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93 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Ep 19 - Under The Silver Lake
The mystery of our generation or a cynical indulgent mess? A sprawling ambitious endeavour, or an incoherent web of nothing? These are just some of the reviews of our podcast so far, but hey at least our lengthy tangents are in keeping with the movie's themes this week as we discuss David Robert Mitchell's sun drenched LA noir Under The Silver Lake. Destined for cult status, or soon to be forgotten?
85 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Ep 18 - Cosmopolis
A lot of the films we cover here are divisive, but you won't find many that split a crowd like Cosmopolis. David Cronenberg leaves his throne as king of body horror to diagnose our modern capitalism horror so get in your favourite limo and hit play as Dave deconstructs some of the themes and Josh uhhh, talks about the vibes and stuff.
63 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
Ep 17 - Deadly Friend
Is there something to be found in this Frankenstein'd mess of studio intervention and directors vision, or has it been totally compromised like a sweet little robot boy being blasted away by a nasty old lady? The boys take a look at Wes Craven's Deadly Friend and ask if there's a cult audience waiting in the wings for this forgotten messy entry into the "weird little guy" cinema canon.
61 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Ep 16 - Hollow Man
The Dutch master of voyeurism has one last crack at a hit in the US, we discuss whether it has any value, or if we can see right through it...
83 minutes | May 24, 2021
Ep 15 - Cruising
Psst, hey you - you looking for a good time? How about listening to three film lovers discuss William Friedkin's controversial 1980 film starring Al Pacino? You sicko
72 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Ep 14 - Midnight Special
It's not about the destination, it's about the film conversations we have along the way... or something. And this week we're talking Midnight Special, the movie that was meant to take Jeff Nichols to the big time. We try to figure why it didn't quite do that, and discuss what works and what doesn't along the way.
116 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Ep 13 - Inherent Vice
This week we get to the bottom of PTA's much maligned Inherent Vice, figuring out the reputation of the film, and attempting to decipher the many strands of the movie itself, if that even matters man... Light up a doob as we ask the question, what actually is up, Doc?
82 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Ep 12 - Convoy
This week the boys record the show via CB radio to discuss famous comedy director Sam Peckinpah's trucker movie Convoy! Questions arise such as, would Peckinpah's 220 minute cut be better? And what's the deal with those holes in the toilet cubicle walls at all the truck stops?
106 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Ep 11 - The Trial of the Chicago 7
We walk n' Sorkin our way through Oscar favourite Trial of the Chicago 7 to rule on whether it rocks or stinks.
96 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Ep 10 - Mank
In the first of our Oscar season eps we take a look at a Movie about old Hollywood starring a legendary older actor... and it got nominated? Hmm surprising. So David Fincher's Mank, is it a wank, or does it walk straight to the bank? And do these rhymes actually work? Listen now to find out!
91 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Ep 09 - Mimic
The gang attempt to shed a light into the dank dark sewers of Guillermo Del Toro's filmography to see if they can find something salvageable in his first big studio picture, Mimic.
112 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Ep 08 - Eyes Wide Shut
Come on a mysterious odyssey of amateur film analysis as we explore Kubrick's misunderstood masterpiece Eyes Wide Shut, and ask the question, did Kubrick fuck?
78 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Ep 07 - Hulk (2003)
Men will literally turn into a big green Hulk instead of going to therapy, but having Nick Nolte as your dad doesn't help. This week on Misdirection we discuss the merits of Ang Lee's take on Angry Man(tm).
94 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Ep 06 - Drag Me To Hell
Special guest (dis)respected film critic Ash Love-Wheeler joins the show to drag Dave's opinion to hell... though maybe not as much as Josh would like.
108 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Ep 05 - Ishtar
The gang argues about Ishtar
92 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Ep 04 - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
We're back, and just in time to defend Tarantino, who was in great need of our rescuing. If it was trite to make feet jokes about QT, and now it's trite to even ironically joke about it, does that mean it's come full circle and it's funny to make feet jokes about him again? We dare to find out. Brave.
86 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Ep 03 - The Counsellor
Rob dies a little inside, Dave recounts his childhood trauma, and Josh is transfixed by something that doesn't sit right, welcome to this week's episode of the Misdirection pod. This will be the last episode until restrictions ease in Melbourne :(
89 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Ep 02 - The Bling Ring
Our little film ring takes on The Bling Ring in a to the death street fight
94 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Dune - 01
We try to wrestle with the giant sand worm that is David Lynch's adaptation of Dune.
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