Here Be Dragons – Film Review

Bosnia, 1993. Englishman David Locke (Nathan Sapsford) is stationed in Bosnia. Two months after his arrival, he meets a charming young woman he thinks he could have a future with. That is until his run in with Ivan Novak (Vladimir Gvojic), a sadist who loves his country and wants the English out. He offers David …

Squeal – Film Review

Lost in an undisclosed remote part of Eastern Europe, Samuel is a foreigner in search of his biological father. When he hits a pig with his car, the local pig-farmer's daughter invites him over to her home, where she captures Samuel and makes him her slave. Aik Karapetian's dark fairy tale 'Squeal' is unlike anything …

Millie Lies Low – Film Review

"I just got dumped by my future" Before she can start her new life in New York City as an intern at an architecture firm, Millie (Ana Scotney) has a panic attack (even though she doesn't have those) and has to leave the plane. Back in Wellington without a car, no job, no money, nowhere …

Rogue Agent – Film Review

ROGUE AGENT - Still 8 When successful litigation lawyer Alice Archer (Gemma Arterton - The King's Man) catches car dealer Robert Freegard's eye one evening, her entire life gets turned upside down. From the beginning of their fast paced relationship, Alice senses something's off, as if Robert's hiding things. When she hires a private investigator …

Press Play – Film Review

When the artistic Laura (Clara Rugaard - I Am Mother) meets the love of her life, it seems she's living the dream, but it all comes crashing down when her vinyl-loving boyfriend suddenly dies. Devastated by her loss, she discovers that the mix-tape they made together can transport her back in time, giving her a …

Eternal Spring – Film Review | Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2022

In March 2002, a state TV station in China was hijacked by members of the outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal was to counter the government narrative about their practice. In the aftermath, police raids sweep Changchun City, and comic book illustrator Daxiong, a Falun Gong practitioner, is forced to flee. He arrives in …

Prizefighter – Film Review

Ever since he was a wee lad watching his grandfather Jack Slack (Russell Crowe) pummeling men for money, Jem has wanted to be like him, much to his mother's dismay. Jack loves Jem and wants him to grow up to be an outstanding man, but to have him follow in his footsteps is a bad …

Waterman – Film Review | Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2022

As someone who isn't familiar with the world of surfing, this documentary about five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was a revealing and beyond inspiring viewing that defies time and legacy. Majestically narrated by Jason Momoa, the film takes us on a journey through the many highlights of Duke's professional life. He's …

The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus – Film Review

In the Afghanistan desert, a group of mercenaries out for treasure complete their greatest heist. Seeking refuge from the hunting Taliban in a nearby cave, they are soon joined by retreating US soldiers, and both groups are trapped within by a rocket explosion at the cave’s entrance. The newly joined parties need to work together …

Still Working 9 to 5 – Film Review | Doc Edge Festival 2022

"Everyone was very nervous about the movie, because it had three female leads" - Lily Tomlin In the 1970's, 1/3 of working women were secretaries. The pay was terrible, the bosses could routinely harass and talk down to their employees and there was very little if nothing a woman could do to move up. Eventually, …