Category: Film

Review – Margin Call

Review – Margin Call

by / October 1, 2012 / No Comments

With a cast of Hollywood heavyweights, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the acting is uniformly excellent.

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Review – Holy Motors

Review – Holy Motors

by / October 1, 2012 / No Comments

Holy Motors takes us back to a time when movie making was transcendent artistry, and mourns the dilapidated state of pure, emotive cinema.

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The Other Little Boy

The Other Little Boy

by / September 24, 2012 / No Comments

For many, one of the film’s greatest surprises has been the remarkably assured and touching performance from newcomer Maaka Pohatu, as the worldly Gav. Salient was fortunate enough to speak to Pohatu about his accomplished theatre career, and what attracted him to Two Little Boys.

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Review – I Wish

Review – I Wish

by / September 17, 2012 / No Comments

Japanese bullet trains are capable of speeds up to 300km/h. Sometimes, when two of these trains pass each other in opposite directions, enough energy is released to create a temporary wishing well in their wake.

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Review – Two Little Boys

Review – Two Little Boys

by / September 17, 2012 / No Comments

Two Little Boys may not be the most daring New Zealand comedy, but it certainly is one of the most accomplished.

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Retrospective Review- Baise-Moi

Retrospective Review- Baise-Moi

by / September 16, 2012 / No Comments

Dir. Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi When Baise-Moi was first reviewed by Salient in 2003, it was summed up as “pernicious, pornographic and pretentious” and ended up in this fine publication’s ‘worst of the year’ list. In a way, the reviewer was right: Baise-Moi is an aggressive, confrontational movie that preaches a message that [...]

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Review – Iron Sky

Review – Iron Sky

by / September 10, 2012 / 1 Comment

After World War Two, a corps of Nazis escaped from Earth and set up camp on the dark side of the moon. They’ve been biding their time for the last seventy years, waiting to launch an attack on Earth and retake what they lost in the war.

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Review – Bernie

Review – Bernie

by / September 10, 2012 / No Comments

Based on a true story from the American south, the film follows the eccentric Bernie and his relationship with the bitter widow, Marjorie Nugent, which quickly takes an unpleasant turn as she twists him into her slave.

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Extended Review- Cabin in the Woods

Extended Review- Cabin in the Woods

by / August 22, 2012 / No Comments

Ed’s note: This review is an extended version of that which appeared in the print version of Issue 18. In 1994, John Carpenter released In the Mouth of Madness. Starring Sam Neill, the film told the story of a claims investigator sent by a publishing company to retrieve a popular Stephen King-like author who has [...]

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Review – The Cabin In The Woods

Review – The Cabin In The Woods

by / August 20, 2012 / 1 Comment

Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s canny horror-comedy will feel familiar to anyone with a passing interest in contemporary horror cinema—Cabin’s narrative games and thematic concerns recall Madness, Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber and Wes Craven’s Scream, among others.

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