Flicks.co.nz movie reviews promise un-biased, honest opinion. On all movie profiles and news articles we invite users to agree, take us to task and add their own views. Reviews are written in light of the movie's intended audience (eg: a kids film - is it good for kids? And is it good for the parents who will take them?). These are our wonderful writers, the best in the business:
Rebecca Barry Hill
Rebecca is a freelance writer whose work regularly appears in the New Zealand Herald. She also writes content for the awesome iPhone app Gaptionary, and recently started as a dialogue writer for Shortland Street.
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Dominic talks/has talked about movies for George FM Breakfast (in a segment brought to you by Flicks); TV ONE Breakfast; National Radio; Radio Live; Radio Hauraki; Headliners; Media 7; Sunrise and 95bFM (as Fabian Fanboy). Writes/has written about movies for Herald on Sunday; www.nzherald.co.nz; NO; nzoom.com; tvnz.co.nz; Top Gear NZ; Pulp and Real Groove.
When not terrorising opposition footballers with his white Jonah Lomu impersonation and his pre-game taunting on Radio Live, James Croot can be found at what's left of Christchurch's movie houses reviewing films for Graeme Hill's weekend show and The Press newspaper. A man who firmly believes that the mid-1980s were the golden age of cinema, he is also an avowed Kate Winslet devotee...
Adam eats, sleeps and dreams movies (often simultaneously.) After working in British theatre and television, Adam arrived in Aotearoa in 2006. Founder and Director of DramaTrain NZ, Adam continues to teach acting and to write, produce, perform and direct for stage and screen.
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Matt is a UK entertainment journalist whose credits include Total Film, Little White Lies, DVD Review, GQ and Q. He loves cinematic practitioners of the dark arts (from David Cronenberg to Dario Argento), unhappy endings and being asked if he's seen anything good recently.
When he was a young man Alan Holt worked for Flying Nun Records and was a host on 95BFM’s Solar Furnace Hour. Now that he is old he has a responsible job at the NZ Music Commission and a thriving vegetable garden. In his blog Alan links music and film together like a well-tied shoelace, or if you're feeling fancy, a velcro fastener.
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At a very young age, Liam dedicated his life to becoming a chef. When he turned 12, he dedicated his life to becoming a great mathematician (he was a Mathex nerd). At 18, he dedicated his life to becoming a psychologist. At 20, he dedicated his life to contributing in the field of Western liberal philosophy. Now, he writes movie reviews. Way to go, Liam.
Rose Matafeo is sometimes a stand up comedian, sometimes a host on TVNZU's U Live and sometimes writes blogs on Flicks.co.nz. In her youth, she was regularly mistaken for Keisha Castle-Hughes and was once embraced by an elderly lady in Borders who mystically whispered "Paikea" in her ear. She owns two copies of Mannequin on DVD and has a quite a few creepy crushes on dead actors. Oh, and she likes movies a lot.
Frances is a freelance writer and arts editor for Metro magazine. One day the paparazzi yelled “Frances, Frances” at her and then she realised she was standing next to Frances McDormand. She still likes McDormand’s films, especially Fargo, and would even willingly watch Transformers: Dark of the Moon, although she hasn’t yet.
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Steve’s been writing for music and film for, well, ages. As well as Flicks he's currently a writer for Rip It Up and Metro as well as popping up on Radio Live (alternate Thursdays on Duncan Garner's Drive show) and occasionally on Radio Rhema. In the past Steve's been seen or heard via TV3, Real Groove, The Groove Guide, 95bFM, The Fix and Pavement.
Dr Sapna Samant
Doctor, writer, blogger, radio producer, taking baby steps towards making her own films. Not much else going on.
Rajneel is a writer, director and editor in the NZ film and television industry. He has been accused of producing several award-winning short films as well as music videos and commercials, but mostly he spends his days focusing on becoming a full-time curmudgeon.
Tony's been broadcasting on 95bFM as Tony Tunes for the last 5 years. Having studied Film & Media at Auckland Uni he now finds himself having a lot more to say about movies than music, which he'd rather just listen to these days. Partial to horror films and anything on the transgressive side, Tony is also a fan of everything from popcorn action flicks to earnest European drama. And maybe, just maybe, the occasional rom com.
Ant is the man behind a lot of things including but not limited to: V48Hour Furious Filmmaking Competition, Fatso 24Hour Movie Marathon, MakeMyMovie and the Incredibly Strange Film Festival.
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Aaron started reviewing professionally for the Sunday-Star Times for several years before moving onto Real Groove, Groove Guide and Volume. During the day he buys movies and manages site content and social media for fatso.co.nz. He has also served some time in the pre-NZFF crew of the Incredibly Strange Film Festival, where he learned to value all forms of cinema, devoting equal time to bottom-of-the-barrel trash and the slowest of arthaus endurance tests.