The Love Of Cinema
Nitram with Justin Kurzel | Picturehouse

Nitram with Justin Kurzel | Picturehouse

July 1, 2022

The Love Of Cinema podcast is proudly supported by Kia.

Picturehouse’s very own Issy MacLeod is joined by director Justin Kurzel (MacbethTrue History of the Kelly Gang) to discuss his latest film, Nitram, starring Caleb Landry-Jones, who gives an award-winning performance. 

Nitram (Caleb Landry-Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen (Essie Davis).

However when that friendship meets its tragic end, and Nitram’s loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent that leads to disaster.

From acclaimed director Justin Kurzel, and featuring outstanding performances from the entire cast, this is a truly unmissable piece of cinema.

Elvis with Baz Luhrmann | Picturehouse

Elvis with Baz Luhrmann | Picturehouse

June 24, 2022

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Picturehouse’s very own Felicity Beckett is joined by director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Julietto discuss his latest film, Elvis, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. 

Who was Elvis Presley? Look through the dazzling lens of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby) and discover the man behind the music – and the man behind the man. 

The film delves into the complex relationship between Elvis (Austin Butler, in a star-making performance) and his enigmatic, Svengali-like manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks) over the course of 20 years, charting Presley’s meteoric rise to fame, the loves and losses he endures along the way, and the American music culture he helped transform.

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande with Sophie Hyde | Picturehouse

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande with Sophie Hyde | Picturehouse

June 17, 2022

Hosted by Picturehouse’s very own Sam Clements, The Love Of Cinema podcast is proudly supported by Kia.

Sam is joined by director Sophie Hyde (Animals) to discuss her latest film, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired schoolteacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex. Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family, and something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now, and Nancy has a plan: she will find adventure with a sex worker named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack). In an anonymous hotel room Nancy greets Leo. He looks every bit as good as his picture, but what Nancy wasn’t expecting was conversation as well as fornication. Leo has a view on everything, and though he may not always tell the truth, Nancy finds she likes him. And he likes her. With growing sexual confidence, Nancy starts to relax. Over the course of three rendezvous, the power dynamics shift and their well-worn masks begin to slip.

Lightyear with Angus MacLane, Galyn Susman and Tim Peake | Picturehouse

Lightyear with Angus MacLane, Galyn Susman and Tim Peake | Picturehouse

June 17, 2022

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Film critic Amon Warmann talks to the director and producer of Disney Pixar’s latest film, Lightyear - in cinemas now! Real life astronaut Tim Peake pops by for a little bonus chat too. 

In this not-quite prequel to the beloved Toy Story films, Chris Evans (Marvel’s Captain America) plays the real Buzz Lightyear – the man that Andy and Bonnie’s beloved toy was based on – as he jets off for an intergalactic adventure (with an adorable robot companion). But there’s trouble ahead: when he finds himself marooned on a hostile planet, he must try to find a way back home with the help of some ambitious – and haphazard – new Star Command recruits, while also confronting a villainous threat to the universe's safety.

Men, Bergman Island and Good Luck To You, Leo Grande | Picturehouse

Men, Bergman Island and Good Luck To You, Leo Grande | Picturehouse

June 6, 2022

Hosted by Picturehouse’s very own Sam Clements, The Love Of Cinema podcast is proudly supported by Kia.

The show goes deep on the best new releases, with a little help from some of our favourite film critics and the occasional special guest from the world of cinema. 

This month we're joined by guest film critics Jessica Regan (co-host of the Best Pick Movie Podcast) and Kobi Omenaka (producer on The Love Of Cinema and co-host of the Flixwatcher and Wire Stripped Podcasts).

Jessica and Kobi discuss Alex Garland’s latest film, Men,Mia Hansen-Løve’s new film Bergman Island and Emma Thompson’s Sundance Film Festival hit, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.  

We’re also joined by actors Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear to talk about making Men, interviewed by Issy MacLeod.

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Produced by Stripped Media. Edited by Maddy Searle. Proudly supported by Kia.

