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Film

March 9, 2009

There will always be a place in American cinema for a small story that is well told. In 2003 Tom McCarthy gave us this with the exceptional The Station Agent. After a five-year hiatus from directing, and a stint acting in The Wire its great to see McCarthy return with a sophomore film that in […]

March 9, 2009

I’ve been a big fan of Moore’s Watchmen ever since I read the graphic novel last month, and have been eagerly anticipating the film adaptation. Perhaps like a lot of the other fans of the comic ([intlink id=”7795″ type=”post”]read the review[/intlink]), I was interested to see if the film offered the same great storytelling, immersion, […]

March 2, 2009

Zack and Miri Director Kevin Smith has recently become addicted to the chronicling of his life. He updates his blog (My Boring-Ass Life) every day, detailing almost every move, including awkwardly detailed rundowns of his masturbatory routine and technique. Every week he records a podcast with his producer Scott Mosier. These consist of them talking […]

March 2, 2009

Tuesday 10 February, Penthouse Cinema. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood. The Wrestler follows Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson, a famous professional wrestler whose 80’s golden days are well behind him. Inside the ring, he still holds on to the glory of his past, though his audiences have dwindled. […]

March 2, 2009

Sandwiched between gigs and other activities in the Orientation programme is a VUWSA Special General Meeting, called to seek a mandate from students to contribute up to $12 million in funding over a 15 year period toward a major redevelopment of the Kelburn campus. The project is proposed to be jointly funded by the University […]

February 23, 2009

The Wellingtonian cinéaste is spoiled for choice. The plethora of cinemas and full calendar of festivals means that almost any night of the year somewhere in Wellington something exciting on celluloid will be happening. Cinemas The Embassy is the big monolith of the film community. Sitting at the end of Courtney Place. With its single […]

October 6, 2008

When thinking about the last Salient film section I looked to the film section of ‘04 for advice about how to go out with style, but instead we decided to have a couple of drinks, give ourselves awards and talk about our favourite films:

October 6, 2008

About Sex and the City, Jenna Powell wrote “You expect a slaphappy rushed piece of shit and that is exactly what you get.” About Vantage Point, Haimona Peretini Gray wrote “Vantage Point has been described as having a ‘high-concept premise’, and this would be true if the writer had meant ‘premise that is fucking stupid’.”

October 6, 2008

Despite several Salienteers’ attempts at destroying the film Mary Poppins (and indirectly my childhood) through highlighting some alleged LSD and deviant sexual practices it is still my favourite movie. Maybe I just do not want to grow up but there is something about the film Mary Poppins that makes me feel all warm and happy […]