One of my favourite podcasts at the moment is called The Rewatchables. It deconstructs movies (mainly from the 1990s and 2000s) and offers an enjoyable mix of amusement, nostalgia, and insight. It also speaks to the desire, particularly strong in the internet age, to hear what other people think about content already enjoyed. Brian McFarlane’s Making a Meal of It: Writing about film offers a somewhat similar experience in written form. The book – divided into three parts that play on its prandial title – is a collection of previously published reviews and essays by one of Australia’s pre-eminent film writers.
Varun Ghosh reviews 'Making a Meal of It: Writing about film' by Brian McFarlane
Making a Meal of It: Writing about film
by Brian McFarlane
Monash University Publishing, $29.95 pb, 380 pp, 9781925523416
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