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Trailer for Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ – The Unhappiest Place On Earth

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

In what could be argued as the spiritual successor to his excellent documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, elusive street artist Banksy has opened up a gigantic art installation called ‘Dismaland’. This bemusement park – open for five weeks only in England – contains a wealth of attractions and exhibitions created by over 50 contributors ... Read on.

Quizzing: Movies Based on Videogames

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

Now that Hitman: Agent 47 is currently in cinemas alongside Video Games: The Movie available on VOD, we’re quizzing you on videogame-to-film adaptations! With Vacation in cinemas this week, we’re testing your knowledge of road trip movies… Put pedal to the metal! Topic? Who needs a topic? Just get stuck into answering these questions already ... Read on.

August 27 2015,

Review: Ricki and the Flash

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews

There is an infinitesimal danger in an actress attaining the standing of Meryl Streep. Alongside the incredible body of work, the boggling amounts of talent and delightful self-deprecating charm comes the capacity to make any... Read on.

Audio: Radio Hauraki film reviews

by Steve Newall, from Reviews August 27 2015,

Having conned the powers-that-be at Radio Hauraki into believing he has a doctorate in film, each Thursday morning Flicks.co.nz Editor Steve Newall joins The Hauraki Breakfast with Matt, Jeremy & Laura to talk new releases and other movie news. We’ll post the audio here, and you can revel in the power of radio.   August ... Read on.

August 27 2015,

Review: Ever the Land

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews

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 t... Read on.

August 27 2015,

Review: We Are Your Friends

by Steve Newall, from Reviews

A film about DJing and electronic music production is off to an immediately problematic start, because song selection and beat matching isn’t fun to watch, and neither is sitting in front of a laptop trying to hatch a bange... Read on.

Review: Holding the Man

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews August 27 2015,

Holding The Man could have been a mess. The source material is a memoir cherished by the gay community, riddled with complex emotional subjectivity and fantasy, that became an acclaimed stage play. Without the deftest, most skilled individuals in key roles, this might have been a meandering and worthy emotional rollercoaster, or a methodical and ... Read on.