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Welcome to The Curb. A show that's all about Culture, Unity, Reviews, and Banter. On this show, you'll find themed episodes under the following banners: Not A Knife - all things culture are encompassed in this monthly episode. Find everything from interviews with people who work at NASA, to discussions about life and music. In short, anything that's... Not a Knife. Round About - this is where you'll find all things political. With round about discussions about what's going on in Australian politics, and at times, politics from around the world. Context Sensitive - taken from the great Conkers Bad Fur Day game, Context Sensitive is about the inner workings of games and a dig into the actions caused by a simple button press. Up Down Under - a monthly episode that explores culture from all around the world. Each month, a new guest will bring a cultural item from their part of the world to discuss, while Andrew brings a cultural item from Australia to talk about. And... The Last New Wave - the return of the show dedicated to Australian cinema. Find interviews with Aussie filmmakers, discussions about Aussie films, and more on this periodical. Head over to https://www.TheCurb.com.au for more information on each show. Proudly part of the Auscast Network.
||ExplicitThe Proposition - 2005 - John Hillcoat - The Last New Wave||It's Christmas! So, after the year that was 2016, it's only fair to discuss the most Christmassy film that Australia has to offer. Yep, that'd be John Hillcoat's dirty, disgusting western epic, The Proposition. Once again, Andrew has dragged Michael De...||23 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRound About - Labor National Conference||On the first proper episode of Round About, Andrew dives into the first day of Labor's National Party Conference, and he looks at what Labor has promised - and importantly, what Labor hasn't discussed. It's a long discussion about Australian politics, and a dive into what the future of this election campaign may look like for the Australian Labor Party.||16 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Coming Back Out Ball Movie Director Sue Thomson Interview - The Last New Wave||On this episode, Andrew interviews the director of the documentary The Coming Back Out Ball Movie, Sue Thomson. Support The Curb on Patreon. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCurbAU Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TheCurbAU Website: https://www.TheCurb.com.au If you want to get in touch, send an email to TheCurbAU@gmail.com||16 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhere Has the Show Been?, Celeste, Film Reviews Galore - Not a Knife||It's been a while between drinks, but here we are with a new rambling episode of Not a Knife, the podcast that's all about nonsense. On this episode, I start off by talking about social anxiety and how that's been playing on my mind lately. I then move into talking about the best game of the year, Celeste, before branching into a huge discussion about a bunch of films - Sorry to Bother You, Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story, Cargo, Suspiria, Book Week, Anna and the Apocalypse, Shirkers, The Night Comes for Us, Roma, Instant Family, and Can You Ever Forgive Me?||2 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBook Week and Cine Vivo Interview - The Last New Wave||An interview with Book Week director Heath David and Cine Vivo festival programmer Rafael Baro. Find Book Week here: https://www.facebook.com/bookweekfilm/ Find Cine Vivo here: http://www.cinevivo.com.au/||25 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLost and Found Interview & 2018 AACTA Award Nominations - The Last New Wave||The 2018 AACTA Award nominations are out! But, before we get to them, Andrew chats with directors Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe, as well as producer Lucy Hayes, about their short film Lost and Found.||1 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMen's Health Movember Interview - The Curb||Folks - it's Movember period again! For this month, Andrew caught up with Owen Brigstock-Barron from Movember to chat about the cause, as well as the area of mental health and suicide prevention.||1 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBacktrack Boys Director Catherine Scott Interview - The Last New Wave||On this episode of The Last New Wave, Andrew has a chat to documentary filmmaker Catherine Scott about her new film Backtrack Boys. This is a truly wonderful documentary that deserves your time.||21 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOne Less God Director Lliam Worthington Interview - The Last New Wave||On this episode Andrew chats with first time filmmaker Lliam Worthington about his film One Less God. This is a film that looks at the traumatic Mumbai Hotel siege in 2008, focusing on both the victims as well as the terrorists. It's a fascinating look at religion and what it means to different people.