Category: Films

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Get Out

Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) has no idea that his love for an Armitage (Allison Williams) is about to offer one of the best movies of its time. Genre enthusiasts would place Get Out in...

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Kong: Skull Island

Opening near the launch of the original, KONG: Skull Island takes us to the War in the Pacific in 1944. Hank Marlow (John C. Reilly) is a comedic one liner that befriends a foe...

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Logan

Back in 2000, Bryan Singer gave cinematic life to the X-Men. Singer wasn’t a comic book fan, rather he was interested in the subjects of prejudice and discrimination that X-Men offered. Singer’s strange new...

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The Great Wall

“1700 Years to Build. 5500 Miles Long. What were they trying to keep out?” This is copy from a poster for The Great Wall. Originally the legend of the Great Wall was to defend...

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T2 Trainspotting

There was always going to be a heavy weight of expectation attached to a TRAINSPOTTING sequel. Danny Boyle’s 1996 original was a cinematic cultural marker for those of us of an age, sitting alongside...

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Manchester By The Sea

A drama of thickly layered grief Kenneth Lonergan’s MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is a grim march from top to tail. As with the auteur’s underseen 2011 tour-de-force MARGARET, MANCHESTER packages dramatic riches within a...

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Ok, full disclosure upfront, this review will contain spoilers. You’re gonna keep reading? Good, then I’ll keep writing. The original Resident Evil came out in 2002, and had the rare honour of being a...

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Ok, so I did some research before the latest in the xXx franchise and I’ve discovered that people are generally in one of two camps, those that love Vin Diesel and those who, well,...

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Jackie

Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín might seem an odd choice to front a biopic about an icon of United States sociopolitical history but the idiosyncratic director proves more than up to the task, painting a...

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Assassin’s Creed

I’ve been procrastinating with this review. I did enjoy going to see Assassin’s Creed, so on the one had that should count for something. But then I did go to the NZ premiere screening,...