Trash

Trash has been shallowly pitched as Rio’s equivalent to Slumdog Millionaire. Sure, the favelas provide an equally vivid, energetic setting as the slums of Mumbai, but Stephen Daldry’s...

What We Do in the Shadows

The premise of this film is more than a little zany — a mockumentary about four vampires in a Wellington flat share. It’d be a lot more zany if it wasn’t tempered by the perfect execution of...

Cult Column

Films about The Troubles in Northern Ireland (NI) are tricky, it’s still a hugely inflammable subject; inextricably tied in with religion and politics which are already inflammatory subjects in any...

‘71

This film is terse, it hits you like a rubber bullet to the temple. It is a particularly thrilling watch largely because it is set in an urban conflict zone with a bona fide recent historical...

I, Origins

I, origins is laboriously profound for a film with a pun for a title — this profundity mainly being communicated through lengthy close ups of various eyes.