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Keepin’ it Reel: 35mm Scrapin’ By in the Digital Age

by Aaron Yap, from The B-Roll November 26 2014,

Film is dead. Long live film. After the industry hubbub preceding the release of Interstellar a few months ago who knows for sure anymore. It appears, however, the future isn’t as grim as initially feared. For those who haven’t been following this winding, unending, fascinating journey of the film vs. digital war, here’s a little ... Read on.

November 26 2014,

Documentary Edge films now streaming

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

Online content provider Quickflix has teamed up with the Documentary New Zealand Trust to bring ten Documentary Edge titles to your screens at home via pay-per-view. Most are from New Zealand, all from the Asia-Pacific region... Read on.

Review: Nightcrawler

by Matt Glasby, from Reviews November 25 2014,

The onset of so-called citizen journalism – whereby members of the public capture the news on camera – is meant to be democratic, but what if the citizen in question isn’t quite all there? Sounding like an X-Man and, with his up-all-night eyes and clammy skin, looking a bit like one too, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Lou ... Read on.

November 25 2014,

Review: Elsa & Fred

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews

Michael Radford’s remake of Marcos Carnevale’s 2005 Spanish language movie (Elsa y Fred) features Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer as the wrinkly romantics. It’s a crumblies’ rom-com; a tale so old that some o... Read on.

Cinema Battle: The Winners

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News November 23 2014,

Each week’s winner is posted here. Pick a winner in this week’s battle (and win tickets to Hoyts) here.   November 24:    ... Read on.

November 21 2014,

5 Easy Pieces (and 5 Easy Trailers)

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

① Here’s an R2D2 budgie.   ② RIP Mike Nichols, the endlessly talented director of classics such as The Graduate, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Catch-22.   ③ Netflix is coming to Australia an... Read on.

November 20 2014,

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

by Steve Newall, from Reviews

Departing from the battle royale format of the two previous Hunger Games instalments, Mockingjay – Part 1 plunges the franchise into deeper terrain. Figuratively, with the pic continuing Katniss Everdeen’s trauma-fuel... Read on.

Review: Jimmy’s Hall

by Matt Glasby, from Reviews November 20 2014,

British director Ken Loach is known – and loved – for dramas of quiet outrage, such as Poor Cow, Kes and My Name Is Joe. Jimmy’s Hall is rumoured to be his last, which would be a pity for two reasons. Firstly, the industry needs film-makers with a moral compass. Secondly, it’s not strong enough to be his swansong. “Inspired by ... Read on.

November 19 2014,

9 Other Great ‘Part I’ Movies

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from Lists

With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 out in cinemas, we got to thinking about other first parts of great movie stories that made a satisfying whole. Sure, titling sequels has never been a completely clean business (ju... Read on.

November 18 2014,

Review: Life of Crime

by Matt Glasby, from Reviews

You have to hand it to writer/director Daniel Schechter. Although a legitimate Elmore Leonard adaptation in its own right, Life of Crime feels more like a cheeky Quentin Tarantino prequel because its main characters, clueless... Read on.