PODCAST: ABC 774 – 14th August

In this week’s Friday Film segment I chat with Raf about the Australian road movie Last Cab to Darwin starring Michael Caton, and preview Pasolini from the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). Plus, talkback on ‘worst on-screen accents’ on Drive with Rafael Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne.

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) […]