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Part two of a two-part show: John Leigh joins Kailey and Dan to preview a raft of titles at NZIFF and Dan interviews Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’s David Zellner.

Titles reviewed/previewed: We Are the Best!; Hard to Be a God; The Double; 52 Tuesdays; Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter; Enemy; Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?; Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars; Big Men; Jodorowsky’s Dune

 

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First part of a two part show with special guest host NZ actor John Leigh reviewing Jersey Boys (or Joisey Boys) plus news and Michael Caine’s box office report.

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Al Barry has been the conscience of New Zealand documentary-making for over 40 years. In 1973, he sailed to Mururoa with his camera to record the protests over French nuclear testing and in 1979 he formed — along with Rod Prosser and Russell Campbell — the Vanguard Films collective of progressive filmmakers who produced a series of documentaries about the increasing friction between the authoritarian Muldoon government and the labour and nuclear-free protest movements, including Wildcat (following the 1977 timber workers’ strike) and Islands of the Empire (about New Zealand’s dependent military relationship with the United States).

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Kailey is sick this week so Doug Dillaman fills in along with special guest Sarah Watt from the Sunday Star-Times: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Calvary are reviewed and Dan interviews Dan Barrett from Weta Digital about performance captured apes. (Sorry, this one is a bit epic. We need a clock in the studio.

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Nine to Noon podcast iconBy way of a sneak preview of a lot of what I will say on Rancho Notorious tonight, here’s this morning’s film segment from Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon.

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RN 1/4: Introducing Jake

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Doug Dillaman joins Kailey and Dan to do three things — tell us about his feature film Jake which is screening in Auckland at the moment and arrives in Wellington next week; he helps us review the new Transformers: Age of Extinction which may or may not have made it to US$100m in box office on opening weekend; and we chat about the delightful animated French film Ernest and Celestine which finally opens around the country today.

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