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movie chronicles

This is a year by year, country by country, genre by genre... (you get the idea) history of film which relates back to general history. It is designed as a resource (for those interested in taking a deeper dive into film) and as entertainment (for those who which just like to know the general shape of the road.

Oct 30, 2020

Continuing the 2020 NZIFF (and beyond) series, this episode features Horror films released in 2019.

Films:- Yummy, The Children Of The Dead, It: Chapter Two, & The Great Hack.

Music:- "Fanfare For The Common Man", Aaron Copland via ELP


Oct 27, 2020

This episode finds us in France. I talk about Louis Feuillade's two serials from this year (Judex & Tih Minh) and then we take a trip to the Front Line for "WW1 - Part One".


Oct 23, 2020

Back to the NZIFF film festival, I'll explore the theme of country matters in:- In The Name Of The Land, The County & The Unknown Saint.

Music:- "Fanfare For The Common Man", Aaron Copland via ELP.


Oct 20, 2020

This episode kicks off the Science Fiction Season with "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets" (2017). Sadly, it will be a couple of weeks before we get fully into the swing with the Science Fiction Silents Mini-series (Co-Vid and such like).

Music - "Sky Scraper", Seventh Wave


Oct 16, 2020

Returning to the NZIFF, the theme is... the good life.

Films:- Mi Vida (Netherlands by way of Spain), Martin Eden (Italy), and 1982 (Lebanon).

Music: "Fanfare For The Common Man", Aaron Copland (via ELP)