The 5th Eye

Posted 12:33pm Sunday 7th August 2016

Critic spoke to Errol Wright and Abi King-Jones, directors of The 5th Eye, a film making it’s debut at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Eight years in the making, and finished only three weeks prior to the beginning of the festival, this surprising and informative film tackles the Read more...

Batman: The Killing Joke

Posted 1:31pm Sunday 31st July 2016

The Joker is the antithesis of Batman. While Batman continues to fight and defeat many, many villains throughout the years of DC comics, the one big villain that jumps to mind is the Joker. Comic genius and veteran Alan Moore (also wrote Watchmen, V for Vendetta) wrote The Killing Joke (1988), a one Read more...

Batman: The Killing Joke

Posted 1:06pm Sunday 31st July 2016

Rating: B- (bad for Laura) This animated film adaptation of Alan Moore’s Batman: The Killing Joke accurately depicts the story from the original one shot comic. The first half begins with a prequel (not from the comic) about Barbara Gordon, Batgirl and the daughter of commissioner Gordon. Read more...

Bitch Planet

Posted 12:46pm Sunday 24th July 2016

This deeply feminist graphic novel is set in an alternate reality and somewhat dystopian future where non-compliant women are sent to an off-planet prison (AKA Bitch Planet). The comic follows a diverse group of women from different backgrounds. All of these women are watched and controlled by Read more...

The Legend of Tarzan

Posted 1:05pm Sunday 17th July 2016

Rating: B- It’s been 10 years since Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård), also known as John Clayton III, was discovered by Jane (Margot Robbie) and brought to live in England. George Washington Williams (Samuel Jackson) convinces Tarzan to accept an invitation to the Congo from King Leopold Read more...

Five time sink mobile game apps

Posted 12:43pm Sunday 10th July 2016

Neko Atsume Rating: A- Neko Atsume is an adorable cat collection game. You start off with a small yard, and you are given some fish. You use this to buy goodies, to deck out your garden with cat food and toys. Leave the app open in the background and do something else. Slowly but surely, cats Read more...

Fairies are scaries

Posted 11:09am Sunday 10th July 2016

Fairies (or Faeries) are a massive part of our popular culture. The first image that comes to the minds of most people is of Tinkerbelle, or perhaps the fairy godmother in Cinderella. Fairies are seen as cute, pink, little people who exist to help and serve humans. They’re magical Read more...

The Great Maidenís Blush

Posted 12:25pm Sunday 29th May 2016

Rating: B+ This recent New Zealand film follows two women, Aila (Renee Lyons) and Bunny (Miriama McDowell), as they both embark upon single motherhood. Aila is an isolated older woman, lover of gardens and failed classical pianist. Her desperately wanted newborn daughter needs to have a risky Read more...

Paper Girls

Posted 12:53pm Sunday 22nd May 2016

Opening this graphic novel is an eerie, creepy dream sequence, depicting some kind of angel of death. The protagonist wakes up and we are introduced to Erin, a 12-year-old girl who has just started a job doing the paper round in her neighbourhood. In the early hours of the morning post-Halloween, Read more...

Repo! The Genetic Opera

Posted 12:32pm Sunday 22nd May 2016

Rating: A It’s the year 2056, and the future is super goth. An epidemic of organ failure has caused the deaths of many. A new company, GeneCo, offers organ transplants on a payment plan. Those who make their payments live on and live rich. However, those who miss their payments fall victim Read more...

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