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Dr. Maria Walls joins us to introduce a shiny new Madman DVD each week.

Madman DVD Review w/ Clayton Barnett: January 17, 2018

Madman DVD Review w/ Clayton Barnett: January 17, 2018 Madman DVD Review w/ Clayton Barnett: January 17, 2018, 12.68 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Clayton seems to be having a good run of Madman releases that also shone bright at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival. This week it's dark British drama, Lady Macbeth. No, not the Scottish Billy S. wife, but instead a Yorkshire interpretation of a character from Russian literature who (similar to Billy's femme) becomes a sinister product of her oppressive, austere environment.

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: January 10, 2018

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: January 10, 2018 Maria Walls: January 10, 2018, 19.69 MB
Wed 10 Jan 2018

In what is possibly the best Madman DVD Review of all time, Maria reviews Mary & the Witch's Flower psychically. 'Psychically' as in, erm... she hasn't seen it. But instead of skiving off with an excuse, Dr. Walls is still here for the bFM listener. Such is her dedication to the station, folks. You're welcome.

Madman DVD Review w/ Clayton Barnett: December 20, 2017

Madman DVD Review with Clayton Barnett: December 20, 2017 Madman DVD Review with Clayton Barnett: December 20, 2017, 23.77 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

In nominative determinism news: watching the film chosen to close out the NZIFF 2017, Clayton certainly seemed to have a Good Time. Scrappy guerrilla filmmaker brothers Josh and Ben Safdie trace a desperate Constantine (Robert Pattinson) through a hypercolour NYC after a bungled heist. Relentless, an exercise in maintaining tension, and with a soundtrack by Oneohtrix Point Never, Clayton (and now Mike + Rob, it seems) is sold.

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: December 13, 2017

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: December 13, 2017 Maria Walls: December 13, 2017, 16.39 MB
Wed 13 Dec 2017

Rob Bryden and Steve Coogan are back for the third instalment of Michael Winterbottom's Trip series: The Trip to Spain. Starring more Michelin starred restaurants, more stunning scenery, probably too much Chianti, and a painful amount of impressions... Maria, does the recipe still work?

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: December 6, 2017

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: December 6, 2017 Maria Walls: December 6, 2017, 15.47 MB
Wed 6 Dec 2017

Maria introduces us to That's Not Me, an Australian independent comedy film directed by Gregory Erdstein. Polly (Alice Foulcher) dreams of making it as an actor - but her identical twin sister Amy catapults to international stardom. Mistaken for her famous sister at every turn, Polly scrambles to catch up – juggling woeful auditions, painfully awkward dates and her underwhelming job at the local cinema. Maybe there’s no such thing as ‘making it’ after all...

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: November 29, 2017

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: November 29, 2017 Maria Walls: November 29, 2017, 24.52 MB
Wed 29 Nov 2017

A star pick in this year's NZIFF, Maria reviews the roundly praised A Ghost StoryA story of death, human longing and time, David Lowery's (Pete's Dragon) latest feature stars Casey Affleck as a besheeted ghost attempting to connect with his lost love (Rooney Mara).

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: November 23, 2017

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: November 23, 2017 Maria Walls: November 23, 2017, 31.6 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

For all you conspiracy theorists and anti-establishment wonks out there, Maria's got a film for you. From the brains of Michael Moore, Glenn Greenwald and Amy Goodman comes All Governments Lie, a documentary that looks at journalistic ethics in the age of spin and 'fake news'.

Madman DVD Review w/ Clayton Barnett: November 15, 2017

Madman DVD Review w/ Clayton Barnett: November 15, 2017 Madman DVD Review w/ Clayton Barnett: November 15, 2017, 14.62 MB
Wed 15 Nov 2017

Clayton, who was given the incorrect arrival time, reviewed Your Name, directed by Makoto Shinkai (Japan, 2016).

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: November 8, 2017

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: November 8, 2017 Maria Walls: November 8, 2017, 15.67 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

Adapted from playwright David Harrower's controversial work Blackbird, Una stars Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara in a story of disturbing relationships and confronting the past.

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: November 1, 2017

Madman DVD Review w/ Dr. Maria Walls: November 1, 2017 Maria Walls: November 1, 2017, 18.29 MB
Wed 1 Nov 2017

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?