Down Under is bound to be one of the most talked about Australian films of 2016. The black comedy is set in the aftermath of the infamous 2005 Cronulla riots and has divided critics, challenged theatres and - it has to be said - made many, many people laugh. So, we took the director out for kebabs to talk about whether dangerous filmmaking is doable in this day and age.
Straight Outta Compton shows the rise of seminal gangsta rap group N.W.A.
Ice Cube - a.k.a O'Shea Jackson - and his son who plays him in the film, O'Shea Jackson Jr., sat down with The Feed to talk the controversy surrounding the new film.
In particular, why the film which has Ice Cube and Dr Dre as producers, doesn't reference Dr Dre's history of violent attacks on women.
"People are welcome to do their own version of the N.W.A story. There's been a thousand movies about Elvis, we can tolerate a few more N.W.A movies," Cube told SBS.
"That being said, and that put to the side, this is a situation where you could pick and choose what you want to put in the movie. There are things that are bigger that aren't in the movie."
There's at least one thing that you won't see in The Amazing Spider-Man: The Rise of Electro when it opens next week. And that is the character last made famous by Kirsten Dunst: Mary Jane Watson. She was due to be reprised by Shailene Woodley (best known for Divergent, The Descendants and being the new J.Law). All of her scenes have sadly been cut from the final edit of the big budget sequel though. In the above interview Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone talk about why her scenes were dropped.
The interview then shifts into what my wife has since declared to be Shameless-Flirting-With-Emma-Stone-You-Sleep-On-The-Couch-Tonight territory as the comedienne talks about moving to Hollywood at the age of 15 after convincing her parents with the aid of a Powerpoint presentation and clipart.
More importantly, she also made this face:
Which was pretty great.
I really don't get enough opportunities to bring up eye make-up in interviews. Joel answers the campaign to boycott his new movie Exodus. He talks about having Ridley Scott draw eyeliner on him and having a giant sphinx with his face moved to Bondi.
His labour of love Felony is an exceptionally good film. Here's my full triple j review.
How do you feel about political parties knowing exactly what tv shows you watch, or changing the look of their website based on what particular electorate you're in?