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Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler review movies every Friday morning on Breakfast With Taylah. Now they have their very own podcast that you can subscribe to and listen to!

The Movie Squad RTRFM podcast is where you can hear Simon, Tristan and special guests discuss movies at length and in detail, covering every kind of topic and every type of movie, from blockbuster extravaganzas to arthouse fare, from celluloid excellence to glorious trash! The podcast promises to be a fortnightly mix of new original movie chats recorded especially for the podcast and compilations of our most recent reviews to provide a helpful guide as to what to see at the movies!

Remember: if you need a movie reviewed... call the Movie Squad!

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Episodes

Monday 25th March 2019

‘Fascinating Failures’ with Special Guest Janice Loreck (Movie Squad Podcast Episode #12)

Look, most movies are fine. Some movies are great. A lot of movies suck. But the special few? These are the 'Fascinating Failures', and it's to these feathered fish that Movie Squad hosts Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler turn their attention today! They're joined by friend-of-the-show Janice Loreck to talk (and, mostly, laugh) about the objectively terrible movies they're a bit obsessed with, from mother! to Southland Tales (not to mention 1941, The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Counsellor and Bram Stoker's Dracula). You better believe we jam-packed this wild episode with incriminating sound clips from the 'fascinating failures' themselves to make our case.

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Monday 11th March 2019

‘Rok Riley’s Favourite Movies’ with Special Guest Rok Riley (Movie Squad Podcast Episode #11)

For our 11th episode of the official Movie Squad podcast, we sit down with a radio legend, Rok Riley, the host of the long-running, popular Friday Full Frequency. Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler chat with Riley about her movie-watching habits growing up with her family, discuss how childhood favourites shape our future tastes, and the difficulty in finding time to watch new movies when you are the busiest DJ in town. Then we explore Rok Riley's Favourite Movies, which covers a broad range including a Chevy Chase comedy classic to early Quentin Tarantino to a hip-hop concert movie about a "retirement" that never lasted. It's a fun, engaging chat that proves, to paraphrase the Full Frequency theme song, "movies make us lose control!"

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Monday 25th February 2019

‘The (Too-Early) Best Movies of 2019 So Far’ (Movie Squad Podcast Episode #10)

We're 1/6th of the way into 2019 and, amazingly, your Movie Squad hosts Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler have seen multiple films they've actually enjoyed! In this very special edition of the Movie Squad podcast, Simon and Tristan look back on the year that (barely) was and share reviews of their fave releases (so far). Listen in as they tell RTRFM's Breakfast host Taylah Strano all about If Beale Street Could Talk, rap about Happy Death Day 2U and Border with Teri Campbell, and get stuck into the incendiary Vox Lux with Em Burrows, before talking about another duo only slightly less iconic than themselves: Stan & Ollie. Keep up with Simon and Tristan's weekly reviews by tuning into RTRFM 92.1 at 7:30am WST every Friday. And be sure to keep an eye on your podcast feed for some exclusive upcoming episodes with even more special guests...

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Monday 11th February 2019

‘Do Over Oscars’ with Special Guest Nathan Beard (Movie Squad Podcast Episode #9)

"It's a wonderful night for Oscar, Oscar, Oscar..." That's what Billy Crystal used to sing when he'd host the Academy Awards, but was it always a wonderful night for great cinema? Were Oscar winners always justified and Oscar losers robbed of just acknowledgement? For this special episode of the Movie Squad podcast, we honour Oscar season by rewriting the past and holding our own 'Do Over Oscars' - looking back at which past winners (in all categories) should be re-evaluated and handed to the rightful nominee! Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler are joined by acclaimed artist Nathan Beard who shares his love of the Oscars - ranking his favourite award categories, for example - and sharing his picks for which Oscar winners need to be handed back and redistributed. Who didn't deserve Best Director in a year when Robert Altman and David Lynch were in the nominee pool? Should the category of Best Original Song be done away with completely? And which hideous-looking movie unbelievably won the Best Costume category? The Oscars will never be the same after this round table!

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Monday 28th January 2019

‘1999’ with Special Guests Libby Noble & Rhian Todhunter (Movie Squad Podcast Episode #8)

We just wanna go back, back to 1999, to take a ride in our old cinematic neighbourhood! Taking a cue from Charli XCX, our Movie Squad reviewers Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler are joined by RTRFM's new Out to Lunch (Monday) duo Libby Noble and Rhian Todhunter to talk the films of 1999! Listen to them reflect on the best, worst and weirdest trends from 20 years back, and re-evaluate films like Fight Club, Magnolia, American Beauty, Being John Malkovich, The Blair Witch Project and many, many more. Is it really the 'great' year for cinema everyone remembers it to be? Why did everyone go so crazy for The Cider House Rules? And how come Tom Cruise played so many psychosexual weirdos? We get into it.

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Monday 14th January 2019

‘Netflix Originals’ with Special Guest Janice Loreck (Movie Squad Podcast Episode #7)

Welcome to 2019 and a brand new year of movie viewing and movie reviewing! From the pre-recorded vaults of 2018, Movie Squad reviewers Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler present to you, dear listener, this episode for the holiday period. It's all about Netflix and Netflix Originals, the movies that the streaming service either produces or acquires and then stamps "Netflix Original" over the title. We are joined by film academic and writer Janice Loreck to discuss our favourite (as well as our least favourite) Netflix movies while thinking about what streaming services have both added and subtracted to the cinematic form. Among the titles we discuss include Set It Up, AnnihilationThe Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)Bright, 1922, and a whole lot more!

