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June 5, 2018

Hey fam, you’re allowed to watch shit films. I know, as a film writer, I should be shilling for the newest film that any old white dude with a good reputation has got coming out. It’s only sensible. Lars Von Trier’s got a new film out! Let’s all watch that! He’s a genius, an incredible […]

May 14, 2018

Hey, I’m Emma, I’m here on a holiday from the film section for this issue. You’ll find your usual commentators across in the film section, and your regular scheduled programming will return next week. “This show will wreck your evening, your home life, and your day. Every single episode is nothing but dismay. Look away.” […]

May 7, 2018

“Let’s Talk about Sex” Director — Lisa Burd 4.5/5 stars Julia Sloane (Real Housewives of Auckland) throws us into a world of sexuality in New Zealand. It’s bizarre to sit down and watch a documentary on diversity helmed by the very woman who called someone the n-word on national television, but I set aside my […]

April 30, 2018

The Old: Lars and the Real Girl By Amy Stimson 4.5 stars This is perhaps the saddest film I have ever loved. I watched it in a cinema full of people who watched it and laughed at the funny parts. I cried. I was doing my Masters thesis on loneliness at the time and the […]

April 16, 2018

The Old: Human Centipede (2009) 1/5 The Human Centipede is a terrible film. I got very drunk over Easter and watched it. A maniacal guy kidnaps three people and sews them together into a human centipede. He then tortures them for 92 minutes until they die. I’d wonder where this director gets his film ideas […]

April 9, 2018

(This is not exactly a film review.) So you’ve probably been in Wellington for a little while now. Maybe the lure of Wellington’s (very glamorous) film scene drew you here. A lot of movies are filmed in and around Wellington. Most of those movies are not actually set in Wellington. Here’s a ranked list of […]