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Fairfax group film reviewer Graeme Tuckett joins Dan and Kailey for a Dark Horse special — we review one of the best Kiwi films of all time and Dan interviews the stars, Cliff Curtis and James Rolleston. Also, new film with music Begin Again starring Keira Knightly and Mark Ruffalo.

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Nine to Noon podcast iconLast Thursday I managed to stop the car somewhere with four bars on the phone and chat to Lynn Freeman (sitting in for holidaying Kathryn Ryan) about The Dark Horse and a couple of other NZIFF titles on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon.

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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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