Film

The Handmaid's Tale

Posted 1:05pm Sunday 28th May 2017 by Laura Starling

Rating: 4/5 Based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale is a post-apocalyptic story of a patriarchal world. The first three episodes were released together and pack and powerful punch to the gut, with themes from the 1980s novel still resonating and relevant Read more...

A Dog’s Purpose

Posted 1:02pm Sunday 28th May 2017 by Samuel Rillstone

Rating: 5/5 A Dog’s Purpose is one of the most sentimental films I have seen in a while, for the pure and obvious fact that it contains dogs and dogs dying and living and just, doggos. Taking place from the 1950s to the present day, it follows a dog, narrated by the wonderful Josh Gad, who Read more...

Chewing Gum (episodes 1-3, 2015)

Posted 1:11pm Sunday 21st May 2017 by Saskia Bunce-Rath

Rating: 3/5 I have… mixed feelings. On paper it all seems great, yet I quit watching after three episodes due to the immense second hand embarrassment I got. Chewing Gum is a British comedy that frankly discusses sexuality, with a diverse cast, set on an estate in England. It’s Read more...

Get Out (2017)

Posted 1:05pm Sunday 21st May 2017 by Laura Starling

Rating: 5/5 Get Out is a recent, somewhat controversial, horror film. Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) is a young black photographer accompanying his new white girlfriend, Rose Armitage (Alison Williams), home to visit her parents. Early on Chris asks her if she had told her parents that he is Read more...

Personal Shopper (2016)

Posted 12:32pm Sunday 14th May 2017 by Alex Campbell-Hunt

Rating: 4/5 It’s best to go into this movie knowing little about it, so that you can be taken on a mysterious ride and not know what to expect. So I won’t reveal too much. But you’ll know from the title that it’s about a personal shopper (played by Kristin Stewart); a Read more...

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 (2017)

Posted 12:28pm Sunday 14th May 2017 by Maisie Thursfield

Rating: 5/5 Let’s praise the Lord one more time for Chris Pratt! Although Andy Dwyer will always hold the number one place in my Chris Pratt dedicated heart, Peter Quill has come a mighty close second after the latest instalment of Guardians of the Galaxy. In this film, we learn about Read more...

13 Reasons Why

Posted 12:23pm Sunday 14th May 2017 by Laura Starling

13 Reasons Why is a recent addition to Netflix and is a show about suicide. It is centred around a teenage girl who commits suicide and organises for 13 tapes to be sent to the 13 people she blames. The show attempts to address the complications technology has added to bullying and abuse, and Read more...

Survivor NZ: Dee shits in the ocean, Tony shits the bed

Posted 1:26pm Tuesday 9th May 2017 by Sam McChesney

  Sam is a Survivor superfan, which means he’d be voted off first if he ever played. This is his weekly blog on Survivor New Zealand strategy.   At some point in Survivor, you need to become a threat if you want to win. If you’re seen as a passenger, then barring an Read more...

Moone Boy (seasons 1 & 2)

Posted 1:48pm Sunday 7th May 2017 by Saskia Bunce-Rath

Rating: 4/5   Moone Boy simply warmed the cockles of my heart. This show makes you want to sit in bed with a soft blanket and drink beverages from a thermos, even though you are literally in your house and could make a cup of tea. But what is Moone Boy you ask? Is it about some type of boy Read more...

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Posted 1:19pm Sunday 7th May 2017 by Samuel Rillstone

Rating: 4.5/5 As an avid Batman fan, or Bat-fan, viewing the Dark Knight in all his glory as a brooding LEGO figure was quite the treat. It was fraught with references from both on-screen and comic book depictions of the Caped Crusader, with some very sly ones for those who have extensive Read more...

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