Film

May 5, 2008

The first seven minutes of the very first episode of this 13- part series is a strong indication that Elfen Lied is not for the fainthearted. With blood everywhere and a severed arm twitching, a teenage girl with psychic abilities escapes from an institution where she has lived her entire life by brutally killing the […]

April 28, 2008

Margot at the Wedding American indie movies can be great in that they are liberated from Hollywood happy endings, moral overtones, wooden big-name acting and implausible plots. However, they can also be pretentious, deliberately idiosyncratic, and as realistically boring as real life. Thankfully, Margot at the Wedding avoids these potential pitfalls. Neurotic, destructive Margot (Nicole […]

April 28, 2008

This movie suffers from serious questions as to what it wants to be. Is it a sports film? I hope not. Because that was the reason I went to see this, and the sport of mixed martial arts spends far too much time in the background. Is it a date film? Lord, I hope not. […]

April 7, 2008

The rise of the New Zealand film industry over the last ten years brought a career in film from pipe dream of only the most narcissistic to a slightly more realistic non P pipe dream. Many young people like myself yearned to be part of the industry. Like most careers that meant training. But where […]

April 7, 2008

Everyone’s second favourite film festival has just ended, and with it go their screenings of last year’s film festival leftovers, big name independent films released everywhere else months ago (I’m Not There was released outside of festivals in the US on 21 November) but that had not yet made it to our backwards burg, and […]

March 25, 2008

Machinema, the use of computer software (usually developer programs for computer games) has been prevalent for quite some time now. The old machinema were corny loves stories and heart felt, but ultimately tame love story’s and Hero worship – usually on the Half Life engine. But finally Machinema has come of age — check out […]

March 24, 2008

Oh imdb let me name the ways you are ineffectual as a teacher, mother and secret lover.

March 24, 2008

Directed by Pete Traus Vantage point has been described as having a ‘high-concept premise,’ and this would be true if the writer meant ‘premise that is fucking stupid‘. Its premise is so improbable and flawed that the fact it’s also poorly executed and far too light on the intrigue should come as no surprise. Thrillers […]

March 24, 2008

Directed by Doug Liman Jumper is a rather shit scifi action movie. It tells the story of David Rice, who finds out as a teenager he has the ability to teleport when he falls through thin ice and saves himself by miraculously appearing in his local library. Following this revelation, Rice runs away from home […]

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