We're going to keep this one uncharacteristically short, because we're all kinda wiped from 2018. And frankly, nobody needs a long read on New Year's Eve. Or New Year’s Day. In fact, regardless of the date you’re reading this, we’re just going to assume you have somewhere to be.
So let's just take a quick moment to look back at the really amazing year we had on Hyphenates. We celebrated our episode number 100 in front of a not-unimpressive crowd at the Melbourne International Film Festival, and we gifted with a nonstop stream of impressive guests who all came by to talk about their love of film.
We had a surprising number of Aussie performer/filmmaker hybrids, with appearances from brilliant actor/directors Daina Reid (The Handmaid’s Tale), Abe Forsythe (Down Under), and Ming-Zhu Hii (Intrusion).
We had a blast with award-winning film and TV director Corrie Chen (Homecoming Queens), critic and Melbourne Cinemateque programmer Eloise Ross, and filmmaker/critic/festival programmer Briony Kidd.
We also Skyped in some incredible American guests, chatting with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, Brick star Noah Segan, Queen of Earth filmmaker Alex Ross Perry, and Seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker.
Then, for the hell of it, we turned to iconic Aussie horror film Wolf Creek for our big episodes, with writer/director Greg McLean helping us to celebrate our 100th show, and star Cassandra Magrath joining us to see out the year.
And check out the incredible filmmakers we covered in 2018! We dug into the complete filmographies of the names behind some of American cinema's greatest works, looking at everything made by William Friedkin, Alan J Pakula, and Ridley Scott.
We dipped our toe into European cinema with two of the continent's most notable filmmakers, Wim Wenders and Lars Von Trier.
South Korea had a decent showing, as we devoted episodes to the films of Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho.
But it wasn't all dark and moody cinema; we kept things light as we dove into the works of modern comic filmmaker greats Nora Ephron and John Hughes.
We checked out some of cinema's most interesting multi-hyphenates, with editor-turned-director Robert Wise, actor-turned-director Dennis Hopper, and visual artist-turned-director Steve McQueen.
We hope you were entertained, amused, and enlightened by our episodes, and we'd like to thank you all for listening. See you in 2019…
PS: The most anticipated film of 2019 is Martin Scorsese's Silence.