Otago Daily Times: Film

Men for all season

Men for all season

A new film about heartland New Zealand provides a rare insight into the changing shed, writes Tom McKinlay.

Film Review: Woman in gold

Film Review: Woman in gold

Being based on a true story is a bit of double-edged sword for a movie: we all know that truth is stranger than fiction so it often provides the best storylines but it is those little words ''based on'' that are the kicker.

Film Review: Samba

Film Review: Samba

Not to be confused with a dance rooted in African tradition and synonymous with Brazilian culture, Samba is both the name of the lead character and a comment on contemporary European immigration.

Film review: Get Well Soon

Film review: Get Well Soon

Well, the production designer must have been over the moon when handed the script for Get Well Soon.

Film review: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water

First of all, in the interests of fairness: I have never been able to stomach the SpongeBob cartoon.

Fairy tale retold - with actors

Why are children's fairy tales so potent that they are retold over and over, and major studios can shore up their balance sheets by remaking works from decades earlier?

Film review: X + Y

Film review: X + Y

X + Y (Rialto and Metro) is one of those deeply satisfying movies that you can turn over in your mind afterwards and it still stands up. Indeed, the more you think on it, the better it becomes.

Film Review: A little chaos

Film Review: A little chaos

If you love to see actors wig up and play French aristocrats then you will be racing to see A Little Chaos (Metro), which is as rich a costume drama as you could hope for.

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