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Film

August 4, 2008

Directed by Jennifer Venditti The documentary Billy the Kid follows a not-so-token high school misfit from small-town Maine. It’s an interesting look into the mind of the protagonist: an autistic metalhead in the throes of adolescence.

August 4, 2008

Directed by Dennis Dugan If you haven’t seen it yet, Adam Sandler’s latest hilarity fest, Don’t Mess with the Zohan came out a few weeks ago. And let’s just say that after watching it, I didn’t feel so tough anymore. He can play table tennis whilst barbecuing fish. He can do nohanded push-ups. He fights […]

August 4, 2008

As I walk into my bathroom with two other men I momentarily reconsider what I am about to engage in, is this right, is this moral, what would my parents think. But I am relieved when the young man next to me takes his shirt off and says “Lets get high”, and we did. Very, […]

July 28, 2008

Directed by John Crowley Boy A is a product from the exotic shores of England. The movie follows 25-year old Jack, trying desperately to rehabilitate himself back into mainstream society after being released from prison for murdering his classmate when he was 10.

July 28, 2008

Directed by Stefan Ruzowitsky How do you justify doing open dealings with men who are slaughtering your comrades on a daily basis? That’s the question at the heart of The Counterfeiters, last year’s winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, and it’s one that our protagonist Salomon “Sally” Sorowitsch is faced with time and […]

July 28, 2008

Directed by Takashi Miike The 1960s gave us some great westerns, Sergio Leone exposed the nihilistic potential of the genre, Sam Peckinpah fine tuned the gunplay with his bullet-wracked bodies in ballistic slow motion.

July 14, 2008

Hancock is a feel good action movie. It is everything you might expect, which is reasonable, and nothing more. It has fun and excitement, it will make you laugh, everything is happily resolved, and it has plotholes you could park a truck in. Awesome.

July 14, 2008

Directed by Tomas Alfredson Let the Right One In is about the crust of blood on a 12-year-old boy’s lip after kissing his vampire girlfriend, while outside snow blankets a neighbourhood of achingly dull brick housing units. A pack of boys at a Swedish junior high taunt pasty blonde Oskar to squeal like a pig.

July 14, 2008

Trust a British soap star to brilliantly encapsulate the fuckedness of Aotearoa’s gang culture, while simultaneously getting our national history completely wrong. Ross Kemp, former East Enders star, manages to draw out a series of amazing terrifying interviews from members of the Mongrel Mob.

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