Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep20

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

It’s the end of the line for chubby troubled Maori teen Ricky (Julian Dennison), who has been dragged to a ramshackle farm right out in the New Zealand bush by grimly determined social worker Paula (Rachel House).

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Housebound (15) | Home Ents Review
Jul19

Housebound (15) | Home Ents Review

Dir. Gerard Johnstone, New Zealand, 2014, 107 mins Cast: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru One of the best comedies of the year is also a rather effective Kiwi-inflected gothic horror piece, boasting masterclass performances in deadpan humour and writing that is pitch perfect at all times. Kylie (O’Reilly) thinks she’s hardcore: she gets her kicks out of ram-raiding cash machines. Caught and in court after one such...

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