Author Archive: Gerald Lee

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No Joyce Here

No Joyce Here

by / March 10, 2014 / No Comments

Government plays hard to get with Uni Council

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Breaking Bad – A Cultural Icon

Breaking Bad – A Cultural Icon

by / October 14, 2013 / No Comments

Breaking Bad is proof that television has an incredible power all of its own.

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Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

by / July 22, 2013 / No Comments

How could the man who brought us Pan’s Labyrinth produce such garbage?

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Rialto Channel 48HOURS Contest

Rialto Channel 48HOURS Contest

by / May 20, 2013 / No Comments

Every year, thousands of eager filmmakers compete in what is arguably the most hectic film-production contest known to mankind. Salient Film Editor Gerald Lee sat down with student filmmaker Michelle Kan to discuss the competition and its appeal.

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Evening Flix

Evening Flix

by / May 13, 2013 / No Comments

Evening Flix comprises a series of movies examining the lives, works and worlds of various artists. Here’s a quick guide to what’s being shown.

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Film Review – Eternity

Film Review – Eternity

by / May 6, 2013 / No Comments

While Alex Galvin’s new sci-fi feature proves to be a technical success, it falters on an emotional level due to some irritating performances and underwritten characters.

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Documentary Edge Festival 2013

Documentary Edge Festival 2013

by / April 29, 2013 / No Comments

For the purposes of your global education, here is Salient’s guide to the highlights of the Documentary Edge Film Festival 2013.

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Film Review – Trance

Film Review – Trance

by / April 15, 2013 / No Comments

Despite featuring a well-honed sense of visual flair, Trance is an appalling pile of drivel, assailing the audience with a chaotic story that never once makes you care about what’s going on.

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

by / March 25, 2013 / No Comments

Directed by Mike Newell Adaptations of the works of Charles Dickens seem to come thick and fast these days, and it’s often hard to see what the latest version contributes to our understanding of these classic tales. Like so many others, the latest version to hit cinema screens, Mike Newell’s great expectations, fails to tread [...]

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Wellington Underground Film Festival

Wellington Underground Film Festival

by / March 18, 2013 / No Comments

March 21-23 New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St Low-budget filmmaking is something mainstream audiences have very little contact with. This is a pity, given the breadth of talent in local filmmaking circles, and the fact that having limited resources usually fosters some of the greatest examples of innovation. Thankfully, the Wellington Underground Film Festival [...]

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