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Remake of ‘Nosferatu’ is Happening, and It Might Not Be Horrible

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News July 29 2015,

The 1922 Gothic classic, Nosferatu, is being remade. But before you pop an anger vein, it might actually be decent. Robert Eggers is set to direct, coming fresh off a huge amount of Sundance buzz for The Witch. Deadline got the exclusive on the story: Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 has set up an untitled film that is ... Read on.

July 29 2015,

Interview: Peace Officer

by Steve Newall, from The Flicks Interviews

Sobering documentary Peace Officer won the SXSW Audience and Grand Jury Award, and now plays as part of the NZ International Film Festival. The film examines the rise of deaths at the hands of militarised US police, tracking ... Read on.

Interview: The Wolfpack

by Steve Newall, from The Flicks Interviews July 29 2015,

Documentary-maker Crystal Moselle traveled to New Zealand recently with her fascinating film The Wolfpack as part of the NZ International Film Festival. Finding unique subjects in the form of the Angulo siblings, seven children who barely left their family’s Lower East Side apartment for over a decade, The Wolfpack details their unorthodox lives, and the ... Read on.

July 29 2015,

Review: Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is the film that leaves you wanting more. Not five minutes more. Five films more. More so than any of its predecessors this instalment establishes Ethan Hunt as James Bond 2.0 (US Spe... Read on.

Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’ Bombs in US; the World Rejoices

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News July 28 2015,

Pixels is latest feature from Adam Sandler, a sci-fi comedy based loosely on a short film where giant versions of iconic 1980s video game characters invade Earth. It also isn’t very good, according to most critics. Perhaps this doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given his recent track record (The Cobbler, Blended, Grown Ups ... Read on.

July 27 2015,

Weekly Movie Poll Results

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

Check the nation’s pulse with the results of each week’s extremely important movie poll. Who should play John Key in a movie? Which movie dinosaur is the bestest? Who would win a fight between Arnie, Stallone and ... Read on.

Review: Ever the Land

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews July 27 2015,

What started off as a simple architectural documentary on Te Wharehou o Tūhoe – the living building – expanded into a cultural observation on the Ngāi Tūhoe tribe, and the significant role the construction plays into their history and their future. Containing many of the essential elements we praised The Ground We Won for, director Sarah Grohnert ... Read on.

July 24 2015,

NZIFF 2015 Mini-Reviews

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from Reviews

With the NZ International Film Festival in full swing once again, Flicks writers are giving their first impressions on what they’re seeing in the form of bite-sized mini-reviews. This blog will keep updating through the fes... Read on.