Pop Culture Case Study

The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

Oh hey! Gay icon, horror masterwork, AACTA award winning film The Babadook finally gets its due with a maxed out, two hour long episode which discusses Jennifer Kent’s film in all the depth it requires. The main discussion was recorded after the internet deemed the top hat wearing figure that is the Babadook was a gay icon, so unfortunately we don’t touch on that too much – but, ...[Read More]

Dark City – 1998 – Alex Proyas – The Last New Wave

Dark City – 1998 – Alex Proyas – The Last New Wave

We’re back with the first sci-fi film of the podcast, Alex Proyas’ Dark City. Conceived before Proyas directed The Crow, Dark City is an impressive science fiction film that presents an ever shifting world with some great set design. In the introduction of the episode, we ask, ‘what exactly is an Australian film?’ Andrew is joined by David Hart from Pop Culture Case Study t...[Read More]

Pop Culture Case Study – Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the Search for Meaning

Pop Culture Case Study – Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the Search for Meaning

Once again, David from Pop Culture Case Study was kind enough to have Andrew on his show. This time to discuss one of Andrew’s favourite films – Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In this episode, David and Andrew discuss the film at length, but they also discuss the search for meaning. Listen here: Subscribe on iTunes! Subscribe on Stitcher! Subscribe on Goog...[Read More]

Pop Culture Case Study – Bridge on the River Kwai and Honour

Pop Culture Case Study – Bridge on the River Kwai and Honour

David from Pop Culture Case Study has once again allowed Andrew to guest on the show – this time to discuss David Lean’s war epic The Bridge on the River Kwai. Within the episode, David discusses the theme of honour and what it means to have honour in what you do. Listen below: Subscribe on iTunes! —-Make sure to rate and review! Subscribe on Stitcher! Subscribe on Google Play! D...[Read More]

All This Mayhem – 2014 – Eddie Martin – The Last New Wave

All This Mayhem – 2014 – Eddie Martin – The Last New Wave

On this episode Andrew is joined by David from Pop Culture Case Study and Dwight from The Broken Brain to discuss the 2014 documentary, All This Mayhem. Directed by Eddie Martin, All This Mayhem focuses on the rise and fall of skateboarding brothers, Ben and Tas Pappas. In this episode we discuss many different elements about the film – what happens to a fringe sport when it becomes popular;...[Read More]

Pop Culture Case Study – Blue Valentine and Falling Out of Love

Pop Culture Case Study – Blue Valentine and Falling Out of Love

Andrew was lucky to once again guest on the great Pop Culture Case Study. This time to discuss Derek Cianfrance’s Oscar nominated Blue Valentine. Starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, this is a dark romance film about falling out of love. Head over to the Libsyn link here and give it a listen. Make sure to also subscribe on whatever podcast device you use.