• Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton hosts of The Movie Show. (SBS)Source: SBS
The rich library of reviews and interviews recorded for the SBS Movie Show are available to stream anytime you need them at SBS On Demand.
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31 Oct 2017 - 1:27 PM  UPDATED 31 Oct 2017 - 1:31 PM

So much choice can be overwhelming sometimes, so If you're not sure where to start with the extensive SBS On Demand movie library, maybe guidance from some old friends might help. 

From October 1986 to May 2004, Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton fronted The Movie Show on SBS. Upon their departure to the ABC where they fronted At The Movies, a new version of The Movie Show was launched. This incarnation ran from 2004-06 with Megan Spencer, Fenella Kernebone, Jamie Leonarder, and Marc Fennell reviewing film and DVD releases. A final version of The Movie Show had Lisa Hensley and Michael Adams reviewing films from 2007-08.

All of these reviews live on in the SBS On Demand archive. 


But that's not all. Over the years, the hosts of The Movie Show also conducted hundreds of interviews which are all available to stream. 

So, next time you're wondering if one of the older films in the SBS On Demand library is to your taste, do a search for the film and you'll find a review from a trusted film enthusiast from our The Movie Show archive. 

To give you a head start, we've selected some of the most popular films currently streaming at SBS On Demand:

Boogie Nights director Paul Thomas Anderson

In February 1998, The Movie Show interviewed the PT Anderson about his sophomore film. When crafting the surprisingly upbeat end of the film, the young director explained that "I tried to come up with the saddest happiest ending I could come up. I think that comes from... You know the fate of these people. You know that five minutes after you walk out of the movie theatre that their lives are going to still go on. They are going to be as tragic and sad as always. So why not offer five minutes of hope?"

Boogie Nights is streaming now at SBS On Demand.


Reviewing Driving Miss Daisy

Back in March 1990, David Stratton reviewed the Jessica Tandy/Morgan Freeman film from Australian director Bruce Beresford. While Stratton doesn't immediately sound enthused: "When I first heard about Driving Miss Daisy, I thought it didn't sound very promising", but he admits being surprised by the film - eventually giving it a four and a half star grade.

The very charming Driving Miss Daisy is streaming now at SBS On Demand.


Tom & Nicole interviewed for Eyes Wide Shut

The then-married stars of the film Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were interviewed for The Movie Show in 1999 where they were asked about working with the legendary Stanley Kubrick. Both Kidman and Cruise offer their thoughts on what the film is about and just how personal the film became for them and their director.

Watch Eyes Wide Shut and Kubrick's "final statement about relationships" now at SBS On Demand.

Review of Michael Clayton

In her October 2007 review of the George Clooney slow-burn thriller, Lisa Hensley said that: "[Director Tony] Gilroy proves that tight plot structure and clever dialogue is enough to create the suspense required. This is a moral tale that is particularly timesly in these days of overt spin doctoring."

Michael Clayton is streaming now at SBS On Demand.


David & Margaret review The City of Lost Children

The visually stunning French fantasy film caused some division for Margaret and David - While it was a bit overly complicated for David, Margaret was blown away by the films creativity: "It is so overwhelming in its design and its conception. It's ideas that you just go: "Wow, I love them". 

You can stream this twisted fairytale now at SBS On Demand.

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