jk IN the immortal words of The Offspring, Jackass’s Johnny Knoxville has truly carved a niche for himself as the ‘original prankster’. In town to promote his latest offering – Bad Grandpa – Knoxville lived up to his reputation and bent the rules when it came to picking a Five Star Film. Instead he offered five classic choices, many which you wouldn’t expect.“I have so many favourite films but in terms of comedy, Blazing Saddles. I love Mel Brooks. That pushed it as far as you could possibly push it, you know? Doctor Strangelove is a great movie and I also love A Face In The Crowd by Elia Kazan. Harold and Maude and Peter Sellers’ Being There are other favourites.” 


Maria Lewis - follow Maria on Twitter here: @moviemazz or on top-rating film podcast Pod Save Our Screen, available now on iTunes.


Sydney, Australia. Getting her start as a police reporter, her writing on pop culture has appeared in publications such as the New York Post, Guardian, Penthouse, The Daily Mail, Empire Magazine, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, i09, Junkee and many more. Previously seen as a presenter on SBS Viceland’s nightly news program The Feed and as the host of Cleverfan on ABC, she has been a journalist for over 15 years.

Her best-selling debut novel Who's Afraid? was published in 2016, followed by its sequel Who’s Afraid Too? in 2017, which was nominated for Best Horror Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2018. Who’s Afraid? is being developed for television by the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Hoodlum Entertainment. Her Young Adult debut, It Came From The Deep, was released globally on October 31, Halloween, 2017 and is a twist on The Little Mermaid meets Creature From The Black Lagoon.

Her fourth book, The Witch Who Courted Death, was released on Halloween, 2018 and nominated for Best Fantasy Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2019. Her fifth novel set within the share supernatural universe is due for release in October, 2019.