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The year is TWENTY TWENTYFOUR. And this not so distant future is very dangerous. The world hangs in the balance. Twelve large multinationals form an alliance. In secret they build twelve bunkers to house the fortunate remnant chosen to go underground and escape the destruction of the world. But until we get to the apocalyptic… Read More

Where Spanish people actually speak in Spanish Assassin’s Creed has more than anything else, always been a framework for historical antics. All the future stuffed be damned – people want to lose themselves in the past of a dummy character whose only purpose is so we can play with history and assassin things. If any video… Read More

Many Bothans died to bring you this information Being a small part of A New Hope nobody thought too hard on, Rogue One is a funny thing to make a movie about. It basically exists to serve the purpose of another, larger movie, while sort of acting as a self-sustaining entity on its own. It’s… Read More

“It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream – making a vein attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream sensation.” – Joseph Conrad I dream, a lot, consistently every night – usually three or four times. I happen to remember them too. When you had several dreams… Read More

The Harry Potter kids have come of age now. Those who started as fankids with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, are now solidly in their twenties, and those who got swept into the franchise with the later books, are mature teens. So, it makes sense that the most recent film to… Read More

First screened here during the 2016 NZ International Film Festival, Saburra is a heady concoction of vice, corruption, greed, and bloodshed. Italian director Stefan Sollima lays the sleaze on thick to paint a grimy, synth-infused tale of escalating mob violence on the streets of modern day Rome. The story follows a business proposition to turn… Read More

Arrival takes and old idea and attempts to make it new again in Dennis Villeneuve’s latest thinking man’s blockbuster. The landing of 12 space crafts, looking rather like London’s gherkin skyscraper, at various locations around the world incites widespread panic and fear. Amid the chaos, a linguistics professor is recruited by the American military to… Read More

This film is based on a 2012 novel by the same name written by an Australian author Ms M L Stedman who was born and raised in West Australia and today lives in the UK. It is set in 1918 on an isolated lighthouse located on the southern tip of Western Australia where the Indian… Read More

This is a mystery/thriller type film that frustrated me for about 80% of the film’s 2-hour length as I tried to piece together what definitely was a rather disjointed story. I knew the film was based on a very successful book ‘The Girl on the Train’ written by Paula Hawkins and set in cold bleak England… Read More

The western has always been a genre acutely reflective of the current social climate in America, so it seems fitting that as an election year defined by class divide draws to a close, this late contender for 2016’s best film centres around ideas of poverty, community, and distrust of institutions. Having made a name for… Read More