Otago Daily Times: Film

Film review: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Film review: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Unless you are well-versed in the movers and shakers behind the scenes in Hollywood, the name Shep Gordon is not likely to mean much.

Film review: The Second Best Marigold Hotel

Film review: The Second Best Marigold Hotel

Fans of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will not be disappointed by the sequel.

Polanski testifies in extradition hearing

Polanski testifies in extradition hearing

Filmmaker Roman Polanski testified at a hearing in Poland regarding a U.S. request for his extradition over a 1977 child sex crime conviction, though the court said it needed more time to make a decision.

Film Review: Selma

The remarkable thing about Selma, apart from assured directing, stylistic interludes and captivating dialogue, is that four British actors are pivotal in breathing life into this story.

Film Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Film Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Sometimes a movie arrives that is already a cultural phenomenon. You know it is going to be a monster and, as a critic, you would rather keep your distance. Fifty Shades of Grey (Readings and Rialto) is such a film.

'Fifty Shades' - a laughable movie with a heart of gold

'Fifty Shades' - a laughable movie with a heart of gold

"Fifty Shades of Grey" is a laughable movie based on a cringeworthy novel that will nevertheless make pots of money and has at its core a heart of gold: actress Dakota Johnson.

Film Review: The Theory of Everything

When I first heard that they had made a film about Stephen Hawking my first reaction was that I could skip it as I had already seen Benedict Cumberbatch nail Hawking in a 2004 BBC television movie.

Film Review: Wild

There's nothing remarkable about basing a film on a personal memoir, but the story-telling here and two stunning performances lift it above the pack.

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