I’m a critic who has haunted RTRFM since 2010, where I debuted on Breakfast with reviews of Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom and Glee: S1. It’s all been downhill since there. I co-host Movie Squad with Tristan Fidler, during which you can hear me argue about putting more Kanye West on the playlist.
Serendipitously! At uni, I studied Broadcast Journalism under the tutelage of former Breakfast host Peter Barr. Later, I would feature him as the voice of reason in my documentary on the Perth music scene. (It seemed sensible at the time.) Then, in 2010, having been working as a film critic for a couple of years, RTRFM summoned me to dust off the DVD on the Radio segment, where I was reunited with my old sensei on the air. After five years of baffling in-jokes and frequent MASH references, DVD on the Radio was retired and I was honoured to join the proud lineage of Movie Squad critics. You can now hear me on Friday mornings with Tristan Fidler and current Breakfast host Caitlin Nienaber. The in-jokes remain baffling.
The RTRFM community, of course. I have such fond memories of goofing around with good friends on the air, volunteering in the Radiothon phone room with strangers (and then grabbing a bite to eat) and writing inscrutable quiz questions with Tristan Fidler and Paul Grace. There have been times I’ve sat in the office twiddling my thumbs awaiting phone calls from tardy interview subjects, spending my time instead making conversation with RTRFM presenters, staff and sometimes even listeners, as they wander through RTRFM’s corridors. The second best thing is the free biscuits.
I once had to camp out in the studio for three hours, in anticipation of a frustratingly late call from Paul Thomas Anderson.
Soulsides, because… have you heard Soulsides?
I’m editor of Student Edge, where I am also head critic (of film, music and, increasingly, Kanye West sermons). I regularly contribute to The Guardian and Junkee. My spare time is spent with my wife and our sneakers.
15th December 2017
Every week on Breakfast with Caitlin, Tristan Fidler and Simon Miraudo walk us through the best […]
8th December 2017
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24th November 2017
This week in our trip to the big screen we say our good bye to the […]
17th November 2017
In the seat again this week with our trusty film supervisors Tristan Fidler and Simon Miraudo, […]
10th November 2017
This week on Movie Squad we revisit a classic from Author Agatha Christie And delve into […]
27th October 2017
Jump in this special screening from our two movie buff’s Simon Miraudo and Tristan Fidler, here […]
20th October 2017
In this weeks edition of Movie Squad, Tristan Fidler reports back on Noah Baumbach‘s The Meyerowitz […]
13th October 2017
In Fashion of Friday the 13th, Our two movie buffs Tristan Fidler and Simon Miraudo serve […]