Tag Archives: NZFF

A Field In England [2013]

I have never walked out of a film in my adult life. There were several times during this film where I almost did. Having slogged through until the end, I can’t say I’m glad I did. I found it incoherent … Continue reading

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Terms and Conditions May Apply [2013]

Dirty Wars was enlightening, but unsettling, in a rather distant way. After all, whatever views I might or might not hold about the USA, my country is extremely unlikely to be directly affected by JSOC, or Drone Strikes, or anything … Continue reading

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Mud [2012]

I think it would be very easy to be dismissive of Mud, because it is the classic “simple tale, well told”. Boy-becomes-man, drawing on the traditions of Huckleberry Finn via Stand By Me. It is a story that tries nothing … Continue reading

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Dirty Wars [2013]

This is an illuminating documentary about the way that the USA conducts its foreign adventures. Like most documentaries, the audience responds on a number of different levels, broadly based around their engagement with the content and representation of that content. … Continue reading

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The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology [2012]

This film is a 2-ish hour discussion that ranges over a huge number of topics, interpreting the world and our interpretation of the world with the assistance of illustrations from diverse films. It is a fast-paced discussion, very dense with … Continue reading

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Blancanieves [2012]

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NZFF2012 Week 1

It is day 8 of the Festival for me, and so far I have seen one film a day – a little less than I was hoping to, and with probably fewer than 1 a day lined up for next … Continue reading

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