Cinema

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When we meet Texan man’s man Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) at the beginning of Dallas Buyers Club he is a mess – a shocking, disreputable, selfish combination of drunk, thief, womaniser and gambler. He doesn’t look so hot either. Soon after that, during a routine hospital check – routine for Ron is the equivalent of …

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Nine to Noon – back from the summer break

by Dan on January 30, 2014

in Audio and Cinema

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Kathryn Ryan and the team at Nine to Noon started back earlier this week after the long summer break. This week, I spoke breathlessly about the big summer movies including Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle — and also took a moment to talk up The Pa Boys which opens on Waitangi …

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Cinematica 5/14: Kailey’s Last Show

by Dan on January 29, 2014

in Audio and Cinema

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We do the American Hustle with David O. Russell and his cast of Oscar-nominees, take a trip to Burma with The Railway Man, ask whether it’s true that there’s no fool like an old fool in Last Vegas and say goodbye to Kailey after two and a half years. Check out this episode

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Cinematica 5/13: Family Matters

by Dan on January 22, 2014

in Audio and Cinema

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Simon is still on holiday so Kailey and Dan review Bruce Dern’s Cannes-winning performance in Nebraska and Justin Bieber’s Believe then special guest Blair Collie helps fact check Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Check out this episode

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Simon is on holiday so Dan and Kailey talk about 47 Ronin, The Book Thief and — yes — the Golden Globes, even though we swore we never would. Check out this episode

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It’s one of those rare sunny Saturday afternoons in Wellington and I have work to do. But I’m not going to do that work because it doesn’t look like much fun and — for once — writing tiny film reviews seems like the better option. Leanne Pooley made New Zealand’s most successful documentary ever in 2009 …

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