Tagged: NZFF

Blackfish

Blackfish

A damning indictment of corporate greed in the context of the aquatic entertainment industry, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Blackfish is a documentary that most definitely beats its drum, though to a rhythm I suspect most viewers...

A Hijacking

A Hijacking

Taut and considered, psychological drama doesn’t come much better than Tobias Lindholm’s romance free tale of modern day piracy A Hijacking. Following on closely from the critical success of Vinterberg’s The Hunt (2012), which...

The Act Of Killing

The Act Of Killing

[WARNING: though not graphic in a literal ‘violence on screen’ sense this film deals with disturbing thematic content and recreations of actual atrocities. Care should be taken deciding whether you should see this.] One...

A Field In England

A Field In England

A visually epic, organically-addled, Jodorowskian fever dream of a film Ben Wheatley’s enigmatic period piece A Field In England proved surprisingly challenging yet immersive viewing. A sleep or so later its hooks have sunk...

Fire In The Blood

Fire In The Blood

Kicking off my weekend of Film Festival fun with arguably the most difficult watch. The smallish crowd was either an indication of festival goers unwillingness to watch films before lunch, or a reflection of...

The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

A moving tale of friendship and poverty Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant is a beautifully observed gem of a film that trades in honesty and minimises unnecessary sentimentality. Arbor (oddly, also the name of...