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Film

August 11, 2008

Directed by Kurt Kuenne Dear Zachary is the most personal film I’ve ever seen – raw, human and painfully upsetting. Kurt Kuenne tells the story of his murdered friend Andrew through the home movies they made together, and interviews with everyone Andrew loved, as a message to Andrew’s son Zachary.

August 11, 2008

Directed by Nic Balthazar Okay. Let’s begin by saying that during Ben X I found out that my eyeliner is better quality than I thought, because it didn’t run everywhere. Ben (Greg Timmermans, also a total hottie) is a troubled child. Eventually diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, after running the gamut of psychological and physical testing, […]

August 11, 2008

Directed by Anand Tucker This movie follows the relationship between Doctor Arthur Morrison and his son Blake over a period of thirty years as the father slowly dies of cancer. With a mix of present day scenes and flashbacks of Blake as an adolescent we follow a son’s attempts to reconcile his troubled relationship with […]

August 11, 2008

Directed by Hideaki Anno If you’re making a film based upon a pre-existing series, it helps if the series is awesome. Hideaki Anno really couldn’t have screwed this one up if he’d tried. But compared to the epic radness of the original he hasn’t exactly outdone himself either.

August 4, 2008

Directed by Alister Barry Blending an astonishing array of archived footage with excerpts from leaked emails and reports, The Hollow Men follows Don Brash and his campaign team as they seduce and are in turn seduced by big business, big money and big political marketing guns from Australia and the US.

August 4, 2008

Directed by Dennis Gansel “Could there ever be another dictatorship in Germany?” Actually forget Germany. Could there ever be another organically developed dictatorship in a First World country? It would seem so. And you know what? I can’t blame us. Neither does this film. It doesn’t blame anyone for a natural organically created dictatorship. Everyone […]

August 4, 2008

After the AIDS backlash of the 1980s, a new generation of FILMS gay filmmakers rose to festival prominence, bringing highly articulate and frequently shocking takes on the modern condition and how THE GAYS fit into it – or not, as the case often was.

August 4, 2008

Directed by Matteo Garrone started rolling I sat in my chair in the Embassy theatre in a stunned silence. I’d just watched an amazing film, but that question nagged at me – just how amazing was it?

August 4, 2008

Directed by Sima Urale Apron Strings, the first feature from New Zealander Sima Urale, is a beautiful tale of two adult children, one Pakeha, the other half Indian, and their relationships with their respective mothers. Contrast is provided between the two, and between two other family characters: an aunty on one side, a sister on […]

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