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NZIFF 2014 Mini-Reviews

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from Reviews July 28 2014,

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 festival, so keep checking back and take the time to share your thoughts with us in the comments – and ... Read on.

Review: Hercules

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews July 24 2014,

Brett Ratner, director of all three Rush Hour movies, buckles up for a sword and sandals beat-’em-up that starts off trying to put a real face on the Greek myth, only to surrender to the Hollywood gods and have a ball, with Hercules bashing everything from heads to horses. The ace up Ratner’s CGI toga is Dwayne ... Read on.

July 24 2014,

Review: Deliver Us from Evil

by Tony Stamp, from Reviews

Scott Derrickson’s Sinister was an admirably nasty little horror that managed to stay unnerving despite its familiar framework. His follow up Deliver Us From Evil mostly pulls off the same trick, staying entertainin... Read on.

July 24 2014,

Review: Begin Again

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews

The opening scene of John Carney’s Begin Again features a room full of record execs discussing the possibility of putting artist audio commentaries on albums. It’s an idea that effectively encapsulates the film&... Read on.

Review: Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews July 23 2014,

The tragedy of this cinematic step up for the unexpected smash hit Irish television comedy is that there is a good (not great) movie trying to push its way through, it’s just that the habits of three seasons prove too hard to break. In terms of story, writer and star Brendan O’Carroll is onto a ... Read on.

Q&A with the short filmmaking talent behind the 2014 ‘Maori Pasifika Shorts’

by Liam Maguren, from The Flicks Interviews July 18 2014,

The Ngā Whanaunga showcase displays some of the finest Māori and Pasifika stories you will ever see in the short film format. Curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, and guest curator Craig Fasi (Niue), director of the Pollywood Film Festival, this quality collection should be high ... Read on.

July 18 2014,

Review: The Dark Horse

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews

Opening the New Zealand International Film Festival to an immersed crowd, this cinematic tale of real-life chess wizard Genesis Potini holds the power to do the same across the whole nation. The story follows Genesis (Cliff C... Read on.

July 17 2014,

The one-minute blitz guide to NZIFF 2014

by Liam Maguren, from News

Don’t like long sentences? Can’t be bothered reading thoughtful opinions? Want to know the most about the New Zealand International Film Festival in the least time possible? These are all good questions, ones we&#... Read on.