||18 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1% Director Stephen McCallum Interview - The Last New Wave||On this episode, Andrew catches up with West Aussie director Stephen McCallum to chat about his feature debut, 1%. A gritty bikie drama with great performances from Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Simone Kessler, Josh McConville, Aaron Pedersen, and writer Matt Nable. Support The Curb on Patreon. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCurbAU Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TheCurbAU Website: https://www.TheCurb.com.au If you want to get in touch, send an email to TheCurbAU@gmail.com||17 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreen Living and Living the Change Interview - Round About||Welcome to the first episode of Round About, a podcast that's all about politics, society, and the people that make the world turn. On this first episode, Andrew talks about clean energy and how to live a 'green life'. He then has a chat with the co-director of the documentary Living the Change, Jordan Osmond, about how he went about capturing the lives of people who are living a green life in a documentary, and how he has gone about living a green life himself - going so far as to live in a caravan!||7 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJirga Director Benjamin Gilmour and Actor Sam Smith Interview - The Last New Wave||On this episode, Andrew sits down with Jirga director/writer Benjamin Gilmour and actor Sam Smith to discuss their latest film. A powerful film about an Australian soldier seeking redemption in Afghanistan. Head along to see it in cinemas right now. Support The Curb on Patreon. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCurbAU Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TheCurbAU Website: https://www.TheCurb.com.au If you want to get in touch, send an email to TheCurbAU@gmail.com||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJust Between Us & West of Sunshine Interviews - The Last New Wave||On this first new episode of The Last New Wave, Andrew catches up with filmmakers Deanna Ortuso and Joanne Nguyen to discuss their feature debut film, Just Between Us, before segueing into a discussion with first time filmmaker Jason Raftopolous and actor Damien Hill over their film, West of Sunshine.||24 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGod of War - Context Sensitive||On this first episode of Context Sensitive, Andrew talks about on of the best games of 2018 - God of War. This is a game which looks at masculinity, and looks at the role of violence in our lives. It's a visually stunning game, and one that deserves your attention.||17 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGiovanna Mercuri Interview, Mojo Juju, Upgrade - Not A Knife||On this episode of Not A Knife, Andrew chats with director Giovanna Mercuri about her film, The Target, and discusses the effects of bullying in the workplace. This episode is coming out around R U Ok? day, a day about discussing mental illness. To find out more, head over to RUOk.org.au for more information. Also on this episode, Andrew recommends Mojo Juju's latest album, Native Tongue, as well as Leigh Whannell's latest film, Upgrade.||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Curb Relaunch||A quick update on The Curb.||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlexandre M Kling and Megan Shabram from NASA and Living Universe - Not A Knife||On this episode of Not A Knife, Andrew chats with Alexandre M. Kling from NASA Ames Research Center and Megan Shabram- NASA Astrophysicist - Kepler/TESS/Exoplanet about all things space and all things life in space. It's an exciting discussion, and one that we hope you enjoy.||17 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrian Trenchard-Smith Director of The Man From Hong Kong Interview - Not A Knife||Another full interview episode of Not A Knife. This one is pulled from the archives of podcasts long past - an interview with director Brian Trenchard Smith. This interview took place around the release of Umbrella Entertainment's great Bluray release of The Man From Hong Kong, and is released on the Brian Trenchard Smith theme day of #AUSgust - the Australian Film Month.||14 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStrange Colours Interview Alina Lodkina, Revelation Film Festival, Moaning Lisa - Not A Knife||On this episode, Andrew catches up with director Alina Lodkina to discuss her film Strange Colours. This is easily one of the best films of the year, and well worth seeking out. Andrew then discusses the Revelation Film Festival and all the great films and short films that screened there. Finally, wrapping up, he suggests checking out the great Australian band Moaning Lisa with their song Carrie (I Want a Girl).