Film Versus Film

A nerdy and fun comparison of two films by a Film Professor, Comedian and Cinephile who grew up together watching movies in the 90’s. Featuring Craig Anderson, Bruce Isaacs and Herschel Isaacs.

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Film Versus Film
New Episode Every Monday

Does the Oscar winner Greenbook do a better job of dealing with race then the Richard Pryor film The ToyWhat do Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite and 70’s horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre tell us about family? Is there any difference between Revenge Of The Nerds and Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart?

We’ll be exploring these questions and many more. We’ll also shout out to some of the Western Sydney institutes that made us love film. The video stores, drive-ins, and our public High School in the nineties!

Join Associate Professor of Film Studies at The University of Sydney, Bruce Isaacs, his identical twin brother and cinephile Herschel Isaacs, and comical filmmaker Craig Anderson, three nerds who grew up together loving movies.

Recorded on Gadigal country by three boys who grew up on Dharug land.

Presented in association with the University Of Sydney.


Thursday Mar 14, 2024

Join us as we wrap up the Oscars for 2024 as well as draft the seven best "Best Picture" winners from the year 2000 onward. Trivia, fun and academia.

Sunday Mar 03, 2024

With one week out from the Oscars, we talk through our predictions for the top awards and our favorite films of 2023. We've watched them so you don't have to!

Sunday Feb 25, 2024

Join us as we draft the 10 Worst "Best Picture Winners" from the Oscars from the past 23 years. Then, join us next week for our predictions for 2024, followed by our 'results card' and finally an episode where we draft the 10 Best from the new millennium. Normal episodes will resume shortly after.

Sunday Dec 17, 2023

We're taking take on two classics of the Holiday season. Both films have become iconic Christmas classics and both films are about a patriarch, on Christmas Eve dealing with family tensions, work tensions and that annoying wooden staircase railing. It's Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life Versus National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Tales From Western Sydney

Sunday Dec 10, 2023

Sunday Dec 10, 2023

Listen as we further expand on growing up on Dharug land in Western Sydney. A space that has defined us as people and influenced our cultural and political perspectives for the better. Join us as we create a map of memories that are also strongly linked to our love of film!

Sunday Dec 03, 2023

After a slew of upsets on our “Worst 10” Draft, the team returns to rank the Ten Best films that we’ve covered over the first year on the Podcast. Join us for Trivia, strategy, betrayal and drama as we fight over the Top 10. With special guest - Poppy McKinnon.

Sunday Nov 26, 2023

Join us as we rank the 10 Worst Films that we've covered on the podcast so far in an exciting drafting game. Will Borat make the Top 10 Worst? Will the grubby assault storyline in Revenge of the Nerds push it to the bottom? Or will Ron Silver’s over-the-top performance place Blue Steel in last position? Listen as we battle it out!

Sunday Nov 19, 2023

Two of the most iconic films of all time! Films that reset the mold, caused decades of philosophical discussion and feature a protagonist who ventured into a world that is similar, yet different to our own. Join us for 1939’s The Wizard of Oz versus 1999’s The Matrix.

Monday Nov 13, 2023

Two police stories set in the big city! One film stars Jamie Lee Curtis as a rookie cop who is being gas-lit by a psychopath, and the other stars a slew of Hollywood leading men in a movie full of intrigue. This week we’re looking at Kathryn Bigelow's Blue Steel and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed.

Monday Nov 06, 2023

Two fish-out-of-water comedies that took the world by storm, both of them broke box office records, both of them expanded the cultural lexicon and both films took their TV star lead actors all the way to the oscars. Today we’re talking about Crocodile Dundee and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

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