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Review: Experimenter

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews November 24 2015,

Upon hearing about the Stanley Milgrim obedience experiments in Psych 101, many undergrads – myself included – instantly thought “Holy shit, this needs to be a movie!” But while I may have wanted an overblown psychological thriller, Experimenter instead examines the head of the man who spent his career examining everyone else’s. Filmmaker Michael Almereyda ... Read on.

November 23 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.

November 23 2015,

Review: The Program

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews

The opening shot of director Stephen Frears’ follow-up to the wonderful Philomena sees world-famous cycling cheat Lance Armstrong pedalling uphill by himself on a seemingly endless road. This beautifully framed scene smartl... Read on.

Review: Hotel Transylvania 2

by Liam Maguren, from Reviews November 23 2015,

In the woeful age that I have dubbed A.S.S. (the Adam Sandler Spiral), 2012’s Hotel Transylvania proved that The Waterboy could solidly lead an enjoyable comedy – albeit as an animated, family-friendly Dracula. For this sequel, Sandler graduates to co-writer, which is most likely the reason why Hotel Transylvania 2 feels weaker than the first. ... Read on.

November 19 2015,

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

by Matt Glasby, from Reviews

The USP of Susanna Collins’ YA franchise has always been – duh – the actual games. Outside the arena, the books are mostly awful, something the films, though expertly made, have to constantly overcome. Mockingjay ... Read on.

Flicks Talks: ‘Jake’ Writer and Director Doug Dillaman

by Liam Maguren, from The Flicks Interviews November 19 2015,

Flicks.co.nz and Monty’s Pictures talk to Doug Dillaman, writer and director of self-funded Kiwi feature Jake. The film follows the overworked and underappreciated Jacob, a man who has given up on pursuing his dreams. Unable (or unwilling) to turn his life around, a mysterious agency inexplicably hires an actor to recast his role as “Jake” ... Read on.

November 19 2015,

Review: Secret in Their Eyes

by Giles Hardie, from Reviews

In 2009 an Argentinian film, The Secret In Their Eyes, won the Oscar for Foreign Language Feature Film. Hollywood in its infinite wisdom has remade that film for the English-speaking market otherwise known as those-who-won’... Read on.

November 12 2015,

$10 tickets in Auckland? Are Reading Cinemas mad?

by Ed, Flicks.co.nz, from News

For some time now we’ve been waiting to see Reading Cinemas’ expansion into the Auckland cinema market, as part of New Lynn’ redeveloped LynnMall complex. With the opening of the cinema complex just around t... Read on.