Otago Daily Times: Film

Inspired casting enhances thriller

Inspired casting enhances thriller

A homage to 1980s thriller flicks might not sound like the most enlightening cinema proposition, but when it's as accomplished and as entertaining as The Guest, why not?

Commanding performance

Sherlock Holmes may have left it too late to learn that life without connection is a living death, in this beautifully constructed story by writer Mitch Cullin and director Bill Condon.

Jolie's Cambodian memoir for Netflix

Jolie's Cambodian memoir for Netflix

Angelina Jolie is the latest high-profile filmmaker to join the ranks of Netflix Inc , where she will be directing a Cambodian author's war memoir into a feature-length film, the online streaming platform says. 

Gyllenhaal is boxer seeking redemption in 'Southpaw'

Gyllenhaal is boxer seeking redemption in 'Southpaw'

Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the role of a champion boxer who tries to turn his life around after tragedy strikes in Southpaw, a drama the Hollywood actor says is essentially about family.

Blowing in the wind ...

Blowing in the wind ...

For some reason farts are hilarious and any children's author who wants a guaranteed bestseller need only create a farting character.

Fiddling with Flaubert

Whatever possessed sophomore director Sophie Barthes to have a go at a story that doesn't easily lend itself to the screen?

Film review: The Falling

Film review: The Falling

Shortly after some films start, you might engage with yourself in a conversation on the wisdom of dedicating another hour or two to the experience.

Film reviews: Terminator Genisys

Film reviews: Terminator Genisys

One thing 2009's Terminator Salvation made clear was that people did not want to see a Terminator movie that did not have Arnold Schwarzenegger in it.

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