||9 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAUSgust, Border Politics Director Judy Rymer & Julian Burnside Interview, Elefant Traks 20th Anniversary, Behrouz Boochani's Book - Not A Knife||Back after a short break, Not A Knife has another bumper episode. First up - a rundown of what #AUSgust is and the different themes of the month dedicated to Australian cinema. Then, an interview with Border Politics director Judy Rymer and Human Rights Barrister Julian Burnside. After those bumper segments are two quick segments on Elefant Traks and their 20th anniversary parties, as well as Behrouz Boocahni's book No Friend But the Mountains.||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOut of My Head Director Susanna Styron and Producer Jackie Ochs Interview - Not A Knife||Andrew catches up with director Susanna Styron and producer Jackie Ochs to discuss their documentary Out of My Head - a film that looks at crippling migraines and how they effect lives everywhere around the world. Find more about Out of My Head by visiting the website or by checking out the film at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Check out other great shows on the Auscast Network here. Support The Curb on Patreon. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCurbAU Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TheCurbAU Website: https://www.TheCurb.com.au If you want to get in touch, send an email to TheCurbAU@gmail.com||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRocKabul Director Travis Beard, Subject Lemar and Producer Brooke Silcox - Not A Knife||Andrew's voice is a little shattered this week, so no intro to this episode other than to say... go see RocKabul. Other than that, stick around and listen to the interview with director Travis Beard and band member Lemar, as well as a chat with producer Brooke Silcox. Check RocKabul at the Revelation Film Festival and find more about the documentary here. The closing song is "Modern Nature" by District Unknown. Check out other great shows on the Auscast Network here. Support The Curb on Patreon. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCurbAU Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TheCurbAU Website: https://www.TheCurb.com.au If you want to get in touch, send an email to TheCurbAU@gmail.com||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDisaster Capitalism Director Thor Neureiter Interview - Not A Knife||Director Thor Neureiter joins Andrew to discuss his documentary Disaster Capitalism (one of the must see films at this years Melbourne Documentary Film Festival). On top of this, Thor discusses his role as the Director of Video at Columbia University, and how he got into documentary filmmaking. The interview focuses on how to maintain the truth in documentary filmmaking in the era of 'fake news'.||2 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitResidue Interview with Director Writer Kori Reay-Mackey and Producer Dan Thom - Not A Knife||On this episode of Not A Knife, Andrew sits down with writer/director Kori Reay-Mackey and producer Dan Thom to chat about their upcoming short film Residue. In this discussion, the foundations of the filmmaking process are given a going over - with discussions about the search for a viral hit, how entering advertising competitions shaped the filmmaking perspective, working with bands, and most importantly, the process of getting a first short film off the ground. To support Residue you can head over to the GoFundMe page right here: https://www.gofundme.com/residue Check out the Doritos entry here. Music used in this episode is Decoder Ring's More Than Scarlet. Check out other great shows on the Auscast Network here. Support The Curb on Patreon. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCurbAU Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TheCurbAU Website: https://www.TheCurb.com.au If you want to get in touch, send an email to TheCurbAU@gmail.com||22 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJurassic World Fallen Kingdom, Brothers' Nest, Clayton Jacobson Interview, Disability in Films, Srey Channthy, Refugee Week - Not A Knife||Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, Brothers' Nest, Clayton Jacobson Interview, Disability in Films, Srey Channthy, Refugee Week - Not A Knife||17 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHereditary, Edie, Tully, Sweet Country, Kira Puru - Not A Knife||Hereditary, Edie, Tully, Interview with Sweet Country Director Warwick Thornton, Kira Puru - Molotov||10 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Married couple film podcasts are by far the most entertaining and AB Film Review is no expectation. Andrew and Bernadette's unique brand of arguing bring an often hilarious edge to their insightful film critique. Once I start listening, I can’t stop. Recommended! - Kevin, cinematic randomness
Entertaining and infgormative! Great duo who work well together to make for an enjoyable show