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By CJ Johnson
CJ Johnson, Australian Film Critic, talks movies with filmmakers, critics and others.
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Best of 2020


The Assistant With Kitty Green
Kitty Green's debut fiction feature, THE ASSISTANT, is CJ's Best Film of 2020. Kitty talks to CJ about the film from her home in NYC. This episode interrogates specific themes, scenes, moments and motifs in the film: the discussion will be most valuable if you watch THE ASSISTANT first.
January 18, 2021
The Godfather Coda With Shahir Daud
CJ and podcaster Shahir Daud from THE ONLY PODCAST ABOUT MOVIES discuss THE GODFATHER CODA: THE DEATH OF MICHAEL CORLEONE in relation to the first two GODFATHER movies, Coppola's re-working of THE GODFATHER PART THREE, and whether it all works.
January 15, 2021
Top Ten of 2020
CJ presents his own Top Ten films of 2020.
January 8, 2021
Best of 2020
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas joins CJ to discuss six of the best films of 2020, all made by women.
December 31, 2020
Below with Maziar Lahooti
Maziar Lahooti, debut feature director of 2020 Australian dystopian black comedy BELOW, joins CJ to talk about all aspects of making the film, from helping to adapt the original stage play, re-conceptualising his central location after a budget cut just prior to shooting, and getting the most entertaining Australian performance of the year out of Anthony LaPaglia.
December 23, 2020
Promising Young Woman
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas joins CJ Johnson to discuss Promising Young Woman in the context of "Rape-Revenge Films", which is the title of one of her many books. NOTE: This episode features frank discussion about the portrayal of sexual assault and rape in cinema. SPOILER ALERT: Once we begin discussing the film in detail we will give a spoiler alert.
December 18, 2020
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December 4, 2020