Category Archives: Film

Review in Brief: Baby Done (2020/21)

A lot of New Zealand comedies have a very distinct feel, and BABY DONE from writer-director team Curtis Vowell and Sophie Henderson echoes the voice of its producer Taika Waititi. This is deadpan-funny, heartfelt and unafraid to make its protagonist … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Judas and the Black Messiah (2020)

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH tells a heightened version of a story that everyone should know, and tells it with righteous anger. Unfortunately some elements of the film’s abundant style do admittedly get in the way, like the depiction of … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Minari (2020)

There’s no debate, MINARI is an American film – what could be more American than a tale of a family buying a farm and dreaming of living off the land? It’s astounding that the film features two of the first … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Sound of Metal (2019/20)

SOUND OF METAL will leave you spent, physically, emotionally, and if you can hear, aurally. On the cusp of success, metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) loses most of his hearing and must reconcile his new life with the help of … Continue reading

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Godzilla vs Kong (2021) Review

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Review in Brief: Ammonite (2020)

AMMONITE is a labour-intensive, impeccably detailed and tender film, the second from tactile master Francis Lee. This is a story of passions, of the agony of being starved of them, of being kept from them. Direct comparisons to PORTRAIT OF … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Life in a Day 2020 (2021)

Despite a worldwide pandemic, in 2020 life went on. Ten years on from crowd-sourced documentary LIFE IN A DAY Kevin Macdonald and his team did it again, this time picking 25 July 2020 as the date of record. This world-spanning … Continue reading

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Fugitive Dreams (2020) Review – MANIFF

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Showa Era Godzilla Movies Ranked (1954-1975)

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Review in Brief: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Exhausted as so many of us might be by all the needlessly aggressive online discourse attached to this, it’s finally here, what is apparently the closest we are ever going to get to seeing Zack Snyder’s original vision for JUSTICE … Continue reading

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