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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 […]