At the Movies (Australian TV series)

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At the Movies
Starring Margaret Pomeranz
David Stratton
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
Running time 26 minutes per episode
Original channel ABC1
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original run 1 July 2004 – present
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At the Movies is an Australian television program on ABC1 hosted by film critics Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, in which they discuss the films opening in theatres that week.


The program, which began in mid-2004, is essentially a continuation of the pair's earlier program The Movie Show, which aired on SBS TV from 1986 to 2004. The pair left SBS after expressing dissatisfaction with high-level decisions.

The weekly half-hour program consists of film reviews and discussions as well as interviews with cast and crew members. The hosts also occasionally broadcast from film events such as the Cannes Film Festival.

The pair's 25 years of presenting film reviews on television was celebrated in a special show on 26 October 2011, filmed before an audience and special guests, hosted by Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush.[1]

5 star films[edit]

Only six films have achieved a "5 star" rating by both Pomeranz and Stratton.[2]

In the previous SBS format, several films achieved 5-stars from both Margaret and David, including such significant films as Goodfellas and Schindler's List.

In other media[edit]

Pomeranz and Stratton both appeared in a parody of themselves and At the Movies in the fourth episode of the ABC show Lawrence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure;.[3] They have also appeared in the ABC shows The Chaser's War on Everything, Review with Myles Barlow and Good Game.[4]


  1. ^ "The David and Margaret show" by Graeme Blundell, The Australian (15 October 2011)
  2. ^ "Five-star movies". ABC. Retrieved 25 Dec 2013. 
  3. ^ "Choose your own Margaret & David" by David Knox, and TVtonight (12 April 2009)
  4. ^ "The Chaser's War on Everything, Season 2 Episode 17". ABC. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 26 Dec 2013. 

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