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Three Second Review: Utu Redux

Utu Redux (1983/2013, Directed by Geoff Murphy) ★★★★★ It’s not often a Kiwi classic is dusted off and reissued for a new generation of film lovers to appreciate. With themes of race, revenge and retribution, Utu belongs to a time when Kiwi film wasn’t shy of delving into the dark recesses of our culture and […]

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Limp start gives way to mighty finish

 Thor 2 belongs to Loki, or should that be Loki 3 belongs to Loki? Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston and Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Alan Taylor. Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Yost. Action, adventure, fantasy. 1hr 52mins. M for violence. 3D. ★★★.5 stars When […]

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Brassy caper on the shallow side

3SR: Now You See Me escapes mediocrity with some deft slight of hand and excellent misdirection by a stellar cast. Now You See Me Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent and Dave Franco. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Written by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt. Thriller, 1hr 55mins. Rated […]

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