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Talk Hard – Eric Bana (Closed Circuit)

We hop off the grid to speak with Aussie thesp Eric Bana about conspiracy thriller Closed Circuit, as well as his super-serious reputation in the States, and the late Chopper Read. A review follows. It hits cinemas December 5. Show Notes: Apologies for the audio quality of the interview. If you listen closely, you can […]

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Talk Hard – Top 10 Films of the Decade (2003-2013)

Happy birthday to us! Quickflix critics Simon Miraudo, Andrew Williams, Jess Lomas, and Richard Haridy celebrate the tenth anniversary of Quickflix – as well as the 50th episode of Talk Hard – by sharing their favourite films of the past decade. Show Notes: Thanks to everyone who has listened to the past 50 episodes. Sincerely, your company has been […]

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Talk Hard – Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson (Radio Unnameable)

Pump up the volume and hear our chat with the directors of Radio Unnameable: Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson. A review of their doco – playing RTRFM’s Gimme Some Truth festival this month, and getting a wider release in 2014 – follows. Turn on, tune in, drop out. Show Notes: Thanks for tuning in! Please subscribe […]

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Talk Hard – Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett (A Band Called Death)

We see if there truly is life after Death by speaking to the directors of music doco A Band Called Death: Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett. It plays the RTRFM Gimme Some Truth festival before receiving a wider release in 2014. Hey ho, let’s go! Show Notes: Thanks again for listening! Please subscribe to us on iTunes and leave […]

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Talk Hard – James McAvoy (Filth)

Choose life. Choose a job. Choose this podcast. We speak to James McAvoy about his debauched performance in the adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Filth as well as the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. A review of Filth follows. Show Notes: Thanks for listening in, you filthy, gorgeous people. Apologies for the average quality of […]

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Talk Hard – Andrew Adamson (Mr. Pip)

Class is in session. We chat to Andrew Adamson, director of Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia, and now Mr. Pip, which hits Australian cinemas November 7, and is already showing in New Zealand. A review follows. Show Notes: Thanks, as always, for listening in. Please subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a review. Or, follow our RSS […]

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Talk Hard – David Morse (McCanick)

Legendary ‘That Guy’ David Morse gets to be ‘The Guy’ in McCanick, a crooked cop thriller also featuring the late Cory Monteith. We spoke to David about his impressive career, as well as his leading role in McCanick, available on Quickflix from October 23. Show Notes: Thanks, as always, for listening in. Please subscribe to […]

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Talk Hard – Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road)

Take a left on Intrigue Avenue, go past Enigma Lane, and you’ll arrive at Mystery Road. That’s where we find ourselves this week, asking Aaron Pedersen what it’s like to play a cowboy detective for director Ivan Sen. Mystery Road hits Australian cinemas October 17. Show Notes: Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to us on iTunes and […]

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Talk Hard – Stuart Blumberg (Thanks for Sharing)

Thanks for Sharing concerns a bunch of sex addicts trying to get by in New York. It’s a tough life for some. We speak to Oscar-nominated writer-director Stuart Blumberg. A review follows. It hits Australian cinemas October 3, and NZ cinemas November 7. Show Notes: Thanks for sharing? Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to us on iTunes and […]

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Talk Hard – Daniel Brühl (Rush)

We feel the need. The need … to Rush! (Is that how the quote goes?) We speak to Daniel Brühl, star of Ron Howard’s F1 thriller, Rush. A review follows. Shut up and drive! (Rush arrives in Australian cinemas October 3. It is already screening in New Zealand.) Show Notes: Hey, thanks again for tuning in! […]

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Talk Hard – Ian Ziering (Sharknado)

Sharknado’s a’coming! We speak to former 90210 star Ian Ziering about his leading role in the awesomely-terrible Sharknado (available to stream now, and on DVD October 9). Our chat is followed by a review. We’re gonna need a bigger podcast. Show Notes: Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a review. Or, follow […]

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Talk Hard – Robert Connolly (Tim Winton’s The Turning)

We speak to Robert Connolly, the acclaimed Australian director responsible for corralling 16 fellow filmmakers for the three-hour adaptation of Tim Winton’s anthology of short stories, The Turning. A review follows! (There will be no intermission.) The Turning opens in Australian cinemas September 26. Show Notes: Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to us on iTunes and leave […]

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Talk Hard – Enlightened Season 2

In its second season, did Enlightened become the best show on TV? Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo certainly thinks so. Can he convince Television Revision writer Andrew Williams? They continue their epic chat about the axed HBO series (available on Quickflix). A spoiler-free review is followed by a spoiler-filled discussion of the second season. [audio https://qfxblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/talk-hard-enlightened-s2.mp3] Show […]

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Talk Hard – Enlightened Season 1

Tranquillity. Contentment. Peace. Quickflix critics Simon Miraudo and Andrew Williams enjoy none of those feelings when they go to war over Laura Dern and Mike White’s short-lived HBO series Enlightened (available on Quickflix). A spoiler-free review is followed by a spoiler-filled discussion of the first season. Tune in later this week for their take on Season […]

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Talk Hard – Warwick Ross (Red Obsession)

Bottle of white? Bottle of red? Perhaps a bottle of rose instead? We go with the middle option and speak to Warwick Ross, director of the new wine doco Red Obsession. A review from Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo follows. Show Notes: Red Obsession is now showing in all states except Western Australia. It opens in […]

