Gabriella and Claudette travel back to 2002 and review Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut, Lady Bird, starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf and Tracey Letts.
Gabriella and Claudette review Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, a Cold-War, aquatic fairytale set in Baltimore, 1962, starring Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and Doug Jones.
Gabriella and Claudette reviews P.T. Anderson’s twisted, Hitchcock-inspired period (quasi?) romance, Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville.
The last part of our Cultural Roundup series for 2017 (Part One: Film and Part Two: Books) is all about the contemporary serial medium: television and podcasts! In this episode, Gabriella and Claudette discuss (and debate) their favourite television and podcasts for 2017.
In our literary segment of a three-part Cultural Roundup Series for 2017, Gabriella and Claudette discuss some of their favourite books of the year.
“Be Our Guest” to this latest Erratic Dialogues podcast, in which Claudette and Gabriella review Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017), directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Emma Thompson.
Length: 50mins, Recorded March 2017
Gabriella and Claudette review Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey by Elena Ferrante. Gabriella explores the Ferrante’s literary project of the absent author, while Claudette writes of the bogeyman of Ferrante’s novels.
By Gabriella Edelstein and Claudette Palomares Contents The Podcast First Letter: ‘The chief joy of Stillman’s work is his shimmering dialogue’ by Claudette Palomares Second Letter: ‘I wonder, how would Austen have voted in the referendum?’ by Gabriella Edelstein Third Letter: ‘The best adaptations are the ones in which the director has distilled the distinct […]
Gabriella and Claudette discuss Todd Haynes’ film Carol (2015), starring Rooney Mara as a young shopgirl who falls in love with the eponymous character, Carol, a wealthy housewife played by Cate Blanchett. Oodles of Oscar umbrage found within.
Notes: Claudette mentions Douglas Sirk who was a German director, not Hungarian. Rainer Werner Fassbinder is another influential German director mentioned. This episode was recorded before the 2016 Oscar ceremony. The ‘blue one’: Fresh Air NPR on Carol.
This episode is podcast only.
Length: 31mins, Recorded February 2016
Gabriella and Claudette discuss Byron, fractals, chaos theory and Hamilton the musical while reviewing the Sydney Theatre Company’s latest production of Tom Stoppard’s dazzling play, Arcadia.