Reviews

  • Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a visually stunning film, delivering the tragic story of Jean-Dominique ‘Jean-Do’ Bauby. Mid-career, as…

  • Review: Untraceable

    I’m tired of these sadistic horror movies. I just don’t enjoy sitting in a cinema watching people burn to death, get hacked to pieces, or…

  • Review: Second-Hand Wedding

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    • 15 May

    The most recent offering from our local film industry is a warm hearted romantic comedy set on the Kapiti coast. It centres on the impending…

  • Review: I’m Not There

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    • 08 May

    The musical bio-pic is experiencing a resurgence as of late. Ray, Walk the Line and La Vie En Rose have all collected Oscars for their…

  • Review: What Happens In Vegas…

    Jack (Ashton Kutcher) and Joy (Cameron Diaz) meet each other while drowning their sorrows on a drunken night in Vegas (He’s just been fired…

  • Review: Dan in Real Life

    This Steve Carell vehicle charms with some wholesome middle-aged humour and natural acting but stumbles due to odd chemistry between the two…

  • Review: Four Minutes

    There’s a bizarre morality at work in Four Minutes: the film at once idolizes the notion of ‘natural talent’, and compartmentalizes it away…

  • I went to the Hannah Montana Premiere and I didn’t understand what was happening

    I arrive at the New Zealand premiere of the Hannah Montana concert movie in an old hoodie and jandals, only to find it a more important…

  • Review: U2 3D

    Are U2 bigger than Jesus? If Bono wasn’t the staunch catholic he says he is (he is, right? I don’t bother to research) then I bet he…

  • Review: Street Kings

    It’s been a while since we’ve had a decent LAPD drama. Street Kings provides a welcome return to the slums of South Central, where…

  • Review: Horton Hears a Who!

    Horton Hears A Who!, from its cast of creatures to the gorgeous Forest of Nool, is a great kids story. Bouncy, floppy, bursting at the seams…