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Talk Hard – Shane Carruth (Upstream Color)

Come with us now on a journey through time and space … to the world of Shane Carruth. Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo speaks to the renaissance man about Upstream Color, his follow-up to the mind-bending Primer. A review follows. Show Notes: Upstream Color opens in Australian cinemas August 22 Please subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a […]

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Talk Hard – Sharlto Copley (Elysium)

The sweetie man is here! We chat to Sharlto Copley, the star of District 9, and now, Elysium. Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo follows up the interview with a review of Neill Blomkamp’s latest sci-fi thriller, in Australian and New Zealand cinemas August 15. Show Notes: Thanks for listening. And welcome to all the newbies! Please […]

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Talk Hard – Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)

Greta Gerwig, the writer and star of Frances Ha, is our guest on this episode of Talk Hard. After a chat with the delightful Ms. Gerwig, Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo delivers his review of her hilarious, heart-warming, and very huggable flick. It hits Australian and New Zealand cinemas August 15. Show Notes: Hey, thanks for […]

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Talk Hard – Daniel Algrant (Greetings from Tim Buckley)

We speak to director Daniel Algrant about Greetings from Tim Buckley, which stars Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley. A review follows. So save that Last Goodbye, and stick around. Greetings hits Australia August 1, and New Zealand September 5. Show Notes: Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a […]

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Talk Hard – Hannibal Season 1

Hope you’ve worked up an appetite. Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo is joined by Television Revision writer Andrew Williams to discuss Hannibal’s fantastic first season (now available on Quickflix). A spoiler-free review is followed by a spoiler-filled discussion of the show’s goriest details. Bon appetit! Show Notes: Thanks for listening! Remember, you can check out Season 1 […]

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Talk Hard – Colin and Cameron Cairnes (100 Bloody Acres)

Wash your hands before listening to this one. It’s going to get dirty. Simon Miraudo speaks to Colin and Cameron Cairnes, the fraternal filmmakers responsible for the Aussie horror comedy 100 Bloody Acres. A review follows. It hits Australian cinemas August 1. Show Notes: Turns out this week was a bit of a horror-centric one. […]

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Talk Hard – Ed Gass-Donnelly (The Last Exorcism Part 2)

We speak to Canadian director Ed Gass-Donnelly, helmer of The Last Exorcism Part 2 (yes, you read that title correctly). A review of that movie from Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo follows, so listen in. The power of this podcast compels you! Show Notes: Hey, thanks for listening! Please subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a review. […]

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Talk Hard – Edgar Wright (The World’s End)

You’ve got red on you. Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo speaks to director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim) about the final instalment of his Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End. Plus, talk of his Marvel movie Ant-Man! A review follows. Show Notes: Thanks for listening! If you enjoy this episode, […]

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Talk Hard – Ronan Keating (Goddess)

Ronan Keating, refuting his famous lyric, “You say it best when you say nothing at all,” waxes lyrical about his acting debut in the Aussie feature Goddess, out this week on Quickflix. Simon Miraudo follows up the chat with a review. Listen now, just in case tomorrow never comes. Show Notes: Apologies for the audio […]

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Talk Hard – Zach Clark (White Reindeer)

We chat with Zach Clark, director of the melancholy, twisted Christmas tale White Reindeer, in the last of our Revelation Perth International Film Festival specials of 2013. Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo follows up the discussion with a review of this Rev Film Fest gem. Let it snow! Show Notes: White Reindeer plays the Revelation Perth […]

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Talk Hard – Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing)

Joshua Oppenheimer tells us all about his emotionally gruelling and revolutionary documentary The Act of Killing (wherein real murderers re-enact their horrific crimes) in the latest Talk Hard. Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo delivers his verdict on the film after the chat. Show Notes: The Act of Killing plays the Revelation Perth International Film Festival July […]

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Talk Hard – Travis Mathews (Interior. Leather Bar.)

Let’s go cruising! In this episode, Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo talks with director Travis Mathews, who collaborated with James Franco on the controversial documentary Interior. Leather Bar. It plays the Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Show Notes: Thanks for listening! Two more Revelation specials coming at you over the next few days. Interior. Leather Bar […]

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Talk Hard – Zack Snyder (Man of Steel)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a … Snyder! Zack Snyder, that is. We chat to the director of the new Superman flick, Man of Steel. A review of that massive movie follows. This week, call Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo: ‘Sim-El.’ Show Notes: Hey, thanks for listening! You’re great. Please subscribe […]

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Talk Hard – Game of Thrones Season 3

Red wedding, shmed wedding. This is the Game of Thrones party of the year! Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo is joined by Television Revision king Andrew Williams to discuss Game of Thrones’ gargantuan third season (now available on Quickflix). First, a spoiler-free review, and then, a spoilerific discussion of the show in detail. Show Notes: Thanks for tuning […]

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Talk Hard – Catriona McKenzie (Satellite Boy)

Cue up the Lou Reed! Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo speaks with Australian director Catriona McKenzie about her coming-of-age flick Satellite Boy (because, you know, Lou Reed sang Satellite of Love… never mind). A review of that film, opening in Australian and New Zealand cinemas June 20, follows. Enjoy! [audio https://qfxblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/talk-hard-catriona-mckenzie.mp3] Show Notes: Have we ever said […]

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