SWITCHCast: the week's film reviews, news and interviews

SWITCHCast: the week's film reviews, news and interviews

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SWITCHCast: the week’s film reviews, news and interviews hosted by Charliedavid Page, Jess Fenton, Daniel Lammin, Brent Davidson, Jake Watt and Chris Edwards
43: Breath, The Gateway, National Theatre Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
May 3
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week’s films, and share their predictions of the year’s biggest upcoming films that were glimpsed at this year’s CinemaCon.Reviews▸ Breath…
42: Avengers: Infinity War, Unsane, Gurrumul, Last Flag Flying, Loveless, Double Lover
Apr 25 • 52 min
Charlie, Daniel, Jake and Chris discuss the week’s films, and look at what’s next for superhero films with ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ bringing this chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a close.Reviews▸ Avengers: Infinity War…
41: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I Am Not A Witch, Super Troopers 2, The Song Keepers, I Feel Pretty
Apr 18 • 71 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week’s films, Daniel speaks to the director of ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ Mike Newell about the making of the film, and we join the battle between Netflix and Hollywood’s heavyweigh…
40: Isle of Dogs, Rampage, Truth or Dare, The Party, National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar
Apr 11 • 62 min
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Chris discuss the week’s films, follow in Molly Ringwald’s footsteps and ask if we can still cherish the films we grew up with when watched with today’s socially sensitive eye, and celebrate Meryl Streep joining the ‘Big Little…
39: A Quiet Place, Walking Out, Have You Seen The Listers?, Pop Aye, Hitler Versus Picasso
Apr 4 • 55 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week’s films, ask whether politically correctness is destroying the Australian film industry, and Daniel delves down the rabbit hole for the upcoming exhibition at Melbourne’s ACMI that explores all things Alice,…
38: Ready Player One, Early Man, Love Simon, Blockers, A Wrinkle In Time, The Other Side Of Hope, The Death Of Stalin, Paul Apostle Of Christ, Sherlock Gnomes
Mar 28 • 83 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week’s films, look at the impact of ‘Love, Simon’, the first film ever released by a major Hollywood studio with a queer main character, and discuss the filmography of Steven Spielberg to celebrate the release…
37: Pacific Rim Uprising, Peter Rabbit, Mary Magdalene, The Endless, The Divine Order, Buena Vista Social Club: Adios, Earth: One Amazing Day
Mar 21 • 68 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Brent discuss the week’s films, look at the dangers of criticism and backlashes for films before audiences have even seen them, and ask whether Australia would benefit from an in-cinema film subscription service.Reviews▸ Pacific…
36: Tomb Raider, That’s Not My Dog!, Human Flow, Kangaroo, England Is Mine, The Strangers: Prey At Night, NT Live: Young Marx
Mar 14 • 68 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week’s films, we look at controversial casting in comic book movies after the announcement of comedienne Kristen Wiig in ‘Wonder Woman 2’, and inspired by the team behind ‘Juno’ and ‘Young Adult’ reuniting for…
35: In The Fade, 12 Strong, The Mercy, Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy, Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
Mar 7 • 52 min
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Jake discuss the week’s films, go in-depth for the drama, the intrigue and the outrage of the 90th Academy Awards, and take a look at some of the most useless yet intriguing facts about Hollywood and its stars.Reviews▸ In The Fade…
34: Red Sparrow, The Square, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Feb 28 • 66 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week’s films, ask whether it was worth changing ‘Lady Bird’ to get it a lower classification rating, and share our hopes and dreams for this year’s Oscar winners!Reviews▸ Red Sparrow…
33: Game Night, Finding Your Feet, A Fantastic Woman, Winchester, 2:22, The BBQ
Feb 21 • 71 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Chris discuss the week’s films, check out the surprises at this year’s BAFTA awards, revisit Oscars history to look at the most shunned movies we love, and ask if our pure imagination is ready for a third incarnation of ‘Willy…
32: Black Panther, Lady Bird, Stronger, NT Live: Follies, Beuys: Art As A Weapon, Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars
Feb 14 • 65 min
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…
31: Fifty Shades Freed, Happy End, The Wound, Insidious: The Last Key, The 15:17 To Paris, Menashe
Feb 8 • 57 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week’s films, check out the winner of the Directors 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…
30: Phantom Thread, Molly’s Game, Den Of Thieves, Father Figures
Jan 31 • 59 min
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…
29: I Tonya, Sweet Country, Faces Places, The Jungle Bunch, Manifesto
Jan 24 • 60 min
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…
28: The Shape Of Water, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, The Commuter, Swinging Safari, Mary And The Witch’s Flower, The Final Year
Jan 17 • 66 min
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…
27: The Post, Darkest Hour, The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Jan 10 • 57 min
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…
26: All The Money In The World
Jan 3 • 47 min
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…
25: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Pitch Perfect 3
Dec 27, 2017 • 66 min
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…
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
Dec 20, 2017 • 66 min
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…
23: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ferdinand, Slack Bay
Dec 13, 2017 • 58 min