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The Bob’s Burgers Movie Interview Special | Picturehouse

The Bob’s Burgers Movie Interview Special | Picturehouse

May 27, 2022

Hosted by Picturehouse’s very own Sam Clements, we delve into the making of The Bob’s Burgers Movie

Sam talks to the show’s creator and co-director of the movie, Loren Bouchard, co-director Bernard Derriman, co-writer Nora Smith and cast members; H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Larry Murphy. 

The Bob’s Burgers Movie is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy®-winning series.

The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob's Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer.

While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family's restaurant.

As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.

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Thank you for listening. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends. Vive La Cinema.

a-ha: The Movie with Thomas Robsahm and Aslaung Holm | Picturehouse

a-ha: The Movie with Thomas Robsahm and Aslaung Holm | Picturehouse

May 20, 2022

Felicity Beckett talks to the creative team behind a-ha: The Movie

a-ha’s hit Take On Me is still one of the most played songs of the last millennium. This documentary follows the band over a period of four years, sharing the full story of how three young men followed their impossible dream of making it big.

When Take On Me reached number 1 on Billboard in the US in 1985 that dream came true. Almost 35 years after their breakthrough, a-ha still creates magic on stage with their melancholic and timeless music. They tour the world but drive in separate cars and stay apart backstage.

They only meet on stage, while doing the one thing they love. The film closely portrays the challenging creative and personal dynamics of a group of three strong individuals. This is a story of great music, big ambitions, broken friendship – and maybe forgiveness.

Tom Prior and Peeter Rabane on Firebird | Picturehouse

Tom Prior and Peeter Rabane on Firebird | Picturehouse

May 15, 2022

Felicity Beckett speaks to writer Tom Prior and director Peeter Rabane about their new film, Firebird. 

A special one-off screening for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17 May. 

A special one-off screening for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Based on a true story during the Cold War, Firebird is a passionate love story set against the backdrop of an Air Force base in occupied Estonia during late 1970’s Communist rule. Sergey (Tom Prior), a soulful, young soldier who dreams of becoming an actor in Moscow, is counting the days until his military service ends. His life is turned upside down when he locks eyes with Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii), an enigmatic ace fighter pilot newly assigned to his base.

Driven by their undeniable attraction, Sergey and Roman navigate the precarious line between love and friendship at a time when Soviet men in uniform caught having a sexual affair was met with the severest punishment.

As their friendship grows into love, the men risk their freedom and their lives to be together in the face of an all-seeing Communist regime.

The Drover’s Wife with Leah Purcell | Picturehouse

The Drover’s Wife with Leah Purcell | Picturehouse

May 15, 2022

Felicity Beckett talks to writer, director and actor Leah Purcell about her new film, The Drover’s Wife: The Legend Of Molly Johnson, in cinemas now. 

In 1893, heavily pregnant Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell) and her children struggle to survive the harsh Australian landscape after her husband leaves to drove sheep in the high country. One day, she finds an escaped Indigenous Australian convict (Rob Collins) wounded on her property and an unlikely bond begins to form between them.

Meanwhile, new town lawman Nate Clintoff realises that Molly's husband is missing and sends his constable to investigate. A thrilling tale that explores racism and misogyny under colonial rule, and a labour of love for Purcell, who has also adapted Henry Lawson’s short story into a play and a novel.

Vortex with Gaspar Noé | Picturehouse

Vortex with Gaspar Noé | Picturehouse

May 14, 2022

Film critic Elena Lazic talks to director Gaspar Noé about his new film Vortex, in cinemas now. 

The latest feature from Gaspar Noé is a tender and undeniably powerful exploration of loneliness and love. Having debuted to widespread acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, it focuses on an elderly couple (played by Françoise Lebrun and Dario Argento) who spend their days in a Paris apartment. Both love and care for each other, but are grappling with the early stages of dementia.

Presented in split-screen, we follow the couple as they go about their daily routines both together and alone. As everyday tasks become more challenging, forgetfulness shifts to something more troubling and their son (Alex Lutz) struggles to care for them as they enter a vortex of mental and physical degeneration. Compelling and moving in equal measure, this is a departure for Noé – but in terms of scope and ambition, it is one of his finest works to date.

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