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Lido Cinemas

Let's talk about it. 

We get together to discuss a new release. Why reboot that franchise? How does that film speak to our political climate? What did you think of the cinematography? Why is Hollywood still casting James Corden in musicals? Whether it’s great, good, bad, or somewhere in between – no film isn’t worth breaking down.

Entry to Reel Talk is FREE, film tickets to the session prior to the discussion are standard price points. 

We will also host special introductions to retro films from film experts at select sessions. See below for session times.

Hosted by Swinburne Media and Communications

Program

Thor: Love and Thunder – Thursday 6 July (hosted by Liam Burke)

The Black Phone – Thursday 21 July (hosted by Jessica Balanzategui)

Nope – Thursday 11 August (hosted by Jessica Balanzategui and Andy Lynch)

Dr Jessica Balanzategui is Senior Lecturer in Cinema and Screen Studies at Swinburne University of Technology, where she is also the Deputy Director of the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies. Her widely published research focuses on entertainment cultures and aesthetics, in particular screen genres and how they are impacted by technological, industrial, and cultural change.

Associate Professor Liam Burke is the discipline leader of Cinema and Screen Studies at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia where he is also a member of the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies. Liam has published widely on comic books, animation, adaptation, and media and national identity.

Dr Andrew Lynch teaches Cinema and Screen studies at Swinburne University of Technology. His research examines topics including "prestige" television, genre development in sci-fi, horror and fantasy television, and the diverse approaches of niche streaming services.