Drama

8

Great

The Disaster Artist

What is art? Can it be defined? These were questions that were asked of us in the first week at film school. Could Hitchcock or Kubrick or Coppola or Scott or Tarantino have produced such glorious masterpieces without the influence of those who came before them? Probably not. Another question that was asked...

10

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Your Name (Kimi no na wa)

  “The braided cords that we make are the god’s art and represent the flow of time itself. They converge and take shape. They twist, tangle, sometimes unravel, break, and then connect again.” Mitsuha Miyamizu is a teenage girl from a small mountain town. She’s mild-mannered and dutiful to the rit...

4

Could do without

Justice League: A 300 million dollar disappointment

Director Zack Snyder took a swing at the latest film instalment of the DC Extended Universe, Justice League. A huge swing because, with an estimated budget of $300 million USD, it’s the second equal most expensive film ever made. Unfortunately it was a swing and a miss, and given the awkward smatterin...

7

I'm smiling

Wonder

As I was leaving the cinema, a girl to my right turned to her friend, motioned towards her face and said “Am I good?” Her friend looked at the running mascara all over her face, laughed and said “You’re not good!” I smiled smugly to myself, for I had the foresight to not wear m...

9.5

Flippin' great

Thor: Ragnarok

I am not a Marvel fangirl. I don’t squeal every time a new film is announced or countdown the days until the films are released. In fact, I was getting a little sick of Marvel superhero movies until along came Guardians of the Galaxy, with it’s new brand of Marvel humour and general vibe, it was...

8.5

Great

Detroit: hugely important and disturbing to watch

Lucy: I’ve never been to a film before where the audience has been in complete silence as the credits rolled. Not even a whisper. Louise: I’m still speechless the morning after. This is going to be a difficult review to write. Lucy: Well the film is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal who p...

9

Flippin' great

Brigsby Bear & Nick’s hot dating tips

Of all the reviews I’ve written this one will be one of the hardest. Because I’ve gotta be subtle and light. I’ve gotta run parallel to the subject, to highlight yet not reveal. Because I loved it. I loved Brigsby Bear 9 out of 10. That’s all you really need to know. You can just stop reading now and just g...

7.5

I'm smiling

The Battle of the Sexes

The name, Billie Jean King, meant absolutely nothing to me before going into The Battle of the Sexes. This could be a reflection of my age, lack of general knowledge, or a telltale sign that I don’t really care for sports! However, stepping out of the cinema I was determined to find out more! In 1973 ...

9

Flippin' great

Dunkirk

Look, straight off the bat, this is another Christopher Nolan slam dunk. He’s one of the most reliable directors out there. When I first heard he was taking on a World War 2 film, I was like, this is guaranteed gold. The twist however is that it’s not a moment of glory, the battle of Dunkirk was a tough los...

8

Great

The Trip to Spain

“There better be some Spain in this,” I joke as the lights dim. Which is honestly the only hope I have for this movie. If someone gave me a movie to review and said it was about two fifty-year old guys on a road trip, I think my response would be less than thrilled. But the Spanish thing makes i...

10

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The Fly: Ultimate Collection

If you’re reading this, if you’re interested at all, you’re probably already a fan of Cronenberg’s 1986 classic The Fly, starring Jeff Goldblum. Such a classic, that many are unaware that it’s actually a remake of a 1958 movie of the same name. Fewer still have been exposed to the sequels in the 50s and 60s...

9

Flippin' great

Wonder Woman

Louise Beuvink and Lucy Noonan went to the New Zealand premiere of Wonder Woman. Lucy is a comic book nerd and Louise is a filthy casual. Here is their review. Lucy: So… that was amazing. I don’t even know where to begin. Louise: I’ll start with a background. Wonder Woman is the first live-action feat...

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