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  • This Giant Papier-Mâché Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy

    This Giant Papier-Mâché Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy

    ★★★

    Thanks to Air NZ for allowing me to watch this NZ low-budget film while flying over the Philippines - everyone seems to be having fun in this nice counterpart to the indie spirit of Tongan Ninja (catchphrase: 'From the people who brought you... Tongan Ninja')

  • National Theatre Live: Amadeus

    National Theatre Live: Amadeus

    ★★★★★

    An absolutely stunning central performance as Salieri by Lucian Msamati. Give that man a gong!

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    Finally after all the waiting, Interstellar is out and it's definitely worth seeing. Is it perfect? No, there are noticeable problems. A reasonably large chunk of the dialogue was undecipherable thanks to McConaughey's close-mouthed drawl and the cacophonous background noise, although that may have been due to the sound mix at the Embassy rather than the film-maker. The long Earth-bound setup drags somewhat and commits the ultimate sin of actually being boring in places - too much explanation is superfluous.…

  • Holy Motors

    Holy Motors

    ★★★★

    If there's one thing that this gripping and truly unhinged epic teaches us, other than the fact that Denis Lavant offers an undeniably fantastic performance, it is that in terms of portability, your Minogue is clearly far more practical than your Mendes. So: plan accordingly.