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Charlie Chaplin and Lawrence Arabia Highlight Two NZIFF Live Cinema Events

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

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) today announces two Live Cinema Events this year for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 heart-warming classic The Kid, preceded by his 1917 short The Immigrant will screen in Auckland and Christchurch. Auckland and Wellington will show a 1928 fairy-tale tribute to New York City only recently discovered, Lonesome from Hungarian director Paul ... Read on.

May 28 2015,

Review: San Andreas

by Tony Stamp, from Reviews

There’s a scene all modern blockbusters seem to have where someone runs from a falling structure while computer generated debris falls all around them and they miraculously escape un-squished. San Andreas takes that idea ... Read on.

May 27 2015,

Review: Noble

by Adam Fresco, from Reviews

The true story of Christina Noble, the Irishwoman who made it her mission to help the impoverished street children of Vietnam. Yes, it’s one of those uplifting, one-person-can-make-a-difference tales, so readily dismissed b... Read on.

Review: Gemma Bovery

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews May 27 2015,

Last time I saw the superb Fabrice Luchini, he was obsessing over a gifted teen with a talent for literature in François Ozon’s In the House. His role isn’t much different in Anna Fontaine’s film, playing a married-and-bored baker obsessing over his gorgeous new neighbour Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton) whose life unfolds eerily similar to that ... Read on.

May 27 2015,

Review: Tomorrowland

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews

Given that it is named after the most popular area of Disney’s flagship theme park, I was steeling myself for a brand-enhancing exercise in corporate synergy when I sat down to watch Tomorrowland. I should’ve had... Read on.

May 26 2015,

48Hours Playlist: Genuine Horror

by Liam Maguren, from News

Welcome to the 48Hours playlist, a collection of short films from the Rialto Channel 48Hours filmmaking competition curated according to a particular theme. Now when I say ‘curated’, I specifically mean that I spent an ab... Read on.

Vote for (and win) the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News May 25 2015,

Attention film fans of New Zealand! Flicks is embarking on an epic journey of revelation. Our goal is straight forward: To find the best movies of all time according to the discerning movie-watchers of this fine nation. Our methods are transparent: We coerce your participation with a bribe – the chance to win the resulting ... Read on.

Review: Poltergeist

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews May 21 2015,

A remake of the Steven Spielberg-produced domestic horror classic from 1982 could quite reasonably have suffered from a case of the ‘John Carters‘. Which is to say, it’s based on source material that has been so influential, any new adaptation would undoubtedly be cursed by a sense of over familiarity. And when you look at ... Read on.

May 21 2015,

Review: Spy

by Dominic Corry, from Reviews

While the rest of the Freaks & Geeks wasted no time taking over Hollywood when the critically-adored TV show was cancelled after one season in 2001, it wasn’t until the 2011 megahit Bridesmaids that F&G cr... Read on.