Please note: this was recorded in later 2018, so we unfortunately miss out discussing recent releases like The Ballad Of Buster ScruggsRoma, and Bird Box.

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Monday 24th December 2018

‘Best of 2018 Awards’ with Special Guest Caitlin Nienaber (Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast Episode #6)

Cancel the Oscars. Boycott the Golden Globes. And who even let the People hold a People's Choice Awards ceremony anyway? All that matters at the end of 2018 is the First Annual Movie Squad Awards! In this episode of the Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast, presenters Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler hand out prizes in such prestigious categories as 'Sexiest Supporting Villain', 'Worst Best Friend', 'Most Thieves' and, of course, 'Weirdest Sex Scene' (plus so much more). Then, former Breakfast presenter Caitlin Nienaber reunites with the Squad to share her fave films of 2018, before Simon and Tristan share their individual Top 10 Films of the Year. Enjoy!

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Monday 10th December 2018

‘Holiday Movies’ with Special Guest Andrea Gibbs (Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast Episode #5)

It's that most wonderful time of year... the Holidays! A time for celebrating with loved ones, sure, but more importantly, a time to watch movies! For the fifth episode of the Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast, presenters Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler seek to broaden the canon of Holiday Movies, to push beyond Christmas-themed movies like Gremlins and the 'Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?' debates and explore new titles that symbolise what holidays mean for all of us! They welcome special guest, the talented comedian/actor/radio presenter (and so much more!) Andrea Gibbs who picks her five favourite Holiday Movies with unexpected, amazing results (including such sights as Ben Mendelsohn being dodgy, baseball teams, and grisly-death-by-lasers, etc.). Then, Simon and Tristan present their own lists of non-denominational Holiday Movies for Andrea to judge and select if they are worthy of becoming canon (not all make the cut!). Please enjoy this cracker of an episode!

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Monday 26th November 2018

‘Music Movies’ with Special Guests Boots Riley & Ofa Fotu (Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast Episode #4)

Everybody dance... now? In the fourth episode of the Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast, your musically-illiterate hosts Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler sit down for an hour-long chat with a true expert in sight and sounds, Ofa Fotu of Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics, to discuss their favourite "music movies". That wide-ranging topic includes everything from musicals, music documentaries, movie soundtracks and more. (Some of Ofa's faves: The Wiz, Dawn of the Dead, The Bodyguard and... Demolition Man.) Then, Tristan interviews musician-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley about his rollicking new satire Sorry to Bother You! The Movie Squad Podcast: It's the only place you'll get a thoughtful discussion of Kevin Costner's musical talents and a dramatic reading of scenes from Vanilla Ice's tour de force Cool As Ice.

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Monday 12th November 2018

‘Biopics’ with Special Guest Adriane Daff (Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast Episode #3)

Welcome to the third episode of the Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast with your hosts Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler, presenting your regular helping of movie chat, which you can subscribe to and download for your personal audio enjoyment! For this conversation specially recorded for the podcast, we are joined by actor, writer and theatre maker Adriane Daff from the theatre collective The Last Great Hunt (who have recently announced work premiering in the 2019 Perth Festival with Le Nor) to discuss the genre of Biopics! With the recent Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, scoring big at the box office (but not so much with critics), we discuss the Best and Worst of Biopics from the past decades, offering our own personal favourites, analysing what specifically defines a biopic, examining why its a genre that is a clear route to the Oscars for an actor, and mining all the pitfalls that can occur when portraying someone famous - all the prosthetics, accents, wigs, historical accuracy/inaccuracy, 'print the legend' myth-making, outdated codes of representation and much, much more! This is a fun, free-wheeling discussion that provides keen insights and big laughs! Enjoy!

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Monday 29th October 2018

‘Suspiria’ and ‘Halloween’ with Special Guest Jason Blum (Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast Episode #2)

Welcome to the spoooky second episode of the Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast, where your hosts Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler offer you regular servings of movie chat, which you can subscribe to and download for your listening pleasure! This week, the Squad gives their souls to the dance, reviewing Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's classic horror flick Suspiria. Then, just in time for Halloween, they share some of their favourite new horror discoveries. Finally, Tristan chats to horror maestro Jason Blum (producer of Get Out, Happy Death Day, Paranormal Activity and more) and the duo joins Taylah Strano to review the latest entry in the Halloween saga.

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

Friday 5th October 2018

‘2001’ with Special Guest Janice Loreck (Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast Episode #1)

Welcome to the first episode of the Movie Squad RTRFM Podcast, where your hosts Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler offer you regular servings of movie chat, which you can subscribe to and download for your listening pleasure! Recorded especially for this podcast, we provide two segments of movie discussion with our Special Guest, film academic Janice Loreck. Firstly, we take a new look at a classic with Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), which was re-released into cinemas earlier in the year for its 50th anniversary, and discuss what makes it so great and relevant after all this time. Then, we decide to re-examine 2001, The Year In Cinema, by discussing what defined movies in 2001 as well as our personal selections for the Worst and Best Movies released then.

Theme music by Eddie Electric. Logo by Stage Left Design. Production assistance from Eddie Curtis and Chris Webb.

You can listen using the play audio button. If you are on the Movie Squad podcast page you can download the podcast. The page is here.

All live musical performances are included in our podcasts with the express permission of artists, who reserve all other rights in their music. All music used in our podcasts is licensed under an APRA Community Broadcasting license agreement.