Ever pulled an all-nighter to watch Breaking Bad? Does Game of Thrones dominate the discussion in your workplace? Big Little Lies? The Handmaid’s Tale? Welcome to the golden age of television, where television programs are so good, they rival what’s on the big screen. Even better, you don’t have to leave your house, with streaming services bringing the most binge worthy shows direct to your living room. Our resident film buff, Bruce Isaacs, will delve into this radical viewing shift – the ‘HBO Turn’ and discuss whether there’s still a place for the big screen in our lives.
With a doctorate in film and 15 years of study under his belt, Bruce Isaacs knows a thing or two about the movie business. His research interests span everything from film production to 3D movies and American cinema. His impressive resume also includes a string of interesting research projects, most recently including analyses of Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron and Quentin Tarantino. He’s a regular on the advisory panel at the Sydney Film Festival, and a lecturer film studies department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.