FLICKS. RIFFS. AND OTHER BITS.

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

Review: THE NICE GUYS

The 70s are back with this LA crime story starring the guy from the Notebook and Maximus from Gladiator.

May 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

PRINCE & THE PURPLE RAIN.

The first X-rated song I heard and my first R rated film both came from Prince. Let’s go crazy.

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

ONCE UPON A TIME IN PHILADELPHIA.

There was only one reason why we went to Philadelphia. Cue the Bill Conti theme. This story is dedicated to my late brother.

May 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA.

Two years ago I went to America to visit some of my favourite film locations. Here’s a story about one of them. How did we find it? By total accident.

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Review: SHERPA

A must-see documentary. Not just for the spectacular imagery. But the human drama that unfolds after a tragic incident.

April 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

That NZ Flag Referendum was a bit of a joke, but this Kiwi gem of a film is an absolute crack-up.

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Review: BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

This was supposed to be the superhero battle for the ages. Instead, it’s an overblown mess for the masses.

March 26, 2016 · Leave a comment