Saturday, April 29, 2017

Live by Night

Director: Ben Affleck 2 Stars Ben Affleck wrote, directed and stars in this unrestrained, out of control mess of a movie set in prohibition era Boston...

Manchester By the Sea

Most mistakes can be fixed, apologised for or forgotten. Some change our lives completely and forever. Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a thirty-something janitor living...

Hidden Figures

Based on the true story of a team of African American women working for NASA in the early 1960s, Hidden Figures focuses on three...

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

Director: D. J. Caruso After 15 years, Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) returns from the dead for a mission so deadly and dangerous, it requires the...

Paterson

Dir: Jim Jarmusch Paterson is director Jim Jarmusch’s second offering at this year’s film festival, following on from Gimme Danger, his documentary about The Stooges....

Elle

Dir: Paul Verhoeven Elle marks the return of director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Robocop) after a ten-year absence. With the help of a stunning performance...

The Rehearsal

Dir: Alison Maclean It was a star-studded night at Auckland’s Civic Theatre as the film adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s first novel, The Rehearsal, got its...

Under the Shadow

Director: Babar Anvari It’s 1989 and the Iran-Iraq War has been raging for nearly eight years, almost as long as Shideh (Narges Rashidi) has been...

Fatima

Directed by Philippe Faucon Winner of this year’s Cesar (French film awards) for best film, Fatima is a finely nuanced exploration of the relationship between...

Ten Years

Directors: Kwok Zune, Wong Fei-Pang, Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-Wai, Ng Ka-Leung When the British pulled out of Hong Kong in 1997, a promise was made...

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