Dr. Maria talks to us about the packet of amber soaked weirdness that is Neruda. The odd bio/noir/farce hybrid centers on fascist police chief Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal) as he searches for fugitive communist poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) in a cartoonish game of cat and mouse. The 2016 film comes widely acclaimed, but Maria... is it any good?
Clayton reviews winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Picture, The Salesman. This Tehran production leverages Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman to provide illuminating insight into life in Iran.
Dr. Maria talks to us about the part biopic, part reconstruction, part pack-of-fibs that is Becoming Bond. The odd doco/bio hybrid centers on the Bond film canon's only single shot 007 player, the Australian car mechanic turned model George Lazenby. Narrated by Lazenby himself, how did Maria enjoy a film on the man Dame Diana Rigg once described as: "...obsess[ed] with himself ...utterly, unbelievably ... bloody impossible"?
Dr. Maria Walls joins Mikey to chat about Risk. A documentary which focuses on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Capturing this story, director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.