— The Prepare dinner Up with Adam Liaw airs weeknights on SBS Meals at 7.00pm and 10.00pm, or stream it cost-free on SBS On Need. Catch the late night snack episode Wednesday 25 August. —


The worst detail about lockdown existence is the lack of enterprise. Well, the worse matter is essentially sky-rocketing COVID numbers and no close in sight. But loneliness is up there.

No matter how a lot you enjoy them, when it’s just you and the exact 5, 4, 3, 2, even no folks, items can get definitely mundane, actually fast. Each and every aspect of your getting needs you could get collectively with new buddies and a bunch of good foodstuff and dialogue to match.

Sorry, not nevertheless. But a definitely excellent film could possibly minimize the longing. Especially when you mix it with eating your cares away by means of a truckload of matching snacks.

So, pick your movie, fire up the tele and the oven and get fast paced. You’ve got a bash to show up at and you’ll cry if you want to.

Blade of the Immortal

Get the occasion commenced with this motion-packed manga thriller. A extremely skilled samurai in feudal Japan has been cursed with immortality after a famous battle. He guarantees to aid a younger lady avenge the death of her mothers and fathers, major them equally into a bloody war. Warning: bloody is a extremely apt description for this gruelling movie from prolific cult director Takashi Miike. But never allow that put you off due to the fact it really is also irresistible enjoyable!

Preference snack: Fat Pocky

Imagine us, you’re heading to need anything light, sweet and entertaining to get your thoughts off the film from time to time. This cute acquire on the famed Japanese snack will support place the aim on the merry aspect of matters.


All coronary heart and soul, Panga follows a retired kabaddi participant ( Kangana Ranaut as Jaya) who returns to the sport right after 7-years absent increasing a relatives. At its heart this minor athletics gem is genuinely a romance film, charting the like among Jaya and her partner, who will make his have sacrifices to help her obtain her dream.

Selection snack: Correct Punjabi samosas

It has to be samosas. Not only are they one particular of the ideal late-night time treats close to, but served with a cup of masala tea, they also beautifully embody the cosiness of the relatives in Panga.


In this extremely amusing, but similarly darkish comedy, 6 foolish adult males engage in a collection of progressively bizarre online games when fishing from a luxurious yacht in the Aegean Sea. It truly is a queasy glimpse at the competitiveness of the modern-day male dynamic as witnessed by the centered eye of whip-sensible woman director Athina Rachel Tsangari.

Choice snack: Spanakopita toastie

The excellent snack in any language, this golden toastie packs in all the flavour of a standard spanakopita with a tenth of the fuss. You are going to want to make at the very least two as the 1st just one will leave you seeking an additional. 


This poignant coming-of-age dance/adore tale manages to rise above the unavoidable clichés the genre so typically leaps and bounds into. Polina follows a gifted Bolshoi ballerina who falls in really like with a French dancer who introduces her to modern day dance and a new lifestyle in France.

Preference snack: Pirozhki

There is a of angsty decision generating likely on in Polina, so you might be heading to need some consolation foodstuff to see you by means of. Pirozhki really should do the trick. Just do not take in way too quite a few of these hearty beef and cabbage parcels if you want to be able to follow your dance moves while you observe.

The Assassin

In this beautiful martial arts feast, Nie, a general’s younger daughter is kidnapped and qualified to become an outstanding assassin. When she fails a mission she is purchased to get rid of her betrothed, forcing her to opt for in between really like and responsibility.

Option snack: Rou jia muffins

You might be likely to want a single hand cost-free to support Nie struggle her way to independence, so Adam Liaw’s rou jia muffins are suitable.

My Major Homosexual Italian Marriage ceremony

When Italian mama satisfies gay fiancé, it is really as much OTT enjoyable and drama as you’d would like for.

Preference snack: Seadas

These Sardinian deep-fried dumplings are crammed with ricotta, sultanas and lemon and smothered in warm, sticky honey. They are as sweetly divine as an Italian homosexual man having married in his dwelling town.

The Mystery of Henri Decide on

An editor discovers a masterpiece amid a pile of turned down manuscripts. She attempts to keep track of down its unknown writer, who may possibly by now be useless. This mild-hearted, quickly-paced, well-acted secret flits through the charming villages of rural Brittany. It is really fundamentally a heap of exciting.

Preference snack: Madeleines

No a single desires a purpose to bake a batch of Madeleines, but if you did, this movie would be it. A light-weight, melting and endearing biscuit is particularly the correct snack to munch on although you watch.

In Involving

Three really distinct flatmates in Tel Aviv straddle the precipice involving regular Syrian society and their totally free-spirited techniques. The sharp script showcases a Syria (and specially the nuanced women who stay there) in light-weight-hearted, apolitical way not often revealed.

Selection snack: Muhammara

A film this great necessitates dipping into all over again and all over again. It truly is honest to say you will never be ready to get enough of this char-grilled capsicum and walnut dip both. 

From time to time Practically In no way

This peaceful, psychological burner has a gentle comedy at its coronary heart. It stars Bill Nighy at his eccentric ideal, immediately after all. It calls for an equally quiet, British kind of snack, but one with chunk.

Alternative snack: 18th century gingerbread

This is a extremely British gingerbread, but not as we know it. It is from a 1717 cookbook namedThe Compleat Housewife, or, Accomplish’d Gentlewoman’s Companion. It also packs in the spice – along with the ginger and black treacle you will include cloves, mace, and each coriander and caraway seeds.

I Am Not a Witch

When an 8-yr-outdated Zambian female is convicted of becoming a witch after an incident in her regional village, she is consigned to a witches camp in the desert. This politically-charged movie is beautifully captured with each sorrow and humour by debut writer-director Rungano Nyoni. The powerful functionality by Maggie Mulubwa as Shula is unattainable to fail to remember.

Preference snack: Fish frikkadels

Tasty fish meatballs are well known during the Zambezi Valley and will make a scrumptious complement to Nyoni’s powerful motion picture. You will find a tangy pineapple salsa to go with them that will elevate you via the movie’s heavier moments.

Pop Aye

An architect (Thaneth Warakulnukroh) sets off on a street excursion by Thailand to consider his elephant Bong back again to his hometown. Yes, this movie is as warm, joyous and slow-transferring as that sounds.

Alternative snack: Turmeric coconut rooster wings

All the flavour of a Thai rooster curry are packed into these moreish hen wings. They are served with a spicy nahm jim jaew dipping sauce that would knock an elephant’s socks off.