible Australia show, UNHEARD. Telling the story of racism in Australia from the perspective of those who live with the impact of racial discrimination, this is a powerful, important s...

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Aussie filmmaker Josephine Croft joins Andrew to discuss her new short film, Grounded, which is currently engaging in festival submissions. In this deep discussion, Josephine talks about how the idea for the stranded horror came about, while also discussing the creative process of making a short film during lockdowns.

Find out more about Grounded from Dayna Di Fulvio below, and to keep up to date with Josephine's work, and G...

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My Cherry Pie is one of the brilliant Aussie horror films screening at the online film fest: A NIGHT OF HORROR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. With a clear adoration for horror cinema, My Cherry Pie is a gruesome and hilarious dive into the world of criminals who end up in the wrong part of the country, and in deadly strife. Certain to delight horror fans, this is a genuinely exciting entry into the all-too-sparse Aussie horror film ...

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James Ashton is an AACTA Award winning sound designer, known for his work on Lion (which he shared in the Best Sound award at the 2017 AACTA awards), Mortal Kombat, Tanna, and Justin Kurzel's latest film, Nitram. In this deep discussion about Nitram and Lion, James talks about his creative process, the art of building a soundscape, and how one of the most intense and powerful scenes in a film this year was sonically crafted.

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Over the 2019/2020 Australian summer period, the world witnessed some of the worst and most devastating bushfires in modern history. A billion animals died in a traumatic event that the nation is still recovering from. The documentary Inferno Without Borders explores the practice of cool burning implemented by Indigenous Australians and the manner that it helps prepare the environment for the harsher impact of climate change on an...

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Filmmaker Robert Machoian has crafted a searing depiction of separation and despair in his essential drama, The Killing of Two Lovers. Following David (Clayne Crawford), this narrative tumbles and turns as he tries to maintain a hold on his relationship with his wi...

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BAFTA Award winning writer, Anthony Mullins, joins Andrew to discuss his new book, Beyond the Hero's Journey: A Screenwriting Guide for When You've Got a Different Story to Tell. In this deep discussion, Anthony talks about the process of writing a book on ...

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Michael Bentham's drama Disclosure is a powerful four-header with Matilda Ridgeway, Mark Leonard Winter, Geraldine Hakewill, and Tom Wren, all impressing in a timely story about two families torn apart by an allegation of abuse. This is searing drama, that thrives in the moment and comes at a time where politics, soci...

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Jonathan Alley's powerful documentary, Love in Bright Landscapes, tells the story of David McComb and The Triffids - arguably the greatest West Aussie band to have existed. In this grand interview, Jonathan talks about the long journey to bringing David's story to a film, the power of The Triffids music, while also touching on how it feels to be an interviewer who has interview someone who has passed away. This is a deep, ...

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September 8, 2021 23 min

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Perth producer, Hannah Ngo, joins Andrew to discuss her new SBS series, Iggy & Ace. Telling the story of two gay best friends, Iggy (Sarah West) and Ace (Josh Virgona), this brilliant comedy series carries a streak of truth to it as the two friends grapple with the realisation that maybe their hard drinking lives migh...

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The great Erik Thomson joins Andrew to discuss his latest film, James Ashcroft's searing thriller, Coming Home in the Dark. As a working actor that has a varied career that's spanned three decades, Erik has become one of the most iconic figures in Australian TV and film, with roles in Packed to the Rafters and All Saints making him a household name.

In this discussion, Erik talks about what attracted him to the role of a...

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Lakesedge is the debut novel from Australian author Lyndall Clipstone, and it's a great one. Steeped in gothic romance and fantasy, Lakesedge tells the story of Leta, a girl who finds herself inexplicably drawn to the Lord Under, a sinister death god lurking in the black waters of the lake. Powerful, immersive, and superbly written, Lakesedge will entrance readers with a deep mystery that will leave you hanging for the next bo...

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We all have a creative entity within us, but how do we get to that path of creativity? In Roger Ungers documentary, Finding Creativity, he seeks to answer that question by interviewing various creative minds, like a glass blower, a chef, a musician, and more. And, stretching deeper into the well of creativity, Andrew interviews Roger about his creative process.

Finding Creativity screens at the 6th Melbourne Documentary Film Fes...

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The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is always home to a plethora of great and varied documentaries from around the globe. This year, the festival will host the deep and moving documentary, Batoor: A Refugee Journey by Walkely Award winning photojournalist, Barat Ali Batoor. Batoor: A Refugee Journey follows Batoor's path from Afghanistan through to Australia in search of safety and sanctuary. This powerful film comes at a ...

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The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off its in-person in-cinema screenings on July 21st through to July 31st at the Cinema Nova. Screening at this years fest is the film, Mental as Everything:

Damon Smith has estimated that he has spent around 50 thousand hours of his life, so far, participating in absurd ritualistic behaviors associated with his obsessive Compulsive Disorder. With the help of his anxious friend, Adam...

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