Radio National end-of-year film show

thefavoriteGuesting on ABC Radio National’s year-end 2018 show, with Philippa Hawker and Jason Di Rosso. Continue reading “Radio National end-of-year film show”


Sisters of death: Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled

beguiledBack in 1971, as Hollywood tough guy Clint Eastwood was just entering his macho Dirty Harry phase, he and genre director Don Siegel made the lurid Civil War thriller The Beguiled, in which Clint plays a wounded Yankee solider taken in by a house full of Southern women — who proceed to fawn, fight over, and then gradually emasculate him. Continue reading “Sisters of death: Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled