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The Movie Show (1986 - 2007)

Magazine program
Weekly x 30 minutes

Series synopsis:

A magazine-style film review program, showing clips from the reviewed films and occasionally interviewing filmmakers and actors. Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton presented the show on SBS for over 18 years before moving to the ABC in 2004, where their new show was called At The Movies.

Curator’s Notes:

When Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton left SBS to do a film review show for the ABC in 2004, they were replaced by a panel of film critics but that program folded in 2007.

Margaret and David would not always agree on their assessment of a particular film. In fact, their on-air disputes added to the entertainment value of their program. They both offer a personal star rating for each film that’s under review and their ratings don’t always coincide.

Titles in this series

The Movie Show – Episode 12 2004

A review of the new Irish-British co-production directed by Bruce Beresford, called Evelyn followed by an interview with Bruce Beresford and a tribute to John Dingwall, the writer, producer and director who has recently passed away.

The Movie Show – Episode 13 2004

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton review the latest cinema releases interspersed with clips from the shows. This week, they review The Cooler with William H Macey and Alec Baldwin, the American thriller Twisted, and a new Australian road movie, Thunderstruck, ...

The Movie Show – Episode 4 2004

A half-hour magazine program for television with Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, the doyens of Australian television movie reviewers. This week they talk about Girl With A Pearl Earring with Colin Firth and Scarlett Johannson and the teen movie 13 ...