Film

February 18, 2008

Presented by The Film Archive in association with the New Zealand Film Commission (5 New Zealand short films, $6 bucks, 7.00pm) And it’s on the 8th of March… At the New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki Street

October 15, 2007

Steve Nicoll’s Favourite Movies: 1. The Lives of Others 2. Perfume 3. The Bourne Ultimatum 4. Inland Empire

October 8, 2007

Directed by Dave Kajganich If you fall asleep they’ll get you. No, it’s not a production night at Salient, but The Invasion. There have been some great covert alien invasion movies; John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) and They Live (1988), The Arrival (1996), Invaders from Mars (1953 and 1986), The Puppet Masters (1994) and the […]

October 8, 2007

Directed by Adrienne Shelly Jenna (Keri Russell) is a waitress in a Southern restaurant called Joe’s Pie Diner. She is a champion pie maker and greatly adds to the diner’s appeal with her mouth-watering confections.

October 8, 2007

Directed by Adam Shankman I am a huge fan of John Waters, and his 1988 masterpiece Hairspray is one of my favourite films. So when I heard that there was going to be a remake, I knew that something I loved was going to be defiled. John Waters’ Hairspray is a politically irreverent and subversive […]

October 8, 2007

Directed by Richard Roxburgh I would say that there’s something in the water in Australia at the moment – except that there isn’t much water in Australia at the moment. Good films, however, abound. Last year’s film festival showed the taught, wickedly clever Last Train to Freo alongside the beautiful Ten Canoes. It also featured […]

October 1, 2007

Let me say first and foremost do not even think of viewing this movie unless you’ve seen the first film. Simply put, this movie just starts and goes, assuming that you’ve seen the first film. There are no reintroductions, just forward motion, so be prepared. See Night Watch.

October 1, 2007

I was eager to see this new Australian film, as I am for all Aussie films, as I love just about everything that the industry comes up with. I have to say though, I was disappointed with the movie on the whole and found it very tedious and at times wanted to leave the cinema.

October 1, 2007

First of all, I’d like to say that I found David Lynch’s Inland Empire to be a disappointment, but not entirely, because there were a handful of good scenes, but overall it’s a great mess, sugar-coated with bloated non-linear structure, which is so complicated that you start losing interest and simply don’t care anymore.