Film

August 13, 2007

This is the film adaptation of Patrick Süskind’s 1985 best selling novel. It is a disturbing and kinky fairytale of Jean-Baptist Grenouille – a young man who was born in Paris fish market in 1738 and was not supposed to live at all, just like his four siblings that had been killed by their mother […]

August 13, 2007

The premise of the film is not some perverse fantasy about killing the current President of the United States of America, George Walker Bush. Those who say otherwise either haven’t seen it, or are trying to purposely misguide you.

August 6, 2007

Michael Winterbottom is an incredible skilful director who has made great films like 24 Hour Party People and The Road to Guantanamo. A Mighty Heart is about American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and killed by a group calling itself the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty about five years ago. Pearl […]

August 6, 2007

This epic biopic tells the amazing story of the extraordinary and tragic French singer Edith Piaf. The film seems to focus itself around three story lines simultaneously – her youth, her adulthood and her last days. Things are tumultuous from the beginning and stay that way.

August 6, 2007

Heartbreak Hotel is actually damn good. Swedish movies released in New Zealand tend to be few and far between, something I’ve never really understood as I have yet to see a bad Swedish movie. This one tracks the growing friendship between two middle-aged single women, one a gynaecologist and the other a parking warden

August 6, 2007

Last week legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman finally lost his game of chess with the grim reaper aged 89. His films were deeply influenced by his strict religious upbringing and this was most apparent in his epic Fanny and Alexander (1982).

July 30, 2007

Film students reading this should all already know about this movie, or at least have seen Kane and Greehough walking around campus. So take the advice and go and see it! It’s a terrific film and very unlike the ones most of you will have seen.

July 30, 2007

This is a film everybody has been waiting for. Lily is a sweet woman who works at a fast food place. She has a crush on Jarrod, a geek who works at the computer store across from her. She manages to get an invitation to his “dress as your favorite animal” party, and the two […]

July 30, 2007

Honor de cavalleria (Honour of the Knights) is Albert Serra’s first film, based on the classic novel Don Quixote (an episodic, Renaissance-era tale which describes the travels and exploits of the Don and his dim-witted sidekick Sancho in their pursuit of chivalry).