Nov. 12, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST
my first first!!
my first first!!
my first first!!
my first first!!
my first first!!
Nov. 12, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST
It's like we're edging towards an era of car crash Cinema, where the lines between decency and bad taste are blurred so much that not even the censors know the difference.
Nov. 12, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST
Sorry loaded too many times
Nov. 12, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST
...is what Monsters is.
Nov. 12, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST
...and it still hasn't improved a bit. Even the lame "next week" jokes are still there.
Nov. 12, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST
by I Max U Mini
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Nov. 12, 2010, 7 p.m. CST
The baby Jesus cry. Misogynists!
Nov. 12, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST
by The Mothman
...are a bit more open-minded than the Americans (if you assume This Film Is Not Yet Rated is true-ish), but I agree, a few changes need to happen. That said I don't think a massive overhaul is needed. We need an R-rating for video games and the R-rating for films needs to be used more selectively. I was bitterly disappointed to miss Fight Club and American Psycho in the cinema because they were rated R, and although they were definitely adult films, content-wise they weren't as bad as any Saw, the majority of which seem to skate through on an MA. Banning is almost never a solution because, as history has shown us, you ban something, you make it sought after and you publicise it, which a lot of the time is the intention anyway. If real sex is going on, slap an R on it for 'actual sexual activity' and let discerning viewers decide if it's poorly disguised porn.
Nov. 12, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST
That got banned as well. Its also really strange as MIFF screened the first movie Otto with no problems.
Nov. 12, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST
by Hardboiled Wonderland
I had no idea about this film, cheers Latauro.
Nov. 12, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST
and scrolled down to post this
Nov. 12, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST
Wolstencroft's commitment to free speech is fairly dubious given that he recently had my blog shut down for exposing him as a racist extremist and Nazi apologist. I have a new one discussing it at: http://is.gd/gZhl6
Nov. 12, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST
you're grinding?...I'm open minded but rather than bitch like a baby about your blog, simply link directly to some genuine evidence..otherwise I'd be inclined to agree your shit should have been pulled. Put up or shut up otherwise you sound like a bunch of sour grapes.. Happy to be proven wrong if you have genuine evidence (and please, not the kind global warming denialists proffer, thanks)
Nov. 12, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST
http://tinyurl.com/3actvz6 Unfortunately its all a bit 'he said this but now it's been removed'. So OK maybe he's a douchebag but he seems infinitely more in the mold of a huckster than a genuine facist, it still smells like your grinding a little axe while playing a violin
Nov. 13, 2010, 4:45 a.m. CST
He thinks his Melbourne Underground Film Festival is so good, but it's just an excuse for him to magnify his ego. He's a joke. <P> In the age article he was trying to argue that if the police had of raided, the film would not have been shown, and that it was therefore their fault, not his. In other words, he's too much of a coward to take responsibility for his actions. <p> If he was willing to go down for his principles, he might deserve some respect, but his comments show that he is just another hypocritical australian filmmaker.
Nov. 13, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST
is easily WORLD CLASS genre cinema. My girl and I were the only ones in the cinema and all I could think was this movie is fucking great, but it would be AMAZING with a whole audience squirming alongside. I've sinced tried to convince others to see it without giving too much away, but they will see it after they see Jackass 3... >huff<
Nov. 13, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST
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Nov. 13, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST
What kind of backward system presumes media to be banned unless the government has first approved it? I hereby revoke Australia's sovereignty until they get this mess straightened out. Please post all proposed government action in this talkback for me to approve or veto until further notice.
Nov. 13, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST
I have to wonder how many of them are more about sour grapes than any genuine concern about racism or fascism... <p> I encourage anyone curious to read a bit before taking the word of any douchebags here. Australian cinema has been in the shithole for quite a few years now and the very least you can say for the Melbourne Underground Film Festival is that it challenges the notions of what is popular cinema instead of the cliches Australian writers and directors have been forced to pursue to get government assistance. <p> Ok so Walstencroft sounds like a bit of a tosser, but anyone curious enough should hear both sides.. <p> http://tinyurl.com/39u5soa
Nov. 13, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST
It's only been about a week since the announcement.
