Thursday, February 29, 2024

Film Review:  1982  (NZIFF 2020)

Director Oualid Mouness weaves a well-crafted story with 1982, drawing excellent performances from its young cast. Set on the outskirts of Beirut, their lives...

Mika X’s “GURL” wins Audience Choice for Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts (NZIFF 2020)

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival has announced the winners of the Audience Choice awards for New Zealand’s Best and Ngā Whanaunga Māori...

Film Review: Girl on the Bridge (NZIFF 2020)

“They’re your friends, they're your family, they're your colleagues, they're your neighbours,” states Jazz Thornton, referring to those suffering to a point in which...

Film Review: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (NZIFF 2020)

Well, they might have once been brothers, but they ended up as warriors. Anyone who knows the basic details of the history of The...

Movie Review: Relic (NZIFF 2020)

Relic is often as infuriating as it is terrifying, with exquisite set pieces and visuals flattened by inconsistency and an original, horrifying story left...

Film Review:  Corpus Christi (NZIFF)

Based on a true story, Corpus Christi is a Dostoyevskian tale of redemption filmed in a bleak realist style, at a careful pace but...

Film Review: Paradise Drifters (NZIFF)

Paradise Drifters is a study of the physical and psychological impacts of homelessness on youth. Written and directed by Mees Peijnenburg, this Dutch film...

Film Review: Vivos (NZIFF)

A mother looks out into the cornfields surrounding her home, the image of both strength and vulnerability, talking about the horrific grief that comes...

Film Review: Dinner in America (NZIFF)

A punk rock comedy drama, Dinner in America's cassettes, tape decks, combat boots and bomber jackets, drop us somewhere in the late 80s, with...

Film Review: The Truth (NZIFF)

The Truth seems to be a subject of some concern this Film Festival. After all, we’ve had the True History of The Kelly Gang,...