Best 20 MOVIES of 2014 as voted by HJW We had some absolute crackers this year. A lot of sequels, remakes, films based on novels, and a few originals. Having gotten free movies all year and being a massive movie fan, I’ve been privileged enough to have seen the vast majority of theatrical released films in […]
Alright, alright, alright. Richard Linklater has directed two films in my top ten. The eternally entertaining (and career making) Dazed and Confused, and the beautiful romance trilogy Before Sunrise, Sunset, Midnight (it’s a series, but I’m gonna refer to it as a single entity for the sake of cleanliness). Because of this, I’ve anticipated the […]
Okay, I just got back from the NZIFF’s Wellington premiere of Housebound. It’s a NZ made microbudget horror-comedy. It’s a scary movie that’s genuinely scary and what’s more, it’s a funny movie that’s genuinely funny. The crowd (while admittedly being an excitable audience) whooped and hollered throughout. I’m talking screams, guffaws, mass intakes of breath, the whole horror film shebang.
I just returned from watching The Dark Horse, a new New Zealand film based on the true story about Genesis Potini, a charismatic chess champion with slight mental instability. Uncle Cliff Curtis plays Genesis (or Gen) and Aptent he’s fucking incredible. He scoffed down a whole bunch of pies in order to gain 60 […]
I rewatched Man on Fire last night and holy Masterclass: shit, I can’t Digs remember it being that good! Denzel and Dakota are charming as all heck and the cutting, sound and music direction work harmoniously together, setting a dramatic and emotional tone – from the getgo. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it […]