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August 2, 2015

★★★★ The NZIFF, on now, is consistently excellent and I highly recommend seeing as many of the films as you can. The films are often fresh from the European festival circuit, while others go on to become extremely popular, such as last year’s It Follows and The Babadook. The Diary of a Teenage Girl had […]

May 17, 2015

★★½ Woman in Gold is partly a legal drama, partly a film about the lead up to and fallout from the Holocaust, and partly a vehicle for Helen Mirren to play the sassy underdog. It’s ultimately forgettable. Mirren plays Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish widow living in Los Angeles. After the death of her sister, […]

March 23, 2015

★★★★ Foxcatcher is a really interesting movie about the interplay of class, family and friendship within the context of professional wrestling (the rolling on the ground Olympic type, not the cabaret type). It is centred by three fantastic performances from Channing Tatum as Olympic gold medallist Mark Schultz, Mark Ruffalo as his brother “the great” […]

March 1, 2015

★★★★★ Selma comes to the awards season a year after Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won the Academy award for Best Picture. Both are violent and beautiful films concerned with significant parts of American history: slavery in the mid 1800s and the fight for Black Americans to be able to vote unencumbered that led […]

February 22, 2015

★★½ It is impossible to review the film adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey without reference to its position in culture. Like Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Stephanie Myer’s Twilight, a literary phenomenon is quickly hammered into a film while the public interest in the text remains, resulting in a perfunctory […]

October 7, 2013

It’s that simple.

April 2, 2012

Bat girl Feeds Young The 1990’s favourite Batgirl, Alicia Silverstone, has adopted a feeding process for her son more closely associated to other wing’d things. In a video posted online, by the Clueless star herself, Silverstone is seen chewing some food and then passing it directly from her mouth to the mouth of her 10 […]

March 26, 2012

HIPSTERS ABANDON NATIONAL PARTY The usually fiscally responsible National party have upset their subset ‘Hipsters for Goldsmith’, following news this week that they paid a widely derided New Zealand rock band $79,911.81 for the use of a song. The Feelers’ soaring anthem ‘Stand up’ was used in campaign ads in the build up to the […]

March 12, 2012

Penguin Peril Pleases Press In a case which has entralled flightless birds everywhere, a 1 year old Humboldt penguin has managed to escape the Tokyo Sea Life Park, clambering over a rock wall twice his size. According to park representative Takashi Sugino they only realised the penguin had escaped when “the director of a neighbouring […]

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