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DVD Review – Shaka Zulu

DVD Review – Shaka Zulu

'Shaka Zulu' was a damn interesting and well made show, if not a little dated. Though it still had me often cringing at trying to work out how they managed such a massive production, as every 3rd or 4th shot seemed to be an impressive set piece.

Movie Review – Bel Ami

Movie Review – Bel Ami

I’m one of the more balanced film reviewers around, as I tend to see the good in most things, and so it takes a really bad film for me to go-to-town on it in my review. So normally I use my 150 words in a positive way, but for this film, I don’t have any positive words to use.

DVD Review – Revenge, A Love Story

DVD Review – Revenge, A Love Story

I love me a bit of Hong Kong cinema, but like with any country that makes films, they have hits and misses just like the rest. So when deciding to check out one of their films, it’s bound to be a bit of a lottery sometimes.

Movie Review – The Dark Knight Rises

Movie Review – The Dark Knight Rises

No matter how you look at it, the shooting in Colorado will, and has, not only put a dampener on peoples excitement about the release of this film, but will bring up many questions about the connection between violence and films. But, that’s for another time and place.

New Zealand International Film Festival 2012 – Saturday, 21st July

New Zealand International Film Festival 2012 – Saturday, 21st July

Shock Head Soul, The Angel's Share, and Bernie, a trifecta of great films to get my festival started!
 
Shock Head Soul
 

Movie Review – Bernie

Movie Review – Bernie

My 4th, and last film of the day of the NZIFF, was one I picked purely because of the star of the film, Jack Black! He’s one actor that can hardly do any wrong, and even when he’s doing wrong, he’s still good for a few laughs.

Movie Review – The Angel’s Share

Movie Review – The Angel’s Share

My second film of the NZIFF, and third film of the day, was ‘The Angel’s Share’, and it was one I knew very little about. In fact, all I knew about it was the picture that advertised it, which was of the four main characters wearing kilts.

Movie Review – Shock Head Soul

Movie Review – Shock Head Soul

The New Zealand International Film Festival has begun, and my first film was 'Shock Head Soul'. It was introduced with a well made kiwi short film about a shocking medical practice I never knew existed in this country.

DVD Review – Bobby Fischer Against The World

DVD Review – Bobby Fischer Against The World

I got to see some great documentaries at the New Zealand international film festival last year, and this film was one of them.

Movie Review – Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Movie Review – Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

When I first heard about this film I thought it sounded pretty cool, and when I saw the first trailer those initial feelings were locked in place.

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