I went into the final weekend of the Brisbane International Film Festival 2019 having seen the excellent documentary Midnight Family about a Mexico City ambulance crew.
MEMORY: THE ORIGIN OF ALIENS: Then on Friday night I went to Reading Cinemas at Newmarket to see a 6:15pm session of Memory: The Origins of Alien. I film A found interesting for the stories of the film I was unfamiliar with like the involvement of screenwriter of Dan O’Bannon.
It was an interesting film even if it seemed a little underfunded and dwelled on some points too long. I’ve been lucky to have a review published over at Weekend Notes that you can check out here https://www.weekendnotes.com/memory-the-origins-of-alien-film-review/
Exiting Reading, I hopped in the car and drove over to New Farm cinemas who long term readers will recognise is an establishment I have some affection for. Catching a mocha with a mate over at the nearby 24 hour café Death by Decaf frequented by emergency personnel, hipsters, shift workers and young people out on the town. They make a damn fine mocha.
LITTLE MONSTERS: Then it was time to take in the late night 9:30pm screening of Aussie zombie comedy Little Monsters starring Lupita Nyongo’o. It was the kind of screening great for a film like this, close to full and with a Friday night crowd who wanted to be there and enjoy themselves. At a point when Neil Diamond’s classic Sweet Caroline featured somebody in the crowd voiced the bassline much to the delight of everyone else.
You can my review that was published on Weekend Notes as well here https://www.weekendnotes.com/little-monsters-film-review/
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4 thoughts on “THE BIFF IS BACK – BIFF 2019 PART II – ‘MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN’ AND ‘LITTLE MONSTERS’ REVIEW AVAILABLE ON WEEKEND NOTES”
You’ve certainly been busy lately, Lloyd. You’re quite the pro at these reviews.
Thanks GP, I’m glad you enjoyed.
Two spot-on reviews, Lloyd. As a film and cinema fan, I am a little unusual, in that I don’t hanker too much to look behind the scenes of films that I really enjoyed. It has always taken away a lot of the ‘magic’ of just watching the film, at least for me.
The zombie comedy looks like fun, and I would watch that if it was on TV one night.
Best wishes, Pete.
I can see that Pete, like a magic trick. However for me I’ll never forget watching the making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The butresses behind the walls, Bob Hoskins diving into fake trash take after take. I was amazed, adults playing imaginary games. How cool is that?! Plus I do enjoy unpacking text.:-) Best wishes Pete.