Men Like Us

Posted 5:59pm Sunday 7th October 2012

There is no way I can do this great film justice in a 300-word review. The opening sequence of Men Like Us illustrates the abundance of heterosexual images found in Western culture and sets the scene for nine menís stories to be told, most of which begin with the way in which they were raised to Read more...

Where Do We Go Now

Posted 5:59pm Sunday 7th October 2012

With the starring role played by the director herself, this movie was bound to be a little odd. Where Do We Go Now is set in a fictional village in Lebanon, where Christians and Muslims are living in harmony, oblivious to the war-torn nature of their relationship outside of their own community. This Read more...

Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House

Posted 5:59pm Sunday 7th October 2012

When you enter the new exhibition at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the enormous pool table that monopolises a large floor area in the centre of the room grabs your attention. The exhibition is ďSir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton HouseĒ, and it is this billiard Read more...

Your Sisterís Sister

Posted 4:25pm Sunday 23rd September 2012

Iím not sure if Your Sisterís Sister is a romantic comedy or not, but whatever its classification, itís a great watch. The film opens with Jack (Mark Duplass) struggling to recover from the loss of his brother, and making an ass of himself at a subsequent memorial party. His best friend Iris Read more...

Moonrise Kingdom

Posted 4:57pm Sunday 16th September 2012

Set in the 1960s, Moonrise Kingdom is about a couple of New England kids who cross paths at a summer camp and fall head-over-heels in love. Suzy comes from an upper-class family of lawyers, while Sam is an orphan who is constantly in and out of foster homes. Before leaving the camp, they make a pact Read more...

Yvonne Todd: Wall of Seahorsel

Posted 4:57pm Sunday 16th September 2012

Curated by Melbourne arts writer Serena Bentley, ďWall of SeahorselĒ is a showcase of the most recent works of one of New Zealandís most respected contemporary photographers. Yvonne Todd is an award-winning artist based in Auckland. She has become well known for her photographs, which utilise the Read more...

Take this Waltz

Posted 5:17pm Sunday 2nd September 2012

In a world full of tacky rom-coms and second-rate vampire movies, Take This Waltz is a breath of fresh air. The film centres around Margot (Michelle Williams) and her relationships. A travel writer, Margot is growing restless in life and in her marriage of five years to Lou (Seth Rogen), a Read more...

Step Up 4: Miami Heat

Posted 4:26pm Sunday 19th August 2012

In the fourth installment of the Step Up franchise, we find ourselves in Miami (which means lots of bikinis and bleached hair). We meet Emily, the daughter of a wealthy property shark (Hollywood veteran Peter Gallagher), who falls for Ryan, a guy from the wrong side of the tracks. Shockingly, Ryan Read more...

Magic Mike

Posted 5:14pm Sunday 12th August 2012

If you like shimmering well-oiled abs and perfectly tanned man-buttocks, then Magic Mike is the film for you. Magic Mike is based loosely on Channing Tatumís life as a teenage stripper before he made it as an actor in Hollywood. Set in Florida, the movie follows 19-year-old Adam (Alex Read more...

Late Bloomers

Posted 4:49pm Sunday 5th August 2012

Late Bloomers chronicles the lives of Mary (Isabella Rossellini) and Adam (William Hurt), who have been married for 30 years. A series of life events and an episode of memory loss prompt retired teacher Mary to undergo a medical exam, which in turn stimulates a lot of contemplation about her Read more...

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