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  • The Wild Goose Lake

    The Wild Goose Lake

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    NZIFF 2019 #5
    I had no idea what was happening but in this movie’s defence I was asleep for most of it.

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

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    NZIFF 2019 #4

    Definitely got mixed feelings about this one. It's an incredibly bold and brave film. It's a raging take-down of the violence of colonialism and a shocking exposΓ© of the racism, misogyny and exploitative cycles that all colonial nations are built on. But I would also be lying if I said the movie isn't too long and occasionally feels a little flat and superfluous.

    The Nightingale is shockingly violent and intense. The violence depicted here isn't stylised or…

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  • Good Morning

    Good Morning

    Why in hell isn't Satoshi Kon generally thought of in the same way as Miyazaki and Takahata?

  • Mother

    Mother

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    South Korea, how are you so good? Literally no country on Earth does twisty, smart and socially-minded thrillers like you.

    Kim Hye-ja's performance has to be one of the best ever.