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  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★★

    "No child left behind"

    What can I even say to describe how much I loved Hunt for the Wilderpeople! Taika Waititi has a real 'knack' for taking on heavy topics, but leaving you feeling light, maybe he should have his own genre named after him...you've outdone yourself!

    I'm going to start with the beautiful scenery that HftW showcased, it was almost like a character in itself. It's no wonder so much of the world thinks NZ is some magical make-believe…

  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★★★½

    Wow...

    What a great job László Nemes and his team did with Son of Saul. A film about the Sonderkommando was never going to be easy, you might think, any film about the Holocaust won't be easy, but the topic Sonderkommando takes it to a whole new level of awful.

    Not only were these men imprisoned like the rest of the camp detainees, but they were the poor souls who were forced to keep people calm as they undressed before…

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  • The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back

    The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back

    ★★½

    While it's not the best made documentary, the topic is an important one.

    Both shocking and unsurprising that this could have been made in 1996, 2006 or even 2016, as little has changed in Australia.

    Would have been interesting to see public reaction to this when it first came out.

    Anyone interested in watching it will find it available for free on multiple websites, including the presenters own website and YouTube.

  • Easter Parade

    Easter Parade

    ★★★★½

    So turns out I had seen this before.

    As soon as I saw Fred Astaire do his number, I thought, this is familiar and then Ann Miller popped up and I thought hmmm this is familiar too, but it wasn't until the scene with Judy Garland walking down the street pulling the fish face that I was 100% sure.

    How I could forget seeing such a fantastic film, I don't know. Garland is an absolute hoot! She's got such a…

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  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave

    ★★★★★

    It took me weeks to build myself up to watch this. I knew that it was going to give me the feels, but I knew it would be amazing, I just couldn't bring myself to watch it.

    I finally did two weekends ago. I've recently been studying slavery and I thought at the end of reading about it for 5 hours, that I would be sufficiently ready for it, that my skin would have gotten a bit thicker to take…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    "There's been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Dark side, and the Light."

    First of all, there's no spoilers in here whatsoever!

    After my first watch of Episode 7, I must say I am over the moon with what J.J. Abrams has done with the franchise! It was fresh, fun, action packed and there was just the right amount of old and new put together!

    Fucking brilliant! I can't wait to see it again and write a fuller review…