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Driving home from the cinema reviews

Mar 29, 2020

Welcome to the quarantined Driving home from the cinema reviews. Generally speaking these will focus on new to VOD or streaming choices. But I re-watched Peter Jackson’s King Kong recently. And it’s intriguing to ponder what works, and what doesn’t, about that film. Also, each episode I’ll recommend a...


Mar 19, 2020

It's times like this we need an arty sorta horror film about a haunted dress. Or something. Peter Strickland is here with the goods. 

Ratings System:
Longneck of Melbourne Bitter - an excellent film. Sublimely entertaining, meaningful or both. 
Pint of Kilkenny - a very good, highly recommended film. 
Stubby of Reschs -...


Mar 15, 2020

Leigh Whannell's take on the iconic Universal Monster is getting rave reviews and killing it at the box office. Doing so by considering the concept through a chilling, grounded lens and providing one of the tensest film experiences of recent times. 

Ratings System:
Longneck of Melbourne Bitter - an excellent film....


Feb 29, 2020

The Cathy Yan directed, Margot Robbie starring BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) continues a run of pretty well received films in the DCEU. Here's a few thoughts on the film, particularly the excellent performances and creative action. You can also hear me get distracted by...


Feb 15, 2020

Terrence Malick's latest incredible piece shows us not only that war is hell, but that even opening up yourself to the idea of war is hell. A really powerful film and a three hours that is an essential cinema going experience. 

Ratings System:
Longneck of Melbourne Bitter - an excellent film. Sublimely entertaining,...