Thursday, February 22, 2024

NZIFF 51 – Film Review: The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

For fans of South Korean television, The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil will serve nicely as a feature-length spiritual companion to the 2014 and...

NZIFF 51: Film Review In Fabric Director: Peter Strickland

In Fabric is a cut above, a deliciously laugh-out-loud black throwback to 70’s horror that’s as blood red as the demented dress of the...

NZIFF 51 – Film Review: The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense is the second feature film by U.S. director, Riley Stearns, a pitch-black deadpan comedy that offers a deeply unsettling examination...

NZIFF 51: Knife + Heart Director: Yann Gonzalez

Knife+Heart (Un couteau dans le cœur) is a gloriously taboo French thriller from director Yann Gonzalez, which combines aspects of erotic psychodrama and giallo...

NZIFF 51: Hale County This Morning, This Evening Director: RaMell Ross

Oscar-nominated Hale County is a visually compelling look at life in an unknown corner of the Deep South, and announces the arrival of an...

NZIFF 51: American Woman, Directed by Jake Scott

What constitutes a pivotal moment in someone’s life? An event so monumental that it can turn everything a person has ever known on its...

NZIFF 51: PJ Harvey: A Dog Called Money Dir: Seamus Murphy

For PJ Harvey fans, this film acts as a complement to her 2016 album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. But those unfamiliar with the...

NZIFF 51: Hail Satan? Dir: Penny Lane

Oh, my God! Hail Satan? Just might be the most important documentary at this year’s film festival. Let’s face it, with a name like The...

NZIFF 51: The Realm Dir: Rodrigo Sorogoyen

If you like your political intrigue visceral and nail-bitingly tense this Spanish thriller will get your vote. The Realm follows a corrupt politician Manuel ‘Manu’...

NZIFF 51: Dilili in Paris, Directed by Michel Ocelot

The animated Dilili in Paris offers much more than its family rating might suggest. Set in early 20th century Paris, Dilili is young girl...