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Review: Fury

by Steve Newall, from Reviews October 23 2014,

War is hell. And according to Fury it’s also really, really muddy. We’re talking Glastonbury levels of mud, though this version of World War 2 seems absent of any chavvy Englishmen. To be fair, that’s not too surprising, given director David Ayer’s tight focus on the American crew of the titular Sherman tank as it advances into ... Read on.

October 22 2014,

Review: Whiplash

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews

As a stress-inducing exercise in cinematic asphyxiation, Whiplash is this year’s Gravity. Where Alfonso Cuarón’s film placed an astronaut into merciless space, writer-director Damien Chazelle chucks 19-year-old jazz d... Read on.

October 22 2014,

Top 10 Fake Movie Musos

by Steve Newall, from News

With kickass music flick Whiplash about to hit screens and picking up plenty of critical praise (including a five-star review here on Flicks), we got thinking about other films’ depictions of fictitious musos. No biopic... Read on.

Attend Short Film Talks With Top NZ Filmmakers

by Liam Maguren, from News October 21 2014,

Y’all know that Show Me Shorts is taking over New Zealand this November, right? Well, as part of their plan for national cinematic domination, the Show Me Shorts film festival and Yoobee School of Design are hosting Short Film Talks in Auckland and Wellington. Proudly supported by the NZ Film Commission, these talks are open ... Read on.

October 21 2014,

Review: A Most Wanted Man

by Matt Glasby, from Reviews

Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) was, hands down, one of the greatest screen actors of his generation. The problem faced by works like this, released in the wake of his untimely death, is that it’s no longer just a fi... Read on.

October 21 2014,

Interview: Comedian Reggie Watts

by Steve Newall, from The Flicks Interviews

Renowned improvisational comedian and breakout star of TV’s Comedy Bang Bang, Reggie Watts is bringing his afro, live looping and Hello Humans Tour to Auckland’s SkyCity Theatre this Friday night (October 24). Fli... Read on.

Watch Scenes from ‘Nightcrawler’ and ‘John Wick’

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News October 20 2014,

Here are two scenes for Nightcrawler with Jack Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo - in cinemas November 27. This thriller centres on Louis, a devilishly persistent underground crime journalist. Gyllenhaal’s intense performance has divided some critics, but others like Time Out New York call it a career best: “[Gyllenhaal] hammers home Louis’s mania in ferocious, near-OCD monologues—one of which will ... Read on.

October 17 2014,

Five Easy Pieces

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

① Top 10 Asses Liam Neeson has kicked.   ② New 20th Century Fox intro.   ③ Worst orchestra in the world playing start of 2001: A Space Odyssey.   ④ The week’s big film news: The DC UniverseR... Read on.

Top 10 asses Liam Neeson has kicked

by Liam Maguren, from News October 16 2014,

In recent years, action heroism has gone in an interesting direction with sympathetic middle-aged men with “a specific set of skills” gaining audience attention. We’ve just seen it with Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer, but it’s Liam Neeson’s surprise 2008 hit Taken that kicked the ass-kicking trend up the ass. With the reveal of the third ... Read on.

October 16 2014,

Show Me Shorts takes over NZ cinemas during November

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

Short films will screen at 20 cinemas around New Zealand, stretching from Matakana to Stewart Island, as part of the Show Me Shorts Film Festival during November. Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s only Academy Awards® accred... Read on.

October 15 2014,

Review: Get On Up

by Leonie Hayden, from Reviews

Get On Up is at once the most unconventional biopic I’ve ever seen, and a shaggy composite of all of them. The only real difference is James Brown – but what a difference James Brown makes. Chadwick Boseman dazzles a... Read on.