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  • The Rider

    The Rider

    ★★★★

    NZIFF 2018
    #15 of 15

    A quietly sorrowful film, anchored by a poignant lead performance. Simple but effective!

  • Juliet, Naked

    Juliet, Naked

    ★★★★★

    NZIFF 2018
    #14 of 15

    Objectively, this film is really four stars at best; an overly sweet little rom-com. But fuck it, I had a great time!

    The rom-com genre is one which, from what I’ve seen, feels like it is 95% populated with trash. But every now and then I come across one that is genuinely charming and pure feel-good. This is a breezy, witty, occassionally cheesy film.

    The charm and comedic sensibilities of the three leads are absolutely…

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    [This review was removed in accordance with the first two rules of Fight Club]

  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    Here I present a list of reasons nobody should ever watch Happy Death Day...ever.

    1. The premise is Groundhog Day meets Scream. Which sounds awesome but is totally and utterly squandered here.
    2. This film fails to comprehend why either Groundhog Day or Scream were so much fun in the first place.
    3. This is the most obnoxious use of the Groundhog Day formula I've come across yet.
    4. All of the red hearings are laid out in the most…