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…
22: Wonder Wheel, In This Corner Of The World, The Secret Scripture
Dec 6, 2017 • 57 min
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…
21: The Disaster Artist, Only The Brave, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Wonder, Shot Caller, The Star, Sweet Virginia, National Theatre Live: Peter Pan
Nov 29, 2017 • 60 min
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…
20: The Butterfly Tree, Better Watch Out, Goodbye Christopher Robin, The Teacher, Daddy’s Home 2, Tulip Fever
Nov 22, 2017 • 68 min
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’,…
19: Justice League, Lucky, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Blade Of The Immortal, Louis Theroux: Heroin Town
Nov 15, 2017 • 71 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week’s films, discus 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 fict…
18: Murder On The Orient Express, Detroit, Professor Marston And The Wonder Women, Brad’s Status, Conor McGregor: Notorious
Nov 8, 2017 • 66 min
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,…
17: Loving Vincent, Bad Moms 2, Jigsaw, The Ornithologist, Three Summers, My Little Pony: The Movie, Salomé
Nov 1, 2017
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…
16: Thor: Ragnarok, Suburbicon, The Midwife, Brigsby Bear, The Untamed, Ingrid Goes West
Oct 25, 2017
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…
15: The Snowman, Home Again, Geostorm, The Son Of Bigfoot, The Limehouse Golem, Big Time
Oct 18, 2017 • 83 min
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…
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
Oct 11, 2017 • 74 min
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…
13: Blade Runner 2049, Song To Song, Final Portrait
Oct 4, 2017 • 60 min
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…
12: Battle Of The Sexes, Flatliners, Heal The Living, The Dancer
Sep 27, 2017 • 65 min
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Jake discuss the week’s films and look at the dozens of sequels to look forward to in 2018, plus Chris puts his body on the line to endure every Harry Potter film back-to-back at Potterfest.Reviews▸ Battle Of The Sexes…
11: Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Mountain, Beatriz At Dinner, The Belko Experiment, Australia Day, Tokyo Ghoul
Sep 20, 2017 • 68 min
Charlie, Jess, Jake and Chris discuss the week’s films, find out why franchises that won’t die keep coming back, argue whether it’s better to go to the cinema on your own, and celebrate an 80s classic that’s turning 30. Reviews▸ Kingsman: The Golden…
10: Mother, American Assassin, I Am Not Your Negro, Captain Underpants, Patti Cake$, Victoria & Abdul, The Emoji Movie, National Theatre Live: Angels In America - Part 2, Spookers
Sep 13, 2017 • 67 min
Charlie, Jess, Brent and Jake discuss the week’s films, ask why Star Wars can’t seem to keep hold of its directors, and speak to the Festival Director of the Queer Screen Film Fest. Reviews ▸ American Assassin…
9: It, That’s Not Me, The Dinner, The Lovers, Tommy’s Honour, Namatjira Project, National Theatre Live: Angels In America - Part 1
Sep 6, 2017 • 66 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week’s films, ask why so many of the best cinema directors are making the move to television, and debate who should play the Joker in his origin film.Reviews▸ It…
8: God’s Own Country, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ali’s Wedding, Small Town Killers, Gifted
Aug 30, 2017 • 67 min
Charlie, Daniel, Brent and Chris discuss the week’s films, ask why a surge of LGBTIQ+ modern classics have hit our cinema screens, and share our favourite queer films.Reviews▸ God’s Own Country…
7: The Lost City Of Z, American Made, Maudie, The King’s Choice, Everything Everything, All For One
Aug 23, 2017 • 59 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week’s films, debate the best and worst of biopics, discuss whether directors should respond to criticism, and shine a spotlight on one actor everyone knows but is yet to become a household name. Reviews ▸ The…
6: The Dark Tower, Logan Lucky, The Circle, Madame, Hampstead
Aug 16, 2017 • 69 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week’s films, debate why adaptations rarely work, rave about the best of the Melbourne International Film Festival, and we collate our list of the horniest nun films.Reviews▸ The Dark Tower…
5: Valerian, Wind River, An Inconvenient Sequel, Annabelle: Creation, The Wall
Aug 9, 2017 • 63 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week’s films, and Daniel sits down with Francis Lee, the director of ‘God’s Own Country’ at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Reviews ▸ Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets…
4: Atomic Blonde, The Trip To Spain, The Big Sick
Aug 2, 2017 • 52 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel, Brent and Jake discuss the week’s films, we speak to the Melbourne International Film Festival team about their favourite films, mourn the passing of Sam Shepard, and reveal the much-loved films that we hate.
3: War For The Planet Of The Apes, A Monster Calls, A Ghost Story, Kiki Love To Love, Obsession
Jul 26, 2017 • 62 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Brent discuss the week’s films, we check out the best bits from Comic-Con, look at Christopher Nolan’s battle with Netflix, and ask if cinema etiquette is dead.Reviews▸ War For The Planet Of The Apes…
2: Dunkirk, Paris Can Wait, Descent Into The Maelstrom, The Black Prince
Jul 19, 2017 • 55 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Brent discuss the week’s films, examine the return of ‘Game Of Thrones’ to TV and ask whether our screens have become to sexually explicit, check out the best bit’s of Disney’s D23 expo, mourn the loss of George A. Romero and…
1: Baby Driver, The Beguiled
Jul 12, 2017 • 36 min
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Brent discuss the week’s films, share their favourite films from the Melbourne International Film Festival launch, discuss the effect Rotten Tomatoes has had on moviegoers, and interview Aussie indie filmmakers Tristan Barr and…