Film Review

  • Time Is Illmatic – Review NZIFF

    Illmatic  was released 20 years ago, and is considered a hip hop classic. Time Is Illmatic is the film about this influential record and it’s creator, Nas. It’s more than just a music-documentary, it is a look at

    July 30, 2014 • Film, NZIFF, What's On • Views: 3443

  • Locke-Review-NZIFF

    Tom Hardy plays Ivan Locke a man whose life revolves around concrete, his wife and his sons. However on the night we meet him in Steven Knights ‘Locke’ he has made a decision which will change his life forever. Ivan

    July 20, 2014 • Film, NZIFF, What's On • Views: 1723

  • Parer’s War – Film Reivew

    Parer’s War is a biopic of Damian Parer, an Australian frontline photographer and filmographer of WWII. It’s a moving and revealing depiction of the realities of the war in the Pacific, and its perception ‘back home’ by

    July 10, 2014 • Film, What's On • Views: 1828

  • Divergent – Review

    Young adult fiction is the latest cash cow in Hollywood, thanks to the Twilight and Hunger Games series. If Catching fire has left you wanting more, Divergent, adapted from the books by Veronica Roth. might just fill the void.

    April 10, 2014 • Film, What's On • Views: 1166

  • Tracks – Review

    I would usually avoid the word endearing in a film review but this time around it clearly suits my purpose. Tracks, a film directed by John Curran, covers the extraordinary trek by Robyn Davidson (played by Mia Wasikowska) across

    March 27, 2014 • Film, What's On • Views: 1044

  • 20 Feet From Stardom – Review

    20 Feet From Stardom looks at the work and lives of ‘backing’ singers gives fascinating glimpse into an under-appreciated profession in entertainment. The thrust of the documentary is interviews with very likable and

    November 28, 2013 • Film, What's On • Views: 1133

  • Coming soon – Jackpot

    Released 13 September at Rialto Cinemas Based on a story from best-selling author Jo Nesbø, comes this snappy, dark festive Norwegian comedy. Set near the Norway – Sweden boarder Oscar Svendsen wakes up in the aftermath

    September 4, 2012 • Film • Views: 1611

  • The Amazing Spiderman – Review

    Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman returns in this reboot, which takes us back to the beginning once again. This origin story doesn’t differ that much from the original trilogy, the only added plot point being the

    July 18, 2012 • Film • Views: 1641

  • Film Pick of The Week – The Help – Tate Taylor – Review

    I went to see The Help this week at a preview and I absolutely loved it! The Help is an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name.   The story is set in Jackson, Mississippi, during the politically

    October 28, 2011 • Film • Views: 942

  • Film Pick of the Week! We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay – Review

    We Need to Talk About Kevin is a film based on the 2003 novel by Lionel Shriver. The novel won the 2005 Orange Prize and the film debuted at The Canne Film Festival. The story has been adapted and directed by Scottish film

    October 22, 2011 • Film • Views: 878