Film FestivalsMovie ReviewsAt the Ready – Sundance Review (2021)

JulieGApril 1, 20219 min
IMDb Rating: 6.8 1h 36min | Documentary | Movie Metacritic: 80/100 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89% Fresh (Critics) Director:  Maisie Crow Writers: Stars: Movie Tagline:   IMDb summary: A group of seniors train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents at El Paso’s Horizon High School, near the U.S./Mexico border. PLEASE BE AWARE BEFORE YOU READ ON WE ARE NOT SPOILER-FREE. THANK YOU. AT THE READY SUNDANCE 2021 REVIEW Originally reviewed by Julie for To...

FilmActors on Actors – Our 2021 Favourites

JulieGJanuary 29, 20214 min
Sundance is happening (well, about to officially this weekend) and websites such as Variety are uploading all of their Actors on Actors video clips for everyone to experience. There have been some interesting and entertaining clips this year, and we’ve gathered some of our favourites for you to check out if you haven’t already: Riz Ahmed and Steven Yeun: Tom Holland and Daniel Kaluuya Jared Leto and JDW You can check out every clip right...

FilmFilm FestivalsThe NZIFF 2021 (28 Oct–14 Nov 2021) Announces First Films for 2021 Programme!

JulieGSeptember 5, 20219 min
The New Zealand Film Festival has released an update regarding the first few films that will be part of this year’s programme: Fiona Clark: Unafraid (World Premiere) Photographer Fiona Clark shocked 1970s New Zealand with her documentary images of Auckland’s burgeoning queer scene. The pictures they tried to ban were just the beginning for one of Aotearoa’s photography greats.   Flee Structured around a series of interviews conducted by director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner, Flee blurs the line between...

DocumentaryMovie ReviewsMovie Review – The Painter and the Thief (2020)

JulieGAugust 2, 202180/1006 min
The Painter and the Thief debuted at Sundance 2020. The title is a bit misleading in a way because it sounds like it could be fictional, but it’s not. It’s actually a documentary about a female painter (Barbora Kysilkova) living in Norway. We think she is a “realist” painter. Her paintings look very close to real life. And in some moments, you can’t even tell the difference because they look that good. And she painted...