FLICKS. RIFFS. AND OTHER BITS.

Talking movies, music and other close encounters of the social media kind.

Review: NO TIME TO DIE

So as the lights dimmed and Daniel Craig walks through the famous gunbarrel sequence for the last time, No Time To Die is a great send-off for the actor.

November 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

IT’S JUST THE APPLE STRETCHING.

In 1983 (or maybe it was 1984) my older brother Tom bought the 12 inch vinyl copy of Grace Jones extended mix ‘The Apple Stretching’…

October 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

BEST MOVIE ENDINGS: INCEPTION

Re-starting this film blog by looking at some of my favourite movie endings.

September 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

IT’S BEEN AWHILE.

The world’s a lot different since my last blog post in 2019.Writing this tonight on my MacBook Pro laptop – propped up by a laptop stand and three coffee table books…

September 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Quentin Tarrantino hits all the right notes on his 9th film – which essentially is his love-letter to the hippy bare-footed, Hollywood loving Los Angeles of 1969.

September 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

TOP TEN ALBUMS OF MY YOUTH.

I look at the ten albums that influenced me back when I was in primary right up to secondary school.

June 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Movie reviews: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY | A STAR IS BORN

Lady Gaga based her stage name on the Queen song ‘Radio Gaga’ so it seemed appropriate to review these two films. Rock on.

November 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO EAT A FILM ?

If you’re a wanna-be-film geek like myself, then you must try one of the unique Eat the Film evenings at Roxy Cinema in Miramar, Wellington.

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC TRACK IN A MOVIE SCENE?

I asked friends and family over the past year what their favourite music track was in a movie scene. Here’s some of their picks.

May 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

NEW YEAR. NEW MOVIE REVIEWS.

I review five: The Last Jedi, All The Money In The World, The Post, The Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

February 11, 2018 · Leave a comment