Category: NZIFF

NZIFF – Maïdan

Providing a stark window into a string of Ukrainian protests—beginning with ‘Euromaidan’ in late November 2013 protesting the government’s decision to back out of signing an Association Agreement with the European Union and culminating...

NZIFF – Snowpiercer

Korean Auteur Bong Joon-ho’s first foray into English language cinema has resulted in an engaging genre mash with a few crooked edges and a surprisingly gritty turn from Chris ‘Captain America’ Evans. If a...

NZIFF – Cold In July

Like a complete throwback not only is Jim Mickle’s Cold In July set in the late 80s it actually feels like it was made in the late 80s. A grungy southern crime-thriller the film...

NZIFF – Jodorowsky’s Dune

A bittersweet ode to the passion-project that never quite was Jodorowsky’s Dune is as much about the enigmatic Spanish director as it is about his ill-fated project to adapt Frank Herbert’s science fiction epic....

NZIFF – Borgman

Not so much an out-and-out horror as a slow burn creeper Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman keeps its antagonists shrouded in a veil of mystery as it plays out a kind of supernatural body snatchers...

NZIFF – At Berkeley

Coming to At Berkeley as an employee of a University, with an interest in this famous academic institution, rather than as a Frederick Wiseman fan, I had little idea of what to expect. While...

NZIFF – The Congress

A surreal philosophical head trip of a film Ari Folman’s The Congress looks at the nature of reality and identity through the lens of the actress Robin Wright who plays both a fictionalised version...

NZIFF – Under the Skin

Science fiction doesn’t come much more appealingly lo-fi than Jonathan Glazer’s slow burn creeper Under the Skin. Despite touting a Hollywood A-Lister in the (unnamed) lead role—a mesmerizingly flat performance by Scarlett Johansson—the film...

NZIFF – Our Picks – Point and Shoot

The fascinating story of Matthew VanDyke, an American adventure junkie, whose travels across the Middle East led to his joining – and filming – the Libyan revolution. Best Doco, Tribeca Film Festival 2014 American...