PODCAST: Plato’s Cave – September 6th

On this week’s episode of Plato’s Cave the team review Theorem (DVD), Page One: Inside the New York Times and Kidnapped, plus we discuss the issues raised in a recent article by UK film critic Mark Kermode, “How to make an intelligent blockbuster and not alienate people”. With Josh Nelson, Tara Judah and Thomas Caldwell. […]

REVIEW: Jackass 3D

At a recent screening of Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom in Toronto, the filmmaker John Waters was prompted to remark on the similarities between Pasolini’s infamous work and Jackass 3D, the third cinematic release inspired by the MTV stunt show. Pointing to the unruly qualities of both films, Waters noted that, “all the […]

FEATURE: John Waters On Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

To say that director John Waters has a fondness for excess is perhaps to put things mildly. For the man William S. Burroughs once dubbed “the pope of trash”, Waters has carved out a reputation through his filmmaking for transgressing sexual norms and embracing social taboo. And while the early extremes of Multiple Maniacs (1970) […]