Nov. 14, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST
by Missing Dink
Doing it 5 times in a row makes you totally invisible to success or women.
Nov. 14, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST
I'm not a douche, and I'm willing to bet that you aren't either. Calling people names is no way to influence people. <p> My beef with Walstencroft has to do with his psuedo intellectualism. His simplistic characterization of political philosophy into left and right camps indicates that he is ridiculously uninformed. <p> From the article you linked, it's clear that he sees himself as a conservative. However, unlike most conservatives he doesn't appear to have an overly healthy respect for law and order. He thinks that rules should be different for him, and that it is ok, for him, to break the law. Regardless of the appropriateness of the censorship laws in Australia, they do presently exist. Breaking those laws is just as bad as breaking any other. If he wants to campaign against censorship using a conservative philosophical approach, then good luck to him. But attacking the laws that he has purposefully broken doesn't make him a hero. Rather, it makes a damned hypocrite.
Nov. 14, 2010, 4:13 a.m. CST
What fucking bollocks. <p> Firstly your use of the term 'Un-Australian' makes me instantly suspicious..that's kind of populist lame brained drivel idiots carry on with. NOTHING is essentially 'Australian' or 'Un-Australian'...anymore than the same could be said in any other country. <p> I've recognized the guy is obviously intentionally controversial, whether that's 'psuedo' intellectual is utterly beside the point. The guy is doing more for filmakers than you or I and honestly FUCK the rule of law when it comes to censorship because it's long been a joke..and if you don't know THAT, you don't know ANYTHING.
Nov. 14, 2010, 5:45 a.m. CST
I don't want to give you a tutorial in first year philosophy, but it would do you some good to learn about the cultural values that characterise underlying societal assumptions. You will discover that different groups have different values. In Australia, we value many things. Sport, Success, Freedom, National Defence. National Icons like the ANZAC digger, or Phar Lap reflect our underlying values. Another value held by most Australians is a commitment to the rule of law. <p> When values that held dear by Australians are violated, it is actually quite appropriate to describe the violator as un-Australian. It is un-Australian to attack Anzacs. It is un-Australian to deny that Phar Lap was one of the greatest racehorses that ever won the Melbourne Cup. Likewise, it is un-Australian to fail to respect the rule of law. Wolstencraft is un-Australian. This is not opinion. It is fact. He will pay for his crime, and he will be convicted, and if that screws up his career, then so be it. <p> I'm all for supporting Indie Films, and would love to see an explosion in ozploitation cinema. However, I don't think the MUFF really helps. The reason why Ozploitation took off in the first place was because of extremely generous taxation arrangements that were legislated by the federal government during the late 70s and early 80s. These arrangements actually rewarded producers when their films lost money. Arrangements that are in place right now are designed to only really encourage films that have a chance of making money, unless their pitched as cultural artifacts like the horrible film Australia. The consequence is that their is less support for indie film makers.
Nov. 14, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST
Spare me the lecture, what a load of populist brain dead drivel.
Nov. 14, 2010, 6 a.m. CST
No, YOU...this is YOUR interpretation of what WE hold dear. I don't fucking hold Sport or Success DEAR. What insane babbling are you on about? You're crapping on like a drop kick reject from One Nation or some vile McDonalds TV ad. You don't talk for me...and your ideas about what constitutes supposedly 'australian' values are a checklist of one-eyed cliches. You're simply no better than the man you're slagging off.
Nov. 14, 2010, 6:04 a.m. CST
tutorial spouting than inane grade 1 garbage. And don't blame me you obviously lack enough self awareness to realize your utterly guilty of the same 'psuedo intellect' you're accusing the other dickhead of. <p> It really is idiots like you who keep our culture so fucking infantile and precious. <p>
Nov. 14, 2010, 6:06 a.m. CST
which makes the rest of your rant even less sensible.
Nov. 14, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST
Why the anger?